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Changes afoot for 165th command group

After serving his country for more than three and a half decades, Col. Charles S. McMillan is retiring from the Georgia Air National Guard. His retirement ends a storied career that began in 1970 when he joined the Marine Corps Reserves.

July 15, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Eaddy takes reins of 165th Logistics Readiness Squadron

Lt. Col. D. Lawrence Eaddy has been selected to serve as the new commander of the 165th Logistics Readiness Squadron, an element of the 165th Airlift Wing.

July 15, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Helping hands at Manna House

Rincon United Methodist recently sent a group of students from Ashberry College to Manna House to give their assistance to the ministry. Each student worked hard and much was accomplished.

July 15, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


United, they stand for United Way

United Way Advisory Board members gathered at the United Way Effingham Service Center on Monday morning to celebrate the reopening of the center after renovations to the building that houses the center were completed.

July 15, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | Around Town


Chatham CNT Chief talks to Rotary

Roy Harris, commander of the Chatham County Counter Narcotics Team, addressed the Sunrise Rotary Club in Guyton on June 17.

July 12, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Sheriff speaks to captive audience at Rotary

The sheriff and chief deputy reported on several accomplishments when they spoke at the Sunrise Rotary meeting. T

July 10, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Retiring old flags on Flag Day

July 08, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Around Town


Scouts drop a line into Powers' pond

Scouts and their families ringed Joe Powers' pond just north of Guyton on Saturday morning.

July 08, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Around Town


Wal-Mart helps Red Cross HEROES

Although many people think "it will never happen to me" the last several months have brought major disasters closer to home. The Feb. 7 explosion in Port Wentworth at the Imperial Sugar Refinery was followed weeks later by the tornados that destroyed Effingham County homes and shut down a power plant.

July 05, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Miller named new chief nursing officer

T'Lene Miller, RN, MHS, MSN, was introduced as the new chief nursing officer at Effingham Hospital at the June 3 meeting of the hospital's board of trustees.

July 01, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Herald claims four awards, including a first

The Effingham Herald claimed four awards in the Georgia Press Association's Better Newspaper Contest, including a first place for best headline writing.

July 01, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Heavy metal oinking

Members of the Savannah chapter of HOG (Harley Owners Group) roared into the New Ebenezer Retreat Center on Sunday afternoon as the Muscular Dystrophy Association began its week-long Camp Ebenezer.

July 01, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Around Town


An honor for 'Mr. Frank'

The late Benjamin Franklin Arnsdorff was honored with the Effingham County Chamber of Commerce's John Adam Treutlen Award at the Chamber's annual meeting Thursday night.

June 28, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Around Town


Garden Club honors yard of the month

June 28, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Onorato speaks at Rotary

Coach Tom Onorato discussed the South Effingham wrestling program at the Effingham Sunrise Rotary meeting on Tuesday morning. Coach Onorato described the dedication, discipline and character that his team showed after the tragic loss of teammate Tom Medlin last year. Coach Onorato's team pulled itself together and was able to win fourth place out of 77 teams statewide.

June 28, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


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United Way prize surprise

Ebenezer Elementary School teacher Carlette Fulcher was the first winner in the weekly prize drawings as part of the United Way of Effingham County's 2014 fundraising campaign.

October 21, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Mossy Oak welcomes 40th bluegrass and gospel festival

The 40th Bluegrass and Gospel Music Festival runs Wednesday through Sunday morning at Mossy Oak Music Park. Visitors to the 34-acre park will enjoy bluegrass and gospel music done in the old school, traditional acoustic style, as well as great high lonesome vocal harmonies.

October 14, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Springfield celebrates annual fall festival

Another big crowd packed Laurel Street for the annual Springfield Fall Festival over the weekend.

October 14, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Raising the roof

The livestock barn at the Effingham County Fairgrounds has a new look.

October 14, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Chamber hosts business after hours

The Effingham Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting recently for Vision Financial in Rincon.

October 14, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Capacity crowd watches SEHS edge ECHS for region title

A packed house at Rebel Field saw a thriller between the South Effingham Lady Mustangs and Effingham County Lady Rebels for the Region 3-AAAAA softball championship Thursday.

October 09, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


More than 100 volunteers turn out for Rivers Alive cleanup

The largest ever and third annual Rivers Alive Savannah River Cleanup removed nearly one ton of recyclable material and trash from the Savannah River on Sept. 27, thanks to the dedication of 123 volunteers.

October 07, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Fat check for Treutlen House

Fat Tony's Garage raised $2,300 for the Treutlen House at New Ebenezer through sales of its 2015 calendar.

October 07, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Springfield Fire Department receives Norfolk Southern grant

Springfield Fire Chief Travis Zittrouer received a check for $1,000 from Norfolk Southern Corporation for the Springfield Volunteer Fire Department.

October 07, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Parent University visits Exchange Club

The Exchange Club of Effingham County learned about Parent University-Effingham, a program that bridges the gap between home, school and community by offering free learning sessions to assist parents in supporting their children to achieve their goals in school and life.

October 07, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Lyons graduates from basic training

Air Force Airman Dustin E. Lyons graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas.

October 07, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Oktoberfest draws crowd of about 3,500

Effingham Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Rick Lott estimated the crowd for the fifth annual Oktoberfest at about 3,500 for the two days, a little bit down from last year.

September 30, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


State Patrol troop honored at Governor’s Challenge Awards

MACON - The Georgia State Patrol's Troop I was one of several law enforcement agencies to take home a prize last Wednesday when the Governor's Office of Highway Safety hosted its 15th annual Governor's Challenge Awards at the Macon Centreplex.

September 30, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


ECSO conducts in-house jail officer training

Fifteen law enforcement students graduated Friday from basic jail officer training at the Effingham County Sheriff's Office. This was the first in-house jail officer school hosted by ECSO.

September 30, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Businessmen pitch in to put fresh coats of paint on Treutlen House

A group of businessmen recently spruced up the Treutlen House at New Ebenezer.

September 30, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


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