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Duran completes basic

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

August 08, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Lee receives scholarship

Christopher W. Lee has received an in-college scholarship award for three and half years at Valdosta State University.

August 08, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


The ties that bind

August 05, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Around Town


Local student throws first pitch

Maggie Helmly, an upcoming second grader at Blandford Elementary, got to throw out the first pitch at the Savannah Sand Gnats game on June 29.

August 01, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Robinson completes basic training

Army National Guard Pvt. Whitney L. Robinson has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.

August 01, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Morgan earns Eagle Scout rank

Troop 165 held an Eagle Scout Court of Honor for Richard Wade Morgan at the Rincon Lions Club on May 24.

August 01, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Sons of Confederate Veterans, FBC Rincon capture top spots

The Sons of Confederate Veterans, Camp Davis, won first place in the Rincon Fourth of July Parade on Friday.

July 29, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Turning the Mighty 8th ‘Black ’n Blue’

July 22, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Around Town


Manna House expanding

Recently the Board of Representatives of Manna House voted to build a larger receiving and storage area adjacent to their main building.

July 19, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Deas earns state medal

Georgia Army National Guardsman Sgt. Ricky L. Deas of Bloomingdale, section chief, Battery B, 1/214 Field Artillery Battalion, was recently awarded the Georgia Commendation Medal at ceremonies at the Thomson-based unit.

July 17, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Stoner spreads the Chamber word at Rotary

Effingham County Chamber of Commerce Director Ken Stoner discusses some of the new marketing ideas and the results of the Chamber membership survey.

July 17, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Community shows support for Jacob Harper

Community members attended a fundraiser to support Jacob Harper on Saturday.

July 15, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | Around Town


Changes afoot for 165th command group

After serving his country for more than three and a half decades, Col. Charles S. McMillan is retiring from the Georgia Air National Guard. His retirement ends a storied career that began in 1970 when he joined the Marine Corps Reserves.

July 15, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Eaddy takes reins of 165th Logistics Readiness Squadron

Lt. Col. D. Lawrence Eaddy has been selected to serve as the new commander of the 165th Logistics Readiness Squadron, an element of the 165th Airlift Wing.

July 15, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Helping hands at Manna House

Rincon United Methodist recently sent a group of students from Ashberry College to Manna House to give their assistance to the ministry. Each student worked hard and much was accomplished.

July 15, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


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Gearing up for Relay for Life

Speaking recently at a local church about Effingham County's upcoming Relay for Life, Denese Parker asked everyone in the audience to stand if they know a friend who has cancer.

March 31, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


All winners at Special Olympics

Students from every elementary, middle and high school in Effingham County participated in the Special Olympics Friday at South Effingham High School.

March 24, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


NAACP to host town hall on police, community relations

An Effingham County town hall on police and community relations will be held at the Effingham County Board of Education auditorium April 23 at 6:30 p.m.

March 24, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


For Family Promise, it’s make your bed — and race in it

When Family Promise of Effingham held its inaugural bed race fundraiser last spring, Ashley Moore had not yet come on board as the organization's executive director.

March 24, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Young Farmers auction raises a crop of money

The Effingham County Young Farmers held their annual Lloyd Arnsdorff Auction on Thursday at Effingham County High School, with more than 90 items up for live auction and more in a silent auction. The event raised $12,800, which will be used to provide scholarships for students at ECHS and South Effingham High School.

March 24, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Singleton graduates from basic training

Army Pvt. Pyresha Singleton has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C.

March 24, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


A big hand from United Way

The United Way of Effingham County served an average of nearly 5,200 people per month in 2014, according to its annual report released last week.

March 17, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


A caring clerk of courts office

The Effingham County Clerk of Courts Department was recognized for having the highest increase in participation over the previous year in the United Way's 2014 fundraising campaign in Effingham.

March 17, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


3rd ID welcomed to Capitol

The General Assembly observed 3rd Infantry Division Day at the state Capitol.

March 17, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Mickey completes basic training

Army Pfc. Chassity Mickey has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C.

March 17, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Community cleanup set for March 21

The Effingham County Sanitation Department, in partnership with Republic Waste and South Effingham JROTC volunteers, is preparing to descend on debris, collect clutter and scavenge for scrap in an effort to keep Effingham beautiful and keep litter out of the waterways. Keeping the stormwater system clean is paramount to a healthy and vibrant community.

March 12, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Giving them a Taste

The fifth annual Effingham Chamber of Commerce Taste of Effingham was held Thursday at the Effingham County Recreation and Parks gym in Springfield, and another big crowd turned out to sample the wares of local restaurants and caterers.

March 10, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


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


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