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Reginald completes Afghanistan mission

Army National Guard Lt. Col. Neal Reginald is returning to the 1/118 Field Artillery Battalion in Savannah after being deployed to Afghanistan to serve in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

April 22, 2010 | Staff Report | Around Town


Effingham tops Census mail back rate from 2000

Georgia has matched its mail participation rate from the 2000 Census, Census officials said Wednesday.

April 22, 2010 | Staff Report | Around Town


Shelley completes basic training

Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Victoria N. Shelley graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

April 15, 2010 | Staff Report | Around Town


McClard returns after Afghanistan mission

Army Pfc. David R. McClard II has returned to Fort Richardson, Anchorage, Alaska, after being deployed to Afghanistan for one year.

April 15, 2010 | Staff Report | Around Town


Witherington completes MLRS course at Fort Sill

Army Pfc. Erik J. Witherington graduated from the Multiple Launch Rocket System Operations/Fire Direction Specialist Advanced Individual Training (AIT) course at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla.

April 05, 2010 | Staff Report | Around Town


Gonzalez returns from OEF

Georgia Army Guard Sgt. Louis Gonzalez, a military policeman with Macon's Headquarters Company, 48th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (IBCT), attends required briefings for demobilization at the Fort Stewart movie theatre. Gonzalez, who lives in Springfield, works full-time with the National Guard working alongside state and local law enforcement. He is among the more than 3,000 citizen-soldiers of Georgia's 48th IBCT who spent a year in Afghanistan supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

March 30, 2010 | Staff Report | Around Town


Rincon officer honored

Rincon Police Chief Mike Bohannon awarded Officer Mark Cartwright with a certificate and a pin at a recent Rincon City Council meeting. The award came from the Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police in recognition of Cartwright's service in Afghanistan.

March 30, 2010 | Staff Report | Around Town


Burgstiner graduates from basic training

Air Force Airman 1st Class Jason L. Burgstiner graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

March 22, 2010 | Staff Report | Around Town


Hardy completes basic training

Air Force Airman Heather C. Hardy graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

March 22, 2010 | Staff Report | Around Town


Kight named to public safety board

ATLANTA - Two Coastal Georgia residents have been appointed to four-year terms on the Georgia Board of Public Safety.

March 16, 2010 | Staff Report | Around Town


Pittman promoted to lance corporal

William D. Pittman has been promoted to lance corporal.

March 16, 2010 | Staff Report | Around Town


Jordan completes basic training

Air National Guard Airman Constance A. Jordan graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

March 16, 2010 | Staff Report | Around Town


Isakson blasts blockage of small business tax incentives

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., criticized the Senate's rejection of an amendment he co-sponsored that would have created and expanded a number of tax incentives designed to help small businesses create jobs.

March 09, 2010 | Staff Report | Around Town


More local Guardsmen back from OEF

Statesboro's 48th Brigade Special Troops Battalion (BSTB) is the second group of Georgia's 48th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (IBCT) to return home from Afghanistan.

March 09, 2010 | Staff Report | Around Town


Wagner completes basic training

Air Force Airman Corey R. Wagner graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

March 04, 2010 | Staff Report | Around Town


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'The heart of a servant'

Jean Vaught knows something about homelessness. It is one of the reasons she is committed to its effects and causes.

June 02, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Chamber ready for annual meeting

The Effingham Chamber of Commerce announces its plans for the 2015 Chamber annual meeting, to be held Thursday at 7 p.m. at Effingham County High School.

June 02, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Tice graduates from Border Patrol academy

U.S. Border Patrol agent Bryan E. Tice graduated from Border Patrol basic academy in Artesia, N.M.

June 02, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Tice graduates from combat systems officer training

Second Lt. Ryan P. Tice has graduated from the Air Force undergraduate combat systems officer training at Naval Air Station Pensacola (Fla.).

June 02, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Sherffield graduates from basic training

Army Pvt. Jasmine M. Sherffield has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.

June 02, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Dees to lead Area Agency on Aging

Rev. Lloyd Dees of Effingham County has been named the chairman of the Coastal Regional Commission's Area Agency on Aging. Rev. Dees' post is a two-year term. At the April 28 first quarterly meeting of the AAA, director Dionne Lovett discussed the outcome of three General Assembly bills that affect Georgia seniors. Two passed and another will take additional advocacy efforts for the next session.

June 02, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Effingham Orchestra plays to packed, appreciative house

Before an audience that filled nearly every available seat in the Effingham County Recreation and Parks Department Gymnasium, Effingham Community Orchestra presented its "The Americans" concert May 3. The concert featured several patriotic pieces and included many other selections, all by American composers.

June 02, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


On Memorial Day, an offer of thanks

He goes by Father Martino, in homage to St. Martin de Porres, who dedicated his life to working with the poor and seeking harmony. The Rev. Nguyen Thong Ba, in reality, is a Vietnamese immigrant who offered his never-ending gratitude for the American servicemembers who fought and died in his homeland decades ago.

May 26, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Farmer graduates from basic training

Air Force Airman Joseph W. Farmer graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

May 26, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Fish leads Scouts on animal shelter work for Eagle project

Life Scout Garrett Fish and fellow Scouts from Troop 691 along with adult volunteers supported Garrett with his Eagle Scout project at the Effingham County Animal Shelter.

May 19, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Old ER goes through rehab

When the Effingham Health System moved its emergency room as part of its $30 million modernization plan, officials had in mind what to do with the old ER.

May 12, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Thunderous support

Dozens of motorcycles thundered out of the Lowe's parking lot Saturday morning, the parade of chrome and steel led by a silver Dodge Charger.

May 05, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


New VFW post opens in Effingham County

The Veterans of Foreign Wars post 12149 was formed and brought to life Thursday evening at the United Way of Effingham County service center.

May 05, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


ECSO visits Rotary

Effingham County Sheriff Jimmy McDuffie and Investigator Joe Heath discussed their work with the ECSO during a visit to the Rotary Club of Effingham County.

May 05, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Searles graduates from basic training

Army Pvt. Joshua T. Searles has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C.

May 05, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


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