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Extended care facility honored

Effingham County Extended Care Facility was recently recognized by the AHCA/NCAL for attaining the Tier III Level of Excellence in the 2014 Quality Initiative Recognition Program.

April 14, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


ECRP rolls out annual Easter egg hunt

Effingham County Recreation and Parks held its annual egg hunt March 31 at the ECRP offices in Springfield.

April 07, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Effingham girl the subject of Savannah photo exhibit

SAVANNAH - An Effingham County girl with diabetes is the subject of a photography exhibit at Savannah's Cultural Arts Gallery.

April 07, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Effingham YMCA tops campaign goal

The Effingham YMCA announced it exceeded its annual campaign goal as part of the YMCA of Coastal Georgia's 160th annual meeting.

April 07, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Community wishes Herald publisher well in retirement

The community gave Effingham Herald Publisher Karen Tanksley a big sendoff into her retirement.

April 05, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Red Cross to hold blood drives

The American Red Cross encourages eligible blood donors to make a difference in the lives of patients this spring by giving blood.

March 31, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


EHS tees it up for HES

A group of local golfers hit the links recently for Effingham Health System's annual charity golf tournament at Lost Plantation Golf Club in Rincon.

March 31, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Effingham Family Connection awards grants

Effingham County Family Connection recently awarded three grants in support of community efforts to assist children and families.

March 31, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Gearing up for Relay for Life

Speaking recently at a local church about Effingham County's upcoming Relay for Life, Denese Parker asked everyone in the audience to stand if they know a friend who has cancer.

March 31, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


All winners at Special Olympics

Students from every elementary, middle and high school in Effingham County participated in the Special Olympics Friday at South Effingham High School.

March 24, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


NAACP to host town hall on police, community relations

An Effingham County town hall on police and community relations will be held at the Effingham County Board of Education auditorium April 23 at 6:30 p.m.

March 24, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


For Family Promise, it’s make your bed — and race in it

When Family Promise of Effingham held its inaugural bed race fundraiser last spring, Ashley Moore had not yet come on board as the organization's executive director.

March 24, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Young Farmers auction raises a crop of money

The Effingham County Young Farmers held their annual Lloyd Arnsdorff Auction on Thursday at Effingham County High School, with more than 90 items up for live auction and more in a silent auction. The event raised $12,800, which will be used to provide scholarships for students at ECHS and South Effingham High School.

March 24, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Singleton graduates from basic training

Army Pvt. Pyresha Singleton has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C.

March 24, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


A big hand from United Way

The United Way of Effingham County served an average of nearly 5,200 people per month in 2014, according to its annual report released last week.

March 17, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


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Henry among graduating class of Leadership Southeast Georgia

After five months of training, Leadership Southeast Georgia announces the 2015 graduating class. Leadership Southeast Georgia is a regional program to equip and empower community leaders to effectively work promoting positive growth while improving the quality of life in the Southeast Georgia Coastal Region.

June 09, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Camp Buddy to start Monday at Rincon Elementary

The Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society announces the annual Camp Buddy summer camps in Effingham County and Chatham County will be held during the months of June and July. These educational and therapeutic camps are designed to help children with Down syndrome, ages 3-13, retain information they learned during the previous school year.

June 05, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


'The heart of a servant'

Jean Vaught knows something about homelessness. It is one of the reasons she is committed to its effects and causes.

June 02, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Chamber ready for annual meeting

The Effingham Chamber of Commerce announces its plans for the 2015 Chamber annual meeting, to be held Thursday at 7 p.m. at Effingham County High School.

June 02, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Tice graduates from Border Patrol academy

U.S. Border Patrol agent Bryan E. Tice graduated from Border Patrol basic academy in Artesia, N.M.

June 02, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Tice graduates from combat systems officer training

Second Lt. Ryan P. Tice has graduated from the Air Force undergraduate combat systems officer training at Naval Air Station Pensacola (Fla.).

June 02, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Sherffield graduates from basic training

Army Pvt. Jasmine M. Sherffield has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.

June 02, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Dees to lead Area Agency on Aging

Rev. Lloyd Dees of Effingham County has been named the chairman of the Coastal Regional Commission's Area Agency on Aging. Rev. Dees' post is a two-year term. At the April 28 first quarterly meeting of the AAA, director Dionne Lovett discussed the outcome of three General Assembly bills that affect Georgia seniors. Two passed and another will take additional advocacy efforts for the next session.

June 02, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Effingham Orchestra plays to packed, appreciative house

Before an audience that filled nearly every available seat in the Effingham County Recreation and Parks Department Gymnasium, Effingham Community Orchestra presented its "The Americans" concert May 3. The concert featured several patriotic pieces and included many other selections, all by American composers.

June 02, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


On Memorial Day, an offer of thanks

He goes by Father Martino, in homage to St. Martin de Porres, who dedicated his life to working with the poor and seeking harmony. The Rev. Nguyen Thong Ba, in reality, is a Vietnamese immigrant who offered his never-ending gratitude for the American servicemembers who fought and died in his homeland decades ago.

May 26, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Farmer graduates from basic training

Air Force Airman Joseph W. Farmer graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

May 26, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Fish leads Scouts on animal shelter work for Eagle project

Life Scout Garrett Fish and fellow Scouts from Troop 691 along with adult volunteers supported Garrett with his Eagle Scout project at the Effingham County Animal Shelter.

May 19, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Old ER goes through rehab

When the Effingham Health System moved its emergency room as part of its $30 million modernization plan, officials had in mind what to do with the old ER.

May 12, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


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