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Mobley honored with resolution

State Rep. Ann Purcell (R-Rincon) presented a resolution passed by the General Assembly to Effingham County Hospital Authority member Stephen Mobley at the board's meeting.

November 08, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


Christmas at Ebenezer to be held Nov. 25

Historic Effingham Christmas at Ebenezer will be held Nov. 25, with the gates opening at 3 p.m.

November 08, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


A big day for company and United Way

United Way-Effingham was recently awarded a $5,000 grant from the W. W. Williams Company in recognition of its 100th anniversary. A celebration luncheon of this milestone was held at their Savannah facility recently and the donation was presented.

November 06, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


All kinds of characters enjoy ECRP Fall Festival

Effingham County Recreation and Parks held its annual Fall Festival on Oct. 30. More than 130 children, ages 1 to 12, turned out for the games and costume contests.

November 06, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


Treutlen House to hold Family Fun Day

Although the Treutlen House at New Ebenezer has been part of the Effingham County community for a dozen years, director Bonnie Tootle is aware that many people know little or nothing about it.

November 01, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


Next 'Girls Night Out' to cover options for breast surgery

Women who are considering breast surgery, whether it is reconstructive surgery after a mastectomy or electing to undergo an augmentation procedure to restore breast volume lost after significant weight loss or pregnancy, or to reduce breast size in order to address a health issue such as chronic back pain, have a lot of factors to consider before making the decision to move forward.

November 01, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


Ruling the livestock arena

The cattle show Thursday night brought the events in the Fairgrounds' Livestock Arena to a conclusion for another year.

October 29, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


ACS memorial service to be held Nov. 11

The annual Effingham County American Cancer Society memorial and honor service will be held Nov. 11 at 2:30 p.m. at the Effingham County Board of Education Auditorium, 405 N. Ash St. in Springfield. The public is invited to attend.

October 29, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


Fair announces booth winners

The booth winners at this year's Effingham County Fair were:

October 29, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


Tourney raises $10K to fight Alzheimer’s

The 2nd Annual David Jimenez Open Golf Tournament raised $10,000 for the Alzheimer's Association. Seventy-eight players competed in a captain's choice scramble at Lost Plantation Golf Club in Rincon.

October 25, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


A winning taste

The Exchange Club of Effingham County recently sponsored a chili cook-off at the Springfield Fall Festival.

October 25, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


Scouts, church present haunted trail

Boy Scouts Troop 691, Girl Scout Troop 30078 and Zion Lutheran Church are teaming to create the Haunted Trail on the nature trail and surrounding areas in the Zion Lutheran Park. The Haunted Trial will be open tonight and Saturday, and the spooking will begin at 7:30 p.m. and end at 9:30 p.m. both nights.

October 25, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


Sunrise Rotary stays busy

Joe Tallent spoke to the Sunrise Rotary Club, giving his classification speech.

October 25, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


Boy Scouts plan Log Landing Camp weekend

The Rincon United Methodist Church-sponsored Boy Scout Troop 665 will celebrate its 35th anniversary of camping at the Log Landing Camp on Log Landing Road. The event begins Friday at 6 p.m. and ends Sunday at noon.

October 25, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


Guyton selects scarecrow winners

The city of Guyton had several entries for its scarecrow contest.

October 22, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


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Back-to-School Blowout brings big crowd

The United Way, Effingham Recreation and Parks and other sponsors welcomed a big crowd to the annual Back-to-School Blowout on Tuesday.

July 31, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Rincon recognizes Freedom Rings Parade winners

Rincon City Council honored float entry winners from the Freedom Rings Parade at Monday night's meeting.

July 31, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Strickland Funeral Home, supplier come through for Treutlen House

A grant from the York Children's Foundation and matched by Thomas C. Strickland and Sons Funeral Home will assist the Treutlen House at New Ebenezer with its day-to-day expenses.

July 28, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Fortsons receive Golden Deeds Award

The Exchange Club of Effingham honored a local husband and wife for their commitment to helping others in the community.

July 28, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Red Cross facing shortages of all blood types

The American Red Cross is facing a looming blood shortage, leading to an urgent need for donors of all blood types to roll up a sleeve and give.

July 24, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Community comes out for Clyo back-to-school rally

Scott and Sons Trucking Company partnered with Effingham County Recreation and Parks to host their fifth annual back-to-school rally Saturday at the Clyo Community Center.

July 21, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


United Way offering the aid of Social Apostolate

The United Way Effingham Service Center is offering a program to assist people who need a birth certificate or Georgia photo ID.

July 21, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Mars hosting next concert in Music Maker Relief series

Louisiana Zydeco musician and blues accordion player Major Handy will take the Mars Theatre stage Aug. 9, and the show will be the fourth in a series of six concerts at the Mars in support of American Roots and Blues Artists through the Music Maker Relief Foundation.

July 21, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Finding hidden treasures

Thirty-three children have been enjoying the Ebenezer Treasures day camp this week at the New Ebenezer Retreat Center.

July 17, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Harris to lead Effingham Rotary

David Harris assumed the role of president of the Rotary Club of Effingham County, taking over from Beth Epling, whose one-year term ended.

July 14, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Senior clerk sworn in

Effingham County Probate Judge Beth Mosley swore in Susan Dobson as senior clerk.

July 14, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


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


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