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Vietnam vets invited to Sunday Gold Star event

An open invitation has been issued to all Vietnam veterans and their spouses to a reception for the families of Vietnam servicemen who were killed in action. The event will be Jan. 20, at 3 p.m. at the American Legion in Springfield. The event is hosted by the American Legion Post 209 and the Board of the Veterans Park.

January 14, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Scouts get hands-on with jewelry making

Girls in Troop 30197 earned their junior jeweler badge with the help of Megan Collins, owner/designer of Meg-E-May's Fun Jewelry for the Kid at Heart in Pooler. The day began with the girls viewing many ready-for-sale pieces as Collins explained how they were made and showed them the tools needed for the variety of pieces.

January 10, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Allen receives New York Life award

Troy Allen, a financial service professional with Grant Financial Group and New York Life Insurance Company for Central Georgia's General Office, has been awarded the 2011 Annuity Sales leader for Central Georgia General Office and qualified as an Annuity Champion for 2011.

January 10, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


MLK Jr. Day activities taking shape

Effingham County's Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration will begin Jan. 21 at 7:30 a.m. with the annual MLK breakfast at the Effingham County administrative complex in Springfield.

January 07, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Scouts continue work on camp at Log Landing

The leaders from the Boy Scouts of Effingham Log Landing Scout Camp met recently near the camp's entrance on the Ebenezer Creek to accept a check from the Friends of Georgia Power, represented by Mike Gresham.

January 03, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Effingham CAP cadets take to the skies

Cadets of the Effingham Cadet Squadron participated in orientation flights in a Cessna 172 at Plantation Airpark in Screven County in December.

January 03, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


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


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Chamber ready for its fifth Oktoberfest

The dates have been set for what has become Effingham County's largest outdoor festival and this year it will again be held on a much larger venue.

September 16, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


ECHS, SEHS put on a show

Effingham County and South Effingham high schools put on quite a show Friday in their annual battle on the football field.

September 15, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


United Way sets big target for annual campaign

Complete with a chairperson dressed as Wonder Woman, the United Way of Effingham County kicked off its 2014 fundraising campaign Wednesday with the theme of "together working wonders."

September 11, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Ironing Board Sam to make an impression at the Mars

R&B musician Ironing Board Sam will be taking the stage at the Mars on Saturday. This show will be the fifth in a series of six concerts at the Mars Theatre in support of American Roots and Blues Artists through the Music Maker Relief Foundation.

September 11, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Family Promise golf tournament raises money, awareness

Family Promise of Effingham County held a fundraiser golf tournament Saturday at Lost Plantation Golf Course, raising more than $4,000 to help homeless families in Effingham.

September 08, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


‘Take A Soldier Fishing’ sets a line for Oct. 4

Having staged a successful tournament at Savannah's Lake Mayer, the Bass Anglers Plus is casting toward Effingham County for its next event.

September 08, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


ECHS honors first responders

The Effingham County High School softball team paid tribute to the county's first responders prior to the Lady Rebels' game Friday against South Effingham.

September 05, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Studio CEO to speak at Chamber event

The Effingham Chamber will host a Lunch 'n Learn meeting Tuesday starting at 11:30 a.m. at the Mars Theatre in Springfield, featuring the CEO of Moon River Studios Jake Shapiro. Shapiro will give the community an update on the studio's plans to build in Effingham County.

September 04, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Buddy Walk set for Oct. 4 at Forsyth Park

The 2014 Buddy Walk will be held Oct. 4 at 10 a.m. in Forsyth Park in historic downtown Savannah.

September 04, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Murphy talks hospital with Sunrise

Mike Murphy, Effingham Health System's strategic business liaison, spoke to the Effingham Sunrise Rotary Club Tuesday about the hospital's 45th anniversary.

September 04, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Land at work at sea

Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) Airman Tyler Land from Clyo is pictured using a wire brush to clean a fire nozzle in the hangar bay of the U.S. Navy's forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) as the ship departs Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan.

September 04, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Friends help celebrate heritage

With the help of guests from far and wide, the descendants of the Ebenezer settlement celebrated 280 years of life in the New World.

September 01, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Hitting the trail for Treutlen House

A group of 120 runners turned out to support the Treutlen House at New Ebenezer at its second annual Summer's End 5K Trail Run on Aug. 16.

September 01, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


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