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Kelly to lead MLK Jr. Day Parade

LaMeisha Kelly, the city planner for the city of Rincon, will be the grand marshal for the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Parade.

January 13, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Sheriff speaks to Sunrise Rotary Club

Sheriff Jimmy McDuffie discussed current law enforcement activities in Effingham County with members of the Effingham Sunrise Rotary Club. He discussed updates concerning gun ownership laws, the most common traffic violations and causes of fatal traffic accidents in the county, and the new safety system in place to assist his office with maintaining contact with citizens at risk, particularly the elderly.

January 12, 2016 | Staff report | Around Town


Farm Bureau gets up-close look at organic farm

Effingham County Farm Bureau members were welcomed to historic Lebanon Plantation on Nov. 13 by business partners Howard Morrison and Ross Harding, who are growing organic ginger and turmeric on the Chatham County plantation. Morrison and Harding use the spices to make a line of gourmet food and wellness products they sell under their Verdant Kitchen brand.

January 12, 2016 | Staff report | Around Town


Dixon honored for 25 years at United Way’s helm

She'll still be busy, Bonnie Dixon insisted. It's just that her time from now on will be occupied by other pursuits - such as carting her grandchildren around.

January 12, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Exchange Club’s Empty Stocking Fund tops $24K in donations

The Effingham Exchange Club has completed its Empty Stocking Fund campaign, raising $24,216.32. All contributions went to families in Effingham County.

January 12, 2016 | Staff report | Around Town


Blood drive to be held in honor of birthday

A blood drive will be held Friday in honor of Don Sikes' 80th birthday.

January 05, 2016 | Staff report | Around Town


Building a dream

Over the next several weeks, a covered arena will be erected at Faith Equestrian Therapeutic Center, a tribute to and a manifestation of the dream of its first student.

January 05, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Gingy Project honors late ECHS band member, backs Empty Stocking Fund

The Gingy Project, a community service venture founded to honor the memory of Raheem Morris, presented a check Dec. 20 for $700.32 to Reggie Loper, chairperson of Effingham Exchange Club Empty Stocking Fund of Effingham County.

December 29, 2015 | Staff report | 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 the commendation on behalf of EHS in recognition of patriotism in the display of the U.S. flag.

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 and anyone else who needs a smile. Teach Right hosted Troop 30197 and other children who dropped in on Dec. 12 to "Color-A-Smile" to share with others.

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. Real estate professionals from all eight firms in Effingham took part in the drive.

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 awards banquet. The event was held Dec. 7 at the New Ebenezer Retreat Center.

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 Good Samaritan. She spoke about Effingham Family Promise and how this organization, with support from the community, has helped several homeless families with children. It is an ecumenical program that has the support of approximately 14 local churches.

December 15, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


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Habitat, family ready to get to work on new home

It may be a few months before the Effngham Habitat of Humanity is ready for its next family to move into a home – but both ...

March 15, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Color Effingham County Blue comes up gold for local law enforcement

Effingham County showed its true color, blue, last fall with over $1,500 in cash and prizes were awarded to the law enforcement officers and ...

March 09, 2016 | Staff report | Around Town


Josh Reddick Foundation delivers again

Oakland Athletics outfielder Josh Reddick and the Josh Reddick Foundation delivered more checks for Effingham County organizations after his fundraising efforts.

March 09, 2016 | Staff report | Around Town


Poole named CAP cadet of the year

Cadet Staff Sgt. (C/SSgt) Christopher Poole was recently awarded the cadet of the year award for Effingham Cadet Squadron, Civil Air Patrol. Poole also ...

March 09, 2016 | Staff report | Around Town


Boy Scouts’ Twin Rivers District holds honors banquet

Twin Rivers District of the Coastal Georgia Council Boy Scouts of America, held its annual Eagle Scout and adult volunteer recognition banquet at Springfield United ...

March 09, 2016 | Staff report | Around Town


Springfield High 60th reunion

The Springfield High School class of 1956 held its 60th class reunion Feb. 27 at RJ's restaurant in Statesboro.

March 09, 2016 | Staff report | Around Town


Champions all at Special Olympics

A cool morning couldn't douse the spirits and enthusiasm for the annual Special Olympics, held Friday at Effingham County High School.

March 09, 2016 | Staff report | Around Town


Big crowd turns out for taste

The Effingham Chamber of Commerce's sixth annual Taste of Effingham drew nearly 500 people to the Effingham County Recreation and Parks gymnasium to sample ...

March 09, 2016 | Staff report | Around Town


Chamber ready to dig into annual Taste of Effingham

The Effingham Chamber of Commerce's Taste of Effingham continues to add to its lineup of vendors for the event tonight.

March 03, 2016 | Staff report | Around Town


Farm Bureau members visit Gold Dome for GFB Day at the Capitol

MACON-Effingham County Farm Bureau members traveled to Atlanta on Feb. 4 to participate in Georgia Farm Bureau Day at the Capitol.

March 02, 2016 | Staff report | Around Town


Scouts honor Morgan

Local Boy Scouts paid honor to the longtime director of the Effingham County Recreation and Parks last Wednesday.

March 02, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


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