Note: Family Promise Week was celebrated Oct. 12-19.
Ebenezer Elementary School teacher Carlette Fulcher was the first winner in the weekly prize drawings as part of the United Way of Effingham County's 2014 fundraising campaign.
The 40th Bluegrass and Gospel Music Festival runs Wednesday through Sunday morning at Mossy Oak Music Park. Visitors to the 34-acre park will enjoy bluegrass and gospel music done in the old school, traditional acoustic style, as well as great high lonesome vocal harmonies.
Another big crowd packed Laurel Street for the annual Springfield Fall Festival over the weekend.
The livestock barn at the Effingham County Fairgrounds has a new look.
The Effingham Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting recently for Vision Financial in Rincon.
A packed house at Rebel Field saw a thriller between the South Effingham Lady Mustangs and Effingham County Lady Rebels for the Region 3-AAAAA softball championship Thursday.
The largest ever and third annual Rivers Alive Savannah River Cleanup removed nearly one ton of recyclable material and trash from the Savannah River on Sept. 27, thanks to the dedication of 123 volunteers.
Fat Tony's Garage raised $2,300 for the Treutlen House at New Ebenezer through sales of its 2015 calendar.
Springfield Fire Chief Travis Zittrouer received a check for $1,000 from Norfolk Southern Corporation for the Springfield Volunteer Fire Department.
The Exchange Club of Effingham County learned about Parent University-Effingham, a program that bridges the gap between home, school and community by offering free learning sessions to assist parents in supporting their children to achieve their goals in school and life.
Air Force Airman Dustin E. Lyons graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas.
Effingham Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Rick Lott estimated the crowd for the fifth annual Oktoberfest at about 3,500 for the two days, a little bit down from last year.
MACON - The Georgia State Patrol's Troop I was one of several law enforcement agencies to take home a prize last Wednesday when the Governor's Office of Highway Safety hosted its 15th annual Governor's Challenge Awards at the Macon Centreplex.
Fifteen law enforcement students graduated Friday from basic jail officer training at the Effingham County Sheriff's Office. This was the first in-house jail officer school hosted by ECSO.
Students from every elementary, middle and high school in Effingham County participated in the Special Olympics Friday at South Effingham High School.
An Effingham County town hall on police and community relations will be held at the Effingham County Board of Education auditorium April 23 at 6:30 p.m.
When Family Promise of Effingham held its inaugural bed race fundraiser last spring, Ashley Moore had not yet come on board as the organization's executive director.
The Effingham County Young Farmers held their annual Lloyd Arnsdorff Auction on Thursday at Effingham County High School, with more than 90 items up for live auction and more in a silent auction. The event raised $12,800, which will be used to provide scholarships for students at ECHS and South Effingham High School.
Army Pvt. Pyresha Singleton has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C.
The United Way of Effingham County served an average of nearly 5,200 people per month in 2014, according to its annual report released last week.
The Effingham County Clerk of Courts Department was recognized for having the highest increase in participation over the previous year in the United Way's 2014 fundraising campaign in Effingham.
The General Assembly observed 3rd Infantry Division Day at the state Capitol.
Army Pfc. Chassity Mickey has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C.
The Effingham County Sanitation Department, in partnership with Republic Waste and South Effingham JROTC volunteers, is preparing to descend on debris, collect clutter and scavenge for scrap in an effort to keep Effingham beautiful and keep litter out of the waterways. Keeping the stormwater system clean is paramount to a healthy and vibrant community.
The fifth annual Effingham Chamber of Commerce Taste of Effingham was held Thursday at the Effingham County Recreation and Parks gym in Springfield, and another big crowd turned out to sample the wares of local restaurants and caterers.
Brig. Gen. Jesse T. Simmons Jr., a longtime Effingham County resident, has assumed command of the Georgia Air National Guard.
Effingham Fire and Rescue recognized the accomplishments of staff, volunteers and family members in the inaugural awards and accolades banquet held Feb. 21 at the Effingham College and Career Academy, including meritorious service awards for life-saving instances.
U.S. Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Drew M. Roberts graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas.
U.S. Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Mandi N. Byrd graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas.