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DNR visits Exchange Club

Conservation Ranger First Class Brandon Pierce spoke to the Effingham Exchange Club about the DNR's responsibilities in Effingham County. He is pictured with Exchange Club President Yvette Carr.

November 04, 2011 | Staff Report | Around Town


Manna House teams with First Baptist Church of Rincon for Thanksgiving meals

Thanksgiving is a time for families to get together with food to share in their blessings. As the holidays approach, many are making do with far fewer resources due to economy, job loss, or other financial hardships.

November 04, 2011 | Staff Report | Around Town


LifeLink pays a visit to Rotary Club

Staci Ravita of LifeLink was the guest speaker recently at the Rotary Club of Effingham County. Ravita shared information on how to become an organ, eye and tissue donor.

November 01, 2011 | Staff Report | Around Town


Local Habitat to take part in Repair Corps project

Habitat for Humanity of Effingham County has been selected to participate in Repair Corps, a veterans-support initiative of Habitat for Humanity International and The Home Depot Foundation.

November 01, 2011 | Staff Report | Around Town


Fort Stewart to hold annual drive-through flu clinic

The 4th Annual Fort Stewart Drive-Thru Flu Clinic is scheduled for Nov. 2-3, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., both days in the Winn Army Community Hospital overflow parking lot, which is located on Fort Stewart at the corner of Harmon Avenue and 6th Street.

November 01, 2011 | Staff Report | Around Town


‘Girls Night Out’ to help ease stress

The joy of the holiday season can sometimes be marred by the stress of a long holiday to do list. This stress can take a toll on your everyday health and even have an impact on your heart. Effingham Hospital wants women to remember they are "Too Blessed to be Stressed" and November's Girls Night Out, held on a special date, will focus on this mantra.

October 31, 2011 | Staff Report | Around Town


Military retirees invited to health care town hall on HAAF

Military retirees and their families are invited to attend a town hall meeting in the Hunter Army Airfield post theater today at 6 p.m., to discuss open enrollment for health care at Tuttle Army Health Clinic.

October 24, 2011 | Staff Report | Around Town


United Way thermometer keeps rising

Ardry Trading Company employees pledged more than $3,000 for the United Way Campaign. Pictured with Philip Malone of Ardry Trading is United Way Loaned Associate from Georgia Pacific Brandee Gordon as they raise the mercury to over 60 percent of the $280,000 goal.

October 24, 2011 | Staff Report | Around Town


Effingham County Fair Pageant

There were 58 contestants in 11 age groups competing Saturday in the annual Effingham Fair Pageant.

October 24, 2011 | Staff Report | Around Town


CAP’s Bush receives Billy Mitchell Award

Civil Air Patrol (CAP) Effingham Cadet Squadron's Cadet Chief Master Sgt. Cody Bush was recognized Oct. 4 for receiving the General Billy Mitchell Award. This event brought with it a promotion to cadet second lieutenant and opportunities for further leadership challenges and greater responsibility.

October 24, 2011 | Staff Report | Around Town


Georgia Farm Bureau accepting hay contest entries

MACON-Georgia Farm Bureau members who grow Bermudagrass hay are encouraged to enter the GFB 2011 Quality Hay Contest. Hay entered in the contest will be tested at the University of Georgia Testing Lab using the Relative Forage Quality (RFQ) Test, which predicts fiber digestibility and likely animal intake of hay.

October 21, 2011 | Staff Report | Around Town


Goodwin completes artillery training

Army National Guard Pfc. Alex H. Goodwin has graduated from the Basic Field Artillery Cannon Crewmember Advanced Individual Training course at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla.

October 21, 2011 | Staff Report | Around Town


Raise a hand for hospital’s ‘Pink Glove Dance’ video

Effingham Hospital and Care Center employees, board members and volunteers have donned pink gloves and are showing off their original and crazy dance moves in hopes of being voted the best Pink Glove Dance video to support the fight against Breast Cancer.

October 17, 2011 | Staff Report | Around Town


‘Lunch, Laugh and Learn’ to help fight breast cancer

Laughter is sometimes the best medicine, and for women fighting breast cancer, it can provide a welcomed break from the stress associated with the disease ranked as one of the leading causes of cancer deaths in women.

October 14, 2011 | Staff Report | Around Town


Coastal Bank, CCCS team for Protect Your Identity

The Coastal Bank is partnering with Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Savannah (CCCS) to host a special Protect Your Identity event Oct. 17 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

October 10, 2011 | Staff Report | Around Town


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Special Olympians turn in golden moments

Approximately 450 athletes, parents and volunteers enjoyed the Effingham County Special Olympics spring games on Friday at South Effingham High School.

March 24, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Off to the races

The inaugural Family Promise of Effingham bed race brought out a cast of characters, including "Wizard of Oz"-themed entries from Faith Presbyterian Church.

March 24, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Owens graduates from basic training

Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Justin M. Owens graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas.

March 24, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Hunley replica to pull into Effingham

The second annual Civil War Experience will be held April 5 at Rincon's Freedom Park and will feature the traveling exhibit of the Confederate submarine H.L. Hunley.

March 20, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Hitchcock graduates from basic training

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

March 20, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Winning Farm Bureau photo

Neca Bennett submitted the winning entry in the Effingham County Farm Bureau's recent photo contest.

March 20, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Continuing to reveal history

Thirty years after he started working on the history of Ebenezer and the Salzburgers, Dan Elliott continues to uncover facets of their life.

March 17, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Taking it off for St. Baldrick’s Day

Being out of state during the annual St. Baldrick's Day shaving in Savannah's City Market did not deter Effingham County's Barbara Moss-Hogan from participating later in the week.

March 17, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Getting your bed ready for the track

Family Promise of Effingham County is hosting a fitting fundraiser as the organization makes its final push toward helping local homeless families.

March 13, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


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


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