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More of Farm Bureau’s history

More of Farm Bureau’s history

The state headquarters for the Georgia Farm Bureau organization was originally in Cartersville, then moved to Pelham in Mitchell County in July 1941. As additional county chapters were added, a dec... » Read More
Exploring the Farm Bureau’s past

Exploring the Farm Bureau’s past

As our Christmas approaches and the year 2014 ends, I know we will all be enjoying lots of good food and fellowship. Without farmers none of our tables would be graced with the food we all plan to ... » Read More
Dedicating the Camp Wilson marker

Dedicating the Camp Wilson marker

On Friday, a historical marker will be dedicated in a program to begin at 10 a.m. in front of the Effingham County Sheriff's Office. The marker shown in the illustration will commemorate a short-li... » Read More
Remembering piney woods rooters

Remembering piney woods rooters

Do you remember piney woods rooters? If so, you are probably elderly. This was the name given to feral hogs many years ago. They were called this because they rooted around the base of trees in sea... » Read More
Remembering the Sky-Vu Drive-In

Remembering the Sky-Vu Drive-In

While the Mars Theatre offered movies in Springfield, a new experience in entertainment opened in Effingham in 1952. The Sky-Vu Drive-In Theatre offered a movie on the big outdoor screen shown only... » Read More
Exploring the old Herald

Exploring the old Herald

After eight-and-a-half years, sometimes it is hard to write a full story each week. Thank you for allowing me this week to share some interesting tidbits I have found in old issues of the Springfie... » Read More
Increasing potato yield with Agrico fertilizer

Increasing potato yield with Agrico fertilizer

Recently I received a poster advertisement for Agrico Fertilizer, a fertilizer for potatoes. Three local men were featured in the ad from 1937. » Read More

Remembering the canning factory

The Springfield Herald printed the following story on Dec. 20, 1917: » Read More
Finding some old advertisements

Finding some old advertisements

This was compiled by Susan Exley of Historic Effingham Society. » Read More

Looking back at Fair history

During research on the new microfilm reader at Effingham Museum, I stumbled upon an article entitled "To Have A Fair" in the Feb. 14, 1918 copy of the Springfield Herald. Since the county fair begi... » Read More

Reviewing some very early business ads

I would like to apologize for an error and untrue statement at the end of last week's story. Springfield Building Supply is still in business at 828 South Laurel St. in Springfield, south of Herita... » Read More


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