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HES making plans for its Olde Fashioned Christmas celebration

The Historic Effingham Society is planning an old-fashioned Christmas for the first Saturday in December.
The event, Old-Fashioned Christmas, will be held on the grounds of the Living History Site in Springfield on Dec. 4 beginning at 6 p.m. It will include caroling, choir performances, ornament making, the lighting of the Christmas tree, s'mores making and a visit from Santa Claus.
"It's going to be an old-timey Christmas," said HES President Richard Loper. "We'll have hand bells and children's choirs. There will be a reading of the Christmas story and the lighting of the tree ...

November 23, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


City awards winners in Scarecrow contest

Three grand champions were crowned in the city of Rincon's 2010 Scarecrow Show-off.
The grand champion in community spirit went to 21 Auto Repair and the grand champion in residential went to Charlie Curtis of West 6th Street. The Effingham Herald's Scare D. Crow was crowned grand champion in the business category.
Uniqueness first place awards went to: Judy Clark, Market Street-Residential and Sonic Drive-in-Business. Originality first-place awards went to:
Frank Owens, Lexington Avenue-Residential and Rincon Chiropractic-Business. Collegiate first place went to Lisa Bledsoe, Archibald Street-Residential. Military Support first place went to Amanda McNeal and Mary Tirpak, East ...

November 23, 2010 | Staff Report | Around Town


Strike up the band

B. V. Cooper of the Effingham Community Orchestra discussed the orchestra with the Effingham Rotary Club.
There are currently 40 members who volunteer their time under the leadership of Andrea Huff, conductor.
Anyone interested in putting their musical talents to work can contact the orchestra at effinghamcommunityorchestra@windstream.net.

November 08, 2010 | Staff Report | Around Town


United Way stops at Rotary

Effingham Sunrise Rotary heard Paul Mongin's presentation on the benefits of the United Way.
Mongin is a loaned associate from Georgia Pacific who helps educate people about what the United Way does and helps the organization meet its financial goals each year. For more information about how you can get involved with the United Way of the Coastal Empire, call 826-5300.

November 08, 2010 | Staff Report | Around Town


Tallent visits Sunrise

Effingham Sunrise Rotary welcomed Joe Tallent's presentation on local drug screening capabilities here in Effingham County.
Tallent is the rehabilitation and outreach manager for Effingham Hospital. To find out more information, contact Tallent at 754-0195 or email: tallejo@effinghamhospital.org.

November 04, 2010 | Staff Report | Around Town


Moving Wall at Rotary

Retired Sgt. Maj. Tony Supthin from the West Chatham Detachment of the Marine Corps League spoke to the Rotary Club of Effingham County about their sponsorship of the "Vietnam Moving Wall" in Pooler from Oct. 28-Nov. 1.
The Moving Wall is a half scale replica of the Vietnam Wall, the Vietnam memorial in Washington, D.C. A group of Vietnam veterans put together the mobile version of the wall so that people across the U.S. could experience the Vietnam memorial.
The West Chatham Detachment of the Marine Corps League worked with support from many area residents and businesses to ...

November 04, 2010 | Staff Report | Around Town


Eitel completes AIT

Army Pvt. Wesley D. Eitel Jr. has graduated from the Fire Support Specialist Advanced Individual Training course at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla. The field artillery specialists serve in intelligence activities including target processing in field artillery, cannon battalions, division artillery, artillery and maneuver brigade and headquarters and fire support elements.
The course is designed to train students to establish, maintain, and operate radio and wire communications and speech security equipment, including encoding and decoding messages. They also must prepare and maintain daily staff journals, fire support situation maps, charts and other fire support and target processing procedures, records, and documents ...

November 04, 2010 | Staff Report | Around Town


Turner promoted to senior master sergeant

Master Sgt. Darryl L. Turner has earned promotion to the senior non-commissioned officer's rank of senior master sergeant. Senior Master Sgt.
Turner serves as the aircraft maintenance Superintendent working in the aircraft maintenance office at Savannah's Combat Readiness Training Center (CRTC), Georgia Air National Guard. The CRTC is headquartered across the airfield from the Savannah-Hilton Head International Airport.
Senior master sergeants are key, experienced, operational leaders, skilled at merging their personnel's talents, skills and resources with other teams' functions to most effectively accomplish the mission. Senior master sergeants continue to develop their leadership and management skills in ...

November 04, 2010 | Staff Report | Around Town


State troopers starting Toys for Tots drive

ATLANTA-With the holiday season rapidly approaching, Col. Bill Hitchens, commissioner of the Georgia Department of Public Safety, announced that the Department will again be collecting toys for the Toys for Tots Program.
He said Georgia State Troopers, officers with the Department's Motor Carrier Compliance Division, and Capitol Police officers are teaming with the
U.S. Marine Corps Reserve for the 2010 Toys for Tots program.
Collection boxes are being placed at the 48 Georgia State Patrol posts across the state. The toys donated should be new and unwrapped and may be dropped off at the GSP posts between ...

November 04, 2010 | Staff Report | Around Town


Effingham CAP to start model rocketry

Each Tuesday, the cadets of the Effingham Cadet Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol meet to learn about aviation, aerospace engineering, search and rescue, and leadership.
The local squadron meets from 6-8 p.m. at 226 Goshen Rd. in building 500, room 507.
The Civil Air Patrol (CAP) is a volunteer, civilian auxiliary arm of the U.S. Air Force.
The cadet squadron is open to those ages 12 to 21. Membership is $30 annually, for adult members it is $69 annually.
Joining the Civil Air Patrol gives youth interested in flying significant exposure to aviation. Cadets don't learn ...

