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Baking up a storm

Chamber members gathered together last Thursday to bake loaves of raisin bread that would be taken to state officials Monday during Effingham Day at the Capitol.

January 26, 2009 | Sandi Van Orden | Around Town


A thanks for support

State Sen. Jack Hill (R-Reidsville) receives a check from Effingham Hospital and Care Center CEO Norma Jean Morgan.

January 26, 2009 | Staff Report | Around Town


A prayer shawl of many colors

January 26, 2009 | Staff Report | Around Town


Two Rincon troopers were a part of inauguration detail

Fifty members of the Georgia State Patrol served as part of the largest security detail for a presidential inauguration in the nation's history, including two from Rincon's Post 42.

January 26, 2009 | Staff Report | Around Town


UWCE receives a 4-star rating

United Way of the Coastal Empire is proud to announce that for the first time they have been awarded a Four-Star rating by Charity Navigator, America's largest independent evaluator of charitable organizations.

January 22, 2009 | Staff Report | Around Town


Bevill’s turn at Rotary

Effingham Sunrise Rotary heard a presentation from Janice Bevill, Effingham County Chief Tax Assessor, about changes to the county value assessments, CUVA and homestead exemptions for 2009. Bevill took several questions about how those calculations are made and the affect on taxes. She is a valued member of the Sunrise Rotary Club.

January 22, 2009 | Staff Report | Around Town


Sehl deploying for Iraq mission

Army National Guard Staff Sgt. Daniel T. Sehl has been mobilized and activated for deployment overseas to a forward operating base in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

January 19, 2009 | Staff Report | Around Town


FETC visits Rotary

Rotarian Lane Robertson shares a light moment with Bonnie Rachael at the weekly meeting of The Rotary Club of Effingham County.

January 19, 2009 | Staff Report | Around Town


State Supreme Court appoints Bartos as a state bar mentor

Rincon attorney Ramona Murphy Bartos of the Bartos Law Firm, LLC, has been recently appointed by the Supreme Court of Georgia as a mentor in the Transition to Law Practice Program of the State Bar of Georgia.

January 19, 2009 | Staff Report | Around Town


Dunham to deliver keynote speech at MLK Jr. breakfast

Radio talk show host and president of the A. Phillip Randolph Institute, Savannah chapter, Chester Dunham will be the keynote speaker at the annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day observance breakfast Monday. The breakfast will begin at 7:30 a.m. at the Effingham County Administrative Complex.

January 15, 2009 | Staff Report | Around Town


Wheels turn at Rotary

Don Adams, of Kelly Group Travel Specialists, took the Rotary Club of Effingham County on a visual tour of the country. Kelly has buses that accommodate large and small groups all over the country. Kelly's 2009 catalog of tours offers many options or your group can have them customize a tour.

January 15, 2009 | Staff Report | Around Town


Lions welcome Allen to pride

January 12, 2009 | Staff Report | Around Town


Wells’ first star makes history in Georgia Guard

FORT MCPHERSON - Georgia Army National Guard Brig. Gen. Joseph M. Wells made history on Saturday when he became the state's first African-American general officer during a promotion ceremony held at Fort McPherson.

January 12, 2009 | Staff Report | Around Town


Effingham Chorale forming soon

Residents of Effingham, Chatham and Screven counties are encouraged to head to the first rehearsal Feb. 3 from 7-9 p.m. in the Springfield United Methodist Church sanctuary. Auditions are not required, but people who can read music or who are willing to learn are sought. All people high school age or above are welcome.

January 12, 2009 | Staff Report | Around Town


Parks graduates from basic training

Air Force Airman Robert W. Parks has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

January 12, 2009 | Staff Report | Around Town


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Rincon PD officers show their support for slain NYPD officer

On Dec. 26, the Rincon Police Department sent two representatives to New York to participate in the funeral ceremony for the fallen New York Police Department Officer Rafael Ramos. Rincon Police Cpl. Devlin Crosby and Detective Don Wood arrived in New York to attend the funeral for Officer Ramos held Saturday

December 30, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Wingmen ride to animal shelter's aid

The Effingham County Wingmen motorcycle club recently donated about $600 worth of dog food and kitty litter to the Effingham County Animal Shelter.

December 30, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Exchange Club thanks Empty Stocking Fund donors

The Exchange Club of Effingham County is taking donations for its annual Empty Stocking Fund.

December 23, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Red Cross to hold blood drive

The American Red Cross will have a community blood drive Dec. 30 from 1-7 p.m. in the Goshen United Methodist Church social hall.

December 23, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Golf cart parade lights up Lost Plantation

The Lost Plantation community celebrated the season Saturday night with its annual parade of decorated and lighted golf carts.

December 23, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Springfield Garden Club honors Christmas decoration winners

The Springfield Garden Club recognized the homes, businesses and churches that were decked out the best for the holidays.

December 23, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Holiday tunes from orchestra, cookies delight a large crowd

A festive holiday mood, the sound of holiday music, the aroma of homemade cookies, and hundreds of people filled the Effingham County Recreation and Parks Department gymnasium Dec. 7 at Effingham Community Orchestra's eighth annual holiday concert and homemade cookie sale.

December 23, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Turning back the clock on Christmas

The Living History Site gave a glimpse of an old-time Christmas on Saturday. Olde Effingham Christmas was held in conjunction with extended shopping hours by Springfield merchants, a sausage and grits supper at Springfield City Hall and a performance by the DePue Brothers Band at the Mars Theatre.

December 17, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Fundraiser for Kessler family

Farmers Furniture in Rincon hosted a fundraiser for the Kessler family.

December 17, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


United Way keeps pushing campaign total to new heights

Even after United Way of Effingham County surpassed its 2014 fundraising campaign goal last month, contributions continued to come in.

December 17, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


United Way prize giveaways continue

In each week of its 2014 fundraising campaign, the United Way of Effingham County drew for a prize valued $500-$1,000. Anyone who attended a United Way campaign presentation was eligible to win.

December 17, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Exchange Club taking Empty Stocking Fund donations

Close your eyes… imagine you're a single mom, or dad, with three small children, two have special needs. Christmas is here and there is no possible way to make this season any different from the day-to-day existence that is their lives. You want so much to make Christmas special for the children, maybe a small toy, new socks, a warm jacket or simply a meal to fill their tummies. The medicine they need but no money to buy it, or a pair of shoes to keep their little feet warm and dry.

December 16, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Revealing a bit of history

Long before becoming the site of the Effingham County Sheriff's Office and Jail, a tract of land at Highway 21 and First Street in Springfield was home to a Confederate convalescent camp during the Civil War.

December 09, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Ebenezer Crossing purchase made official

The city of Springfield and several other agencies and entities have finalized an agreement to protect a historically-significant and environmentally-fragile area.

December 09, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Guyton celebrates the season with Christmas parade

Guyton enjoyed a holiday tradition with its annual Christmas parade on Saturday.

December 09, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


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