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Fall festival fills city’s downtown

The second Springfield Fall Festival brought another huge crowd to the city's downtown, organizers said.

October 14, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Light on their feet

As an orthopaedic surgeon, Mark Mudano made a fitting song choice of "Walk This Way" for his Effingham Dancing with the Stars routine.

October 14, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Rotary gets to the art of the matter

Local artist Tom Barnes of Tom Barnes Fine Art in Guyton spoke recently to the Effingham Sunrise Rotary Club in Guyton.

October 14, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


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


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Chamber ready for its fifth Oktoberfest

The dates have been set for what has become Effingham County's largest outdoor festival and this year it will again be held on a much larger venue.

September 16, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


ECHS, SEHS put on a show

Effingham County and South Effingham high schools put on quite a show Friday in their annual battle on the football field.

September 15, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


United Way sets big target for annual campaign

Complete with a chairperson dressed as Wonder Woman, the United Way of Effingham County kicked off its 2014 fundraising campaign Wednesday with the theme of "together working wonders."

September 11, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Ironing Board Sam to make an impression at the Mars

R&B musician Ironing Board Sam will be taking the stage at the Mars on Saturday. This show will be the fifth in a series of six concerts at the Mars Theatre in support of American Roots and Blues Artists through the Music Maker Relief Foundation.

September 11, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Family Promise golf tournament raises money, awareness

Family Promise of Effingham County held a fundraiser golf tournament Saturday at Lost Plantation Golf Course, raising more than $4,000 to help homeless families in Effingham.

September 08, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


‘Take A Soldier Fishing’ sets a line for Oct. 4

Having staged a successful tournament at Savannah's Lake Mayer, the Bass Anglers Plus is casting toward Effingham County for its next event.

September 08, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


ECHS honors first responders

The Effingham County High School softball team paid tribute to the county's first responders prior to the Lady Rebels' game Friday against South Effingham.

September 05, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Studio CEO to speak at Chamber event

The Effingham Chamber will host a Lunch 'n Learn meeting Tuesday starting at 11:30 a.m. at the Mars Theatre in Springfield, featuring the CEO of Moon River Studios Jake Shapiro. Shapiro will give the community an update on the studio's plans to build in Effingham County.

September 04, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Buddy Walk set for Oct. 4 at Forsyth Park

The 2014 Buddy Walk will be held Oct. 4 at 10 a.m. in Forsyth Park in historic downtown Savannah.

September 04, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Murphy talks hospital with Sunrise

Mike Murphy, Effingham Health System's strategic business liaison, spoke to the Effingham Sunrise Rotary Club Tuesday about the hospital's 45th anniversary.

September 04, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Land at work at sea

Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) Airman Tyler Land from Clyo is pictured using a wire brush to clean a fire nozzle in the hangar bay of the U.S. Navy's forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) as the ship departs Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan.

September 04, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Friends help celebrate heritage

With the help of guests from far and wide, the descendants of the Ebenezer settlement celebrated 280 years of life in the New World.

September 01, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Hitting the trail for Treutlen House

A group of 120 runners turned out to support the Treutlen House at New Ebenezer at its second annual Summer's End 5K Trail Run on Aug. 16.

September 01, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


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