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Guyton rings in holidays with Christmas parade

A crowd lined Highways 17 and 119 Saturday to enjoy Guyton's Christmas parade.

December 03, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Scout becomes employee for a day

Mary Surber of Girl Scout Troop 30197 worked at Teach Right to complete the "learn the basics of running a business" requirement of the Junior Business Owner Badge.

December 03, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


Classic guitar concert to benefit Guyton Food Pantry

Guitarist Jeff Bianchi will give a one-hour classical guitar concert in the sanctuary at Guyton Christian Church on Sunday at 7:30 p.m. to help raise assistance for The Fillin' Station, Guyton's Community Food Pantry. Audience members are asked to bring canned and dry goods to help stock the food pantry. Peanut butter and canned meats are especially helpful.

November 29, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


Chamber to host Eggs and Issues breakfast Dec. 6

The Effingham Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual Eggs and Issues Breakfast Dec. 6 at 7:30 a.m at the Effingham College and Career Academy.

November 29, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


Girls Night Out to focus on issues related to aging

During this time of the year, many women feel the health effects that can accompany holiday-related stress. It's also the time of the year when calories tend to creep up and busy schedules keep exercise down.

November 29, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


Benton graduates from basic training

Army Pvt. Ashley M. Benton graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C.

November 29, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


New Ebenezer rings in the holiday season

On a day between Black Friday and Cyber Monday, the community came together to celebrate the true meaning of Christmas.

November 27, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Legion donates to Civil Air Patrol

American Legion Post 209 made a donation to the Effingham Civil Air Patrol Cadet Squadron GA-453. The donation will be used to purchase equipment and items to fund squadron projects. The Effingham Civil Air Patrol thanked the American Legion post for its donation to the youth in our community.

November 26, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


HomeTown Health honors Kicklighter

Beverly Kicklighter, business office manager at Effingham Health System, was named business office manager of the year by Home Town Health, LLC.

November 22, 2012 | Staff Report | Around Town


Lunderman graduates from basic training

Air Force Airman 1st Class Gordon S. Lunderman III graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas.

November 22, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


Striking a winning chord

Effingham Community Orchestra publicity coordinator B.V. Cooper presented a Fender acoustic guitar to raffle winner Ivan Anzur. During September and October, orchestra musicians and volunteers sold raffle tickets for a new acoustic Fender guitar.

November 19, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


Boy Scouts celebrate camping at Log Landing site

Boy Scout Troop 665 of the Rincon United Methodist Church celebrated its 35th anniversary of its camping at Log Landing Camp.

November 19, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


Rincon scares up contest winners

There were 39 entries in this year's Rincon scarecrow contest, sponsored by the Rincon Recreation Department.

November 19, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


Manna House offers its thanks

Manna House is extending its thanks to the community for sending donations and hosting food drives.

November 19, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


Hamilton completes basic training

Air Force Airman Steven J. Hamilton graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas.

November 19, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


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Springfield celebrates annual fall festival

Another big crowd packed Laurel Street for the annual Springfield Fall Festival over the weekend.

October 14, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Raising the roof

The livestock barn at the Effingham County Fairgrounds has a new look.

October 14, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Chamber hosts business after hours

The Effingham Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting recently for Vision Financial in Rincon.

October 14, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Capacity crowd watches SEHS edge ECHS for region title

A packed house at Rebel Field saw a thriller between the South Effingham Lady Mustangs and Effingham County Lady Rebels for the Region 3-AAAAA softball championship Thursday.

October 09, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


More than 100 volunteers turn out for Rivers Alive cleanup

The largest ever and third annual Rivers Alive Savannah River Cleanup removed nearly one ton of recyclable material and trash from the Savannah River on Sept. 27, thanks to the dedication of 123 volunteers.

October 07, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Fat check for Treutlen House

Fat Tony's Garage raised $2,300 for the Treutlen House at New Ebenezer through sales of its 2015 calendar.

October 07, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Springfield Fire Department receives Norfolk Southern grant

Springfield Fire Chief Travis Zittrouer received a check for $1,000 from Norfolk Southern Corporation for the Springfield Volunteer Fire Department.

October 07, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Parent University visits Exchange Club

The Exchange Club of Effingham County learned about Parent University-Effingham, a program that bridges the gap between home, school and community by offering free learning sessions to assist parents in supporting their children to achieve their goals in school and life.

October 07, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Lyons graduates from basic training

Air Force Airman Dustin E. Lyons graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas.

October 07, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Oktoberfest draws crowd of about 3,500

Effingham Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Rick Lott estimated the crowd for the fifth annual Oktoberfest at about 3,500 for the two days, a little bit down from last year.

September 30, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


State Patrol troop honored at Governor’s Challenge Awards

MACON - The Georgia State Patrol's Troop I was one of several law enforcement agencies to take home a prize last Wednesday when the Governor's Office of Highway Safety hosted its 15th annual Governor's Challenge Awards at the Macon Centreplex.

September 30, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


ECSO conducts in-house jail officer training

Fifteen law enforcement students graduated Friday from basic jail officer training at the Effingham County Sheriff's Office. This was the first in-house jail officer school hosted by ECSO.

September 30, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Businessmen pitch in to put fresh coats of paint on Treutlen House

A group of businessmen recently spruced up the Treutlen House at New Ebenezer.

September 30, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


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