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Red Cross to hold blood drives

The American Red Cross encourages eligible blood donors to make a difference in the lives of patients this spring by giving blood. » Read More
EHS tees it up for HES

EHS tees it up for HES

A group of local golfers hit the links recently for Effingham Health System's annual charity golf tournament at Lost Plantation Golf Club in Rincon. » Read More
Effingham Family Connection awards grants

Effingham Family Connection awards grants

Effingham County Family Connection recently awarded three grants in support of community efforts to assist children and families. » Read More
Gearing up for Relay for Life

Gearing up for Relay for Life

Speaking recently at a local church about Effingham County's upcoming Relay for Life, Denese Parker asked everyone in the audience to stand if they know a friend who has cancer. » Read More
All winners at Special Olympics

All winners at Special Olympics

Students from every elementary, middle and high school in Effingham County participated in the Special Olympics Friday at South Effingham High School. » Read More

NAACP to host town hall on police, community relations

An Effingham County town hall on police and community relations will be held at the Effingham County Board of Education auditorium April 23 at 6:30 p.m. » Read More
For Family Promise, it’s make your bed — and race in it

For Family Promise, it’s make your bed — and race in it

When Family Promise of Effingham held its inaugural bed race fundraiser last spring, Ashley Moore had not yet come on board as the organization's executive director. » Read More
Young Farmers auction raises a crop of money

Young Farmers auction raises a crop of money

The Effingham County Young Farmers held their annual Lloyd Arnsdorff Auction on Thursday at Effingham County High School, with more than 90 items up for live auction and more in a silent auction. T... » Read More

Singleton graduates from basic training

Army Pvt. Pyresha Singleton has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C. » Read More
A big hand from United Way

A big hand from United Way

The United Way of Effingham County served an average of nearly 5,200 people per month in 2014, according to its annual report released last week. » Read More
A caring clerk of courts office

A caring clerk of courts office

The Effingham County Clerk of Courts Department was recognized for having the highest increase in participation over the previous year in the United Way's 2014 fundraising campaign in Effingham. » Read More
3rd ID welcomed to Capitol

3rd ID welcomed to Capitol

The General Assembly observed 3rd Infantry Division Day at the state Capitol. » Read More

Mickey completes basic training

Army Pfc. Chassity Mickey has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C. » Read More

Community cleanup set for March 21

The Effingham County Sanitation Department, in partnership with Republic Waste and South Effingham JROTC volunteers, is preparing to descend on debris, collect clutter and scavenge for scrap in an ... » Read More
Giving them a Taste

Giving them a Taste

The fifth annual Effingham Chamber of Commerce Taste of Effingham was held Thursday at the Effingham County Recreation and Parks gym in Springfield, and another big crowd turned out to sample the w... » Read More
Simmons to lead Ga. Air Guard

Simmons to lead Ga. Air Guard

Brig. Gen. Jesse T. Simmons Jr., a longtime Effingham County resident, has assumed command of the Georgia Air National Guard. » Read More
Effingham Fire honors staff, volunteers in awards ceremony

Effingham Fire honors staff, volunteers in awards ceremony

Effingham Fire and Rescue recognized the accomplishments of staff, volunteers and family members in the inaugural awards and accolades banquet held Feb. 21 at the Effingham College and Career Acade... » Read More

Roberts completes basic training

U.S. Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Drew M. Roberts graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas. » Read More

Byrd graduates from basic training

U.S. Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Mandi N. Byrd graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas. » Read More

Rincon PD taking applications for Citizens Police Academy

The Rincon Police Department is accepting applications for its Citizens Police Academy. The CPA will begin April 14 and is a 10-week program. » Read More
Embracing through the bond of Kisses for Catie 5K

Embracing through the bond of Kisses for Catie 5K

A common bond connects three women who teach on the same wing at Marlow Elementary School. They each have experienced one of their own children battling cancer. » Read More
Soccer community comes together for SEMS cancer patient

Soccer community comes together for SEMS cancer patient

Ethan Ferguson just wanted to play one soccer game for his school this spring. » Read More
Scotts named one of America’s ‘coolest black families’

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." » Read More
Chamber sets table for annual Taste of Effingham

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 t... » Read More

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. » Read More
Baeten completes Eagle Scout project

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. » Read More
Groups see need for transitional housing

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. » Read More

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. » Read More
Rincon recognizes Officer of the Year

Rincon recognizes Officer of the Year

Donald Wood has been honored as the Rincon Police Department's 2014 Officer of the Year. » Read More
HES honors Mars’ preservation

HES honors Mars’ preservation

Some of the Historic Effingham Society's current members were around when the Mars Theatre closed its doors in 1957. » Read More
A heart for others

A heart for others

Will Kirkland has an incurable disease and is waiting on a double lung transplant, but he doesn't sit around feeling sorry for himself. » Read More
ECSO hosting course for teen drivers

ECSO hosting course for teen drivers

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office Traffic Enforcement Unit will host its next Georgia Teens Ride with Pride course Feb. 19 at 7 p.m. at the Effingham County Courthouse. » Read More
Effingham Day at the Capitol

Effingham Day at the Capitol

The Effingham Chamber of Commerce's annual Effingham Day at the Capitol drew another large contingent. » Read More
Songwriters pack the Mars

Songwriters pack the Mars

Led by Effingham County native Hannah Dasher, a quartet of Nashville songwriters played to a sold-out Mars Theatre, entertaining the crowd with their songs and their tales of the music business in ... » Read More
Rotary Club welcomes new member

Rotary Club welcomes new member

The Rotary Club of Effingham County inducted Julie Dickey as its newest member. » Read More

EHS golf tourney to benefit Historic Effingham Society

Effingham Health System will host a golf tournament March 7 at Lost Plantation Golf Club in Rincon, with proceeds benefitting Historic Effingham Society. » Read More


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