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Damage from storm doesn’t last

The storm that blew through Effingham County on Saturday caused some damage but no serious injuries, according to the Effingham County Sheriff's Office.

January 13, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Williams named one of Georgia’s 100 most influential

Springfield native Robert M. Williams Jr. has been named to Georgia Trend magazine's list of the "100 Most Influential Georgians."

January 13, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


ECSO offering Teens Ride with Pride courses

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office Traffic Enforcement Unit will host two more Georgia Teens Ride with Pride courses on Jan. 18 at the Effingham County Courthouse. The first class will be from 9-11 a.m. with the second from 1-3 p.m.

January 09, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Rincon leaders sworn in

Rincon elected officials were sworn in at the first city council meeting of the year on Monday night.

January 07, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Scott to lead annual MLK Jr. Day parade

Longtime Rincon City Council member Levi Scott Jr. will lead the 2014 Martin Luther King Jr. Day Parade in Springfield.

January 02, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Lakeview Divas deck out for holidays

The Lakeview Divas of Lakeview Manor enjoyed a Christmas get-together Dec. 19.

January 02, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Deadwyler to speak at Chamber lunch

The Effingham County Chamber of Commerce will hold its monthly membership lunch Jan. 8 with guest speaker Tommy Deadwyler, cultural affairs director for the city of Springfield.

January 02, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


YMCA offers tips for the new year

The YMCA of Coastal Georgia is offering no joiner's fee for anyone who becomes a member at any of its locations this month.

January 02, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Turning gifts into donation for Family Promise

Rather than exchange Christmas gifts among themselves this year, DeWitt Insurance Agency employees took up a collection for Family Promise of Effingham County.

December 30, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Coloring contest winner

Makala Johnson won the Christmas coloring contest sponsored by the Effingham Herald and Teach Right.

December 30, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Tow to Go available, ready for New Year’s Eve

Three in five consumers think people use a designated driver more on New Year's Eve because of all the increased media coverage on the topic of drinking and driving, shows a AAA Consumer Pulse survey. Yet one in four consumers report that they have never or rarely been a designated driver for friends or family in the past year.

December 30, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Firing up the memories

Charles Webb has held a number of leadership positions in his career, including serving as a school district superintendent, school principal and high school football coach.

December 30, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


A dog's tale

A.J., an Effingham County Sheriff's Office canine for the past four years, is enjoying her first days of retired life.

December 26, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Realtors pitch in for Victim Witness

The Savannah Area Realtors association had a lengthy Christmas shopping list this year, and received a priceless feeling for filling it.

December 23, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Carts hit the streets to help a neighbor

Sean Davis always has enjoyed celebrating Christmas with his wife Katie and their four children.

December 23, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | 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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