St. Simons Island - The Coastal Georgia Regional Development Center's GIS Division received top honors at this year's Georgia Association of Regional Development Centers' (GARDC) conference. Taking home both the first and second place awards for cartography, the CGRDC's GIS Division swept the category.
ATLANTA -The American Red Cross Blood Services, Southern Region, recently appointed Tracye Bryant as its communications manager.
Effingham Sunrise Rotary was proud to host the Rotary International Governor Dick Hyer.
The Rotary Club of Effingham County recently presented checks to each of the three middle schools in Effingham County as part of its efforts to promote excellence in education in Effingham County schools. The club also acknowledged the outstanding efforts of middle grade educators in Effingham County.
Gwen Greene has joined Oglethorpe Mortgage Co. as a loan officer. Most recently, Greene was the branch manager for ARC Mortgage Co. in Pooler and a loan officer with Savannah River Mortgage in Rincon.
Effingham County High School Principal Yancy Ford spoke to the Effingham Sunrise Rotary. Principal Ford talked about the success of the mentor program, the ninth grade academy and other programs designed to help students get a top-notch education.
Spine and Sport welcomes new physical therapist Bryan Kist to the team. "Bryan has an extensive background in physical therapy and his experience and knowledge make him a great asset to Spine and Sport," said owner Dr. Jacques Beauchamp.
Effingham County native Col. Lawrence (Larry) E. Dudney Jr., director of the Joint Staff, was promoted to brigadier general at the change of command ceremony of the 48th Infantry Brigade Combat Team in Macon.
Terry L. Blankenship has been specifically identified for early promotion to senior airman in the U.S. Air Force.
Georgia Department of Public Safety personnel in Southeast Georgia have completed an administrative license suspension (ALS) and DUI update class held recently on Jekyll Island. Approximately 59 troopers from GSP posts in Brunswick, Hinesville, Jekyll Island, Rincon and Waycross attended the training.
The board of The Arc of Georgia announces that effective Jan.1, Greg Kirk will assume the position of Executive Director.
State Rep. Jon Burns congratulated the Effingham Hospital's Board and Trustees on being awarded Hospital of the Year for 2007 from HomeTown Health. Burns also spoke before the Trustees on the current state of health care in Georgia.
Elizabeth Z. Hursey from Effingham County has successfully completed the requirements of the University of Georgia's Carl Vinson Institute of Government and is now recognized as a "Certified Clerk of Superior Court" in the state of Georgia.
Army Pvt. Sean R. Williams has graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning, Columbus.
Eleven restaurants and caterers made samples of their wares available at the fourth annual Taste of Effingham on Thursday.
Kelsey Wilson from Effingham County High School won the Rotary Club speech contest, held Thursday at New Ebenezer Retreat Center.
Effingham Health System will host a golf tournament to benefit local charities March 28 at Lost Plantation Golf Club.
The Georgia Conservancy recognized the work to purchase Thompson's Island on Ebenezer Creek near Springfield and the Cumberland Island's alternative spring break volunteer program at its annual oyster roast March 1.
The Georgia Department of Transportation is seeking input on the proposed reconstruction of Highway 119 from Magnolia Place to Highway 21 in Effingham County.
The Coastal Georgia Council, Boy Scouts of America recognized outstanding community leaders and volunteers at the annual Silver Beaver Banquet on Feb. 22.
The Kiss-a-Pig campaign is personal to Mimi Hayes.
March is Red Cross Month, and the American Red Cross would like to recognize the nation's everyday heroes who reach out to help their neighbors when they are in need.
Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Kalyn M. Morris graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas.
People considered at high risk for type 2 diabetes are urged to get tested during the annual American Diabetes ALERT Day on March 25.
For the fifth year in a row, Effingham County will have a participant in the Kiss-a-Pig campaign, the largest fundraiser of the year for the American Diabetes Association.
The Effingham Chamber of Commerce is setting the table for the annual Taste of Effingham, set for Thursday from 5-7 p.m. Chamber Director Rick Lott said that as of Feb.16, there were 14 booths signed up to provide food and beverage to the audience at the Effingham County Recreation and Parks gymnasium on Highway 119 in Springfield.
Air Force Airman 1st Class Fallyn R. Wright graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas.
Nearly 280 years ago, the people who would be Effingham County's first European residents gathered in Germany to begin a trek that took them to The Netherlands, England and eventually to the new settlement of Savannah. Last week, a group from Halle, Germany, made the trip to see where those original Salzburgers established their new homes.
Barbara Prosser, chief executive officer of the Effingham College and Career Academy, spoke at the Feb. 5 meeting of the Exchange Club of Effingham County.