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Empty Stocking Fund helping families in need

Close your eyes .… Imagine you're a single mom, or dad, with three small children, two of whom have special needs. Christmas is here and there is no possible way to make this season any different from the day to day existence that is their lives.

December 12, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Making Christmas bright

More than 200 toys surrounded the Christmas tree in the Effingham Hospital atrium Thursday.

December 12, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Guyton celebrates season with Christmas parade

A good crowd lined Highway 17 on Saturday for Guyton's annual Christmas parade.

December 09, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Habitat visits Rotary

Jimmy Rutland, executive director of the Effingham County chapter of Habitat for Humanity, and George Groce, Effingham Habitat director of development, spoke to the Rotary Club of Effingham about the organization's plans for 2014.

December 09, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


A United Way surprise

The United Way of Effingham County made a surprise delivery to Rincon Elementary School teacher Kimberly Tucker.

December 05, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Decker completes basic training

Air National Guard Airman Steven E. Decker graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas.

December 05, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Community celebrates Christmas at Ebenezer

The community enjoyed a "celebration of Effingham's heritage and faith" Sunday at the New Ebenezer Retreat and Conference Center.

December 02, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Empty Stocking Fund under way

Applications for the 2013 Effingham Empty Stocking Fund will be taken through Friday between the 2-4 p.m. each day at the Effingham Department of Family and Children Services office in Springfield.

December 02, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Orchestra to conduct annual holiday concert, cookie sale

Effingham Community Orchestra will present its seventh annual holiday concert and homemade cookie sale Dec. 8 at the Effingham County Recreation and Parks gym in Springfield.

December 02, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Toys for Tots drive and car seat check coming Saturday

The Effingham County Health Department, in partnership with the Georgia Department of Public Safety, will hold a Toys for Tots toy drive at the Fred's store in Rincon on Dec. 7 from 10 a.m.-noon.

December 02, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Dickens Village Craft Festival winners

Jimmie Brinson of Clyo was named the grand champion of the annual Dickens Village Craft Festival.

December 02, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Rotary learns about work-based learning

Sherry Duff, work-based learning coordinator at Effingham County High School, shared with the Sunrise Rotary Club the connections and opportunites for work and learning that the work-based program provides through the Effingham County School System.

December 02, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Program helping girls make Smart Choices

The United Way Effingham Service Center recently hosted the inaugural Smart Choices program.

December 01, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Crews visits Exchange Club

Joseph (Joe) Crews from Rincon spoke to the Effingham Exchange Club about "one nation under God" at its Nov. 6 meeting.

December 01, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Westbrook graduates from basic training

Army Pvt. Charles K. Westbrook has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C.

December 01, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


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Articles by Section - Around Town


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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