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Dixon visits Exchange Club

WTOC-TV anchor Sonny Dixon spoke to the Exchange Club at its meeting celebrating its 25-year anniversary in Effingham.

October 14, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Family Promise on the move

Effingham County Schools made a big donation - about a 15,000-pound one - to help Family Promise of Effingham County get rolling.

October 10, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


United Way raises the power

The United Way of Effingham County is on its way toward reaching its 2013 fundraising goal.

October 10, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Rincon taking entries for annual scarecrow contest

One of the favorite local events at this time of year is Rincon's annual scarecrow contest, and the city has now made participating in it easier.

October 10, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Committee preparing for fair

The Effingham County Fair board of directors and committee is busy preparing for the annual Effingham County Fair.

October 07, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


City readies for fall festival

The second annual Springfield Fall Festival is gearing up to be bigger and better than its inaugural event.

October 07, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Georgia Farm Bureau holding agriculture photo contest

How would you like to win $100 just for taking a picture? The Effingham County Farm Bureau is hosting a photo contest entitled "Picture Agriculture in Effingham."

October 07, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


GSU to host town hall on veterans health care

STATESBORO - The Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center is holding a veterans health care town hall meeting at Nessmith-Lane Conference Center on the Georgia Southern University campus. The program will be held Wednesday from 1-3 p.m.

October 07, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


In the pink

Pink fire trucks pulled up to Coldwell Banker Intercoastal Realty in Rincon last week as part of the Pink Heals national tour.

October 03, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Turning a light onto domestic violence

For years, the only way Kay Grandgeorge could cope with being abused by her first husband was to write journal entries.

October 03, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Oktoberfest packs ’em in

A larger venue helped to make this year's Oktoberfest the biggest to date for the Effingham Chamber of Commerce.

September 30, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


FC-CIS awards mini-grants

The Effingham County School System's Project SEARCH program and the Ogeechee Judicial Circuit's CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) program each received a boost from Family Connection-Communities In Schools of Effingham County.

September 30, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


The view from above for CAP

SYLVANIA - Cadets with the Civil Air Patrol, Effingham Cadet Squadron were recently hosted at Plantation Airpark near Sylvania for basic cadet training and orientation flights (O-flights). Seven cadets took part in the activities which included training in flight line marshalling and ground team activities related to search and rescue.

September 30, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


‘Friends of Cheryl’ forms to help stricken friend, classmate

The "Friends of Cheryl" will hold a fundraiser Oct. 19 from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. at Guyton's Sale on the Trail for Cheryl Exley Tyre.

September 30, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Getting back to building

The economic downturn has hit a number of local people, businesses and organizations hard in recent years, and Habitat for Humanity of Effingham County is no different.

September 26, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


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New officers for Effingham Exchange Club

At its July 15 meeting, the Exchange Club of Effingham elected new officers for 2015-16.

July 22, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


EHS’ Dr. Ratchford receives Medical Director Quality Award

Dr. Joseph Ratchford, medical director of Effingham Health System and Extended Care Center, received the Medical Director Quality Award during the Georgia Medical Directors Association ...

July 21, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Springfield, Mars Theatre featured in case study

ATLANTA-The Georgia Department of Economic Development's Georgia Council for the Arts, in partnership with the Georgia Municipal Association, released a new industry impact ...

July 14, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Shopping at Macy’s will help boost Family Promise

Macy's will partner with Family Promise of Effingham to invite customers to participate in Macy's 10th annual national "Shop For A Cause" charity ...

July 14, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Habitat accepting home ownership applications

Habitat for Humanity of Effingham County will be accepting applications for home ownership until Aug. 29. Applicant criteria information and an application can be downloaded ...

July 14, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Garden Club spruces up judicial complex

The Springfield Garden Club completed a beautification project at the Effingham County Judicial Complex, landscaping the flower beds.

July 07, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Absolutely Fabulous

Almost 100 people attended a special event spotlighting area businesses, people and places as Effingham Living announced the winners of its first Most Fabulous contest ...

July 07, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Starting off with a bang

A huge crowd turned out Friday night for Rincon's annual Freedom Rings, which this year included fireworks after the laser show. The fireworks display ...

June 30, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


A celebration 25 years in the making

It was the silver anniversary for the United Way in Effingham County - but for its staff and others, it's the beginning of a golden ...

June 30, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Venturing Crew honored with Discovery Awards

Four members of Venturing Crew 369 were awarded their Venturing Discovery Award at their bi-annual awards and recognition court of honor at St. John's ...

June 30, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


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