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Volunteer keeps lending helping hand

It's been quite a year for Shaw Wilkerson.

September 19, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Williams named president of National Newspaper Association

Robert M. Williams Jr., publisher of theSouthFire Newspaper Group in Blackshear, was elected as president of the National Newspaper Association during the association's 127th annual convention and trade show held last week in Phoenix.

September 19, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


After brush with death, Project Lifesaver organizer renews effort

After surviving her own brush with death earlier this year, Pauline Morgan said she is more committed than ever to her annual fundraiser for Project Lifesaver.

September 16, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Riders see poker run as good deal

After Rory Myers rode his motorcycle more than a hundred miles from Augusta to Rincon on Saturday morning, another 40 or so miles was no big deal.

September 16, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Chamber gears up for Oktoberfest

The Effingham Chamber of Commerce is seeking volunteers for its annual Oktoberfest celebration, which will be held Sept. 27-28 at Rincon's Freedom Park.

September 16, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Car seat safety check scheduled for Saturday

The Effingham County Health Department, in conjunction with the Governor's Office of Highway Safety, the Effingham County Sheriff's Office and Georgia State Patrol Post 42, will hold free child car seat safety inspections Saturday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Walmart in Rincon.

September 16, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


United Way ready to raffle

Jeremy Nease of Rincon's Badcock Home Furniture donated a 50-inch LG TruSlim television (valued at $999) to the United Way of Effingham's 2013 campaign fundraising raffle.

September 16, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Sunrise Rotary gets the scoop

Karen Tanksley, publisher of the Effingham Herald, told the Sunrise Rotary club about the changes in newspaper publication and the promising future for hometown newspapers.

September 16, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


ECHS, SEHS bands put on a show

In an annual tradition prior to the kickoff of the Effingham County-South Effingham football game, the two schools' marching bands performed together.

September 14, 2013 | Staff Report | Around Town


First responders honored on 9/11

On the 12th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, Effingham County first responders were recognized prior to Wednesday's South Effingham-Effingham County softball game at Rebel Field.

September 12, 2013 | Staff Report | Around Town


United Way shows it has the power

The United Way of Effingham County kicked off its 2013 fundraising campaign Wednesday with a powerful message to the community.

September 12, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Farmers’ market growing on Springfield

Traffic on Springfield's Laurel Street near its intersection with Highway 21 can get a little slow on Friday afternoon, and not solely because drivers are in a rush to get home.

September 09, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Masons present flags to HES

The Clyo Masonic Lodge No. 280 presented a gift on loan to the Historic Effingham Society Museum.

September 09, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Orchestra a hit with ‘Our Favorites’ show

Effingham Community Orchestra presented its third annual "Our Favorites" concert and silent auction on Aug. 25.

September 05, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Hospital honors Kieffer

Butch Kieffer was honored by Effingham Health System and the Hospital Authority at their September meeting.

September 05, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


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United Way prize surprise

Ebenezer Elementary School teacher Carlette Fulcher was the first winner in the weekly prize drawings as part of the United Way of Effingham County's 2014 fundraising campaign.

October 21, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Mossy Oak welcomes 40th bluegrass and gospel festival

The 40th Bluegrass and Gospel Music Festival runs Wednesday through Sunday morning at Mossy Oak Music Park. Visitors to the 34-acre park will enjoy bluegrass and gospel music done in the old school, traditional acoustic style, as well as great high lonesome vocal harmonies.

October 14, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Springfield celebrates annual fall festival

Another big crowd packed Laurel Street for the annual Springfield Fall Festival over the weekend.

October 14, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Raising the roof

The livestock barn at the Effingham County Fairgrounds has a new look.

October 14, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Chamber hosts business after hours

The Effingham Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting recently for Vision Financial in Rincon.

October 14, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Capacity crowd watches SEHS edge ECHS for region title

A packed house at Rebel Field saw a thriller between the South Effingham Lady Mustangs and Effingham County Lady Rebels for the Region 3-AAAAA softball championship Thursday.

October 09, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


More than 100 volunteers turn out for Rivers Alive cleanup

The largest ever and third annual Rivers Alive Savannah River Cleanup removed nearly one ton of recyclable material and trash from the Savannah River on Sept. 27, thanks to the dedication of 123 volunteers.

October 07, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Fat check for Treutlen House

Fat Tony's Garage raised $2,300 for the Treutlen House at New Ebenezer through sales of its 2015 calendar.

October 07, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Springfield Fire Department receives Norfolk Southern grant

Springfield Fire Chief Travis Zittrouer received a check for $1,000 from Norfolk Southern Corporation for the Springfield Volunteer Fire Department.

October 07, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Parent University visits Exchange Club

The Exchange Club of Effingham County learned about Parent University-Effingham, a program that bridges the gap between home, school and community by offering free learning sessions to assist parents in supporting their children to achieve their goals in school and life.

October 07, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Lyons graduates from basic training

Air Force Airman Dustin E. Lyons graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas.

October 07, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Oktoberfest draws crowd of about 3,500

Effingham Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Rick Lott estimated the crowd for the fifth annual Oktoberfest at about 3,500 for the two days, a little bit down from last year.

September 30, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


State Patrol troop honored at Governor’s Challenge Awards

MACON - The Georgia State Patrol's Troop I was one of several law enforcement agencies to take home a prize last Wednesday when the Governor's Office of Highway Safety hosted its 15th annual Governor's Challenge Awards at the Macon Centreplex.

September 30, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


ECSO conducts in-house jail officer training

Fifteen law enforcement students graduated Friday from basic jail officer training at the Effingham County Sheriff's Office. This was the first in-house jail officer school hosted by ECSO.

September 30, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Businessmen pitch in to put fresh coats of paint on Treutlen House

A group of businessmen recently spruced up the Treutlen House at New Ebenezer.

September 30, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


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