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Memories shine at Gold Star event

As the youngest child in her family - and the only girl - Melba Jean Jones Dobson looked up to her four brothers.

January 21, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Continuing the legacy

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his landmark "I Have a Dream" speech nearly 50 years ago. Monday, his legacy in words and actions was celebrated, in honor of what would have been his 84th birthday.

January 21, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Hall completes basic training

Air Force Airman Andrew C. Hall graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas.

January 21, 2013 | Staff Report | Around Town


SEHS drama club to perform award-winning show

The Mustang Masquers, South Effingham High School's drama club, will give a one-night-only performance of their award-winning production of "Running Upstream" on Jan. 24 at SEHS. Tickets are available for $10 for both the spaghetti dinner at 6:30 p.m. and the show at 7 p.m., or $7 for the show only.

January 17, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Firefighters talk to Lions Club

Rincon firefighters Lou Reed and Bronson Gillespie gave a presentation to the Rincon Noon Lions Club on the new equipment acquired by the department and how the potential ISO changes will positively impact property owners.

January 14, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Vietnam vets invited to Sunday Gold Star event

An open invitation has been issued to all Vietnam veterans and their spouses to a reception for the families of Vietnam servicemen who were killed in action. The event will be Jan. 20, at 3 p.m. at the American Legion in Springfield. The event is hosted by the American Legion Post 209 and the Board of the Veterans Park.

January 14, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Scouts get hands-on with jewelry making

Girls in Troop 30197 earned their junior jeweler badge with the help of Megan Collins, owner/designer of Meg-E-May's Fun Jewelry for the Kid at Heart in Pooler. The day began with the girls viewing many ready-for-sale pieces as Collins explained how they were made and showed them the tools needed for the variety of pieces.

January 10, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Allen receives New York Life award

Troy Allen, a financial service professional with Grant Financial Group and New York Life Insurance Company for Central Georgia's General Office, has been awarded the 2011 Annuity Sales leader for Central Georgia General Office and qualified as an Annuity Champion for 2011.

January 10, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


MLK Jr. Day activities taking shape

Effingham County's Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration will begin Jan. 21 at 7:30 a.m. with the annual MLK breakfast at the Effingham County administrative complex in Springfield.

January 07, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Scouts continue work on camp at Log Landing

The leaders from the Boy Scouts of Effingham Log Landing Scout Camp met recently near the camp's entrance on the Ebenezer Creek to accept a check from the Friends of Georgia Power, represented by Mike Gresham.

January 03, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Effingham CAP cadets take to the skies

Cadets of the Effingham Cadet Squadron participated in orientation flights in a Cessna 172 at Plantation Airpark in Screven County in December.

January 03, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Empty Stocking Fund fills needs

A few days before Christmas, Mrs. M was preparing her small children for the fact that there would be no Christmas presents this year and nothing in the way of special treats as well.

December 31, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


Insurance commissioner calls for safety in New Year’s celebrations

ATLANTA - Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens urges parents to protect their children - and themselves - from the dangers of fireworks during the New Year's holiday.

December 31, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


Edward Jones donates to Treutlen House

The Edward Jones office of Frank Bevenour has a school drive for the Treutlen House on an annual basis. Normally the school supply drive is held at the beginning of the school year.

December 27, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


Springfield Garden Club announces outdoor decorations winners

The Springfield Garden Club has announced the winners in its annual outdoor Christmas decorations contest.

December 27, 2012 | 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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