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Empty Stocking Fund fills needs

A few days before Christmas, Mrs. M was preparing her small children for the fact that there would be no Christmas presents this year and nothing in the way of special treats as well.

December 31, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


Insurance commissioner calls for safety in New Year’s celebrations

ATLANTA - Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens urges parents to protect their children - and themselves - from the dangers of fireworks during the New Year's holiday.

December 31, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


Edward Jones donates to Treutlen House

The Edward Jones office of Frank Bevenour has a school drive for the Treutlen House on an annual basis. Normally the school supply drive is held at the beginning of the school year.

December 27, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


Springfield Garden Club announces outdoor decorations winners

The Springfield Garden Club has announced the winners in its annual outdoor Christmas decorations contest.

December 27, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


Winning artwork

Kaitlin Zalys, 7, of Guyton won the Christmas coloring contest sponsored by Teach Right and the Effingham Herald. Zalys said she spent "a couple hours" coloring the Christmas tree and gingerbread house images for the contest.

December 24, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


Plant McIntosh powers Empty Stocking Fund

Georgia Power Plant McIntosh employees and vendors recently contributed more than $6,500 to the Exchange Club of Effingham County's annual Empty Stocking Fund.

December 24, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


Post offices to be open Dec. 24, 31

With the U.S. Postal Service predicting its busiest holiday season ever, the post offices in Springfield and Rincon will be open regular business hours on both Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve.

December 20, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


Empty Stocking Fund continues to grow

Individuals, churches, civic groups and businesses are all encouraged to make monetary contributions to help needy families at Christmas through the Exchange Club's Empty Stocking Fund.

December 20, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


Exchange Club sees Dr. Mudano

Dr. Mark L. Mudano, orthopaedic surgeon at Effingham Hospital, spoke to the Exchange Club of Effingham County about orthopaedics and the recent expansion at Effingham Hospital.

December 20, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


DOT to suspend lane closures for the holiday

The Georgia Department of Transportation anticipates heavy traffic during this Christmas and New Year's holidays. So that motorists can better enjoy their travels through southeast Georgia, the Georgia DOT announced that construction-related lane closures on all interstates and major state routes will be suspended beginning Friday at 5 p.m. and continuing through midnight Jan. 1.

December 20, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


Cutting the ribbon on getting a slice

Effingham County Chamber of Commerce representatives helped Papa John's cut the ribbon on its new location, near Teach Right in Rincon.

December 20, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


Big league stuff

One of Effingham County's newest homeowners is enjoying the tranquility of his residence - until it's time to pack up the bats, gloves and cleats and head west to go back to work.

December 17, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Orchestra delights crowd at annual holiday concert

A festive holiday mood, the sound of beautiful holiday music and the aroma of homemade cookies filled the Effingham County Recreation and Parks Department Gymnasium on Dec. 2 as Effingham Community Orchestra presented its sixth annual holiday concert and homemade cookie sale.

December 17, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


Salon’s new home

Effingham County Chamber of Commerce representatives helped Salon celebrate its opening in the former Glaze space at Goshen Crossing.

December 17, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


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


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Father Martino’s message

The Exchange Club of Effingham County listened to Father Nguyen Bah Thong (known as Fr. Martino) speak about Vietnam and his experiences growing up there after the war.

August 14, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Orchestra to hold annual 'Our Favorites' concert, auction

The Effingham Community Orchestra will present its fourth annual "Our Favorites" concert and silent auction fundraiser Aug. 24.

August 14, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


EWIB donates to school system

Effingham Women in Business made their annual donation toward school supplies for students in need at Effingham County's two high schools.

August 11, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


There’s HOPE for pets

The non-profit organization Helping Out Pets in Effingham isn't sure what it needs to do to get people to take advantage of its free spay and neuter program with the Effingham County Animal Shelter.

August 11, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Dickerson promoted to chief master sergeant

Senior Master Sgt. Henry Dickerson, a teacher in Effingham County, has earned promotion to the highest level of non-commissioned officers, chief master sergeant. Dickerson serves as the chief of safety for Savannah's Combat Readiness Training Center, an element of the Georgia Air National Guard.

August 11, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Davis completes basic training

Air Force Airman 1st Class Casey D. Davis graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas.

August 11, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Inman graduates from Warrior Forge

Victoria Inman has graduated from the Army ROTC (Reserve Officer Training Corps) Leader Development and Assessment Course, also known as "Operation Warrior Forge," at Fort Knox, Ky.

August 11, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Guyton observes National Night Out

The city of Guyton on Tuesday hosted National Night Out, a nationwide observance to bring communities together and promote crime prevention.

August 08, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Dougherty in training to be a U.S. Marine

Rct. Jacob Dougherty, a 23-year-old native of Guyton, is currently training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S.C., in hopes of earning the title of U.S. Marine.

August 07, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Vauters completes Navy basic training

Navy Seaman Vivian I. Vauters, daughter of Stacey L. Vauters of Newington, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.

August 07, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Southern Rock pioneer Hall to play Mars

Former Wet Willie frontman Jimmy Hall will perform at the Mars Theatre on Sept. 27.

August 07, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Toddler serves as inspiration for parents, annual fundraiser at Learning Treehouse

Life seemed perfect for Timothy and Ashlyn Tebeau on Nov. 19, 2012.

August 04, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Taking another step for Faith

Bonnie Rachael is approaching her latest endeavor in her typical manner - with a leap of faith.

August 04, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


United Way, Walmart teaming up for school supplies

The Rincon Walmart is partnering with United Way of the Coastal Empire's Effingham Service Center to collect school supplies for students in need.

August 04, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Sanders to shoot live video at the Mars

Josh Sanders, a singer/songwriter from Faulkville, will record a live video at the Mars Theatre on Sept. 12. Sanders recently opened for Corey Smith at the Music Vault and Red June at the Mars Theatre.

July 31, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


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