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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


Holder visits Sunrise Rotary

Buddy Holder, the head football coach at Effingham County High School, spoke to the Sunrise Rotary Club about the team's core values, established in January when he was hired.

August 29, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Firefighters pour it on to Fill the Boot

Weekend traffic was stop-and-go along Highway 21 in Rincon, for a good reason.

August 26, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


GAP Ministries celebrates a milestone

A program at Grace Community Churchon Saturday night celebrated a milestone for GAP Ministries: 100 wheelchair ramps built for people in Effingham County.

August 26, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


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Articles by Section - Around Town


Volunteers pitch in at Habitat’s veterans build

Habitat for Humanity of Effingham County volunteers built and raised walls to help a military veteran and her family with decent, affordable housing.

June 16, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Rincon gearing up for Freedom Rings

The city of Rincon has at least five World War II veterans identified to honor in the annual Freedom Rings parade.

June 16, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


SCMPD offering boater education class prior to new law taking effect

SAVANNAH - The Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department along with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources will conduct a boating safety course June 21 at the SCMPD training facility located on the second floor of Savannah Mall next to Dillards.

June 16, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Children's choir to perform in Effingham

The Imani Milele Children's Choir of Uganda will perform two shows in Effingham County as part of its summer tour.

June 12, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Georgia Southern library to host farm-to-table event

STATESBORO - The Friends of Zach S. Henderson Library, in partnership with the Statesboro Main Street Farmers' Market, will host the fifth annual Farm-to- Table Dinner on June 19, featuring environmentalist and author Janisse Ray and Georgia Southern University's executive chef Kevin Case.

June 12, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Guyton firefighters put nearly $3,000 in the boot for MDA

The members of the Guyton Fire Department raised $2,982 during the annual Fill the Boot drive on June 2 to benefit children and adults affected by muscle disease throughout Effingham County.

June 09, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Giving them shelter

The Effingham County Animal Shelter has made great strides in Cory Whitfield's six months as director, but he gives the credit to a supportive community.

June 09, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Allen, Harris surprised by honors

The winners of two of the Effingham County Chamber of Commerce's most notable honors had no idea their names were going to be called Thursday night.

June 09, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Ginn earns Eagle Scout

Benjamin Ginn was presented the Eagle Scout award by Mark Bennett at a ceremony at Springfield United Methodist Church.

June 09, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Springfield leaders recognize Concerted Services

Springfield Mayor Barton Alderman and the Springfield City Council declared May as "Community Action Month" in recognition of Concerted Services, Inc.'s work.

June 09, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Children learn sports and more at FCA camp

Children enjoyed a week of "perspiration and inspiration" at the fourth annual Fellowship of Christian Athletes camp in Effingham County.

June 05, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Down Syndrome Society to host Camp Buddy

The Low Country Down Syndrome Society is hosting its annual Camp Buddy summer camp in Effingham County. This educational and therapeutic camp starts June 23 and ends June 27 at Rincon Elementary School.

June 05, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Mars’ concert series to benefit Music Maker efforts

Robert Lee Coleman will take the Mars Theatre stage June 21 at 8 p.m. as the second in a series of six concerts at the Mars in support of American Roots and Blues Artists through the Music Maker Relief Foundation.

June 02, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Donation is on target

The men of Springfield United Methodist Church paid tribute to their fathers while making a contribution to local Boy Scouts.

June 02, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Abbs receives Billy Mitchell Award

Cadet 2nd Lt. Aaron M. Abbs of the Civil Air Patrol Effingham Cadet Squadron was awarded the General Billy Mitchell Award by Group IV commander Maj. Richard Bush last month.

June 02, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


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