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Exchange Club heats up for Chili Cook-Off

The Effingham County Exchange Club is sponsoring a Chili Cook-Off on Oct. 13 in conjunction with the Springfield Fall Festival in downtown Springfield.

September 24, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


Neal graduates from Army War College

Army National Guard Lt. Col. Reginald G. Neal has graduated from the U.S. Army War College at Carlisle Barracks in Carlisle, Pa., and earned a master's degree in strategic studies. The college is the Army's senior educational institution.

September 20, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


Hospital to hold Guys Night Out

Effingham Family Medicine, in conjunction with Effingham Health System, will host its third annual Guys Night Out, a free health education and prostate cancer screening program for those who qualify.

September 17, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


ECSO to hold car seat check

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office has announced it will conduct a National Seat Check event Thursday, Sept. 20, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Rincon Wal-Mart.

September 17, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


Effingham Rotary welcomes district governor, honors Rotarian of the Year

The Rotary Club of Effingham County welcomed Bob Griggers, Rotary Club district governor, to the club's weekly meeting.

September 17, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Roads in Guyton to close for parade

Sections of State Routes 17 and 119 in Guyton will be closed from 9 a.m. to 12 noon on Saturday, Sept. 15, for the Holy Convocation Parade.

September 14, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


Effingham Orchestra to hold ‘Our Favorites’ concert on Sept. 23

Effingham Community Orchestra director Andrea Huff has announced that the orchestra will present its second annual "Our Favorites Concert" on Sept. 23 at 3 p.m. The concert will be held at the Effingham County Recreation and Parks Department gymnasium, 808 Highway 119 South in Springfield. Admission is free.

September 13, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


Honors for Scouts

Boy Scouts from Troop 650 in Rincon celebrated their court of honor and their rank achievements.

September 13, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


Second Saturday in Springfield

The Springfield Merchants Association held its initial Second Saturday, offering free hot dogs and soft drinks to passers-by.

September 10, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Explorer post to hold informational meeting

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office Law Enforcement Exploring Program will hold an informational meeting and demonstration for youth interested in joining and learning about the career field. Applications for membership are available for download at http://www.effinghamsheriff.org/divisions/exploring.aspx.

September 10, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


Victoria Hall named finalist in statewide pageant

Victoria Hall, age 13, was chosen as a state finalist in the National American Miss Georgia Pageant, held in July at the Renaissance Waverly Hotel in Atlanta.

September 10, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


Skadeland talks invention at Rotary

David Skadeland, retired real estate agent and entrepreneur, gave a presentation to the Effingham Sunrise Rotary Club on the past, present and future. He introduced a couple of inventions he has been working on and plans on releasing to the public soon.

August 30, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


Salzburgers to hold annual Labor Day festival

The annual Salzburger Labor Day Festival will be held Sept. 3, starting at 10 a.m. on the grounds of Jerusalem Lutheran Church.

August 30, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town


Edwards' selfless service recognized

James Edwards was honored as this year's recipient of the C. Edward Helmey Humanitarian Award in a ceremony Saturday at the Effingham Hospital.

August 27, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Salzburgers prepare for Heritage Day event

The Georgia Salzburger Society will hold its annual Labor Day event Sept. 3 from 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m., on the grounds of Jerusalem Lutheran Church.

August 27, 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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