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Schools tout work-based learning program

Effingham County School Superintendent Randy Shearouse, right, congratulates Vivian Lawson and Becky Truluck during the Effingham Sunrise Rotary meeting on Tuesday morning. Lawson and Truluck presented the members with a presentation on the benefits and successes of the "Work-based Learning Program" in Effingham County.

October 21, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Lions make a roar for Red Cross

October 17, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Learning about Work-based Learning

Vivian Lawson, coordinator at Effingham County High School, and Becky Truluck, coordinator at South Effingham High School, discussed the Effingham County school system's work-based learning program with the Effingham County Rotary Club.

October 17, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Binder completes Air Force basic training

Air Force Airman Marc E. Binder has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

October 14, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Lovett joins Rotary

Club President Karen Tanksley inducts Ramona Lovett, principal of Ebenezer Middle School, into the Effingham County Rotary Club, as Dr. Mark Winters, her Rotary sponsor, joins Tanksley in welcoming Lovett.

October 14, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Women take center stage

On Saturday, Effingham Women in Business hosted a Women's Expo. Businesses represented at the event were Teach Right, Effingham Hospital, New York Life, Magnolia, Premier Designs Jewelry, Liberty National, Joann's Florist, Sheila's Cakes, Ever After, Mary Kay and Fireflies.

October 14, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | Around Town


Local author signs book

Kay Mixson Jenkins had a book signing at the Chamber of Commerce in Springfield Monday.

October 10, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | Around Town


Gearing for a big finish

The Effingham County United Way is driving to a goal of $250,000 in its annual campaign.

October 10, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Around Town


Tyson speaks to Lions Club

October 10, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Rotary takes swim with the Dolphin Project

Captain Roy and Peach Hubbard are master coastal naturalists who spoke to Effingham County Rotary Club about The Dolphin Project.

October 07, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Revelle completes Air Force basic training

Air Force Airman Ashley C. Revelle has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

October 03, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Hospital CEO speaks to Rotary

Effingham Sunrise Rotary member Joe Tallent thanks his boss, Effingham Hosptial Chief Executive Officer Norma Jean Morgan, for her presentation on the successes, challenges and changes of the hospital that affect patient care at the facility. Effingham Hospital was recognized as being the 2007 Hospital of the Year according to HomeTown Health, LLC for Rural Hospitals.

October 03, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Buckmasters take aim at Down syndrome

The 5th Annual Effingham Buckmasters One Shot Chapter Banquet will be held Oct. 9 at The Mill Creek Banquet Hall in Rincon. The event begins at 5:30 p.m. with dinner at 7:30 p.m.

October 03, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | Around Town


Rotary’s newest member

Scott Hinson was inducted into membership of the Effingham Sunrise Rotary at the club's Aug. 26 meeting. President Bonnie Dixon conducted the ceremony. Ace Herring and Billy Dasher sponsored Hinson's membership.

September 30, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Mars lands at Rotary

Butch Kieffer and Gussie Nease shared with the Effingham Rotary Sunrise Club, their passion for the Springfield Revitalization Corporation project to restore the Mars Theatre in downtown Springfield. Work has begun but community involvement will be required to bring the historic building back to its past glory. The vision goes beyond restoration to providing a venue for cultural entertainment for Effingham County.

September 26, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


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Simmons to lead Ga. Air Guard

Brig. Gen. Jesse T. Simmons Jr., a longtime Effingham County resident, has assumed command of the Georgia Air National Guard.

March 10, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Effingham Fire honors staff, volunteers in awards ceremony

Effingham Fire and Rescue recognized the accomplishments of staff, volunteers and family members in the inaugural awards and accolades banquet held Feb. 21 at the Effingham College and Career Academy, including meritorious service awards for life-saving instances.

March 10, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Roberts completes basic training

U.S. Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Drew M. Roberts graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas.

March 10, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Byrd graduates from basic training

U.S. Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Mandi N. Byrd graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas.

March 10, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Rincon PD taking applications for Citizens Police Academy

The Rincon Police Department is accepting applications for its Citizens Police Academy. The CPA will begin April 14 and is a 10-week program.

March 03, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Embracing through the bond of Kisses for Catie 5K

A common bond connects three women who teach on the same wing at Marlow Elementary School. They each have experienced one of their own children battling cancer.

March 03, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Soccer community comes together for SEMS cancer patient

Ethan Ferguson just wanted to play one soccer game for his school this spring.

March 03, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Scotts named one of America’s ‘coolest black families’

An Effingham County family has been featured in a national magazine as a "coolest black family in America."

March 03, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Chamber sets table for annual Taste of Effingham

The Effingham Chamber's fifth annual Taste of Effingham is scheduled for March 5 from 5-7 p.m. Chamber Director Rick Lott said that as of Feb. 18, 18 booths signed up to provide food and beverage to the audience at the Effingham County Recreation and Parks gymnasium on Highway 119 in Springfield.

February 24, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Colton graduates from basic training

Air Force Airman Christopher L. Colton graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas.

February 24, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Baeten completes Eagle Scout project

Trevor Baeten has finished his Eagle Scout project of building and installing new picnic tables at the Effingham County Methodist Campground and at Springfield United Methodist Church.

February 18, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Groups see need for transitional housing

Two organizations dedicated to housing initiatives are hoping to help establish more places for lower-income families to live in Effingham County.

February 17, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Kennedy graduates from basic training

Air Force Airman Bobby X. Kennedy graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas.

February 17, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Rincon recognizes Officer of the Year

Donald Wood has been honored as the Rincon Police Department's 2014 Officer of the Year.

February 10, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


HES honors Mars’ preservation

Some of the Historic Effingham Society's current members were around when the Mars Theatre closed its doors in 1957.

February 10, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


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