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For Hayes, campaign accomplishes missions

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.

May 12, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Annual Relay for Life carries on the fight

The birthday on her driver's license may read differently, but Laura Pratt also now has May 7 circled on the calendar.

May 12, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Belief system

Caleb Mock talks as if he's being inconvenienced by a simple illness rather than battling a life-threatening disease.

May 08, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Mettler takes on animal shelter for Eagle project

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.

May 08, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Rincon taking applications for Citizens Police Academy

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.

May 08, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Upcoming at the Mars

Upcoming events at the Mars Theatre

May 08, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Park stretches out

Four brand-new fields will be ready for play later this week at Macomber Park, much to the delight of Rincon city officials.

May 05, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


You load 13 tons and what do you get?

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.

May 05, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Arnsdorff speaks to Rotarians

Greg Arnsdorff, assistant superintendent of the Effingham County School System, made a recent visit to the Sunrise Rotary Club.

May 05, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Copeland graduates from basic training

Air Force Airman Justin D. Copeland graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas.

May 05, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Goins completes basic training

Navy Seaman Recruit Lance C. Goins, son of Christy K. Van Tassel of Rincon, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command in Great Lakes, Ill.

May 05, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Orchestra ready for concert, book sale

Effingham Community Orchestra will present its "Something New and Something Patriotic Too" concert on Sunday at 3 p.m. at the Effingham County Recreation and Parks Department gymnasium, 808 Highway 119 South in Springfield.

May 01, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Students take on food drive challenge

Marlow Elementary students were given a challenge by school counselor Tonya Ward to collect 780 food items, representing the total number of students enrolled in the school.

May 01, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Public safety event a hit

The city of Guyton recently hosted its public safety event in conjunction with its annual Spring Sale Along the Trail for the first time.

May 01, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


UDC observes Confederate Memorial Day

The Effingham County Hussars Chapter No. 2285 of the United Daughters of the Confederacy presented Crosses of Military Service Medals at the Confederate Memorial Day Service held April 27 at the Guyton City Cemetery, near its 26 unknown soldiers section.

May 01, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


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Clyo Youth Chapter earns outstanding chaper status

Clyo Youth Chapter was recognized as the outstanding chapter of the year at the Prince Hall Grand Chapter Order of the Eastern Star 38th Grand Youth Session, held in Statesboro on April 25-26. There are 47 youth chapters in the Grand Youth Chapter.

May 29, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Lest we forget

In light of the accusations of waiting lists and other problems at Veterans Administration hospitals and facilities across the country, state Sen. Jack Hill said the nation needs to make taking care of its veterans one of its top priorities.

May 28, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


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