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Warren graduates from EXCEL program

Shalynda Warren, assistant manager of the Georgia Department of Labor's Gwinnett Career Center, received an EXCEL Certificate of Leadership Development at the recent graduation ceremony in Peachtree City.

July 08, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Schaffner graduates from basic training

Air Force Airman Ethan D. Schaffner graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas.

July 08, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Fillin' Station stops by Sunrise Rotary

Bryant Garner, a volunteer with The Fillin' Station, Guyton's community food pantry, spoke to the Sunrise Rotary Club.

July 04, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Tuten completes basic training

Army National Guard Pvt. Jason M. Tuten has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C.

July 04, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Crowd, Marines alike enjoyed Rincon’s annual parade

The residents of Rincon came out as patriotic music and the colors red, white and blue filled the roads.

July 04, 2013 | Pfc. Brandon Roethel | Around Town


Freedom rings at Rincon parade

Rincon showed its patriotic spirit Saturday in the city's annual Fourth of July parade.

July 01, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Signups under way for Teens Ride with Pride class

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office Traffic Enforcement Unit will be hosting another Georgia Teens Ride with Pride course July 9 from 7-9 p.m. at the Effingham County Courthouse.

July 01, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Rincon lets freedom ring

Effingham County got an early start on Fourth of July festivities Friday at the "Freedom Rings in Rincon" celebration.

July 01, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Where to see fireworks

Although Effingham County will not have a July 4th fireworks display of its own, locals have several options for shows that are a short drive away.

July 01, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


New officers for Exchange Club

The Exchange Club of Effingham recently elected new officers and board members.

July 01, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Rincon to ring in 4th with laser show, parade

Rincon is preparing its new festival area for the city's annual Fourth of July celebration.

June 27, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Purcell 'honored' to lead parade

Ann Purcell is used to being in the Rincon Fourth of July Parade, walking all over the streets, shaking hands and waving to people.

June 27, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Citizens make it through the ranks

The Rincon Police Department recently honored the graduates of its first Citizens Police Academy.

June 27, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Effingham shows off for the annual state farmers tour

It was the first official weekend of summer, but Marvin Kersey got chills Saturday.

June 24, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Cooking up something memorable at annual Camp Buddy

or a group of local children, a camp this week was much more than just a fun time.

June 20, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


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Springfield Garden Club honors Christmas decoration winners

The Springfield Garden Club recognized the homes, businesses and churches that were decked out the best for the holidays.

December 23, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Holiday tunes from orchestra, cookies delight a large crowd

A festive holiday mood, the sound of holiday music, the aroma of homemade cookies, and hundreds of people filled the Effingham County Recreation and Parks Department gymnasium Dec. 7 at Effingham Community Orchestra's eighth annual holiday concert and homemade cookie sale.

December 23, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Turning back the clock on Christmas

The Living History Site gave a glimpse of an old-time Christmas on Saturday. Olde Effingham Christmas was held in conjunction with extended shopping hours by Springfield merchants, a sausage and grits supper at Springfield City Hall and a performance by the DePue Brothers Band at the Mars Theatre.

December 17, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Fundraiser for Kessler family

Farmers Furniture in Rincon hosted a fundraiser for the Kessler family.

December 17, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


United Way keeps pushing campaign total to new heights

Even after United Way of Effingham County surpassed its 2014 fundraising campaign goal last month, contributions continued to come in.

December 17, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


United Way prize giveaways continue

In each week of its 2014 fundraising campaign, the United Way of Effingham County drew for a prize valued $500-$1,000. Anyone who attended a United Way campaign presentation was eligible to win.

December 17, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Exchange Club taking Empty Stocking Fund donations

Close your eyes… imagine you're a single mom, or dad, with three small children, two have special needs. Christmas is here and there is no possible way to make this season any different from the day-to-day existence that is their lives. You want so much to make Christmas special for the children, maybe a small toy, new socks, a warm jacket or simply a meal to fill their tummies. The medicine they need but no money to buy it, or a pair of shoes to keep their little feet warm and dry.

December 16, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Revealing a bit of history

Long before becoming the site of the Effingham County Sheriff's Office and Jail, a tract of land at Highway 21 and First Street in Springfield was home to a Confederate convalescent camp during the Civil War.

December 09, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Ebenezer Crossing purchase made official

The city of Springfield and several other agencies and entities have finalized an agreement to protect a historically-significant and environmentally-fragile area.

December 09, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Guyton celebrates the season with Christmas parade

Guyton enjoyed a holiday tradition with its annual Christmas parade on Saturday.

December 09, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Stancell visits Exchange Club

At the Exchange Club of Effingham's meeting last week, Springfield Merchants Association President Jamey Stancell shared updates on Springfield and the close relationship the SMA has with the city.

December 09, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Dickens Festival winners

Several people toook home trophies from the eighth annual Dickens Craft Festival, hosted by First Baptist Church of Rincon.

December 02, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Christmas sparkles at New Ebenezer

Effingham celebrated the holidays, and the county's heritage, Sunday at the annual Historic Effingham Christmas at Ebenezer.

December 02, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Treutlen House gets early Christmas gift

The Citizens of Georgia Power Savannah Generation Chapter recently presented a $2,500 check the Treutlen House at New Ebenezer.

December 02, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Olde Effingham Christmas set for Dec. 13

Olde Effingham Christmas will be held Dec. 13 in downtown Springfield, with shopping, music, arts and crafts and more.

November 25, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


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