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Donations continue to come in for Empty Stocking Fund

The Exchange Club of Effingham's Empty Stocking Fund campaign will continue to take donations after Christmas.

December 22, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Young Farmers hold awards banquet

Freddie Waltz was named the farmer of the year, and Steve Smith was named agribusinessman of the year at the annual Effingham County Young Farmers awards banquet. The event was held Dec. 7 at the New Ebenezer Retreat Center.

December 15, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Rincon UMC pastor visits Exchange Club

At its Dec. 3 meeting, the Effingham Exchange Club heard Melissa Traver, pastor of Rincon United Methodist Church, speak about Jesus' message of being the Good Samaritan. She spoke about Effingham Family Promise and how this organization, with support from the community, has helped several homeless families with children. It is an ecumenical program that has the support of approximately 14 local churches.

December 15, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Empty Stocking Fund donations continue

The Exchange Club of Effingham's Empty Stocking Fund campaign is continuing.

December 15, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Legion, Home Depot ally forces for veteran in need

Members of American Legion Post 209 and Home Depot employees joined forces Saturday to help a veteran in need.

December 15, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Hospital collects more than 900 toys in drive

Thanks to Effingham Health System employees, hundreds of kids will get a little something under the Christmas tree.

December 15, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Sunrise Rotary donates to YMCA, United Way

Effingham Sunrise Rotary Club President Dr Barbara Prosser presented $500 checks on behalf of its members to Kim Dennis, executive director of the Effingham Y, center, and Julie Dickey, co-director with the Effingham United Way, right. Both ladies spoke to the club members during their regular Tuesday meeting about the organization's programs and impact.

December 08, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Lost Plantation lights up for Ella

The annual Lost Plantation golf cart parade raised more than $2,000 Saturday night.

December 08, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Guyton Christmas Parade brings big crowd

The annual Guyton Christmas Parade,which took place Saturday in front of a big crowd on a sunny morning.

December 08, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Rincon Police out to make Christmases brighter

Shoppers at the Rincon Walmart may find their purchases taken care of in the next couple of weeks.

December 08, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Exchange Club begins Empty Stocking Fund drive

The Exchange Club of Effingham is beginning its Empty Stocking Fund campaign for families in Effingham County.

December 08, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Lost Plantation golf cart parade set for Saturday

The annual Lost Plantation golf cart parade will be held Saturday, starting around 6:30 p.m.

December 02, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


The season of giving

FORCE collected and distributed to the FORCE pantries 13,430 pounds of food from the nine schools in Effingham County that participated in this year's food drive.

December 01, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Reddick Foundation bringing Colt Ford to Freedom Park

The Josh Reddick Foundation will be bringing a rising country music star to Rincon next month.

December 01, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


FETC riders win big at Special Olympics

More than 300 Special Olympic athletes, Unified Partners and coaches from around the state were in Gainesville at the Chicopee Woods Agricultural Center on Oct. 9-11 for the Special Olympics Horse Show.

November 24, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


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Articles by Section - Around Town


Divas dominate again in annual Family Promise bed races

The Divas made it three straight championships in the youth division of the Family Promise of Effingham County's annual bed

March 16, 2016 | Staff report | Around Town


Habitat, family ready to get to work on new home

It may be a few months before the Effngham Habitat of Humanity is ready for its next family to move into a home – but both ...

March 15, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Color Effingham County Blue comes up gold for local law enforcement

Effingham County showed its true color, blue, last fall with over $1,500 in cash and prizes were awarded to the law enforcement officers and ...

March 09, 2016 | Staff report | Around Town


Josh Reddick Foundation delivers again

Oakland Athletics outfielder Josh Reddick and the Josh Reddick Foundation delivered more checks for Effingham County organizations after his fundraising efforts.

March 09, 2016 | Staff report | Around Town


Poole named CAP cadet of the year

Cadet Staff Sgt. (C/SSgt) Christopher Poole was recently awarded the cadet of the year award for Effingham Cadet Squadron, Civil Air Patrol. Poole also ...

March 09, 2016 | Staff report | Around Town


Boy Scouts’ Twin Rivers District holds honors banquet

Twin Rivers District of the Coastal Georgia Council Boy Scouts of America, held its annual Eagle Scout and adult volunteer recognition banquet at Springfield United ...

March 09, 2016 | Staff report | Around Town


Springfield High 60th reunion

The Springfield High School class of 1956 held its 60th class reunion Feb. 27 at RJ's restaurant in Statesboro.

March 09, 2016 | Staff report | Around Town


Champions all at Special Olympics

A cool morning couldn't douse the spirits and enthusiasm for the annual Special Olympics, held Friday at Effingham County High School.

March 09, 2016 | Staff report | Around Town


Big crowd turns out for taste

The Effingham Chamber of Commerce's sixth annual Taste of Effingham drew nearly 500 people to the Effingham County Recreation and Parks gymnasium to sample ...

March 09, 2016 | Staff report | Around Town


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