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Burgstiner graduates from basic training

Air Force Airman 1st Class Jason L. Burgstiner graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

March 22, 2010 | Staff Report | Around Town


Hardy completes basic training

Air Force Airman Heather C. Hardy graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

March 22, 2010 | Staff Report | Around Town


Kight named to public safety board

ATLANTA - Two Coastal Georgia residents have been appointed to four-year terms on the Georgia Board of Public Safety.

March 16, 2010 | Staff Report | Around Town


Pittman promoted to lance corporal

William D. Pittman has been promoted to lance corporal.

March 16, 2010 | Staff Report | Around Town


Jordan completes basic training

Air National Guard Airman Constance A. Jordan graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

March 16, 2010 | Staff Report | Around Town


Isakson blasts blockage of small business tax incentives

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., criticized the Senate's rejection of an amendment he co-sponsored that would have created and expanded a number of tax incentives designed to help small businesses create jobs.

March 09, 2010 | Staff Report | Around Town


More local Guardsmen back from OEF

Statesboro's 48th Brigade Special Troops Battalion (BSTB) is the second group of Georgia's 48th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (IBCT) to return home from Afghanistan.

March 09, 2010 | Staff Report | Around Town


Wagner completes basic training

Air Force Airman Corey R. Wagner graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

March 04, 2010 | Staff Report | Around Town


Guardsmen look back on their Afghanistan mission

Standing inside the air terminal, waiting to board the bus that will take him and his fellow soldiers on the last leg of their journey home, Georgia Army Guard Sgt. Donald Hitchcock talked about what he experienced in Afghanistan.

March 01, 2010 | By Sgt. 1st Class Roy Henry Georgia Department of Defense PAO | Around Town


MacPherson completes Air Force basic training

Air National Guard Airman 1st Class David D. MacPherson III graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

February 18, 2010 | Staff Report | Around Town


Mosley completes basic training

Air Force Airman Logan A. Mosley graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

February 16, 2010 | Staff Report | Around Town


Jordan completes training at Fort Benning

Army National Guard Pvt. Tanner L. Jordan has graduated from the Infantryman One Station Unit Training at Fort Benning. The training consists of Basic Infantry Training and Advanced Individual Training.

January 28, 2010 | Staff Report | Around Town


Harper completes basic training

Air Force Airman Caleb A. Harper graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

January 28, 2010 | Staff Report | Around Town


Nelms completes Navy school

Christopher Michael Nelms graduated from the U.S. Navy school RTC at Great Lakes, Ill., on May 8, 2009, and from the U.S. Navy A-School in Pensacola, Fla., on Sept. 10, 2009.

January 21, 2010 | Staff Report | Around Town


Tyson earns state, national awards

Bill Tyson, County Extension Coordinator in Effingham County, was recently awarded the Distinguished Service Award (DSA) at the National Associations Professional Improvement Conference in Portland, Ore., and at the state conference in Savannah.

January 07, 2010 | Staff Report | 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


Olde Effingham Christmas set for Dec. 13

Olde Effingham Christmas will be held Dec. 13 in downtown Springfield, with shopping, music, arts and crafts and more.

November 25, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


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