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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


A grand time for grand marshal

Bonnie Dixon will be ending her 25 years at the helm of the United Way of Effingham County in a few weeks, and she led the annual Rincon Lions Club Christmas Parade through Rincon.

November 24, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


United Way surpasses campaign goal again

The confetti cannons fired as the numbers were turned over Wednesday morning, just as they had two months ago when the United Way of Effingham County revealed its annual campaign goal.

November 24, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


30 years of cane grinding and engines

On a farm just south of Clyo, Danny Harden has been holding his annual cane grinding and engine show. Visitors come from across the state and the South to take a look at the ways things were done in days gone by.

November 24, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


it’s a dog’s day at Springfield Dog Expo

The annual Springfield Dog Expo and 5K Run was held on a cool and clear Saturday morning earlier this month in downtown Sprngfield.

November 24, 2015 | Staff Report | Around Town


Rincon’s Teach Right to sponsor Angel Tree for the holiday season

Teach Right in Rincon is sponsoring a community Angel Tree for those interested in helping families in need in Effingham County.

November 18, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Orchestra to present annual holiday concert, cookie sale

Effingham Community Orchestra will present its ninth annual Holiday Concert and Homemade Cookie Sale fundraiser Dec. 6 at 3 p.m. The event will be held at the Effingham County Recreation and Parks gymnasium, 808 Highway 119 South in Springfield.

November 18, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Stefan earns Eagle Scout

Christopher A. Stefan earned Scouting's highest rank, the Eagle Scout.

November 18, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


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


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Commendation for EHS

Roger Coursey, representing The National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution, presented a certificate of commendation to Effingham Health System. Michael Murphy received ...

December 29, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Scouts bring a smile

Girl Scout Troop 30197 helped an effort to spread an abundance of smiles to those in nursing homes, those in hospitals, military personnel stationed overseas ...

December 22, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Real estate pros deliver for the holidays

Effingham County real estate agents joined forces to collect and distribute Christmas presents and food to nine families through Family Promise and Effingham Victim Witness ...

December 22, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Dickey to succeed Dixon at helm of United Way

United Way of the Coastal Empire President Gregg Schroeder has announced that Julie Dickey will succeed Bonnie Dixon as Effingham area director.

December 22, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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


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