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‘Friends of Cheryl’ forms to help stricken friend, classmate

The "Friends of Cheryl" will hold a fundraiser Oct. 19 from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. at Guyton's Sale on the Trail for Cheryl Exley Tyre.

September 30, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Getting back to building

The economic downturn has hit a number of local people, businesses and organizations hard in recent years, and Habitat for Humanity of Effingham County is no different.

September 26, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


City supports Jimenez Open

At Monday's Rincon City Council meeting, Mayor Ken Lee read a proclamation on the city's support for the third annual David Jimenez Open.

September 26, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


King retires after 41 years of service

U.S. Air National Guard Senior Master Sgt. Frank King is retiring after 41 years of service to the Air Force and the Air National Guard.

September 26, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Learning to buckle up

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office, Effingham County Health Department, Governor's Office of Highway Safety and Georgia State Patrol offered free child car seat inspections Saturday at Walmart in Rincon for "National Seat Check Saturday."

September 23, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


ECSO offering Teens Ride with Pride course

Teenagers who are new drivers, or soon will be, have another opportunity to take a driver education course offered by the Effingham County Sheriff's Office.

September 23, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Project Lifesaver fundraiser gets strong reception

A raffle and lunch Saturday to raise money for Effingham County's Project Lifesaver program raked in more than $6,800, according to organizer Pauline Morgan.

September 23, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Lost Plantation to host Jimenez Open

The Coastal Georgia Alzheimer's Association will host the third annual David Jimenez Open golf tournament Oct. 5 at Rincon's Lost Plantation Golf Club. The event helps spread awareness and gives support to the Coastal Georgia Alzheimer's Association in its mission to find a cure for Alzheimer's disease.

September 23, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Exchange gets peek at museum

The Exchange Club of Effingham enjoyed a presentation about Memorial Hall Museum, the oldest museum in Louisiana. The museum was dedicated on Jan. 8, 1891.

September 23, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Thornton graduates from basic training

Air Force Airman James J. Thornton graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas.

September 23, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Volunteer keeps lending helping hand

It's been quite a year for Shaw Wilkerson.

September 19, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Williams named president of National Newspaper Association

Robert M. Williams Jr., publisher of theSouthFire Newspaper Group in Blackshear, was elected as president of the National Newspaper Association during the association's 127th annual convention and trade show held last week in Phoenix.

September 19, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


After brush with death, Project Lifesaver organizer renews effort

After surviving her own brush with death earlier this year, Pauline Morgan said she is more committed than ever to her annual fundraiser for Project Lifesaver.

September 16, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


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


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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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