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Young completes basic training

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

November 04, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


A candle of hope

The Effingham County Victim-Witness Assistance Program held its annual candlelight vigil for domestic violence awareness month on Tuesday.

October 31, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | Around Town


Sheriff honors longtime pastor

Effingham County Sheriff Jimmy McDuffie presented Pastor Mayola Sanders with a certificate of appreciation.

October 31, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Hall earns promotion

Gary Hall of Rincon, a material control technician with the 117th Air Control Squadron of the Georgia Air National Guard, was recently promoted to the rank of staff sergeant during ceremonies at the Hunter Army Airfield-based Air Guard unit.

October 31, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Rincon woman claims $50K prize in Georgia Lottery’s ‘Win It All’

ATLANTA - A Rincon woman is pumped about winning the lottery.

October 31, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Ashcraft speaks to Rotary

Effingham County Public Safety Director Val Ashcraft told the Effingham Sunrise Rotary Club on Tuesday morning about technology improvements in the communications systems that keep emergency services connected in Effingham and surrounding counties. The upgrades will keep Effingham County in touch in spite of terrorist attacks or natural disasters.

October 31, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Treutlen House holds third annual tourney

The Treutlen House held a fundraising golf tournament at Lost Plantation Golf Club on Friday afternoon, with 18 teams taking part.

October 28, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


A house call for the Lions Club

Lisa Ryan of the Rincon Noon Lions Club presents a check to Susan Gattman, director of the Treutlen House, at a recent Lions Club meeting.

October 28, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Rotarians learn about Down syndrome

Karen Tanksley, president of the Rotary Club of Effingham County, thanks John and Candy Bogardus for sharing information about the Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society.

October 28, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Know when to hold ’em at Tracy Boone fundraiser

October 28, 2008 | Angela Mensing | Around Town


Exploring Mars

The Springfield Revitalization Corporation's Mars on Main rummage sale brought in $3,604, said Gussie Nease.

October 28, 2008 | Angela Mensing | Around Town


Wooten speaks to Lions Club

October 24, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Guyton author takes Jesus’ birth from the view of a young donkey

GUYTON - In her new children's book, "The Christmas Donkey" (published by AuthorHouse), Linda Whitten-Goros offers readers a brand new look at a traditional story: the birth of Jesus and his purpose for man from the perspective of a young donkey named Apart. As the story begins:

October 24, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Rogers to perform at candidate benefit

Some may remember Scott Rogers' performance on the Old Effingham Days stage a few months ago. Now, Rogers is planning to do another concert on Saturday from 6-8 p.m. at Woodlawn Plantation in Guyton.

October 24, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Rincon mayor speaks to Lions Club

October 21, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


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Back-to-School Blowout brings big crowd

The United Way, Effingham Recreation and Parks and other sponsors welcomed a big crowd to the annual Back-to-School Blowout on Tuesday.

July 31, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Rincon recognizes Freedom Rings Parade winners

Rincon City Council honored float entry winners from the Freedom Rings Parade at Monday night's meeting.

July 31, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Strickland Funeral Home, supplier come through for Treutlen House

A grant from the York Children's Foundation and matched by Thomas C. Strickland and Sons Funeral Home will assist the Treutlen House at New Ebenezer with its day-to-day expenses.

July 28, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Fortsons receive Golden Deeds Award

The Exchange Club of Effingham honored a local husband and wife for their commitment to helping others in the community.

July 28, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Red Cross facing shortages of all blood types

The American Red Cross is facing a looming blood shortage, leading to an urgent need for donors of all blood types to roll up a sleeve and give.

July 24, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Community comes out for Clyo back-to-school rally

Scott and Sons Trucking Company partnered with Effingham County Recreation and Parks to host their fifth annual back-to-school rally Saturday at the Clyo Community Center.

July 21, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


United Way offering the aid of Social Apostolate

The United Way Effingham Service Center is offering a program to assist people who need a birth certificate or Georgia photo ID.

July 21, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Mars hosting next concert in Music Maker Relief series

Louisiana Zydeco musician and blues accordion player Major Handy will take the Mars Theatre stage Aug. 9, and the show will be the fourth in a series of six concerts at the Mars in support of American Roots and Blues Artists through the Music Maker Relief Foundation.

July 21, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


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