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Claxton completes Navy basic training

Navy Seaman Michael C. Claxton, son of Andrew and Dorothy Claxton of Rincon recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.

December 05, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Former paratrooper reflects on meaning of Veterans Day

Young paratroopers, some just back from the front lines of the global war on terror in Iraq, listened intently as James Sapp talked about his early days in the airborne infantry.

December 02, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Around Town


FORCE to hit the roof for food drive

On Nov. 13, beginning at 1:30 p.m., the FORCE steering committee (composed of Lisa Bush, Janice Mydell, Glenda King, Elaine Spencer and Bonnie Dixon) will "go to new heights" to help raise food for the pantries by climbing onto the roof top of a local business and staying there until 1,000-canned food items have been collected and brought to the designated location.

December 02, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Kramer named president of Effingham HBA chapter

Jeff Kramer was installed as president of the Effingham County chapter of the Home Builders Association of Greater Savannah. Kramer is the vice president of construction for Ernest Homes.

December 02, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Rotary targets wiping out polio

Jeff Kublin, Rotary International assistant district governor for District 6920, speaks to The Rotary Club of Effingham County about the Rotary International Foundation. Rotary's worldwide goal of eradicating polio is aided by the $1 million matching grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Incidences of polio are still found in Pakistan, Afghanistan, India and Nigeria.

December 02, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Shedding some light on natural gas

Frank Ray, of Atlanta Gas and Light, talks to Rotary Club of Effingham.

November 28, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


ACS pays visit to Sunrise Rotary

Victoria Ten Broeck with the American Cancer Society told the Sunrise Rotary Club about all the services provided by the ACS. In addition to a great volume of cancer research, the ACS provides local services including education for the public and support for cancer patients. Their toll free number is 1-800-ACS-2345.

November 28, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Rotarians urged to get flu shots

Joe Adkins, Rotarian and director of the Effingham County Health Department, told the Sunrise club why flu shots are important.

November 25, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Effingham Rotary Club greets District Governor

The Rotary Club of Effingham County met with district governor Kenan Kern at its board meeting prior to a recent regular club meeting.

November 25, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Around Town


Cannon completes basic training

Army National Guard Pvt. Jordan D. Cannon has graduated basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.

November 25, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Stevens completes basic training

Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Jason M. Stevens has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

November 25, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Georgia-Pacific mill humming right along

Russ McCollister, manager of Georgia-Pacific operations at the Savannah River Mill in Rincon, spoke to Effingham County Rotary Club members at their regular meeting.

November 14, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Shaner completes basic training

Army National Guard Pfc. Garrett M. Shaner has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.

November 14, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Boyd makes house call on Sunrise Rotary

November 11, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Guyton’s This and That Sale

November 11, 2008 | Angela Mensing | Around Town


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Back-to-School Blowout brings big crowd

The United Way, Effingham Recreation and Parks and other sponsors welcomed a big crowd to the annual Back-to-School Blowout on Tuesday.

July 31, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Rincon recognizes Freedom Rings Parade winners

Rincon City Council honored float entry winners from the Freedom Rings Parade at Monday night's meeting.

July 31, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Strickland Funeral Home, supplier come through for Treutlen House

A grant from the York Children's Foundation and matched by Thomas C. Strickland and Sons Funeral Home will assist the Treutlen House at New Ebenezer with its day-to-day expenses.

July 28, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Fortsons receive Golden Deeds Award

The Exchange Club of Effingham honored a local husband and wife for their commitment to helping others in the community.

July 28, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


Red Cross facing shortages of all blood types

The American Red Cross is facing a looming blood shortage, leading to an urgent need for donors of all blood types to roll up a sleeve and give.

July 24, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


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