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Rincon taking entries for annual scarecrow contest

One of the favorite local events at this time of year is Rincon's annual scarecrow contest, and the city has now made participating in it easier.

October 10, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Committee preparing for fair

The Effingham County Fair board of directors and committee is busy preparing for the annual Effingham County Fair.

October 07, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


City readies for fall festival

The second annual Springfield Fall Festival is gearing up to be bigger and better than its inaugural event.

October 07, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Georgia Farm Bureau holding agriculture photo contest

How would you like to win $100 just for taking a picture? The Effingham County Farm Bureau is hosting a photo contest entitled "Picture Agriculture in Effingham."

October 07, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


GSU to host town hall on veterans health care

STATESBORO - The Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center is holding a veterans health care town hall meeting at Nessmith-Lane Conference Center on the Georgia Southern University campus. The program will be held Wednesday from 1-3 p.m.

October 07, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


In the pink

Pink fire trucks pulled up to Coldwell Banker Intercoastal Realty in Rincon last week as part of the Pink Heals national tour.

October 03, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Turning a light onto domestic violence

For years, the only way Kay Grandgeorge could cope with being abused by her first husband was to write journal entries.

October 03, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Oktoberfest packs ’em in

A larger venue helped to make this year's Oktoberfest the biggest to date for the Effingham Chamber of Commerce.

September 30, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


FC-CIS awards mini-grants

The Effingham County School System's Project SEARCH program and the Ogeechee Judicial Circuit's CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) program each received a boost from Family Connection-Communities In Schools of Effingham County.

September 30, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


The view from above for CAP

SYLVANIA - Cadets with the Civil Air Patrol, Effingham Cadet Squadron were recently hosted at Plantation Airpark near Sylvania for basic cadet training and orientation flights (O-flights). Seven cadets took part in the activities which included training in flight line marshalling and ground team activities related to search and rescue.

September 30, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


‘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


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Father Martino’s message

The Exchange Club of Effingham County listened to Father Nguyen Bah Thong (known as Fr. Martino) speak about Vietnam and his experiences growing up there after the war.

August 14, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Orchestra to hold annual 'Our Favorites' concert, auction

The Effingham Community Orchestra will present its fourth annual "Our Favorites" concert and silent auction fundraiser Aug. 24.

August 14, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


EWIB donates to school system

Effingham Women in Business made their annual donation toward school supplies for students in need at Effingham County's two high schools.

August 11, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


There’s HOPE for pets

The non-profit organization Helping Out Pets in Effingham isn't sure what it needs to do to get people to take advantage of its free spay and neuter program with the Effingham County Animal Shelter.

August 11, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Dickerson promoted to chief master sergeant

Senior Master Sgt. Henry Dickerson, a teacher in Effingham County, has earned promotion to the highest level of non-commissioned officers, chief master sergeant. Dickerson serves as the chief of safety for Savannah's Combat Readiness Training Center, an element of the Georgia Air National Guard.

August 11, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Davis completes basic training

Air Force Airman 1st Class Casey D. Davis graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas.

August 11, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Inman graduates from Warrior Forge

Victoria Inman has graduated from the Army ROTC (Reserve Officer Training Corps) Leader Development and Assessment Course, also known as "Operation Warrior Forge," at Fort Knox, Ky.

August 11, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Guyton observes National Night Out

The city of Guyton on Tuesday hosted National Night Out, a nationwide observance to bring communities together and promote crime prevention.

August 08, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Dougherty in training to be a U.S. Marine

Rct. Jacob Dougherty, a 23-year-old native of Guyton, is currently training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S.C., in hopes of earning the title of U.S. Marine.

August 07, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Vauters completes Navy basic training

Navy Seaman Vivian I. Vauters, daughter of Stacey L. Vauters of Newington, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.

August 07, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Southern Rock pioneer Hall to play Mars

Former Wet Willie frontman Jimmy Hall will perform at the Mars Theatre on Sept. 27.

August 07, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Toddler serves as inspiration for parents, annual fundraiser at Learning Treehouse

Life seemed perfect for Timothy and Ashlyn Tebeau on Nov. 19, 2012.

August 04, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Taking another step for Faith

Bonnie Rachael is approaching her latest endeavor in her typical manner - with a leap of faith.

August 04, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


United Way, Walmart teaming up for school supplies

The Rincon Walmart is partnering with United Way of the Coastal Empire's Effingham Service Center to collect school supplies for students in need.

August 04, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Sanders to shoot live video at the Mars

Josh Sanders, a singer/songwriter from Faulkville, will record a live video at the Mars Theatre on Sept. 12. Sanders recently opened for Corey Smith at the Music Vault and Red June at the Mars Theatre.

July 31, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


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