Effingham County Cooperative Extension Coordinator Bill Tyson was the guest speaker at the Effingham Sunrise Rotary Club on March 18.
Air Force Airman Keny L. Drescher has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.
SAVANNAH - Lamar Crosby of Rincon has joined the Savannah Technical College Board of Directors, the institution's local governing body.
Daniel Beard was named the resource conservationist at the Ogeechee River Soil and Water Conservation District's annual awards for the best farmers on Feb. 21.
Effingham Sunrise Rotary president-elect Bonnie Dixon thanks Jenny Wilkins for her presentation on the "Elf from Catie" campaign for cancer research. For each elf purchased through the program, 30 percent will go to Cure Childhood Cancer (www.curechildhoodcancer.org
Maj. David Smith has been selected to serve as the new inspector general for the 165th Airlift Wing of the Georgia Air National Guard.
Lt. Col. Kenneth Arthur Luikart has retired from the 165th Mission Support Group where he served as vice-commander, after more than 30 years of service.
Lt. Col. Brian J. Corbett is retiring from active duty after more than 20 years of service to the U.S. Air Force and the Georgia Air National Guard.
What does is it take to be one of the best Army food service facility's in the world? Good food? Sure. Good service? You bet. Cleanliness? Absolutely. But most of all, it takes personnel willing to go the extra mile to take care of their customers.
Elaine Spencer, co-chairman of Effingham County's Ferst Foundation for Childhood Literacy, accepts $3,000 donation from the Sunrise Rotary Club. This program provides free age appropriate book to all children between the ages of birth to 5 years. The mission of the program is insuring that all children in Effingham County enter Kindergarten ready to learn. Last month the program distributed 1,347 books to Effingham children.
Three people representing the Court Appointed Special Advocates Program for the Ogeechee Circuit attended the annual "CASA and Foster Youth Day at the Capitol" event in Atlanta on Feb. 12 as they met with senators and representatives to ask for support of a funding increase for the CASA organization in Georgia.
Air Force Staff Sgt. Anthony J. Gallmeier has deployed to Southwest Asia in the Persian Gulf region to support the mission of Operation Enduring Freedom as a member of the 379th Air Expeditionary Wing. The servicemember is normally assigned to the 116th Maintenance Squadron, Robins Air Force Base, Warner Robins.
William Green was recognized at a commissioning ceremony Feb. 15 where he was commissioned as an ensign in the U.S. Navy.
Girl Scouts with Troop 848 donated Girl Scout cookies to Imperial Sugar employees recovering from their injuries in the Feb. 7 explosion at the Port Wentworth refinery and their families.
The Historic Effingham Society hosted the Effingham Festival at the Living History Site on Saturday.
The Effingham County YMCA branch raised $65,075 in its annual campaign, exceeding its goal of $58,000.
Manna House Food Pantry and Thrift Store celebrated National Volunteer Week Hawaiian style, with a luau luncheon for its volunteers.
Surrounded by cypress trees dating back more than a millennium and hosts of tupelo trees, Brian Cohen regaled a gathering of canoe- and kayak-paddlers with the story of Ebenezer Crossing.
State Rep. Jon Burns gave an update on the recent Georgia legislative session to the Rotary Club of Effingham Sunrise.
Guard rail repair along a stretch of Highway 80 in Effingham County will take place Wednesday-Friday this week, between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m., weather permitting, the state Department of Transportation announced.
Eighteen scouts and nine adults participated in Scouting for Food, the 19th annual food drive by Effingham County Boy Scout Troop 295.
Capt. Richard Bush of Rincon, former squadron commander of the Effingham Cadet Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol, has been promoted to major and appointed commander of Group IV covering six eastern Georgia squadrons that include Albany, Douglas, Statesboro, Effingham, Savannah and Brunswick.
Beverly Youmans was shocked when she heard her name at a recent banquet.
The Exchange Club of Effingham heard about the impact the Effingham Chamber of Commerce has in the local community.
Air National Guard Maj. Amy D. Holbeck received the Lance P. Sijan Award for exemplifying outstanding leadership of the highest order. The annual award is given to senior and junior officers and enlisted airmen at the command level and below.
With cannon and mortar fire booming across the field, the annual Civil War Experience came to Rincon's Freedom Park on Saturday.
An upcoming gospel concert will benefit an Effingham County man who is battling a rare form of lymphoma.
For those who appreciate acoustic music played in the best traditional bluegrass and gospel style, Guyton is the place to be from April 16-20 for the 38th Bluegrass Festival at the award-wining, 34-acre Mossy Oak Music Park. The park is located at 519 Old Louisville Rd.
It has been almost 60 years since the Mars Theatre last welcomed the public, and the Springfield theater will open its doors April 25 for the first time since 1957.