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Grovenstein earns statewide public health award

Effingham County Health Department Nurse Manager Cindy Grovenstein was named the recipient of the Maggie Kline Nursing Award by the Georgia Public Health Association. Grovenstein was presented with the award at GPHA's 84th annual meeting and conference held recently in Atlanta.

May 20, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Effingham Fire pays visit to Rotary

Effingham County Fire Rescue Lt. Clint Hodges gave a presentation to the Effingham Sunrise Rotary on the services provided by the department. Also discussed were ISO ratings and future challenges and opportunities.

May 13, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Lambert honored as Outstanding Volunteer

Daniel Lambert celebrated his 71st birthday Tuesday and was presented with the Outstanding Volunteer award by Sheriff Jimmy McDuffie for his years of service to Effingham County.

May 09, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Rain can’t flush Relay’s spirit

Kenny Williams is thankful he finally went to the hospital in May 2011 after not feeling well for a few months.

May 06, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


A big day for the Mars Theatre

Work on refurbishing the interior of the Mars Theatre in Springfield is expected to start any day now. Thanks to the weather, the first show in the theatre's second life took place Saturday.

May 06, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Hospital’s food service vendor joins fight for healthy eating

Effingham Health System announced that Morrison Cafeteria, located on the hospital campus, has become the first health care food contract company to commit to the Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA) and its Hospital Healthy Food Initiative. This effort seeks to move health care institutions toward delivering healthy and nutritious options to the communities they serve.

May 06, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Effingham Theatre gets ready for its own ‘Invasion’

To hear Jonathan Thompson describe it, the Effingham Theatre's next production is a cross between "Steel Magnolias" and "Rambo."

May 02, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Dooley to headline Chamber meeting

The Effingham Chamber of Commerce has announced its plans for the 2013 Chamber annual meeting, to be held June 6 at 7 p.m. at Effingham County High School.

May 02, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Diagnosis was ‘wake-up call’

Jincy Hinely will never forget a phone call she received early one morning in May 2003.

April 29, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Zipperer receives Cross of Military Service

Herman J. Zipperer was the recipient of the World War II Cross of Military Service medal and certificate on Sunday at the Confederate Memorial Day Service held in the unknown soldier section of Guyton City Cemetery.

April 29, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Orchestra spring concert draws biggest crowd

Effingham Community Orchestra performed its annual spring concert April 21 for the largest audience yet to attend one of its performances.

April 29, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Civil War coming to Rincon next month

Effingham County will enjoy a mix of new and old during a free community event, the Civil War Experience, on May 18 from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. in Rincon.

April 25, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


UDC to mark Confederate Memorial Day on Sunday

The Effingham County Hussars Chapter No. 2285, United Daughters of the Confederacy, will host Effingham's annual Confederate Memorial Day program Sunday at 4 p.m. The remembrance will be held at the Confederate Monument at the graves of 26 unknown Confederate soldiers in the Guyton Cemetery.

April 25, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Bowser wins Exchange Club speech contest

The Exchange Club of Effingham County recently held its annual American citizenship speech contest. Each student was advised that the speech must carry a positive theme of patriotism and pride in the democratic form of government.

April 22, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Tallent shines for Rotary

Joe Tallent, president-elect of the Effingham Sunrise Rotary Club, received the Paul Harris Fellow designation from Rotary International, for his generous contributions to the Rotary Foundation for the cure and eradication of polio.

April 18, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


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Springfield Garden Club honors Christmas decoration winners

The Springfield Garden Club recognized the homes, businesses and churches that were decked out the best for the holidays.

December 23, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Holiday tunes from orchestra, cookies delight a large crowd

A festive holiday mood, the sound of holiday music, the aroma of homemade cookies, and hundreds of people filled the Effingham County Recreation and Parks Department gymnasium Dec. 7 at Effingham Community Orchestra's eighth annual holiday concert and homemade cookie sale.

December 23, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Turning back the clock on Christmas

The Living History Site gave a glimpse of an old-time Christmas on Saturday. Olde Effingham Christmas was held in conjunction with extended shopping hours by Springfield merchants, a sausage and grits supper at Springfield City Hall and a performance by the DePue Brothers Band at the Mars Theatre.

December 17, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Fundraiser for Kessler family

Farmers Furniture in Rincon hosted a fundraiser for the Kessler family.

December 17, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


United Way keeps pushing campaign total to new heights

Even after United Way of Effingham County surpassed its 2014 fundraising campaign goal last month, contributions continued to come in.

December 17, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


United Way prize giveaways continue

In each week of its 2014 fundraising campaign, the United Way of Effingham County drew for a prize valued $500-$1,000. Anyone who attended a United Way campaign presentation was eligible to win.

December 17, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Exchange Club taking Empty Stocking Fund donations

Close your eyes… imagine you're a single mom, or dad, with three small children, two 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. You want so much to make Christmas special for the children, maybe a small toy, new socks, a warm jacket or simply a meal to fill their tummies. The medicine they need but no money to buy it, or a pair of shoes to keep their little feet warm and dry.

December 16, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Revealing a bit of history

Long before becoming the site of the Effingham County Sheriff's Office and Jail, a tract of land at Highway 21 and First Street in Springfield was home to a Confederate convalescent camp during the Civil War.

December 09, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Ebenezer Crossing purchase made official

The city of Springfield and several other agencies and entities have finalized an agreement to protect a historically-significant and environmentally-fragile area.

December 09, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Guyton celebrates the season with Christmas parade

Guyton enjoyed a holiday tradition with its annual Christmas parade on Saturday.

December 09, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Stancell visits Exchange Club

At the Exchange Club of Effingham's meeting last week, Springfield Merchants Association President Jamey Stancell shared updates on Springfield and the close relationship the SMA has with the city.

December 09, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Dickens Festival winners

Several people toook home trophies from the eighth annual Dickens Craft Festival, hosted by First Baptist Church of Rincon.

December 02, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Christmas sparkles at New Ebenezer

Effingham celebrated the holidays, and the county's heritage, Sunday at the annual Historic Effingham Christmas at Ebenezer.

December 02, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Treutlen House gets early Christmas gift

The Citizens of Georgia Power Savannah Generation Chapter recently presented a $2,500 check the Treutlen House at New Ebenezer.

December 02, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


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