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Bohannon attends chiefs conference

As part of his continuing education and training in the administration of law enforcement, Chief Mike Bohannon of the Rincon Police Department recently attended the 2011 Annual Summer Training conference sponsored by the Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police.

August 01, 2011 | Staff Report | Around Town


Mobley chosen as Georgia Conservancy coastal director

ATLANTA-The Georgia Conservancy has announced the selection of Clay Mobley as its coastal director. Mobley, a Savannah native, will lead the Conservancy's coastal operations from its office in Savannah.

August 01, 2011 | Staff Report | Around Town


Shining Stars shine during parade

Rincon Mayor Ken Lee awards The Shining Stars for winning first place in the city's annual Fourth of July Parade. The Shining Stars, Disabilities for Christ, gathers on Thursdays at 4:30 p.m. to have food, fun and fellowship in the fellowship hall of The Rincon First Christian Church located at 5835 Highway 21 South in Rincon. For questions call the church at 826-2224 or Kaye Hunt at (912) 224-2670.

July 28, 2011 | Staff Report | Around Town


Sharpe graduates from basic training

Air National Guard Airman Kayla R. Sharpe graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

July 28, 2011 | Staff Report | Around Town


American Legion backs the Mars

Gussie Nease of the Mars Theatre Project and Wayne Kight, chairman of the Springfield Revitalization Corporation, were guests of the American Legion Post 209 for the purpose of accepting a $1,000 donation from the American Legion to the Mars Theater.

July 25, 2011 | Staff Report | Around Town


Garden Club earns honors

Betty Waller and Beth Mosley from Springfield Garden Club attended the National Garden Club convention in Washington, D.C.

July 25, 2011 | Staff Report | Around Town


Sunrise Rotary caps a successful year

The Rotary Club of Effingham, Sunrise, celebrated a successful year ending in June.

July 21, 2011 | Staff Report | Around Town


Audesey graduates from basic, AIT at Benning

Army Pvt. Walter R. Audesey has graduated from the Infantryman One Station Unit Training at Fort Benning. The training consists of Basic Infantry Training and Advanced Individual Training.

July 18, 2011 | Staff Report | Around Town


Galipeau completes basic training

Army National Guard Pfc. Andrew T. Galipeau has graduated from Basic Combat Training at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla.

July 18, 2011 | Staff Report | Around Town


Barksdale graduates from basic training

Air National Guard Airman Brianna N. Barksdale graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

July 18, 2011 | Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Malphrus graduates from basic training

Army National Guard Pfc. Brandon M. Malphrus has graduated from Basic Combat Training at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla.

July 18, 2011 | Staff Report | Around Town


Clyo Eastern Star youth shine at Grand Youth Session

The 35th Grand Youth Session of the Order of the Eastern Star-PH was held in Riverdale on April 22-23 at the Prince Hall Grand East. There are 37 youth chapters in the Grand Youth Chapter. Ten of Clyo chapter's 14 members attended the session.

July 18, 2011 | Staff Report | Around Town


Fox Theatre visits the mars

Representatives from the Fox Theatre Institute in Atlanta met with Gussie Nease, part of the effort to restore Springfield's Mars Theatre, on July 4.

July 11, 2011 | Staff Report | Around Town


Seckinger graduates from basic training

Air National Guard Airman Emmanuel J. Seckinger graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

July 11, 2011 | Staff Report | Around Town


IDA’s Rahn earns Henry Adams Medal from AIA

Erin Rahn of the Effingham County IDA was awarded the American Institute of Architects Henry Adams Medal for her Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) Master of Architecture thesis design of the Research Forest Community and Recreational Area.

July 07, 2011 | Staff Report | Around Town


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Fun, games and more at Guyton community picnic

The city of Guyton's community picnic drew a big crowd to the civic center Saturday, with games and entertainment throughout the afternoon.

August 03, 2016 | Staff report | Around Town


FETC holds special needs camp

Faith Equestrian Therapeutic Center held its first special needs horse camp from July 18-22. The PATH International certified center holds weekly camps for able-bodied children ...

August 03, 2016 | Staff report | Around Town


Law enforcement thankful for support

Ostensibly, it was a chance for the community to show its support for law enforcement at the Effingham County Sheriff's Office last Tuesday evening.

August 02, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


New Ebenezer Family Life Centre named for Kessler

It took some planning and legerdemain to get Richard Kessler and his family on the New Ebenezer Retreat Center grounds Monday morning.

August 02, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


NAACP to hold Freedom Fund banquet Sept. 10

The Effingham County branch of the NAACP will hold its annual Freedom Fund and Honors Banquet on Sept. 10 at the Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Association ...

July 27, 2016 | Staff report | Around Town


In the swim of things

Swimmers from the Effingham YMCA swim team held a swimathon last Wednesday, all in an effort to raise money for the Y's LIveStrong program.

July 20, 2016 | Staff report | Around Town


Local Cub Scouts pitch in for Backpack Buddies

On June 14, members of Cub Scout Pack 691 helped Effingham Backpack Buddies prepare food packs for distribution. Bear Cubs Nathan Hall and Marshall Geddings ...

July 20, 2016 | Staff report | Around Town


Girl Scouts dip their toes into waters of marine science

In June, Girl Scouts from Troop 30197 of Guyton earned their Coastal Georgia badge while also making friends. The girls met up with three other ...

July 20, 2016 | Staff report | Around Town


Guyton to hold annual community picnic

The city of Guyton will hold its annual community picnic at the Guyton Public Safety Complex on July 30 from 4-8 p.m.

July 13, 2016 | Staff report | Around Town


Rincon fires up the 4th

Thousands packed into Freedom Park on Friday for the city of Rincon's Freedom Rings, which included a laser show and fireworks.

July 06, 2016 | Staff report | Around Town


YMCA names connector for Purcell

It was 1999 when Toby Tyler and Pete Lancaster reached out to Ann Purcell to pitch the idea of a YMCA branch in Effingham County ...

July 06, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Coastal Pet Rescue to hold adoption event at the Mars

The Mars Theatre along with Coast Pet Rescue will hold a pet adoption event on July 9 from 10 a.m.-noon at the theatre ...

June 29, 2016 | Staff report | Around Town


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