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Career center manager pays visit to Exchange Club

The Exchange Club of Effingham learned about the services available at Goodwill's new community career center in Rincon.

June 17, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Down Syndrome Society to hold Camp Buddy

The Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society (LDSS) is holding Camp Buddy summer camps. These educational, therapeutic and fun camps run over two weeks in Chatham and Effingham counties this summer.

June 13, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Chamber cranks up plans for Oktoberfest

Planning for the 4th annual Effingham Oktoberfest is under way, said incoming Chamber of Commerce President Dinah King, and it is going to be the biggest Oktoberfest yet.

June 13, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


CAP squadron receives donations

Effingham Cadet Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol (CAP) recently received donations from the Effingham County Board of Commissioners and SM Promotions of Rincon.

June 10, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Honoring the memory

The Effingham County Chamber of Commerce paid tribute at its annual meeting Thursday to two leaders the community lost in 2012.

June 10, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Summer reading program kicks off

The Effingham branches of Live Oak Public Libraries kicked off the annual summer reading program June 1 with a special celebration at the Rincon Library. Activities included arts and crafts, stories, face painting, bubble play and more.

June 10, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Family Promise wears its message

Family Promise of Effingham volunteers are sporting new t-shirts to get the word out that "falling asleep in church is such a blessing."

June 06, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


BB&T delivers help to United Way

Local BB&T bank employees delivered help by the bagful to the United Way of Effingham County.

June 06, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Groups reap benefit of Civil War Experience, Fuller’s aid

The Civil War Experience in Rincon attracted several hundred people last month, which organizers considered a good turnout for a first-time event.

June 06, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


New, improved Evans PFA re-opens to public

After a yearlong closure and almost $750,000 spent on upgrades, the Evans County Public Fishing Area reopened Saturday with an influx of 37 young anglers - and about as many parents and grandparents - at the start of National Fishing and Boating Week.

June 03, 2013 | By Al Hackle | Around Town


Spreading Goodwill

Dozens of people lined up outside the new Goodwill retail store in Rincon in anticipation of its grand opening Thursday morning.

June 03, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Meyers chosen as Gateway CEO

Barbara Meyers has been chosen as the chief executive officer of Gateway Behavioral Health Services, succeeding Dr. Frank Bonati, who will retire after 10 years with Gateway. Meyers will assume her new role effective July 1.

June 03, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Rachael surprised by award

Bonnie Rachael is accustomed to smiles and tears of joy.

May 30, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


A remembrance of heroes past

Memorial Day is an occasion to remember the soldiers and service members who didn't make it home, but also the families who mourn their loss, Lt. Col. (ret.) Doug Andrews said.

May 30, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


A special delivery for soldiers overseas on Memorial Day

Ranie Harper of Rincon made a very special delivery for Memorial Day. She sent 260 homemade cards to the 1st Battalion, 214th Field Artillery, which is in the midst of a year-long deployment to Afghanistan.

May 30, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


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Land at work at sea

Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) Airman Tyler Land from Clyo is pictured using a wire brush to clean a fire nozzle in the hangar bay of the U.S. Navy's forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) as the ship departs Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan.

September 04, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Friends help celebrate heritage

With the help of guests from far and wide, the descendants of the Ebenezer settlement celebrated 280 years of life in the New World.

September 01, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Hitting the trail for Treutlen House

A group of 120 runners turned out to support the Treutlen House at New Ebenezer at its second annual Summer's End 5K Trail Run on Aug. 16.

September 01, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


City honors World War II vets

The city of Rincon honored another group of World War II veterans Monday, recognizing Wilfred Davis Sr., Edwin Exley, Eustace Ford, M.C. "Monk" Jaudon, Hubert Outler Sr., Thomas Owens and Louis Scott.

August 28, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Cline to speak at annual Lunch, Laugh and Learn

Effingham Health System will present its annual Lunch, Laugh and Learn luncheon Oct. 30 at 11:30 a.m. at the Effingham College and Career Academy.

August 28, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Thanked for giving

This year hasn't been easy for Denise Driggers.

August 25, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Walmart surprises employee for 30 years of service

Debbie Vickery suspected something was amiss Wednesday.

August 25, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Georgia reaches ‘Hands Across the Border’ to stop DUIs

ATLANTA - Georgia law enforcement and their partners across state lines will be on the lookout in case motorists take their party on the road by driving impaired.

August 25, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


New left-turn signal in effect at 21/275

New traffic signals designed to improve safety and increase traffic flow - especially for left turns - have been installed this week on Highway 21.

August 21, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Water, sewer work on 9th Street to lead to road closure

Y-Delta Construction will be working along 9th Street in Rincon, starting next week, on the 9th Street water and sewer project. The contractor is scheduling a road closure starting on Monday at 7 a.m.

August 21, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


NAACP swears in new officers

The Effingham County NAACP recently swore in its slate of officers.

August 21, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Oh, that’s cold!

Rincon Police Chief Phillip Scholl never expected his duties to include being doused by a bucket of ice water.

August 21, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


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