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Johnson ‘surprised’ by win in pageant

Megan Johnson has competed in "about 20" pageants, and won a few, but she didn't expect to win her age division at the 2013 National American Miss Georgia pageant.

July 15, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Locals compete in Miss Georgia USA preliminary

Ashia K. Miller, of South Effingham High School and a 2012 Florida State University graduate, competed in a Miss Georgia USA preliminary pageant last weekend in Adel.

July 15, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


St. Luke’s hosts community yard sale

St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Rincon hosted its first community yard sale Saturday.

July 15, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


FSA to hold county committee election workshop

The Farm Service Agency office in Sylvania, working with USDA FSA customers in Effingham County, will hold a committee election procedure workshop, focused on reaching interested individuals within Effingham County. This workshop will be held July 24 at 9 a.m. in the FSA office at the Screven County Courthouse, 216 Mims Road, Room 113, Sylvania.

July 11, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


New Ebenezer Retreat Center to hold annual day camp

New Ebenezer Retreat and Conference Center, located between Springfield and Rincon, will hold its third annual day camp, "Ebenezer TREASURES!", on July 22-26 from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

July 11, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Red Cross sounds emergency call for blood and platelet donations

The American Red Cross issued an emergency request for platelet and blood donors of all blood types to roll up a sleeve and give because fewer donations than expected were received in June and the first week of July.

July 11, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Warren graduates from EXCEL program

Shalynda Warren, assistant manager of the Georgia Department of Labor's Gwinnett Career Center, received an EXCEL Certificate of Leadership Development at the recent graduation ceremony in Peachtree City.

July 08, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Schaffner graduates from basic training

Air Force Airman Ethan D. Schaffner graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas.

July 08, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Fillin' Station stops by Sunrise Rotary

Bryant Garner, a volunteer with The Fillin' Station, Guyton's community food pantry, spoke to the Sunrise Rotary Club.

July 04, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Tuten completes basic training

Army National Guard Pvt. Jason M. Tuten has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C.

July 04, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Crowd, Marines alike enjoyed Rincon’s annual parade

The residents of Rincon came out as patriotic music and the colors red, white and blue filled the roads.

July 04, 2013 | Pfc. Brandon Roethel | Around Town


Freedom rings at Rincon parade

Rincon showed its patriotic spirit Saturday in the city's annual Fourth of July parade.

July 01, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Signups under way for Teens Ride with Pride class

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office Traffic Enforcement Unit will be hosting another Georgia Teens Ride with Pride course July 9 from 7-9 p.m. at the Effingham County Courthouse.

July 01, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


Rincon lets freedom ring

Effingham County got an early start on Fourth of July festivities Friday at the "Freedom Rings in Rincon" celebration.

July 01, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Where to see fireworks

Although Effingham County will not have a July 4th fireworks display of its own, locals have several options for shows that are a short drive away.

July 01, 2013 | Staff report | Around Town


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DNR, SCMPD to host boater safety course

SAVANNAH - The Georgia Department of Natural Resources and the Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department Marine Patrol Unit will conduct a boater safety course on July 19.

July 10, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Retired Educators hold annual banquet

The Effingham County Retired Educators held their annual banquet June 30, handing out two $650 scholarships and their community service award.

July 07, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Making good on a promise

Family Promise of Effingham County has opened its doors to hosting homeless families in the community.

July 07, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


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