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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


EWIB steps up for Family Promise

Julie Dickey and Becky Lango of Effingham Family Promise presented to Effingham Women in Business at their October meeting.

October 21, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Doctor delivers dose of fundraising

Ann Resto, executive director of the Effingham Victim Witness Assistance Program, received a check Thursday from Dr. Mark Mudano for $6,025, the amount he and Effingham Health System raised for the third annual Effingham Dancing with the Stars.

October 21, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Mossy Oak is ‘painted pink’ for bluegrass festival

The folks at Mossy Oak Music Park in Guyton are partnering with the Effingham YMCA Breast Cancer Awareness Team in efforts to promote breast cancer awareness.

October 17, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Orchestra to raffle new guitar in fall fundraiser

Andrea Huff, director of Effingham Community Orchestra, announces that tickets for the orchestra's fall fundraising raffle are now on sale. The winner of the raffle will receive a new AA25-D Austin acoustic guitar and accessory pack. Tickets are $1 each, and if you buy five tickets you get a free ticket in the same person's name.

October 17, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Rotary welcomes new member

The Rotary Club of Effingham County welcomed its newest member, Michael Murphy with Effingham Health System.

October 17, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Fall festival fills city’s downtown

The second Springfield Fall Festival brought another huge crowd to the city's downtown, organizers said.

October 14, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


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Back-to-School Blowout brings big crowd

The United Way, Effingham Recreation and Parks and other sponsors welcomed a big crowd to the annual Back-to-School Blowout on Tuesday.

July 31, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Rincon recognizes Freedom Rings Parade winners

Rincon City Council honored float entry winners from the Freedom Rings Parade at Monday night's meeting.

July 31, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Strickland Funeral Home, supplier come through for Treutlen House

A grant from the York Children's Foundation and matched by Thomas C. Strickland and Sons Funeral Home will assist the Treutlen House at New Ebenezer with its day-to-day expenses.

July 28, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Fortsons receive Golden Deeds Award

The Exchange Club of Effingham honored a local husband and wife for their commitment to helping others in the community.

July 28, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Red Cross facing shortages of all blood types

The American Red Cross is facing a looming blood shortage, leading to an urgent need for donors of all blood types to roll up a sleeve and give.

July 24, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Community comes out for Clyo back-to-school rally

Scott and Sons Trucking Company partnered with Effingham County Recreation and Parks to host their fifth annual back-to-school rally Saturday at the Clyo Community Center.

July 21, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


United Way offering the aid of Social Apostolate

The United Way Effingham Service Center is offering a program to assist people who need a birth certificate or Georgia photo ID.

July 21, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Mars hosting next concert in Music Maker Relief series

Louisiana Zydeco musician and blues accordion player Major Handy will take the Mars Theatre stage Aug. 9, and the show will be the fourth in a series of six concerts at the Mars in support of American Roots and Blues Artists through the Music Maker Relief Foundation.

July 21, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Finding hidden treasures

Thirty-three children have been enjoying the Ebenezer Treasures day camp this week at the New Ebenezer Retreat Center.

July 17, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Harris to lead Effingham Rotary

David Harris assumed the role of president of the Rotary Club of Effingham County, taking over from Beth Epling, whose one-year term ended.

July 14, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Senior clerk sworn in

Effingham County Probate Judge Beth Mosley swore in Susan Dobson as senior clerk.

July 14, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Nine-year-old to man lemonade stand for cancer research

An Effingham County girl is doing her part in the fight against childhood cancer.

July 14, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


ECSO to hold another ‘Teens Ride with Pride’

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office Traffic Enforcement Unit will host its next Georgia Teens Ride with Pride course July 22 at 7 p.m. at the Effingham County Courthouse.

July 14, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


State NAACP chief to pump up local chapter

Statesboro's Francys Johnson has been on a mission since being elected president of the Georgia State Conference of the NAACP in October.

July 14, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


United Way to hold series of seminars

Georgia Legal Services staff attorney Nancy DeVetter will present a new project the United Way is helping to fund which will assist low-income families with issues relating to public benefits and records restrictions, expungements and pardons.

July 14, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


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