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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


Damage from storm doesn’t last

The storm that blew through Effingham County on Saturday caused some damage but no serious injuries, according to the Effingham County Sheriff's Office.

January 13, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Williams named one of Georgia’s 100 most influential

Springfield native Robert M. Williams Jr. has been named to Georgia Trend magazine's list of the "100 Most Influential Georgians."

January 13, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


ECSO offering Teens Ride with Pride courses

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office Traffic Enforcement Unit will host two more Georgia Teens Ride with Pride courses on Jan. 18 at the Effingham County Courthouse. The first class will be from 9-11 a.m. with the second from 1-3 p.m.

January 09, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Rincon leaders sworn in

Rincon elected officials were sworn in at the first city council meeting of the year on Monday night.

January 07, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Scott to lead annual MLK Jr. Day parade

Longtime Rincon City Council member Levi Scott Jr. will lead the 2014 Martin Luther King Jr. Day Parade in Springfield.

January 02, 2014 | Staff report | 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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