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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


HES banquet to feature sounds of Confederacy talk

Historic Effingham Society will hold its annual banquet Feb. 1 at the New Ebenezer Retreat Center, beginning with a social at 5:30 p.m. and dinner at 6 p.m.

January 23, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade photos

As part of Effingham County's annual observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday, the community enjoyed the MLK parade in Springfield Monday morning.

January 20, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Chamber cooking up 4th Taste of Effingham

The Effingham Chamber of Commerce is gearing up for the fourth annual Taste of Effingham.

January 20, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Empty Stocking Fund donations topped $18,000

The Empty Stocking Fund made Christmas brighter for several Effingham County families again in 2013.

January 16, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Rotary Club taking nominations for volunteer of the year

The Rotary Club of Effingham County is taking nominations for its annual Volunteer of the Year award.

January 16, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Nominations being taken for achievement award

Nominations are being accepted for this year's Shaw Wilkerson Outstanding Achievement Award.

January 16, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Pittman named the CRTC NCO of the year

Technical Sgt. Jeffrey Pittman has been named the non-commissioned officer of the year for the Combat Readiness Training Center. Tech Sgt. Pittman serves as the lead NCO in the supply section of mission support for the CRTC and most recently directed the unit's drug testing program. He is a resident Effingham County.

January 13, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Rotary makes a connection

The Noon and Sunrise Rotary Clubs of Effingham County combined their efforts to apply for and receive an approximately $1,200 grant from Rotary International to support Effingham Connect (formerly the Center for Working Families).

January 13, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


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Special Olympians turn in golden moments

Approximately 450 athletes, parents and volunteers enjoyed the Effingham County Special Olympics spring games on Friday at South Effingham High School.

March 24, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Off to the races

The inaugural Family Promise of Effingham bed race brought out a cast of characters, including "Wizard of Oz"-themed entries from Faith Presbyterian Church.

March 24, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Owens graduates from basic training

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

March 24, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Hunley replica to pull into Effingham

The second annual Civil War Experience will be held April 5 at Rincon's Freedom Park and will feature the traveling exhibit of the Confederate submarine H.L. Hunley.

March 20, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Hitchcock graduates from basic training

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

March 20, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Winning Farm Bureau photo

Neca Bennett submitted the winning entry in the Effingham County Farm Bureau's recent photo contest.

March 20, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Continuing to reveal history

Thirty years after he started working on the history of Ebenezer and the Salzburgers, Dan Elliott continues to uncover facets of their life.

March 17, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Taking it off for St. Baldrick’s Day

Being out of state during the annual St. Baldrick's Day shaving in Savannah's City Market did not deter Effingham County's Barbara Moss-Hogan from participating later in the week.

March 17, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Getting your bed ready for the track

Family Promise of Effingham County is hosting a fitting fundraiser as the organization makes its final push toward helping local homeless families.

March 13, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


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


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