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Kesslers named fair parade grand marshals

Thomas and Ramona Kessler have been selected as the grand marshals for the 2010 Effingham Fair Parade.
The Kesslers were selected by Effingham Fair Committee for their 35 years of service and support to the Effingham County Fair. Ramona Kessler has been the fair secretary/treasurer for more than 30 years.
The main reason the Kesslers have been involved in the fair is to promote agriculture and to educate the general public on the agricultural issues.
"As the result of having my parents involved in the Georgia Mountain Fair in Hiawassee, I was always associated with fairs," Ramona Kessler said ...

September 06, 2010 | Staff Report | Around Town


Interacting with Rotary

Michaela Lariscy is the president of the South Effingham High School Interact Club and shared with the Effingham Rotary Club her experience this past summer attending Rotary Youth Leadership Awards at South Georgia College which was aimed at developing leadership skills in high school students. The Interact Club is a service club for students sponsored by the Rotary Club. The Interact Club completed several service projects over the past year, and, as their international project, raised money for shelter boxes for the Haitian relief effort.

August 30, 2010 | Staff Report | Around Town


Weaver completes basic training

Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Jeffrey A. Weaver graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

July 29, 2010 | Staff Report | Around Town


Doing just swimmingly

July 12, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Lions Club gives to Manna House

Rachael Jackson, Manna House president, accepts a donation from Lions Club board member Jerry Shaufelberger.
Manna House thanked the Rincon Noon Lions Club for their donation of $500 to be used for the Summer Snack Program. The Summer Snack Pack Program is a new way to get food into the hands of children ages 3-18. Many children do not get enough to eat during the summer months; this program helps meet some of those needs. Manna House distributed 193 bags in June. Stop by and register your child at Manna House Monday noon-2:30 p.m. or Thursday 10 a ...

July 08, 2010 | Staff Report | Around Town


Springfield resident cashes in in Win for Life

ATLANTA-A dietician who works at a Savannah hospital has won a healthy Win for Life prize. Layte Taylor, a resident of Springfield, won a $52,000 prize from matching five winning numbers plus the Free Ball in the June 16 Win for Life drawing. Her prize is equivalent to $1,000 a week for one year.

June 24, 2010 | Staff Report | Around Town


Pack your bags!

June 24, 2010 | Staff Report | Around Town


Hospital to hold open house for new surgeon

Effingham Hospital and Care Center invites the public to meet its new general surgeon. Community members can meet Dr. Joey L. Christmas at a community open house and reception, which will be held July 1 at 10 a.m at Effingham Surgical Services, located in the professional building on the hospital campus adjacent to the hospital.

June 21, 2010 | Staff Report | Around Town


Not just brothers in arms — but father and son

CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE SPEICHER, Iraq-Many soldiers feel as though their deployed sisters and brothers in arms are their family because they witness what friends and family cannot see at home.

June 21, 2010 | By Spc. Cassandra Monroe 135th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment | Around Town


Committee offers thanks for battery picnic success

The event for the troops of the Springfield-based Alpha Battery of the Georgia Army National Guard 1/118 Field Artillery Battalion on June 5 was outstanding, said event chairperson Ruth Lee.

June 21, 2010 | Staff Report | Around Town


The steaks are hot at Camp Albert’s Falcon Cafe

Early on Friday mornings, billows of smoke can be seen rising through the air moving with the wind and dancing to the sound of the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

June 17, 2010 | By Spc. Monica K. Smith Combined Joint Task Force 82 PAO | Around Town


A big honor for ‘Aunt Dollie’

With a resolution from the state House of Representatives in hand, Dollie Fulghum accepted the Effingham County Chamber of Commerce's John Adam Treutlen Award at the Chamber's annual meeting Thursday night.

June 14, 2010 | Staff Report | Around Town


Rincon won’t take part in summer food program

The summer food program for kids will go on this summer without Rincon's participation.

May 31, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Simmons earns Bronze Star

Col. Jesse Simmons Jr., commander of the Georgia Air National Guard's 165th Airlift Wing, recently received the Bronze Star for meritorious achievement while serving as deputy commander in Afghanistan at Bagram Airfield from May-September 2009.

May 20, 2010 | Staff Report | Around Town


Groups get ready to put mini-grants to use

Mini-grants have been awarded to Archie Jenkins of The Farmers Garden, the Even Start Family Literacy Center and the Effingham County Sheriff's Explorer Post 93.

May 17, 2010 | Staff Report | Around Town


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Yarbrough reflects on Atlanta’s Olympic legacy

It's been 20 years since Atlanta hosted the Summer Olympic Games, an event that ultimately led to a second - and third - career for Dick ...

June 15, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Rotary tees it up for fundraiser

The Rotary Club of Effingham County teed it up at Lost Plantation Golf Course for its annual fundraising tournament. Money raised from the events supports ...

June 08, 2016 | Staff report | Around Town


Winning ticket for Disney passes drawn at Orchestra concert

Attendees at Effingham Community Orchestra's "It's Showtime!" concert enjoyed music from popular Broadway, movie and television themes.

June 08, 2016 | Staff report | Around Town


King, Prosser graduate from Leasership Southeast Georgia

After five months of training, Leadership Southeast Georgia announces the 2016 graduating class. Leadership Southeast Georgia is a regional program designed to equip and empower ...

June 08, 2016 | Staff report | Around Town


Legion honors Exley

M. Tommy Pierce, commander of American Legion Post 209, presented Mrs. Edwin R. Exley with a certificate transferring her late husband from Post 209 to ...

June 08, 2016 | Staff report | Around Town


Rincon Fire pitches in for Camp Aloha

Rincon Fire Chief Corey Rahn and Firefighter Mike Whittle presented Hospice Savannah with a check for $1,500 to be used for their overnight children ...

June 08, 2016 | Staff report | Around Town


It's about service, not self, for Exley

Of the many hats and different shirts he dons, Stuart Exley now has to find room for his Service Above Self Award.

June 07, 2016 | Staff report | Around Town


Chamber to celebrate 30 years

The Effingham Chamber of Commerce's annual meeting will be held Thursday at 7 p.m., celebrating 30 years of the Chamber.

June 07, 2016 | Staff report | Around Town


LDSS preparing for annual Camp Buddy

The Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society (LDSS) is hosting its eighth annual Camp Buddy summer camp in Effingham and Chatham counties. The goal of Camp Buddy ...

June 01, 2016 | Staff report | Around Town


Remembering the fallen on Memorial Day

Honoring veterans and those who have died in service to U.S. armed forces doesn't require signing up to join the military, said the ...

June 01, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


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