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Simmons earns Bronze Star

Col. Jesse Simmons Jr., commander of the Georgia Air National Guard's 165th Airlift Wing, recently received the Bronze Star for meritorious achievement while serving as deputy commander in Afghanistan at Bagram Airfield from May-September 2009.

May 20, 2010 | Staff Report | Around Town


Groups get ready to put mini-grants to use

Mini-grants have been awarded to Archie Jenkins of The Farmers Garden, the Even Start Family Literacy Center and the Effingham County Sheriff's Explorer Post 93.

May 17, 2010 | Staff Report | Around Town


Douglas completes basic training

Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Justin E. Douglas graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

May 13, 2010 | Staff Report | Around Town


Thomas graduates from field artillery course

Army Pfc. Andrew E. Thomas has graduated from the Basic Field Artillery Cannon Crewmember Advanced Individual Training course at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla.

April 23, 2010 | Staff Report | Around Town


Smoak returns from OEF deployment

Army National Guard Spec. Jessie C. Smoak is returning to D Company, 1/121 Infantry Battalion in Winder after being deployed to Afghanistan to serve in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

April 22, 2010 | Staff Report | Around Town


Reginald completes Afghanistan mission

Army National Guard Lt. Col. Neal Reginald is returning to the 1/118 Field Artillery Battalion in Savannah after being deployed to Afghanistan to serve in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

April 22, 2010 | Staff Report | Around Town


Effingham tops Census mail back rate from 2000

Georgia has matched its mail participation rate from the 2000 Census, Census officials said Wednesday.

April 22, 2010 | Staff Report | Around Town


Shelley completes basic training

Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Victoria N. Shelley graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

April 15, 2010 | Staff Report | Around Town


McClard returns after Afghanistan mission

Army Pfc. David R. McClard II has returned to Fort Richardson, Anchorage, Alaska, after being deployed to Afghanistan for one year.

April 15, 2010 | Staff Report | Around Town


Witherington completes MLRS course at Fort Sill

Army Pfc. Erik J. Witherington graduated from the Multiple Launch Rocket System Operations/Fire Direction Specialist Advanced Individual Training (AIT) course at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla.

April 05, 2010 | Staff Report | Around Town


Gonzalez returns from OEF

Georgia Army Guard Sgt. Louis Gonzalez, a military policeman with Macon's Headquarters Company, 48th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (IBCT), attends required briefings for demobilization at the Fort Stewart movie theatre. Gonzalez, who lives in Springfield, works full-time with the National Guard working alongside state and local law enforcement. He is among the more than 3,000 citizen-soldiers of Georgia's 48th IBCT who spent a year in Afghanistan supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

March 30, 2010 | Staff Report | Around Town


Rincon officer honored

Rincon Police Chief Mike Bohannon awarded Officer Mark Cartwright with a certificate and a pin at a recent Rincon City Council meeting. The award came from the Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police in recognition of Cartwright's service in Afghanistan.

March 30, 2010 | Staff Report | Around Town


Burgstiner graduates from basic training

Air Force Airman 1st Class Jason L. Burgstiner graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

March 22, 2010 | Staff Report | Around Town


Hardy completes basic training

Air Force Airman Heather C. Hardy graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

March 22, 2010 | Staff Report | Around Town


Kight named to public safety board

ATLANTA - Two Coastal Georgia residents have been appointed to four-year terms on the Georgia Board of Public Safety.

March 16, 2010 | Staff Report | Around Town


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Clyo Youth Chapter named Prince Hall chapter of the year

The Clyo Youth Chapter was presented the chapter of the year award from the Prince Hall Grand Youth Chapter OES, recognized for its documentation of ...

May 04, 2016 | Staff report | Around Town


Rincon’s Mooney serving aboard Navy’s most versatile ships

2004 Effingham County High School graduate and Rincon native is serving in the U.S. Navy as part of a team supporting one of the ...

April 27, 2016 | Petty Officer 3rd Class Abigal Rader Special to the Herald | Around Town


Zemurray chosen for Ga. Hereford Hall of Fame

Effingham County's Sam Zemurray was inducted April 1 into the Georgia Hereford Hall Of Fame.

April 27, 2016 | Staff report | Around Town


Having a blast at Olde Effingham Day

The annual Olde Effingham Day Festival was held Saturday at the Living History Site in Springfield.

April 20, 2016 | Staff report | Around Town


Effingham Hussars, HES clean up soldiers' resting places

Members of the Historic Effingham Society and Daughters of the Confederacy Effingham Hussars No. 2285 cleaned the Burgstiner Cemetery to remember the Confederate and Revolutionary ...

April 20, 2016 | Staff report | Around Town


ECRP holds annual Easter Egg hunt

Effingham County Recreation and Parks held its annual Easter Egg hunt, with more than 170 children participating. Kids in groups with ages up to 6 ...

April 13, 2016 | Staff report | Around Town


‘Sisters On a Journey’ comes to Statesboro

STATESBORO-It's a diagnosis no one ever wants to hear: cancer. And when that dreaded finding is preceded by the word "childhood," the blow ...

April 13, 2016 | By Julie Lavender Statesboro Herald | Around Town


Overcoming obstacles

Undeterred by the obstacles and challenges life has placed before them, six young people were honored with the Shaw Wilkerson Outstanding Achievement Awards on Friday ...

April 13, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Next Parent University session set for Saturday at ECMS

The Parent University-Effingham spring session will be held Saturday at Effingham County Middle School, 1659 Highway 119 South in Guyton.

April 13, 2016 | Staff report | Around Town


Scarbrough named a Community STAR

SAVANNAH-A crowd of 300 gathered in the Eckburg Auditorium on the campus of Savannah Technical College on Friday to celebrate the 2016 Tribute to ...

April 06, 2016 | Staff report | Around Town


Orchestra setting the stage for two fundraising events

Effingham Community Orchestra is holding a "Retro Sock Hop Style Dance" fundraiser on April 23 from 7-10 p.m. at the Effingham County Recreation and ...

April 05, 2016 | Staff report | Around Town


Georgia Trend names Burns one of state's most influential

State Rep. Jon Burns (R-Newington) was honored by Georgia Trend magazine as one of the 100 most influential Georgians at a reception.

March 30, 2016 | Staff report | Around Town


Ranger battalion to honor one of its own

The Rangers will be descending upon Effingham County's Tuckasee King Landing next month.

March 29, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


D.E.E.N.O.S. gymnasts excel at Disco Invitational

Athletes from D.E.E.N.O.S. Planet Gymnastics in Rincon traveled to Macon to compete in the Disco Invitational and brought home a ...

March 23, 2016 | Staff report | Around Town


United Way says thanks

United Way of the Coastal Empire's Effingham Service Center held its annual Operation Thank You, recognizing key donors to the 2015 campaign.

March 16, 2016 | Staff report | Around Town


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