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United Way earns four-star rating again

United Way of the Coastal Empire has earned Charity Navigator's highest level four-star rating for sound fiscal management and commitment to accountability for the fifth consecutive year.

March 07, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


The swamp is coming to Effingham

Marlow Elementary PTO President Robert Grant laughs about the "ridiculous idea (he) had about a year ago" to boost attendance for the school's annual festival.

March 04, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Wildlife Refuge visits Exchange Club

The Exchange Club of Effingham County learned about the Savannah Coastal Refuges in a presentation from Monica Harris, visitor services manager.

March 04, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Care center enjoys Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day was a day filled with love and giving for the residents at Effingham Care Center.

March 04, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Chamber, SCV bringing Civil War event to Rincon

A new event with a Civil War twist is coming to Rincon on May 18.

February 28, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Girl Scouts taking donations for pets in need

Junior Girl Scouts in Troop 30197 learned the power of one and how one person can make a difference through their Agent of Change journey. Now they are giving the community an opportunity to help make a difference.

February 28, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Allen honored for service

Fred Blitch, chairman of the Ogeechee River Soil and Water Conservation District, made a special presentation to the family of the late George Allen at the district's conservationist of the year banquet.

February 25, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Austin completes basic training

Army Pfc. Kimberly D. Austin graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C.

February 25, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Chamber’s annual event is more than just a little Taste

Tickets are on sale now for what has become a fast-growing Taste of Effingham.

February 21, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Effingham GOP to hold meeting March 9

The Effingham County Republican Party will convene precinct mass meetings March 9 at 9 a.m. at the Effingham County administration building to elect delegates and alternate delegates to the Effingham County Republican Party convention.

February 21, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


'Mega-load' to cause delays on Ebenezer, 21

The state Department of Transportation is advising of delays on Ebenezer Road and Highway 21 in Effingham County this weekend.

February 21, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Rahn named conservationist of the year

Brad Rahn is the Ogeechee River Soil and Water Conservation District Conservationist of the Year in Soil and Water from Effingham County.

February 18, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Rincon PD to hold first citizens police academy

The Rincon Police Department is currently accepting applications for its first Citizens Police Academy (CPA). The CPA will begin April 9 and is a 10-week program.

February 18, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Foss joins the club

The Rotary Club of Effingham County welcomed its newest member, minister and American Legion chaplain Elliott Foss.

February 18, 2013 | Staff Report | Around Town


ADA to present Diabetes Exposed

American Diabetes Association presents Diabetes Exposed on Feb. 23 at The Coastal Georgia Center for Continuing Education, 305 Fahm St. in Savannah, for all people affected by diabetes.

February 14, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


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Articles by Section - Around Town


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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