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165th Airlift Wing to mark 65th year

The 165th Airlift Wing, Georgia Air National Guard, will celebrate its 65th year in existence.

October 10, 2011 | Staff Report | Around Town


Brown retires from Air National Guard

After more than four decades of dedicated service, Master Sgt. Ron Brown is retiring from the 117th Air Control Squadron, a critical element of the Georgia Air National Guard and Georgia's Department of Defense.

October 03, 2011 | Staff Report | Around Town


Red Hats get into the scarecrow spirit

Red Hatters of Rincon show off the scarecrow they built. Red Hatters of Rincon is a chapter of the Red Hat Society, Inc. located in Fullerton, Calif.

September 30, 2011 | Staff Report | Around Town


Lunch 'n' Learn

Effingham business leaders enjoyed lunch at the Effingham Career Academy for a Lunch and Learn featuring guest speaker online community manager for Paula Deen Enterprises, Lisa Scarbrough. She enlightened them on Paula Deen's rise to fame and some of her business practices, including benefits for all 350 of Deen's employees, even the waiters, and promoting from within.

September 27, 2011 | Staff Report | Around Town


Georgia-Pacific employee wins Tybee Island getaway

United Way of the Coastal Empire congratulates James Quarterman III, an employee of Georgia Pacific Savannah River Mill, for winning a Tybee Island getaway vacation package, one of many exciting gifts from the United Way Prize Giveaway.

September 26, 2011 | Staff Report | Around Town


Dasher trains with Arc of Georgia

Nina Dasher attended the annual Arc of Georgia Conference in Macon on Sept. 15-17 at the Anderson Conference Center. David Pitonyak's topics were "Beyond Behaviors" and "The Importance of Belonging." He talked in an amusing way that being connected to the people you love is critical to emotional and physical well-being. He cites that many people experiencing disabilities are sick from loneliness. This workshop was about ideas for moving beyond interventions and coverage to a system that supports enduring, freely chosen relationships. The Arc of Effingham invites people with developmental and intellectual disabilities and their families to join.

September 22, 2011 | Staff Report | Around Town


Lions Club seeks new home for longtime paper bin

The Rincon Lions Club is searching for a new home for its paper recycling box.

September 19, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


YMCA of Coastal Georgia receives $10,000 grant from Reeve Foundation

The YMCA of Coastal Georgia is proud to announce that it has received a $10,000 Quality of Life grant from the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation. The award was one of 77 grants totaling more than $508,000 awarded by the Reeve Foundation to nonprofit organizations nationwide that aid in providing more opportunities, access, and daily quality of life for individuals living with paralysis, their families, and caregivers. Since the program was developed in 1999 by the late Dana Reeve, over 1,900 grants have been awarded, totaling nearly $14.8 million.

September 19, 2011 | Staff Report | Around Town


USO visits the Exchange Club

Dick Falcone with the USO at the Savannah/Hilton Head Airport spoke to the Effingham Exchange Club recently.

September 16, 2011 | Staff Report | Around Town


Deal, Chambliss applaud disaster declaration

In response to a letter sent by Gov. Nathan Deal, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack determined that, due to the ongoing drought and excessive heat, 150 Georgia counties, including Effingham County, suffered production losses great enough to warrant a secretarial natural disaster designation.

September 09, 2011 | Staff Report | Around Town


Route 97 entertains at Effingham Care Center

The residents at Effingham Care Center were entertained Aug. 25 by the vocal duo group Route 97. The duo sang songs and hymns that were familiar to all of the residents as well as new songs.

September 01, 2011 | Staff Report | Around Town


Community Orchestra visits Exchange Club

B. V. Cooper with the Effingham Community Orchestra spoke to the Effingham County Exchange Club on Aug. 17.

September 01, 2011 | Staff Report | Around Town


Hitchens promoted to captain in GSP

Col. Mark McDonough, commissioner of the Georgia Department of Public Safety, has announced the promotion of William "Billy" Hitchens, III from lieutenant, assistant Troop F commander, to captain, Troop I commander, with an effective date of Sept. 1.

August 29, 2011 | Staff Report | Around Town


Komen affiliate names communications chair

The Coastal Georgia Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure has named marketing and public relations professional Nikki Troxclair as communications chair for the Affiliate's board of directors.

August 19, 2011 | Staff Report | Around Town


Ray graduates from basic training

Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Justin C. Ray graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

August 15, 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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