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Colon health the focus of next Girls Night Out

Colon health is not often a subject of discussion among women having a night out. But perhaps the subject should come up more often, since according to the National Institute of Health, there were over 100,000 new cases of colon cancer diagnosed in 2011.

January 12, 2012 | Staff Report | Around Town


Rotary gets into tax season

Effingham Sunrise Rotary President Solomon Smith is shown here thanking Maria Waller of Hancock Askew and Co. LLP for her presentation on filing 2011 taxes. Waller is a senior accountant with Hancock Askew and spoke to the group about all of the tax code changes that are pending for 2012 and the possible effects of those changes. If you have any questions for Waller, please feel free to contact her at (912) 234-8234 or visit www.hancockaskew.com. Effingham Sunrise Rotary meets every Tuesday morning at 7:30 a.m. at Guyton Christian Church. For more information about our club ...

January 12, 2012 | Staff Report | Around Town


Learning all about tutors

Cheryl Ferguson recently spoke to the Rotary Club of Effingham County regarding the GED Initiative Tutors' program.

January 09, 2012 | Staff Report | Around Town


‘Elves for Catie’ campaign bolsters effort for CURE

With a check for more than $3,600, the Elves for Catie campaign is making an impact on childhood cancer.

January 05, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Hospital fills a need at Fillin’ Station

Effingham Hospital employees collected 425 pounds of canned and packaged food for "The Fillin' Station" located in Guyton.

January 05, 2012 | Staff Report | Around Town


Taste of Effingham is set for March 1

The Effingham Chamber of Commerce announced plans to hold the second annual "Taste of Effingham" on March 1.

January 02, 2012 | Staff Report | Around Town


‘Pack a Purse’ carries forward

Local organizations and businesses again have reached out to meet a need at Effingham County Victim Witness Assistance Program.

December 29, 2011 | By Calli Arnold | Around Town


CASA volunteers sworn in

Chief Judge William Woodrum swears in new CASA volunteers for the Ogeechee Judicial Circuit. Pictured with Lainie Jenkins, director, are: Shaquita Jones, Brenda Scott, Nancy Finley, Erica Williams, Brigit Kimbrough, Karen Cote, Carina Brannen, Ashleigh Barefield and Mary Bickerton. Also sworn in but not pictured is Eboni Joseph. After completing training, a Court Appointed Special Advocate serves children who have been abused or neglected by speaking up for their best interests in court. New training classes will begin at the end of January. To find out how to become an advocate, contact: joincasa@gmail.com.

December 29, 2011 | Staff Report | Around Town


Georgia Farm Bureau donations help fight hunger

MACON-Effingham County Farm Bureau members recently collected $500 in donations for the Georgia Food Bank Association during the statewide Harvest for All campaign coordinated by Georgia Farm Bureau.

December 29, 2011 | Staff Report | Around Town


Red Cross wants to give ‘Appy Holiday’

ATLANTA-During the holidays, wouldn't it be nice to skip check-out lines, mall crowds and get a valuable product for free? Well, the American Red Cross agrees and wants to give you the chance to have an "Appy Holiday."

December 16, 2011 | Staff Report | Around Town


Another run for Relay

Effingham School Superintendent Randy Shearouse was honored at the Relay For Life team rally Tuesday night at Pine Street Baptist Church in Guyton.

December 15, 2011 | Staff Report | Around Town


Young Farmers Award Banquet

The Effingham County Young Farmers celebrated the holidays together with their annual Young Farmer Awards banquet Dec. 8 at New Ebenezer Retreat Center. The group enjoyed dinner and entertainment from David Harbuck and gave out door prizes. FFA officers and advisors from each school attended, along with local state Reps. Ann Purcell and Jon Burns.

December 13, 2011 | Staff Report | Around Town


Isabelle completes basic training

Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Sarah L. Isabelle graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

December 13, 2011 | Staff Report | Around Town


Victim Witness visits Exchange Club

Effingham County Victim Witness Assistance Program presented a program to the Exchange Club of Effingham County. The members learned how this program empowers victims of domestic abuse to survive. They also heard about a puppet show that can be presented that addresses bullying in schools.

December 12, 2011 | Staff Report | Around Town


Rotary hears Bethesda’s story

Dr. David Tribble, president of Bethesda Academy, spoke to the Rotary Club of Effingham County. Bethesda is a home and school for boys founded in 1740 in Savannah. Dr. Tribble spoke on "Why Bethesda Matters Now" by sharing how their values-based program continues to substantially impact the futures of young men. More than 75 percent of their graduates go on to college and more than 95 percent not only graduate, but graduate on time.

December 08, 2011 | Staff Report | Around Town


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Wright completes basic training

Air Force Airman 1st Class Fallyn R. Wright graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas.

February 27, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Halle group calls upon Ebenezer

Nearly 280 years ago, the people who would be Effingham County's first European residents gathered in Germany to begin a trek that took them to The Netherlands, England and eventually to the new settlement of Savannah. Last week, a group from Halle, Germany, made the trip to see where those original Salzburgers established their new homes.

February 24, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


ECCA pays a visit to Exchange Club

Barbara Prosser, chief executive officer of the Effingham College and Career Academy, spoke at the Feb. 5 meeting of the Exchange Club of Effingham County.

February 24, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Waltz named Conservationist of the Year

Agriculture teacher and Effingham County Young Farmers advisor Freddie Waltz was honored recently by the Ogeechee River Soil and Water Conservation District as Effingham's 2013 Conservationist of the Year.

February 20, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


CRTC’s Wright earns promotion

Master Sgt. Issac "Ice" Wright has earned promotion to the senior non-commissioned officers' rank of senior master sergeant.

February 20, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


City ready for ‘bigger, better’ July 4 laser show

Rincon City Council members are gearing up now for the city's annual 4th of July celebration.

February 17, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Rotary turns on renewable energy

Osman Bholat, area sales executive for Georgia Power, was the guest speaker at the Rotary Club of Effingham County's meeting on Thursday.

February 17, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Waller honored with soybean efficiency award

Bart Waller, Effingham County commodity producer, was the recipient of the 2014 State Non-Irrigated Soybean Efficiency Contest.

February 17, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


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