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Onorato speaks at Rotary

Coach Tom Onorato discussed the South Effingham wrestling program at the Effingham Sunrise Rotary meeting on Tuesday morning. Coach Onorato described the dedication, discipline and character that his team showed after the tragic loss of teammate Tom Medlin last year. Coach Onorato's team pulled itself together and was able to win fourth place out of 77 teams statewide.

June 28, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Teeing it up

June 26, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Senators get a sweet duty

WASHINGTON - U.S. Sens. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., and Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., climbed onto the back of a truck Wednesday to help unload more than 2,000 pounds of Vidalia onions that were driven from Georgia to Washington this week. Isakson and Chambliss delivered 10-pound boxes of the famous Georgia-grown onions to all 100 Senate offices. This is the seventh year that Georgia senators have presented the onions to their colleagues in Washington.

June 26, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Hospital donates unneeded equipment

On Friday, Effingham Hospital donated a retired radiologic Continental/Transworld X-ray machine to Rotary International District 6920 Medical Equipment Transport Services (METS) located in Savannah.

June 24, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Corder completes basic training

Air Force Airman Denis L. Corder has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

June 21, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Salzburger descendants making big plans for 275th

Ann Purcell, president of the Georgia Salzburger Society, was guest speaker at the Effingham Sunrise Rotary Club on May 27. Purcell demonstrated her passion for researching, collecting and telling the story of the emigrant Salzburgers who came to Effingham County in 1734.

June 21, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


UDC dedicates Real Daughter grave marker

June 21, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Music at Mossy Oak

June 19, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | Around Town


Rotary gets a lesson on local schools

Effingham County School Superintendent Randy Shearouse presented a very optimistic outlook in response to a recent public survey about the future of the school system. He explained the plan for the county to deal with continuing academic improvements, uniform policy, handling costs of new construction, fuel prices and new programs.

June 14, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


JEA, Goodwill team to collect used computer equipment

The Jewish Educational Alliance announces a partnership with the Goodwill Industries of the Coastal Empire, Inc. e-Commerce program by encouraging their membership to donate their pre-owned computers, keyboards and monitors and other technological equipment.

June 14, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


UDC honors Iraq, Afghan veteran

The Effingham County Hussars Chapter 2285, United Daughters of the Confederacy honored a Global War on Terrorism veteran in a special ceremony on April 27.

June 12, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Melton named to president’s roundtable

Cotton States Insurance agent Gary Melton of Rincon was recently named to The President's Roundtable for the organization.

June 12, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Twins earn Eagle Scout distinction

Trey and Tyler Moody, twin brothers and members of Boy Scout Troop 665 in Rincon, received recognition for reaching the rank of Eagle Scout in an Eagle Scout Court of Honor ceremony in their honor on May 12, at the Rincon United Methodist Church.

June 10, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Hats on for Mother’s Day

The ladies at Effingham Care Center were treated to a hat fashion show for Mother's Day on May 9. The hats were donated by Doris Hackett and modeled by the staff. The Guyton Christian Church made corsages for the event in memory of Christine Jenkins.

June 10, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Hanvey graduates from basic training

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

June 07, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


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Red Cross facing shortages of all blood types

The American Red Cross is facing a looming blood shortage, leading to an urgent need for donors of all blood types to roll up a sleeve and give.

July 24, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Community comes out for Clyo back-to-school rally

Scott and Sons Trucking Company partnered with Effingham County Recreation and Parks to host their fifth annual back-to-school rally Saturday at the Clyo Community Center.

July 21, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


United Way offering the aid of Social Apostolate

The United Way Effingham Service Center is offering a program to assist people who need a birth certificate or Georgia photo ID.

July 21, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Mars hosting next concert in Music Maker Relief series

Louisiana Zydeco musician and blues accordion player Major Handy will take the Mars Theatre stage Aug. 9, and the show will be the fourth in a series of six concerts at the Mars in support of American Roots and Blues Artists through the Music Maker Relief Foundation.

July 21, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Finding hidden treasures

Thirty-three children have been enjoying the Ebenezer Treasures day camp this week at the New Ebenezer Retreat Center.

July 17, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Harris to lead Effingham Rotary

David Harris assumed the role of president of the Rotary Club of Effingham County, taking over from Beth Epling, whose one-year term ended.

July 14, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Senior clerk sworn in

Effingham County Probate Judge Beth Mosley swore in Susan Dobson as senior clerk.

July 14, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


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


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