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Herald takes second place in GPA awards

The Effingham Herald won second place in hard news writing for its division at the Georgia Press Association's Better Newspaper Contest, held Friday night at Jekyll Island.

June 13, 2011 | Staff Report | Around Town


Brownies turn cookies into orchestra support

Girl Scout Brownie Troop No. 30197 made a very special visit to Effingham Community Orchestra's May 1 rehearsal. They arrived to complete a mission they had been working on since the beginning of their cookie sale campaign.

June 10, 2011 | Staff Report | Around Town


GSP joining Summer H.EA.T.

The Georgia State Patrol has announced its participation with law enforcement officers across the state for the annual "100 Days of Summer H.E.A.T." campaign. The high visibility enforcement program's goal is to reduce traffic deaths during the summer.

June 10, 2011 | Staff Report | Around Town


New graduates from basic training

Air National Guard Airman Lewis C. New graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

June 09, 2011 | Staff Report | Around Town


Gilder completes basic training

Air Force Airman 1st Class Danielle J. Gilder graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

June 09, 2011 | Staff Report | Around Town


State honors Effingham County Prison with award

A trophy from the state is a point of pride for the men and women at the Effingham County Prison.

June 06, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Civilian engineer team heads to Iraq

After months of extensive training throughout the country and the world, a team of eight local professionals with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District deployed to Iraq this weekend to provide specialized engineering support to U.S. troops and assist with construction projects.

June 06, 2011 | Staff Report | Around Town


Young graduates from basic training

Air Force Airman Dundrea M. Young graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

June 06, 2011 | Staff Report | Around Town


Spivey completes basic training

Air National Guard Airman Joshua D. Spivey graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

June 06, 2011 | Staff Report | Around Town


Patterson honored for his service

As the Sunrise Rotary Club recipient of the Service Above Self Award, Frank Patterson took very little credit for his work.

June 02, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Exchange hears about real estate market

Scott Morgan and Chriss Allen from Savannah River Mortgage recently spoke to the Effingham Exchange Club about changes in home mortgages and the real estate market in this area. Mark Czachowski, program director, thanked Morgan and Allen for their informative presentation.

June 02, 2011 | Staff Report | Around Town


YMCA, Spine & Sport announce partnership

The YMCA of Coastal Georgia will be partnering with local Physical Therapy Company Spine & Sport to offer their members free injury assessments on site. The partnership gives an added value to the members of the YMCA in the case they have an injury or pain that they need to see someone about.

June 02, 2011 | Staff Report | Around Town


State Patrol plans for busy weekend

ATLANTA-Plan carefully, use caution, and buckle up are the recommendations from the Georgia State Patrol for a safe Memorial Day holiday weekend.

May 26, 2011 | Staff Report | Around Town


Local CASA volunteers attend state conference

Ten community CASA volunteers from CASA program for the Ogeechee Judicial Circuit attended the Georgia CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) state conference in Atlanta on April 16 to enhance their skills as CASA volunteers as they work with abused and neglected children involved in juvenile court proceedings.

May 26, 2011 | Staff Report | Around Town


EFACEC visits Exchange Club

Joe Martucci was thanked by Effingham Exchange Club President, Pete Lancaster for speaking to the club about the history of EFACEC and the specialized transformers than the company manufactures at its Effingham plant - its first U.S. manufacturing venture.

May 23, 2011 | Staff Report | Around Town


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Dixon honored for 25 years at United Way’s helm

She'll still be busy, Bonnie Dixon insisted. It's just that her time from now on will be occupied by other pursuits - such as ...

January 12, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Exchange Club’s Empty Stocking Fund tops $24K in donations

The Effingham Exchange Club has completed its Empty Stocking Fund campaign, raising $24,216.32. All contributions went to families in Effingham County.

January 12, 2016 | Staff report | Around Town


Blood drive to be held in honor of birthday

A blood drive will be held Friday in honor of Don Sikes' 80th birthday.

January 05, 2016 | Staff report | Around Town


Building a dream

Over the next several weeks, a covered arena will be erected at Faith Equestrian Therapeutic Center, a tribute to and a manifestation of the dream ...

January 05, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Gingy Project honors late ECHS band member, backs Empty Stocking Fund

The Gingy Project, a community service venture founded to honor the memory of Raheem Morris, presented a check Dec. 20 for $700.32 to Reggie ...

December 29, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Commendation for EHS

Roger Coursey, representing The National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution, presented a certificate of commendation to Effingham Health System. Michael Murphy received ...

December 29, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Scouts bring a smile

Girl Scout Troop 30197 helped an effort to spread an abundance of smiles to those in nursing homes, those in hospitals, military personnel stationed overseas ...

December 22, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Real estate pros deliver for the holidays

Effingham County real estate agents joined forces to collect and distribute Christmas presents and food to nine families through Family Promise and Effingham Victim Witness ...

December 22, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Dickey to succeed Dixon at helm of United Way

United Way of the Coastal Empire President Gregg Schroeder has announced that Julie Dickey will succeed Bonnie Dixon as Effingham area director.

December 22, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Donations continue to come in for Empty Stocking Fund

The Exchange Club of Effingham's Empty Stocking Fund campaign will continue to take donations after Christmas.

December 22, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Young Farmers hold awards banquet

Freddie Waltz was named the farmer of the year, and Steve Smith was named agribusinessman of the year at the annual Effingham County Young Farmers ...

December 15, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Rincon UMC pastor visits Exchange Club

At its Dec. 3 meeting, the Effingham Exchange Club heard Melissa Traver, pastor of Rincon United Methodist Church, speak about Jesus' message of being the ...

December 15, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Empty Stocking Fund donations continue

The Exchange Club of Effingham's Empty Stocking Fund campaign is continuing.

December 15, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Legion, Home Depot ally forces for veteran in need

Members of American Legion Post 209 and Home Depot employees joined forces Saturday to help a veteran in need.

December 15, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Hospital collects more than 900 toys in drive

Thanks to Effingham Health System employees, hundreds of kids will get a little something under the Christmas tree.

December 15, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


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