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Interact shines at Sunrise Rotary

Rotary Interact Club members from Effingham County High School were guests at the breakfast meeting of the Rotary Club of Effingham Sunrise in Guyton.

January 31, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Kiss-a-Pig to hold kick-off session

The Effingham County School District is already one of the biggest supporters of the American Diabetes Association's annual Kiss-a-Pig fundraiser, and now the ADA is looking to get the rest of the Effingham community on board.

January 31, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Helping them to bear up

A simple act of kindness can go a long way in helping someone - particularly a child - through a tough time.

January 28, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Springfield visits Sunrise Rotary

Springfield City Manager Brett Bennett recently spoke to the Rotary Club of Effingham Sunrise.

January 28, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Peterson graduates from basic training

Air Force Airman Brandon L. Peterson graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas.

January 28, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Raisin Effingham’s profile in the capital

Effingham Chamber of Commerce members and staff and community volunteers were busy in the kitchen Thursday afternoon, making more than 300 loaves of raisin bread.

January 24, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


MLK essay, poster contest winners recognized

The winners of this year's poster and essay contests were honored at Monday's youth program as part of Effingham County's Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Observance.

January 24, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Center for Working Families visits Lions

Destiny Bradshaw gave a presentation to the Rincon Noon Lions Club on the United Way Center for Working Families.

January 24, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Mighty 8th receives private donation for B-17 restoration

The Mighty 8th Air Force recently received a $25,000 private donation for the B-17 "City of Savannah" restoration project. A major portion of this donation, made by a World War II B-17 pilot, is for the purchase of an authentic WWII B-17 ball turret.

January 24, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Corley wins Webb Scholarship

Sara Corley, RN, was chosen as the recipient of the 2012 Dr. Ray D. Webb Scholarship.

January 22, 2013 | Staff Report | Around Town


Memories shine at Gold Star event

As the youngest child in her family - and the only girl - Melba Jean Jones Dobson looked up to her four brothers.

January 21, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Continuing the legacy

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his landmark "I Have a Dream" speech nearly 50 years ago. Monday, his legacy in words and actions was celebrated, in honor of what would have been his 84th birthday.

January 21, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Hall completes basic training

Air Force Airman Andrew C. Hall graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas.

January 21, 2013 | Staff Report | Around Town


SEHS drama club to perform award-winning show

The Mustang Masquers, South Effingham High School's drama club, will give a one-night-only performance of their award-winning production of "Running Upstream" on Jan. 24 at SEHS. Tickets are available for $10 for both the spaghetti dinner at 6:30 p.m. and the show at 7 p.m., or $7 for the show only.

January 17, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Firefighters talk to Lions Club

Rincon firefighters Lou Reed and Bronson Gillespie gave a presentation to the Rincon Noon Lions Club on the new equipment acquired by the department and how the potential ISO changes will positively impact property owners.

January 14, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


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Chamber ready for its fifth Oktoberfest

The dates have been set for what has become Effingham County's largest outdoor festival and this year it will again be held on a much larger venue.

September 16, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


ECHS, SEHS put on a show

Effingham County and South Effingham high schools put on quite a show Friday in their annual battle on the football field.

September 15, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


United Way sets big target for annual campaign

Complete with a chairperson dressed as Wonder Woman, the United Way of Effingham County kicked off its 2014 fundraising campaign Wednesday with the theme of "together working wonders."

September 11, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Ironing Board Sam to make an impression at the Mars

R&B musician Ironing Board Sam will be taking the stage at the Mars on Saturday. This show will be the fifth in a series of six concerts at the Mars Theatre in support of American Roots and Blues Artists through the Music Maker Relief Foundation.

September 11, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Family Promise golf tournament raises money, awareness

Family Promise of Effingham County held a fundraiser golf tournament Saturday at Lost Plantation Golf Course, raising more than $4,000 to help homeless families in Effingham.

September 08, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


‘Take A Soldier Fishing’ sets a line for Oct. 4

Having staged a successful tournament at Savannah's Lake Mayer, the Bass Anglers Plus is casting toward Effingham County for its next event.

September 08, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


ECHS honors first responders

The Effingham County High School softball team paid tribute to the county's first responders prior to the Lady Rebels' game Friday against South Effingham.

September 05, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Studio CEO to speak at Chamber event

The Effingham Chamber will host a Lunch 'n Learn meeting Tuesday starting at 11:30 a.m. at the Mars Theatre in Springfield, featuring the CEO of Moon River Studios Jake Shapiro. Shapiro will give the community an update on the studio's plans to build in Effingham County.

September 04, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Buddy Walk set for Oct. 4 at Forsyth Park

The 2014 Buddy Walk will be held Oct. 4 at 10 a.m. in Forsyth Park in historic downtown Savannah.

September 04, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Murphy talks hospital with Sunrise

Mike Murphy, Effingham Health System's strategic business liaison, spoke to the Effingham Sunrise Rotary Club Tuesday about the hospital's 45th anniversary.

September 04, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Land at work at sea

Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) Airman Tyler Land from Clyo is pictured using a wire brush to clean a fire nozzle in the hangar bay of the U.S. Navy's forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) as the ship departs Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan.

September 04, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Friends help celebrate heritage

With the help of guests from far and wide, the descendants of the Ebenezer settlement celebrated 280 years of life in the New World.

September 01, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Hitting the trail for Treutlen House

A group of 120 runners turned out to support the Treutlen House at New Ebenezer at its second annual Summer's End 5K Trail Run on Aug. 16.

September 01, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


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