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Rotary welcomes Hitchens

State Rep.-elect Bill Hitchens was recently inducted into the Rotary Club of Effingham County.

November 15, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


Chamber's Holiday Classic coming Sunday

The elves are coming, the elves are coming!

November 15, 2012 | Staff Report | Around Town


United Way visits Simpson Lumber

Recently, Simpson Lumber in Meldrim allowed its employees to attend a special 10-minute presentation on the United Way programs in the Coastal Empire.

November 12, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


Mobley honored with resolution

State Rep. Ann Purcell (R-Rincon) presented a resolution passed by the General Assembly to Effingham County Hospital Authority member Stephen Mobley at the board's meeting.

November 08, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


Christmas at Ebenezer to be held Nov. 25

Historic Effingham Christmas at Ebenezer will be held Nov. 25, with the gates opening at 3 p.m.

November 08, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


A big day for company and United Way

United Way-Effingham was recently awarded a $5,000 grant from the W. W. Williams Company in recognition of its 100th anniversary. A celebration luncheon of this milestone was held at their Savannah facility recently and the donation was presented.

November 06, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


All kinds of characters enjoy ECRP Fall Festival

Effingham County Recreation and Parks held its annual Fall Festival on Oct. 30. More than 130 children, ages 1 to 12, turned out for the games and costume contests.

November 06, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


Treutlen House to hold Family Fun Day

Although the Treutlen House at New Ebenezer has been part of the Effingham County community for a dozen years, director Bonnie Tootle is aware that many people know little or nothing about it.

November 01, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


Next 'Girls Night Out' to cover options for breast surgery

Women who are considering breast surgery, whether it is reconstructive surgery after a mastectomy or electing to undergo an augmentation procedure to restore breast volume lost after significant weight loss or pregnancy, or to reduce breast size in order to address a health issue such as chronic back pain, have a lot of factors to consider before making the decision to move forward.

November 01, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


Ruling the livestock arena

The cattle show Thursday night brought the events in the Fairgrounds' Livestock Arena to a conclusion for another year.

October 29, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


ACS memorial service to be held Nov. 11

The annual Effingham County American Cancer Society memorial and honor service will be held Nov. 11 at 2:30 p.m. at the Effingham County Board of Education Auditorium, 405 N. Ash St. in Springfield. The public is invited to attend.

October 29, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


Fair announces booth winners

The booth winners at this year's Effingham County Fair were:

October 29, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


Tourney raises $10K to fight Alzheimer’s

The 2nd Annual David Jimenez Open Golf Tournament raised $10,000 for the Alzheimer's Association. Seventy-eight players competed in a captain's choice scramble at Lost Plantation Golf Club in Rincon.

October 25, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


A winning taste

The Exchange Club of Effingham County recently sponsored a chili cook-off at the Springfield Fall Festival.

October 25, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


Scouts, church present haunted trail

Boy Scouts Troop 691, Girl Scout Troop 30078 and Zion Lutheran Church are teaming to create the Haunted Trail on the nature trail and surrounding areas in the Zion Lutheran Park. The Haunted Trial will be open tonight and Saturday, and the spooking will begin at 7:30 p.m. and end at 9:30 p.m. both nights.

October 25, 2012 | 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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