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Family Promise wears its message

Family Promise of Effingham volunteers are sporting new t-shirts to get the word out that "falling asleep in church is such a blessing."

June 06, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


BB&T delivers help to United Way

Local BB&T bank employees delivered help by the bagful to the United Way of Effingham County.

June 06, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Groups reap benefit of Civil War Experience, Fuller’s aid

The Civil War Experience in Rincon attracted several hundred people last month, which organizers considered a good turnout for a first-time event.

June 06, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


New, improved Evans PFA re-opens to public

After a yearlong closure and almost $750,000 spent on upgrades, the Evans County Public Fishing Area reopened Saturday with an influx of 37 young anglers - and about as many parents and grandparents - at the start of National Fishing and Boating Week.

June 03, 2013 | By Al Hackle | Around Town


Spreading Goodwill

Dozens of people lined up outside the new Goodwill retail store in Rincon in anticipation of its grand opening Thursday morning.

June 03, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Meyers chosen as Gateway CEO

Barbara Meyers has been chosen as the chief executive officer of Gateway Behavioral Health Services, succeeding Dr. Frank Bonati, who will retire after 10 years with Gateway. Meyers will assume her new role effective July 1.

June 03, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Rachael surprised by award

Bonnie Rachael is accustomed to smiles and tears of joy.

May 30, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


A remembrance of heroes past

Memorial Day is an occasion to remember the soldiers and service members who didn't make it home, but also the families who mourn their loss, Lt. Col. (ret.) Doug Andrews said.

May 30, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


A special delivery for soldiers overseas on Memorial Day

Ranie Harper of Rincon made a very special delivery for Memorial Day. She sent 260 homemade cards to the 1st Battalion, 214th Field Artillery, which is in the midst of a year-long deployment to Afghanistan.

May 30, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Sunrise Rotary shines for Scouts

The Effingham Sunrise Rotary Club presented a $500 check to Frank Patterson, the Boy Scout district commissioner for Effingham County.

May 30, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Sheridan completes basic training

Air Force Airman 1st Class Alexander J. Sheridan graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas.

May 30, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Kessler crowned Forestry Queen

Ashtian Kessler was crowned Laurens County Teen Miss Forestry Queen.

May 30, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


New Boy Scout district begins in Effingham

A new Boy Scout district in Effingham County, called Twin Rivers, kicked off with its first official meeting on May 16.

May 27, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Sunrise Rotary honors Rotarian of the Year

Pete Peterson, owner of Breland Well Drilling, was named the Rotarian of the Year by the Sunrise Rotary Club for his outstanding contribution of chairing the Rotary Club of Effingham Sunrise annual golf tournament, now in his 15th consecutive year.

May 27, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Rotarians get tips on estate planning

Jeffrey Williamson with J. L. Williamson Law Group spoke to the Sunrise Rotary Club about "Estate Planning for Seniors: How to Keep From Dying Broke." Williamson explained Medicare does not pay for long-term care and long-term care costs were the biggest threat to wiping out wealth senior citizens may accumulate.

May 27, 2013 | Staff Report | Around Town


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'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


Thunderous support

Dozens of motorcycles thundered out of the Lowe's parking lot Saturday morning, the parade of chrome and steel led by a silver Dodge Charger.

May 05, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


New VFW post opens in Effingham County

The Veterans of Foreign Wars post 12149 was formed and brought to life Thursday evening at the United Way of Effingham County service center.

May 05, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


ECSO visits Rotary

Effingham County Sheriff Jimmy McDuffie and Investigator Joe Heath discussed their work with the ECSO during a visit to the Rotary Club of Effingham County.

May 05, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Searles graduates from basic training

Army Pvt. Joshua T. Searles has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C.

May 05, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


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