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Sheffield set to lead Christmas parade

The city of Guyton will honor its oldest citizen Saturday morning at its ninth annual Christmas Parade.

December 02, 2011 | By Calli Arnold | Around Town

Burns discusses new lines at Rotary

State Rep. Jon Burns recently spoke to the Rotary Club of Effingham County and provided an update on the status of the redistricting process for Georgia. His update included the proposed maps approved by the Georgia legislature.

December 02, 2011 | Staff Report | Around Town

Class reunion

The 1953 graduates of the Effingham Academy celebrated their 58th year at Carey Hilliard's in Pooler.

December 02, 2011 | Staff Report | Around Town

‘One nation under God’

The Exchange Club of Effingham County presented its annual "One Nation Under God" program. Retired Sgt. Maj. Tony Sutphin spoke about America's religious heritage. "To be born free is a privilege; to die free is a responsibility that we should be willing to defend," he said. Sgt. Maj. Sutphin retired after 30 years of active duty in the Marines. The Exchange Club of Effingham County meets on the first and third Wednesdays each month at the Effingham County Recreation Department on Highway 119, Springfield. For more information on the Exchange Club, visit or call Yvette Carr ...

December 02, 2011 | Staff Report | Around Town

Jenkins completes basic training

Air Force Airman Matthew A. Jenkins graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

December 02, 2011 | Staff Report | Around Town

Christmas at Ebenezer

The first Historic Christmas at Ebenezer was held Sunday, Nov. 27 at New Ebenezer Retreat Center.

November 28, 2011 | Staff Report | Around Town

Saddlin’ up for a cause

Staffordshire Equestrian Center hosted a fall festival horseshow and mini horse expo recently to benefit Faith Equestrian Therapeutic Center. Bonnie Gentry of FETC hopes to maintain and develop the partnership with Staffordshire and to make this event their big annual fundraiser.

November 28, 2011 | Staff Report | Around Town

Relief for sore feet at the next Girls Night Out

As one of the main modes of transportation, taking care of your feet is important for your everyday and long-term health. Learn easy steps you can take to give your feet some relief at Effingham Hospital's December's Girls Night Out. December's event will be held Dec. 6 from 7-9 p.m. at the Effingham Imaging Center, 110 Goshen Rd.

November 28, 2011 | Staff Report | Around Town

Rincon Christmas Parade

Another huge crowd turned out Saturday for the annual Rincon Lions Club Christmas Parade and Dickens Craft Village Festival. See these highlights and more from the Lions Club Christmas Parade in Rincon Nov. 19 in the Nov. 22 edition of the Herald and at

November 23, 2011 | Staff Report | Around Town

Making way for the Holiday Classic

In preparation for the 4-H Holiday Classic coming up Sunday at Effingham County High School, students in Bonnie Pritcher's Early Childhood Education classes and members of the ECHS FCCLA chapter rolled flatware.

November 17, 2011 | Staff Report | Around Town

A front row seat

Ordinarily, Danny Fries' vantage point of the Rincon Lions Club Christmas Parade is that of the long procession of units as he sits in the fire truck, accompanying Santa Claus.

November 17, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town

Colon completes basic training

Army Pvt. Angel D. Rivera Colon has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.

November 15, 2011 | Staff Report | Around Town

Local author signs

Effingham resident Angie Usher signed and sold copies of her new and first book "Firefly Tails, Bright Trails, and Fishy Tales," a book of 10 short stories and poems, at Teach Right Saturday.

November 15, 2011 | Staff Report | Around Town

GSP out in force as part of ‘Click It or Ticket’ effort

Georgia State Troopers are joining law enforcement officers across the country for Operation Click It or Ticket to promote seat belt and child passenger safety for the holidays.

November 15, 2011 | Staff Report | Around Town

State Patrol begins Toys for Tots drive

Col. Mark McDonough, commissioner of the Georgia Department of Public Safety, has announced that the Georgia State Patrol, the Motor Carrier Compliance Division and the Capitol Police Unit will be participating for the third year in the Toys for Tots program.

November 15, 2011 | Staff Report | Around Town

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