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Springfield readies for annual fall festival this weekend

Downtown Springfield will welcome the annual Springfield Fall Festival this weekend, beginning Friday afternoon.

October 06, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Prosit for Oktoberfest

More than 3,500 people attended the Effingham Chamber's annual two-day Oktoberfest, held at Rincon's Freedom Park.

September 29, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Chamber’s annual Oktoberfest starts Friday

The Effingham Chamber of Commerce is gearing up for the sixth annual Effingham Oktoberfest, to be held Friday and Saturday at Rincon's Freedom Park.

September 22, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


United Way sets a record campaign goal

With confetti flying into the air, the United Way of Effingham County announced the goal for its annual campaign Friday afternoon at Effingham College and Career Academy.

September 22, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Annual candlelight vigil for domestic violence awareness set

Effingham County Victim Witness Assistance Program and the Effingham County Domestic Violence Task Force will hold an annual candlelight vigil Oct. 6 at 5:30 p.m. at the Effingham County Courthouse.

September 16, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Ambrose talks Parent Mentor program with Exchange Club

At its Sept. 3 meeting, the Exchange Club of Effingham listened to Amy Ambrose speak about the Parent Mentor services program. The members were surprised to learn that more than 1,900 students enrolled in the Effingham County School system have special needs.

September 15, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Louder graduates from basic training

Army Pvt. Tyrea O. Louder has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.

September 15, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Fifth annual David Jimenez tournament coming Oct. 3

The fifth annual David Jimenez Open golf tournament benefiting the Coastal Georgia Alzheimer's Association will be held Oct. 3 at the Lost Plantation Golf Club in Rincon.

September 15, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Kight honored for service on state public safety board

His time on the state Board of Public Safety now done, Effingham County's Murray Kight was honored by his former fellow board members last Wednesday night.

September 15, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Next set of letters could shed more light on early American history

The letters of the last German-born pastor of the Ebenezer settlement may become as noteworthy as those of the first pastor.

September 08, 2015 | Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Extension to hold workshop on deer food plots, nutrition

Effingham County Extension will be hosting a deer food plot and nutrition workshop Sept. 22 at the Effingham County Extension office.

September 08, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Orchestra’s fifth annual ‘Our Favorites’ concert delights crowd

Effingham Community Orchestra presented its fifth annual "Our Favorites" Concert and Silent Auction on Aug. 23 to an enthusiastic audience that filled the Effingham County Recreation and Parks gymnasium.

September 08, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


For Deadwyler, Mars was a mission

Tommy Deadwyler took the Mars Theatre stage Saturday night in what was one of his final acts, but he'll have a hand in an epilogue.

September 01, 2015 | Patrick Donahue | Around Town


A living tribute

A park that bears his name now has a living symbol to honor the memory of Peter Giles Jr.

September 01, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


‘Team player’ wins Helmey Humanitarian Award

Effingham Health System named Shannon Heath as its C. Edward Helmey Humanitarian Year of the Award winner Monday afternoon.

August 25, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | 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


Coastal Pet Rescue to hold adoption event at the Mars

The Mars Theatre along with Coast Pet Rescue will hold a pet adoption event on July 9 from 10 a.m.-noon at the theatre ...

June 29, 2016 | Staff report | Around Town


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