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Hynes welcomed to Rotary

Stan Sparks welcomes Tess Hynes into The Rotary Club of Effingham County.

February 16, 2009 | Staff Report | Around Town


Troop 691 Scouts help Explorers with lifesaving skills

Boy Scouts from Troop 691 used their makeup skills to expose the Explorer Scouts of the Effingham County Sheriff's Department Explorer program to realistic wounds and physical injuries of all types.

February 12, 2009 | Staff Report | Around Town


Historic Effingham Society celebrates anniversary

February 09, 2009 | Sandi Van Orden | Around Town


Venture Crew, Fire Explorers attend Winterfest

Effingham Fire Rescue Venture Crew 691 and Bloomingdale Fire Explorer Post 124 attended the 2009 Winterfest event in Gatlinburg, Tenn. Both groups are part of the Coastal Empire Council Boy Scouts of America.

February 09, 2009 | Staff Report | Around Town


Sunrise Rotary receives updates

Sunrise Rotary President Bonnie Dixon rewarded both a judge and an assistant governor at the meeting last week.

February 09, 2009 | Staff Report | Around Town


Schnase earns top honor in Omaha

Susan Arnsdorff Schnase, daughter of Gordon and Clara Sue Arnsdorff and granddaughter of the late Alton and Saralyn Arnsdorff of Springfield, was named one of the Ten Outstanding Young Omahans by the Omaha, Neb., Jaycees last month.

February 05, 2009 | Staff Report | Around Town


Mobley re-elected to chair hospital trustees

L. Stephen Mobley was re-elected chairman of the Effingham Hospital Board of Trustees at their meeting Tuesday night in the hospital's community room.

February 05, 2009 | Staff Report | Around Town


STARs steal the show

Jeffery Hancock was named the Effingham County School System STAR student Thursday at the Rotary Club of Effingham County's meeting. Hancock is South Effingham High School's STAR student. He chose Carla Dean, his eighth grade earth sciences teacher, as his STAR teacher. Hancock will be attending Georgia Tech.

January 29, 2009 | Sandi Van Orden | Around Town


United Way surprises Snyder

The United Way recognized Linda Snyder's years of volunteer work with the organization at a surprise reception Wednesday.

January 29, 2009 | Sandi Van Orden | Around Town


Retired officers group installs new leaders

The Savannah Chapter of the Military Officers Association (SAMOA) installed its new officers for 2009-10 at a Jan. 16 dinner at the Carey Hilliard's on Abercorn Street.

January 29, 2009 | Staff Report | Around Town


Baking up a storm

Chamber members gathered together last Thursday to bake loaves of raisin bread that would be taken to state officials Monday during Effingham Day at the Capitol.

January 26, 2009 | Sandi Van Orden | Around Town


A thanks for support

State Sen. Jack Hill (R-Reidsville) receives a check from Effingham Hospital and Care Center CEO Norma Jean Morgan.

January 26, 2009 | Staff Report | Around Town


A prayer shawl of many colors

January 26, 2009 | Staff Report | Around Town


Two Rincon troopers were a part of inauguration detail

Fifty members of the Georgia State Patrol served as part of the largest security detail for a presidential inauguration in the nation's history, including two from Rincon's Post 42.

January 26, 2009 | Staff Report | Around Town


UWCE receives a 4-star rating

United Way of the Coastal Empire is proud to announce that for the first time they have been awarded a Four-Star rating by Charity Navigator, America's largest independent evaluator of charitable organizations.

January 22, 2009 | Staff Report | Around Town


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United Way prize surprise

Ebenezer Elementary School teacher Carlette Fulcher was the first winner in the weekly prize drawings as part of the United Way of Effingham County's 2014 fundraising campaign.

October 21, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Mossy Oak welcomes 40th bluegrass and gospel festival

The 40th Bluegrass and Gospel Music Festival runs Wednesday through Sunday morning at Mossy Oak Music Park. Visitors to the 34-acre park will enjoy bluegrass and gospel music done in the old school, traditional acoustic style, as well as great high lonesome vocal harmonies.

October 14, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Springfield celebrates annual fall festival

Another big crowd packed Laurel Street for the annual Springfield Fall Festival over the weekend.

October 14, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Raising the roof

The livestock barn at the Effingham County Fairgrounds has a new look.

October 14, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Chamber hosts business after hours

The Effingham Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting recently for Vision Financial in Rincon.

October 14, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Capacity crowd watches SEHS edge ECHS for region title

A packed house at Rebel Field saw a thriller between the South Effingham Lady Mustangs and Effingham County Lady Rebels for the Region 3-AAAAA softball championship Thursday.

October 09, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


More than 100 volunteers turn out for Rivers Alive cleanup

The largest ever and third annual Rivers Alive Savannah River Cleanup removed nearly one ton of recyclable material and trash from the Savannah River on Sept. 27, thanks to the dedication of 123 volunteers.

October 07, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Fat check for Treutlen House

Fat Tony's Garage raised $2,300 for the Treutlen House at New Ebenezer through sales of its 2015 calendar.

October 07, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Springfield Fire Department receives Norfolk Southern grant

Springfield Fire Chief Travis Zittrouer received a check for $1,000 from Norfolk Southern Corporation for the Springfield Volunteer Fire Department.

October 07, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Parent University visits Exchange Club

The Exchange Club of Effingham County learned about Parent University-Effingham, a program that bridges the gap between home, school and community by offering free learning sessions to assist parents in supporting their children to achieve their goals in school and life.

October 07, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Lyons graduates from basic training

Air Force Airman Dustin E. Lyons graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas.

October 07, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Oktoberfest draws crowd of about 3,500

Effingham Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Rick Lott estimated the crowd for the fifth annual Oktoberfest at about 3,500 for the two days, a little bit down from last year.

September 30, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


State Patrol troop honored at Governor’s Challenge Awards

MACON - The Georgia State Patrol's Troop I was one of several law enforcement agencies to take home a prize last Wednesday when the Governor's Office of Highway Safety hosted its 15th annual Governor's Challenge Awards at the Macon Centreplex.

September 30, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


ECSO conducts in-house jail officer training

Fifteen law enforcement students graduated Friday from basic jail officer training at the Effingham County Sheriff's Office. This was the first in-house jail officer school hosted by ECSO.

September 30, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Businessmen pitch in to put fresh coats of paint on Treutlen House

A group of businessmen recently spruced up the Treutlen House at New Ebenezer.

September 30, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


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