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Salzburgers celebrate their heritage

Salzburgers celebrated their annual Heritage Day on Labor Day, opening a new research library at their museum.

September 02, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Mobile food pantry delivers assistance

America's Second Harvest Food Bank delivered a truckload of help Thursday to Effingham County families in need.

September 02, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Class of 1968 reunites

The 1968 graduating class of Effingham County High School enjoyed a class reunion on Aug. 24 at the New Ebenezer Retreat Center.

August 29, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Holder visits Sunrise Rotary

Buddy Holder, the head football coach at Effingham County High School, spoke to the Sunrise Rotary Club about the team's core values, established in January when he was hired.

August 29, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Firefighters pour it on to Fill the Boot

Weekend traffic was stop-and-go along Highway 21 in Rincon, for a good reason.

August 26, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


GAP Ministries celebrates a milestone

A program at Grace Community Churchon Saturday night celebrated a milestone for GAP Ministries: 100 wheelchair ramps built for people in Effingham County.

August 26, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Salzburgers to celebrate annual Labor Day event

The Georgia Salzburger Society will celebrate its 88th Labor Day on Sept. 2 at the Historic Jerusalem Lutheran Church.

August 26, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Inman completes ROTC course

Army Cadet Victoria H. Inman has graduated from the Army ROTC (Reserve Officers' Training Corps) Leader's Training Course at Fort Knox, Ky.

August 26, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


4-H'ers aim for hunter safety

A group of 4-H'ers recently took a two-day Georgia Department of Natural Resources hunter safety course at the Mary Kahrs Warnell Forest Education Center.

August 22, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Community enjoys Back-to-School Blowout

Despite the rainy weather, a big crowd attended the second annual Back-to-School Blowout hosted by the Effingham County Center for Working Families.

August 19, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Orchestra to present ‘Our Favorites’ and silent auction

Effingham Community Orchestra director Andrea Huff announces that the orchestra will present its third annual "Our Favorites" concert and a silent auction fund raiser on Sunday. The silent auction begins at 2:30 p.m., and the concert will follow at 3 p.m.

August 19, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Subway to take part in Feed a Friend campaign

Subway restaurants in Effingham County will join others in the area Thursday for a day-long food drive to benefit local food pantries.

August 19, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Dasher selected as 'Y' Club finance chairman

Rincon City Council member James Dasher has been selected to serve as the finance chairman for the "Y" Club of Georgia in Effingham County for 2013.

August 19, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Sunrise Rotary shines spotlight on the ACA

Andy Smith, chief financial officer at Effingham Health System, spoke to the Effingham Sunrise Rotary Club about changes and postponements of various parts of the Affordable Care Act.

August 16, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Exchange celebrates charter member's birthday

Pete Lancaster, a charter member of the Exchange Club of Effingham, recently celebrated his 84th birthday.

August 16, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


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Articles by Section - Around Town


Chamber hosts business after hours

The Effingham Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting recently for Vision Financial in Rincon.

October 14, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Capacity crowd watches SEHS edge ECHS for region title

A packed house at Rebel Field saw a thriller between the South Effingham Lady Mustangs and Effingham County Lady Rebels for the Region 3-AAAAA softball championship Thursday.

October 09, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


More than 100 volunteers turn out for Rivers Alive cleanup

The largest ever and third annual Rivers Alive Savannah River Cleanup removed nearly one ton of recyclable material and trash from the Savannah River on Sept. 27, thanks to the dedication of 123 volunteers.

October 07, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Fat check for Treutlen House

Fat Tony's Garage raised $2,300 for the Treutlen House at New Ebenezer through sales of its 2015 calendar.

October 07, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Springfield Fire Department receives Norfolk Southern grant

Springfield Fire Chief Travis Zittrouer received a check for $1,000 from Norfolk Southern Corporation for the Springfield Volunteer Fire Department.

October 07, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Parent University visits Exchange Club

The Exchange Club of Effingham County learned about Parent University-Effingham, a program that bridges the gap between home, school and community by offering free learning sessions to assist parents in supporting their children to achieve their goals in school and life.

October 07, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Lyons graduates from basic training

Air Force Airman Dustin E. Lyons graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas.

October 07, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Oktoberfest draws crowd of about 3,500

Effingham Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Rick Lott estimated the crowd for the fifth annual Oktoberfest at about 3,500 for the two days, a little bit down from last year.

September 30, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


State Patrol troop honored at Governor’s Challenge Awards

MACON - The Georgia State Patrol's Troop I was one of several law enforcement agencies to take home a prize last Wednesday when the Governor's Office of Highway Safety hosted its 15th annual Governor's Challenge Awards at the Macon Centreplex.

September 30, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


ECSO conducts in-house jail officer training

Fifteen law enforcement students graduated Friday from basic jail officer training at the Effingham County Sheriff's Office. This was the first in-house jail officer school hosted by ECSO.

September 30, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Businessmen pitch in to put fresh coats of paint on Treutlen House

A group of businessmen recently spruced up the Treutlen House at New Ebenezer.

September 30, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


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