Brandon Bates Hollifield was awarded the General Billy Mitchell Award at the Effingham Cadet Squadron meeting of the Civil Air Patrol on Aug. 5,. This award honors the late Gen. Mitchell, an aviation pioneer, advocate and staunch supporter of an independent air force for America.
Back in June, the children in Springfield First Baptist Church's vacation Bible school responded in a big way to a challenge from director Molly Marchese.
United Way's annual fall campaign is just around the corner, and community sponsors are getting involved early.
The Effingham County Extension Office hosted a Certified Sitters training seminar for Cloverleaf 4-H'ers interested in earning extra money through babysitting.
The Christian Leadership Academy, a seven-month program, is designed to take 12 rising high school sophomores and juniors from Effingham County public and private schools and train them in the skills of leadership from a Christian perspective.
About 70 girls ages pre-K through eighth grade participated in the week-long Little Rebel Cheer Camp at Effingham County High School.
The Savannah-Chatham Metro Police Department Marine Patrol unit will conduct a boating safety course Aug. 17 at the Metro training facility in the Savannah Mall.
Rincon City Council members recognized and honored the winners of its Freedom Rings celebration and also paid tribute to the volunteers who helped stage the events.
Citizens of Georgia Power members and their families participated in the Log Landing Boy Scout Camp cleanup project this past weekend.
Families enjoyed water slides, a hay ride (or a summer-time version of one, without the hay), free food and other activities Saturday at the annual Guyton community picnic.
The Effingham Chamber of Commerce is kicking off the new year for the Leadership Effingham program.
Destiny Bradshaw, program manager for the United Way Effingham Center for Working Families, spoke to the Exchange Club about CWF, a non-profit, community-based organization providing services intended to help families.
Two dozen children ages 6-12 have been enjoying fun activities and educational programs this week at "Ebenezer Treasures," the third annual day camp at New Ebenezer Retreat Center.
While thousands of people have responded to the recent emergency call for blood and platelet donations from the American Red Cross, there remains an urgent need for platelet donors, as well as donors with types O negative, B negative and A negative blood. Right now blood products are being distributed to area hospitals almost as quickly as donations are coming in.
The Effingham County High School cheerleaders will host their annual Little Rebel Cheer Camp July 29-Aug. 2 at the ECHS gym from 9 a.m.-12 noon each day.
The community enjoyed a "celebration of Effingham's heritage and faith" Sunday at the New Ebenezer Retreat and Conference Center.
Applications for the 2013 Effingham Empty Stocking Fund will be taken through Friday between the 2-4 p.m. each day at the Effingham Department of Family and Children Services office in Springfield.
Effingham Community Orchestra will present its seventh annual holiday concert and homemade cookie sale Dec. 8 at the Effingham County Recreation and Parks gym in Springfield.
The Effingham County Health Department, in partnership with the Georgia Department of Public Safety, will hold a Toys for Tots toy drive at the Fred's store in Rincon on Dec. 7 from 10 a.m.-noon.
Jimmie Brinson of Clyo was named the grand champion of the annual Dickens Village Craft Festival.
Sherry Duff, work-based learning coordinator at Effingham County High School, shared with the Sunrise Rotary Club the connections and opportunites for work and learning that the work-based program provides through the Effingham County School System.
The United Way Effingham Service Center recently hosted the inaugural Smart Choices program.
Joseph (Joe) Crews from Rincon spoke to the Effingham Exchange Club about "one nation under God" at its Nov. 6 meeting.
Army Pvt. Charles K. Westbrook has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C.
The city of Rincon kicked off the holiday season Saturday with it annual Christmas parade.
Still going strong at 90 years old, Morris Oglesby insists on keeping himself busy.
Army Reserve Spec. Paul J. Kimbal has graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning in Columbus.
The American Cancer Society held its annual Effingham County Memorial Service.
The Effingham Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual Eggs and Issues breakfast Dec. 5 at 7:30 a.m. at the Effingham College and Career Academy on Highway 21 in Rincon.
A good Christmas awaits Ashley Boyette's husband Tommy.