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Fields earns 2009 Webb Scholarship

Shamika Fields of Clyo was awarded the Webb Scholarship in a ceremony at Effingham Hospital on Jan. 2.

January 08, 2009 | Staff Report | Around Town


Jackson completes master’s

Effingham County Health Department Environmental Health Specialist II Tiffany Maeno Jackson recently earned her master's degree in public health with a concentration in environmental health sciences. Jackson received her degree from the Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health at Georgia Southern University.

January 08, 2009 | Staff Report | Around Town


Donors fill Empty Stocking Fund

The Effingham Exchange Club's Empty Stocking Fund was able to help many needy families with Christmas after a late push from donors.

January 05, 2009 | Staff Report | Around Town


Masons pitch in for Treutlen House

Freemasons from 13 Masonic lodges in Georgia and South Carolina united Dec. 31 to present the Treutlen House with an $11,318 donation.

January 05, 2009 | Staff Report | Around Town


Moore completes basic training

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

January 02, 2009 | Staff Report | Around Town


Crawley speaks to Rotary

Effingham Sunrise Rotary President Bonnie Dixon presents Effingham County Administrator David Crawley with a commemorative pen. Crawley presented to the group on the status for several projects of the county such as Old Augusta Road, Deloach Parkway, and the Old Courthouse.

January 02, 2009 | Staff Report | Around Town


Rotary introduced to trauma survivors group

Paula Solomon speaks to The Rotary Club of Effingham County about a free sexual trauma survivors support group.

January 02, 2009 | Staff Report | Around Town


Guyton Tour of Homes photo album

The annual Guyton Tour of Homes was held Tuesday.

January 02, 2009 | Angela Mensing | Around Town


Treutlen House edges closer to goal

Treutlen House Director Susan Gattman and board Chairman Mose Mock accept a generous donation of $500 from Macedonia Baptist Church in Guyton presented by Pastor Delmons White.

December 31, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Learning about Alzheimer’s

Effingham Sunrise President Bonnie Dixon presents Alzheimer's Association Program Director Jenny House with a commemorative pen. House spoke to the club describing the affects that Alzheimer's has on the patient and their caregivers. For more information about the Alzheimer's Association, call House at (912) 920-2231 ext. 3331 or visit their Web site at www.alz.org/georgia. Anyone interested in becoming a member or Effingham Sunrise Rotary can contact Lonnie Pate at (888) 395-0440 for more information.

December 29, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Girl Scouts contribute to community

December 29, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


In a giving mood

Effingham County commissioners continued their annual tradition of serving a holiday lunch to county employees recently.

December 29, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Around Town


The annual Guyton Tour of Homes

The 30th Annual Tour of Homes in historic Guyton takes place on Tuesday, featuring home and church tours, trolley rides, music and food. Advance tickets to tour the homes can be purchased at Gregory's Floral Designs and Gift Shoppe and at Reiser and Reiser CPA in Guyton.

December 26, 2008 | Angela Mensing | Around Town


Spencer joins Rotary

December 26, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Sikes completes basic training

Air Force Airman Devin B. Sikes has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

December 26, 2008 | 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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