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Mossy Oak readies for bluegrass and gospel festival

The week before Memorial Day each year is highlighted by one of Effingham's largest and premier events. The 39th Bluegrass and Gospel Music Festival runs May 21-25.

May 16, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Orchestra packs in another big crowd with concert, sale

Effingham Community Orchestra delivered another successful performance on May 4 with its "Something New and Something Patriotic Too" concert.

May 16, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


The Mars stars in its opening week

The opening weeks of the Mars Theatre have been a success, Springfield city staff told city council members Tuesday night.

May 15, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Scouts visit Effingham County Extended Care

Girl Scouts from Troop 30387 recently entertained residents of the Effingham County Extended Care facility.

May 15, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Effingham Academy grads enjoy reunion

Family and friends attended the 64th reunion of the Effingham Academy class of 1950.

May 12, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Chamber sets date for Eggs and Issues review

The Effingham Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual Eggs and Issues Review breakfast, scheduled for May 21 at 7:30 a.m. at the Effingham College and Career Academy on Highway 21.

May 12, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


For Hayes, campaign accomplishes missions

As this year's Effingham County candidate for the annual Kiss-A-Pig campaign, Mimi Hayes wanted to raise awareness about diabetes - along with money to fight it.

May 12, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Annual Relay for Life carries on the fight

The birthday on her driver's license may read differently, but Laura Pratt also now has May 7 circled on the calendar.

May 12, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Belief system

Caleb Mock talks as if he's being inconvenienced by a simple illness rather than battling a life-threatening disease.

May 08, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Mettler takes on animal shelter for Eagle project

Members of Boy Scout Troop 665 from Rincon United Methodist Church joined Eagle candidate Madison Mettler on Saturday for his Eagle Scout project at the Effingham County Animal Shelter.

May 08, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Rincon taking applications for Citizens Police Academy

The Rincon Police Department is currently accepting applications for its Citizens Police Academy. The CPA will begin July 8 and is a 10-week program.

May 08, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Upcoming at the Mars

Upcoming events at the Mars Theatre

May 08, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Park stretches out

Four brand-new fields will be ready for play later this week at Macomber Park, much to the delight of Rincon city officials.

May 05, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


You load 13 tons and what do you get?

Two local Scout troops recently planned and carried out the largest service project held in the area in conjunction with the Great American Cleanup, removing "eyesores" and junk thrown out by people.

May 05, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Arnsdorff speaks to Rotarians

Greg Arnsdorff, assistant superintendent of the Effingham County School System, made a recent visit to the Sunrise Rotary Club.

May 05, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


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Freedom Rings in Rincon

The community got a head start on Independence Day with the two-day Freedom Rings celebration at Freedom Park in Rincon.

June 30, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


How do you get to Carnegie Hall? Two locals know how

Effingham County's Anna Kessler and Chandler Pate sang at Carnegie Hall in New York City as part of the Choirs of America's C3 Choral Convergence Concert and Rising Star Showcase on June 21.

June 30, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Barrow named a 2014 preservation hero

The Library of American Landscape History has named Craig Barrow III as its 2014 preservation hero.

June 30, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Crowds salute veterans during Freedom Rings Parade

Crowds lined Columbia Avenue on a warm Saturday morning as the city of Rincon's annual Freedom Rings Parade made its way down the thoroughfare. The special guests of honor this year were local veterans of World War II.

June 30, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Collins graduates from basic training

Air Force Airman Tyrell K. Collins graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas.

June 30, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Fundraiser set for mother hurt in crash that killed son

Amber Gorlesky was speechless when she got the news that her friend Adrianna Flowers had been in a terrible car crash.

June 26, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


The buddy system

To say 10-year-old Kristen Fears has been looking forward to Camp Buddy would be an understatement.

June 26, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Call of duty

It has been a long time since the men lined up Monday afternoon at the Macomber Park building marched in a parade. Saturday morning, several of Effingham County's last living veterans of World War II will be assembled and part of the procession for Rincon's annual Freedom Rings parade - but they likely will have a perch on a car to greet the crowds expected to gather.

June 26, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


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