Public health touches the lives of millions of people every day, including the citizens of coastal Georgia. This week is National Public Health Week (NPHW) and this year's theme is "Public Health is ROI: Save Lives, Save Money."
Consumers can protect themselves from becoming a victim of identity theft by simply shredding personal documents.
Local golfers can hit the links while raising money for several causes, in the Rotary Club of Effingham County's annual golf tournament.
Barry Flonnory was chosen as the newest member of the Effingham Health System Board of Trustees, to serve as the 5th District representative. He was selected to fill the seat vacated by Sheila S. Bishop, who resigned due to professional and advanced educational commitments.
The Exchange Club of Effingham County learned about programs the Coastal Center for Development Services provides. Mandy Aldrich and Cindy Burns of CCDS recently spoke to the Exchange Club.
There are several changes this year to the annual Olde Effingham Days festival.
Rincon area residents can be screened to reduce their risk of having a stroke or bone fracture. Rincon Church of God will host Life Line Screening on Monday, at 3430 Highway 21 South in Rincon.
Dr. Alan Lord recently presented information on the importance of colon cancer screenings in recognition of Colorectal Health Awareness Month. Dr. Lord addressed a group of clinical and non-clinical employees at Effingham Health System's hospital campus.
When Emily Guillaume first took part in Maryville College's annual spring break bicycle ride, she was too young to ride her own bike.
Springfield's Mars Theatre will be one of the stops on the Fox Theatre Institute's three-day Theatre Revival Tour.
Nearly 150 elementary, middle and high school students participated Friday in the Effingham County Spring Special Olympics hosted by South Effingham High School.
HomeSafe Georgia, a program of the Georgia Department of Community Affairs, has named Consumer Credit Counseling Service of the Savannah Area, Inc., as a new regional partner, as part of a new outreach program aimed at helping more Georgia homeowners avoid foreclosure.
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Daniel Carpenter has been awarded the Air Force Commendation Medal, recognizing meritorious service from Jan. 16, 2007-Dec. 1, 2011.
Kayla R. Sharpe has been promoted to the rank of senior airman in the Air National Guard, a reserve component of the U.S. Air Force.
Brett Bennett, Chad Cunningham, Joe Griffin, Julie Hales, David Skadeland and Gus Thompson were added to the YMCA of Effingham County's board of management at the YMCA of Coastal Georgia's 158th annual meeting Tuesday at the Richmond Hill City Center.
The Rincon Police Department is accepting applications for its Citizens Police Academy. The CPA will begin April 14 and is a 10-week program.
A common bond connects three women who teach on the same wing at Marlow Elementary School. They each have experienced one of their own children battling cancer.
Ethan Ferguson just wanted to play one soccer game for his school this spring.
An Effingham County family has been featured in a national magazine as a "coolest black family in America."
The Effingham Chamber's fifth annual Taste of Effingham is scheduled for March 5 from 5-7 p.m. Chamber Director Rick Lott said that as of Feb. 18, 18 booths signed up to provide food and beverage to the audience at the Effingham County Recreation and Parks gymnasium on Highway 119 in Springfield.
Air Force Airman Christopher L. Colton graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas.
Trevor Baeten has finished his Eagle Scout project of building and installing new picnic tables at the Effingham County Methodist Campground and at Springfield United Methodist Church.
Two organizations dedicated to housing initiatives are hoping to help establish more places for lower-income families to live in Effingham County.
Air Force Airman Bobby X. Kennedy graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas.
Donald Wood has been honored as the Rincon Police Department's 2014 Officer of the Year.
Some of the Historic Effingham Society's current members were around when the Mars Theatre closed its doors in 1957.
Will Kirkland has an incurable disease and is waiting on a double lung transplant, but he doesn't sit around feeling sorry for himself.
The Effingham County Sheriff's Office Traffic Enforcement Unit will host its next Georgia Teens Ride with Pride course Feb. 19 at 7 p.m. at the Effingham County Courthouse.
The Effingham Chamber of Commerce's annual Effingham Day at the Capitol drew another large contingent.
Led by Effingham County native Hannah Dasher, a quartet of Nashville songwriters played to a sold-out Mars Theatre, entertaining the crowd with their songs and their tales of the music business in Nashville and life.