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United Way shows it has the power

The United Way of Effingham County kicked off its 2013 fundraising campaign Wednesday with a powerful message to the community.

September 12, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Farmers’ market growing on Springfield

Traffic on Springfield's Laurel Street near its intersection with Highway 21 can get a little slow on Friday afternoon, and not solely because drivers are in a rush to get home.

September 09, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Masons present flags to HES

The Clyo Masonic Lodge No. 280 presented a gift on loan to the Historic Effingham Society Museum.

September 09, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Orchestra a hit with ‘Our Favorites’ show

Effingham Community Orchestra presented its third annual "Our Favorites" concert and silent auction on Aug. 25.

September 05, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Hospital honors Kieffer

Butch Kieffer was honored by Effingham Health System and the Hospital Authority at their September meeting.

September 05, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Salzburgers celebrate their heritage

Salzburgers celebrated their annual Heritage Day on Labor Day, opening a new research library at their museum.

September 02, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Mobile food pantry delivers assistance

America's Second Harvest Food Bank delivered a truckload of help Thursday to Effingham County families in need.

September 02, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Class of 1968 reunites

The 1968 graduating class of Effingham County High School enjoyed a class reunion on Aug. 24 at the New Ebenezer Retreat Center.

August 29, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Holder visits Sunrise Rotary

Buddy Holder, the head football coach at Effingham County High School, spoke to the Sunrise Rotary Club about the team's core values, established in January when he was hired.

August 29, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Firefighters pour it on to Fill the Boot

Weekend traffic was stop-and-go along Highway 21 in Rincon, for a good reason.

August 26, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


GAP Ministries celebrates a milestone

A program at Grace Community Churchon Saturday night celebrated a milestone for GAP Ministries: 100 wheelchair ramps built for people in Effingham County.

August 26, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Salzburgers to celebrate annual Labor Day event

The Georgia Salzburger Society will celebrate its 88th Labor Day on Sept. 2 at the Historic Jerusalem Lutheran Church.

August 26, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Inman completes ROTC course

Army Cadet Victoria H. Inman has graduated from the Army ROTC (Reserve Officers' Training Corps) Leader's Training Course at Fort Knox, Ky.

August 26, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


4-H'ers aim for hunter safety

A group of 4-H'ers recently took a two-day Georgia Department of Natural Resources hunter safety course at the Mary Kahrs Warnell Forest Education Center.

August 22, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Community enjoys Back-to-School Blowout

Despite the rainy weather, a big crowd attended the second annual Back-to-School Blowout hosted by the Effingham County Center for Working Families.

August 19, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


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Articles by Section - Around Town


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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