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A winning taste

The Exchange Club of Effingham County recently sponsored a chili cook-off at the Springfield Fall Festival.

October 25, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


Scouts, church present haunted trail

Boy Scouts Troop 691, Girl Scout Troop 30078 and Zion Lutheran Church are teaming to create the Haunted Trail on the nature trail and surrounding areas in the Zion Lutheran Park. The Haunted Trial will be open tonight and Saturday, and the spooking will begin at 7:30 p.m. and end at 9:30 p.m. both nights.

October 25, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


Sunrise Rotary stays busy

Joe Tallent spoke to the Sunrise Rotary Club, giving his classification speech.

October 25, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


Boy Scouts plan Log Landing Camp weekend

The Rincon United Methodist Church-sponsored Boy Scout Troop 665 will celebrate its 35th anniversary of camping at the Log Landing Camp on Log Landing Road. The event begins Friday at 6 p.m. and ends Sunday at noon.

October 25, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


Guyton selects scarecrow winners

The city of Guyton had several entries for its scarecrow contest.

October 22, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


ACS soars with donation from Gulfstream

The American Cancer Society was presented with a $5,000 donation from Gulfstream, given in honor of Gulfstream personnel and their families who have been touched by cancer.

October 18, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


United Way Prize Patrol strikes again

The United Way Prize Patrol secret agents tracked down another weekly winner.

October 18, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


Habitat spells out goals to Sunrise Rotary

Jimmy Rutland spoke to the Sunrise Rotary Club about the Effingham Habitat for Humanity's goals and performance.

October 18, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


Mossy Oak ready for 34th bluegrass festival

It's that time of year again for the family and folks at Mossy Oak Music Park in Guyton to host their 34th bluegrass and gospel music festival. Activities begin with a covered dish supper Wednesday evening at 6 p.m. and conclude with a worship service and gospel music Sunday morning at 8:30 a.m.

October 15, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


Light on the toes, big on the donation

Dr. James Cornwell presented a check for $5,671.63 to Glenda King of the Effingham County Victim Witness Assistance Program.

October 15, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


United Way halfway to goal

The United Way of Effingham County has reached the halfway point in its annual campaign, getting to 50 percent of the $302,007 goal with six weeks of the campaign left.

October 15, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


Effingham comes together for 'We Are One'

Another sun-splashed day greeted the hundreds and hundreds who turned out Saturday to Rincon's Church of the Harvest for the annual "We Are One-Effingham" celebration.

October 15, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Crowd enjoys inaugural Springfield Fall Festival

The crowd was estimated at 1,500 for Friday night's festivities and was strong again Saturday for the inaugural Springfield Fall Festival.

October 15, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


CAP volunteers at Manna House

Members of the Effingham Civil Air Patrol Squadron recently spent a Monday evening at Manna House Ministries in Rincon packing food bags and boxes for those in need of food in the community.

October 15, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


Boy Scout troop’s overnight trip takes unexpected turn

It started off as a normal camping trip for Rincon Boy Scout Troop 650, a day trip filled with fishing, knot tying, cooking and just enjoying the trip. The Scouts were in their tents when they got an abrupt wakeup call just before midnight.

October 15, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


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Chamber hosts business after hours

The Effingham Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting recently for Vision Financial in Rincon.

October 14, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Capacity crowd watches SEHS edge ECHS for region title

A packed house at Rebel Field saw a thriller between the South Effingham Lady Mustangs and Effingham County Lady Rebels for the Region 3-AAAAA softball championship Thursday.

October 09, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


More than 100 volunteers turn out for Rivers Alive cleanup

The largest ever and third annual Rivers Alive Savannah River Cleanup removed nearly one ton of recyclable material and trash from the Savannah River on Sept. 27, thanks to the dedication of 123 volunteers.

October 07, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Fat check for Treutlen House

Fat Tony's Garage raised $2,300 for the Treutlen House at New Ebenezer through sales of its 2015 calendar.

October 07, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Springfield Fire Department receives Norfolk Southern grant

Springfield Fire Chief Travis Zittrouer received a check for $1,000 from Norfolk Southern Corporation for the Springfield Volunteer Fire Department.

October 07, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Parent University visits Exchange Club

The Exchange Club of Effingham County learned about Parent University-Effingham, a program that bridges the gap between home, school and community by offering free learning sessions to assist parents in supporting their children to achieve their goals in school and life.

October 07, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Lyons graduates from basic training

Air Force Airman Dustin E. Lyons graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas.

October 07, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Oktoberfest draws crowd of about 3,500

Effingham Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Rick Lott estimated the crowd for the fifth annual Oktoberfest at about 3,500 for the two days, a little bit down from last year.

September 30, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


State Patrol troop honored at Governor’s Challenge Awards

MACON - The Georgia State Patrol's Troop I was one of several law enforcement agencies to take home a prize last Wednesday when the Governor's Office of Highway Safety hosted its 15th annual Governor's Challenge Awards at the Macon Centreplex.

September 30, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


ECSO conducts in-house jail officer training

Fifteen law enforcement students graduated Friday from basic jail officer training at the Effingham County Sheriff's Office. This was the first in-house jail officer school hosted by ECSO.

September 30, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Businessmen pitch in to put fresh coats of paint on Treutlen House

A group of businessmen recently spruced up the Treutlen House at New Ebenezer.

September 30, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


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