Students heading back to school means more traffic, increased congestion and the need for extra safety precautions. From school buses loading and unloading, to kids walking and biking, to parents dropping off and picking up, dangers abound.
Faith Equestrian Therapeutic Center held its first special needs horse camp from July 18-22. The PATH International certified center holds weekly camps for able-bodied children each summer. The camp is led by program director Hallie Myers.
The Effingham Chamber of Commerce had a ribbon cutting July 20 for Energy One Credit Union, which has moved its office from inside the Effingham College and Career Academy to 1002 Lisa St., Suite 4, in Rincon. Tiffany Webb and Kim Dasher staff the office.
Summer campers at The Learning Treehouse hosted an Alex's Lemonade Stand to raise money for childhood cancer research. Campers, in grades kindergarten through fifth, sold lemonade and baked goods. They hoped to raise $1,000.
State Rep. Bill Hitchens (R-Rincon) recently received the Meritorious Service Award from the Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police (GACP). Rep. Hitchens was presented with this award during the GACP summer training conference.
The legislative delegation from Bulloch, Candler and Effingham counties announced that three DOT projects were awarded to the district by the state Department of Transportation. The awards total $2.3 million and the projects will address safety improvements, plant resurfacing, shoulder rehabbing and signage upgrades. Sen. Jack Hill, Rep. Jan Tankersley, Rep. Jon Burns, Rep. Butch Parrish and Rep. Bill Hitchens made the announcement.
Two students from Effingham College and Career Academy (ECCA) FCCLA and one student from South Effingham County High School (SEHS) FCCLA joined more than 8,500 FCCLA student leaders, members, and advisers at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego from July 3-7 to participate in the annual FCCLA National Leadership Conference.
Even though the fiscal year just started July 1, the budget preparation process for the 2017 session has already begun. On July 26, the Governor's Office of Planning and Budget released budget instructions for agencies for the amended fiscal year 2017 budget and the FY18 budget.