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History still on the march

These days, the Historic Effingham Society appreciates a contributor like John Tebeau more than ever.

February 03, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Murphy honored for emergency preparedness

Mike Murphy, Effingham Health environment of care manager and disaster preparedness coordinator, was presented the Champion of Emergency Preparedness Award at the Georgia Healthcare Association's Winter Conference held Jan. 22.

February 03, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Red Cross sounds call for blood donations

As severe winter weather begins to subside, the American Red Cross is asking all eligible blood and platelet donors to help offset a weather-related shortfall in donations.

February 03, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


EEMA director gets ready for the storms

Edwin Myrick, director of the Effingham County Emergency Management Agency, recently completed a week of vigorous training at the National Hurricane Center in Miami, Fla.

January 30, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


MLK Committee hands out Humanitarian Award

Effingham County's Martin Luther King Jr. Day Observance Committee presented the Humanitarian Award to Pastor Paul Moore and the members of the Elam Egypt Baptist Church of Egypt in recognition of their community service outreach program to help their fellow man.

January 30, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Raisin’ interest in Effingham Day at the Capitol

The Effingham County Chamber of Commerce continued a tasty tradition on Thursday by baking loaves of raisin bread to give to the state's elected officials at Effingham Day at the Capitol.

January 27, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Author makes new pair of shoes her mission

Austine Royer Smith is accustomed to people leaving donated clothing on her front porch, to give to people she helps on mission trips to Haiti.

January 27, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Volunteers turn on muscle power

While many high school students were sleeping late on the Martin Luther King holiday, Ashley Clayton was doing yard work with her parents Al and Michele.

January 23, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


EEMA opens warming center

The Effingham County Emergency Management Agency has opened a warming center as nighttime temperatures continue to hover around 20 degrees.

January 23, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


HES banquet to feature sounds of Confederacy talk

Historic Effingham Society will hold its annual banquet Feb. 1 at the New Ebenezer Retreat Center, beginning with a social at 5:30 p.m. and dinner at 6 p.m.

January 23, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade photos

As part of Effingham County's annual observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday, the community enjoyed the MLK parade in Springfield Monday morning.

January 20, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Chamber cooking up 4th Taste of Effingham

The Effingham Chamber of Commerce is gearing up for the fourth annual Taste of Effingham.

January 20, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Empty Stocking Fund donations topped $18,000

The Empty Stocking Fund made Christmas brighter for several Effingham County families again in 2013.

January 16, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Rotary Club taking nominations for volunteer of the year

The Rotary Club of Effingham County is taking nominations for its annual Volunteer of the Year award.

January 16, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Nominations being taken for achievement award

Nominations are being accepted for this year's Shaw Wilkerson Outstanding Achievement Award.

January 16, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


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Articles by Section - 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


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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

June 30, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


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