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Stefan earns Eagle Scout

Christopher A. Stefan earned Scouting's highest rank, the Eagle Scout.

November 18, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Stories to tell

Veterans shouldn't wait to share the stories of their service, said the keynote speaker for the annual community Veterans Day observance.

November 17, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


ECRP on cusp of biggest project as it marks its 40th anniversary

As the Effingham County Recreation and Parks celebrated its 40 years of operation, it is also looking ahead to what is being viewed as its most significant and massive project.

November 17, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Dixon 'shocked' to be named grand marshal

As she prepares to ride off into the sunset from her role as United Way of Effingham County executive director, Bonnie Dixon will climb aboard a red Mustang convertible for her ride in the Rincon Lions Club Christmas Parade.

November 17, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Effingham loves Ella fills Fairgrounds

Effingham Loves Ella, a fundraiser to fight childhood cancer, was held Saturday at the Effingham Fairgrounds in honor of Ella Bothwell. Bothwell is a student at Blandford Elementary School who has been diagnosed with a brain tumor.

November 04, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Superheroes on the run for CASA

The annual Superheroes run to benefit the Court Appointed Special Advocates of the Ogeechee Judicial Circuit was held Saturday in Guyton, as runners in their best superhero grab - or not - hit the streets.

November 04, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Community Veterans Day observance to honor 165th

Current active members and retirees of the 165th Maintenance Group, as well as the entire 165th Airlift Wing at Travis Field, will be recognized and honored at the Veterans Day program at Veterans Park on Nov. 11 at 11 am.

November 04, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


'Color Effingham Blue' honors local law enforcement officers

Dozens of men and women in different uniforms filed through the Rincon Recreation Department's Macomber Park Building, and while the uniforms may have varied in color, there was one accoutrement in common - their badge.

November 04, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Moore honored for American Legion service

American Legion Post 209 Commander M. Tommy Pierce went to the home of member Franklin Moore on Oct. 17 and presented him with a certificate and a pin for 50 years of continuous membership in American Legion Post 209 in Springfield.

October 27, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Local author Waller to hold book signing Sunday

Effingham County resident Lucy Waller will hold a book signing to introduce her new book, "Follow the Setting Sun," which is a novel of Ebenezer and the Salzburgers. She is also the author of three other books, "While the Coffee Perks," "Let God Be The Judge," and "Table For Two."

October 27, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Turning Effingham blue to show support for law enforcement

There is an effort in Effingham County to turn the county blue to support the men and women in blue.

October 27, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


EHS kicks off Toys for Tots campaign

Effingham Health System is teaming up with the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve for Toys for Tots campaign drop-off sites. Drop-off sites are:

October 21, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Civil Air Patrol members excelling

Members of the Effingham Cadet Squadron, Civil Air Patrol are progressing quickly through the organization's requirements to promote to new levels and obtain new achievements.

October 21, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Kroger employee a big winner

Kroger employee and Rincon resident Chris Pigg won the drawing of $500 in Target gift cards as part of the United Way of the Coastal Empire's annual campaign. Anyone who attends an employee campaign meeting has a chance to win the weekly prize.

October 21, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Ferguson graduates from basic training

Air Force Airman Wesley C. Ferguson graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

October 21, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


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Commendation for EHS

Roger Coursey, representing The National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution, presented a certificate of commendation to Effingham Health System. Michael Murphy received ...

December 29, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Scouts bring a smile

Girl Scout Troop 30197 helped an effort to spread an abundance of smiles to those in nursing homes, those in hospitals, military personnel stationed overseas ...

December 22, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Real estate pros deliver for the holidays

Effingham County real estate agents joined forces to collect and distribute Christmas presents and food to nine families through Family Promise and Effingham Victim Witness ...

December 22, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Dickey to succeed Dixon at helm of United Way

United Way of the Coastal Empire President Gregg Schroeder has announced that Julie Dickey will succeed Bonnie Dixon as Effingham area director.

December 22, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Donations continue to come in for Empty Stocking Fund

The Exchange Club of Effingham's Empty Stocking Fund campaign will continue to take donations after Christmas.

December 22, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Young Farmers hold awards banquet

Freddie Waltz was named the farmer of the year, and Steve Smith was named agribusinessman of the year at the annual Effingham County Young Farmers ...

December 15, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Rincon UMC pastor visits Exchange Club

At its Dec. 3 meeting, the Effingham Exchange Club heard Melissa Traver, pastor of Rincon United Methodist Church, speak about Jesus' message of being the ...

December 15, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Empty Stocking Fund donations continue

The Exchange Club of Effingham's Empty Stocking Fund campaign is continuing.

December 15, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Legion, Home Depot ally forces for veteran in need

Members of American Legion Post 209 and Home Depot employees joined forces Saturday to help a veteran in need.

December 15, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Hospital collects more than 900 toys in drive

Thanks to Effingham Health System employees, hundreds of kids will get a little something under the Christmas tree.

December 15, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


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