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Locals enjoy Taste of Effingham

The Effingham Chamber of Commerce hosted the third annual Taste of EffinghamThursday at the Effingham County Recreation and Parks gym on Highway 119 in Springfield.

March 11, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


‘Swamp People’ draw crowd to Marlow PTO fundraiser

Brandy Thompson of Rincon waited behind a few hundred other people Saturday in a line that wound partially around the track at Effingham County High School.

March 11, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Order in the court!

The courtroom in the Historic Effingham Courthouse will be the center of action Saturday night.

March 11, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


22nd annual Tara Feis to be held Saturday

The City of Savannah's Department of Cultural Affairs and the Tara Feis Committee invites everyone to the 22nd annual Tara Feis Irish Celebration at Emmet Park on Saturday from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. All events and stage performances are free and open to the public.

March 07, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Sunrise Rotary gets look at the market

Frank Bevenour, a financial advisor with Edward Jones, spoke recently to the Effingham Sunrise Rotary Club.

March 07, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


United Way earns four-star rating again

United Way of the Coastal Empire has earned Charity Navigator's highest level four-star rating for sound fiscal management and commitment to accountability for the fifth consecutive year.

March 07, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


The swamp is coming to Effingham

Marlow Elementary PTO President Robert Grant laughs about the "ridiculous idea (he) had about a year ago" to boost attendance for the school's annual festival.

March 04, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Wildlife Refuge visits Exchange Club

The Exchange Club of Effingham County learned about the Savannah Coastal Refuges in a presentation from Monica Harris, visitor services manager.

March 04, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Care center enjoys Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day was a day filled with love and giving for the residents at Effingham Care Center.

March 04, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Chamber, SCV bringing Civil War event to Rincon

A new event with a Civil War twist is coming to Rincon on May 18.

February 28, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Girl Scouts taking donations for pets in need

Junior Girl Scouts in Troop 30197 learned the power of one and how one person can make a difference through their Agent of Change journey. Now they are giving the community an opportunity to help make a difference.

February 28, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Allen honored for service

Fred Blitch, chairman of the Ogeechee River Soil and Water Conservation District, made a special presentation to the family of the late George Allen at the district's conservationist of the year banquet.

February 25, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Austin completes basic training

Army Pfc. Kimberly D. Austin graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C.

February 25, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Chamber’s annual event is more than just a little Taste

Tickets are on sale now for what has become a fast-growing Taste of Effingham.

February 21, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Effingham GOP to hold meeting March 9

The Effingham County Republican Party will convene precinct mass meetings March 9 at 9 a.m. at the Effingham County administration building to elect delegates and alternate delegates to the Effingham County Republican Party convention.

February 21, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


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Chamber ready for its fifth Oktoberfest

The dates have been set for what has become Effingham County's largest outdoor festival and this year it will again be held on a much larger venue.

September 16, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


ECHS, SEHS put on a show

Effingham County and South Effingham high schools put on quite a show Friday in their annual battle on the football field.

September 15, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


United Way sets big target for annual campaign

Complete with a chairperson dressed as Wonder Woman, the United Way of Effingham County kicked off its 2014 fundraising campaign Wednesday with the theme of "together working wonders."

September 11, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Ironing Board Sam to make an impression at the Mars

R&B musician Ironing Board Sam will be taking the stage at the Mars on Saturday. This show will be the fifth in a series of six concerts at the Mars Theatre in support of American Roots and Blues Artists through the Music Maker Relief Foundation.

September 11, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Family Promise golf tournament raises money, awareness

Family Promise of Effingham County held a fundraiser golf tournament Saturday at Lost Plantation Golf Course, raising more than $4,000 to help homeless families in Effingham.

September 08, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


‘Take A Soldier Fishing’ sets a line for Oct. 4

Having staged a successful tournament at Savannah's Lake Mayer, the Bass Anglers Plus is casting toward Effingham County for its next event.

September 08, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


ECHS honors first responders

The Effingham County High School softball team paid tribute to the county's first responders prior to the Lady Rebels' game Friday against South Effingham.

September 05, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Studio CEO to speak at Chamber event

The Effingham Chamber will host a Lunch 'n Learn meeting Tuesday starting at 11:30 a.m. at the Mars Theatre in Springfield, featuring the CEO of Moon River Studios Jake Shapiro. Shapiro will give the community an update on the studio's plans to build in Effingham County.

September 04, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Buddy Walk set for Oct. 4 at Forsyth Park

The 2014 Buddy Walk will be held Oct. 4 at 10 a.m. in Forsyth Park in historic downtown Savannah.

September 04, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Murphy talks hospital with Sunrise

Mike Murphy, Effingham Health System's strategic business liaison, spoke to the Effingham Sunrise Rotary Club Tuesday about the hospital's 45th anniversary.

September 04, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Land at work at sea

Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) Airman Tyler Land from Clyo is pictured using a wire brush to clean a fire nozzle in the hangar bay of the U.S. Navy's forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) as the ship departs Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan.

September 04, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Friends help celebrate heritage

With the help of guests from far and wide, the descendants of the Ebenezer settlement celebrated 280 years of life in the New World.

September 01, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Hitting the trail for Treutlen House

A group of 120 runners turned out to support the Treutlen House at New Ebenezer at its second annual Summer's End 5K Trail Run on Aug. 16.

September 01, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


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