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Great American honors Rietkovich

Great American Opportunities, Inc., a national school fundraising company, held its 2007 awards banquets at its headquarters in Nashville, Tenn., in February.

May 10, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town




Chihuahuas strut their stuff

The Cinco de Mayo team for this year's Relay for Life held a "Cutest Chihuahuas" fundraiser Sunday in the Lowe's parking lot.

May 06, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Around Town


Paying tribute to fallen heroes

WHITE SANDS MISSILE RANGE, N.M. - On April 9, 1942, tens of thousands of American and Filipino soldiers surrendered to Japanese forces. They were marched for days along a 65-mile grueling route in the scorching heat through the malaria-infested Philippine jungles, with limited rations and no medical support. Thousands died. Those who survived faced the hardships of a prisoner of war camp.

May 06, 2008 | Dona Fair Special to the Effingham Herald | Around Town


Gnann goes over case load

Jane Gnann gave a presentation on the current case log at the Effingham County Magistrate Court to the Effingham Sunrise Rotary Club.

May 06, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Steed promoted to corporal

William Wesley Steed of Newington, the son of Kenneth and Evanda Webster and William and Diane Steed, has been promoted corporal in the U.S. Marine Reserves.

May 06, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Beck earns senior NCO award

Master Sgt. Gabriel Rommel Beck of Guyton, a 26-year veteran of the 117th Air Control Squadron of the Georgia Air National Guard was selected as the Senior Non-Commissioned Officer of the Quarter for the first quarter of 2008.

May 06, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Pleasant gets another stripe

Georgia Air National Guardsman Samantha Pleasant of Hinesville was recently promoted to the rank of staff sergeant in the 117th Air Control Squadron of the Georgia Air National Guard. Pleasant is a three-year surveillance and identification technician with the Hunter AAF-based Air National Guard unit.

May 06, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


At Special Olympics, everyone is a winner

May 03, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | Around Town


Welcome to the club

Brad Trower "pins on" a worried new member Joe Tallent during the most recent Effingham Sunrise Rotary meeting.

May 03, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Edenfield graduates from air traffic control course

Air Force Airman 1st Class Rey A. Edenfield has graduated from the Air Traffic Control Operations Apprentice Course at Keesler Air Force Base, Biloxi, Miss.

May 03, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Tales of mission work

President-elect Bonnie Dixon presents Joseph N. Atkins of the Effingham County Health Department with a presenter's pen. Atkins shared his pictures and experiences of his recent humanitarian mission trip in South America.

May 01, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Nonprofit groups to gather for annual summit in Atlanta

ATLANTA - The Georgia Center for Nonprofits is excited to announce its 17th Annual Georgia Nonprofit Summit to be held May 5-6 at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Atlanta. The theme this year is "Vision: The Power to Transform."

May 01, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Is your Chihuahua cuter than another Chihuahua?

On Sunday, Effingham County will have its first "Cutest Chihuahua" thanks to the Cinco de Mayo (Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors) Relay for Life team. The contest, which will benefit the American Cancer Society, will be held at 2 p.m. in the Lowe's parking lot.

May 01, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Kessler crowned Ms. Effingham Care Center

On March 29 more than 160 family members, residents, visitors and staff attended the Ms. ECC pageant anticipating who will be crowned the queen. After the votes were tallied, Willene Kessler was crowned Ms. Effingham Care Center 2008. A reception following the pageant was held in honor of the nine ladies who participated in the pageant.

May 01, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


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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


Clyo Youth Chapter earns outstanding chaper status

Clyo Youth Chapter was recognized as the outstanding chapter of the year at the Prince Hall Grand Chapter Order of the Eastern Star 38th Grand Youth Session, held in Statesboro on April 25-26. There are 47 youth chapters in the Grand Youth Chapter.

May 29, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


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