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A grand time for grand marshal

Bonnie Dixon will be ending her 25 years at the helm of the United Way of Effingham County in a few weeks, and she led the annual Rincon Lions Club Christmas Parade through Rincon.

November 24, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


United Way surpasses campaign goal again

The confetti cannons fired as the numbers were turned over Wednesday morning, just as they had two months ago when the United Way of Effingham County revealed its annual campaign goal.

November 24, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


30 years of cane grinding and engines

On a farm just south of Clyo, Danny Harden has been holding his annual cane grinding and engine show. Visitors come from across the state and the South to take a look at the ways things were done in days gone by.

November 24, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


it’s a dog’s day at Springfield Dog Expo

The annual Springfield Dog Expo and 5K Run was held on a cool and clear Saturday morning earlier this month in downtown Sprngfield.

November 24, 2015 | Staff Report | Around Town


Rincon’s Teach Right to sponsor Angel Tree for the holiday season

Teach Right in Rincon is sponsoring a community Angel Tree for those interested in helping families in need in Effingham County.

November 18, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Orchestra to present annual holiday concert, cookie sale

Effingham Community Orchestra will present its ninth annual Holiday Concert and Homemade Cookie Sale fundraiser Dec. 6 at 3 p.m. The event will be held at the Effingham County Recreation and Parks gymnasium, 808 Highway 119 South in Springfield.

November 18, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Stefan earns Eagle Scout

Christopher A. Stefan earned Scouting's highest rank, the Eagle Scout.

November 18, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Stories to tell

Veterans shouldn't wait to share the stories of their service, said the keynote speaker for the annual community Veterans Day observance.

November 17, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


ECRP on cusp of biggest project as it marks its 40th anniversary

As the Effingham County Recreation and Parks celebrated its 40 years of operation, it is also looking ahead to what is being viewed as its most significant and massive project.

November 17, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Dixon 'shocked' to be named grand marshal

As she prepares to ride off into the sunset from her role as United Way of Effingham County executive director, Bonnie Dixon will climb aboard a red Mustang convertible for her ride in the Rincon Lions Club Christmas Parade.

November 17, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Effingham loves Ella fills Fairgrounds

Effingham Loves Ella, a fundraiser to fight childhood cancer, was held Saturday at the Effingham Fairgrounds in honor of Ella Bothwell. Bothwell is a student at Blandford Elementary School who has been diagnosed with a brain tumor.

November 04, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Superheroes on the run for CASA

The annual Superheroes run to benefit the Court Appointed Special Advocates of the Ogeechee Judicial Circuit was held Saturday in Guyton, as runners in their best superhero grab - or not - hit the streets.

November 04, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Community Veterans Day observance to honor 165th

Current active members and retirees of the 165th Maintenance Group, as well as the entire 165th Airlift Wing at Travis Field, will be recognized and honored at the Veterans Day program at Veterans Park on Nov. 11 at 11 am.

November 04, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


'Color Effingham Blue' honors local law enforcement officers

Dozens of men and women in different uniforms filed through the Rincon Recreation Department's Macomber Park Building, and while the uniforms may have varied in color, there was one accoutrement in common - their badge.

November 04, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Moore honored for American Legion service

American Legion Post 209 Commander M. Tommy Pierce went to the home of member Franklin Moore on Oct. 17 and presented him with a certificate and a pin for 50 years of continuous membership in American Legion Post 209 in Springfield.

October 27, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


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Fun, games and more at Guyton community picnic

The city of Guyton's community picnic drew a big crowd to the civic center Saturday, with games and entertainment throughout the afternoon.

August 03, 2016 | Staff report | Around Town


FETC holds special needs camp

Faith Equestrian Therapeutic Center held its first special needs horse camp from July 18-22. The PATH International certified center holds weekly camps for able-bodied children ...

August 03, 2016 | Staff report | Around Town


Law enforcement thankful for support

Ostensibly, it was a chance for the community to show its support for law enforcement at the Effingham County Sheriff's Office last Tuesday evening.

August 02, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


New Ebenezer Family Life Centre named for Kessler

It took some planning and legerdemain to get Richard Kessler and his family on the New Ebenezer Retreat Center grounds Monday morning.

August 02, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


NAACP to hold Freedom Fund banquet Sept. 10

The Effingham County branch of the NAACP will hold its annual Freedom Fund and Honors Banquet on Sept. 10 at the Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Association ...

July 27, 2016 | Staff report | Around Town


In the swim of things

Swimmers from the Effingham YMCA swim team held a swimathon last Wednesday, all in an effort to raise money for the Y's LIveStrong program.

July 20, 2016 | Staff report | Around Town


Local Cub Scouts pitch in for Backpack Buddies

On June 14, members of Cub Scout Pack 691 helped Effingham Backpack Buddies prepare food packs for distribution. Bear Cubs Nathan Hall and Marshall Geddings ...

July 20, 2016 | Staff report | Around Town


Girl Scouts dip their toes into waters of marine science

In June, Girl Scouts from Troop 30197 of Guyton earned their Coastal Georgia badge while also making friends. The girls met up with three other ...

July 20, 2016 | Staff report | Around Town


Guyton to hold annual community picnic

The city of Guyton will hold its annual community picnic at the Guyton Public Safety Complex on July 30 from 4-8 p.m.

July 13, 2016 | Staff report | Around Town


Rincon fires up the 4th

Thousands packed into Freedom Park on Friday for the city of Rincon's Freedom Rings, which included a laser show and fireworks.

July 06, 2016 | Staff report | Around Town


YMCA names connector for Purcell

It was 1999 when Toby Tyler and Pete Lancaster reached out to Ann Purcell to pitch the idea of a YMCA branch in Effingham County ...

July 06, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Coastal Pet Rescue to hold adoption event at the Mars

The Mars Theatre along with Coast Pet Rescue will hold a pet adoption event on July 9 from 10 a.m.-noon at the theatre ...

June 29, 2016 | Staff report | Around Town


Rincon ready to ring in the 4th

The city of Rincon is gearing up for its annual Freedom Rings event Friday night at Freedom Park, complete with fireworks and a laser show.

June 28, 2016 | Staff report | Around Town


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