Scouts and their families ringed Joe Powers' pond just north of Guyton on Saturday morning.
Although many people think "it will never happen to me" the last several months have brought major disasters closer to home. The Feb. 7 explosion in Port Wentworth at the Imperial Sugar Refinery was followed weeks later by the tornados that destroyed Effingham County homes and shut down a power plant.
T'Lene Miller, RN, MHS, MSN, was introduced as the new chief nursing officer at Effingham Hospital at the June 3 meeting of the hospital's board of trustees.
The Effingham Herald claimed four awards in the Georgia Press Association's Better Newspaper Contest, including a first place for best headline writing.
Members of the Savannah chapter of HOG (Harley Owners Group) roared into the New Ebenezer Retreat Center on Sunday afternoon as the Muscular Dystrophy Association began its week-long Camp Ebenezer.
The late Benjamin Franklin Arnsdorff was honored with the Effingham County Chamber of Commerce's John Adam Treutlen Award at the Chamber's annual meeting Thursday night.
Coach Tom Onorato discussed the South Effingham wrestling program at the Effingham Sunrise Rotary meeting on Tuesday morning. Coach Onorato described the dedication, discipline and character that his team showed after the tragic loss of teammate Tom Medlin last year. Coach Onorato's team pulled itself together and was able to win fourth place out of 77 teams statewide.
WASHINGTON - U.S. Sens. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., and Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., climbed onto the back of a truck Wednesday to help unload more than 2,000 pounds of Vidalia onions that were driven from Georgia to Washington this week. Isakson and Chambliss delivered 10-pound boxes of the famous Georgia-grown onions to all 100 Senate offices. This is the seventh year that Georgia senators have presented the onions to their colleagues in Washington.
On Friday, Effingham Hospital donated a retired radiologic Continental/Transworld X-ray machine to Rotary International District 6920 Medical Equipment Transport Services (METS) located in Savannah.
Air Force Airman Denis L. Corder has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.
Ann Purcell, president of the Georgia Salzburger Society, was guest speaker at the Effingham Sunrise Rotary Club on May 27. Purcell demonstrated her passion for researching, collecting and telling the story of the emigrant Salzburgers who came to Effingham County in 1734.
A grant from the York Children's Foundation and matched by Thomas C. Strickland and Sons Funeral Home will assist the Treutlen House at New Ebenezer with its day-to-day expenses.
The Exchange Club of Effingham honored a local husband and wife for their commitment to helping others in the community.
The American Red Cross is facing a looming blood shortage, leading to an urgent need for donors of all blood types to roll up a sleeve and give.
Scott and Sons Trucking Company partnered with Effingham County Recreation and Parks to host their fifth annual back-to-school rally Saturday at the Clyo Community Center.
The United Way Effingham Service Center is offering a program to assist people who need a birth certificate or Georgia photo ID.
Louisiana Zydeco musician and blues accordion player Major Handy will take the Mars Theatre stage Aug. 9, and the show will be the fourth in a series of six concerts at the Mars in support of American Roots and Blues Artists through the Music Maker Relief Foundation.
Thirty-three children have been enjoying the Ebenezer Treasures day camp this week at the New Ebenezer Retreat Center.
David Harris assumed the role of president of the Rotary Club of Effingham County, taking over from Beth Epling, whose one-year term ended.
Effingham County Probate Judge Beth Mosley swore in Susan Dobson as senior clerk.
An Effingham County girl is doing her part in the fight against childhood cancer.
The Effingham County Sheriff's Office Traffic Enforcement Unit will host its next Georgia Teens Ride with Pride course July 22 at 7 p.m. at the Effingham County Courthouse.
Statesboro's Francys Johnson has been on a mission since being elected president of the Georgia State Conference of the NAACP in October.
Georgia Legal Services staff attorney Nancy DeVetter will present a new project the United Way is helping to fund which will assist low-income families with issues relating to public benefits and records restrictions, expungements and pardons.
SAVANNAH - The Georgia Department of Natural Resources and the Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department Marine Patrol Unit will conduct a boater safety course on July 19.
The Effingham County Retired Educators held their annual banquet June 30, handing out two $650 scholarships and their community service award.