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Getting into the game

The residents at Effingham Care Center love playing their rendition of the game show "Minute To Win It." Pictured playing the M&M game are Dena Carter, Norma Exley, Edna Palmer, Edna Powell and CNA Deborah Goldwire.

February 02, 2012 | Staff Report | Around Town


Price talks recycling

Wanda Price from the Effingham County Sanitation Department came and spoke to the Effingham Exchange Club about the new county recycling program.

February 02, 2012 | Staff Report | Around Town


Vaughn graduates from basic training

Army Pfc. Ben G. Vaughn III has graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning.

February 02, 2012 | Staff Report | Around Town


Ponton completes basic training

Air Force Airman Roderick Ponton Jr. graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

February 02, 2012 | Staff Report | Around Town


Lee attends Leadership Institute

ATLANTA-Rincon Mayor Ken Lee was recognized at the Georgia Municipal Association's Annual Mayors' Day Conference in Atlanta on Jan. 22 for participating in the annual Robert E. Knox Leadership Institute for Elected Officials.

January 30, 2012 | Staff Report | Around Town


Earning his Wings

Airman First Class (A1C) Jason L. Burgstiner of Rincon recently graduated from the 12 week Air Force Cryptologic Technical Training School at Goodfellow Air Force Base in San Angelo, Texas.

January 26, 2012 | Staff Report | Around Town


Gomez earns promotion takes the reins of 165th Operations Group

Lt. Col. Rainer "Speedy" Gomez has been promoted to the rank of colonel and has taken command of the 165th Operations Group, a unit of the 165th Airlift Wing, Georgia Air National Guard.

January 23, 2012 | Staff Report | Around Town


Farm Bureau pitches in for FORCE

In celebration of the Farm City week Nov. 18-24, the Effingham Farm Bureau held a food drive for the local food banks.

January 23, 2012 | Staff Report | Around Town


Hospital’s new beginning at sunrise

Effingham Sunrise Rotary President, Solomon Smith, is shown here thanking Betsy Tallent RN, BSN of Effingham Hospital. Tallent is the chief nursing officer and spoke to the group about the modernization project at Effingham Hospital. If you have any questions for Tallent, contact her at (912)754-6451 or visit www.effinghamhealth.org.

January 23, 2012 | Staff Report | Around Town


MedBank makes house call

Liz Longshore, executive director of MedBank, recently spoke to the Rotary Club of Effingham County. MedBank helps eligible patients access the Patience Assistance Programs of large pharmaceutical companies to obtain free medications. Through their staff and volunteers, MedBank provides assistance with applications and they work with referrals from physicians, hospitals and social service agencies. MedBank operates on- site services at several area clinics, including one in Effingham County.

January 23, 2012 | Staff Report | Around Town


Buckling down

Georgia State Patrol troopers and Effingham County Sheriff's deputies were kept busy Wednesday afternoon - for reasons they liked.

January 19, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Hospital to open its new doors for open house

The 58,000-square-foot, $30 million dollar expansion and modernization project of Effingham Hospital and Care Center is nearly complete, and on Jan. 28 the community is invited to attend a special ceremony, open house and behind-the-scenes tour of the new Effingham Health System.

January 16, 2012 | Staff Report | Around Town


Health Department, GSP to offer booster seat event

The Effingham County Health Department and Georgia State Patrol will hold a Give Kids a Boost community event Jan. 18 from 3-5 p.m. in the parking lot of Lowe's in Rincon. Booster seats will be given, at no cost, to income-eligible participants including those enrolled in the Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) program, PeachCare, or Medicaid, who can provide proof of eligibility.

January 16, 2012 | Staff Report | Around Town


White completes basic training

Air Force Airman 1st Class Jarrod R. White graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

January 16, 2012 | Staff Report | Around Town


Stroke, osteoporosis screenings coming to Rincon

Residents living in and around the Rincon community can be screened to reduce their risk of having a stroke or bone fracture. Faith Presbyterian Church will host Life Line Screening on Jan. 18. The site is located at 2000 Lexington Ave. in Rincon.

January 12, 2012 | Staff Report | Around Town


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Wright completes basic training

Air Force Airman 1st Class Fallyn R. Wright graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas.

February 27, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Halle group calls upon Ebenezer

Nearly 280 years ago, the people who would be Effingham County's first European residents gathered in Germany to begin a trek that took them to The Netherlands, England and eventually to the new settlement of Savannah. Last week, a group from Halle, Germany, made the trip to see where those original Salzburgers established their new homes.

February 24, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


ECCA pays a visit to Exchange Club

Barbara Prosser, chief executive officer of the Effingham College and Career Academy, spoke at the Feb. 5 meeting of the Exchange Club of Effingham County.

February 24, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Waltz named Conservationist of the Year

Agriculture teacher and Effingham County Young Farmers advisor Freddie Waltz was honored recently by the Ogeechee River Soil and Water Conservation District as Effingham's 2013 Conservationist of the Year.

February 20, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


CRTC’s Wright earns promotion

Master Sgt. Issac "Ice" Wright has earned promotion to the senior non-commissioned officers' rank of senior master sergeant.

February 20, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


City ready for ‘bigger, better’ July 4 laser show

Rincon City Council members are gearing up now for the city's annual 4th of July celebration.

February 17, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Rotary turns on renewable energy

Osman Bholat, area sales executive for Georgia Power, was the guest speaker at the Rotary Club of Effingham County's meeting on Thursday.

February 17, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Waller honored with soybean efficiency award

Bart Waller, Effingham County commodity producer, was the recipient of the 2014 State Non-Irrigated Soybean Efficiency Contest.

February 17, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


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