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Turning Effingham blue to show support for law enforcement

There is an effort in Effingham County to turn the county blue to support the men and women in blue.

October 27, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


EHS kicks off Toys for Tots campaign

Effingham Health System is teaming up with the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve for Toys for Tots campaign drop-off sites. Drop-off sites are:

October 21, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Civil Air Patrol members excelling

Members of the Effingham Cadet Squadron, Civil Air Patrol are progressing quickly through the organization's requirements to promote to new levels and obtain new achievements.

October 21, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Kroger employee a big winner

Kroger employee and Rincon resident Chris Pigg won the drawing of $500 in Target gift cards as part of the United Way of the Coastal Empire's annual campaign. Anyone who attends an employee campaign meeting has a chance to win the weekly prize.

October 21, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Ferguson graduates from basic training

Air Force Airman Wesley C. Ferguson graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

October 21, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


It's fair weather

Sunny skies and comfortable temperatures greeted parade watchers and participants in the annaul Effingham Fair Parade,held Monday through downtown Springfield.

October 20, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Vigil for domestic violence awareness held

The Effingham County Victim Witness Assistance Program and Domestic Violence Task Force held its annual candlelight vigil in honor of domestic violence victims last Tuesday on the steps of the Effingham County Judicial Complex.

October 13, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Daly honored

Michael Daly was presented an award for exceptional patient care by the Estill (S.C.) State Prison in his treatment of an employee who had suffered an injury. According to Donna Cox, head of ER, Daly went above and beyond to get the patient a medication at a time when the hospital pharmacy was closed and confirmed the patient's insurance would cover the required prescription.

October 06, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


City thanks Simmons for service

Rincon mayor pro tem Scott Morgan, left, hands a token of the city's appreciation to former city clerk Wanda Simmons, right, at the Sept. 28 city council meeting. Simmons retired after her years with the city.

October 06, 2015 | Staff Report | Around Town


Sapp honored for 50 years with American Legion post

James Sapp was presented a certificate and pin for 50 years in American Legion Post 209. The presentation was made Sept. 26 by Post Commander M. Tommy Pierce. Judge Advocate George Groce and member David Seitz also were in attendance.

October 06, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Manna House taking Thanksgiving help signups

Manna House food pantry is registering families/ households for Thanksgiving meal box assistance through Nov. 5. Times are Mondays noon-3 p.m. and Thursdays 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

October 06, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Ameris Bank food drive under way

Ameris Bank announces the sixth annual Helping Fight Hunger Food Drive Initiative during October.

October 06, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Zeigler graduates from basic training

Air Force Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Tyler B. Zeigler graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

October 06, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Springfield readies for annual fall festival this weekend

Downtown Springfield will welcome the annual Springfield Fall Festival this weekend, beginning Friday afternoon.

October 06, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Prosit for Oktoberfest

More than 3,500 people attended the Effingham Chamber's annual two-day Oktoberfest, held at Rincon's Freedom Park.

September 29, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


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Articles by Section - Around Town


Dixon honored for 25 years at United Way’s helm

She'll still be busy, Bonnie Dixon insisted. It's just that her time from now on will be occupied by other pursuits - such as ...

January 12, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Exchange Club’s Empty Stocking Fund tops $24K in donations

The Effingham Exchange Club has completed its Empty Stocking Fund campaign, raising $24,216.32. All contributions went to families in Effingham County.

January 12, 2016 | Staff report | Around Town


Blood drive to be held in honor of birthday

A blood drive will be held Friday in honor of Don Sikes' 80th birthday.

January 05, 2016 | Staff report | Around Town


Building a dream

Over the next several weeks, a covered arena will be erected at Faith Equestrian Therapeutic Center, a tribute to and a manifestation of the dream ...

January 05, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Gingy Project honors late ECHS band member, backs Empty Stocking Fund

The Gingy Project, a community service venture founded to honor the memory of Raheem Morris, presented a check Dec. 20 for $700.32 to Reggie ...

December 29, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Commendation for EHS

Roger Coursey, representing The National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution, presented a certificate of commendation to Effingham Health System. Michael Murphy received ...

December 29, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Scouts bring a smile

Girl Scout Troop 30197 helped an effort to spread an abundance of smiles to those in nursing homes, those in hospitals, military personnel stationed overseas ...

December 22, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Real estate pros deliver for the holidays

Effingham County real estate agents joined forces to collect and distribute Christmas presents and food to nine families through Family Promise and Effingham Victim Witness ...

December 22, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Dickey to succeed Dixon at helm of United Way

United Way of the Coastal Empire President Gregg Schroeder has announced that Julie Dickey will succeed Bonnie Dixon as Effingham area director.

December 22, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Donations continue to come in for Empty Stocking Fund

The Exchange Club of Effingham's Empty Stocking Fund campaign will continue to take donations after Christmas.

December 22, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


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