ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced that 96,306 laid-off workers filed first-time claims for state unemployment insurance benefits in March, an increase of 126.3 percent from March 2008.
The Effingham County Recreation and Parks' 7-8-year-old girls' All-Star basketball team finished second in the state tournament. The GRPA Class "B" flea division state basketball tournament was held March 6-7 and was hosted by Effingham County Recreation and Parks. It was the first year that 7-8-year-olds were allowed to compete at the district and state levels.
Effingham Rotary Sunrise President Bonnie Dixon presents Daniel Westcot of the Georgia Forestry Commission with a commemorative pen. Westcot presented the club with the latest information on benefits of having green spaces, planted forests and ecological balance.
The residents at Effingham Care Center made Easter bonnets on April 8. The bonnets were made out of paper plates, multi-colored flowers and lace. The residents had a great time using their creativity to make these one of a kind bonnets.
Covenant Christian Academy, a classical, Christian school in Springfield, has announced its new initiative to make Christian education more affordable to the average family in today's economic environment.