Each Tuesday, the cadets of the Effingham Cadet Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol meet to learn about aviation, aerospace engineering, search and rescue, and leadership. The local squadron meets from 6-8 p.m. at 226 Goshen Rd. in building 500, room 507. The Civil Air Patrol (CAP) is a volunteer, civilian auxiliary arm of the U.S. Air Force. The cadet squadron is open to those ages 12 to 21. Membership is $30 annually, for adult members it is ...
A teenage mother and her infant daughter are recovering after being struck by a vehicle Saturday evening. The accident occurred Saturday around 7:30 p.m., according to Rincon Police Chief Mike Bohannon. The mother, 16 years old, had her 10-month-old baby in a stroller as they attempted to cross West 9th Street near Anderson Street. The area is unlit, Bohannon said. A 68-year-old driver in a Mercedes struck the mother and child. For the complete story, see Tuesday's edition ...
Contractors working on the rehabilitation of the historic Effingham Courthouse are working on a punch list of touch up items as they have hit the mark for substantial completion. County project manager Adam Kobek said Hussey, Gay, Bell and DeYoung and Greenline Architecture representatives have completed their walk-throughs on the courthouse. The project will be completed by Nov. 4, he said. The team of J.T. Turner Construction, Hussey, Gay, Bell and DeYoung and Greenline won the ...
Two local advocates attended the Arc of Georgia annual conference and business meeting on Sept. 24 and 25 at the Anderson Conference Center in Macon. The keynote address was given by Beth Mount, currently from New York City and originally from Georgia. She has worked for 35 years toward the ideal that every person with a disability can be a valued member of community life. Her talk centered on finding the gifts that people with ...
George Groce, development director of Habitat for Humanity of Effingham County, shared with the Rotary Club of Effingham the various projects that have been completed over the past year as well as future builds that will be taking place soon. Habitat will be accepting applications on Oct. 12 at 7 p.m. at the Administrative Building in Springfield. Contact Groce at 826-6433 prior for application requirements. For more information on Habitat for Humanity of Effingham visit ...
Liz Bohling, patient services provider, gave a presentation on amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS at an Effingham Sunrise Rotary meeting. It is a disease of the nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord that control voluntary muscle movement. ALS is also known as Lou Gehrig's disease. For more information about ALS, call Bohling at (478) 342-0292 or e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thomas and Ramona Kessler have been selected as the grand marshals for the 2010 Effingham Fair Parade. The Kesslers were selected by Effingham Fair Committee for their 35 years of service and support to the Effingham County Fair. Ramona Kessler has been the fair secretary/treasurer for more than 30 years. The main reason the Kesslers have been involved in the fair is to promote agriculture and to educate the general public on the agricultural issues. "As the result ...
Michaela Lariscy is the president of the South Effingham High School Interact Club and shared with the Effingham Rotary Club her experience this past summer attending Rotary Youth Leadership Awards at South Georgia College which was aimed at developing leadership skills in high school students. The Interact Club is a service club for students sponsored by the Rotary Club. The Interact Club completed several service projects over the past year, and, as their international project, ...
Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Jeffrey A. Weaver graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.
The YMCA of Coastal Georgia's swim meet was held at the Effingham Y on Saturday. The Effingham Y swim team had 13 first-place finishes, 10 seconds, nine third-place finishes, six fourth-places, seven fifth-places, one sixth and two sevenths.
Rachael Jackson, Manna House president, accepts a donation from Lions Club board member Jerry Shaufelberger. Manna House thanked the Rincon Noon Lions Club for their donation of $500 to be used for the Summer Snack Program. The Summer Snack Pack Program is a new way to get food into the hands of children ages 3-18. Many children do not get enough to eat during the summer months; this program helps meet some of those needs. ...
ATLANTA-A dietician who works at a Savannah hospital has won a healthy Win for Life prize. Layte Taylor, a resident of Springfield, won a $52,000 prize from matching five winning numbers plus the Free Ball in the June 16 Win for Life drawing. Her prize is equivalent to $1,000 a week for one year.
Effingham Hospital and Care Center invites the public to meet its new general surgeon. Community members can meet Dr. Joey L. Christmas at a community open house and reception, which will be held July 1 at 10 a.m at Effingham Surgical Services, located in the professional building on the hospital campus adjacent to the hospital.
CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE SPEICHER, Iraq-Many soldiers feel as though their deployed sisters and brothers in arms are their family because they witness what friends and family cannot see at home.
Effingham County Fire Rescue Lt. Clint Hodges gave a presentation to the Effingham Sunrise Rotary on the services provided by the department. Also discussed were ISO ratings and future challenges and opportunities.
Daniel Lambert celebrated his 71st birthday Tuesday and was presented with the Outstanding Volunteer award by Sheriff Jimmy McDuffie for his years of service to Effingham County.
Kenny Williams is thankful he finally went to the hospital in May 2011 after not feeling well for a few months.
Work on refurbishing the interior of the Mars Theatre in Springfield is expected to start any day now. Thanks to the weather, the first show in the theatre's second life took place Saturday.
Effingham Health System announced that Morrison Cafeteria, located on the hospital campus, has become the first health care food contract company to commit to the Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA) and its Hospital Healthy Food Initiative. This effort seeks to move health care institutions toward delivering healthy and nutritious options to the communities they serve.
To hear Jonathan Thompson describe it, the Effingham Theatre's next production is a cross between "Steel Magnolias" and "Rambo."
The Effingham Chamber of Commerce has announced its plans for the 2013 Chamber annual meeting, to be held June 6 at 7 p.m. at Effingham County High School.
Jincy Hinely will never forget a phone call she received early one morning in May 2003.
Herman J. Zipperer was the recipient of the World War II Cross of Military Service medal and certificate on Sunday at the Confederate Memorial Day Service held in the unknown soldier section of Guyton City Cemetery.
Effingham Community Orchestra performed its annual spring concert April 21 for the largest audience yet to attend one of its performances.
Effingham County will enjoy a mix of new and old during a free community event, the Civil War Experience, on May 18 from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. in Rincon.
The Effingham County Hussars Chapter No. 2285, United Daughters of the Confederacy, will host Effingham's annual Confederate Memorial Day program Sunday at 4 p.m. The remembrance will be held at the Confederate Monument at the graves of 26 unknown Confederate soldiers in the Guyton Cemetery.
The Exchange Club of Effingham County recently held its annual American citizenship speech contest. Each student was advised that the speech must carry a positive theme of patriotism and pride in the democratic form of government.
Joe Tallent, president-elect of the Effingham Sunrise Rotary Club, received the Paul Harris Fellow designation from Rotary International, for his generous contributions to the Rotary Foundation for the cure and eradication of polio.
Effingham Community Orchestra will present its spring concert April 21 at 3 p.m. at the Effingham County Recreation and Parks gymnasium at 808 Highway 119 South in Springfield. Admission is free.