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Rincon PD ready to start second edition of citizens academy

The Rincon Police Department is ready to take applications for its next citizens police academy.

October 31, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Sexton surprised by 40 Under 40 selection

Magistrate Court Judge Rhonda Sexton has worked her way up the ranks of Effingham County government, and it's not just locals who have noticed.

October 31, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Delivering for dogs — and cats

Mark Malke visited the Effingham County Animal Shelter a couple weeks ago in hopes of finding his missing cat, Markie.

October 31, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Waters completes basic training

Air National Guard Airman Jordan M. Waters graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas.

October 31, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Carmichael graduates from basic training

Air Force Airman Riley A. Carmichael graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas.

October 31, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Effingham Fair swine show

One of the highlights of the Effingham County Fair each year is the swine and hog show at the Livestock Arena.

October 28, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Effingham Fair cattle show

John Connor won grand champion in senior heifer at the Effingham Fair cattle show, held Thursday at the Livestock Arena. Connor also won reserve grand champion in junior heifer and intermediate cattle showmanship.

October 28, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Pageant crowns queens

The annual Effingham County Fair Pageant was held Saturday. Miss Effingham County Fair Queen was Nina Elizabeth West of Clyo.

October 28, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Theatre to put twist on ‘Christmas Carol’

Many adaptations of "A Christmas Carol" have been performed through the years, and the Effingham Theatre troupe is putting a new twist on the Charles Dickens classic.

October 28, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


United Way turns up the heat

The United Way of Effingham County's "power raisers" are nearly three-fourths of the way toward this year's campaign goal.

October 28, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Chamber preps for Holiday Classic

The Effingham Chamber of Commerce's 19th annual Holiday Classic Business and Crafts Expo will be held Nov. 24 from noon-4 p.m. at Effingham County High School. Applications for vendor spaces are being accepted now and the entertainment schedule is being worked out.

October 28, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


’Dogs visit Rotary

Swann Seiler, whose family owns the University of Georgia bulldog mascots, spoke to the Sunrise Rotary Club and provided a glimpse into the UGA mascot dynasty and traditions behind the dogs.

October 28, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Young winners at fair livestock shows

One of the most popular events at the Effingham County Fair each year is the lamb and goat show at the livestock arena.

October 24, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Purcell receives Order of the Cross of Merit from Germany

Rincon resident Ann R. Purcell, a member of the State Transportation Board of Georgia and former state representative, has been honored by the Federal Republic of Germany with its Cross of the Order of Merit for her efforts in building cultural and economic bridges between Germany and the State of Georgia over the last several years.

October 24, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Veterans Day event to honor Korean War vets

The annual Effingham County Veterans Day observance will pay homage to Korean War veterans.

October 24, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


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Family Promise shines with Rotary

Ashley Moore, the new executive director of Family Promise of Effingham, spoke to the Effingham Sunrise Rotary Club about her role, as well as the history and future of Family Promise helping homeless families in Effingham County.

July 02, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Chamber taking nominations for Leadership Effingham class

The Effingham Chamber of Commerce is kicking off the new year for the Leadership Effingham program.

July 02, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Summer’s End benefit 5K for Treutlen House set for Aug. 16

The second annual Summer's End 5K Trail Run to benefit the Treutlen House at New Ebenezer is set for Aug. 16.

July 02, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


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


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