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Coloring contest winner

Makala Johnson won the Christmas coloring contest sponsored by the Effingham Herald and Teach Right.

December 30, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Tow to Go available, ready for New Year’s Eve

Three in five consumers think people use a designated driver more on New Year's Eve because of all the increased media coverage on the topic of drinking and driving, shows a AAA Consumer Pulse survey. Yet one in four consumers report that they have never or rarely been a designated driver for friends or family in the past year.

December 30, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Firing up the memories

Charles Webb has held a number of leadership positions in his career, including serving as a school district superintendent, school principal and high school football coach.

December 30, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


A dog's tale

A.J., an Effingham County Sheriff's Office canine for the past four years, is enjoying her first days of retired life.

December 26, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Realtors pitch in for Victim Witness

The Savannah Area Realtors association had a lengthy Christmas shopping list this year, and received a priceless feeling for filling it.

December 23, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Carts hit the streets to help a neighbor

Sean Davis always has enjoyed celebrating Christmas with his wife Katie and their four children.

December 23, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Bringing tidings of joy

They are eager for Santa's arrival, but a group of young children were the ones giving the gifts Thursday.

December 23, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Springfield Garden Club names Christmas decoration winners

One of Effingham County's holiday traditions is the Springfield Garden Club's judging of outdoor Christmas decorations in Springfield.

December 23, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Songs for the season

The city of Springfield hosted a Christmas celebration Wednesday night, with the First Baptist Church of Springfield choir serenading the crowd with carols.

December 21, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Who’s behind the mask?

Effingham Theatre celebrated the holidays with its masquerade ball at the Clyo Community Center.

December 20, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Empty Stocking Fund still needs help

Donations to the Empty Stocking Fund may be made at any BB&T Bank, Heritage Bank and Coastal Bank in Effingham County or by contacting Empty Stocking Fund chairman Reggie Loper at 754-6286.

December 19, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


AAA offers ‘Tow to Go’ through the holidays

One in three consumers always use a designated driver after drinking, yet one in five reported rarely or never using one, shows AAA Consumer Pulse survey. To help make sure everyone has a safe ride home, AAA and Bud Light will offer the Tow to Go program for the holidays.

December 19, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Effingham Young Farmers honor county's best

Several awards were presented Thursday at the Effingham County Young Farmers' Christmas awards banquet.

December 16, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


House packed for holiday concert

A festive holiday mood, the sound of holiday music, and the aroma of homemade cookies filled the Effingham County Recreation and Parks gymnasium on Dec. 8 for the Effingham Community Orchestra's seventh annual holiday concert and homemade cookie sale.

December 16, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Citizens of Georgia Power turns on donation to Treutlen House

The Citizens of Georgia Power Savannah Generation Chapter recently made a $2,500 donation to the Treutlen House at New Ebenezer. The donation will help with operating expenses for the Treutlen House, a group home for boys in the foster-care system.

December 12, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


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Byrd graduates from basic training

U.S. Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Mandi N. Byrd graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas.

March 10, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Rincon PD taking applications for Citizens Police Academy

The Rincon Police Department is accepting applications for its Citizens Police Academy. The CPA will begin April 14 and is a 10-week program.

March 03, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Embracing through the bond of Kisses for Catie 5K

A common bond connects three women who teach on the same wing at Marlow Elementary School. They each have experienced one of their own children battling cancer.

March 03, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Soccer community comes together for SEMS cancer patient

Ethan Ferguson just wanted to play one soccer game for his school this spring.

March 03, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Scotts named one of America’s ‘coolest black families’

An Effingham County family has been featured in a national magazine as a "coolest black family in America."

March 03, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Chamber sets table for annual Taste of Effingham

The Effingham Chamber's fifth annual Taste of Effingham is scheduled for March 5 from 5-7 p.m. Chamber Director Rick Lott said that as of Feb. 18, 18 booths signed up to provide food and beverage to the audience at the Effingham County Recreation and Parks gymnasium on Highway 119 in Springfield.

February 24, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Colton graduates from basic training

Air Force Airman Christopher L. Colton graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas.

February 24, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Baeten completes Eagle Scout project

Trevor Baeten has finished his Eagle Scout project of building and installing new picnic tables at the Effingham County Methodist Campground and at Springfield United Methodist Church.

February 18, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Groups see need for transitional housing

Two organizations dedicated to housing initiatives are hoping to help establish more places for lower-income families to live in Effingham County.

February 17, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Kennedy graduates from basic training

Air Force Airman Bobby X. Kennedy graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas.

February 17, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


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