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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


Cooking up something memorable at annual Camp Buddy

or a group of local children, a camp this week was much more than just a fun time.

June 20, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Logistics students deliver for libraries

Logistics students from the Effingham College and Career Academy are distributing books to schoolchildren across the U.S., but some of their most-rewarding deliveries have been right here at home.

June 17, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Getting the scoop on summer

The city of Guyton, the Guyton Historic Preservation Commission and Guyton Leisure Services hosted a Flag Day ice cream social with free homemade ice cream and sherbet Friday at the Trail Along the Rails across from Guyton City Hall.

June 17, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Career center manager pays visit to Exchange Club

The Exchange Club of Effingham learned about the services available at Goodwill's new community career center in Rincon.

June 17, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Down Syndrome Society to hold Camp Buddy

The Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society (LDSS) is holding Camp Buddy summer camps. These educational, therapeutic and fun camps run over two weeks in Chatham and Effingham counties this summer.

June 13, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Chamber cranks up plans for Oktoberfest

Planning for the 4th annual Effingham Oktoberfest is under way, said incoming Chamber of Commerce President Dinah King, and it is going to be the biggest Oktoberfest yet.

June 13, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


CAP squadron receives donations

Effingham Cadet Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol (CAP) recently received donations from the Effingham County Board of Commissioners and SM Promotions of Rincon.

June 10, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Honoring the memory

The Effingham County Chamber of Commerce paid tribute at its annual meeting Thursday to two leaders the community lost in 2012.

June 10, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Summer reading program kicks off

The Effingham branches of Live Oak Public Libraries kicked off the annual summer reading program June 1 with a special celebration at the Rincon Library. Activities included arts and crafts, stories, face painting, bubble play and more.

June 10, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Family Promise wears its message

Family Promise of Effingham volunteers are sporting new t-shirts to get the word out that "falling asleep in church is such a blessing."

June 06, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


BB&T delivers help to United Way

Local BB&T bank employees delivered help by the bagful to the United Way of Effingham County.

June 06, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


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Pelote completes basic training

Air Force Reserve Airman 1st Class Ashlyn M. Pelote graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas.

November 04, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Riley completes basic training

Air Force Airman Deveyon Q. Riley graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas.

November 04, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Lee completes basic training

Army Pvt. Keeiaru K. Lee has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C.

November 04, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Prize winners at the fair

The livestock shows are a highlight each year of the Effingham County Fair.

October 28, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


United Way campaign reaching fever pitch

The United Way of Effingham County is 75 percent toward its goal to raise $317,000 in this year's campaign, organizers announced this week.

October 28, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


ECSO taking steps for Halloween safety

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office is rounding up all the sex offenders on probation, requiring them to come to the jail Friday during prime trick-or-treating hours.

October 28, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Jimenez Open tees it up for Alzheimer’s

A year after his death, David Jimenez continues to inspire others to support Alzheimer's research and outreach.

October 28, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Eaddy takes command of 165th Support Group

Lt. Col. D. Lawrence Eaddy was selected to be the new commander of the 165th Mission Support Group, part of the 165th Airlift Wing, Georgia Air National Guard. The 165th Mission Support Group is based at the Savannah-Hilton Head International Airport.

October 28, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Annual fair rolls into town

A crowd lined Laurel Street on Monday afternoon for the annual Effingham County Fair parade.

October 21, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Voting next week for Rincon scarecrow contest

A sure sign of fall in Effingham County each year is the city of Rincon's scarecrow contest.

October 21, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Malpass Brothers to bring retro sound to the Mars Theatre

Get ready for some authentic, down-home country music with the Malpass Brothers on Friday at as they bring their classic old-time country and bluegrass sound to the Mars Theatre.

October 21, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Churches, members make commitment to Family Promise

Note: Family Promise Week was celebrated Oct. 12-19.

October 21, 2014 | By Nancy Gould | Around Town


United Way prize surprise

Ebenezer Elementary School teacher Carlette Fulcher was the first winner in the weekly prize drawings as part of the United Way of Effingham County's 2014 fundraising campaign.

October 21, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Mossy Oak welcomes 40th bluegrass and gospel festival

The 40th Bluegrass and Gospel Music Festival runs Wednesday through Sunday morning at Mossy Oak Music Park. Visitors to the 34-acre park will enjoy bluegrass and gospel music done in the old school, traditional acoustic style, as well as great high lonesome vocal harmonies.

October 14, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Springfield celebrates annual fall festival

Another big crowd packed Laurel Street for the annual Springfield Fall Festival over the weekend.

October 14, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


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