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Naldrett earns commission

Thomas E. Naldrett graduated from the Air National Guard Academy of Military Science at McGhee Tyson Air National Guard Base, Knoxville, Tenn., and was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the Air National Guard.

August 08, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Duran completes basic

Air Force Airman Joclynn C. Duran has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

August 08, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Lee receives scholarship

Christopher W. Lee has received an in-college scholarship award for three and half years at Valdosta State University.

August 08, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


The ties that bind

August 05, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Around Town


Local student throws first pitch

Maggie Helmly, an upcoming second grader at Blandford Elementary, got to throw out the first pitch at the Savannah Sand Gnats game on June 29.

August 01, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Robinson completes basic training

Army National Guard Pvt. Whitney L. Robinson has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.

August 01, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Morgan earns Eagle Scout rank

Troop 165 held an Eagle Scout Court of Honor for Richard Wade Morgan at the Rincon Lions Club on May 24.

August 01, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Sons of Confederate Veterans, FBC Rincon capture top spots

The Sons of Confederate Veterans, Camp Davis, won first place in the Rincon Fourth of July Parade on Friday.

July 29, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Turning the Mighty 8th ‘Black ’n Blue’

July 22, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Around Town


Manna House expanding

Recently the Board of Representatives of Manna House voted to build a larger receiving and storage area adjacent to their main building.

July 19, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Deas earns state medal

Georgia Army National Guardsman Sgt. Ricky L. Deas of Bloomingdale, section chief, Battery B, 1/214 Field Artillery Battalion, was recently awarded the Georgia Commendation Medal at ceremonies at the Thomson-based unit.

July 17, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Stoner spreads the Chamber word at Rotary

Effingham County Chamber of Commerce Director Ken Stoner discusses some of the new marketing ideas and the results of the Chamber membership survey.

July 17, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Community shows support for Jacob Harper

Community members attended a fundraiser to support Jacob Harper on Saturday.

July 15, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | Around Town


Changes afoot for 165th command group

After serving his country for more than three and a half decades, Col. Charles S. McMillan is retiring from the Georgia Air National Guard. His retirement ends a storied career that began in 1970 when he joined the Marine Corps Reserves.

July 15, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Eaddy takes reins of 165th Logistics Readiness Squadron

Lt. Col. D. Lawrence Eaddy has been selected to serve as the new commander of the 165th Logistics Readiness Squadron, an element of the 165th Airlift Wing.

July 15, 2008 | 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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