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It's fair weather

Sunny skies and comfortable temperatures greeted parade watchers and participants in the annaul Effingham Fair Parade,held Monday through downtown Springfield.

October 20, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Vigil for domestic violence awareness held

The Effingham County Victim Witness Assistance Program and Domestic Violence Task Force held its annual candlelight vigil in honor of domestic violence victims last Tuesday on the steps of the Effingham County Judicial Complex.

October 13, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Daly honored

Michael Daly was presented an award for exceptional patient care by the Estill (S.C.) State Prison in his treatment of an employee who had suffered an injury. According to Donna Cox, head of ER, Daly went above and beyond to get the patient a medication at a time when the hospital pharmacy was closed and confirmed the patient's insurance would cover the required prescription.

October 06, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


City thanks Simmons for service

Rincon mayor pro tem Scott Morgan, left, hands a token of the city's appreciation to former city clerk Wanda Simmons, right, at the Sept. 28 city council meeting. Simmons retired after her years with the city.

October 06, 2015 | Staff Report | Around Town


Sapp honored for 50 years with American Legion post

James Sapp was presented a certificate and pin for 50 years in American Legion Post 209. The presentation was made Sept. 26 by Post Commander M. Tommy Pierce. Judge Advocate George Groce and member David Seitz also were in attendance.

October 06, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Manna House taking Thanksgiving help signups

Manna House food pantry is registering families/ households for Thanksgiving meal box assistance through Nov. 5. Times are Mondays noon-3 p.m. and Thursdays 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

October 06, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Ameris Bank food drive under way

Ameris Bank announces the sixth annual Helping Fight Hunger Food Drive Initiative during October.

October 06, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Zeigler graduates from basic training

Air Force Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Tyler B. Zeigler graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

October 06, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Springfield readies for annual fall festival this weekend

Downtown Springfield will welcome the annual Springfield Fall Festival this weekend, beginning Friday afternoon.

October 06, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Prosit for Oktoberfest

More than 3,500 people attended the Effingham Chamber's annual two-day Oktoberfest, held at Rincon's Freedom Park.

September 29, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Chamber’s annual Oktoberfest starts Friday

The Effingham Chamber of Commerce is gearing up for the sixth annual Effingham Oktoberfest, to be held Friday and Saturday at Rincon's Freedom Park.

September 22, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


United Way sets a record campaign goal

With confetti flying into the air, the United Way of Effingham County announced the goal for its annual campaign Friday afternoon at Effingham College and Career Academy.

September 22, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Annual candlelight vigil for domestic violence awareness set

Effingham County Victim Witness Assistance Program and the Effingham County Domestic Violence Task Force will hold an annual candlelight vigil Oct. 6 at 5:30 p.m. at the Effingham County Courthouse.

September 16, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Ambrose talks Parent Mentor program with Exchange Club

At its Sept. 3 meeting, the Exchange Club of Effingham listened to Amy Ambrose speak about the Parent Mentor services program. The members were surprised to learn that more than 1,900 students enrolled in the Effingham County School system have special needs.

September 15, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Louder graduates from basic training

Army Pvt. Tyrea O. Louder has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.

September 15, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


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Articles by Section - Around Town


Commendation for EHS

Roger Coursey, representing The National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution, presented a certificate of commendation to Effingham Health System. Michael Murphy received ...

December 29, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Scouts bring a smile

Girl Scout Troop 30197 helped an effort to spread an abundance of smiles to those in nursing homes, those in hospitals, military personnel stationed overseas ...

December 22, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Real estate pros deliver for the holidays

Effingham County real estate agents joined forces to collect and distribute Christmas presents and food to nine families through Family Promise and Effingham Victim Witness ...

December 22, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Dickey to succeed Dixon at helm of United Way

United Way of the Coastal Empire President Gregg Schroeder has announced that Julie Dickey will succeed Bonnie Dixon as Effingham area director.

December 22, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Donations continue to come in for Empty Stocking Fund

The Exchange Club of Effingham's Empty Stocking Fund campaign will continue to take donations after Christmas.

December 22, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Young Farmers hold awards banquet

Freddie Waltz was named the farmer of the year, and Steve Smith was named agribusinessman of the year at the annual Effingham County Young Farmers ...

December 15, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Rincon UMC pastor visits Exchange Club

At its Dec. 3 meeting, the Effingham Exchange Club heard Melissa Traver, pastor of Rincon United Methodist Church, speak about Jesus' message of being the ...

December 15, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Empty Stocking Fund donations continue

The Exchange Club of Effingham's Empty Stocking Fund campaign is continuing.

December 15, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Legion, Home Depot ally forces for veteran in need

Members of American Legion Post 209 and Home Depot employees joined forces Saturday to help a veteran in need.

December 15, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Hospital collects more than 900 toys in drive

Thanks to Effingham Health System employees, hundreds of kids will get a little something under the Christmas tree.

December 15, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


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