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Guardsmen look back on their Afghanistan mission

Standing inside the air terminal, waiting to board the bus that will take him and his fellow soldiers on the last leg of their journey home, Georgia Army Guard Sgt. Donald Hitchcock talked about what he experienced in Afghanistan.

March 01, 2010 | By Sgt. 1st Class Roy Henry Georgia Department of Defense PAO | Around Town


MacPherson completes Air Force basic training

Air National Guard Airman 1st Class David D. MacPherson III graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

February 18, 2010 | Staff Report | Around Town


Mosley completes basic training

Air Force Airman Logan A. Mosley graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

February 16, 2010 | Staff Report | Around Town


Jordan completes training at Fort Benning

Army National Guard Pvt. Tanner L. Jordan has graduated from the Infantryman One Station Unit Training at Fort Benning. The training consists of Basic Infantry Training and Advanced Individual Training.

January 28, 2010 | Staff Report | Around Town


Harper completes basic training

Air Force Airman Caleb A. Harper graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

January 28, 2010 | Staff Report | Around Town


Nelms completes Navy school

Christopher Michael Nelms graduated from the U.S. Navy school RTC at Great Lakes, Ill., on May 8, 2009, and from the U.S. Navy A-School in Pensacola, Fla., on Sept. 10, 2009.

January 21, 2010 | Staff Report | Around Town


Tyson earns state, national awards

Bill Tyson, County Extension Coordinator in Effingham County, was recently awarded the Distinguished Service Award (DSA) at the National Associations Professional Improvement Conference in Portland, Ore., and at the state conference in Savannah.

January 07, 2010 | Staff Report | Around Town


GPHA honors state Sen. Hill

State Sen. Jack Hill (R-Reidsville) has been honored as a "Public Health Hero" by the Georgia Public Health Association (GPHA). The recognition was announced by the GPHA at its December business meeting at the Mercer University School of Medicine in Macon.

January 07, 2010 | Staff Report | Around Town


Wilson completes basic training

Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Richard M. Wilson graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

January 07, 2010 | Staff Report | Around Town


Witherington graduates from basic training

Army Pfc. Erik Witherington has graduated from Basic Combat Training at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla.

December 31, 2009 | Staff Report | Around Town


Muse completes artillery AIT

Army National Guard Pvt. Darrell S. Muse Jr. has graduated from the Basic Field Artillery Cannon Crewmember Advanced Individual Training course at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla.

December 20, 2009 | Staff Report | Around Town


Holloway completes degree at SCAD

Master Sgt. Clayton Holloway recently completed work on a Masters degree in historic preservation from the Savannah College of Art and Design.

December 11, 2009 | Staff Report | Around Town


Stewart serving overseas deployment

Air Force Tech. Sgt. Randall K. Stewart is currently deployed to Southwest Asia in the Persian Gulf region to support the mission of Operation Enduring Freedom or Operation Iraqi Freedom. The servicemember is normally assigned to the 20th Fighter Wing at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C.

December 11, 2009 | Staff Report | Around Town


Tucker completes basic training

Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Chad D. Tucker graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

December 07, 2009 | Staff Report | Around Town


Tufts completes basic training

Airman Matthew E. Tufts graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

December 03, 2009 | Staff Report | Around Town


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‘Team player’ wins Helmey Humanitarian Award

Effingham Health System named Shannon Heath as its C. Edward Helmey Humanitarian Year of the Award winner Monday afternoon.

August 25, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


New Ebenezer to hold benefit dinner

New Ebenezer Retreat Center will hold a benefit dinner Thursday at 7 p.m. with Leon Jacobs Jr. providing entertainment beginning at 8 p.m.

August 24, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


McPherson named Air National Guard command chief

CLAY NATIONAL GUARD CENTER, Marietta-A Rincon resident has been named the new command chief of the Georgia Air National Guard.

August 19, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


LDSS celebrates 10 years of service

The Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society (LDSS) is celebrating a big milestone in supporting families touched by Down syndrome. The group is entering its 10th year ...

August 19, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Episcopal priest shows the juggling act of life

Fr. David Rose, pastor of St Luke's Episcopal Church in Rincon, spoke to the Effingham Exchange Club about his path to the priesthood and ...

August 11, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Orchestra tuning up for annual ‘Our Favorites’ concert

Effingham Community Orchestra director Andrea Huff, has announced that the Orchestra will present its fifth annual "Our Favorites" concert and silent auction fundraiser Aug 23 ...

August 11, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Taylors Creek group seeks residents’ descendants

The Taylors Creek Cemetery Association is searching for descendants of residents of the displaced Taylors Creek community, which was located inside what is now Fort ...

August 11, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


United Way of Coastal Empire earns top mark from Charity Navigator

United Way of the Coastal Empire has earned Charity Navigator's highest level four-star rating for sound fiscal management and commitment to accountability for the ...

August 11, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


American Legion ramps up

American Legion post 209 built a wheel-chair ramp for a family in the community. A church furnished materials, and members of Post 209 did the ...

August 04, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


NAACP to hold Freedom Fund banquet next month

Leroy Lloyd, the president of the Effingham County branch of the NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People), announced that the branch will ...

August 04, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Lemonade stand supports one of their own

The Learning Treehouse's annual Alex's Lemonade Stand had a hometown appeal this year.

August 04, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Chamber ready to tap into annual Oktoberfest

The Effingham County Chamber of Commerce announces plans for this year's 6th Effingham Oktoberfest on Sept. 25-26.

August 04, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Holmes graduates from basic training

Air Force Guard Airman Roshonda Holmes graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

July 28, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Duffs picked for "American Pickers'

July 24, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


American Legion installs new slate of officers

American Legion Department of Georgia Junior Vice Commander Stanley Franklin installed incoming officers for Post 209.

July 22, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


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