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Health Department, GSP to offer booster seat event

The Effingham County Health Department and Georgia State Patrol will hold a Give Kids a Boost community event Jan. 18 from 3-5 p.m. in the parking lot of Lowe's in Rincon. Booster seats will be given, at no cost, to income-eligible participants including those enrolled in the Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) program, PeachCare, or Medicaid, who can provide proof of eligibility.

January 16, 2012 | Staff Report | Around Town


White completes basic training

Air Force Airman 1st Class Jarrod R. White graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

January 16, 2012 | Staff Report | Around Town


Stroke, osteoporosis screenings coming to Rincon

Residents living in and around the Rincon community can be screened to reduce their risk of having a stroke or bone fracture. Faith Presbyterian Church will host Life Line Screening on Jan. 18. The site is located at 2000 Lexington Ave. in Rincon.

January 12, 2012 | Staff Report | Around Town


Colon health the focus of next Girls Night Out

Colon health is not often a subject of discussion among women having a night out. But perhaps the subject should come up more often, since according to the National Institute of Health, there were over 100,000 new cases of colon cancer diagnosed in 2011.

January 12, 2012 | Staff Report | Around Town


Rotary gets into tax season

Effingham Sunrise Rotary President Solomon Smith is shown here thanking Maria Waller of Hancock Askew and Co. LLP for her presentation on filing 2011 taxes. Waller is a senior accountant with Hancock Askew and spoke to the group about all of the tax code changes that are pending for 2012 and the possible effects of those changes. If you have any questions for Waller, please feel free to contact her at (912) 234-8234 or visit www.hancockaskew.com. Effingham Sunrise Rotary meets every Tuesday morning at 7:30 a.m. at Guyton Christian Church. For more information about our club ...

January 12, 2012 | Staff Report | Around Town


Learning all about tutors

Cheryl Ferguson recently spoke to the Rotary Club of Effingham County regarding the GED Initiative Tutors' program.

January 09, 2012 | Staff Report | Around Town


‘Elves for Catie’ campaign bolsters effort for CURE

With a check for more than $3,600, the Elves for Catie campaign is making an impact on childhood cancer.

January 05, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Hospital fills a need at Fillin’ Station

Effingham Hospital employees collected 425 pounds of canned and packaged food for "The Fillin' Station" located in Guyton.

January 05, 2012 | Staff Report | Around Town


Taste of Effingham is set for March 1

The Effingham Chamber of Commerce announced plans to hold the second annual "Taste of Effingham" on March 1.

January 02, 2012 | Staff Report | Around Town


‘Pack a Purse’ carries forward

Local organizations and businesses again have reached out to meet a need at Effingham County Victim Witness Assistance Program.

December 29, 2011 | By Calli Arnold | Around Town


CASA volunteers sworn in

Chief Judge William Woodrum swears in new CASA volunteers for the Ogeechee Judicial Circuit. Pictured with Lainie Jenkins, director, are: Shaquita Jones, Brenda Scott, Nancy Finley, Erica Williams, Brigit Kimbrough, Karen Cote, Carina Brannen, Ashleigh Barefield and Mary Bickerton. Also sworn in but not pictured is Eboni Joseph. After completing training, a Court Appointed Special Advocate serves children who have been abused or neglected by speaking up for their best interests in court. New training classes will begin at the end of January. To find out how to become an advocate, contact: joincasa@gmail.com.

December 29, 2011 | Staff Report | Around Town


Georgia Farm Bureau donations help fight hunger

MACON-Effingham County Farm Bureau members recently collected $500 in donations for the Georgia Food Bank Association during the statewide Harvest for All campaign coordinated by Georgia Farm Bureau.

December 29, 2011 | Staff Report | Around Town


Red Cross wants to give ‘Appy Holiday’

ATLANTA-During the holidays, wouldn't it be nice to skip check-out lines, mall crowds and get a valuable product for free? Well, the American Red Cross agrees and wants to give you the chance to have an "Appy Holiday."

December 16, 2011 | Staff Report | Around Town


Another run for Relay

Effingham School Superintendent Randy Shearouse was honored at the Relay For Life team rally Tuesday night at Pine Street Baptist Church in Guyton.

December 15, 2011 | Staff Report | Around Town


Young Farmers Award Banquet

The Effingham County Young Farmers celebrated the holidays together with their annual Young Farmer Awards banquet Dec. 8 at New Ebenezer Retreat Center. The group enjoyed dinner and entertainment from David Harbuck and gave out door prizes. FFA officers and advisors from each school attended, along with local state Reps. Ann Purcell and Jon Burns.

December 13, 2011 | Staff Report | Around Town


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SCMPD offering boater education class prior to new law taking effect

SAVANNAH - The Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department along with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources will conduct a boating safety course June 21 at the SCMPD training facility located on the second floor of Savannah Mall next to Dillards.

June 16, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Children's choir to perform in Effingham

The Imani Milele Children's Choir of Uganda will perform two shows in Effingham County as part of its summer tour.

June 12, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Georgia Southern library to host farm-to-table event

STATESBORO - The Friends of Zach S. Henderson Library, in partnership with the Statesboro Main Street Farmers' Market, will host the fifth annual Farm-to- Table Dinner on June 19, featuring environmentalist and author Janisse Ray and Georgia Southern University's executive chef Kevin Case.

June 12, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Guyton firefighters put nearly $3,000 in the boot for MDA

The members of the Guyton Fire Department raised $2,982 during the annual Fill the Boot drive on June 2 to benefit children and adults affected by muscle disease throughout Effingham County.

June 09, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Giving them shelter

The Effingham County Animal Shelter has made great strides in Cory Whitfield's six months as director, but he gives the credit to a supportive community.

June 09, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Allen, Harris surprised by honors

The winners of two of the Effingham County Chamber of Commerce's most notable honors had no idea their names were going to be called Thursday night.

June 09, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Ginn earns Eagle Scout

Benjamin Ginn was presented the Eagle Scout award by Mark Bennett at a ceremony at Springfield United Methodist Church.

June 09, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Springfield leaders recognize Concerted Services

Springfield Mayor Barton Alderman and the Springfield City Council declared May as "Community Action Month" in recognition of Concerted Services, Inc.'s work.

June 09, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Children learn sports and more at FCA camp

Children enjoyed a week of "perspiration and inspiration" at the fourth annual Fellowship of Christian Athletes camp in Effingham County.

June 05, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Down Syndrome Society to host Camp Buddy

The Low Country Down Syndrome Society is hosting its annual Camp Buddy summer camp in Effingham County. This educational and therapeutic camp starts June 23 and ends June 27 at Rincon Elementary School.

June 05, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Mars’ concert series to benefit Music Maker efforts

Robert Lee Coleman will take the Mars Theatre stage June 21 at 8 p.m. as the second in a series of six concerts at the Mars in support of American Roots and Blues Artists through the Music Maker Relief Foundation.

June 02, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Donation is on target

The men of Springfield United Methodist Church paid tribute to their fathers while making a contribution to local Boy Scouts.

June 02, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Abbs receives Billy Mitchell Award

Cadet 2nd Lt. Aaron M. Abbs of the Civil Air Patrol Effingham Cadet Squadron was awarded the General Billy Mitchell Award by Group IV commander Maj. Richard Bush last month.

June 02, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Family Promise schedules work days for day center

Family Promise of Effingham is close to opening its doors, but first the organization needs volunteers to ready its day center.

June 02, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Alexander graduates from basic training

Air Force Airman 1st Class Thaddeus A. Alexander graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas.

June 02, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


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