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'Miss Nellie' celebrates 100th birthday

'Miss Nellie' celebrates 100th birthday

On Saturday, Miss Nellie Arnsdorff celebrated her 100th birthday with her family and friends gathering in the Effingham Care Center, where she now lives. She enjoyed chocolate cake and ice cream an... » Read More
Remembering the Lions Club of Springfield

Remembering the Lions Club of Springfield

Springfield Lions Club was organized in 1945. It was a grand civics club serving our county for 50 years until 1995 when it disbanded. One of their primary projects was to supply eye glasses to the... » Read More
Nine years of Echoes — and trivia

Nine years of Echoes — and trivia

This week makes nine years that the Echoes column has been published. That sure has included a lot of deadlines! To celebrate, I am going to share a few trivia questions. You will find the answers ... » Read More
Visiting a 1900s Springfield home

Visiting a 1900s Springfield home

The home of Mrs. Cynthia Brogdon was the site for Christmas open house for Historic Effingham Society in 1999. » Read More
Effingham was one of original eight counties

Effingham was one of original eight counties

In colonial times, this county was referred to as St. Matthews Parish, of which Ebenezer was the center. Following the Revolutionary War, the Legislature named Effingham County as one of the origin... » Read More
Euchee chief to speak at HES banquet

Euchee chief to speak at HES banquet

Historic Effingham Society will host its annual banquet on Feb. 7. Our president, Norma Jean Morgan, has invited the chief of the Savannah River Euchee Indians tribal nation to be our guest speaker... » Read More
ECSO deputy in need of support

ECSO deputy in need of support

Effingham County Sheriff's Deputy Ivey Williamson has renal disease, is on home dialysis and is in need of a kidney transplant. He has been on the waiting list at Emory in Atlanta since January 201... » Read More
Remembering the Rev. H.S. Wingard

Remembering the Rev. H.S. Wingard

The following was found in papers of the late Willie Kieffer Tebeau - an obituary from a newspaper dated Guyton, Effingham County, Dec. 8, 1899 (It is of note all the ads on the back are of Guyton ... » Read More
Perusing the Farmers’ Almanac

Perusing the Farmers’ Almanac

In times gone by, farmers did not have a public weather service or local media to let them know what to expect weather-wise. Annual publications called almanacs were published by several companies ... » Read More


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