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MLK Jr. Day activities taking shape

Effingham County's Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration will begin Jan. 21 at 7:30 a.m. with the annual MLK breakfast at the Effingham County administrative complex in Springfield.

January 07, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Scouts continue work on camp at Log Landing

The leaders from the Boy Scouts of Effingham Log Landing Scout Camp met recently near the camp's entrance on the Ebenezer Creek to accept a check from the Friends of Georgia Power, represented by Mike Gresham.

January 03, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Effingham CAP cadets take to the skies

Cadets of the Effingham Cadet Squadron participated in orientation flights in a Cessna 172 at Plantation Airpark in Screven County in December.

January 03, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Empty Stocking Fund fills needs

A few days before Christmas, Mrs. M was preparing her small children for the fact that there would be no Christmas presents this year and nothing in the way of special treats as well.

December 31, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


Insurance commissioner calls for safety in New Year’s celebrations

ATLANTA - Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens urges parents to protect their children - and themselves - from the dangers of fireworks during the New Year's holiday.

December 31, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


Edward Jones donates to Treutlen House

The Edward Jones office of Frank Bevenour has a school drive for the Treutlen House on an annual basis. Normally the school supply drive is held at the beginning of the school year.

December 27, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


Springfield Garden Club announces outdoor decorations winners

The Springfield Garden Club has announced the winners in its annual outdoor Christmas decorations contest.

December 27, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


Winning artwork

Kaitlin Zalys, 7, of Guyton won the Christmas coloring contest sponsored by Teach Right and the Effingham Herald. Zalys said she spent "a couple hours" coloring the Christmas tree and gingerbread house images for the contest.

December 24, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


Plant McIntosh powers Empty Stocking Fund

Georgia Power Plant McIntosh employees and vendors recently contributed more than $6,500 to the Exchange Club of Effingham County's annual Empty Stocking Fund.

December 24, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


Post offices to be open Dec. 24, 31

With the U.S. Postal Service predicting its busiest holiday season ever, the post offices in Springfield and Rincon will be open regular business hours on both Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve.

December 20, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


Empty Stocking Fund continues to grow

Individuals, churches, civic groups and businesses are all encouraged to make monetary contributions to help needy families at Christmas through the Exchange Club's Empty Stocking Fund.

December 20, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


Exchange Club sees Dr. Mudano

Dr. Mark L. Mudano, orthopaedic surgeon at Effingham Hospital, spoke to the Exchange Club of Effingham County about orthopaedics and the recent expansion at Effingham Hospital.

December 20, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


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


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Back-to-School Blowout brings big crowd

The United Way, Effingham Recreation and Parks and other sponsors welcomed a big crowd to the annual Back-to-School Blowout on Tuesday.

July 31, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Rincon recognizes Freedom Rings Parade winners

Rincon City Council honored float entry winners from the Freedom Rings Parade at Monday night's meeting.

July 31, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Strickland Funeral Home, supplier come through for Treutlen House

A grant from the York Children's Foundation and matched by Thomas C. Strickland and Sons Funeral Home will assist the Treutlen House at New Ebenezer with its day-to-day expenses.

July 28, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Fortsons receive Golden Deeds Award

The Exchange Club of Effingham honored a local husband and wife for their commitment to helping others in the community.

July 28, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Red Cross facing shortages of all blood types

The American Red Cross is facing a looming blood shortage, leading to an urgent need for donors of all blood types to roll up a sleeve and give.

July 24, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


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