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Donation is on target

The men of Springfield United Methodist Church paid tribute to their fathers while making a contribution to local Boy Scouts.

June 02, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Abbs receives Billy Mitchell Award

Cadet 2nd Lt. Aaron M. Abbs of the Civil Air Patrol Effingham Cadet Squadron was awarded the General Billy Mitchell Award by Group IV commander Maj. Richard Bush last month.

June 02, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Family Promise schedules work days for day center

Family Promise of Effingham is close to opening its doors, but first the organization needs volunteers to ready its day center.

June 02, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Alexander graduates from basic training

Air Force Airman 1st Class Thaddeus A. Alexander graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas.

June 02, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Clyo Youth Chapter earns outstanding chaper status

Clyo Youth Chapter was recognized as the outstanding chapter of the year at the Prince Hall Grand Chapter Order of the Eastern Star 38th Grand Youth Session, held in Statesboro on April 25-26. There are 47 youth chapters in the Grand Youth Chapter.

May 29, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


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


Memorial Day ceremony set for Veterans Park

On Monday, Effingham County citizens will come together for a Memorial Day program in the Veterans Park to remember those who have served their country. It is a national holiday set aside for this remembrance and appreciation of veterans.

May 22, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Beech wins UDC essay contest

Each year, the United Daughters of the Confederacy sponsors an essay contest for students in grades 5-12. This year's topic was "March to the Sea."

May 22, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Civil Air Patrol cadets soar in orientation flights

Six cadets with the Civil Air Patrol Effingham Cadet Squadron took to the air recently in their first flight in the CAP cadet program from Plantation Air Park near Sylvania. The cadets taking their first flight were Jackson Butler, Trevor Charles, Adam Daugherty, Evan Jenkins, James Jolin and Christopher Palmer.

May 19, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


EEMA volunteer honored

Effingham County's Jean Vaught received the volunteer of the year award from the Georgia Emergency Management Association, in recognition of her volunteer work with the Effingham County Emergency Management Agency.

May 19, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Kush graduates from basic training

Air Force Airman 1st Class Emily T. Kush graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas.

May 19, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Lovick completes basic training

Air Force Airman 1st Class Cody L. Lovick graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas.

May 19, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


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Freedom Rings in Rincon

The community got a head start on Independence Day with the two-day Freedom Rings celebration at Freedom Park in Rincon.

June 30, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


How do you get to Carnegie Hall? Two locals know how

Effingham County's Anna Kessler and Chandler Pate sang at Carnegie Hall in New York City as part of the Choirs of America's C3 Choral Convergence Concert and Rising Star Showcase on June 21.

June 30, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Barrow named a 2014 preservation hero

The Library of American Landscape History has named Craig Barrow III as its 2014 preservation hero.

June 30, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Crowds salute veterans during Freedom Rings Parade

Crowds lined Columbia Avenue on a warm Saturday morning as the city of Rincon's annual Freedom Rings Parade made its way down the thoroughfare. The special guests of honor this year were local veterans of World War II.

June 30, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Collins graduates from basic training

Air Force Airman Tyrell K. Collins graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas.

June 30, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Fundraiser set for mother hurt in crash that killed son

Amber Gorlesky was speechless when she got the news that her friend Adrianna Flowers had been in a terrible car crash.

June 26, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


The buddy system

To say 10-year-old Kristen Fears has been looking forward to Camp Buddy would be an understatement.

June 26, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Call of duty

It has been a long time since the men lined up Monday afternoon at the Macomber Park building marched in a parade. Saturday morning, several of Effingham County's last living veterans of World War II will be assembled and part of the procession for Rincon's annual Freedom Rings parade - but they likely will have a perch on a car to greet the crowds expected to gather.

June 26, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


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