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‘Girls Night Out’ to show how to break the web of spider veins

Almost half of all women in the U.S. suffer from a vein problem, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Effingham Health System wants to shed light on a problem that keeps many women hiding their legs in the dark.

October 11, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


Chamber announces Holiday Classic plans

The Effingham Chamber of Commerce has announced plans for this year's 18th Annual Chamber Holiday Classic and Business Expo. The event will be held Nov. 18 from noon-4 p.m. at Effingham County High School.

October 08, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


Man's best friends blessed

A blessing of the pets was held Saturday at St. John's Lutheran Church in Rincon, along with a shot clinic.

October 08, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Madrac Farms to open its pumpkin patch this weekend

The public is invited to a fun-filled day at the farm with Madrac Farms Pumpkin Patch - billed as the only true pumpkin patch in Effingham County. They also grow the Orange Bulldog pumpkin, a new variety of pumpkin developed by the University of Georgia to grow in Georgia's hot and humid summer climate.

October 04, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


‘Dancing With the Stars’ takes the stage Saturday

Seven local dancers and their professional counterparts will take to the Effingham County High School stage Saturday night for the second annual Effingham Dancing With The Stars.

October 04, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


Rotary draws winners

The Rotary Club of Effingham County raised nearly $1,500 for Special Olympics and scholarships for local students with a raffle during Effingham County's Oktoberfest.

October 01, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Orchestra’s ‘Favorites’ a hit with the crowd

Effingham Community Orchestra entertained an enthusiastic audience Sept. 23 with its second annual "Our Favorites" concert at the Effingham County Recreation and Parks Department Gymnasium in Springfield.

October 01, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


Teeing it up for a friend and to fight Alzheimer’s

Even as David Jimenez slipped into the grasp of Alzheimer's, he continued to play golf and impart lessons about the game he loved.

September 27, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Effingham Democrats hold caucus

The Effingham County Democratic Committee held a public caucus to elect and re-elect members to the committee to represent all Democrats in the county. Chairman Jack Garvin presided over the election.

September 24, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


Sunrise Rotary greets district governor, welcomes newest member

Rotary District Governor Bob Griggers and his wife Brenda visited the Effingham Sunrise Rotary on Sept. 10. Driggers started Bob's Auto Salvage, Inc., in Byron.

September 24, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


Rincon sets times for trick-or-treating

The city of Rincon will observe Halloween 2012 on Oct. 31 from 6-9 p.m. and the Rincon Police Department will be out in force to help ensure safety in the neighborhoods.

September 24, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


Exchange Club heats up for Chili Cook-Off

The Effingham County Exchange Club is sponsoring a Chili Cook-Off on Oct. 13 in conjunction with the Springfield Fall Festival in downtown Springfield.

September 24, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


Neal graduates from Army War College

Army National Guard Lt. Col. Reginald G. Neal has graduated from the U.S. Army War College at Carlisle Barracks in Carlisle, Pa., and earned a master's degree in strategic studies. The college is the Army's senior educational institution.

September 20, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


Hospital to hold Guys Night Out

Effingham Family Medicine, in conjunction with Effingham Health System, will host its third annual Guys Night Out, a free health education and prostate cancer screening program for those who qualify.

September 17, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


ECSO to hold car seat check

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office has announced it will conduct a National Seat Check event Thursday, Sept. 20, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Rincon Wal-Mart.

September 17, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


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United Way, Walmart teaming up for school supplies

The Rincon Walmart is partnering with United Way of the Coastal Empire's Effingham Service Center to collect school supplies for students in need.

August 04, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Sanders to shoot live video at the Mars

Josh Sanders, a singer/songwriter from Faulkville, will record a live video at the Mars Theatre on Sept. 12. Sanders recently opened for Corey Smith at the Music Vault and Red June at the Mars Theatre.

July 31, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Back-to-School Blowout brings big crowd

The United Way, Effingham Recreation and Parks and other sponsors welcomed a big crowd to the annual Back-to-School Blowout on Tuesday.

July 31, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Rincon recognizes Freedom Rings Parade winners

Rincon City Council honored float entry winners from the Freedom Rings Parade at Monday night's meeting.

July 31, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


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