The week before Memorial Day each year is highlighted by one of Effingham's largest and premier events. The 39th Bluegrass and Gospel Music Festival runs May 21-25.
Effingham Community Orchestra delivered another successful performance on May 4 with its "Something New and Something Patriotic Too" concert.
The opening weeks of the Mars Theatre have been a success, Springfield city staff told city council members Tuesday night.
Girl Scouts from Troop 30387 recently entertained residents of the Effingham County Extended Care facility.
Family and friends attended the 64th reunion of the Effingham Academy class of 1950.
The Effingham Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual Eggs and Issues Review breakfast, scheduled for May 21 at 7:30 a.m. at the Effingham College and Career Academy on Highway 21.
As this year's Effingham County candidate for the annual Kiss-A-Pig campaign, Mimi Hayes wanted to raise awareness about diabetes - along with money to fight it.
The birthday on her driver's license may read differently, but Laura Pratt also now has May 7 circled on the calendar.
Caleb Mock talks as if he's being inconvenienced by a simple illness rather than battling a life-threatening disease.
Members of Boy Scout Troop 665 from Rincon United Methodist Church joined Eagle candidate Madison Mettler on Saturday for his Eagle Scout project at the Effingham County Animal Shelter.
The Rincon Police Department is currently accepting applications for its Citizens Police Academy. The CPA will begin July 8 and is a 10-week program.
Upcoming events at the Mars Theatre
Four brand-new fields will be ready for play later this week at Macomber Park, much to the delight of Rincon city officials.
Two local Scout troops recently planned and carried out the largest service project held in the area in conjunction with the Great American Cleanup, removing "eyesores" and junk thrown out by people.
Greg Arnsdorff, assistant superintendent of the Effingham County School System, made a recent visit to the Sunrise Rotary Club.
The community got a head start on Independence Day with the two-day Freedom Rings celebration at Freedom Park in Rincon.
Effingham County's Anna Kessler and Chandler Pate sang at Carnegie Hall in New York City as part of the Choirs of America's C3 Choral Convergence Concert and Rising Star Showcase on June 21.
The Library of American Landscape History has named Craig Barrow III as its 2014 preservation hero.
Crowds lined Columbia Avenue on a warm Saturday morning as the city of Rincon's annual Freedom Rings Parade made its way down the thoroughfare. The special guests of honor this year were local veterans of World War II.
Air Force Airman Tyrell K. Collins graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas.
Amber Gorlesky was speechless when she got the news that her friend Adrianna Flowers had been in a terrible car crash.
To say 10-year-old Kristen Fears has been looking forward to Camp Buddy would be an understatement.
It has been a long time since the men lined up Monday afternoon at the Macomber Park building marched in a parade. Saturday morning, several of Effingham County's last living veterans of World War II will be assembled and part of the procession for Rincon's annual Freedom Rings parade - but they likely will have a perch on a car to greet the crowds expected to gather.