This year's state 4-H Council featured activities to keep 4-H'ers sharpening their heroic leadership skills. Those in attendance from Effingham County were Marci Delcampo, Logan McDonald, Dana Mincey, Alex Parrish, Sophie Usher, Hannah Weitman and Lexie Wells, who also ran for office as a potential candidate for state board.
Effingham Community Orchestra director Andrea Huff announces that the orchestra will present its third annual "Our Favorites" concert and a silent auction fund raiser on Sunday. The silent auction begins at 2:30 p.m., and the concert will follow at 3 p.m.
ATLANTA - Former state legislator Jay Shaw of Lakeland has been elected chairman of the State Transportation Board. Don Grantham of Augusta was elected vice chairman, and Emily Dunn of Blue Ridge was elected to the newly formed position of secretary.
Two South Effingham High School students and one parent complained to the Effingham County Board of Education on Thursday about enforcement they called inconsistent and punishment seen as unfair for dress code violations in the initial days of this school year.
Gov. Nathan Deal will lead a high-level delegation of state of Georgia officials and business leaders to China and Japan from Aug. 22-30. The mission will visit Shanghai, Qingdao and Jinan in the People's Republic of China as well as Tokyo. Delegates will meet with prominent members of government and corporate communities to explore business, trade and tourism opportunities.
SAVANNAH - Technical College System of Georgia Commissioner Ron Jackson, Savannah Technical College President Kathy Love and guests celebrated the grand opening Monday of STC's Aviation Training Center.