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Clyo man wins $400K in Georgia Lottery game

ATLANTA - A Georgia Lottery instant ticket worth $400,000 was sold in Effingham County. Gurudev Datta Inc., in Clyo, sold a 20X The Money instant ticket with a $400,000 top prize.

February 10, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Dickey, Family Promise honored by Rotary Club

Brian Dickey was honored Thursday night by the Rotary Club of Effingham County as the community's Volunteer of the Year.

February 10, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


CASA at the Capitol

Lainie Jenkins, director, and Eileen Bayens, advocacy coordinator, from CASA Ogeechee attended the annual CASA Day at the Capitol event in Atlanta on Feb. 4.

February 10, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Rincon PD shines light on Citizens Police Academy

Sgt. Jose' Ramirez, patrol commander for the Rincon Police Department, told the Effingham Sunrise Rotary Club about the Citizens Police Academy.

February 06, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Jenkins honored as firefighter educator of the year

The Georgia State Firefighters Association named Effingham County Fire and Rescue Lt. Hannah Jenkins as the 2013 educator of the year.

February 06, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Y charges into annual campaign

When Sarah Puente and her family moved to Effingham County four years ago, they joined the YMCA in hopes of finding friends and fitness.

February 06, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


History still on the march

These days, the Historic Effingham Society appreciates a contributor like John Tebeau more than ever.

February 03, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Murphy honored for emergency preparedness

Mike Murphy, Effingham Health environment of care manager and disaster preparedness coordinator, was presented the Champion of Emergency Preparedness Award at the Georgia Healthcare Association's Winter Conference held Jan. 22.

February 03, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Red Cross sounds call for blood donations

As severe winter weather begins to subside, the American Red Cross is asking all eligible blood and platelet donors to help offset a weather-related shortfall in donations.

February 03, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


EEMA director gets ready for the storms

Edwin Myrick, director of the Effingham County Emergency Management Agency, recently completed a week of vigorous training at the National Hurricane Center in Miami, Fla.

January 30, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


MLK Committee hands out Humanitarian Award

Effingham County's Martin Luther King Jr. Day Observance Committee presented the Humanitarian Award to Pastor Paul Moore and the members of the Elam Egypt Baptist Church of Egypt in recognition of their community service outreach program to help their fellow man.

January 30, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Raisin’ interest in Effingham Day at the Capitol

The Effingham County Chamber of Commerce continued a tasty tradition on Thursday by baking loaves of raisin bread to give to the state's elected officials at Effingham Day at the Capitol.

January 27, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Author makes new pair of shoes her mission

Austine Royer Smith is accustomed to people leaving donated clothing on her front porch, to give to people she helps on mission trips to Haiti.

January 27, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Volunteers turn on muscle power

While many high school students were sleeping late on the Martin Luther King holiday, Ashley Clayton was doing yard work with her parents Al and Michele.

January 23, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


EEMA opens warming center

The Effingham County Emergency Management Agency has opened a warming center as nighttime temperatures continue to hover around 20 degrees.

January 23, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


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Pelote completes basic training

Air Force Reserve Airman 1st Class Ashlyn M. Pelote graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas.

November 04, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Riley completes basic training

Air Force Airman Deveyon Q. Riley graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas.

November 04, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Lee completes basic training

Army Pvt. Keeiaru K. Lee has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C.

November 04, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Prize winners at the fair

The livestock shows are a highlight each year of the Effingham County Fair.

October 28, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


United Way campaign reaching fever pitch

The United Way of Effingham County is 75 percent toward its goal to raise $317,000 in this year's campaign, organizers announced this week.

October 28, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


ECSO taking steps for Halloween safety

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office is rounding up all the sex offenders on probation, requiring them to come to the jail Friday during prime trick-or-treating hours.

October 28, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Jimenez Open tees it up for Alzheimer’s

A year after his death, David Jimenez continues to inspire others to support Alzheimer's research and outreach.

October 28, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Eaddy takes command of 165th Support Group

Lt. Col. D. Lawrence Eaddy was selected to be the new commander of the 165th Mission Support Group, part of the 165th Airlift Wing, Georgia Air National Guard. The 165th Mission Support Group is based at the Savannah-Hilton Head International Airport.

October 28, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Annual fair rolls into town

A crowd lined Laurel Street on Monday afternoon for the annual Effingham County Fair parade.

October 21, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Voting next week for Rincon scarecrow contest

A sure sign of fall in Effingham County each year is the city of Rincon's scarecrow contest.

October 21, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Malpass Brothers to bring retro sound to the Mars Theatre

Get ready for some authentic, down-home country music with the Malpass Brothers on Friday at as they bring their classic old-time country and bluegrass sound to the Mars Theatre.

October 21, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Churches, members make commitment to Family Promise

Note: Family Promise Week was celebrated Oct. 12-19.

October 21, 2014 | By Nancy Gould | Around Town


United Way prize surprise

Ebenezer Elementary School teacher Carlette Fulcher was the first winner in the weekly prize drawings as part of the United Way of Effingham County's 2014 fundraising campaign.

October 21, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Mossy Oak welcomes 40th bluegrass and gospel festival

The 40th Bluegrass and Gospel Music Festival runs Wednesday through Sunday morning at Mossy Oak Music Park. Visitors to the 34-acre park will enjoy bluegrass and gospel music done in the old school, traditional acoustic style, as well as great high lonesome vocal harmonies.

October 14, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Springfield celebrates annual fall festival

Another big crowd packed Laurel Street for the annual Springfield Fall Festival over the weekend.

October 14, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


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