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Loper recognized for perfect attendance

Effingham County Commissioner Reggie Loper was awarded with a pin recognizing his perfect attendance at Coastal Regional Commission meetings.

August 20, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


Girls Night Out to focus on gastrointestinal disease

An estimated 70 million people a year are affected by some form of digestive disorder or gastrointestinal disease. The costs to Americans and on our nation's healthcare delivery system are nearly $150 billion.

August 16, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


Hospital to present annual Helmey Award on Aug. 25

Since 1994, employees of Effingham Health System have nominated peers whom they believe go the extra mile to provide outstanding care and service. To this end, members of the Effingham Hospital Authority invite community members to join them Aug. 25 at 11 a.m. as they reveal the name of the 2012 recipient of the annual C. Edward Helmey Humanitarian Award.

August 13, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


Mill chief visits Sunrise Rotary

Kelly Wolff, mill manager/vice president of operations of the Savannah River Mill of Georgia Pacific, recently made a presentation to the Effingham Sunrise Rotary Club on the improvement of safety and environmental goals of Georgia Pacific Savannah River Mill.

August 13, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


Purcell named finance chairman of state YMCA in Effingham County

State Rep. Ann Purcell has been selected to serve as the finance chairman for the State YMCA of Georgia in

August 09, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


Stories from Moore

Dr. Michael Moore recently told members of the Effingham Sunrise Rotary Club humorous stories from his time as superintendent of schools.

August 09, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


Health department urging vaccinations against pertussis

An increase in cases of pertussis, more commonly known as "whooping cough," in some metro Atlanta counties and other states has prompted Coastal Health District officials to remind residents that getting vaccinated is the safest and most effective way to prevent the disease. Pertussis is a very contagious illness that mainly affects the respiratory system and can be very dangerous, especially for babies and young children.

August 06, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


BB&T’s annual Lighthouse Project serves homeless, displaced students

As part of BB&T's fourth annual Lighthouse Project, the BB&T Rincon and Springfield branches chose to help the homeless and displaced school children in Effingham County. There are currently 96 such children in the county.

August 06, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


Give ’em a cheer!

The Effingham County High School cheerleaders hosted 74 girls ranging in age from pre-K to sixth grade for the annual Little Rebel Cheer Camp.

August 02, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Young Farmers tour shows off county’s agrarian side

Effingham County is a long way from Germany, but Jenny Daley feels right at home.

July 30, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


SHRM wins Pinnacle Award

The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) along with national sponsor ADP presented The Savannah Area Chapter of SHRM with the National Pinnacle Award on July 26 for its Preserving Human Capital workplace violence education and training program.

July 30, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


ADA to hold Kayak for a Kure

The American Diabetes Association's fall campaign, Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes, gets under way with the 5th Annual Hugh H. Armstrong Sr. Memorial Kayak for a Kure, to be held Aug. 18.

July 26, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


G-P to ‘tip the hat’ to local service agencies

Georgia-Pacific is rewarding individual acts of community service through its "Tips the Hat" contest in which community volunteers living in southeast Georgia communities where the company has operating facilities will be chosen to direct up to $4,000 in contributions from the Georgia-Pacific Foundation to local charities.

July 23, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


Hamilton graduates from basic training

Airman Steven Hamilton has successfully completed and graduated from the basic training at Lackland, Air Force Base, Texas.

July 23, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


Red Cross in need of blood donors

With extreme heat keeping some donors at home and severe storms forcing the cancellation of dozens of blood drives earlier in the month, the American Red Cross continues to have an emergency need for donors of all blood types.

July 23, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


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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


Fundraiser set for mother hurt in crash that killed son

Amber Gorlesky was speechless when she got the news that her friend Adrianna Flowers had been in a terrible car crash.

June 26, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


The buddy system

To say 10-year-old Kristen Fears has been looking forward to Camp Buddy would be an understatement.

June 26, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Call of duty

It has been a long time since the men lined up Monday afternoon at the Macomber Park building marched in a parade. Saturday morning, several of Effingham County's last living veterans of World War II will be assembled and part of the procession for Rincon's annual Freedom Rings parade - but they likely will have a perch on a car to greet the crowds expected to gather.

June 26, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


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