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Harris chosen as finalist for Georgia’s 2009 Homecoming Queen

Jenny Harris, daughter of Chris and Teresa Harris of Rincon, has been selected as a finalist for Georgia's 29th annual homecoming queen selection to be held March 28-29 at the Holiday Inn Select Atlanta Airport South. Harris is the reigning homecoming queen for South Effingham High School.

March 16, 2009 | Staff Report | Around Town

Care center residents get a show

March 16, 2009 | Staff Report | Around Town

The kindest cut

March 16, 2009 | Staff Report | Around Town

Ready for a pajama party

Victoria TenBroeck shared her enthusiasm for the services the American Cancer Society offers local residents with the Rotary Club of Effingham County. TenBroeck is particularly excited about this year's Relay for Life and is counting on it to be "the world's largest pajama party." Find more information on ACS research efforts, education, services or the Relay for Life at

March 16, 2009 | Staff Report | Around Town

Effingham Academy reunion

March 12, 2009 | Staff Report | Around Town

Rincon Garden Club installs officers

The Rincon Garden Club's 2009-10 season began with the installation of officers. The meeting was held in the home of Jim Scott. A white elephant sale was held to raise funds for their treasury. The club's objective is to beautify Rincon as seen by the plants and flowers in front of City Hall, the library, Manna House and the Hinely building. The Christmas tree given to the city by the Lion's Club was decorated by the Rincon Garden Club.

March 12, 2009 | Staff Report | Around Town

Anderson completes USAF basic training

Air Force Airman Melanie J. Anderson has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

March 12, 2009 | Staff Report | Around Town

Forcing out hunger

Archie Jenkins, program coordinator for the Food OutReach Co-op of Effingham (FORCE), provided Effingham Sunrise Rotarians with statistics on hunger in the community. The number of students that are eligible for free or reduced lunches in the Effingham school system stands at 36.9 percent, or 4,081 students. Here he is greeted by Sunrise Rotary president Bonnie Dixon.

March 12, 2009 | Staff Report | Around Town

LaVine finishes basic training

Army National Guard Pvt. John G. LaVine has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla.

March 12, 2009 | Staff Report | Around Town

Salzburgers to mark 275th anniversary

The Georgia Salzburger Society will begin a year-long celebration marking the 275th anniversary of the arrival of the first Salzburgers to the Georgia colony.

March 09, 2009 | Staff Report | Around Town

Cut-a-thon for Treutlen House

March 09, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Around Town

Jenkins named chairman of Effingham Red Cross

Uncovering local talent and leadership is all too often seen as a seemingly simple task for an experienced Red Cross representative. For the Red Cross, these special volunteers just don't come along everyday. In fact, all Red Cross volunteers are special. They give effortlessly of their time, energy, knowledge and yes, sometimes even their money. Somewhere among the best people in town, one will always find Red Cross volunteers.

March 09, 2009 | Staff Report | Around Town

Ready for speech contest

The Rotary Club Speech Contest will be March 3 at 7:30 a.m. at New Ebenezer Retreat Center.

February 26, 2009 | Staff Report | Around Town

Love was in the air

Approximately 100 people attended the Valentine's Day Sweetheart Dinner and Dance to benefit the Mars Theater last Saturday. Lisa Brant, the organizer of the event, said she was happy with the turnout for the first year and hopes to build on that number next year. The event was held at the Mighty 8th Air Force Museum.

February 19, 2009 | Sandi Van Orden | Around Town

Queen and king crowned at Effingham Care Center

John Chancey and Jennifer Nichols were crowned 2009 Valentine's Day King and Queen at Effingham Care Center Valentine's Party.

February 19, 2009 | Staff Report | Around Town

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Rotary Club welcomes new member

The Rotary Club of Effingham County inducted Julie Dickey as its newest member.

February 03, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town

EHS golf tourney to benefit Historic Effingham Society

Effingham Health System will host a golf tournament March 7 at Lost Plantation Golf Club in Rincon, with proceeds benefitting Historic Effingham Society.

February 03, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town

Push started to bring free health clinic

A local committee is working to establish a free health clinic in Effingham County.

January 27, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town

GSU donates golf winnings to CASA

Georgia Southern University donated $1,500 to the Bulloch Court-Appointed Special Advocate (CASA). The gift, a result of the university winning the 2014 Chancellor's Fall Classic Charity Cup golf tournament in Athens, was presented by President Brooks A. Keel to Lainie Jenkins, executive director of CASA.

January 27, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town

Raisin some interest and some fun

The Effingham County Chamber of Commerce baked up one of the Georgia Legislature's favorite traditions Thursday.

January 27, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town

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