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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


Springfield Garden Club names Christmas decoration winners

One of Effingham County's holiday traditions is the Springfield Garden Club's judging of outdoor Christmas decorations in Springfield.

December 23, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Songs for the season

The city of Springfield hosted a Christmas celebration Wednesday night, with the First Baptist Church of Springfield choir serenading the crowd with carols.

December 21, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Who’s behind the mask?

Effingham Theatre celebrated the holidays with its masquerade ball at the Clyo Community Center.

December 20, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


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Raisin some interest and some fun

The Effingham County Chamber of Commerce baked up one of the Georgia Legislature's favorite traditions Thursday.

January 27, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Mars shows FORCE its support

The Mars Theatre recently gave a $675 donation to United Way of the Coastal Empire's Food OutReach Co-op of Effingham (FORCE).

January 26, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Effingham CONNECT sets info sessions for ACA effect on tax returns

The United Way's e-CONNECT (Effingham Community Network Navigation Center) will hold a free program Wednesday on how the Affordable Care Act may affect tax returns.

January 26, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Guyton welcomes ‘Idol’ winner Glover

An "American Idol" came to Guyton on Saturday night.

January 20, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Celebrating MLK Jr. Day

Though he was speaking to a room populated mostly with adults, Pace Goodway's message Monday morning applied to young people - and to the older folks gathered in the Effingham County administrative complex.

January 20, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Annual breakfast to start MLK Jr Day activities

Effingham County will begin its annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day observance with a 7:30 a.m. breakfast at the county administrative complex.

January 18, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Making the connections

Effingham County Family Connection thanked its many community partners at a luncheon Thursday at the Gnann-Webb House in Springfield.

January 13, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Record amount for Empty Stocking Fund

The Effingham Exchange Club announced it raised a record-setting $24,276 for its annual Empty Stocking Fund campaign.

January 13, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Reddick comes through for Treutlen House

Kristen Wert was impressed that major league baseball player Josh Reddick donated brand-new shoes and clothing to the Treutlen House at New Ebenezer on Friday.

January 13, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Giles graduates from basic training

Air Force Airman 1st Class D'angelo S. Giles graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas.

January 13, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Local NAACP branch marks Emancipation Proclamation

The Effingham County branch of the NAACP held its annual Emancipation Proclamation on Jan. 1 at Union Spring Independent Methodist Church on Berryville Road.

January 06, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


United Way seeking tax preparation volunteers

The United Way of Effingham County is looking for people in the community to serve as IRS-certified volunteer tax preparers.

January 06, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Winning chord struck for orchestra’s fundraiser guitar raffle

Effingham Community Orchestra musicians and volunteers were out in the community promoting the eighth annual holiday concert and homemade cookie sale and selling tickets for their annual fundraising raffle from September through November. The item being raffled was a new Fender acoustic guitar pack including the guitar and accessories.

January 06, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Rincon PD officers show their support for slain NYPD officer

On Dec. 26, the Rincon Police Department sent two representatives to New York to participate in the funeral ceremony for the fallen New York Police Department Officer Rafael Ramos. Rincon Police Cpl. Devlin Crosby and Detective Don Wood arrived in New York to attend the funeral for Officer Ramos held Saturday

December 30, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Wingmen ride to animal shelter's aid

The Effingham County Wingmen motorcycle club recently donated about $600 worth of dog food and kitty litter to the Effingham County Animal Shelter.

December 30, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


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