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Annual breakfast to start MLK Jr Day activities

Effingham County will begin its annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day observance with a 7:30 a.m. breakfast at the county administrative complex.

January 18, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Making the connections

Effingham County Family Connection thanked its many community partners at a luncheon Thursday at the Gnann-Webb House in Springfield.

January 13, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Record amount for Empty Stocking Fund

The Effingham Exchange Club announced it raised a record-setting $24,276 for its annual Empty Stocking Fund campaign.

January 13, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Reddick comes through for Treutlen House

Kristen Wert was impressed that major league baseball player Josh Reddick donated brand-new shoes and clothing to the Treutlen House at New Ebenezer on Friday.

January 13, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Giles graduates from basic training

Air Force Airman 1st Class D'angelo S. Giles graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas.

January 13, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Local NAACP branch marks Emancipation Proclamation

The Effingham County branch of the NAACP held its annual Emancipation Proclamation on Jan. 1 at Union Spring Independent Methodist Church on Berryville Road.

January 06, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


United Way seeking tax preparation volunteers

The United Way of Effingham County is looking for people in the community to serve as IRS-certified volunteer tax preparers.

January 06, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Winning chord struck for orchestra’s fundraiser guitar raffle

Effingham Community Orchestra musicians and volunteers were out in the community promoting the eighth annual holiday concert and homemade cookie sale and selling tickets for their annual fundraising raffle from September through November. The item being raffled was a new Fender acoustic guitar pack including the guitar and accessories.

January 06, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Rincon PD officers show their support for slain NYPD officer

On Dec. 26, the Rincon Police Department sent two representatives to New York to participate in the funeral ceremony for the fallen New York Police Department Officer Rafael Ramos. Rincon Police Cpl. Devlin Crosby and Detective Don Wood arrived in New York to attend the funeral for Officer Ramos held Saturday

December 30, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Wingmen ride to animal shelter's aid

The Effingham County Wingmen motorcycle club recently donated about $600 worth of dog food and kitty litter to the Effingham County Animal Shelter.

December 30, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Exchange Club thanks Empty Stocking Fund donors

The Exchange Club of Effingham County is taking donations for its annual Empty Stocking Fund.

December 23, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Red Cross to hold blood drive

The American Red Cross will have a community blood drive Dec. 30 from 1-7 p.m. in the Goshen United Methodist Church social hall.

December 23, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Golf cart parade lights up Lost Plantation

The Lost Plantation community celebrated the season Saturday night with its annual parade of decorated and lighted golf carts.

December 23, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Springfield Garden Club honors Christmas decoration winners

The Springfield Garden Club recognized the homes, businesses and churches that were decked out the best for the holidays.

December 23, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Holiday tunes from orchestra, cookies delight a large crowd

A festive holiday mood, the sound of holiday music, the aroma of homemade cookies, and hundreds of people filled the Effingham County Recreation and Parks Department gymnasium Dec. 7 at Effingham Community Orchestra's eighth annual holiday concert and homemade cookie sale.

December 23, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


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Scotts named one of America’s ‘coolest black families’

An Effingham County family has been featured in a national magazine as a "coolest black family in America."

March 03, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Chamber sets table for annual Taste of Effingham

The Effingham Chamber's fifth annual Taste of Effingham is scheduled for March 5 from 5-7 p.m. Chamber Director Rick Lott said that as of Feb. 18, 18 booths signed up to provide food and beverage to the audience at the Effingham County Recreation and Parks gymnasium on Highway 119 in Springfield.

February 24, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Colton graduates from basic training

Air Force Airman Christopher L. Colton graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas.

February 24, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Baeten completes Eagle Scout project

Trevor Baeten has finished his Eagle Scout project of building and installing new picnic tables at the Effingham County Methodist Campground and at Springfield United Methodist Church.

February 18, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Groups see need for transitional housing

Two organizations dedicated to housing initiatives are hoping to help establish more places for lower-income families to live in Effingham County.

February 17, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Kennedy graduates from basic training

Air Force Airman Bobby X. Kennedy graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas.

February 17, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


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