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Bart joins Smith Barney as financial advisor

Smith Barney announced that Barbara Bart has joined the firm as a financial advisor. Dr. Bart will be located in the Savannah office reporting to Samuel Hershberger, branch office manager.

January 29, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Bennett completes economic development course

The board of the Georgia Academy for Economic Development announces Ronald "Brett" Bennett, city manager of Springfield, is a graduate from the 2007 Region 12 Multi-Day Training Program. A graduation ceremony was held on Nov. 1.

January 26, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Pizzino receives Webb scholarship

It's quite a balancing act for Mary Pizzino.

January 26, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Around Town


MLK Day events set

South Effingham High School student Christopher Stephan Housey was the first place winner in the theme entries for the 2008 Martin Luther King Jr. Day observance.

January 24, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Evermore Farm IEA team has a strong first competition

CANTON - Fourteen riders from the Evermore Farm Interscholastic Equestrian team competed in their first Interscholastic Equestrian Association horse show hosted by St. Francis High School and held at Sonora Farm in Canton.

January 24, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Meldrim group lends a few helping hands

During its first full year, the Meldrim Community Service Program provided 1,603 hours to help seniors and disabled members of the community, according to Stephen Newsome, president of the Meldrim Civic Club.

January 24, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | Around Town


Hynes to take part in Army All-American Bowl

Sgt. Lucas Hynes of the Georgia Army National Guard has been selected as a soldier-hero to attend the Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio, Texas.

January 19, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Morse earns Eagle Scout honor

Adam Kristopher Morse had his Eagle Scout court of Honor Ceremony at the Mary K. Warnell Center on Dec. 17, 2006. The eagle from Georgia Southern University was there to help celebrate.

January 17, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Early Start awards start-up child care provider grants

SAVANNAH - Gail Phillips of Effingham County won a group start-up grant for $4,500 from Early Start Child Care Resource and Referral as a winner of a 2007 Quality Improvement mini-grant.

January 17, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Arden joins Rotary

Kelli Arden was pinned by her life-long friend Bonnie Dixon during the Sunrise Rotary Club's weekly meeting.

January 10, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Gibson a certified evidence specialist

Sheriff Jimmy McDuffie has announced that evidence custodian William Gibson has achieved the designation of certified property and evidence specialist (CPES) awarded by the International Association for Property and Evidence, Inc.

January 08, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Guyton Tour of Homes photo gallery

January 08, 2008 | Photos by Patrick Donahue Editor | Around Town


Sheriff speaks to Sunrise Rotary

Sheriff Jimmy McDuffie discussed the necessity of the "Move Over Law" in Effingham County. He also explained the taser safety and operational training that officers go through prior to being issued this highly effective weapon.

January 08, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Sunrise Rotary pins new members

Two new members of Effingham Sunrise Rotary were pinned last week. The first was Dr. James Cornwell who was pinned by Jerry Freyermuth. Then Rev. David Grandgeorge was pinned by Julia Cochran.

January 05, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Rotary Governor visits

Dick Hyer, district governor for Rotary District 6920, recently visited with members and guests at the Rotary Club of Effingham County meeting. Hyer updated members on Rotary's international progress in eradicating polio and District 6920's participation in the Medical Equipment Transport Service, which collects unused and functional medical supplies and medical equipment to put into use worldwide. Hyer also shared that the Georgia Rotary student program has 71 students this year from around the world to study at colleges in Georgia as part of Rotary's efforts to promote understanding of differing cultures and lifestyles.

January 03, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


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Chamber taking nominations for Leadership Effingham class

The Effingham Chamber of Commerce is kicking off the new year for the Leadership Effingham program.

July 02, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Summer’s End benefit 5K for Treutlen House set for Aug. 16

The second annual Summer's End 5K Trail Run to benefit the Treutlen House at New Ebenezer is set for Aug. 16.

July 02, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Freedom Rings in Rincon

The community got a head start on Independence Day with the two-day Freedom Rings celebration at Freedom Park in Rincon.

June 30, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


How do you get to Carnegie Hall? Two locals know how

Effingham County's Anna Kessler and Chandler Pate sang at Carnegie Hall in New York City as part of the Choirs of America's C3 Choral Convergence Concert and Rising Star Showcase on June 21.

June 30, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Barrow named a 2014 preservation hero

The Library of American Landscape History has named Craig Barrow III as its 2014 preservation hero.

June 30, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Crowds salute veterans during Freedom Rings Parade

Crowds lined Columbia Avenue on a warm Saturday morning as the city of Rincon's annual Freedom Rings Parade made its way down the thoroughfare. The special guests of honor this year were local veterans of World War II.

June 30, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Collins graduates from basic training

Air Force Airman Tyrell K. Collins graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas.

June 30, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Fundraiser set for mother hurt in crash that killed son

Amber Gorlesky was speechless when she got the news that her friend Adrianna Flowers had been in a terrible car crash.

June 26, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


The buddy system

To say 10-year-old Kristen Fears has been looking forward to Camp Buddy would be an understatement.

June 26, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Call of duty

It has been a long time since the men lined up Monday afternoon at the Macomber Park building marched in a parade. Saturday morning, several of Effingham County's last living veterans of World War II will be assembled and part of the procession for Rincon's annual Freedom Rings parade - but they likely will have a perch on a car to greet the crowds expected to gather.

June 26, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


American Legion post to host WWII vets breakfast

The American Legion Effingham Post 209 is hosting a "Salute to Our World War II Veterans" breakfast June 28 at 8 a.m. at Frank & Linda's Restaurant at 5926 Highway 21 in Rincon.

June 19, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


A global village of voices

Bishop Moses Ssemanda smiled and issued a declaration prior to the Imani Milele Children's Choir's performance Tuesday night at Guyton Christian Church.

June 19, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Volunteers pitch in at Habitat’s veterans build

Habitat for Humanity of Effingham County volunteers built and raised walls to help a military veteran and her family with decent, affordable housing.

June 16, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Rincon gearing up for Freedom Rings

The city of Rincon has at least five World War II veterans identified to honor in the annual Freedom Rings parade.

June 16, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


SCMPD offering boater education class prior to new law taking effect

SAVANNAH - The Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department along with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources will conduct a boating safety course June 21 at the SCMPD training facility located on the second floor of Savannah Mall next to Dillards.

June 16, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


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