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.
People in the community are invited to put on their running shoes and support the Treutlen House at New Ebenezer.
A little rain last Friday didn't deter a group of summer campers from having their annual fundraiser.
When tornadoes hit Oklahoma recently, Living Faith Church in Guyton took action. The church at 3789 Noel C. Conaway Road is hosting a family-friendly corn hole tournament Saturday, with nearly all of the day's proceeds benefitting the tornado victims. "It hits close to home," said organizer Crystal Basdeo. "I've been that parent who had less than five minutes to get four kids downstairs before a tornado hit in Kansas City. My heart hurts for everyone who ...
Karima Burdette's husband Roger suggested she enter the Mrs. Georgia Pageant this year. It turns out he had a really good idea. "He thought that I would be good at it," Burdette said. "He knew that I liked pageants, but he had no idea that it was a big dream of mine since I was a little girl." However, competing in her first pageant far exceeded Burdette's dreams. She finished as first runner-up in the Mrs. ...
The Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department Marine Patrol Unit will conduct a boater safety class July 20 at the Savannah Mall metro training center.
Megan Johnson has competed in "about 20" pageants, and won a few, but she didn't expect to win her age division at the 2013 National American Miss Georgia pageant.
Ashia K. Miller, of South Effingham High School and a 2012 Florida State University graduate, competed in a Miss Georgia USA preliminary pageant last weekend in Adel.
St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Rincon hosted its first community yard sale Saturday. As a community project, St. Luke's will host the community yard sale on the second Saturday of each month from 7 a.m.-1 p.m. Vendors can set up a table at no charge, sell their items and keep the money for their church or organization. For more information, visit www.stlukesrincon.com.
The Farm Service Agency office in Sylvania, working with USDA FSA customers in Effingham County, will hold a committee election procedure workshop, focused on reaching interested individuals within Effingham County. This workshop will be held July 24 at 9 a.m. in the FSA office at the Screven County Courthouse, 216 Mims Road, Room 113, Sylvania.
New Ebenezer Retreat and Conference Center, located between Springfield and Rincon, will hold its third annual day camp, "Ebenezer TREASURES!", on July 22-26 from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
The American Red Cross issued an emergency request for platelet and blood donors of all blood types to roll up a sleeve and give because fewer donations than expected were received in June and the first week of July.
The United Way of Effingham County made a surprise delivery to Rincon Elementary School teacher Kimberly Tucker.
Air National Guard Airman Steven E. Decker graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas.
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.