The event for the troops of the Springfield-based Alpha Battery of the Georgia Army National Guard 1/118 Field Artillery Battalion on June 5 was outstanding, said event chairperson Ruth Lee.
Early on Friday mornings, billows of smoke can be seen rising through the air moving with the wind and dancing to the sound of the Red Hot Chili Peppers.
With a resolution from the state House of Representatives in hand, Dollie Fulghum accepted the Effingham County Chamber of Commerce's John Adam Treutlen Award at the Chamber's annual meeting Thursday night.
The summer food program for kids will go on this summer without Rincon's participation.
Col. Jesse Simmons Jr., commander of the Georgia Air National Guard's 165th Airlift Wing, recently received the Bronze Star for meritorious achievement while serving as deputy commander in Afghanistan at Bagram Airfield from May-September 2009.
Mini-grants have been awarded to Archie Jenkins of The Farmers Garden, the Even Start Family Literacy Center and the Effingham County Sheriff's Explorer Post 93.
Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Justin E. Douglas graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.
Army Pfc. Andrew E. Thomas has graduated from the Basic Field Artillery Cannon Crewmember Advanced Individual Training course at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla.
Army National Guard Spec. Jessie C. Smoak is returning to D Company, 1/121 Infantry Battalion in Winder after being deployed to Afghanistan to serve in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
Army National Guard Lt. Col. Neal Reginald is returning to the 1/118 Field Artillery Battalion in Savannah after being deployed to Afghanistan to serve in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
Georgia has matched its mail participation rate from the 2000 Census, Census officials said Wednesday.
Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Victoria N. Shelley graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.
Army Pfc. David R. McClard II has returned to Fort Richardson, Anchorage, Alaska, after being deployed to Afghanistan for one year.
Army Pfc. Erik J. Witherington graduated from the Multiple Launch Rocket System Operations/Fire Direction Specialist Advanced Individual Training (AIT) course at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla.
Georgia Army Guard Sgt. Louis Gonzalez, a military policeman with Macon's Headquarters Company, 48th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (IBCT), attends required briefings for demobilization at the Fort Stewart movie theatre. Gonzalez, who lives in Springfield, works full-time with the National Guard working alongside state and local law enforcement. He is among the more than 3,000 citizen-soldiers of Georgia's 48th IBCT who spent a year in Afghanistan supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.
An "American Idol" came to Guyton on Saturday night.
Though he was speaking to a room populated mostly with adults, Pace Goodway's message Monday morning applied to young people - and to the older folks gathered in the Effingham County administrative complex.
Effingham County will begin its annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day observance with a 7:30 a.m. breakfast at the county administrative complex.
Effingham County Family Connection thanked its many community partners at a luncheon Thursday at the Gnann-Webb House in Springfield.
The Effingham Exchange Club announced it raised a record-setting $24,276 for its annual Empty Stocking Fund campaign.
Kristen Wert was impressed that major league baseball player Josh Reddick donated brand-new shoes and clothing to the Treutlen House at New Ebenezer on Friday.
Air Force Airman 1st Class D'angelo S. Giles graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas.
The Effingham County branch of the NAACP held its annual Emancipation Proclamation on Jan. 1 at Union Spring Independent Methodist Church on Berryville Road.
The United Way of Effingham County is looking for people in the community to serve as IRS-certified volunteer tax preparers.
Effingham Community Orchestra musicians and volunteers were out in the community promoting the eighth annual holiday concert and homemade cookie sale and selling tickets for their annual fundraising raffle from September through November. The item being raffled was a new Fender acoustic guitar pack including the guitar and accessories.
On Dec. 26, the Rincon Police Department sent two representatives to New York to participate in the funeral ceremony for the fallen New York Police Department Officer Rafael Ramos. Rincon Police Cpl. Devlin Crosby and Detective Don Wood arrived in New York to attend the funeral for Officer Ramos held Saturday
The Effingham County Wingmen motorcycle club recently donated about $600 worth of dog food and kitty litter to the Effingham County Animal Shelter.
The Exchange Club of Effingham County is taking donations for its annual Empty Stocking Fund.
The American Red Cross will have a community blood drive Dec. 30 from 1-7 p.m. in the Goshen United Methodist Church social hall.
The Lost Plantation community celebrated the season Saturday night with its annual parade of decorated and lighted golf carts.