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Freedom Rings in Rincon

The community got a head start on Independence Day with the two-day Freedom Rings celebration at Freedom Park in Rincon.

June 30, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


How do you get to Carnegie Hall? Two locals know how

Effingham County's Anna Kessler and Chandler Pate sang at Carnegie Hall in New York City as part of the Choirs of America's C3 Choral Convergence Concert and Rising Star Showcase on June 21.

June 30, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Barrow named a 2014 preservation hero

The Library of American Landscape History has named Craig Barrow III as its 2014 preservation hero.

June 30, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Crowds salute veterans during Freedom Rings Parade

Crowds lined Columbia Avenue on a warm Saturday morning as the city of Rincon's annual Freedom Rings Parade made its way down the thoroughfare. The special guests of honor this year were local veterans of World War II.

June 30, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Collins graduates from basic training

Air Force Airman Tyrell K. Collins graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas.

June 30, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Fundraiser set for mother hurt in crash that killed son

Amber Gorlesky was speechless when she got the news that her friend Adrianna Flowers had been in a terrible car crash.

June 26, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


The buddy system

To say 10-year-old Kristen Fears has been looking forward to Camp Buddy would be an understatement.

June 26, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Call of duty

It has been a long time since the men lined up Monday afternoon at the Macomber Park building marched in a parade. Saturday morning, several of Effingham County's last living veterans of World War II will be assembled and part of the procession for Rincon's annual Freedom Rings parade - but they likely will have a perch on a car to greet the crowds expected to gather.

June 26, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


American Legion post to host WWII vets breakfast

The American Legion Effingham Post 209 is hosting a "Salute to Our World War II Veterans" breakfast June 28 at 8 a.m. at Frank & Linda's Restaurant at 5926 Highway 21 in Rincon.

June 19, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


A global village of voices

Bishop Moses Ssemanda smiled and issued a declaration prior to the Imani Milele Children's Choir's performance Tuesday night at Guyton Christian Church.

June 19, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | 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


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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


DNR, SCMPD to host boater safety course

SAVANNAH - The Georgia Department of Natural Resources and the Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department Marine Patrol Unit will conduct a boater safety course on July 19.

July 10, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Retired Educators hold annual banquet

The Effingham County Retired Educators held their annual banquet June 30, handing out two $650 scholarships and their community service award.

July 07, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


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