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Starting off with a bang

Starting off with a bang

A huge crowd turned out Friday night for Rincon's annual Freedom Rings, which this year included fireworks after the laser show. The fireworks display was provided by Brent Fisher of Falcon Firewor... » Read More
A celebration 25 years in the making

A celebration 25 years in the making

It was the silver anniversary for the United Way in Effingham County - but for its staff and others, it's the beginning of a golden future. » Read More
Venturing Crew honored with Discovery Awards

Venturing Crew honored with Discovery Awards

Four members of Venturing Crew 369 were awarded their Venturing Discovery Award at their bi-annual awards and recognition court of honor at St. John's Lutheran Church in Rincon. St. John's Lutheran... » Read More
At long last, a welcome home

At long last, a welcome home

FORT STEWART- » Read More
Georgia-Pacific grant helps ECSO put two new K9s on the street

Georgia-Pacific grant helps ECSO put two new K9s on the street

The two newest members of the Effingham County Sheriff's Office are getting ready to hit the streets later this summer. » Read More

City ready to light up the night for Freedom Rings

The city of Rincon is making preparations for what has become its annual laser light show - and its first fireworks show. » Read More

Backpack Buddies a winner

Effingham County's Backpack Buddies program will receive a $25,000 grant from State Farm Neighborhood Assist, following voting on social media. » Read More
Gomez takes over command of 165th

Gomez takes over command of 165th

Col. Rainer "Speedy" Gomez assumed command of the Georgia Air National Guard's 165th Airlift Wing on Saturday. » Read More
Legion Auxiliary commended for work with VA hospital

Legion Auxiliary commended for work with VA hospital

It was more than just swearing in new officers for the American Legion Post 209 Auxiliary to celebrate Thursday night. » Read More
Fort Stewart to host welcome home ceremony for Vietnam veterans

Fort Stewart to host welcome home ceremony for Vietnam veterans

Vietnam War veterans of all services will receive something most did not get some 50 years ago when they returned from comba t-a welcome home ceremony - June 19 at Fort Stewart's Cottrell Field. » Read More
Chamber’s top honor bestowed on longtime community champion

Chamber’s top honor bestowed on longtime community champion

A lifelong champion of Effingham County now has the award that bears the name of the one of the county's most notable forefathers. » Read More

Rahn completes training at CVIOG

Swaid Rahn of the Effingham Industrial Development Authority recently completed development authority training provided by the University of Georgia's Carl Vinson Institute of Government for local ... » Read More
Clyo OES Youth Chapter named chapter of the year

Clyo OES Youth Chapter named chapter of the year

Clyo Youth Chapter No. 375 was presented the prestigious chapter of the year award at the 39th Grand Youth Session Order of the Eastern Star, held April 24-25 in Forsyth. Clyo Youth Chapter No. 375... » Read More
Henry among graduating class of Leadership Southeast Georgia

Henry among graduating class of Leadership Southeast Georgia

After five months of training, Leadership Southeast Georgia announces the 2015 graduating class. Leadership Southeast Georgia is a regional program to equip and empower community leaders to effecti... » Read More

Camp Buddy to start Monday at Rincon Elementary

The Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society announces the annual Camp Buddy summer camps in Effingham County and Chatham County will be held during the months of June and July. These educational and thera... » Read More
'The heart of a servant'

'The heart of a servant'

Jean Vaught knows something about homelessness. It is one of the reasons she is committed to its effects and causes. » Read More
Chamber ready for annual meeting

Chamber ready for annual meeting

The Effingham Chamber of Commerce announces its plans for the 2015 Chamber annual meeting, to be held Thursday at 7 p.m. at Effingham County High School. » Read More
Tice graduates from Border Patrol academy

Tice graduates from Border Patrol academy

U.S. Border Patrol agent Bryan E. Tice graduated from Border Patrol basic academy in Artesia, N.M. » Read More
Tice graduates from combat systems officer training

Tice graduates from combat systems officer training

Second Lt. Ryan P. Tice has graduated from the Air Force undergraduate combat systems officer training at Naval Air Station Pensacola (Fla.). » Read More

Sherffield graduates from basic training

Army Pvt. Jasmine M. Sherffield has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. » Read More
Dees to lead Area Agency on Aging

Dees to lead Area Agency on Aging

Rev. Lloyd Dees of Effingham County has been named the chairman of the Coastal Regional Commission's Area Agency on Aging. Rev. Dees' post is a two-year term. At the April 28 first quarterly meetin... » Read More
Effingham Orchestra plays to packed, appreciative house

Effingham Orchestra plays to packed, appreciative house

Before an audience that filled nearly every available seat in the Effingham County Recreation and Parks Department Gymnasium, Effingham Community Orchestra presented its "The Americans" concert May... » Read More
On Memorial Day, an offer of thanks

On Memorial Day, an offer of thanks

He goes by Father Martino, in homage to St. Martin de Porres, who dedicated his life to working with the poor and seeking harmony. The Rev. Nguyen Thong Ba, in reality, is a Vietnamese immigrant wh... » Read More

Farmer graduates from basic training

Air Force Airman Joseph W. Farmer graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. » Read More
Fish leads Scouts on animal shelter work for Eagle project

Fish leads Scouts on animal shelter work for Eagle project

Life Scout Garrett Fish and fellow Scouts from Troop 691 along with adult volunteers supported Garrett with his Eagle Scout project at the Effingham County Animal Shelter. » Read More
Old ER goes through rehab

Old ER goes through rehab

When the Effingham Health System moved its emergency room as part of its $30 million modernization plan, officials had in mind what to do with the old ER. » Read More


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