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Red Cross sounds emergency call for blood and platelet donations

The American Red Cross issued an emergency request for platelet and blood donors of all blood types to roll up a sleeve and give because fewer donations than expected were received in June and the first week of July.

July 11, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Warren graduates from EXCEL program

Shalynda Warren, assistant manager of the Georgia Department of Labor's Gwinnett Career Center, received an EXCEL Certificate of Leadership Development at the recent graduation ceremony in Peachtree City.

July 08, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Schaffner graduates from basic training

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

July 08, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Fillin' Station stops by Sunrise Rotary

Bryant Garner, a volunteer with The Fillin' Station, Guyton's community food pantry, spoke to the Sunrise Rotary Club.

July 04, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Tuten completes basic training

Army National Guard Pvt. Jason M. Tuten has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C.

July 04, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Crowd, Marines alike enjoyed Rincon’s annual parade

The residents of Rincon came out as patriotic music and the colors red, white and blue filled the roads.

July 04, 2013 | Pfc. Brandon Roethel | Around Town


Freedom rings at Rincon parade

Rincon showed its patriotic spirit Saturday in the city's annual Fourth of July parade.

July 01, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Signups under way for Teens Ride with Pride class

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office Traffic Enforcement Unit will be hosting another Georgia Teens Ride with Pride course July 9 from 7-9 p.m. at the Effingham County Courthouse.

July 01, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Rincon lets freedom ring

Effingham County got an early start on Fourth of July festivities Friday at the "Freedom Rings in Rincon" celebration.

July 01, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Where to see fireworks

Although Effingham County will not have a July 4th fireworks display of its own, locals have several options for shows that are a short drive away.

July 01, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


New officers for Exchange Club

The Exchange Club of Effingham recently elected new officers and board members.

July 01, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Rincon to ring in 4th with laser show, parade

Rincon is preparing its new festival area for the city's annual Fourth of July celebration.

June 27, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Purcell 'honored' to lead parade

Ann Purcell is used to being in the Rincon Fourth of July Parade, walking all over the streets, shaking hands and waving to people.

June 27, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Citizens make it through the ranks

The Rincon Police Department recently honored the graduates of its first Citizens Police Academy.

June 27, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Effingham shows off for the annual state farmers tour

It was the first official weekend of summer, but Marvin Kersey got chills Saturday.

June 24, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


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Father Martino’s message

The Exchange Club of Effingham County listened to Father Nguyen Bah Thong (known as Fr. Martino) speak about Vietnam and his experiences growing up there after the war.

August 14, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Orchestra to hold annual 'Our Favorites' concert, auction

The Effingham Community Orchestra will present its fourth annual "Our Favorites" concert and silent auction fundraiser Aug. 24.

August 14, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


EWIB donates to school system

Effingham Women in Business made their annual donation toward school supplies for students in need at Effingham County's two high schools.

August 11, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


There’s HOPE for pets

The non-profit organization Helping Out Pets in Effingham isn't sure what it needs to do to get people to take advantage of its free spay and neuter program with the Effingham County Animal Shelter.

August 11, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Dickerson promoted to chief master sergeant

Senior Master Sgt. Henry Dickerson, a teacher in Effingham County, has earned promotion to the highest level of non-commissioned officers, chief master sergeant. Dickerson serves as the chief of safety for Savannah's Combat Readiness Training Center, an element of the Georgia Air National Guard.

August 11, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Davis completes basic training

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

August 11, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Inman graduates from Warrior Forge

Victoria Inman has graduated from the Army ROTC (Reserve Officer Training Corps) Leader Development and Assessment Course, also known as "Operation Warrior Forge," at Fort Knox, Ky.

August 11, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Guyton observes National Night Out

The city of Guyton on Tuesday hosted National Night Out, a nationwide observance to bring communities together and promote crime prevention.

August 08, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Dougherty in training to be a U.S. Marine

Rct. Jacob Dougherty, a 23-year-old native of Guyton, is currently training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S.C., in hopes of earning the title of U.S. Marine.

August 07, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Vauters completes Navy basic training

Navy Seaman Vivian I. Vauters, daughter of Stacey L. Vauters of Newington, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.

August 07, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Southern Rock pioneer Hall to play Mars

Former Wet Willie frontman Jimmy Hall will perform at the Mars Theatre on Sept. 27.

August 07, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Toddler serves as inspiration for parents, annual fundraiser at Learning Treehouse

Life seemed perfect for Timothy and Ashlyn Tebeau on Nov. 19, 2012.

August 04, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Taking another step for Faith

Bonnie Rachael is approaching her latest endeavor in her typical manner - with a leap of faith.

August 04, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


United Way, Walmart teaming up for school supplies

The Rincon Walmart is partnering with United Way of the Coastal Empire's Effingham Service Center to collect school supplies for students in need.

August 04, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Sanders to shoot live video at the Mars

Josh Sanders, a singer/songwriter from Faulkville, will record a live video at the Mars Theatre on Sept. 12. Sanders recently opened for Corey Smith at the Music Vault and Red June at the Mars Theatre.

July 31, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


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