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Tallent visits Sunrise

Effingham Sunrise Rotary welcomed Joe Tallent's presentation on local drug screening capabilities here in Effingham County.
Tallent is the rehabilitation and outreach manager for Effingham Hospital. To find out more information, contact Tallent at 754-0195 or email:

November 04, 2010 | Staff Report | Around Town

Moving Wall at Rotary

Retired Sgt. Maj. Tony Supthin from the West Chatham Detachment of the Marine Corps League spoke to the Rotary Club of Effingham County about their sponsorship of the "Vietnam Moving Wall" in Pooler from Oct. 28-Nov. 1.
The Moving Wall is a half scale replica of the Vietnam Wall, the Vietnam memorial in Washington, D.C. A group of Vietnam veterans put together the mobile version of the wall so that people across the U.S. could experience the Vietnam memorial.
The West Chatham Detachment of the Marine Corps League worked with support from many area residents and businesses to ...

November 04, 2010 | Staff Report | Around Town

Eitel completes AIT

Army Pvt. Wesley D. Eitel Jr. has graduated from the Fire Support Specialist Advanced Individual Training course at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla. The field artillery specialists serve in intelligence activities including target processing in field artillery, cannon battalions, division artillery, artillery and maneuver brigade and headquarters and fire support elements.
The course is designed to train students to establish, maintain, and operate radio and wire communications and speech security equipment, including encoding and decoding messages. They also must prepare and maintain daily staff journals, fire support situation maps, charts and other fire support and target processing procedures, records, and documents ...

November 04, 2010 | Staff Report | Around Town

Turner promoted to senior master sergeant

Master Sgt. Darryl L. Turner has earned promotion to the senior non-commissioned officer's rank of senior master sergeant. Senior Master Sgt.
Turner serves as the aircraft maintenance Superintendent working in the aircraft maintenance office at Savannah's Combat Readiness Training Center (CRTC), Georgia Air National Guard. The CRTC is headquartered across the airfield from the Savannah-Hilton Head International Airport.
Senior master sergeants are key, experienced, operational leaders, skilled at merging their personnel's talents, skills and resources with other teams' functions to most effectively accomplish the mission. Senior master sergeants continue to develop their leadership and management skills in ...

November 04, 2010 | Staff Report | Around Town

State troopers starting Toys for Tots drive

ATLANTA-With the holiday season rapidly approaching, Col. Bill Hitchens, commissioner of the Georgia Department of Public Safety, announced that the Department will again be collecting toys for the Toys for Tots Program.
He said Georgia State Troopers, officers with the Department's Motor Carrier Compliance Division, and Capitol Police officers are teaming with the
U.S. Marine Corps Reserve for the 2010 Toys for Tots program.
Collection boxes are being placed at the 48 Georgia State Patrol posts across the state. The toys donated should be new and unwrapped and may be dropped off at the GSP posts between ...

November 04, 2010 | Staff Report | Around Town

Effingham CAP to start model rocketry

Each Tuesday, the cadets of the Effingham Cadet Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol meet to learn about aviation, aerospace engineering, search and rescue, and leadership.
The local squadron meets from 6-8 p.m. at 226 Goshen Rd. in building 500, room 507.
The Civil Air Patrol (CAP) is a volunteer, civilian auxiliary arm of the U.S. Air Force.
The cadet squadron is open to those ages 12 to 21. Membership is $30 annually, for adult members it is $69 annually.
Joining the Civil Air Patrol gives youth interested in flying significant exposure to aviation. Cadets don't learn ...

November 04, 2010 | Staff Report | Around Town

Infant, mother improving after being struck

A teenage mother and her infant daughter are recovering after being struck by a vehicle Saturday evening.
The accident occurred Saturday around 7:30 p.m., according to Rincon Police Chief Mike Bohannon. The mother, 16 years old, had her 10-month-old baby in a stroller as they attempted to cross West 9th Street near Anderson Street. The area is unlit, Bohannon said.
A 68-year-old driver in a Mercedes struck the mother and child.
For the complete story, see Tuesday's edition of the Herald.

October 25, 2010 | Staff Report | Around Town

Work on historic Effingham Courthouse almost complete

Contractors working on the rehabilitation of the historic Effingham Courthouse are working on a punch list of touch up items as they have hit the mark for substantial completion.
County project manager Adam Kobek said Hussey, Gay, Bell and DeYoung and Greenline Architecture representatives have completed their walk-throughs on the courthouse. The project will be completed by Nov. 4, he said. The team of J.T. Turner Construction, Hussey, Gay, Bell and DeYoung and Greenline won the bid for the design-build renovation of the 101-year-old courthouse.
The original courthouse, built in 1909 and placed on the National Register of Historic ...

