Officials of the Georgia Department of Transportation have awarded a $27,800 grant to the city of Rincon for roadside enhancement and beautification improvements along the city's portion of Highway 21.
As Effingham County citizens marked Memorial Day on Monday and paid their respects to those who had died in service to the nation, they also kept in their thoughts dozens of local soldiers thousands of miles away from home.
Effingham Sunrise Rotary President Bonnie Dixon recognizes Rev. Bob Rogers for his leadership and work on the NOAH Project mission trip in April. Rogers and his team helped rebuild a home in New Orleans that was damaged during Hurricane Katrina.
ECHS Principal and Sunrise Rotary member Yancy Ford "pinned" new member Rob Porterfield into the Sunrise Rotary Club. Porterfield is the principal of Effingham County Middle School. For more information about how you can get involved, call Lonnie Pate at (888) 395-0440.
Delores Dukes, president of the Women of the Rincon United Methodist Church, presents a check for $250 to Lisa Bush, director of Manna House, for the Manna House Ministries. Its food pantry hours of operation are Monday noon-2:30 p.m., Thursday 2-4:30 p.m. and Friday 9-11:30 a.m. For more information, call 827-2037 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Effingham County Relay For Life Night is scheduled for Friday from 7 p.m.-1 a.m. at Effingham County High School. Twenty-eight teams have been raising money toward this year's goal of $58,500 to be presented to the American Cancer Society.
Extension Agent Sam Ingram gave a presentation to the Rincon Noon Lions Club on the services provided by the UGA Extension Office. The group meets at 12:15 p.m. on the first and third Monday of each month at the Ameris Bank in Rincon. All interested parties are welcome to attend.