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Manna House making plans for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a time for families to get together with food to share in their blessings. As the holidays approach, many in the community are making do with far fewer resources because of the economy, job loss, or medical hardships.

October 11, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


Chitty completes basic training

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

October 11, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


Texting to win

Parker's recently presented an iPad to Kathy Morgan of Guyton, the winner of the Parker's September Text to Win contest.

October 11, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


Mossy Oak Music Park to celebrate 12th anniversary

Mossy Oak Music Park in Guyton is the pride of the Rose and Lanier families.

October 11, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


‘Girls Night Out’ to show how to break the web of spider veins

Almost half of all women in the U.S. suffer from a vein problem, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Effingham Health System wants to shed light on a problem that keeps many women hiding their legs in the dark.

October 11, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


Chamber announces Holiday Classic plans

The Effingham Chamber of Commerce has announced plans for this year's 18th Annual Chamber Holiday Classic and Business Expo. The event will be held Nov. 18 from noon-4 p.m. at Effingham County High School.

October 08, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


Man's best friends blessed

A blessing of the pets was held Saturday at St. John's Lutheran Church in Rincon, along with a shot clinic.

October 08, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Madrac Farms to open its pumpkin patch this weekend

The public is invited to a fun-filled day at the farm with Madrac Farms Pumpkin Patch - billed as the only true pumpkin patch in Effingham County. They also grow the Orange Bulldog pumpkin, a new variety of pumpkin developed by the University of Georgia to grow in Georgia's hot and humid summer climate.

October 04, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


‘Dancing With the Stars’ takes the stage Saturday

Seven local dancers and their professional counterparts will take to the Effingham County High School stage Saturday night for the second annual Effingham Dancing With The Stars.

October 04, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


Rotary draws winners

The Rotary Club of Effingham County raised nearly $1,500 for Special Olympics and scholarships for local students with a raffle during Effingham County's Oktoberfest.

October 01, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Orchestra’s ‘Favorites’ a hit with the crowd

Effingham Community Orchestra entertained an enthusiastic audience Sept. 23 with its second annual "Our Favorites" concert at the Effingham County Recreation and Parks Department Gymnasium in Springfield.

October 01, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


Teeing it up for a friend and to fight Alzheimer’s

Even as David Jimenez slipped into the grasp of Alzheimer's, he continued to play golf and impart lessons about the game he loved.

September 27, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Effingham Democrats hold caucus

The Effingham County Democratic Committee held a public caucus to elect and re-elect members to the committee to represent all Democrats in the county. Chairman Jack Garvin presided over the election.

September 24, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


Sunrise Rotary greets district governor, welcomes newest member

Rotary District Governor Bob Griggers and his wife Brenda visited the Effingham Sunrise Rotary on Sept. 10. Driggers started Bob's Auto Salvage, Inc., in Byron.

September 24, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


Rincon sets times for trick-or-treating

The city of Rincon will observe Halloween 2012 on Oct. 31 from 6-9 p.m. and the Rincon Police Department will be out in force to help ensure safety in the neighborhoods.

September 24, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


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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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