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Classic guitar concert to benefit Guyton Food Pantry

Guitarist Jeff Bianchi will give a one-hour classical guitar concert in the sanctuary at Guyton Christian Church on Sunday at 7:30 p.m. to help raise assistance for The Fillin' Station, Guyton's Community Food Pantry. Audience members are asked to bring canned and dry goods to help stock the food pantry. Peanut butter and canned meats are especially helpful.

November 29, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


Chamber to host Eggs and Issues breakfast Dec. 6

The Effingham Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual Eggs and Issues Breakfast Dec. 6 at 7:30 a.m at the Effingham College and Career Academy.

November 29, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


Girls Night Out to focus on issues related to aging

During this time of the year, many women feel the health effects that can accompany holiday-related stress. It's also the time of the year when calories tend to creep up and busy schedules keep exercise down.

November 29, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


Benton graduates from basic training

Army Pvt. Ashley M. Benton graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C.

November 29, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


New Ebenezer rings in the holiday season

On a day between Black Friday and Cyber Monday, the community came together to celebrate the true meaning of Christmas.

November 27, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Legion donates to Civil Air Patrol

American Legion Post 209 made a donation to the Effingham Civil Air Patrol Cadet Squadron GA-453. The donation will be used to purchase equipment and items to fund squadron projects. The Effingham Civil Air Patrol thanked the American Legion post for its donation to the youth in our community.

November 26, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


HomeTown Health honors Kicklighter

Beverly Kicklighter, business office manager at Effingham Health System, was named business office manager of the year by Home Town Health, LLC.

November 22, 2012 | Staff Report | Around Town


Lunderman graduates from basic training

Air Force Airman 1st Class Gordon S. Lunderman III graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas.

November 22, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


Striking a winning chord

Effingham Community Orchestra publicity coordinator B.V. Cooper presented a Fender acoustic guitar to raffle winner Ivan Anzur. During September and October, orchestra musicians and volunteers sold raffle tickets for a new acoustic Fender guitar.

November 19, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


Boy Scouts celebrate camping at Log Landing site

Boy Scout Troop 665 of the Rincon United Methodist Church celebrated its 35th anniversary of its camping at Log Landing Camp.

November 19, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


Rincon scares up contest winners

There were 39 entries in this year's Rincon scarecrow contest, sponsored by the Rincon Recreation Department.

November 19, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


Manna House offers its thanks

Manna House is extending its thanks to the community for sending donations and hosting food drives.

November 19, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


Hamilton completes basic training

Air Force Airman Steven J. Hamilton graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas.

November 19, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


Cavanah graduates from basic training

Air National Guard Airman Dustin L. Cavanah graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas.

November 19, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


United Way gives cool prize

The United Way Prize Patrol paid a surprise visit to the Effingham Herald to present a Yeti cooler to office manager Karen Stephens.

November 19, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


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Nine-year-old to man lemonade stand for cancer research

An Effingham County girl is doing her part in the fight against childhood cancer.

July 14, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


ECSO to hold another ‘Teens Ride with Pride’

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office Traffic Enforcement Unit will host its next Georgia Teens Ride with Pride course July 22 at 7 p.m. at the Effingham County Courthouse.

July 14, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


State NAACP chief to pump up local chapter

Statesboro's Francys Johnson has been on a mission since being elected president of the Georgia State Conference of the NAACP in October.

July 14, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


United Way to hold series of seminars

Georgia Legal Services staff attorney Nancy DeVetter will present a new project the United Way is helping to fund which will assist low-income families with issues relating to public benefits and records restrictions, expungements and pardons.

July 14, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


DNR, SCMPD to host boater safety course

SAVANNAH - The Georgia Department of Natural Resources and the Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department Marine Patrol Unit will conduct a boater safety course on July 19.

July 10, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Retired Educators hold annual banquet

The Effingham County Retired Educators held their annual banquet June 30, handing out two $650 scholarships and their community service award.

July 07, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Making good on a promise

Family Promise of Effingham County has opened its doors to hosting homeless families in the community.

July 07, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


CAP cadets earn promotions, attend encampment

Cadets James Jolin, Christopher Palmer and Trevor Charles all received their "first stripe" on their way to success in the Civil Air Patrol cadet program.

July 03, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Family Promise shines with Rotary

Ashley Moore, the new executive director of Family Promise of Effingham, spoke to the Effingham Sunrise Rotary Club about her role, as well as the history and future of Family Promise helping homeless families in Effingham County.

July 02, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Chamber taking nominations for Leadership Effingham class

The Effingham Chamber of Commerce is kicking off the new year for the Leadership Effingham program.

July 02, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Summer’s End benefit 5K for Treutlen House set for Aug. 16

The second annual Summer's End 5K Trail Run to benefit the Treutlen House at New Ebenezer is set for Aug. 16.

July 02, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Freedom Rings in Rincon

The community got a head start on Independence Day with the two-day Freedom Rings celebration at Freedom Park in Rincon.

June 30, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


How do you get to Carnegie Hall? Two locals know how

Effingham County's Anna Kessler and Chandler Pate sang at Carnegie Hall in New York City as part of the Choirs of America's C3 Choral Convergence Concert and Rising Star Showcase on June 21.

June 30, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Barrow named a 2014 preservation hero

The Library of American Landscape History has named Craig Barrow III as its 2014 preservation hero.

June 30, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Crowds salute veterans during Freedom Rings Parade

Crowds lined Columbia Avenue on a warm Saturday morning as the city of Rincon's annual Freedom Rings Parade made its way down the thoroughfare. The special guests of honor this year were local veterans of World War II.

June 30, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


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