October 25, 2010 | Staff Report | Around Town

Local advocates attend statewide Arc conference

Two local advocates attended the Arc of Georgia annual conference and business meeting on Sept. 24 and 25 at the Anderson Conference Center in Macon.
The keynote address was given by Beth Mount, currently from New York City and originally from Georgia. She has worked for 35 years toward the ideal that every person with a disability can be a valued member of community life. Her talk centered on finding the gifts that people with disabilities have and person-centered planning.
Workshops included: The Road to Employment - Success Stories from Self-Advocates from Albany ARC (Area Resource Center); Growing Grassroots Advocacy, conducted ...

September 30, 2010 | Staff Report | Around Town

Habitat visit

George Groce, development director of Habitat for Humanity of Effingham County, shared with the Rotary Club of Effingham the various projects that have been completed over the past year as well as future builds that will be taking place soon.
Habitat will be accepting applications on Oct. 12 at 7 p.m. at the Administrative Building in Springfield. Contact Groce at 826-6433 prior for application requirements.
For more information on Habitat for Humanity of Effingham visit

September 20, 2010 | Staff Report | Around Town

Rotary gets info on ALS

Liz Bohling, patient services provider, gave a presentation on amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS at an Effingham Sunrise Rotary meeting. It is a disease of the nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord that control voluntary muscle movement. ALS is also known as Lou Gehrig's disease. For more information about ALS, call Bohling at (478) 342-0292 or e-mail her at

September 20, 2010 | Staff Report | Around Town

Kesslers named fair parade grand marshals

Thomas and Ramona Kessler have been selected as the grand marshals for the 2010 Effingham Fair Parade.
The Kesslers were selected by Effingham Fair Committee for their 35 years of service and support to the Effingham County Fair. Ramona Kessler has been the fair secretary/treasurer for more than 30 years.
The main reason the Kesslers have been involved in the fair is to promote agriculture and to educate the general public on the agricultural issues.
"As the result of having my parents involved in the Georgia Mountain Fair in Hiawassee, I was always associated with fairs," Ramona Kessler said ...

September 06, 2010 | Staff Report | Around Town

Interacting with Rotary

Michaela Lariscy is the president of the South Effingham High School Interact Club and shared with the Effingham Rotary Club her experience this past summer attending Rotary Youth Leadership Awards at South Georgia College which was aimed at developing leadership skills in high school students. The Interact Club is a service club for students sponsored by the Rotary Club. The Interact Club completed several service projects over the past year, and, as their international project, raised money for shelter boxes for the Haitian relief effort.

August 30, 2010 | Staff Report | Around Town

Weaver completes basic training

Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Jeffrey A. Weaver graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

July 29, 2010 | Staff Report | Around Town

Doing just swimmingly

July 12, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town

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Articles by Section - 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 ...

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 ...

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

New Ebenezer to hold benefit dinner

New Ebenezer Retreat Center will hold a benefit dinner Thursday at 7 p.m. with Leon Jacobs Jr. providing entertainment beginning at 8 p.m.

August 24, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town

McPherson named Air National Guard command chief

CLAY NATIONAL GUARD CENTER, Marietta-A Rincon resident has been named the new command chief of the Georgia Air National Guard.

August 19, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town

LDSS celebrates 10 years of service

The Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society (LDSS) is celebrating a big milestone in supporting families touched by Down syndrome. The group is entering its 10th year ...

August 19, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town

Episcopal priest shows the juggling act of life

Fr. David Rose, pastor of St Luke's Episcopal Church in Rincon, spoke to the Effingham Exchange Club about his path to the priesthood and ...

August 11, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town

Orchestra tuning up for annual ‘Our Favorites’ concert

Effingham Community Orchestra director Andrea Huff, has announced that the Orchestra will present its fifth annual "Our Favorites" concert and silent auction fundraiser Aug 23 ...

August 11, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town

Taylors Creek group seeks residents’ descendants

The Taylors Creek Cemetery Association is searching for descendants of residents of the displaced Taylors Creek community, which was located inside what is now Fort ...

August 11, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town

United Way of Coastal Empire earns top mark from Charity Navigator

United Way of the Coastal Empire has earned Charity Navigator's highest level four-star rating for sound fiscal management and commitment to accountability for the ...

August 11, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town

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