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.
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.
Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Richard M. Wilson graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.
Army Pfc. Erik Witherington has graduated from Basic Combat Training at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla.
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.
Master Sgt. Clayton Holloway recently completed work on a Masters degree in historic preservation from the Savannah College of Art and Design.
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.
Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Chad D. Tucker graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.
Airman Matthew E. Tufts graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.
Farmers and ranchers still have a chance to make a difference in how Farm Service Agency (FSA) Programs are administered, announced Pamela Poole, county executive director for the local USDA Farm Service Agency. The deadline for eligible voters to return FSA County Committee election ballots to their local FSA offices is Dec. 7.
Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Lindy T. Johnson graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.
Effingham County State Court Administrator Lisa Crawford was certified in court administration by the Georgia Council of Court Administrators at its fall conference in Savannah on Oct. 27.
Army Reserve Pvt. Justin W. Showalter has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.
Army National Guard Pvt. Darrell Muse has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla.
A local committee is working to establish a free health clinic in Effingham County.
Georgia Southern University donated $1,500 to the Bulloch Court-Appointed Special Advocate (CASA). The gift, a result of the university winning the 2014 Chancellor's Fall Classic Charity Cup golf tournament in Athens, was presented by President Brooks A. Keel to Lainie Jenkins, executive director of CASA.
The Effingham County Chamber of Commerce baked up one of the Georgia Legislature's favorite traditions Thursday.
The Mars Theatre recently gave a $675 donation to United Way of the Coastal Empire's Food OutReach Co-op of Effingham (FORCE).
The United Way's e-CONNECT (Effingham Community Network Navigation Center) will hold a free program Wednesday on how the Affordable Care Act may affect tax returns.
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.