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'Color Effingham Blue' honors local law enforcement officers

Dozens of men and women in different uniforms filed through the Rincon Recreation Department's Macomber Park Building, and while the uniforms may have varied in color, there was one accoutrement in common - their badge.

November 04, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Moore honored for American Legion service

American Legion Post 209 Commander M. Tommy Pierce went to the home of member Franklin Moore on Oct. 17 and presented him with a certificate and a pin for 50 years of continuous membership in American Legion Post 209 in Springfield.

October 27, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Local author Waller to hold book signing Sunday

Effingham County resident Lucy Waller will hold a book signing to introduce her new book, "Follow the Setting Sun," which is a novel of Ebenezer and the Salzburgers. She is also the author of three other books, "While the Coffee Perks," "Let God Be The Judge," and "Table For Two."

October 27, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Turning Effingham blue to show support for law enforcement

There is an effort in Effingham County to turn the county blue to support the men and women in blue.

October 27, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


EHS kicks off Toys for Tots campaign

Effingham Health System is teaming up with the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve for Toys for Tots campaign drop-off sites. Drop-off sites are:

October 21, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Civil Air Patrol members excelling

Members of the Effingham Cadet Squadron, Civil Air Patrol are progressing quickly through the organization's requirements to promote to new levels and obtain new achievements.

October 21, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Kroger employee a big winner

Kroger employee and Rincon resident Chris Pigg won the drawing of $500 in Target gift cards as part of the United Way of the Coastal Empire's annual campaign. Anyone who attends an employee campaign meeting has a chance to win the weekly prize.

October 21, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Ferguson graduates from basic training

Air Force Airman Wesley C. Ferguson graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

October 21, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


It's fair weather

Sunny skies and comfortable temperatures greeted parade watchers and participants in the annaul Effingham Fair Parade,held Monday through downtown Springfield.

October 20, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


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


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Fun, games and more at Guyton community picnic

The city of Guyton's community picnic drew a big crowd to the civic center Saturday, with games and entertainment throughout the afternoon.

August 03, 2016 | Staff report | Around Town


FETC holds special needs camp

Faith Equestrian Therapeutic Center held its first special needs horse camp from July 18-22. The PATH International certified center holds weekly camps for able-bodied children ...

August 03, 2016 | Staff report | Around Town


Law enforcement thankful for support

Ostensibly, it was a chance for the community to show its support for law enforcement at the Effingham County Sheriff's Office last Tuesday evening.

August 02, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


New Ebenezer Family Life Centre named for Kessler

It took some planning and legerdemain to get Richard Kessler and his family on the New Ebenezer Retreat Center grounds Monday morning.

August 02, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


NAACP to hold Freedom Fund banquet Sept. 10

The Effingham County branch of the NAACP will hold its annual Freedom Fund and Honors Banquet on Sept. 10 at the Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Association ...

July 27, 2016 | Staff report | Around Town


In the swim of things

Swimmers from the Effingham YMCA swim team held a swimathon last Wednesday, all in an effort to raise money for the Y's LIveStrong program.

July 20, 2016 | Staff report | Around Town


Local Cub Scouts pitch in for Backpack Buddies

On June 14, members of Cub Scout Pack 691 helped Effingham Backpack Buddies prepare food packs for distribution. Bear Cubs Nathan Hall and Marshall Geddings ...

July 20, 2016 | Staff report | Around Town


Girl Scouts dip their toes into waters of marine science

In June, Girl Scouts from Troop 30197 of Guyton earned their Coastal Georgia badge while also making friends. The girls met up with three other ...

July 20, 2016 | Staff report | Around Town


Guyton to hold annual community picnic

The city of Guyton will hold its annual community picnic at the Guyton Public Safety Complex on July 30 from 4-8 p.m.

July 13, 2016 | Staff report | Around Town


Rincon fires up the 4th

Thousands packed into Freedom Park on Friday for the city of Rincon's Freedom Rings, which included a laser show and fireworks.

July 06, 2016 | Staff report | Around Town


YMCA names connector for Purcell

It was 1999 when Toby Tyler and Pete Lancaster reached out to Ann Purcell to pitch the idea of a YMCA branch in Effingham County ...

July 06, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


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