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Riders see poker run as good deal

After Rory Myers rode his motorcycle more than a hundred miles from Augusta to Rincon on Saturday morning, another 40 or so miles was no big deal.

September 16, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Chamber gears up for Oktoberfest

The Effingham Chamber of Commerce is seeking volunteers for its annual Oktoberfest celebration, which will be held Sept. 27-28 at Rincon's Freedom Park.

September 16, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Car seat safety check scheduled for Saturday

The Effingham County Health Department, in conjunction with the Governor's Office of Highway Safety, the Effingham County Sheriff's Office and Georgia State Patrol Post 42, will hold free child car seat safety inspections Saturday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Walmart in Rincon.

September 16, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


United Way ready to raffle

Jeremy Nease of Rincon's Badcock Home Furniture donated a 50-inch LG TruSlim television (valued at $999) to the United Way of Effingham's 2013 campaign fundraising raffle.

September 16, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Sunrise Rotary gets the scoop

Karen Tanksley, publisher of the Effingham Herald, told the Sunrise Rotary club about the changes in newspaper publication and the promising future for hometown newspapers.

September 16, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


ECHS, SEHS bands put on a show

In an annual tradition prior to the kickoff of the Effingham County-South Effingham football game, the two schools' marching bands performed together.

September 14, 2013 | Staff Report | Around Town


First responders honored on 9/11

On the 12th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, Effingham County first responders were recognized prior to Wednesday's South Effingham-Effingham County softball game at Rebel Field.

September 12, 2013 | Staff Report | Around Town


United Way shows it has the power

The United Way of Effingham County kicked off its 2013 fundraising campaign Wednesday with a powerful message to the community.

September 12, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Farmers’ market growing on Springfield

Traffic on Springfield's Laurel Street near its intersection with Highway 21 can get a little slow on Friday afternoon, and not solely because drivers are in a rush to get home.

September 09, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Masons present flags to HES

The Clyo Masonic Lodge No. 280 presented a gift on loan to the Historic Effingham Society Museum.

September 09, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Orchestra a hit with ‘Our Favorites’ show

Effingham Community Orchestra presented its third annual "Our Favorites" concert and silent auction on Aug. 25.

September 05, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Hospital honors Kieffer

Butch Kieffer was honored by Effingham Health System and the Hospital Authority at their September meeting.

September 05, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Salzburgers celebrate their heritage

Salzburgers celebrated their annual Heritage Day on Labor Day, opening a new research library at their museum.

September 02, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Mobile food pantry delivers assistance

America's Second Harvest Food Bank delivered a truckload of help Thursday to Effingham County families in need.

September 02, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Class of 1968 reunites

The 1968 graduating class of Effingham County High School enjoyed a class reunion on Aug. 24 at the New Ebenezer Retreat Center.

August 29, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


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Scotts named one of America’s ‘coolest black families’

An Effingham County family has been featured in a national magazine as a "coolest black family in America."

March 03, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Chamber sets table for annual Taste of Effingham

The Effingham Chamber's fifth annual Taste of Effingham is scheduled for March 5 from 5-7 p.m. Chamber Director Rick Lott said that as of Feb. 18, 18 booths signed up to provide food and beverage to the audience at the Effingham County Recreation and Parks gymnasium on Highway 119 in Springfield.

February 24, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Colton graduates from basic training

Air Force Airman Christopher L. Colton graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas.

February 24, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Baeten completes Eagle Scout project

Trevor Baeten has finished his Eagle Scout project of building and installing new picnic tables at the Effingham County Methodist Campground and at Springfield United Methodist Church.

February 18, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Groups see need for transitional housing

Two organizations dedicated to housing initiatives are hoping to help establish more places for lower-income families to live in Effingham County.

February 17, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Kennedy graduates from basic training

Air Force Airman Bobby X. Kennedy graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas.

February 17, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


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