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Stories to tell

Veterans shouldn't wait to share the stories of their service, said the keynote speaker for the annual community Veterans Day observance.

November 17, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


ECRP on cusp of biggest project as it marks its 40th anniversary

As the Effingham County Recreation and Parks celebrated its 40 years of operation, it is also looking ahead to what is being viewed as its most significant and massive project.

November 17, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Dixon 'shocked' to be named grand marshal

As she prepares to ride off into the sunset from her role as United Way of Effingham County executive director, Bonnie Dixon will climb aboard a red Mustang convertible for her ride in the Rincon Lions Club Christmas Parade.

November 17, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Effingham loves Ella fills Fairgrounds

Effingham Loves Ella, a fundraiser to fight childhood cancer, was held Saturday at the Effingham Fairgrounds in honor of Ella Bothwell. Bothwell is a student at Blandford Elementary School who has been diagnosed with a brain tumor.

November 04, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Superheroes on the run for CASA

The annual Superheroes run to benefit the Court Appointed Special Advocates of the Ogeechee Judicial Circuit was held Saturday in Guyton, as runners in their best superhero grab - or not - hit the streets.

November 04, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Community Veterans Day observance to honor 165th

Current active members and retirees of the 165th Maintenance Group, as well as the entire 165th Airlift Wing at Travis Field, will be recognized and honored at the Veterans Day program at Veterans Park on Nov. 11 at 11 am.

November 04, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


'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


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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


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