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Mettler takes on animal shelter for Eagle project

Members of Boy Scout Troop 665 from Rincon United Methodist Church joined Eagle candidate Madison Mettler on Saturday for his Eagle Scout project at the Effingham County Animal Shelter.

May 08, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Rincon taking applications for Citizens Police Academy

The Rincon Police Department is currently accepting applications for its Citizens Police Academy. The CPA will begin July 8 and is a 10-week program.

May 08, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Upcoming at the Mars

Upcoming events at the Mars Theatre

May 08, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Park stretches out

Four brand-new fields will be ready for play later this week at Macomber Park, much to the delight of Rincon city officials.

May 05, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


You load 13 tons and what do you get?

Two local Scout troops recently planned and carried out the largest service project held in the area in conjunction with the Great American Cleanup, removing "eyesores" and junk thrown out by people.

May 05, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Arnsdorff speaks to Rotarians

Greg Arnsdorff, assistant superintendent of the Effingham County School System, made a recent visit to the Sunrise Rotary Club.

May 05, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Copeland graduates from basic training

Air Force Airman Justin D. Copeland graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas.

May 05, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Goins completes basic training

Navy Seaman Recruit Lance C. Goins, son of Christy K. Van Tassel of Rincon, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command in Great Lakes, Ill.

May 05, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Orchestra ready for concert, book sale

Effingham Community Orchestra will present its "Something New and Something Patriotic Too" concert on Sunday at 3 p.m. at the Effingham County Recreation and Parks Department gymnasium, 808 Highway 119 South in Springfield.

May 01, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Students take on food drive challenge

Marlow Elementary students were given a challenge by school counselor Tonya Ward to collect 780 food items, representing the total number of students enrolled in the school.

May 01, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Public safety event a hit

The city of Guyton recently hosted its public safety event in conjunction with its annual Spring Sale Along the Trail for the first time.

May 01, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


UDC observes Confederate Memorial Day

The Effingham County Hussars Chapter No. 2285 of the United Daughters of the Confederacy presented Crosses of Military Service Medals at the Confederate Memorial Day Service held April 27 at the Guyton City Cemetery, near its 26 unknown soldiers section.

May 01, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Habitat digs in for veterans build project

Cristal Boyles has been looking forward for a while to becoming a Habitat for Humanity homeowner, and her wait should be over soon.

April 28, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


AWWIN to honor three Effingham women

Darlene Pierce, Destiny Wright Bradshaw and Rachel Lloyd of Effingham County are among the outstanding women to be honored as the Assisting Working Women in Need organization's Top Ten Working Women of the Year.

April 28, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Mydell promoted in Air National Guard

Derrick T. Mydell has been promoted to the rank of technical sergeant in the U.S. Air National Guard.

April 28, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


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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


Guyton firefighters put nearly $3,000 in the boot for MDA

The members of the Guyton Fire Department raised $2,982 during the annual Fill the Boot drive on June 2 to benefit children and adults affected by muscle disease throughout Effingham County.

June 09, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Giving them shelter

The Effingham County Animal Shelter has made great strides in Cory Whitfield's six months as director, but he gives the credit to a supportive community.

June 09, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Allen, Harris surprised by honors

The winners of two of the Effingham County Chamber of Commerce's most notable honors had no idea their names were going to be called Thursday night.

June 09, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Ginn earns Eagle Scout

Benjamin Ginn was presented the Eagle Scout award by Mark Bennett at a ceremony at Springfield United Methodist Church.

June 09, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Springfield leaders recognize Concerted Services

Springfield Mayor Barton Alderman and the Springfield City Council declared May as "Community Action Month" in recognition of Concerted Services, Inc.'s work.

June 09, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Children learn sports and more at FCA camp

Children enjoyed a week of "perspiration and inspiration" at the fourth annual Fellowship of Christian Athletes camp in Effingham County.

June 05, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Down Syndrome Society to host Camp Buddy

The Low Country Down Syndrome Society is hosting its annual Camp Buddy summer camp in Effingham County. This educational and therapeutic camp starts June 23 and ends June 27 at Rincon Elementary School.

June 05, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Mars’ concert series to benefit Music Maker efforts

Robert Lee Coleman will take the Mars Theatre stage June 21 at 8 p.m. as the second in a series of six concerts at the Mars in support of American Roots and Blues Artists through the Music Maker Relief Foundation.

June 02, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Donation is on target

The men of Springfield United Methodist Church paid tribute to their fathers while making a contribution to local Boy Scouts.

June 02, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Abbs receives Billy Mitchell Award

Cadet 2nd Lt. Aaron M. Abbs of the Civil Air Patrol Effingham Cadet Squadron was awarded the General Billy Mitchell Award by Group IV commander Maj. Richard Bush last month.

June 02, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Family Promise schedules work days for day center

Family Promise of Effingham is close to opening its doors, but first the organization needs volunteers to ready its day center.

June 02, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Alexander graduates from basic training

Air Force Airman 1st Class Thaddeus A. Alexander graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas.

June 02, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Clyo Youth Chapter earns outstanding chaper status

Clyo Youth Chapter was recognized as the outstanding chapter of the year at the Prince Hall Grand Chapter Order of the Eastern Star 38th Grand Youth Session, held in Statesboro on April 25-26. There are 47 youth chapters in the Grand Youth Chapter.

May 29, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


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