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Webb Scholarship

Charlotte Stone, LPN, was chosen as the recipient of the 2010 Dr. Ray D. Webb Scholarship.

January 06, 2011 | Staff Report | Around Town


Pascetti completes training at Fort Benning

Here is another test.

January 03, 2011 | Staff Report | Around Town


CAP Christmas dinner

The Effingham Cadet Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol met at Sweet Water Grill for its annual Christmas dinner.
Following the meal, Squadron Commander, Lt. Richard Bush announced that Cadet Capt. Twibell will be the Squadron's Cadet Commander effective Jan. 1, 2011. Twibell set out his plans for the year which include regular meetings, several day trips and implementation of the "Cadet of the Quarter" program.
Besides the cadets and members of their families, Deputy Commander Maj. Carl Godbee and Group 6 Commander, Maj. Gene Warnock were also in attendance.
The squadron meets on Tuesdays at 6 p.m ...

December 27, 2010 | Staff Report | Around Town


Bringing a FORCE

Archie Jenkins, the coordinator for F.O.R.C.E., spoke to the Effingham Rotary Club.
F.O.R.C.E. is the acronym for Food Outreach Co-op of Effingham, a non-profit, 501(c)3 organization representing a collaboration of agencies, churches and food pantries in the county.
Services are coordinated throughout the county by sharing resources and distributing food items to those in need.
Local organizations, churches, civic groups and schools who wish to do food drives or have fundraisers are asked to consider F.O.R.C.E. to help stamp out hunger in Effingham.

December 20, 2010 | Staff Report | Around Town


Dasher joins Lions Club

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Brenda Dasher, center, is sworn in as a new member of the Rincon Lions Club by Rincon Lions Club president Billy Dasher.

December 20, 2010 | Staff Report | Around Town


Cup of change can add up

Members of the Exchange Club put their money where their mouth is - loose change in a cup to contribute to the Empty Stocking Fund.
"All of us have loose change laying around the house, on the dresser, in the desk drawer, in a can in the closet, etc," said Reggie Loper, chairman of the fund drive. "This is money that can make a big difference for the Empty Stocking Fund and will really not be missed by those of us who habitually leave the coins laying around. Members have also given bills and checks but we like the idea that ...

December 16, 2010 | Staff Report | Around Town


Rebel leader speaks to Exchange

Coach Rick Tomberlin from Effingham County High School was the guest speaker at the Exchange Club of Effingham County.
Coach Tomberlin, who is in his first year at ECHS, led the Rebels to a 6-4 season.
His other career accomplishments include an overall record of 228-105, three state championships, nine region championships, five appearances in the Georgia Dome, winning four of them, and five state weightlifting championships.
However, his proudest accomplishment is his family, including his wife of 29 years and his 22-year-old daughter who will give him his first grandchild, a boy who hopefully will follow in his footsteps.

December 16, 2010 | Staff Report | Around Town


Lions honor Porterfields

Debbie and Rob Porterfield receive a plaque from Danny Fries for being the grand marshals of this year's annual Rincon Lions Club Christmas Parade.

December 16, 2010 | Staff Report | Around Town


Cathcart speaks to Exchange

Bill Cathcart spoke to a group of 40 or more people at the Exchange Club of Effingham County for it One Nation Under God Program.
Cathcart is the vice president and general manager of WTOC-TV.
The One Nation Under God project was adopted on July 30, 1964, by Exchange leaders seeking to heighten awareness of the nation's religious heritage.

December 13, 2010 | Staff Report | Around Town


Lions honor Fries

Danny Fries receives a pin for 35 years of service to the Lions Club.
During his membership, Fries has established seven different Lions Clubs throughout the region.

December 09, 2010 | Staff Report | Around Town


Salter completes basic training

Air Force Airman Matthew J. Salter graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.
The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.
Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.
Salter is the son of Ricky Salter of Rincon, and nephew of Wayne Salter of Savannah.
The airman is a 2001 graduate of Butler Christian School in Savannah.

December 09, 2010 | Staff Report | Around Town


Grand marshal honor ‘means a lot’ to Odum

When his service in World War II was over, Eddie Odum got off a bus in Savannah with his uniform and his duffel bag and only his girlfriend waiting on him.
Sixty-five years later, with that girlfriend now his wife of 65 years, Odum will be riding in a Model A Ford on Saturday as the grand marshal in the Guyton Christmas Parade.
"It means a lot, and it really means a lot to his children," said his wife Delma Odum . "He's quite happy this is going to happen."
For the complete story, see Tuesday's edition of the ...

