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Effingham County Fair Pageant

There were 58 contestants in 11 age groups competing Saturday in the annual Effingham Fair Pageant.

October 24, 2011 | Staff Report | Around Town


CAP’s Bush receives Billy Mitchell Award

Civil Air Patrol (CAP) Effingham Cadet Squadron's Cadet Chief Master Sgt. Cody Bush was recognized Oct. 4 for receiving the General Billy Mitchell Award. This event brought with it a promotion to cadet second lieutenant and opportunities for further leadership challenges and greater responsibility.

October 24, 2011 | Staff Report | Around Town


Georgia Farm Bureau accepting hay contest entries

MACON-Georgia Farm Bureau members who grow Bermudagrass hay are encouraged to enter the GFB 2011 Quality Hay Contest. Hay entered in the contest will be tested at the University of Georgia Testing Lab using the Relative Forage Quality (RFQ) Test, which predicts fiber digestibility and likely animal intake of hay.

October 21, 2011 | Staff Report | Around Town


Goodwin completes artillery training

Army National Guard Pfc. Alex H. Goodwin has graduated from the Basic Field Artillery Cannon Crewmember Advanced Individual Training course at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla.

October 21, 2011 | Staff Report | Around Town


Raise a hand for hospital’s ‘Pink Glove Dance’ video

Effingham Hospital and Care Center employees, board members and volunteers have donned pink gloves and are showing off their original and crazy dance moves in hopes of being voted the best Pink Glove Dance video to support the fight against Breast Cancer.

October 17, 2011 | Staff Report | Around Town


‘Lunch, Laugh and Learn’ to help fight breast cancer

Laughter is sometimes the best medicine, and for women fighting breast cancer, it can provide a welcomed break from the stress associated with the disease ranked as one of the leading causes of cancer deaths in women.

October 14, 2011 | Staff Report | Around Town


Coastal Bank, CCCS team for Protect Your Identity

The Coastal Bank is partnering with Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Savannah (CCCS) to host a special Protect Your Identity event Oct. 17 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

October 10, 2011 | Staff Report | Around Town


165th Airlift Wing to mark 65th year

The 165th Airlift Wing, Georgia Air National Guard, will celebrate its 65th year in existence.

October 10, 2011 | Staff Report | Around Town


Brown retires from Air National Guard

After more than four decades of dedicated service, Master Sgt. Ron Brown is retiring from the 117th Air Control Squadron, a critical element of the Georgia Air National Guard and Georgia's Department of Defense.

October 03, 2011 | Staff Report | Around Town


Red Hats get into the scarecrow spirit

Red Hatters of Rincon show off the scarecrow they built. Red Hatters of Rincon is a chapter of the Red Hat Society, Inc. located in Fullerton, Calif.

September 30, 2011 | Staff Report | Around Town


Lunch 'n' Learn

Effingham business leaders enjoyed lunch at the Effingham Career Academy for a Lunch and Learn featuring guest speaker online community manager for Paula Deen Enterprises, Lisa Scarbrough. She enlightened them on Paula Deen's rise to fame and some of her business practices, including benefits for all 350 of Deen's employees, even the waiters, and promoting from within.

September 27, 2011 | Staff Report | Around Town


Georgia-Pacific employee wins Tybee Island getaway

United Way of the Coastal Empire congratulates James Quarterman III, an employee of Georgia Pacific Savannah River Mill, for winning a Tybee Island getaway vacation package, one of many exciting gifts from the United Way Prize Giveaway.

September 26, 2011 | Staff Report | Around Town


Dasher trains with Arc of Georgia

Nina Dasher attended the annual Arc of Georgia Conference in Macon on Sept. 15-17 at the Anderson Conference Center. David Pitonyak's topics were "Beyond Behaviors" and "The Importance of Belonging." He talked in an amusing way that being connected to the people you love is critical to emotional and physical well-being. He cites that many people experiencing disabilities are sick from loneliness. This workshop was about ideas for moving beyond interventions and coverage to a system that supports enduring, freely chosen relationships. The Arc of Effingham invites people with developmental and intellectual disabilities and their families to join.

September 22, 2011 | Staff Report | Around Town


Lions Club seeks new home for longtime paper bin

The Rincon Lions Club is searching for a new home for its paper recycling box.

September 19, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


YMCA of Coastal Georgia receives $10,000 grant from Reeve Foundation

The YMCA of Coastal Georgia is proud to announce that it has received a $10,000 Quality of Life grant from the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation. The award was one of 77 grants totaling more than $508,000 awarded by the Reeve Foundation to nonprofit organizations nationwide that aid in providing more opportunities, access, and daily quality of life for individuals living with paralysis, their families, and caregivers. Since the program was developed in 1999 by the late Dana Reeve, over 1,900 grants have been awarded, totaling nearly $14.8 million.

September 19, 2011 | Staff Report | Around Town


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Habitat, family ready to get to work on new home

It may be a few months before the Effngham Habitat of Humanity is ready for its next family to move into a home – but both ...

March 15, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Color Effingham County Blue comes up gold for local law enforcement

Effingham County showed its true color, blue, last fall with over $1,500 in cash and prizes were awarded to the law enforcement officers and ...

March 09, 2016 | Staff report | Around Town


Josh Reddick Foundation delivers again

Oakland Athletics outfielder Josh Reddick and the Josh Reddick Foundation delivered more checks for Effingham County organizations after his fundraising efforts.

March 09, 2016 | Staff report | Around Town


Poole named CAP cadet of the year

Cadet Staff Sgt. (C/SSgt) Christopher Poole was recently awarded the cadet of the year award for Effingham Cadet Squadron, Civil Air Patrol. Poole also ...

March 09, 2016 | Staff report | Around Town


Boy Scouts’ Twin Rivers District holds honors banquet

Twin Rivers District of the Coastal Georgia Council Boy Scouts of America, held its annual Eagle Scout and adult volunteer recognition banquet at Springfield United ...

March 09, 2016 | Staff report | Around Town


Springfield High 60th reunion

The Springfield High School class of 1956 held its 60th class reunion Feb. 27 at RJ's restaurant in Statesboro.

March 09, 2016 | Staff report | Around Town


Champions all at Special Olympics

A cool morning couldn't douse the spirits and enthusiasm for the annual Special Olympics, held Friday at Effingham County High School.

March 09, 2016 | Staff report | Around Town


Big crowd turns out for taste

The Effingham Chamber of Commerce's sixth annual Taste of Effingham drew nearly 500 people to the Effingham County Recreation and Parks gymnasium to sample ...

March 09, 2016 | Staff report | Around Town


Chamber ready to dig into annual Taste of Effingham

The Effingham Chamber of Commerce's Taste of Effingham continues to add to its lineup of vendors for the event tonight.

March 03, 2016 | Staff report | Around Town


Farm Bureau members visit Gold Dome for GFB Day at the Capitol

MACON-Effingham County Farm Bureau members traveled to Atlanta on Feb. 4 to participate in Georgia Farm Bureau Day at the Capitol.

March 02, 2016 | Staff report | Around Town


Scouts honor Morgan

Local Boy Scouts paid honor to the longtime director of the Effingham County Recreation and Parks last Wednesday.

March 02, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


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