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Benedict completes basic training

Army Pfc. Cory A. Benedict has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C.

March 18, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Meridian Foundation pitches in for Habitat for Humanity

Helping Habitat for Humanity is in Brett Edwards' blood.

March 14, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Edenfield takes the reins of the 165th

Col. James "Keith" Edenfield was selected to be the new commander of the 165th Airlift Wing of the Georgia Air National Guard.

March 14, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


IDA shines the light for Sunrise Rotary

Erin Rahn Phillips, research and market analyst for the Effingham Industrial Development Authority, spoke to the Effingham Sunrise Rotary Club about the recent improvements the IDA has made to its industrial properties, as well as their hopeful outlook for recruiting new business in 2013. She entertained questions from the crowd on how the IDA evaluates the impact of different new businesses and the overall impacts they can have on the county.

March 14, 2013 | Staff Report | Around Town


Locals enjoy Taste of Effingham

The Effingham Chamber of Commerce hosted the third annual Taste of EffinghamThursday at the Effingham County Recreation and Parks gym on Highway 119 in Springfield.

March 11, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


‘Swamp People’ draw crowd to Marlow PTO fundraiser

Brandy Thompson of Rincon waited behind a few hundred other people Saturday in a line that wound partially around the track at Effingham County High School.

March 11, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Order in the court!

The courtroom in the Historic Effingham Courthouse will be the center of action Saturday night.

March 11, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


22nd annual Tara Feis to be held Saturday

The City of Savannah's Department of Cultural Affairs and the Tara Feis Committee invites everyone to the 22nd annual Tara Feis Irish Celebration at Emmet Park on Saturday from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. All events and stage performances are free and open to the public.

March 07, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Sunrise Rotary gets look at the market

Frank Bevenour, a financial advisor with Edward Jones, spoke recently to the Effingham Sunrise Rotary Club.

March 07, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


United Way earns four-star rating again

United Way of the Coastal Empire has earned Charity Navigator's highest level four-star rating for sound fiscal management and commitment to accountability for the fifth consecutive year.

March 07, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


The swamp is coming to Effingham

Marlow Elementary PTO President Robert Grant laughs about the "ridiculous idea (he) had about a year ago" to boost attendance for the school's annual festival.

March 04, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Wildlife Refuge visits Exchange Club

The Exchange Club of Effingham County learned about the Savannah Coastal Refuges in a presentation from Monica Harris, visitor services manager.

March 04, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Care center enjoys Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day was a day filled with love and giving for the residents at Effingham Care Center.

March 04, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Chamber, SCV bringing Civil War event to Rincon

A new event with a Civil War twist is coming to Rincon on May 18.

February 28, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Girl Scouts taking donations for pets in need

Junior Girl Scouts in Troop 30197 learned the power of one and how one person can make a difference through their Agent of Change journey. Now they are giving the community an opportunity to help make a difference.

February 28, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


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Springfield celebrates annual fall festival

Another big crowd packed Laurel Street for the annual Springfield Fall Festival over the weekend.

October 14, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Raising the roof

The livestock barn at the Effingham County Fairgrounds has a new look.

October 14, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Chamber hosts business after hours

The Effingham Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting recently for Vision Financial in Rincon.

October 14, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Capacity crowd watches SEHS edge ECHS for region title

A packed house at Rebel Field saw a thriller between the South Effingham Lady Mustangs and Effingham County Lady Rebels for the Region 3-AAAAA softball championship Thursday.

October 09, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


More than 100 volunteers turn out for Rivers Alive cleanup

The largest ever and third annual Rivers Alive Savannah River Cleanup removed nearly one ton of recyclable material and trash from the Savannah River on Sept. 27, thanks to the dedication of 123 volunteers.

October 07, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Fat check for Treutlen House

Fat Tony's Garage raised $2,300 for the Treutlen House at New Ebenezer through sales of its 2015 calendar.

October 07, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Springfield Fire Department receives Norfolk Southern grant

Springfield Fire Chief Travis Zittrouer received a check for $1,000 from Norfolk Southern Corporation for the Springfield Volunteer Fire Department.

October 07, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Parent University visits Exchange Club

The Exchange Club of Effingham County learned about Parent University-Effingham, a program that bridges the gap between home, school and community by offering free learning sessions to assist parents in supporting their children to achieve their goals in school and life.

October 07, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Lyons graduates from basic training

Air Force Airman Dustin E. Lyons graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas.

October 07, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Oktoberfest draws crowd of about 3,500

Effingham Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Rick Lott estimated the crowd for the fifth annual Oktoberfest at about 3,500 for the two days, a little bit down from last year.

September 30, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


State Patrol troop honored at Governor’s Challenge Awards

MACON - The Georgia State Patrol's Troop I was one of several law enforcement agencies to take home a prize last Wednesday when the Governor's Office of Highway Safety hosted its 15th annual Governor's Challenge Awards at the Macon Centreplex.

September 30, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


ECSO conducts in-house jail officer training

Fifteen law enforcement students graduated Friday from basic jail officer training at the Effingham County Sheriff's Office. This was the first in-house jail officer school hosted by ECSO.

September 30, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Businessmen pitch in to put fresh coats of paint on Treutlen House

A group of businessmen recently spruced up the Treutlen House at New Ebenezer.

September 30, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


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