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Loper recognized for perfect attendance

Effingham County Commissioner Reggie Loper was awarded with a pin recognizing his perfect attendance at Coastal Regional Commission meetings.

August 20, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


Girls Night Out to focus on gastrointestinal disease

An estimated 70 million people a year are affected by some form of digestive disorder or gastrointestinal disease. The costs to Americans and on our nation's healthcare delivery system are nearly $150 billion.

August 16, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


Hospital to present annual Helmey Award on Aug. 25

Since 1994, employees of Effingham Health System have nominated peers whom they believe go the extra mile to provide outstanding care and service. To this end, members of the Effingham Hospital Authority invite community members to join them Aug. 25 at 11 a.m. as they reveal the name of the 2012 recipient of the annual C. Edward Helmey Humanitarian Award.

August 13, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


Mill chief visits Sunrise Rotary

Kelly Wolff, mill manager/vice president of operations of the Savannah River Mill of Georgia Pacific, recently made a presentation to the Effingham Sunrise Rotary Club on the improvement of safety and environmental goals of Georgia Pacific Savannah River Mill.

August 13, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


Purcell named finance chairman of state YMCA in Effingham County

State Rep. Ann Purcell has been selected to serve as the finance chairman for the State YMCA of Georgia in

August 09, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


Stories from Moore

Dr. Michael Moore recently told members of the Effingham Sunrise Rotary Club humorous stories from his time as superintendent of schools.

August 09, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


Health department urging vaccinations against pertussis

An increase in cases of pertussis, more commonly known as "whooping cough," in some metro Atlanta counties and other states has prompted Coastal Health District officials to remind residents that getting vaccinated is the safest and most effective way to prevent the disease. Pertussis is a very contagious illness that mainly affects the respiratory system and can be very dangerous, especially for babies and young children.

August 06, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


BB&T’s annual Lighthouse Project serves homeless, displaced students

As part of BB&T's fourth annual Lighthouse Project, the BB&T Rincon and Springfield branches chose to help the homeless and displaced school children in Effingham County. There are currently 96 such children in the county.

August 06, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


Give ’em a cheer!

The Effingham County High School cheerleaders hosted 74 girls ranging in age from pre-K to sixth grade for the annual Little Rebel Cheer Camp.

August 02, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Young Farmers tour shows off county’s agrarian side

Effingham County is a long way from Germany, but Jenny Daley feels right at home.

July 30, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


SHRM wins Pinnacle Award

The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) along with national sponsor ADP presented The Savannah Area Chapter of SHRM with the National Pinnacle Award on July 26 for its Preserving Human Capital workplace violence education and training program.

July 30, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


ADA to hold Kayak for a Kure

The American Diabetes Association's fall campaign, Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes, gets under way with the 5th Annual Hugh H. Armstrong Sr. Memorial Kayak for a Kure, to be held Aug. 18.

July 26, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


G-P to ‘tip the hat’ to local service agencies

Georgia-Pacific is rewarding individual acts of community service through its "Tips the Hat" contest in which community volunteers living in southeast Georgia communities where the company has operating facilities will be chosen to direct up to $4,000 in contributions from the Georgia-Pacific Foundation to local charities.

July 23, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


Hamilton graduates from basic training

Airman Steven Hamilton has successfully completed and graduated from the basic training at Lackland, Air Force Base, Texas.

July 23, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


Red Cross in need of blood donors

With extreme heat keeping some donors at home and severe storms forcing the cancellation of dozens of blood drives earlier in the month, the American Red Cross continues to have an emergency need for donors of all blood types.

July 23, 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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