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Sharing recipes at Christmas

Over the past 9 plus years I have shared a few recipes. I hope you will enjoy these.

December 21, 2017 | Susan Exley | Echoes of Effingham


Cane syrup cooking in Guyton

A few weeks ago I was invited by a classmate, Wilson Lawson and his wife Vivian Owens Lawson, to their syrup cooking. They have a beautiful home just outside of Guyton on property that was Vivian's maternal grandparents' property (Floyd and Margaret Brogdon).

December 14, 2017 | Susan Exley | Echoes of Effingham


Effingham's stories of yesterday

At this busy time of year everyone is scurrying around shopping for the holidays. In sharp contrast to our variety of stores nearby with our good transportation was the local store for a particular neighborhood. In times gone by it was not so easy to get the bare necessities. What was not grown in a garden and canned or meat and poultry that was raised on the farm consisted of a few items purchased in the town's little store or commissary. Sugar, coffee, flour, shoes, clothing or cloth to make clothing along with lamps were among the items obtained ...

December 06, 2017 | Susan Exley | Echoes of Effingham


Perusing the old photo album again

November 30, 2017 | Susan Exley | Echoes of Effingham


Discovering an old J.B. Simmons token

A local building contractor, Dwayne Deal, shared scans of an old coin or token he found in Rincon. It was found not too far from where Simmons operated a Rincon store. What is interesting is that this is for his Springfield store. I have gathered some facts I will share about John. B. Simmons who operated Rincon and Springfield businesses.

November 22, 2017 | Susan Exley | Echoes of Effingham


Revisiting the Farmers Union Store

The Farmers Union Store was moved to Laurel Street in Springfield about 1920. Mr. Elmon Bragg was the first manager. In 1936 the business was sold to operate as an independent store. It was purchased by Bragg and Rahn: Elmon Bragg, G. L. Rahn and E. K. Rahn and was known as B & R Grocery Company. Shown above left to right: Milton Bragg, Elmon C. Bragg, Mamie Hinely Morgan and M. W. Bragg. Others in photo are unknown.

November 15, 2017 | Susan Exley | Echoes of Effingham


Reviewing the history of Berryville

According to Mr. Ernest W. Gnann's history (he credited information from Mell Exley and Hubert Dasher), Berryville is located around the Seaboard Railway crossing on Berryville Road which connects Stillwell Clyo Road to Georgia Highway 119 North. Passing now it is hard to believe that about a century ago this was a thriving community with much activity centered around the railroad. The freight station in Berryville was discontinued around 1935.

November 08, 2017 | Susan Exley | Echoes of Effingham


Remember the Dekle House in Clyo

A month or so ago I was asked by Cathy Rahn Berryhill from Texas if I knew anything about a house that appeared in a photo on the Forgotten Georgia website that a friend had inquired about so I took a look and asked a few questions. The good news is the house is no longer forgotten. It is occupied and is surviving well.

November 01, 2017 | Susan Exley | Echoes of Effingham


Remembering Indigo School

cated near what is known as Indigo Swamp near Berryville which was between Stillwell and Clyo. The Reiser children walked on a path across Marshall Edwards' farm. My Grandmother Annie Mae Reiser (Exley) said they had to cross the swampy wet area on foot logs and that scared her.

October 25, 2017 | Susan Exley | Echoes of Effingham


Making cane syrup

Fall in years gone by in Effingham County meant the sugar cane was ready and cane syrup could be made. There are only a handful of people that still do this today. Danny Harden keeps tradition alive at Clyo and Gilbert Exley in Rincon. Clayton Dasher of Marlow has for many years cooked syrup at the Effingham County Fair and at his home during his annual family Thanksgiving gathering. He plans, with a few helpers, on cooking syrup at the fair this year.

October 18, 2017 | Susan Exley | Echoes of Effingham


Plundering the photo album

This was compiled by Susan Exley of Historic Effingham Society. If you have photos or historical information to share, contact (912) 754-6681 or email hesheraldexley@aol.com

October 11, 2017 | Susan Exley | Echoes of Effingham


Exploring history of Goshen Church

It may surprise you to know that the current Goshen United Methodist Church was once Goshen Lutheran Church.

October 04, 2017 | Susan Exley | Echoes of Effingham


Remembering Dr. Charles T. Brown

Dr. Charles T. Brown was a native of Gillsville, Georgia, in Banks and Hall counties and the son of a Baptist Minister. He graduated from Cumming High School in Forsyth County, Georgia and completed his pre-med education at Emory University. He received his M. D. Magna cum laude from Emory in July of 1929. Dr. Brown completed a one year internship as a Lieutenant Junior grade in Norfolk Naval Hospital in Portsmouth, Virginia and a surgerical residency at McLeod Infirmary in Florence, South Carolina. He came to Guyton in 1931 after his surgical residency.

September 27, 2017 | Susan Exley | Echoes of Effingham


Exploring the old Bethel Community

September 20, 2017 | Susan Exley | Echoes of Effingham


History of Effingham County American Legion Post 209

The American Legion is a patriotic organization of Veterans of World Wars I and II, Korea and the Vietnam Wars. (This was written in 1976) Its main purposes are advancing aims and interests of veterans and continuing friendships formed while they were in service and seeing that disabled veterans receive the care and help that they need.

September 06, 2017 | Susan Exley | Echoes of Effingham


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Remembering Confederate veterans

If you have photos or historical information to share, contact Susan Exley at 912-754-6681 or email hesheraldexley@aol.com

February 14, 2018 | Susan Exley | Echoes of Effingham


Exploring the Rincon school album?

Front row left to right: Ila Kessler Zeigler, Althea Poythress & Ola Mae Kessler Heidt. 2nd row: Edith Seckinger Martin & Matilda Dugger Rahn. 3rd row: Myrtice ...

February 06, 2018 | Susan Exley | Echoes of Effingham


Reflections of Echoes of Effingham

Left to right: Harry Hinely (on mule), Hugh Hinely, Jud Hinely, Frank Hinely, J. Bruce Hinely (my grandfather on the stump) and their father J ...

January 31, 2018 | Susan Exley | Echoes of Effingham


Perusing Marlow High photos

This was compiled by Susan Exley from Historic Effingham Society. If you have photos or historical information to share contact her at 912-754-6681 or email ...

January 17, 2018 | Susan Exley | Echoes of Effingham


Annual Historic Effingham Society Banquet set

Historic Effingham Society will be holding its annual banquet Feb. 3 at the New Ebenezer Retreat Center Great Hall, 2887 Ebenezer Road, Rincon. The social ...

January 10, 2018 | Susan Exley | Echoes of Effingham


Perusing the photo album

Numbered beginning at top left: 1. Gazzie Hinely, 2. Thomas H. Morgan, 3. Mell F. Arnsdorff, 4. Maybelle F. Crapps, 5. Leo Freyermuth, 6. Hugh ...

January 04, 2018 | Susan Exley | Echoes of Effingham


Wishing you a Happy New Year

Historic Effingham Society wishes each of you a healthy, happy and prosperous New Year! Please pray for our soldiers that are fighting for our freedom ...

December 27, 2017 | Susan Exley | Echoes of Effingham


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