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Health Department, GSP to offer booster seat event

The Effingham County Health Department and Georgia State Patrol will hold a Give Kids a Boost community event Jan. 18 from 3-5 p.m. in the parking lot of Lowe's in Rincon. Booster seats will be given, at no cost, to income-eligible participants including those enrolled in the Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) program, PeachCare, or Medicaid, who can provide proof of eligibility.

January 16, 2012 | Staff Report | Around Town

White completes basic training

Air Force Airman 1st Class Jarrod R. White graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

January 16, 2012 | Staff Report | Around Town

Stroke, osteoporosis screenings coming to Rincon

Residents living in and around the Rincon community can be screened to reduce their risk of having a stroke or bone fracture. Faith Presbyterian Church will host Life Line Screening on Jan. 18. The site is located at 2000 Lexington Ave. in Rincon.

January 12, 2012 | Staff Report | Around Town

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 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:

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

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Lest we forget

In light of the accusations of waiting lists and other problems at Veterans Administration hospitals and facilities across the country, state Sen. Jack Hill said the nation needs to make taking care of its veterans one of its top priorities.

May 28, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town

A welcome homecoming

Students typically enjoy the last day of school, but three Effingham County girls had an unforgettable one Friday.

May 26, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town

EHS Auxiliary honored for service above self

The Effingham Health System Auxiliary was awarded the Sunrise Rotary Club of Effingham County's Service Above Self Award.

May 26, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town

Mail carriers deliver for Manna House

Rincon residents participated in the National Letter Carriers Postal Food Drive on May 10, as they were encouraged to fill a bag with non-perishable food items and place it at their mailbox. These items were collected and donated to a local food pantry to help "stamp out" hunger.

May 26, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town

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