In light of the accusations of waiting lists and other problems at Veterans Administration hospitals and facilities across the country, state Sen. Jack Hill said the nation needs to make taking care of its veterans one of its top priorities.
Students typically enjoy the last day of school, but three Effingham County girls had an unforgettable one Friday.
The Effingham Health System Auxiliary was awarded the Sunrise Rotary Club of Effingham County's Service Above Self Award.
Rincon residents participated in the National Letter Carriers Postal Food Drive on May 10, as they were encouraged to fill a bag with non-perishable food items and place it at their mailbox. These items were collected and donated to a local food pantry to help "stamp out" hunger.
On Monday, Effingham County citizens will come together for a Memorial Day program in the Veterans Park to remember those who have served their country. It is a national holiday set aside for this remembrance and appreciation of veterans.
Each year, the United Daughters of the Confederacy sponsors an essay contest for students in grades 5-12. This year's topic was "March to the Sea."
Six cadets with the Civil Air Patrol Effingham Cadet Squadron took to the air recently in their first flight in the CAP cadet program from Plantation Air Park near Sylvania. The cadets taking their first flight were Jackson Butler, Trevor Charles, Adam Daugherty, Evan Jenkins, James Jolin and Christopher Palmer.
Effingham County's Jean Vaught received the volunteer of the year award from the Georgia Emergency Management Association, in recognition of her volunteer work with the Effingham County Emergency Management Agency.
Air Force Airman 1st Class Emily T. Kush graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas.
Air Force Airman 1st Class Cody L. Lovick graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas.
The week before Memorial Day each year is highlighted by one of Effingham's largest and premier events. The 39th Bluegrass and Gospel Music Festival runs May 21-25.
Effingham Community Orchestra delivered another successful performance on May 4 with its "Something New and Something Patriotic Too" concert.
The opening weeks of the Mars Theatre have been a success, Springfield city staff told city council members Tuesday night.
Girl Scouts from Troop 30387 recently entertained residents of the Effingham County Extended Care facility.
Family and friends attended the 64th reunion of the Effingham Academy class of 1950.
Levi Scott, environment of care manager for Effingham Health System, was selected as the Georgia 2014 National Finalist for Allied Laundry Manager of the Year.
The third annual Rivers Alive! Savannah River Cleanup will be held Sept. 27 from 8 a.m.-noon, at the Historic Ebenezer Landing at the end of Highway 275. The event is free and open to the public.
About two dozen people chipped in Saturday to renovate and spruce up Family Promise of Effingham County's day center in Springfield.
Members of the Georgia Council for the Arts visited the Mars Theatre last Thursday.
The dates have been set for what has become Effingham County's largest outdoor festival and this year it will again be held on a much larger venue.
Effingham County and South Effingham high schools put on quite a show Friday in their annual battle on the football field.
Complete with a chairperson dressed as Wonder Woman, the United Way of Effingham County kicked off its 2014 fundraising campaign Wednesday with the theme of "together working wonders."
R&B musician Ironing Board Sam will be taking the stage at the Mars on Saturday. This show will be the fifth in a series of six concerts at the Mars Theatre in support of American Roots and Blues Artists through the Music Maker Relief Foundation.
Family Promise of Effingham County held a fundraiser golf tournament Saturday at Lost Plantation Golf Course, raising more than $4,000 to help homeless families in Effingham.
Having staged a successful tournament at Savannah's Lake Mayer, the Bass Anglers Plus is casting toward Effingham County for its next event.
The Effingham County High School softball team paid tribute to the county's first responders prior to the Lady Rebels' game Friday against South Effingham.
The Effingham Chamber will host a Lunch 'n Learn meeting Tuesday starting at 11:30 a.m. at the Mars Theatre in Springfield, featuring the CEO of Moon River Studios Jake Shapiro. Shapiro will give the community an update on the studio's plans to build in Effingham County.
The 2014 Buddy Walk will be held Oct. 4 at 10 a.m. in Forsyth Park in historic downtown Savannah.
Mike Murphy, Effingham Health System's strategic business liaison, spoke to the Effingham Sunrise Rotary Club Tuesday about the hospital's 45th anniversary.
Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) Airman Tyler Land from Clyo is pictured using a wire brush to clean a fire nozzle in the hangar bay of the U.S. Navy's forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) as the ship departs Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan.