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Thornton completes basic training

Air Force Airman Jessica L. Thornton graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

February 14, 2011 | Staff Report | Around Town


Garden Club officers

The Rincon Garden Club held its Jan. 25 meeting at the home of Betty Neidlinger. Installation of the 2011-13 officers was conducted by outgoing president Dianne Sather.

February 10, 2011 | Staff Report | Around Town


Hospice Savannah's Full Circle thanks Springfield Automotive

Bereavement counselor Barbara Moss and Community Services Director Jamey Espina from Hospice Savannah's Full Circle visited with employees at Springfield Automotive recently to show their gratitude for their contributions of time and money to feed the approximately 150 staff, volunteers and campers on the first night of Camp Aloha each spring.

February 10, 2011 | Staff Report | Around Town


Home health pays call on Rotary

Deneice Knowles was the guest speaker Thursday for Rotary Club of Effingham.

February 07, 2011 | Staff Report | Around Town


Missions of Mercy Flight

Jack Schuller with Mercy Flight S E Mission spoke to the Rotary Club of Effingham about their services.

February 03, 2011 | Staff Report | Around Town


Rincon students complete Darton nursing

ALBANY-The following students from the Rincon area graduated this fall from the Darton College Nursing Program with Associate of Science degrees: Amy Chaplin, Amanda Buckholts, Kelly Hyman, and Dana Shores. They were recognized during the traditional Nursing Pinning Ceremony and are now eligible to take the licensing examination to become registered nurses.

January 24, 2011 | Staff Report | Around Town


SHRM to address how to handle workplace violence

Sgt. Ed Myrick of the Effingham County Sheriff's Office will be the guest speaker on "Preserving Human Capital: The Tactical Guide to Workplace Violence and Minimizing Loss of Life," presented by the Savannah Area Chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management.
The presentation will be held Jan. 20 at 7:30 a.m. at the First City Club, 32 Bull St. in Savannah.
Myrick will discuss an updated approach to the difficult arena of responding to workplace violence in the new economic culture. Incidents are now a matter of "when" and no longer just an "if." Address these ...

January 13, 2011 | Staff Report | Around Town


Oliver completes Marine training

The parents and grandparents of Richard Harvey Oliver Jr. announce he has graduated from boot camp at the U.S. Marine Corps Recruiting Depot at Parris Island, S.C., and Marine Combat Training at Camp Geiger, N.C.
Oliver, a 2005 graduate of South Effingham High School, will continue his education in aviation traffic control electronics at Naval Air Station Pensacola.

January 13, 2011 | Staff Report | Around Town


McPherson promoted to chief master sergeant

Senior Master Sgt. Reginald McPherson has been promoted to chief master sergeant, the highest rank that can be attained by a non-commissioned officer in the U.S. Air Force.
Chief Master Sgt. McPherson received a personal notice of the promotion to the grade of chief master sergeant from Maj. Gen. William T. Nesbitt, commander, Georgia National Guard.
Chief Master Sgt. "Reggie" McPherson is the full-time logistics readiness squadron operations compliance superintendent for the 165th Airlift Wing, Georgia Air National Guard.
He is a 30-year military veteran, a lifetime member of the Air Force Association and the Enlisted Association of the ...

January 13, 2011 | Staff Report | Around Town


Hicklen to lead MLK Jr. Day parade

Don Hicklen will serve as the grand marshal of the 2011 Martin Luther King Jr. Day Parade on Jan. 17. The parade, to be held in downtown Springfield, will begin at 10 a.m. The annual breakfast for the MLK Jr. Day Observance will begin at 7:30 a.m. and will be held in the Effingham County administrative complex.

January 10, 2011 | Staff Report | Around Town


Nelson completes basic training

Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Zackary D. Nelson graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.
The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.
Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.
He is the son of Larry Nelson of Guyton.
Nelson graduated in 2008 from South Effingham High School.

January 10, 2011 | Staff Report | Around Town


Morrissette graduates from basic training

Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Iria V. Morrissette graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.
The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.
Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.
He is the son of Cynthia Morrissette of Rincon.
Morrissette graduated in 2010 from Effingham County High School.

January 10, 2011 | Staff Report | Around Town


Webb Scholarship

Charlotte Stone, LPN, was chosen as the recipient of the 2010 Dr. Ray D. Webb Scholarship.

January 06, 2011 | Staff Report | Around Town


Pascetti completes training at Fort Benning

Here is another test.

January 03, 2011 | Staff Report | Around Town


CAP Christmas dinner

The Effingham Cadet Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol met at Sweet Water Grill for its annual Christmas dinner.
Following the meal, Squadron Commander, Lt. Richard Bush announced that Cadet Capt. Twibell will be the Squadron's Cadet Commander effective Jan. 1, 2011. Twibell set out his plans for the year which include regular meetings, several day trips and implementation of the "Cadet of the Quarter" program.
Besides the cadets and members of their families, Deputy Commander Maj. Carl Godbee and Group 6 Commander, Maj. Gene Warnock were also in attendance.
The squadron meets on Tuesdays at 6 p.m ...

December 27, 2010 | Staff Report | Around Town


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Articles by Section - Around Town


Habitat, family ready to get to work on new home

It may be a few months before the Effngham Habitat of Humanity is ready for its next family to move into a home – but both ...

March 15, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Color Effingham County Blue comes up gold for local law enforcement

Effingham County showed its true color, blue, last fall with over $1,500 in cash and prizes were awarded to the law enforcement officers and ...

March 09, 2016 | Staff report | Around Town


Josh Reddick Foundation delivers again

Oakland Athletics outfielder Josh Reddick and the Josh Reddick Foundation delivered more checks for Effingham County organizations after his fundraising efforts.

March 09, 2016 | Staff report | Around Town


Poole named CAP cadet of the year

Cadet Staff Sgt. (C/SSgt) Christopher Poole was recently awarded the cadet of the year award for Effingham Cadet Squadron, Civil Air Patrol. Poole also ...

March 09, 2016 | Staff report | Around Town


Boy Scouts’ Twin Rivers District holds honors banquet

Twin Rivers District of the Coastal Georgia Council Boy Scouts of America, held its annual Eagle Scout and adult volunteer recognition banquet at Springfield United ...

March 09, 2016 | Staff report | Around Town


Springfield High 60th reunion

The Springfield High School class of 1956 held its 60th class reunion Feb. 27 at RJ's restaurant in Statesboro.

March 09, 2016 | Staff report | Around Town


Champions all at Special Olympics

A cool morning couldn't douse the spirits and enthusiasm for the annual Special Olympics, held Friday at Effingham County High School.

March 09, 2016 | Staff report | Around Town


Big crowd turns out for taste

The Effingham Chamber of Commerce's sixth annual Taste of Effingham drew nearly 500 people to the Effingham County Recreation and Parks gymnasium to sample ...

March 09, 2016 | Staff report | Around Town


Chamber ready to dig into annual Taste of Effingham

The Effingham Chamber of Commerce's Taste of Effingham continues to add to its lineup of vendors for the event tonight.

March 03, 2016 | Staff report | Around Town


Farm Bureau members visit Gold Dome for GFB Day at the Capitol

MACON-Effingham County Farm Bureau members traveled to Atlanta on Feb. 4 to participate in Georgia Farm Bureau Day at the Capitol.

March 02, 2016 | Staff report | Around Town


Scouts honor Morgan

Local Boy Scouts paid honor to the longtime director of the Effingham County Recreation and Parks last Wednesday.

March 02, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


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