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Rincon Garden Club installs officers

The Rincon Garden Club's 2009-10 season began with the installation of officers. The meeting was held in the home of Jim Scott. A white elephant sale was held to raise funds for their treasury. The club's objective is to beautify Rincon as seen by the plants and flowers in front of City Hall, the library, Manna House and the Hinely building. The Christmas tree given to the city by the Lion's Club was decorated by the Rincon Garden Club.

March 12, 2009 | Staff Report | Around Town


Anderson completes USAF basic training

Air Force Airman Melanie J. Anderson has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

March 12, 2009 | Staff Report | Around Town


Forcing out hunger

Archie Jenkins, program coordinator for the Food OutReach Co-op of Effingham (FORCE), provided Effingham Sunrise Rotarians with statistics on hunger in the community. The number of students that are eligible for free or reduced lunches in the Effingham school system stands at 36.9 percent, or 4,081 students. Here he is greeted by Sunrise Rotary president Bonnie Dixon.

March 12, 2009 | Staff Report | Around Town


LaVine finishes basic training

Army National Guard Pvt. John G. LaVine has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla.

March 12, 2009 | Staff Report | Around Town


Salzburgers to mark 275th anniversary

The Georgia Salzburger Society will begin a year-long celebration marking the 275th anniversary of the arrival of the first Salzburgers to the Georgia colony.

March 09, 2009 | Staff Report | Around Town


Cut-a-thon for Treutlen House

March 09, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Around Town


Jenkins named chairman of Effingham Red Cross

Uncovering local talent and leadership is all too often seen as a seemingly simple task for an experienced Red Cross representative. For the Red Cross, these special volunteers just don't come along everyday. In fact, all Red Cross volunteers are special. They give effortlessly of their time, energy, knowledge and yes, sometimes even their money. Somewhere among the best people in town, one will always find Red Cross volunteers.

March 09, 2009 | Staff Report | Around Town


Ready for speech contest

The Rotary Club Speech Contest will be March 3 at 7:30 a.m. at New Ebenezer Retreat Center.

February 26, 2009 | Staff Report | Around Town


Love was in the air

Approximately 100 people attended the Valentine's Day Sweetheart Dinner and Dance to benefit the Mars Theater last Saturday. Lisa Brant, the organizer of the event, said she was happy with the turnout for the first year and hopes to build on that number next year. The event was held at the Mighty 8th Air Force Museum.

February 19, 2009 | Sandi Van Orden | Around Town


Queen and king crowned at Effingham Care Center

John Chancey and Jennifer Nichols were crowned 2009 Valentine's Day King and Queen at Effingham Care Center Valentine's Party.

February 19, 2009 | Staff Report | Around Town


Getting kids off the net and on books

President Karen Tanksley thanks Lisa Phillips, media specialist at South Effingham Middle School, for an enlightening presentation to The Rotary Club of Effingham County.

February 16, 2009 | Staff Report | Around Town


Hynes welcomed to Rotary

Stan Sparks welcomes Tess Hynes into The Rotary Club of Effingham County.

February 16, 2009 | Staff Report | Around Town


Troop 691 Scouts help Explorers with lifesaving skills

Boy Scouts from Troop 691 used their makeup skills to expose the Explorer Scouts of the Effingham County Sheriff's Department Explorer program to realistic wounds and physical injuries of all types.

February 12, 2009 | Staff Report | Around Town


Historic Effingham Society celebrates anniversary

February 09, 2009 | Sandi Van Orden | Around Town


Venture Crew, Fire Explorers attend Winterfest

Effingham Fire Rescue Venture Crew 691 and Bloomingdale Fire Explorer Post 124 attended the 2009 Winterfest event in Gatlinburg, Tenn. Both groups are part of the Coastal Empire Council Boy Scouts of America.

February 09, 2009 | Staff Report | Around Town


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Chamber ready for its fifth Oktoberfest

The dates have been set for what has become Effingham County's largest outdoor festival and this year it will again be held on a much larger venue.

September 16, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


ECHS, SEHS put on a show

Effingham County and South Effingham high schools put on quite a show Friday in their annual battle on the football field.

September 15, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


United Way sets big target for annual campaign

Complete with a chairperson dressed as Wonder Woman, the United Way of Effingham County kicked off its 2014 fundraising campaign Wednesday with the theme of "together working wonders."

September 11, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Ironing Board Sam to make an impression at the Mars

R&B musician Ironing Board Sam will be taking the stage at the Mars on Saturday. This show will be the fifth in a series of six concerts at the Mars Theatre in support of American Roots and Blues Artists through the Music Maker Relief Foundation.

September 11, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Family Promise golf tournament raises money, awareness

Family Promise of Effingham County held a fundraiser golf tournament Saturday at Lost Plantation Golf Course, raising more than $4,000 to help homeless families in Effingham.

September 08, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


‘Take A Soldier Fishing’ sets a line for Oct. 4

Having staged a successful tournament at Savannah's Lake Mayer, the Bass Anglers Plus is casting toward Effingham County for its next event.

September 08, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


ECHS honors first responders

The Effingham County High School softball team paid tribute to the county's first responders prior to the Lady Rebels' game Friday against South Effingham.

September 05, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Studio CEO to speak at Chamber event

The Effingham Chamber will host a Lunch 'n Learn meeting Tuesday starting at 11:30 a.m. at the Mars Theatre in Springfield, featuring the CEO of Moon River Studios Jake Shapiro. Shapiro will give the community an update on the studio's plans to build in Effingham County.

September 04, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Buddy Walk set for Oct. 4 at Forsyth Park

The 2014 Buddy Walk will be held Oct. 4 at 10 a.m. in Forsyth Park in historic downtown Savannah.

September 04, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Murphy talks hospital with Sunrise

Mike Murphy, Effingham Health System's strategic business liaison, spoke to the Effingham Sunrise Rotary Club Tuesday about the hospital's 45th anniversary.

September 04, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Land at work at sea

Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) Airman Tyler Land from Clyo is pictured using a wire brush to clean a fire nozzle in the hangar bay of the U.S. Navy's forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) as the ship departs Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan.

September 04, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Friends help celebrate heritage

With the help of guests from far and wide, the descendants of the Ebenezer settlement celebrated 280 years of life in the New World.

September 01, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Hitting the trail for Treutlen House

A group of 120 runners turned out to support the Treutlen House at New Ebenezer at its second annual Summer's End 5K Trail Run on Aug. 16.

September 01, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


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