Sen. Jack Hill of Reidsville, chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee and a former Air National Guardsman converses with Col. David Lee, commander of the National Guard Training Center at Fort Stewart during the annual National Guard Legislative Dinner held recently in Atlanta. More than 30 ranking legislators met with Georgia Air and Army National Guard leadership from around the state to review the accomplishments of the 13,000-member Georgia National Guard.
Air Force Airman Bryan A. Rozier has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.
John and Diane Shearouse of Guyton are proud to announce the retirement of their son, Sgt. 1st Class James C. Milligan, from the U.S. Army on Dec. 31 after more than 21 years of service.
Warrant Officer 1 Marcus A. Hursey completed warrant officer training at Fort Rucker, Ala. on Dec. 18.
With the help of storyteller Stan Clardy, the Camp Davis Sons of Confederate Veterans held their annual Lee-Jackson banquet Saturday night at the New Ebenezer Retreat Center. January is the birth month for both Robert E. Lee and Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson.
On Dec. 2, Troop 165 held an Eagle Scout Court of Honor for Theodore Alexander Knox at Rincon United Methodist Church.
New Ebenezer celebrated "30 years of miracles" on Saturday. The program included singing of hymns, scripture reading and Richard Kessler explaining how the center came about. There was also a pictorial history of the center presented.
Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Farris P. Floyd has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.
Air Force Airman Joshua M. Browher has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.
Effingham Sunrise Rotary President Ace Herring thanked Don Causey of Costrini Sleep Services for his presentation on sleep apnea.
The children of C. Edward Helmey Sr. attended the annual Georgia Farm Bureau Convention at Jekyll Island on Dec. 2 to light a candle in memory of their dad who was remembered as a former Effingham County Farm Bureau president.
The Effingham Sunrise Rotary Club presented Steve and Hope Shearouse a $1,000 donation to "Mission on the Move." The Shearouses have spent the last seven years in the mission field and are currently serving in Honduras.
The fourth annual Mars Theatre benefit ride will be held Saturday at 8 a.m. The registration fee is $40 per rider over 12 years old. Children under 12 ride for free.
Rincon City Council honored former longtime council member Frank Owens at its last meeting for his years of service on the board.
Effingham Theatre's production of "Pride and Prejudice" will run May 2-4 and 8-9 at the Macomber Recreation Building on Lexington Avenue in Rincon.
The Coastal Regional Commission Area Agency on Aging held its volunteer recognition luncheon to thank the advisory council members from nine area counties who donate their time to help oversee the agency.
Commandant Bobby Edwards and four other members of the Marine Corps League West Chatham Detachment No. 1326 gathered at St. John Lutheran's Church in Rincon to honor the Eagle Scout class of 2013 from the Twin Rivers District.
An upcoming gospel concert will benefit an Effingham County man who is battling a rare form of lymphoma.
Another season of the YMCA Christian Leadership Academy was completed Monday at the annual spring banquet.
Book lovers of Effingham County and surrounding areas had an opportunity to browse and choose from more than 1,000 books offered for sale at Effingham Community Orchestra's book sale fundraiser April 12. Hardbacks were $1 and paperbacks were three for $1.
Local Allstate agency owner Dusty Zeigler received the Allstate Agency Hands in the Community Award for his commitment to helping others and community service.
Students with special needs sometimes feel left out of events others enjoy, but an awards ceremony last weekend put the spotlight on them.
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.