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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


Cobb graduates from basic training

Air Force Airman 1st Class Thomas R. Cobb 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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United Way prize surprise

Ebenezer Elementary School teacher Carlette Fulcher was the first winner in the weekly prize drawings as part of the United Way of Effingham County's 2014 fundraising campaign.

October 21, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Mossy Oak welcomes 40th bluegrass and gospel festival

The 40th Bluegrass and Gospel Music Festival runs Wednesday through Sunday morning at Mossy Oak Music Park. Visitors to the 34-acre park will enjoy bluegrass and gospel music done in the old school, traditional acoustic style, as well as great high lonesome vocal harmonies.

October 14, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Springfield celebrates annual fall festival

Another big crowd packed Laurel Street for the annual Springfield Fall Festival over the weekend.

October 14, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Raising the roof

The livestock barn at the Effingham County Fairgrounds has a new look.

October 14, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Chamber hosts business after hours

The Effingham Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting recently for Vision Financial in Rincon.

October 14, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Capacity crowd watches SEHS edge ECHS for region title

A packed house at Rebel Field saw a thriller between the South Effingham Lady Mustangs and Effingham County Lady Rebels for the Region 3-AAAAA softball championship Thursday.

October 09, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


More than 100 volunteers turn out for Rivers Alive cleanup

The largest ever and third annual Rivers Alive Savannah River Cleanup removed nearly one ton of recyclable material and trash from the Savannah River on Sept. 27, thanks to the dedication of 123 volunteers.

October 07, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Fat check for Treutlen House

Fat Tony's Garage raised $2,300 for the Treutlen House at New Ebenezer through sales of its 2015 calendar.

October 07, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Springfield Fire Department receives Norfolk Southern grant

Springfield Fire Chief Travis Zittrouer received a check for $1,000 from Norfolk Southern Corporation for the Springfield Volunteer Fire Department.

October 07, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Parent University visits Exchange Club

The Exchange Club of Effingham County learned about Parent University-Effingham, a program that bridges the gap between home, school and community by offering free learning sessions to assist parents in supporting their children to achieve their goals in school and life.

October 07, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Lyons graduates from basic training

Air Force Airman Dustin E. Lyons graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas.

October 07, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Oktoberfest draws crowd of about 3,500

Effingham Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Rick Lott estimated the crowd for the fifth annual Oktoberfest at about 3,500 for the two days, a little bit down from last year.

September 30, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


State Patrol troop honored at Governor’s Challenge Awards

MACON - The Georgia State Patrol's Troop I was one of several law enforcement agencies to take home a prize last Wednesday when the Governor's Office of Highway Safety hosted its 15th annual Governor's Challenge Awards at the Macon Centreplex.

September 30, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


ECSO conducts in-house jail officer training

Fifteen law enforcement students graduated Friday from basic jail officer training at the Effingham County Sheriff's Office. This was the first in-house jail officer school hosted by ECSO.

September 30, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Businessmen pitch in to put fresh coats of paint on Treutlen House

A group of businessmen recently spruced up the Treutlen House at New Ebenezer.

September 30, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


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