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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


Empty Stocking Fund still needs help

Donations to the Empty Stocking Fund may be made at any BB&T Bank, Heritage Bank and Coastal Bank in Effingham County or by contacting Empty Stocking Fund chairman Reggie Loper at 754-6286.

December 19, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


AAA offers ‘Tow to Go’ through the holidays

One in three consumers always use a designated driver after drinking, yet one in five reported rarely or never using one, shows AAA Consumer Pulse survey. To help make sure everyone has a safe ride home, AAA and Bud Light will offer the Tow to Go program for the holidays.

December 19, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Effingham Young Farmers honor county's best

Several awards were presented Thursday at the Effingham County Young Farmers' Christmas awards banquet.

December 16, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


House packed for holiday concert

A festive holiday mood, the sound of holiday music, and the aroma of homemade cookies filled the Effingham County Recreation and Parks gymnasium on Dec. 8 for the Effingham Community Orchestra's seventh annual holiday concert and homemade cookie sale.

December 16, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Citizens of Georgia Power turns on donation to Treutlen House

The Citizens of Georgia Power Savannah Generation Chapter recently made a $2,500 donation to the Treutlen House at New Ebenezer. The donation will help with operating expenses for the Treutlen House, a group home for boys in the foster-care system.

December 12, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Empty Stocking Fund helping families in need

Close your eyes .… Imagine you're a single mom, or dad, with three small children, two of whom have special needs. Christmas is here and there is no possible way to make this season any different from the day to day existence that is their lives.

December 12, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Making Christmas bright

More than 200 toys surrounded the Christmas tree in the Effingham Hospital atrium Thursday.

December 12, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


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Articles by Section - Around Town


Dixon honored for 25 years at United Way’s helm

She'll still be busy, Bonnie Dixon insisted. It's just that her time from now on will be occupied by other pursuits - such as ...

January 12, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Exchange Club’s Empty Stocking Fund tops $24K in donations

The Effingham Exchange Club has completed its Empty Stocking Fund campaign, raising $24,216.32. All contributions went to families in Effingham County.

January 12, 2016 | Staff report | Around Town


Blood drive to be held in honor of birthday

A blood drive will be held Friday in honor of Don Sikes' 80th birthday.

January 05, 2016 | Staff report | Around Town


Building a dream

Over the next several weeks, a covered arena will be erected at Faith Equestrian Therapeutic Center, a tribute to and a manifestation of the dream ...

January 05, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Gingy Project honors late ECHS band member, backs Empty Stocking Fund

The Gingy Project, a community service venture founded to honor the memory of Raheem Morris, presented a check Dec. 20 for $700.32 to Reggie ...

December 29, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Commendation for EHS

Roger Coursey, representing The National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution, presented a certificate of commendation to Effingham Health System. Michael Murphy received ...

December 29, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Scouts bring a smile

Girl Scout Troop 30197 helped an effort to spread an abundance of smiles to those in nursing homes, those in hospitals, military personnel stationed overseas ...

December 22, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Real estate pros deliver for the holidays

Effingham County real estate agents joined forces to collect and distribute Christmas presents and food to nine families through Family Promise and Effingham Victim Witness ...

December 22, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Dickey to succeed Dixon at helm of United Way

United Way of the Coastal Empire President Gregg Schroeder has announced that Julie Dickey will succeed Bonnie Dixon as Effingham area director.

December 22, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Donations continue to come in for Empty Stocking Fund

The Exchange Club of Effingham's Empty Stocking Fund campaign will continue to take donations after Christmas.

December 22, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Young Farmers hold awards banquet

Freddie Waltz was named the farmer of the year, and Steve Smith was named agribusinessman of the year at the annual Effingham County Young Farmers ...

December 15, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Rincon UMC pastor visits Exchange Club

At its Dec. 3 meeting, the Effingham Exchange Club heard Melissa Traver, pastor of Rincon United Methodist Church, speak about Jesus' message of being the ...

December 15, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Empty Stocking Fund donations continue

The Exchange Club of Effingham's Empty Stocking Fund campaign is continuing.

December 15, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Legion, Home Depot ally forces for veteran in need

Members of American Legion Post 209 and Home Depot employees joined forces Saturday to help a veteran in need.

December 15, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Hospital collects more than 900 toys in drive

Thanks to Effingham Health System employees, hundreds of kids will get a little something under the Christmas tree.

December 15, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


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