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Rotary welcomes new member

The Rotary Club of Effingham County welcomed its newest member, Michael Murphy with Effingham Health System.

October 17, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Fall festival fills city’s downtown

The second Springfield Fall Festival brought another huge crowd to the city's downtown, organizers said.

October 14, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Light on their feet

As an orthopaedic surgeon, Mark Mudano made a fitting song choice of "Walk This Way" for his Effingham Dancing with the Stars routine.

October 14, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Rotary gets to the art of the matter

Local artist Tom Barnes of Tom Barnes Fine Art in Guyton spoke recently to the Effingham Sunrise Rotary Club in Guyton.

October 14, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Dixon visits Exchange Club

WTOC-TV anchor Sonny Dixon spoke to the Exchange Club at its meeting celebrating its 25-year anniversary in Effingham.

October 14, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Family Promise on the move

Effingham County Schools made a big donation - about a 15,000-pound one - to help Family Promise of Effingham County get rolling.

October 10, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


United Way raises the power

The United Way of Effingham County is on its way toward reaching its 2013 fundraising goal.

October 10, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Rincon taking entries for annual scarecrow contest

One of the favorite local events at this time of year is Rincon's annual scarecrow contest, and the city has now made participating in it easier.

October 10, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Committee preparing for fair

The Effingham County Fair board of directors and committee is busy preparing for the annual Effingham County Fair.

October 07, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


City readies for fall festival

The second annual Springfield Fall Festival is gearing up to be bigger and better than its inaugural event.

October 07, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Georgia Farm Bureau holding agriculture photo contest

How would you like to win $100 just for taking a picture? The Effingham County Farm Bureau is hosting a photo contest entitled "Picture Agriculture in Effingham."

October 07, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


GSU to host town hall on veterans health care

STATESBORO - The Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center is holding a veterans health care town hall meeting at Nessmith-Lane Conference Center on the Georgia Southern University campus. The program will be held Wednesday from 1-3 p.m.

October 07, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


In the pink

Pink fire trucks pulled up to Coldwell Banker Intercoastal Realty in Rincon last week as part of the Pink Heals national tour.

October 03, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Turning a light onto domestic violence

For years, the only way Kay Grandgeorge could cope with being abused by her first husband was to write journal entries.

October 03, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Oktoberfest packs ’em in

A larger venue helped to make this year's Oktoberfest the biggest to date for the Effingham Chamber of Commerce.

September 30, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


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Byrd graduates from basic training

U.S. Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Mandi N. Byrd graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas.

March 10, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Rincon PD taking applications for Citizens Police Academy

The Rincon Police Department is accepting applications for its Citizens Police Academy. The CPA will begin April 14 and is a 10-week program.

March 03, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Embracing through the bond of Kisses for Catie 5K

A common bond connects three women who teach on the same wing at Marlow Elementary School. They each have experienced one of their own children battling cancer.

March 03, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Soccer community comes together for SEMS cancer patient

Ethan Ferguson just wanted to play one soccer game for his school this spring.

March 03, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Scotts named one of America’s ‘coolest black families’

An Effingham County family has been featured in a national magazine as a "coolest black family in America."

March 03, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Chamber sets table for annual Taste of Effingham

The Effingham Chamber's fifth annual Taste of Effingham is scheduled for March 5 from 5-7 p.m. Chamber Director Rick Lott said that as of Feb. 18, 18 booths signed up to provide food and beverage to the audience at the Effingham County Recreation and Parks gymnasium on Highway 119 in Springfield.

February 24, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Colton graduates from basic training

Air Force Airman Christopher L. Colton graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas.

February 24, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Baeten completes Eagle Scout project

Trevor Baeten has finished his Eagle Scout project of building and installing new picnic tables at the Effingham County Methodist Campground and at Springfield United Methodist Church.

February 18, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Groups see need for transitional housing

Two organizations dedicated to housing initiatives are hoping to help establish more places for lower-income families to live in Effingham County.

February 17, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Kennedy graduates from basic training

Air Force Airman Bobby X. Kennedy graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas.

February 17, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


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