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United Way campaign gets ready

United Way's annual fall campaign is just around the corner, and community sponsors are getting involved early.

August 12, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Experiences in babysitting

The Effingham County Extension Office hosted a Certified Sitters training seminar for Cloverleaf 4-H'ers interested in earning extra money through babysitting.

August 08, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


YMCA taking nominations for 2013-14 CLA class

The Christian Leadership Academy, a seven-month program, is designed to take 12 rising high school sophomores and juniors from Effingham County public and private schools and train them in the skills of leadership from a Christian perspective.

August 05, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Raising a cheer

About 70 girls ages pre-K through eighth grade participated in the week-long Little Rebel Cheer Camp at Effingham County High School.

August 01, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


SCMPD to offer boater safety course

The Savannah-Chatham Metro Police Department Marine Patrol unit will conduct a boating safety course Aug. 17 at the Metro training facility in the Savannah Mall.

August 01, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


City honors Freedom Rings winners, volunteers

Rincon City Council members recognized and honored the winners of its Freedom Rings celebration and also paid tribute to the volunteers who helped stage the events.

August 01, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Georgia Power turns on the help for Boy Scout camp

Citizens of Georgia Power members and their families participated in the Log Landing Boy Scout Camp cleanup project this past weekend.

July 29, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Community picnic is a splash

Families enjoyed water slides, a hay ride (or a summer-time version of one, without the hay), free food and other activities Saturday at the annual Guyton community picnic.

July 29, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Chamber preparing for next Leadership class

The Effingham Chamber of Commerce is kicking off the new year for the Leadership Effingham program.

July 29, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Exchange Club hosts Working Families

Destiny Bradshaw, program manager for the United Way Effingham Center for Working Families, spoke to the Exchange Club about CWF, a non-profit, community-based organization providing services intended to help families.

July 29, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Treasures at New Ebenezer Retreat Center

Two dozen children ages 6-12 have been enjoying fun activities and educational programs this week at "Ebenezer Treasures," the third annual day camp at New Ebenezer Retreat Center.

July 25, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Red Cross continues urgent call for blood donations

While thousands of people have responded to the recent emergency call for blood and platelet donations from the American Red Cross, there remains an urgent need for platelet donors, as well as donors with types O negative, B negative and A negative blood. Right now blood products are being distributed to area hospitals almost as quickly as donations are coming in.

July 25, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


ECHS hosting Little Rebel Cheer Camp

The Effingham County High School cheerleaders will host their annual Little Rebel Cheer Camp July 29-Aug. 2 at the ECHS gym from 9 a.m.-12 noon each day.

July 22, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Treutlen House to stage benefit 5K race

People in the community are invited to put on their running shoes and support the Treutlen House at New Ebenezer.

July 22, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


When life serves up lemons ...

A little rain last Friday didn't deter a group of summer campers from having their annual fundraiser.

July 18, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


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Articles by Section - 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


Aiming to help a friend

Friends, neighbors and city of Rincon co-workers raised money Saturday for Jose Jimenez.

September 23, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


The kindest cut

Karla Gnann had her head shaved Saturday night as part of the "Do It For Debra" event, which raised money to help Debra Bunch in her bout with cancer.

September 23, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


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