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Effingham CAP member recognized as top recruiter

For two months, Cadet/Chief Master Sgt. Brandon "Bates" Hollifield has been the top recruiter in the state for the Civil Air Patrol.

April 15, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Gourd Sprouts visit care center

The Coastal Gourd Sprouts brought several of their hand-painted gourds for Effingham Care Center residents to enjoy.

April 15, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


It’s an Adventure at outdoor expo

A big crowd turned out Saturday for an outdoor expo at Effingham County High School, as part of the first Effingham Adventure Weekend.

April 15, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Busy weekend ahead for the area

It will be a busy weekend in Effingham County, with one new event and one annual favorite providing plenty of activities.

April 11, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Stepping up to the plate to Kiss-A-Pig

Even though she is the littlest team captain, Abbey Brannen is running a big Kiss-A-Pig campaign.

April 11, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


A pitch for recreation

Fuller Chevrolet general manager Tommy Arden presented a check for $500 to Clarence Morgan, director of Effingham County Recreation and Parks, as part of the dealership's support of Chevrolet Youth Baseball and the rec department.

April 08, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


ECVWAP to mark crime victims’ rights week

The Effingham County Victim Witness Assistance Program will observe National Crime Victims' Rights Week with special events and programs, including hosting the domestic violence symposium, "New Challenges – New Solutions: Erase the Threat," and the "Jeans for Justice" annual fundraiser.

April 08, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Logistics program shines at Rotary

Ashley Kieffer, director of the Business Logistics Management program at the Effingham College and Career Academy, told the Sunrise Rotary Club about the first high school logistics class in Georgia, at the Career Academy.

April 08, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


James graduates from basic training

Air Force Airman Cameron T. James graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas.

April 08, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Adventure Weekend expected to draw big crowds

Local churches are anticipating a large turnout for next week's Effingham Adventure Weekend.

April 04, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Andrea Stone wins coloring contest

Andrea Stone won the Easter coloring contest sponsored by the Effingham Herald and Teach Right.

April 04, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Smalls graduates from basic training

Army Pvt. Mark A. Smalls has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C.

April 04, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Coastal Health District marks National Public Health Week

Public health touches the lives of millions of people every day, including the citizens of coastal Georgia. This week is National Public Health Week (NPHW) and this year's theme is "Public Health is ROI: Save Lives, Save Money."

April 01, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


HeritageBank to hold shred-a-thon

Consumers can protect themselves from becoming a victim of identity theft by simply shredding personal documents.

April 01, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Rotary Club tournament to tee off Saturday

Local golfers can hit the links while raising money for several causes, in the Rotary Club of Effingham County's annual golf tournament.

April 01, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


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Success stories

The United Way of Effingham County included several statistics in the 2013 annual report it presented Wednesday, but the impact its agencies had on the community went far beyond just the numbers.

March 13, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Historic Society takes over OED

The annual Olde Effingham Days is getting a new sponsor and a new name.

March 13, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Armstrong visits Sunrise Rotary

Linda Bleicken, president of Armstrong Atlantic State University, shared with Sunrise Rotarians the university's ties to Savannah and the coastal region.

March 13, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Community enjoys Taste of Effingham

Eleven restaurants and caterers made samples of their wares available at the fourth annual Taste of Effingham on Thursday.

March 10, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Rotary speech contest winners

Kelsey Wilson from Effingham County High School won the Rotary Club speech contest, held Thursday at New Ebenezer Retreat Center.

March 10, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Effingham Health to tee it up for local charities

Effingham Health System will host a golf tournament to benefit local charities March 28 at Lost Plantation Golf Club.

March 10, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Georgia Conservancy honors Springfield

The Georgia Conservancy recognized the work to purchase Thompson's Island on Ebenezer Creek near Springfield and the Cumberland Island's alternative spring break volunteer program at its annual oyster roast March 1.

March 10, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


DOT to hold meeting on 119, Magnolia work

The Georgia Department of Transportation is seeking input on the proposed reconstruction of Highway 119 from Magnolia Place to Highway 21 in Effingham County.

March 06, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Patterson honored with award from Boy Scouts

The Coastal Georgia Council, Boy Scouts of America recognized outstanding community leaders and volunteers at the annual Silver Beaver Banquet on Feb. 22.

March 03, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


For Hayes, the diabetes battle is personal

The Kiss-a-Pig campaign is personal to Mimi Hayes.

March 03, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Red Cross thanks those who make it work

March is Red Cross Month, and the American Red Cross would like to recognize the nation's everyday heroes who reach out to help their neighbors when they are in need.

March 03, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Morris graduates from basic training

Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Kalyn M. Morris graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas.

March 03, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


ADA to hold diabetes alert day

People considered at high risk for type 2 diabetes are urged to get tested during the annual American Diabetes ALERT Day on March 25.

February 27, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Hayes to lead Kiss-a-Pig campaign

For the fifth year in a row, Effingham County will have a participant in the Kiss-a-Pig campaign, the largest fundraiser of the year for the American Diabetes Association.

February 27, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Chamber ready to serve up annual Taste

The Effingham Chamber of Commerce is setting the table for the annual Taste of Effingham, set for Thursday from 5-7 p.m. Chamber Director Rick Lott said that as of Feb.16, there were 14 booths signed up to provide food and beverage to the audience at the Effingham County Recreation and Parks gymnasium on Highway 119 in Springfield.

February 27, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


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