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Breathing life into the ‘immortal 600’

As notorious as the conditions that made the prisoner of war camp at Andersonville infamous, life was no better and perhaps even worse for the "immortal 600," said Allison Perry III.

April 27, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Around Town


‘New’ addition at Living History Site

The Historic Effingham Society moved the Zittrouer-Seckinger house from Highway 119 between Springfield and Clyo to the Living History Site on Friday.

April 27, 2009 | Sandi Van Orden | Around Town


Preserving heritage

April 27, 2009 | Staff Report | Around Town


Nease receives Golden Deeds Award from Exchange Club

The Exchange Club of Effingham presented their prestigious "Golden Deeds Award" to Gussie Nease at the Springfield United Methodist Church service on Sunday morning. This award is given to individuals who exhibit outstanding qualities and acts of service to others.

April 23, 2009 | Staff Report | Around Town


Options for teen pregnancy

Laura Devisscher speaks to Rotarians about the services and needs of the Pregnancy Care Center of Rincon.

April 23, 2009 | Staff Report | Around Town


Rotary learns about hospital program

Jennifer Cobb, speech/language pathologist at Effingham Hospital, told the Effingham Sunrise Rotary Club about new treatments available at Effingham Hospital for dysphagia or difficulty swallowing. The medical disorder impacts mostly older patients with a cognitive impairment. The hospital offers services to help achieve optimal communication with speech impairments. The Sunrise Rotary Club meets at the Guyton Christian Church Center, 105 Third St., Guyton, Tuesday mornings at 7:30 a.m. More information is available on its Web site www.effinghamrotary.org

April 23, 2009 | Staff Report | Around Town


O’Neal speaks to Sunrise Rotary

Effingham Rotary Sunrise President Bonnie Dixon thanks Darrell O'Neal for his presentation on environmental health. O'Neal works with the Department of Public Health to ensure that local restaurants are complying with FDA food code regulations. He also does testing for public pools and well water.

April 20, 2009 | Staff Report | Around Town


Gourd retreat-southern style

The Gourd Retreat-Southern Style was held at Ebenezer Retreat Center on March 26-29. The retreat sponsored an auction to benefit the Low Country Down Syndrome Society at its Saturday night banquet. Gourd artists from all over the country came together at the retreat sponsored by Charlotte Durrence to take classes with other gourd friends. These artists donated many pieces of gourd art to be auctioned. They had artists from as far away as Arizona and Connecticut and many from North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, Georgia and other states. The total raised for LCDSS was $2,500. The auction was in ...

April 20, 2009 | Staff Report | Around Town


Churches support Manna House

Bethesda United Methodist Church recently made a donation of $1,200 to Manna House Ministries. First Baptist Church of Rincon also sent a special offering of $1,057 for the ministry. Rincon United Methodist, Faith Presbyterian, St. Luke's Episcopal, Bethel Lutheran, Mizpah United Methodist, and Faith Baptist Church contributed more than 500 pounds of food during the March.

April 20, 2009 | Staff Report | Around Town


Rincon update for Rotary

Rincon Mayor Ken Lee introduced Rincon's new city manager, Mike Phillips, and the city's new chief of police, Mike Bohannon, to members of the Rotary Club of Effingham County.

April 16, 2009 | Staff Report | Around Town


Going green

Effingham Rotary Sunrise President Bonnie Dixon presents Daniel Westcot of the Georgia Forestry Commission with a commemorative pen. Westcot presented the club with the latest information on benefits of having green spaces, planted forests and ecological balance.

April 13, 2009 | Staff Report | Around Town


Rooker finishes basic training

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

April 13, 2009 | Staff Report | Around Town


Easter at Care Center

The residents at Effingham Care Center made Easter bonnets on April 8. The bonnets were made out of paper plates, multi-colored flowers and lace. The residents had a great time using their creativity to make these one of a kind bonnets.

April 13, 2009 | Staff Report | Around Town


Food Lion roars for Manna House

Manna House Ministries Director Lisa Bush, Food Lion Manager James Curry and Sonya Singletary show off the shopping carts of food donated to Manna House.

April 09, 2009 | Staff Report | Around Town


Mr. and Mrs. Effingham Care Center crowned

John Chancey and Eveline Reiser were crowned Mr. and Mrs. Care Center for 2009.

April 06, 2009 | Staff Report | Around Town


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Scotts named one of America’s ‘coolest black families’

An Effingham County family has been featured in a national magazine as a "coolest black family in America."

March 03, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Chamber sets table for annual Taste of Effingham

The Effingham Chamber's fifth annual Taste of Effingham is scheduled for March 5 from 5-7 p.m. Chamber Director Rick Lott said that as of Feb. 18, 18 booths signed up to provide food and beverage to the audience at the Effingham County Recreation and Parks gymnasium on Highway 119 in Springfield.

February 24, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Colton graduates from basic training

Air Force Airman Christopher L. Colton graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas.

February 24, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Baeten completes Eagle Scout project

Trevor Baeten has finished his Eagle Scout project of building and installing new picnic tables at the Effingham County Methodist Campground and at Springfield United Methodist Church.

February 18, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Groups see need for transitional housing

Two organizations dedicated to housing initiatives are hoping to help establish more places for lower-income families to live in Effingham County.

February 17, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town


Kennedy graduates from basic training

Air Force Airman Bobby X. Kennedy graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas.

February 17, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


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