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Scouts rev up for pinewood derby

Cub Scout Pack 665 held its annual Pinewood Derby at Rincon Elementary School. The scouts raced cars that they made out of blocks of wood.

June 03, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Coleman completes basic training

Army National Guard Pvt. Sean T. Coleman has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla.

May 31, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Lee outlines Chamber goals

Chamber of Commerce president-elect Michael Lee gave a report on the progress of the Effingham Chamber retreat and workshop held on Sapelo Island.

May 31, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Cudebec graduates from basic training

Army Pvt. Kyle S. Cudebec has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.

May 31, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Letter carriers to stamp out hunger

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Postal Service is proud to support the annual National Association of Letter Carriers National Food Drive.

May 29, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Wise completes basic training

Army Pfc. Joshua E. Wise has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.

May 29, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Winning drive

Tommy Arden of Fuller Chevrolet handed checks for $500 to George Foley, director of the Rincon Recreation Department, and Clarence Morgan, director of Effingham County Recreation and Parks on Tuesday.

May 29, 2008 | Patrick Donahue | Around Town


YMCA open house/kids day

May 27, 2008 | Patrick Donahue | Around Town


HES shares accomplishments, goals with Sunrise Rotary

Historic Effingham Society Vice President Richard Loper spoke at the Effingham Sunrise Rotary Club on April 29.

May 27, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Savannah Mall to display Healing Flags memorial

Entitled "Celebrating Our Freedom," a display of 350 American flags from The Healing Fields Flag Memorial will be flying at Savannah Mall through the month of May.

May 24, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Parnell completes basic training

Army Reserve Pvt. Christopher T. Parnell has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.

May 24, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Manna House honors volunteers

On April 26, Manna House recognized all their volunteers with a special cookout in honor of National Volunteer Week, April 27-May 3.

May 22, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Rotary auction

May 21, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Around Town


Confederate Memorial Day

May 21, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Around Town


Effingham County Fishing Derby at Baker Pond

More than 70 kids and 14 senior citizens took part in the Effingham County Recreation and Parks' fishing derby Saturday at Baker Pond.

May 20, 2008 | Photos by Patrick Donahue Editor | Around Town


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United Way prize surprise

Ebenezer Elementary School teacher Carlette Fulcher was the first winner in the weekly prize drawings as part of the United Way of Effingham County's 2014 fundraising campaign.

October 21, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Mossy Oak welcomes 40th bluegrass and gospel festival

The 40th Bluegrass and Gospel Music Festival runs Wednesday through Sunday morning at Mossy Oak Music Park. Visitors to the 34-acre park will enjoy bluegrass and gospel music done in the old school, traditional acoustic style, as well as great high lonesome vocal harmonies.

October 14, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Springfield celebrates annual fall festival

Another big crowd packed Laurel Street for the annual Springfield Fall Festival over the weekend.

October 14, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Raising the roof

The livestock barn at the Effingham County Fairgrounds has a new look.

October 14, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


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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