December 06, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Veterans on Veterans Day

Staff Sgt. Gil Sheppard, left, and Sgt. 1st Class Jerry Sexton spoke with the Effingham Rotary Club on Veterans Day about their deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan, the most recent deployment which began in March 2009. Sheppard and Sexton are joined by Leland Sanders, center, Rotary Club president.

December 02, 2010 | Staff Report | Around Town


Lamonte graduates from basic training

Air Force Airman 1st Class Wachovia S. Lamonte graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.
The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.
Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.
She is the daughter of Zozavia Oliver of Pooler and granddaughter of Gloria Bacon of Rincon.
Lamonte graduated in 2009 from Beach High School.

December 02, 2010 | Staff Report | Around Town


Play it forward

Steve Stephens of the Downtown Savannah Rotary Club and David Legasse of Rotary Savannah West spoke to the Effingham Rotary Club about Rotarians Play it Forward.
Play it Forward is an opportunity for all Rotarians in the coastal Georgia region to join together in a collaborative annual Rotary fundraiser for the benefit of The Rotary Foundation.
Talented Savannah area Rotarians will perform live on stage backed up by professional musicians.
The next event will be April 23, 2011 from 4:30-7:30 p.m. at Morris Center, Trustees Garden, downtown Savannah. Learn more at RotaryPIF.org and on Facebook, Rotarians ...

November 29, 2010 | Staff Report | Around Town


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Fun, games and more at Guyton community picnic

The city of Guyton's community picnic drew a big crowd to the civic center Saturday, with games and entertainment throughout the afternoon.

August 03, 2016 | Staff report | Around Town


FETC holds special needs camp

Faith Equestrian Therapeutic Center held its first special needs horse camp from July 18-22. The PATH International certified center holds weekly camps for able-bodied children ...

August 03, 2016 | Staff report | Around Town


Law enforcement thankful for support

Ostensibly, it was a chance for the community to show its support for law enforcement at the Effingham County Sheriff's Office last Tuesday evening.

August 02, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


New Ebenezer Family Life Centre named for Kessler

It took some planning and legerdemain to get Richard Kessler and his family on the New Ebenezer Retreat Center grounds Monday morning.

August 02, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


NAACP to hold Freedom Fund banquet Sept. 10

The Effingham County branch of the NAACP will hold its annual Freedom Fund and Honors Banquet on Sept. 10 at the Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Association ...

July 27, 2016 | Staff report | Around Town


In the swim of things

Swimmers from the Effingham YMCA swim team held a swimathon last Wednesday, all in an effort to raise money for the Y's LIveStrong program.

July 20, 2016 | Staff report | Around Town


Local Cub Scouts pitch in for Backpack Buddies

On June 14, members of Cub Scout Pack 691 helped Effingham Backpack Buddies prepare food packs for distribution. Bear Cubs Nathan Hall and Marshall Geddings ...

July 20, 2016 | Staff report | Around Town


Girl Scouts dip their toes into waters of marine science

In June, Girl Scouts from Troop 30197 of Guyton earned their Coastal Georgia badge while also making friends. The girls met up with three other ...

July 20, 2016 | Staff report | Around Town


Guyton to hold annual community picnic

The city of Guyton will hold its annual community picnic at the Guyton Public Safety Complex on July 30 from 4-8 p.m.

July 13, 2016 | Staff report | Around Town


Rincon fires up the 4th

Thousands packed into Freedom Park on Friday for the city of Rincon's Freedom Rings, which included a laser show and fireworks.

July 06, 2016 | Staff report | Around Town


YMCA names connector for Purcell

It was 1999 when Toby Tyler and Pete Lancaster reached out to Ann Purcell to pitch the idea of a YMCA branch in Effingham County ...

July 06, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Coastal Pet Rescue to hold adoption event at the Mars

The Mars Theatre along with Coast Pet Rescue will hold a pet adoption event on July 9 from 10 a.m.-noon at the theatre ...

June 29, 2016 | Staff report | Around Town


Rincon ready to ring in the 4th

The city of Rincon is gearing up for its annual Freedom Rings event Friday night at Freedom Park, complete with fireworks and a laser show.

June 28, 2016 | Staff report | Around Town


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