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Exchange Club checks out library’s services

The members of the Exchange Club of Effingham County learned that libraries and the services they offer have come a long way since most of them first started visiting the local library.

January 31, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Interact shines at Sunrise Rotary

Rotary Interact Club members from Effingham County High School were guests at the breakfast meeting of the Rotary Club of Effingham Sunrise in Guyton.

January 31, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Kiss-a-Pig to hold kick-off session

The Effingham County School District is already one of the biggest supporters of the American Diabetes Association's annual Kiss-a-Pig fundraiser, and now the ADA is looking to get the rest of the Effingham community on board.

January 31, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Helping them to bear up

A simple act of kindness can go a long way in helping someone - particularly a child - through a tough time.

January 28, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Springfield visits Sunrise Rotary

Springfield City Manager Brett Bennett recently spoke to the Rotary Club of Effingham Sunrise.

January 28, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Peterson graduates from basic training

Air Force Airman Brandon L. Peterson graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas.

January 28, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Raisin Effingham’s profile in the capital

Effingham Chamber of Commerce members and staff and community volunteers were busy in the kitchen Thursday afternoon, making more than 300 loaves of raisin bread.

January 24, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


MLK essay, poster contest winners recognized

The winners of this year's poster and essay contests were honored at Monday's youth program as part of Effingham County's Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Observance.

January 24, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Center for Working Families visits Lions

Destiny Bradshaw gave a presentation to the Rincon Noon Lions Club on the United Way Center for Working Families.

January 24, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Mighty 8th receives private donation for B-17 restoration

The Mighty 8th Air Force recently received a $25,000 private donation for the B-17 "City of Savannah" restoration project. A major portion of this donation, made by a World War II B-17 pilot, is for the purchase of an authentic WWII B-17 ball turret.

January 24, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Corley wins Webb Scholarship

Sara Corley, RN, was chosen as the recipient of the 2012 Dr. Ray D. Webb Scholarship.

January 22, 2013 | Staff Report | Around Town


Memories shine at Gold Star event

As the youngest child in her family - and the only girl - Melba Jean Jones Dobson looked up to her four brothers.

January 21, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Continuing the legacy

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his landmark "I Have a Dream" speech nearly 50 years ago. Monday, his legacy in words and actions was celebrated, in honor of what would have been his 84th birthday.

January 21, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Hall completes basic training

Air Force Airman Andrew C. Hall graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas.

January 21, 2013 | Staff Report | Around Town


SEHS drama club to perform award-winning show

The Mustang Masquers, South Effingham High School's drama club, will give a one-night-only performance of their award-winning production of "Running Upstream" on Jan. 24 at SEHS. Tickets are available for $10 for both the spaghetti dinner at 6:30 p.m. and the show at 7 p.m., or $7 for the show only.

January 17, 2013 | 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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