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Taking flight

hen Bonnie Rachael opened Faith Equestrian Therapeutic Center seven years ago, she said she envisioned it being "a place the community builds together."

November 04, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Superheroes on the run for CASA

It was in Guyton rather than Gotham, but Batman answered the call on Saturday.

November 04, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Strutting their stuff

A group of doctors showed they could operate pretty well on stage.

November 04, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Toys for Tots campaign kicks off

Staff Sgt. Elias Garcia Jr., the local Toys for Tots coordinator, discussed the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve's campaign with the Rotary Club of Effingham County.

November 04, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Rincon PD ready to start second edition of citizens academy

The Rincon Police Department is ready to take applications for its next citizens police academy.

October 31, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Sexton surprised by 40 Under 40 selection

Magistrate Court Judge Rhonda Sexton has worked her way up the ranks of Effingham County government, and it's not just locals who have noticed.

October 31, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Delivering for dogs — and cats

Mark Malke visited the Effingham County Animal Shelter a couple weeks ago in hopes of finding his missing cat, Markie.

October 31, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Waters completes basic training

Air National Guard Airman Jordan M. Waters graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas.

October 31, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Carmichael graduates from basic training

Air Force Airman Riley A. Carmichael graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas.

October 31, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Effingham Fair swine show

One of the highlights of the Effingham County Fair each year is the swine and hog show at the Livestock Arena.

October 28, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Effingham Fair cattle show

John Connor won grand champion in senior heifer at the Effingham Fair cattle show, held Thursday at the Livestock Arena. Connor also won reserve grand champion in junior heifer and intermediate cattle showmanship.

October 28, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Pageant crowns queens

The annual Effingham County Fair Pageant was held Saturday. Miss Effingham County Fair Queen was Nina Elizabeth West of Clyo.

October 28, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Theatre to put twist on ‘Christmas Carol’

Many adaptations of "A Christmas Carol" have been performed through the years, and the Effingham Theatre troupe is putting a new twist on the Charles Dickens classic.

October 28, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


United Way turns up the heat

The United Way of Effingham County's "power raisers" are nearly three-fourths of the way toward this year's campaign goal.

October 28, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Chamber preps for Holiday Classic

The Effingham Chamber of Commerce's 19th annual Holiday Classic Business and Crafts Expo will be held Nov. 24 from noon-4 p.m. at Effingham County High School. Applications for vendor spaces are being accepted now and the entertainment schedule is being worked out.

October 28, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


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Springfield Garden Club honors Christmas decoration winners

The Springfield Garden Club recognized the homes, businesses and churches that were decked out the best for the holidays.

December 23, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Holiday tunes from orchestra, cookies delight a large crowd

A festive holiday mood, the sound of holiday music, the aroma of homemade cookies, and hundreds of people filled the Effingham County Recreation and Parks Department gymnasium Dec. 7 at Effingham Community Orchestra's eighth annual holiday concert and homemade cookie sale.

December 23, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Turning back the clock on Christmas

The Living History Site gave a glimpse of an old-time Christmas on Saturday. Olde Effingham Christmas was held in conjunction with extended shopping hours by Springfield merchants, a sausage and grits supper at Springfield City Hall and a performance by the DePue Brothers Band at the Mars Theatre.

December 17, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Fundraiser for Kessler family

Farmers Furniture in Rincon hosted a fundraiser for the Kessler family.

December 17, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


United Way keeps pushing campaign total to new heights

Even after United Way of Effingham County surpassed its 2014 fundraising campaign goal last month, contributions continued to come in.

December 17, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


United Way prize giveaways continue

In each week of its 2014 fundraising campaign, the United Way of Effingham County drew for a prize valued $500-$1,000. Anyone who attended a United Way campaign presentation was eligible to win.

December 17, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Exchange Club taking Empty Stocking Fund donations

Close your eyes… imagine you're a single mom, or dad, with three small children, two have special needs. Christmas is here and there is no possible way to make this season any different from the day-to-day existence that is their lives. You want so much to make Christmas special for the children, maybe a small toy, new socks, a warm jacket or simply a meal to fill their tummies. The medicine they need but no money to buy it, or a pair of shoes to keep their little feet warm and dry.

December 16, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Revealing a bit of history

Long before becoming the site of the Effingham County Sheriff's Office and Jail, a tract of land at Highway 21 and First Street in Springfield was home to a Confederate convalescent camp during the Civil War.

December 09, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Ebenezer Crossing purchase made official

The city of Springfield and several other agencies and entities have finalized an agreement to protect a historically-significant and environmentally-fragile area.

December 09, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Guyton celebrates the season with Christmas parade

Guyton enjoyed a holiday tradition with its annual Christmas parade on Saturday.

December 09, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Stancell visits Exchange Club

At the Exchange Club of Effingham's meeting last week, Springfield Merchants Association President Jamey Stancell shared updates on Springfield and the close relationship the SMA has with the city.

December 09, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Dickens Festival winners

Several people toook home trophies from the eighth annual Dickens Craft Festival, hosted by First Baptist Church of Rincon.

December 02, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Christmas sparkles at New Ebenezer

Effingham celebrated the holidays, and the county's heritage, Sunday at the annual Historic Effingham Christmas at Ebenezer.

December 02, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Treutlen House gets early Christmas gift

The Citizens of Georgia Power Savannah Generation Chapter recently presented a $2,500 check the Treutlen House at New Ebenezer.

December 02, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


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