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The view from above for CAP

SYLVANIA - Cadets with the Civil Air Patrol, Effingham Cadet Squadron were recently hosted at Plantation Airpark near Sylvania for basic cadet training and orientation flights (O-flights). Seven cadets took part in the activities which included training in flight line marshalling and ground team activities related to search and rescue.

September 30, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


‘Friends of Cheryl’ forms to help stricken friend, classmate

The "Friends of Cheryl" will hold a fundraiser Oct. 19 from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. at Guyton's Sale on the Trail for Cheryl Exley Tyre.

September 30, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Getting back to building

The economic downturn has hit a number of local people, businesses and organizations hard in recent years, and Habitat for Humanity of Effingham County is no different.

September 26, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


City supports Jimenez Open

At Monday's Rincon City Council meeting, Mayor Ken Lee read a proclamation on the city's support for the third annual David Jimenez Open.

September 26, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


King retires after 41 years of service

U.S. Air National Guard Senior Master Sgt. Frank King is retiring after 41 years of service to the Air Force and the Air National Guard.

September 26, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Learning to buckle up

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office, Effingham County Health Department, Governor's Office of Highway Safety and Georgia State Patrol offered free child car seat inspections Saturday at Walmart in Rincon for "National Seat Check Saturday."

September 23, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


ECSO offering Teens Ride with Pride course

Teenagers who are new drivers, or soon will be, have another opportunity to take a driver education course offered by the Effingham County Sheriff's Office.

September 23, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Project Lifesaver fundraiser gets strong reception

A raffle and lunch Saturday to raise money for Effingham County's Project Lifesaver program raked in more than $6,800, according to organizer Pauline Morgan.

September 23, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Lost Plantation to host Jimenez Open

The Coastal Georgia Alzheimer's Association will host the third annual David Jimenez Open golf tournament Oct. 5 at Rincon's Lost Plantation Golf Club. The event helps spread awareness and gives support to the Coastal Georgia Alzheimer's Association in its mission to find a cure for Alzheimer's disease.

September 23, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Exchange gets peek at museum

The Exchange Club of Effingham enjoyed a presentation about Memorial Hall Museum, the oldest museum in Louisiana. The museum was dedicated on Jan. 8, 1891.

September 23, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Thornton graduates from basic training

Air Force Airman James J. Thornton graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas.

September 23, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Volunteer keeps lending helping hand

It's been quite a year for Shaw Wilkerson.

September 19, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Williams named president of National Newspaper Association

Robert M. Williams Jr., publisher of theSouthFire Newspaper Group in Blackshear, was elected as president of the National Newspaper Association during the association's 127th annual convention and trade show held last week in Phoenix.

September 19, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


After brush with death, Project Lifesaver organizer renews effort

After surviving her own brush with death earlier this year, Pauline Morgan said she is more committed than ever to her annual fundraiser for Project Lifesaver.

September 16, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Riders see poker run as good deal

After Rory Myers rode his motorcycle more than a hundred miles from Augusta to Rincon on Saturday morning, another 40 or so miles was no big deal.

September 16, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


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Chamber ready for its fifth Oktoberfest

The dates have been set for what has become Effingham County's largest outdoor festival and this year it will again be held on a much larger venue.

September 16, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


ECHS, SEHS put on a show

Effingham County and South Effingham high schools put on quite a show Friday in their annual battle on the football field.

September 15, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


United Way sets big target for annual campaign

Complete with a chairperson dressed as Wonder Woman, the United Way of Effingham County kicked off its 2014 fundraising campaign Wednesday with the theme of "together working wonders."

September 11, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Ironing Board Sam to make an impression at the Mars

R&B musician Ironing Board Sam will be taking the stage at the Mars on Saturday. This show will be the fifth in a series of six concerts at the Mars Theatre in support of American Roots and Blues Artists through the Music Maker Relief Foundation.

September 11, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Family Promise golf tournament raises money, awareness

Family Promise of Effingham County held a fundraiser golf tournament Saturday at Lost Plantation Golf Course, raising more than $4,000 to help homeless families in Effingham.

September 08, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


‘Take A Soldier Fishing’ sets a line for Oct. 4

Having staged a successful tournament at Savannah's Lake Mayer, the Bass Anglers Plus is casting toward Effingham County for its next event.

September 08, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


ECHS honors first responders

The Effingham County High School softball team paid tribute to the county's first responders prior to the Lady Rebels' game Friday against South Effingham.

September 05, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Studio CEO to speak at Chamber event

The Effingham Chamber will host a Lunch 'n Learn meeting Tuesday starting at 11:30 a.m. at the Mars Theatre in Springfield, featuring the CEO of Moon River Studios Jake Shapiro. Shapiro will give the community an update on the studio's plans to build in Effingham County.

September 04, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Buddy Walk set for Oct. 4 at Forsyth Park

The 2014 Buddy Walk will be held Oct. 4 at 10 a.m. in Forsyth Park in historic downtown Savannah.

September 04, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Murphy talks hospital with Sunrise

Mike Murphy, Effingham Health System's strategic business liaison, spoke to the Effingham Sunrise Rotary Club Tuesday about the hospital's 45th anniversary.

September 04, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Land at work at sea

Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) Airman Tyler Land from Clyo is pictured using a wire brush to clean a fire nozzle in the hangar bay of the U.S. Navy's forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) as the ship departs Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan.

September 04, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Friends help celebrate heritage

With the help of guests from far and wide, the descendants of the Ebenezer settlement celebrated 280 years of life in the New World.

September 01, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Hitting the trail for Treutlen House

A group of 120 runners turned out to support the Treutlen House at New Ebenezer at its second annual Summer's End 5K Trail Run on Aug. 16.

September 01, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


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