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Wallace graduates from basic training

Army Pvt. Marvin L. Wallace has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.

May 24, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


Veterans Park to hold Memorial Day ceremony

Effingham County residents are invited to participate in the annual Memorial Day program at Veterans Park in Springfield. The program will be held Monday at 6 p.m. and will honor all veterans. Specific honor will be paid to the 62 men from Effingham killed in action.

May 21, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


Smith graduates from basic training

Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Kane L. Smith recently graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas.

May 15, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


Mosley earns mentor selection

Effingham County Probate Court Judge Beth Rahn Mosley has completed her probate judges training in Athens. She completed the training April 20.

May 15, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


Way completes basic training

Air Force Airman 1st Class Chrystopher J. Way recently graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas.

May 07, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


Local GOP to hold public meeting on T-SPLOST

The Effingham County Republican Party will hold a public meeting Monday at 7 p.m. with Brad Saxon of the state Department of Transportation and Effingham County representatives on the proposed transportation-special purpose local option sales tax.

May 03, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


History comes back to life at Camp Davis

Effingham County will step back in time next weekend, thanks to the Effingham Convention and Visitors Bureau, the Sons of Confederate Veterans and the United Daughters of Confederacy.

April 30, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Sanford completes basic training

Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Malcolm K. Sanford graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

March 29, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


Blanks graduates from basic, advanced training

Army National Guard Pvt. Joshua D. Blanks has graduated from One Station Unit Training (OSUT) at Fort Leonard Wood, Waynesville, Mo., which included basic military training and advanced individual training (AIT).

March 19, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


It’s heart health for Girls Night Out

The numbers surrounding cardiac disease are frightening and they continue to tell a story that women need to hear. According to the National Institutes of Health, one in four women die from heart disease, making it the number one killer of women in the United States.

February 20, 2012 | Staff Report | Around Town


Applications taken for Centennial Farm designations

Farms hold a central role in the heritage of our state, having formed the economic, cultural and family foundation for generations of Georgians. Some farms have been continuously operating for over 100 years and deserve recognition for their historical importance.

February 17, 2012 | Staff Report | Around Town


Tyson named Effingham County conservationist of the year

Bill Tyson is the Ogeechee River Soil and Water Conservation District Conservationist of the Year in Soil and Water from Effingham County.

February 17, 2012 | Staff Report | Around Town


YMCA pays visit to Exchange Club

Kim Dennis, director of the YMCA of Effingham County, spoke to the Exchange Club of Effingham County about the history of the YMCA and how it evolved into the worldwide organization that helps strengthen the community through its programs for people of all ages.

February 13, 2012 | Staff Report | Around Town


Property assessment appeals can be filed until April 1

Any Effingham County taxpayer who disagrees with the current value of their property can file a property tax return between Jan. 1 and April 1 with the Effingham County Board of Tax Assessors.

February 09, 2012 | Staff Report | Around Town


Waller honored as member of the year at HES banquet

Historic Effingham Society celebrated another productive year at its annual banquet Saturday at New Ebenezer Retreat Center.

February 06, 2012 | By Calli Arnold | 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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