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Dropping anchor at Rotary club

August 17, 2009 | Staff Report | Around Town


Rotary hears Uga’s tale

Effingham County Rotarians enjoyed a visit from Swann Seiler, about the care scheduling and responsibilities of Uga, the University of Georgia's mascot. Besides the four generations of Seiler's family who have raised, trained and loved the entire Uga lineage, Uga receives special treatment by the UGA administration and veterinarian school, as well as his fans. Seiler's father has co-written a book detailing the seven generations of Uga, beginning with the first (current Uga is number seven), who was a wedding gift to him and his new wife. When her parents retire as primary custodians, Seiler and her ...

August 17, 2009 | Staff Report | Around Town


Chamber to hold ID theft prevention seminars

The Effingham County Chamber of Commerce will hold a second in a series of identity theft prevention seminars on Aug. 12-13. A follow-up to the first course for personal protection, this workshop will cover computer security and business liability.

August 10, 2009 | Staff Report | Around Town


stc pays a visit to sunrise rotary

August 10, 2009 | Staff Report | Around Town


Hospital CFO discusses health care plan

August 10, 2009 | Staff Report | Around Town


Ferst Foundation to mark milestone Thursday

The Ferst Foundation for Childhood Literacy will hold the Go Beyond for Ferst celebration and lowcountry boil on Aug. 13 at the Mill Creek Lodge.

August 10, 2009 | Staff Report | Around Town


National Night Out draws a crowd

August 07, 2009 | Staff Report | Around Town


Moving experience

The house, a Habitat for Humanity Christ Build project, will be inhabited by Mariya Thomas and her family.

August 06, 2009 | Rick Lott | Around Town


Hunter takes seat on hospital board

LaMeisha Hunter was chosen by the Effingham Hospital Board of Trustees as the city of Guyton's representative.

August 06, 2009 | Staff Report | Around Town


Sunrise rotarian of the year

August 06, 2009 | Staff Report | Around Town


Bynes completes basic training

Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Jamaal J. Bynes graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

August 06, 2009 | Staff Report | Around Town


Rodgers completes basic training

Air National Guard Airman 1st Class John J. Rodgers graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

August 06, 2009 | Staff Report | Around Town


Strickland welcomed to club

August 06, 2009 | Staff Report | Around Town


L.I.F.E. marks ADA 19th anniversary

L.I.F.E., Inc., a not for profit organization, celebrated the 19-year anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 on July 25.

July 30, 2009 | Staff Report | Around Town


Edenfield named Rotarian of the Year

Talbert Edenfield has been chosen as the 2008-2009 Rotarian of the Year for the Rotary Club of Effingham County. Edenfield personifies the Rotary motto of Service Above Self in all that he does for the club and the community. He has served the club in various capacities, including president.

July 30, 2009 | Staff Report | Around Town


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Articles by Section - Around Town


'The heart of a servant'

Jean Vaught knows something about homelessness. It is one of the reasons she is committed to its effects and causes.

June 02, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Chamber ready for annual meeting

The Effingham Chamber of Commerce announces its plans for the 2015 Chamber annual meeting, to be held Thursday at 7 p.m. at Effingham County High School.

June 02, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Tice graduates from Border Patrol academy

U.S. Border Patrol agent Bryan E. Tice graduated from Border Patrol basic academy in Artesia, N.M.

June 02, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Tice graduates from combat systems officer training

Second Lt. Ryan P. Tice has graduated from the Air Force undergraduate combat systems officer training at Naval Air Station Pensacola (Fla.).

June 02, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Sherffield graduates from basic training

Army Pvt. Jasmine M. Sherffield has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.

June 02, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Dees to lead Area Agency on Aging

Rev. Lloyd Dees of Effingham County has been named the chairman of the Coastal Regional Commission's Area Agency on Aging. Rev. Dees' post is a two-year term. At the April 28 first quarterly meeting of the AAA, director Dionne Lovett discussed the outcome of three General Assembly bills that affect Georgia seniors. Two passed and another will take additional advocacy efforts for the next session.

June 02, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Effingham Orchestra plays to packed, appreciative house

Before an audience that filled nearly every available seat in the Effingham County Recreation and Parks Department Gymnasium, Effingham Community Orchestra presented its "The Americans" concert May 3. The concert featured several patriotic pieces and included many other selections, all by American composers.

June 02, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


On Memorial Day, an offer of thanks

He goes by Father Martino, in homage to St. Martin de Porres, who dedicated his life to working with the poor and seeking harmony. The Rev. Nguyen Thong Ba, in reality, is a Vietnamese immigrant who offered his never-ending gratitude for the American servicemembers who fought and died in his homeland decades ago.

May 26, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Farmer graduates from basic training

Air Force Airman Joseph W. Farmer graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

May 26, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Fish leads Scouts on animal shelter work for Eagle project

Life Scout Garrett Fish and fellow Scouts from Troop 691 along with adult volunteers supported Garrett with his Eagle Scout project at the Effingham County Animal Shelter.

May 19, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Old ER goes through rehab

When the Effingham Health System moved its emergency room as part of its $30 million modernization plan, officials had in mind what to do with the old ER.

May 12, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Thunderous support

Dozens of motorcycles thundered out of the Lowe's parking lot Saturday morning, the parade of chrome and steel led by a silver Dodge Charger.

May 05, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


New VFW post opens in Effingham County

The Veterans of Foreign Wars post 12149 was formed and brought to life Thursday evening at the United Way of Effingham County service center.

May 05, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


ECSO visits Rotary

Effingham County Sheriff Jimmy McDuffie and Investigator Joe Heath discussed their work with the ECSO during a visit to the Rotary Club of Effingham County.

May 05, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Searles graduates from basic training

Army Pvt. Joshua T. Searles has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C.

May 05, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


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