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Rain can’t flush Relay’s spirit

Kenny Williams is thankful he finally went to the hospital in May 2011 after not feeling well for a few months.

May 06, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


A big day for the Mars Theatre

Work on refurbishing the interior of the Mars Theatre in Springfield is expected to start any day now. Thanks to the weather, the first show in the theatre's second life took place Saturday.

May 06, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Hospital’s food service vendor joins fight for healthy eating

Effingham Health System announced that Morrison Cafeteria, located on the hospital campus, has become the first health care food contract company to commit to the Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA) and its Hospital Healthy Food Initiative. This effort seeks to move health care institutions toward delivering healthy and nutritious options to the communities they serve.

May 06, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Effingham Theatre gets ready for its own ‘Invasion’

To hear Jonathan Thompson describe it, the Effingham Theatre's next production is a cross between "Steel Magnolias" and "Rambo."

May 02, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Dooley to headline Chamber meeting

The Effingham Chamber of Commerce has announced its plans for the 2013 Chamber annual meeting, to be held June 6 at 7 p.m. at Effingham County High School.

May 02, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Diagnosis was ‘wake-up call’

Jincy Hinely will never forget a phone call she received early one morning in May 2003.

April 29, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Zipperer receives Cross of Military Service

Herman J. Zipperer was the recipient of the World War II Cross of Military Service medal and certificate on Sunday at the Confederate Memorial Day Service held in the unknown soldier section of Guyton City Cemetery.

April 29, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Orchestra spring concert draws biggest crowd

Effingham Community Orchestra performed its annual spring concert April 21 for the largest audience yet to attend one of its performances.

April 29, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Civil War coming to Rincon next month

Effingham County will enjoy a mix of new and old during a free community event, the Civil War Experience, on May 18 from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. in Rincon.

April 25, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


UDC to mark Confederate Memorial Day on Sunday

The Effingham County Hussars Chapter No. 2285, United Daughters of the Confederacy, will host Effingham's annual Confederate Memorial Day program Sunday at 4 p.m. The remembrance will be held at the Confederate Monument at the graves of 26 unknown Confederate soldiers in the Guyton Cemetery.

April 25, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Bowser wins Exchange Club speech contest

The Exchange Club of Effingham County recently held its annual American citizenship speech contest. Each student was advised that the speech must carry a positive theme of patriotism and pride in the democratic form of government.

April 22, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Tallent shines for Rotary

Joe Tallent, president-elect of the Effingham Sunrise Rotary Club, received the Paul Harris Fellow designation from Rotary International, for his generous contributions to the Rotary Foundation for the cure and eradication of polio.

April 18, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Orchestra’s spring concert set for Sunday

Effingham Community Orchestra will present its spring concert April 21 at 3 p.m. at the Effingham County Recreation and Parks gymnasium at 808 Highway 119 South in Springfield. Admission is free.

April 18, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


HES shows off restored depot

The depot at the Blandford station was a hub of activity along the Central of Georgia Railroad for decades. After years of disrepair, it has a new home and a new life.

April 15, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Community celebrates Olde Effingham Day

The community enjoyed the eighth annual celebration of local history and heritage, Old Effingham Day, on Saturday.

April 15, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


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Raisin some interest and some fun

The Effingham County Chamber of Commerce baked up one of the Georgia Legislature's favorite traditions Thursday.

January 27, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Mars shows FORCE its support

The Mars Theatre recently gave a $675 donation to United Way of the Coastal Empire's Food OutReach Co-op of Effingham (FORCE).

January 26, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Effingham CONNECT sets info sessions for ACA effect on tax returns

The United Way's e-CONNECT (Effingham Community Network Navigation Center) will hold a free program Wednesday on how the Affordable Care Act may affect tax returns.

January 26, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Guyton welcomes ‘Idol’ winner Glover

An "American Idol" came to Guyton on Saturday night.

January 20, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Celebrating MLK Jr. Day

Though he was speaking to a room populated mostly with adults, Pace Goodway's message Monday morning applied to young people - and to the older folks gathered in the Effingham County administrative complex.

January 20, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Annual breakfast to start MLK Jr Day activities

Effingham County will begin its annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day observance with a 7:30 a.m. breakfast at the county administrative complex.

January 18, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Making the connections

Effingham County Family Connection thanked its many community partners at a luncheon Thursday at the Gnann-Webb House in Springfield.

January 13, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Record amount for Empty Stocking Fund

The Effingham Exchange Club announced it raised a record-setting $24,276 for its annual Empty Stocking Fund campaign.

January 13, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Reddick comes through for Treutlen House

Kristen Wert was impressed that major league baseball player Josh Reddick donated brand-new shoes and clothing to the Treutlen House at New Ebenezer on Friday.

January 13, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Giles graduates from basic training

Air Force Airman 1st Class D'angelo S. Giles graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas.

January 13, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Local NAACP branch marks Emancipation Proclamation

The Effingham County branch of the NAACP held its annual Emancipation Proclamation on Jan. 1 at Union Spring Independent Methodist Church on Berryville Road.

January 06, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


United Way seeking tax preparation volunteers

The United Way of Effingham County is looking for people in the community to serve as IRS-certified volunteer tax preparers.

January 06, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Winning chord struck for orchestra’s fundraiser guitar raffle

Effingham Community Orchestra musicians and volunteers were out in the community promoting the eighth annual holiday concert and homemade cookie sale and selling tickets for their annual fundraising raffle from September through November. The item being raffled was a new Fender acoustic guitar pack including the guitar and accessories.

January 06, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Rincon PD officers show their support for slain NYPD officer

On Dec. 26, the Rincon Police Department sent two representatives to New York to participate in the funeral ceremony for the fallen New York Police Department Officer Rafael Ramos. Rincon Police Cpl. Devlin Crosby and Detective Don Wood arrived in New York to attend the funeral for Officer Ramos held Saturday

December 30, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Wingmen ride to animal shelter's aid

The Effingham County Wingmen motorcycle club recently donated about $600 worth of dog food and kitty litter to the Effingham County Animal Shelter.

December 30, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


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