Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his landmark "I Have a Dream" speech nearly 50 years ago. Monday, his legacy in words and actions was celebrated, in honor of what would have been his 84th birthday.
Air Force Airman Andrew C. Hall graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas.
The Mustang Masquers, South Effingham High School's drama club, will give a one-night-only performance of their award-winning production of "Running Upstream" on Jan. 24 at SEHS. Tickets are available for $10 for both the spaghetti dinner at 6:30 p.m. and the show at 7 p.m., or $7 for the show only.
Rincon firefighters Lou Reed and Bronson Gillespie gave a presentation to the Rincon Noon Lions Club on the new equipment acquired by the department and how the potential ISO changes will positively impact property owners.
An open invitation has been issued to all Vietnam veterans and their spouses to a reception for the families of Vietnam servicemen who were killed in action. The event will be Jan. 20, at 3 p.m. at the American Legion in Springfield. The event is hosted by the American Legion Post 209 and the Board of the Veterans Park.
Girls in Troop 30197 earned their junior jeweler badge with the help of Megan Collins, owner/designer of Meg-E-May's Fun Jewelry for the Kid at Heart in Pooler. The day began with the girls viewing many ready-for-sale pieces as Collins explained how they were made and showed them the tools needed for the variety of pieces.
Troy Allen, a financial service professional with Grant Financial Group and New York Life Insurance Company for Central Georgia's General Office, has been awarded the 2011 Annuity Sales leader for Central Georgia General Office and qualified as an Annuity Champion for 2011.
Effingham County's Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration will begin Jan. 21 at 7:30 a.m. with the annual MLK breakfast at the Effingham County administrative complex in Springfield.
The leaders from the Boy Scouts of Effingham Log Landing Scout Camp met recently near the camp's entrance on the Ebenezer Creek to accept a check from the Friends of Georgia Power, represented by Mike Gresham.
Cadets of the Effingham Cadet Squadron participated in orientation flights in a Cessna 172 at Plantation Airpark in Screven County in December.
A few days before Christmas, Mrs. M was preparing her small children for the fact that there would be no Christmas presents this year and nothing in the way of special treats as well.
ATLANTA - Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens urges parents to protect their children - and themselves - from the dangers of fireworks during the New Year's holiday.
The Edward Jones office of Frank Bevenour has a school drive for the Treutlen House on an annual basis. Normally the school supply drive is held at the beginning of the school year.
The Springfield Garden Club has announced the winners in its annual outdoor Christmas decorations contest.
Kaitlin Zalys, 7, of Guyton won the Christmas coloring contest sponsored by Teach Right and the Effingham Herald. Zalys said she spent "a couple hours" coloring the Christmas tree and gingerbread house images for the contest.
Olde Effingham Christmas will be held Dec. 13 in downtown Springfield, with shopping, music, arts and crafts and more.
Farmers Furniture in Rincon will host a fundraiser Dec. 13 for Daniel Kessler and his three young children.
Effingham County got the Christmas season off to a festive start Saturday with the Rincon Lions Club's annual Christmas parade.
Revitalize Springfield recently hosted its first dog expo at Ulmer Park.
Guyton has had a designated historic district since 1982, and now the signs are there to mark it.
Georgia-Pacific Savannah River Mill employees are giving a lot to the community, and having a lot of fun doing it.
For years, Gussie Nease helped put together parades in Rincon. Saturday morning, she will ride at the front of one.
U.S. Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Cordaro L. Leverett graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas.
United Way of Effingham County representatives visited Blandford Elementary School to surprise first-grade parapro Rachel Wyss as a winner in its weekly campaign prize drawing.
The Effingham Chamber of Commerce's 20th annual Holiday Classic Business and Crafts Expo will be held Nov. 23 from noon-4 p.m. at Effingham County High School. Applications for vendor spaces are being accepted now and the entertainment schedule has been finalized.
The Rotary Club of Effingham Sunrise recently inducted three new members: Jay Taylor, Erin Rahn Phillips and Rev. Daryl Brown.
Just in time for Veterans Day, Habitat for Humanity of Effingham County dedicated its first home built for a military veteran.
His chest adorned with combat ribbons and medals, Lamar Crosby offered his gratitude to those who thanked Vietnam veterans, even if it was belated for nearly 40 years.
The Effingham County Recreation and Parks department held its annual fall festival for ages 12 and younger. The festivities included costume contests for several age groups.
Ashley Boyette's State Farm Insurance agency in Rincon hosted a fall festival for children.