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Rotary tunes in to music festival

Jenny Woodruff, education director for the Savannah Music Festival, recently spoke to the Effingham Sunrise Rotary Club.

February 07, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Extension agent Bill Tyson honored

Bill Tyson, Effingham County extension agent, received the 2013 County Extension Award for outstanding leadership and contributions to the Georgia soybean industry from the Georgia/Florida Soybean Association at the 2013 Georgia/Florida Soybean and Small Grain Expo.

February 07, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Hall achieves Eagle Scout rank

Harrison Thomas Charles Hall was awarded his Eagle Badge at an Eagle Scout court of honor Dec. 29 at St. John's Lutheran Church.

February 04, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Exchange Club checks out library’s services

The members of the Exchange Club of Effingham County learned that libraries and the services they offer have come a long way since most of them first started visiting the local library.

January 31, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Interact shines at Sunrise Rotary

Rotary Interact Club members from Effingham County High School were guests at the breakfast meeting of the Rotary Club of Effingham Sunrise in Guyton.

January 31, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Kiss-a-Pig to hold kick-off session

The Effingham County School District is already one of the biggest supporters of the American Diabetes Association's annual Kiss-a-Pig fundraiser, and now the ADA is looking to get the rest of the Effingham community on board.

January 31, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Helping them to bear up

A simple act of kindness can go a long way in helping someone - particularly a child - through a tough time.

January 28, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Springfield visits Sunrise Rotary

Springfield City Manager Brett Bennett recently spoke to the Rotary Club of Effingham Sunrise.

January 28, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Peterson graduates from basic training

Air Force Airman Brandon L. Peterson graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas.

January 28, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Raisin Effingham’s profile in the capital

Effingham Chamber of Commerce members and staff and community volunteers were busy in the kitchen Thursday afternoon, making more than 300 loaves of raisin bread.

January 24, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


MLK essay, poster contest winners recognized

The winners of this year's poster and essay contests were honored at Monday's youth program as part of Effingham County's Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Observance.

January 24, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Center for Working Families visits Lions

Destiny Bradshaw gave a presentation to the Rincon Noon Lions Club on the United Way Center for Working Families.

January 24, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Mighty 8th receives private donation for B-17 restoration

The Mighty 8th Air Force recently received a $25,000 private donation for the B-17 "City of Savannah" restoration project. A major portion of this donation, made by a World War II B-17 pilot, is for the purchase of an authentic WWII B-17 ball turret.

January 24, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Corley wins Webb Scholarship

Sara Corley, RN, was chosen as the recipient of the 2012 Dr. Ray D. Webb Scholarship.

January 22, 2013 | Staff Report | Around Town


Memories shine at Gold Star event

As the youngest child in her family - and the only girl - Melba Jean Jones Dobson looked up to her four brothers.

January 21, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


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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


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