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Starting off with a bang

A huge crowd turned out Friday night for Rincon's annual Freedom Rings, which this year included fireworks after the laser show. The fireworks display was provided by Brent Fisher of Falcon Fireworks in Effingham County.

June 30, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


A celebration 25 years in the making

It was the silver anniversary for the United Way in Effingham County - but for its staff and others, it's the beginning of a golden future.

June 30, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Venturing Crew honored with Discovery Awards

Four members of Venturing Crew 369 were awarded their Venturing Discovery Award at their bi-annual awards and recognition court of honor at St. John's Lutheran Church in Rincon. St. John's Lutheran Church is the charter organization that hosts Venturing Crew 369, which was founded two years ago.

June 30, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


At long last, a welcome home

FORT STEWART-

June 23, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Georgia-Pacific grant helps ECSO put two new K9s on the street

The two newest members of the Effingham County Sheriff's Office are getting ready to hit the streets later this summer.

June 23, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


City ready to light up the night for Freedom Rings

The city of Rincon is making preparations for what has become its annual laser light show - and its first fireworks show.

June 23, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Backpack Buddies a winner

Effingham County's Backpack Buddies program will receive a $25,000 grant from State Farm Neighborhood Assist, following voting on social media.

June 17, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Gomez takes over command of 165th

Col. Rainer "Speedy" Gomez assumed command of the Georgia Air National Guard's 165th Airlift Wing on Saturday.

June 16, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Legion Auxiliary commended for work with VA hospital

It was more than just swearing in new officers for the American Legion Post 209 Auxiliary to celebrate Thursday night.

June 16, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Fort Stewart to host welcome home ceremony for Vietnam veterans

Vietnam War veterans of all services will receive something most did not get some 50 years ago when they returned from comba t-a welcome home ceremony - June 19 at Fort Stewart's Cottrell Field.

June 16, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Chamber’s top honor bestowed on longtime community champion

A lifelong champion of Effingham County now has the award that bears the name of the one of the county's most notable forefathers.

June 09, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Rahn completes training at CVIOG

Swaid Rahn of the Effingham Industrial Development Authority recently completed development authority training provided by the University of Georgia's Carl Vinson Institute of Government for local leaders who have been appointed or reappointed to an authority.

June 09, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Clyo OES Youth Chapter named chapter of the year

Clyo Youth Chapter No. 375 was presented the prestigious chapter of the year award at the 39th Grand Youth Session Order of the Eastern Star, held April 24-25 in Forsyth. Clyo Youth Chapter No. 375 was recognized for an outstanding job at community service projects, workshops, current trends and issues for youth, networking with other youth chapters and supporting District events.

June 09, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Henry among graduating class of Leadership Southeast Georgia

After five months of training, Leadership Southeast Georgia announces the 2015 graduating class. Leadership Southeast Georgia is a regional program to equip and empower community leaders to effectively work promoting positive growth while improving the quality of life in the Southeast Georgia Coastal Region.

June 09, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Camp Buddy to start Monday at Rincon Elementary

The Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society announces the annual Camp Buddy summer camps in Effingham County and Chatham County will be held during the months of June and July. These educational and therapeutic camps are designed to help children with Down syndrome, ages 3-13, retain information they learned during the previous school year.

June 05, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


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Duffs picked for "American Pickers'

July 24, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


American Legion installs new slate of officers

American Legion Department of Georgia Junior Vice Commander Stanley Franklin installed incoming officers for Post 209.

July 22, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


New officers for Effingham Exchange Club

At its July 15 meeting, the Exchange Club of Effingham elected new officers for 2015-16.

July 22, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


EHS’ Dr. Ratchford receives Medical Director Quality Award

Dr. Joseph Ratchford, medical director of Effingham Health System and Extended Care Center, received the Medical Director Quality Award during the Georgia Medical Directors Association ...

July 21, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Springfield, Mars Theatre featured in case study

ATLANTA-The Georgia Department of Economic Development's Georgia Council for the Arts, in partnership with the Georgia Municipal Association, released a new industry impact ...

July 14, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Shopping at Macy’s will help boost Family Promise

Macy's will partner with Family Promise of Effingham to invite customers to participate in Macy's 10th annual national "Shop For A Cause" charity ...

July 14, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Habitat accepting home ownership applications

Habitat for Humanity of Effingham County will be accepting applications for home ownership until Aug. 29. Applicant criteria information and an application can be downloaded ...

July 14, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Garden Club spruces up judicial complex

The Springfield Garden Club completed a beautification project at the Effingham County Judicial Complex, landscaping the flower beds.

July 07, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Absolutely Fabulous

Almost 100 people attended a special event spotlighting area businesses, people and places as Effingham Living announced the winners of its first Most Fabulous contest ...

July 07, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


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