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Chamber celebrates ribbon cuttings

The Effingham Chamber of Commerce recently held ribbon cuttings to welcome two businesses, the new Farmers Furniture store in Rincon and Ashley Boyette's new State Farm office in Rincon.

December 13, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


Butler graduates from basic training

Air Force Airman Courtney L. Butler graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas.

December 13, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


Empty Stocking Fund list grows

Individuals, churches, civic groups and businesses are all encouraged to make monetary contributions to help children and needy families at Christmas.

December 13, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


Rushing graduates from basic training

Air Force Airman Ramsey E. Rushing graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas.

December 10, 2012 | Staff Report | Around Town


Georgia Power donates to Treutlen House

Treutlen House at New Ebenezer received a $2,500 donation from Citizens of Georgia Power, a statewide service organization comprised of Georgia Power employees, retirees and their spouses.

December 06, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


Groups partner with Manna House

Manna House has partnered with Georgia Hunting and Fishing Federation through Sportsmen Against Hunger Pantry to assist families in need. Local deer processors accept unwanted venison from hunters. These donations are processed into burgers which are very helpful to families.

December 06, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


Guyton rings in holidays with Christmas parade

A crowd lined Highways 17 and 119 Saturday to enjoy Guyton's Christmas parade.

December 03, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Scout becomes employee for a day

Mary Surber of Girl Scout Troop 30197 worked at Teach Right to complete the "learn the basics of running a business" requirement of the Junior Business Owner Badge.

December 03, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


Classic guitar concert to benefit Guyton Food Pantry

Guitarist Jeff Bianchi will give a one-hour classical guitar concert in the sanctuary at Guyton Christian Church on Sunday at 7:30 p.m. to help raise assistance for The Fillin' Station, Guyton's Community Food Pantry. Audience members are asked to bring canned and dry goods to help stock the food pantry. Peanut butter and canned meats are especially helpful.

November 29, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


Chamber to host Eggs and Issues breakfast Dec. 6

The Effingham Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual Eggs and Issues Breakfast Dec. 6 at 7:30 a.m at the Effingham College and Career Academy.

November 29, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


Girls Night Out to focus on issues related to aging

During this time of the year, many women feel the health effects that can accompany holiday-related stress. It's also the time of the year when calories tend to creep up and busy schedules keep exercise down.

November 29, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


Benton graduates from basic training

Army Pvt. Ashley M. Benton graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C.

November 29, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


New Ebenezer rings in the holiday season

On a day between Black Friday and Cyber Monday, the community came together to celebrate the true meaning of Christmas.

November 27, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Legion donates to Civil Air Patrol

American Legion Post 209 made a donation to the Effingham Civil Air Patrol Cadet Squadron GA-453. The donation will be used to purchase equipment and items to fund squadron projects. The Effingham Civil Air Patrol thanked the American Legion post for its donation to the youth in our community.

November 26, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


HomeTown Health honors Kicklighter

Beverly Kicklighter, business office manager at Effingham Health System, was named business office manager of the year by Home Town Health, LLC.

November 22, 2012 | Staff Report | Around Town


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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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