November 04, 2010 | Staff Report | Around Town


Infant, mother improving after being struck

A teenage mother and her infant daughter are recovering after being struck by a vehicle Saturday evening.
The accident occurred Saturday around 7:30 p.m., according to Rincon Police Chief Mike Bohannon. The mother, 16 years old, had her 10-month-old baby in a stroller as they attempted to cross West 9th Street near Anderson Street. The area is unlit, Bohannon said.
A 68-year-old driver in a Mercedes struck the mother and child.
For the complete story, see Tuesday's edition of the Herald.

October 25, 2010 | Staff Report | Around Town


Work on historic Effingham Courthouse almost complete

Contractors working on the rehabilitation of the historic Effingham Courthouse are working on a punch list of touch up items as they have hit the mark for substantial completion.
County project manager Adam Kobek said Hussey, Gay, Bell and DeYoung and Greenline Architecture representatives have completed their walk-throughs on the courthouse. The project will be completed by Nov. 4, he said. The team of J.T. Turner Construction, Hussey, Gay, Bell and DeYoung and Greenline won the bid for the design-build renovation of the 101-year-old courthouse.
The original courthouse, built in 1909 and placed on the National Register of Historic ...

October 25, 2010 | Staff Report | Around Town


Local advocates attend statewide Arc conference

Two local advocates attended the Arc of Georgia annual conference and business meeting on Sept. 24 and 25 at the Anderson Conference Center in Macon.
The keynote address was given by Beth Mount, currently from New York City and originally from Georgia. She has worked for 35 years toward the ideal that every person with a disability can be a valued member of community life. Her talk centered on finding the gifts that people with disabilities have and person-centered planning.
Workshops included: The Road to Employment - Success Stories from Self-Advocates from Albany ARC (Area Resource Center); Growing Grassroots Advocacy, conducted ...

September 30, 2010 | Staff Report | Around Town


Habitat visit

George Groce, development director of Habitat for Humanity of Effingham County, shared with the Rotary Club of Effingham the various projects that have been completed over the past year as well as future builds that will be taking place soon.
Habitat will be accepting applications on Oct. 12 at 7 p.m. at the Administrative Building in Springfield. Contact Groce at 826-6433 prior for application requirements.
For more information on Habitat for Humanity of Effingham visit www.EffinghamHabitat.org.

September 20, 2010 | Staff Report | Around Town


Rotary gets info on ALS

Liz Bohling, patient services provider, gave a presentation on amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS at an Effingham Sunrise Rotary meeting. It is a disease of the nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord that control voluntary muscle movement. ALS is also known as Lou Gehrig's disease. For more information about ALS, call Bohling at (478) 342-0292 or e-mail her at elizabeth@alsaga.org.

September 20, 2010 | Staff Report | Around Town


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Articles by Section - Around Town


Ladner thanks predecessors, staff for small business award

Now in its 60th year of business, DeWitt Insurance Agency has been named the Effingham County Chamber of Commerce small business of the year.

June 15, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Yarbrough reflects on Atlanta’s Olympic legacy

It's been 20 years since Atlanta hosted the Summer Olympic Games, an event that ultimately led to a second - and third - career for Dick ...

June 15, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Rotary tees it up for fundraiser

The Rotary Club of Effingham County teed it up at Lost Plantation Golf Course for its annual fundraising tournament. Money raised from the events supports ...

June 08, 2016 | Staff report | Around Town


Winning ticket for Disney passes drawn at Orchestra concert

Attendees at Effingham Community Orchestra's "It's Showtime!" concert enjoyed music from popular Broadway, movie and television themes.

June 08, 2016 | Staff report | Around Town


King, Prosser graduate from Leasership Southeast Georgia

After five months of training, Leadership Southeast Georgia announces the 2016 graduating class. Leadership Southeast Georgia is a regional program designed to equip and empower ...

June 08, 2016 | Staff report | Around Town


Legion honors Exley

M. Tommy Pierce, commander of American Legion Post 209, presented Mrs. Edwin R. Exley with a certificate transferring her late husband from Post 209 to ...

June 08, 2016 | Staff report | Around Town


Rincon Fire pitches in for Camp Aloha

Rincon Fire Chief Corey Rahn and Firefighter Mike Whittle presented Hospice Savannah with a check for $1,500 to be used for their overnight children ...

June 08, 2016 | Staff report | Around Town


It's about service, not self, for Exley

Of the many hats and different shirts he dons, Stuart Exley now has to find room for his Service Above Self Award.

June 07, 2016 | Staff report | Around Town


Chamber to celebrate 30 years

The Effingham Chamber of Commerce's annual meeting will be held Thursday at 7 p.m., celebrating 30 years of the Chamber.

June 07, 2016 | Staff report | Around Town


LDSS preparing for annual Camp Buddy

The Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society (LDSS) is hosting its eighth annual Camp Buddy summer camp in Effingham and Chatham counties. The goal of Camp Buddy ...

June 01, 2016 | Staff report | Around Town


Remembering the fallen on Memorial Day

Honoring veterans and those who have died in service to U.S. armed forces doesn't require signing up to join the military, said the ...

June 01, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


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