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Project Lifesaver fundraiser gets strong reception

A raffle and lunch Saturday to raise money for Effingham County's Project Lifesaver program raked in more than $6,800, according to organizer Pauline Morgan.

September 23, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Lost Plantation to host Jimenez Open

The Coastal Georgia Alzheimer's Association will host the third annual David Jimenez Open golf tournament Oct. 5 at Rincon's Lost Plantation Golf Club. The event helps spread awareness and gives support to the Coastal Georgia Alzheimer's Association in its mission to find a cure for Alzheimer's disease.

September 23, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Exchange gets peek at museum

The Exchange Club of Effingham enjoyed a presentation about Memorial Hall Museum, the oldest museum in Louisiana. The museum was dedicated on Jan. 8, 1891.

September 23, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Thornton graduates from basic training

Air Force Airman James J. Thornton graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas.

September 23, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Volunteer keeps lending helping hand

It's been quite a year for Shaw Wilkerson.

September 19, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Williams named president of National Newspaper Association

Robert M. Williams Jr., publisher of theSouthFire Newspaper Group in Blackshear, was elected as president of the National Newspaper Association during the association's 127th annual convention and trade show held last week in Phoenix.

September 19, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


After brush with death, Project Lifesaver organizer renews effort

After surviving her own brush with death earlier this year, Pauline Morgan said she is more committed than ever to her annual fundraiser for Project Lifesaver.

September 16, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Riders see poker run as good deal

After Rory Myers rode his motorcycle more than a hundred miles from Augusta to Rincon on Saturday morning, another 40 or so miles was no big deal.

September 16, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Chamber gears up for Oktoberfest

The Effingham Chamber of Commerce is seeking volunteers for its annual Oktoberfest celebration, which will be held Sept. 27-28 at Rincon's Freedom Park.

September 16, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Car seat safety check scheduled for Saturday

The Effingham County Health Department, in conjunction with the Governor's Office of Highway Safety, the Effingham County Sheriff's Office and Georgia State Patrol Post 42, will hold free child car seat safety inspections Saturday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Walmart in Rincon.

September 16, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


United Way ready to raffle

Jeremy Nease of Rincon's Badcock Home Furniture donated a 50-inch LG TruSlim television (valued at $999) to the United Way of Effingham's 2013 campaign fundraising raffle.

September 16, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Sunrise Rotary gets the scoop

Karen Tanksley, publisher of the Effingham Herald, told the Sunrise Rotary club about the changes in newspaper publication and the promising future for hometown newspapers.

September 16, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


ECHS, SEHS bands put on a show

In an annual tradition prior to the kickoff of the Effingham County-South Effingham football game, the two schools' marching bands performed together.

September 14, 2013 | Staff Report | Around Town


First responders honored on 9/11

On the 12th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, Effingham County first responders were recognized prior to Wednesday's South Effingham-Effingham County softball game at Rebel Field.

September 12, 2013 | Staff Report | Around Town


United Way shows it has the power

The United Way of Effingham County kicked off its 2013 fundraising campaign Wednesday with a powerful message to the community.

September 12, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | 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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