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Williams named one of Georgia’s 100 most influential

Springfield native Robert M. Williams Jr. has been named to Georgia Trend magazine's list of the "100 Most Influential Georgians."

January 13, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


ECSO offering Teens Ride with Pride courses

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office Traffic Enforcement Unit will host two more Georgia Teens Ride with Pride courses on Jan. 18 at the Effingham County Courthouse. The first class will be from 9-11 a.m. with the second from 1-3 p.m.

January 09, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Rincon leaders sworn in

Rincon elected officials were sworn in at the first city council meeting of the year on Monday night.

January 07, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Scott to lead annual MLK Jr. Day parade

Longtime Rincon City Council member Levi Scott Jr. will lead the 2014 Martin Luther King Jr. Day Parade in Springfield.

January 02, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Lakeview Divas deck out for holidays

The Lakeview Divas of Lakeview Manor enjoyed a Christmas get-together Dec. 19.

January 02, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Deadwyler to speak at Chamber lunch

The Effingham County Chamber of Commerce will hold its monthly membership lunch Jan. 8 with guest speaker Tommy Deadwyler, cultural affairs director for the city of Springfield.

January 02, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


YMCA offers tips for the new year

The YMCA of Coastal Georgia is offering no joiner's fee for anyone who becomes a member at any of its locations this month.

January 02, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Turning gifts into donation for Family Promise

Rather than exchange Christmas gifts among themselves this year, DeWitt Insurance Agency employees took up a collection for Family Promise of Effingham County.

December 30, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Coloring contest winner

Makala Johnson won the Christmas coloring contest sponsored by the Effingham Herald and Teach Right.

December 30, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Tow to Go available, ready for New Year’s Eve

Three in five consumers think people use a designated driver more on New Year's Eve because of all the increased media coverage on the topic of drinking and driving, shows a AAA Consumer Pulse survey. Yet one in four consumers report that they have never or rarely been a designated driver for friends or family in the past year.

December 30, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Firing up the memories

Charles Webb has held a number of leadership positions in his career, including serving as a school district superintendent, school principal and high school football coach.

December 30, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


A dog's tale

A.J., an Effingham County Sheriff's Office canine for the past four years, is enjoying her first days of retired life.

December 26, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Realtors pitch in for Victim Witness

The Savannah Area Realtors association had a lengthy Christmas shopping list this year, and received a priceless feeling for filling it.

December 23, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Carts hit the streets to help a neighbor

Sean Davis always has enjoyed celebrating Christmas with his wife Katie and their four children.

December 23, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Bringing tidings of joy

They are eager for Santa's arrival, but a group of young children were the ones giving the gifts Thursday.

December 23, 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


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