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DOT to suspend lane closures for the holiday

The Georgia Department of Transportation anticipates heavy traffic during this Christmas and New Year's holidays. So that motorists can better enjoy their travels through southeast Georgia, the Georgia DOT announced that construction-related lane closures on all interstates and major state routes will be suspended beginning Friday at 5 p.m. and continuing through midnight Jan. 1.

December 20, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


Cutting the ribbon on getting a slice

Effingham County Chamber of Commerce representatives helped Papa John's cut the ribbon on its new location, near Teach Right in Rincon.

December 20, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


Big league stuff

One of Effingham County's newest homeowners is enjoying the tranquility of his residence - until it's time to pack up the bats, gloves and cleats and head west to go back to work.

December 17, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Orchestra delights crowd at annual holiday concert

A festive holiday mood, the sound of beautiful holiday music and the aroma of homemade cookies filled the Effingham County Recreation and Parks Department Gymnasium on Dec. 2 as Effingham Community Orchestra presented its sixth annual holiday concert and homemade cookie sale.

December 17, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


Salon’s new home

Effingham County Chamber of Commerce representatives helped Salon celebrate its opening in the former Glaze space at Goshen Crossing.

December 17, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


Chamber celebrates ribbon cuttings

The Effingham Chamber of Commerce recently held ribbon cuttings to welcome two businesses, the new Farmers Furniture store in Rincon and Ashley Boyette's new State Farm office in Rincon.

December 13, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


Butler graduates from basic training

Air Force Airman Courtney L. Butler graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas.

December 13, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


Empty Stocking Fund list grows

Individuals, churches, civic groups and businesses are all encouraged to make monetary contributions to help children and needy families at Christmas.

December 13, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


Rushing graduates from basic training

Air Force Airman Ramsey E. Rushing graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas.

December 10, 2012 | Staff Report | Around Town


Georgia Power donates to Treutlen House

Treutlen House at New Ebenezer received a $2,500 donation from Citizens of Georgia Power, a statewide service organization comprised of Georgia Power employees, retirees and their spouses.

December 06, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


Groups partner with Manna House

Manna House has partnered with Georgia Hunting and Fishing Federation through Sportsmen Against Hunger Pantry to assist families in need. Local deer processors accept unwanted venison from hunters. These donations are processed into burgers which are very helpful to families.

December 06, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


Guyton rings in holidays with Christmas parade

A crowd lined Highways 17 and 119 Saturday to enjoy Guyton's Christmas parade.

December 03, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Scout becomes employee for a day

Mary Surber of Girl Scout Troop 30197 worked at Teach Right to complete the "learn the basics of running a business" requirement of the Junior Business Owner Badge.

December 03, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


Classic guitar concert to benefit Guyton Food Pantry

Guitarist Jeff Bianchi will give a one-hour classical guitar concert in the sanctuary at Guyton Christian Church on Sunday at 7:30 p.m. to help raise assistance for The Fillin' Station, Guyton's Community Food Pantry. Audience members are asked to bring canned and dry goods to help stock the food pantry. Peanut butter and canned meats are especially helpful.

November 29, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


Chamber to host Eggs and Issues breakfast Dec. 6

The Effingham Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual Eggs and Issues Breakfast Dec. 6 at 7:30 a.m at the Effingham College and Career Academy.

November 29, 2012 | Staff report | 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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