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Cadets graduate from the 85th Georgia State Patrol trooper school

ATLANTA - Forty-nine new Georgia State troopers will soon be patrolling Georgia roads after completing the 85th Georgia State Patrol Trooper School.

September 16, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Lindamood completes basic training

Air National Guard Airman David A. Lindamood has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

September 16, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Scott receives Helmey Humanitarian Award

Effingham Hospital celebrated its 39th anniversary with the naming of this year's C. Edward Helmey Humanitarian Award winner Saturday morning.

September 16, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Pevey to be in Miss Georgia USA/Teen USA

Brooke Lyndsay Pevey of Springfield, daughter of Terrell and Dana Pevey, has been selected to participate in the 2009 Miss Georgia USA/Teen USA Pageant.

September 12, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Air Guard NCOs receive honors

Two non-commissioned officers of the 165th Airlift Wing, Georgia Air National Guard have been named to honors by Air Force Association of Georgia at its annual convention in Warner Robins. The convention was held Aug. 9 at the Museum of Aviation Flight and Technology Center.

September 09, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Class of 1947 holds reunion

September 09, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Hodges completes infantry training

Army Pvt. Mitchell L. Hodges Jr. has graduated from the Infantryman One Station Unit Training at Fort Benning. The training consists of basic infantry training and advanced individual training.

September 09, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Sunrise Rotary pins two new members

The Effingham Sunrise Rotary inducted two new members recently.

September 09, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Atkinson completes master’s degree at University of Georgia

Jamie Craig Atkinson, a 1989 graduate of Effingham County High School, and current resident of Washington, graduated with his Master of Education degree in science education from the University of Georgia.

September 05, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Visit from Rotary Governor

Effingham Sunrise Rotary President Bonnie Dixon presents Rotary District Governor Kenan Kern and his wife Beth Kern with a celebratory gift basket.

September 05, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Rotary teams with United Way

September 05, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | Around Town


New Ebenezer summer servant work camps

The New Ebenezer Retreat Center hosted four Servant Work Camps this summer. These work camps are designed to assist those in need such as senior citizens and those with disabilities. Each group spends one week working on the many projects that the retreat center sets up for them.

September 02, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Farm Bill impacts at Rotary

State Rep. Jon Burns and Sunrise Rotary President Bonnie Dixon present Wes Harris with the Rotary ink pen.

September 02, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Sunrise Rotary gives money, school supplies to Guyton Elementary

The Rotary Club of Effingham Sunrise presented Guyton Elementary School with a check for $700, and school supplies Thursday.

September 02, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | Around Town


Zoning chief speaks to Rotary

August 29, 2008 | 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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