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Dooley to headline Chamber meeting

The Effingham Chamber of Commerce has announced its plans for the 2013 Chamber annual meeting, to be held June 6 at 7 p.m. at Effingham County High School.

May 02, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Diagnosis was ‘wake-up call’

Jincy Hinely will never forget a phone call she received early one morning in May 2003.

April 29, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Zipperer receives Cross of Military Service

Herman J. Zipperer was the recipient of the World War II Cross of Military Service medal and certificate on Sunday at the Confederate Memorial Day Service held in the unknown soldier section of Guyton City Cemetery.

April 29, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Orchestra spring concert draws biggest crowd

Effingham Community Orchestra performed its annual spring concert April 21 for the largest audience yet to attend one of its performances.

April 29, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Civil War coming to Rincon next month

Effingham County will enjoy a mix of new and old during a free community event, the Civil War Experience, on May 18 from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. in Rincon.

April 25, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


UDC to mark Confederate Memorial Day on Sunday

The Effingham County Hussars Chapter No. 2285, United Daughters of the Confederacy, will host Effingham's annual Confederate Memorial Day program Sunday at 4 p.m. The remembrance will be held at the Confederate Monument at the graves of 26 unknown Confederate soldiers in the Guyton Cemetery.

April 25, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Bowser wins Exchange Club speech contest

The Exchange Club of Effingham County recently held its annual American citizenship speech contest. Each student was advised that the speech must carry a positive theme of patriotism and pride in the democratic form of government.

April 22, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Tallent shines for Rotary

Joe Tallent, president-elect of the Effingham Sunrise Rotary Club, received the Paul Harris Fellow designation from Rotary International, for his generous contributions to the Rotary Foundation for the cure and eradication of polio.

April 18, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Orchestra’s spring concert set for Sunday

Effingham Community Orchestra will present its spring concert April 21 at 3 p.m. at the Effingham County Recreation and Parks gymnasium at 808 Highway 119 South in Springfield. Admission is free.

April 18, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


HES shows off restored depot

The depot at the Blandford station was a hub of activity along the Central of Georgia Railroad for decades. After years of disrepair, it has a new home and a new life.

April 15, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Community celebrates Olde Effingham Day

The community enjoyed the eighth annual celebration of local history and heritage, Old Effingham Day, on Saturday.

April 15, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Effingham Idol takes the stage

One vocal group and 13 soloists entertained the crowd Saturday at the second annual Effingham Idol competition as part of the Olde Effingham festival.

April 15, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Effingham CAP member recognized as top recruiter

For two months, Cadet/Chief Master Sgt. Brandon "Bates" Hollifield has been the top recruiter in the state for the Civil Air Patrol.

April 15, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Gourd Sprouts visit care center

The Coastal Gourd Sprouts brought several of their hand-painted gourds for Effingham Care Center residents to enjoy.

April 15, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


It’s an Adventure at outdoor expo

A big crowd turned out Saturday for an outdoor expo at Effingham County High School, as part of the first Effingham Adventure Weekend.

April 15, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


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Freedom Rings in Rincon

The community got a head start on Independence Day with the two-day Freedom Rings celebration at Freedom Park in Rincon.

June 30, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


How do you get to Carnegie Hall? Two locals know how

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.

June 30, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Barrow named a 2014 preservation hero

The Library of American Landscape History has named Craig Barrow III as its 2014 preservation hero.

June 30, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Crowds salute veterans during Freedom Rings Parade

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.

June 30, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Collins graduates from basic training

Air Force Airman Tyrell K. Collins graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas.

June 30, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Fundraiser set for mother hurt in crash that killed son

Amber Gorlesky was speechless when she got the news that her friend Adrianna Flowers had been in a terrible car crash.

June 26, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


The buddy system

To say 10-year-old Kristen Fears has been looking forward to Camp Buddy would be an understatement.

June 26, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Call of duty

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.

June 26, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


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