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In the holiday spirit

The members and guests of the Rotary Club of Effingham County were entertained by the Barbershop Quartet Fully Invested at their last meeting of 2008. The club meets at St. John's Lutheran Church in Rincon, on Thursdays at 12:30 p.m. and will resume their meetings on Jan. 8.

December 26, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


McGahee commissioned

Gregory P. McGahee 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.

December 26, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Collins graduates from basic training

Air Force Airman Bradley M. Collins has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

December 23, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Woodcock graduates from CBA compliance school

Lisa Woodcock of Citizens Bank of Effingham recently completed graduation requirements for Compliance School, sponsored by the Community Bankers Association of Georgia (CBA). She has been with the bank since its founding in 1998 and currently serves as a compliance officer overseeing deposit controls and various aspects of the Bank Secrecy Act set forth by Congress.

December 23, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


The Chamber’s Holiday Classic

December 23, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Riecke earns promotion

Army Spec. David M. Riecke has returned to the 164th Military Police Company at Fort Richardson, Alaska, after being deployed to an overseas forward operating base in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

December 23, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Explorers visit Rotary

The Effingham Sunrise Rotary Club President Bonnie Dixon congratulated Sgt. Ramsey Mannon of the Effingham County Sheriff's Office for his work with the Law Enforcement Explorers program.

December 23, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Rotary hosts Treutlen House

Effingham Sunrise Rotary President Bonnie Dixon thanked members of the Treutlen House board, Mose Mock, Joyce Anne Tuten and Rebecca Boston.

December 23, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Rogers and Westmoreland complete Georgia Academy

The board of the Georgia Academy for Economic Development announces the local graduates from the 2008 Region 12 Multi-Day Training Program. Effingham County graduates at the Nov. 20 ceremony included Amy Rogers of Effingham Hospital and Kia Westmoreland of the city of Rincon.

December 23, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Rotary helps fill Empty Stocking Fund

Effingham Sunrise Rotary donated $1,000 for the Effingham Empty Stocking Fund. Reggie Loper and Donnie Rahn accepted the check that was presented by President Bonnie Dixon.

December 22, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Former Guardsmen gather once more

On Dec. 6, retired former members of the old Battery C, 2nd Battalion, 214th Field Artillery, a Georgia Army National Guard Unit from Springfield, had a reunion at Rahn's Pond. The old unit became Battery C, 2nd Battalion, 214th Field Artillery in the reorganization in the summer of 1968. This unit remained as the same artillery unit until its deactivation in August 1993 (a total of 25 years of continued service).

December 22, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


McPherson named 165th senior NCO of the quarter

Senior Master Sgt. Reginald McPherson has been named as the senior non-commissioned officer of the quarter, fourth quarter 2008, for the 165th Airlift Wing.

December 18, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Red Hatters mark ‘Reduation Day’

The Red Hatters of Rincon recently had a two-fold celebration. It was "National Cookie Day" and "Reduation Day" for one of their members.

December 18, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Shearouse: system is 'on track'

Effingham County School System Superintendent Randy Shearouse spoke to the Effingham Sunrise Rotary Club and gave a positive update on the current state of the school system. Shearouse told the group that they are "on track" with all initiatives such as new schools and better test scores while remaining within budget.

December 16, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Historic Effingham Society’s fall festival

December 16, 2008 | Angela Mensing | 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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