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Vigil for domestic violence awareness held

The Effingham County Victim Witness Assistance Program and Domestic Violence Task Force held its annual candlelight vigil in honor of domestic violence victims last Tuesday on the steps of the Effingham County Judicial Complex.

October 13, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Daly honored

Michael Daly was presented an award for exceptional patient care by the Estill (S.C.) State Prison in his treatment of an employee who had suffered an injury. According to Donna Cox, head of ER, Daly went above and beyond to get the patient a medication at a time when the hospital pharmacy was closed and confirmed the patient's insurance would cover the required prescription.

October 06, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


City thanks Simmons for service

Rincon mayor pro tem Scott Morgan, left, hands a token of the city's appreciation to former city clerk Wanda Simmons, right, at the Sept. 28 city council meeting. Simmons retired after her years with the city.

October 06, 2015 | Staff Report | Around Town


Sapp honored for 50 years with American Legion post

James Sapp was presented a certificate and pin for 50 years in American Legion Post 209. The presentation was made Sept. 26 by Post Commander M. Tommy Pierce. Judge Advocate George Groce and member David Seitz also were in attendance.

October 06, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Manna House taking Thanksgiving help signups

Manna House food pantry is registering families/ households for Thanksgiving meal box assistance through Nov. 5. Times are Mondays noon-3 p.m. and Thursdays 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

October 06, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Ameris Bank food drive under way

Ameris Bank announces the sixth annual Helping Fight Hunger Food Drive Initiative during October.

October 06, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Zeigler graduates from basic training

Air Force Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Tyler B. Zeigler graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

October 06, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Springfield readies for annual fall festival this weekend

Downtown Springfield will welcome the annual Springfield Fall Festival this weekend, beginning Friday afternoon.

October 06, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Prosit for Oktoberfest

More than 3,500 people attended the Effingham Chamber's annual two-day Oktoberfest, held at Rincon's Freedom Park.

September 29, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Chamber’s annual Oktoberfest starts Friday

The Effingham Chamber of Commerce is gearing up for the sixth annual Effingham Oktoberfest, to be held Friday and Saturday at Rincon's Freedom Park.

September 22, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


United Way sets a record campaign goal

With confetti flying into the air, the United Way of Effingham County announced the goal for its annual campaign Friday afternoon at Effingham College and Career Academy.

September 22, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Annual candlelight vigil for domestic violence awareness set

Effingham County Victim Witness Assistance Program and the Effingham County Domestic Violence Task Force will hold an annual candlelight vigil Oct. 6 at 5:30 p.m. at the Effingham County Courthouse.

September 16, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Ambrose talks Parent Mentor program with Exchange Club

At its Sept. 3 meeting, the Exchange Club of Effingham listened to Amy Ambrose speak about the Parent Mentor services program. The members were surprised to learn that more than 1,900 students enrolled in the Effingham County School system have special needs.

September 15, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Louder graduates from basic training

Army Pvt. Tyrea O. Louder has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.

September 15, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Fifth annual David Jimenez tournament coming Oct. 3

The fifth annual David Jimenez Open golf tournament benefiting the Coastal Georgia Alzheimer's Association will be held Oct. 3 at the Lost Plantation Golf Club in Rincon.

September 15, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


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Articles by Section - 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


Effingham Academy grads hold class reunion

Effingham Academy classmates of 1950 held a reunion May 21 at the home of Cornell and Camille Mock.

May 25, 2016 | Staff report | Around Town


Riverkeeper conducts cleanup

Effingham County representatives teamed up with environmental nonprofit group Savannah Riverkeeper on Saturday for a cleanup in the Effingham MS4 urbanized area, with volunteers picking ...

May 25, 2016 | Staff report | Around Town


Riverkeeper county set cleanup date for this Saturday

Effingham County representatives will team up with environmental nonprofit group Savannah Riverkeeper on Saturday from 9 a.m.-12 noon for Effingham's cleanup in ...

May 18, 2016 | Staff report | Around Town


On the path to victory

The annual Effingham County Relay for Life was held Friday night at Effingham County High School, with the theme "Closing the Book on Cancer."

May 11, 2016 | Staff report | Around Town


Clyo Youth Chapter named Prince Hall chapter of the year

The Clyo Youth Chapter was presented the chapter of the year award from the Prince Hall Grand Youth Chapter OES, recognized for its documentation of ...

May 04, 2016 | Staff report | Around Town


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