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Rincon Christmas parade photo album

December 14, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Around Town


Rotary informed about Operation Christmas Child

Effingham Sunrise Rotary President Bonnie Dixon rewards Michelle Liotta with a Rotary pen.

December 12, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Bennett completes basic training

Army National Guard PFC Kennith L. Bennett recently graduated from basic training at Fort Sill, Okla.

December 12, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


Garden club donates to Habitat home

The Springfield Garden Club donated Burford hollys for the newest Habitat House at 815 Magnolia St., Guyton.

December 12, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


ACS Memorial Service

The American Cancer Society Memorial Service was held Nov. 2 in Springfield at the Effingham County Board of Education Auditorium. The new memorial plaques will be permanently displayed in Effingham Hospital within a few weeks.

December 09, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


A gavel of friendship

Bonnie Dixon, president, and Rev. David Grandgeorge, secretary, of Effingham Sunrise Rotary Club, pass the gavel of fellowship to Karen Tanksley, president of the Rotary Club of Effingham.

December 05, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


GSU to take part in ‘Hunters for the Hungry’ weekend

SOCIAL CIRCLE - The season of giving continues in Georgia's hunting circles this weekend with a local opportunity to donate to Georgia's Hunters for the Hungry program. Lamar Q. Ball Jr Raptor Center at Georgia Southern University will accept donations of field-dressed deer Nov. 15-16 from 9 a.m.-8 p.m.

December 05, 2008 | Staff Report | Around Town


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


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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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