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Wells’ first star makes history in Georgia Guard

FORT MCPHERSON - Georgia Army National Guard Brig. Gen. Joseph M. Wells made history on Saturday when he became the state's first African-American general officer during a promotion ceremony held at Fort McPherson.

January 12, 2009 | Staff Report | Around Town


Effingham Chorale forming soon

Residents of Effingham, Chatham and Screven counties are encouraged to head to the first rehearsal Feb. 3 from 7-9 p.m. in the Springfield United Methodist Church sanctuary. Auditions are not required, but people who can read music or who are willing to learn are sought. All people high school age or above are welcome.

January 12, 2009 | Staff Report | Around Town


Parks graduates from basic training

Air Force Airman Robert W. Parks has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

January 12, 2009 | Staff Report | Around Town


Fields earns 2009 Webb Scholarship

Shamika Fields of Clyo was awarded the Webb Scholarship in a ceremony at Effingham Hospital on Jan. 2.

January 08, 2009 | Staff Report | Around Town


Jackson completes master’s

Effingham County Health Department Environmental Health Specialist II Tiffany Maeno Jackson recently earned her master's degree in public health with a concentration in environmental health sciences. Jackson received her degree from the Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health at Georgia Southern University.

January 08, 2009 | Staff Report | Around Town


Donors fill Empty Stocking Fund

The Effingham Exchange Club's Empty Stocking Fund was able to help many needy families with Christmas after a late push from donors.

January 05, 2009 | Staff Report | Around Town


Masons pitch in for Treutlen House

Freemasons from 13 Masonic lodges in Georgia and South Carolina united Dec. 31 to present the Treutlen House with an $11,318 donation.

January 05, 2009 | Staff Report | Around Town


Moore completes basic training

Air Force Airman Jordan C. Moore has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

January 02, 2009 | Staff Report | Around Town


Crawley speaks to Rotary

Effingham Sunrise Rotary President Bonnie Dixon presents Effingham County Administrator David Crawley with a commemorative pen. Crawley presented to the group on the status for several projects of the county such as Old Augusta Road, Deloach Parkway, and the Old Courthouse.

January 02, 2009 | Staff Report | Around Town


Rotary introduced to trauma survivors group

Paula Solomon speaks to The Rotary Club of Effingham County about a free sexual trauma survivors support group.

January 02, 2009 | Staff Report | Around Town


Guyton Tour of Homes photo album

The annual Guyton Tour of Homes was held Tuesday.

January 02, 2009 | Angela Mensing | Around Town


Treutlen House edges closer to goal

Treutlen House Director Susan Gattman and board Chairman Mose Mock accept a generous donation of $500 from Macedonia Baptist Church in Guyton presented by Pastor Delmons White.

December 31, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Learning about Alzheimer’s

Effingham Sunrise President Bonnie Dixon presents Alzheimer's Association Program Director Jenny House with a commemorative pen. House spoke to the club describing the affects that Alzheimer's has on the patient and their caregivers. For more information about the Alzheimer's Association, call House at (912) 920-2231 ext. 3331 or visit their Web site at www.alz.org/georgia. Anyone interested in becoming a member or Effingham Sunrise Rotary can contact Lonnie Pate at (888) 395-0440 for more information.

December 29, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Girl Scouts contribute to community

December 29, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


In a giving mood

Effingham County commissioners continued their annual tradition of serving a holiday lunch to county employees recently.

December 29, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Around Town


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Back-to-School Blowout brings big crowd

The United Way, Effingham Recreation and Parks and other sponsors welcomed a big crowd to the annual Back-to-School Blowout on Tuesday.

July 31, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Rincon recognizes Freedom Rings Parade winners

Rincon City Council honored float entry winners from the Freedom Rings Parade at Monday night's meeting.

July 31, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Strickland Funeral Home, supplier come through for Treutlen House

A grant from the York Children's Foundation and matched by Thomas C. Strickland and Sons Funeral Home will assist the Treutlen House at New Ebenezer with its day-to-day expenses.

July 28, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Fortsons receive Golden Deeds Award

The Exchange Club of Effingham honored a local husband and wife for their commitment to helping others in the community.

July 28, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Red Cross facing shortages of all blood types

The American Red Cross is facing a looming blood shortage, leading to an urgent need for donors of all blood types to roll up a sleeve and give.

July 24, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


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