Army Pvt. Mitchell L. Hodges Jr. has graduated from the Infantryman One Station Unit Training at Fort Benning. The training consists of basic infantry training and advanced individual training.
The Effingham Sunrise Rotary inducted two new members recently.
Jamie Craig Atkinson, a 1989 graduate of Effingham County High School, and current resident of Washington, graduated with his Master of Education degree in science education from the University of Georgia.
Effingham Sunrise Rotary President Bonnie Dixon presents Rotary District Governor Kenan Kern and his wife Beth Kern with a celebratory gift basket.
The New Ebenezer Retreat Center hosted four Servant Work Camps this summer. These work camps are designed to assist those in need such as senior citizens and those with disabilities. Each group spends one week working on the many projects that the retreat center sets up for them.
State Rep. Jon Burns and Sunrise Rotary President Bonnie Dixon present Wes Harris with the Rotary ink pen.
The Rotary Club of Effingham Sunrise presented Guyton Elementary School with a check for $700, and school supplies Thursday.
Effingham Sunrise Rotary congratulated Billy Dasher for earning the honored "Rotarian of the Year Award" for 2007-2008. Dasher distinguished himself by demonstrating the Rotary motto of "Service Above Self" in the community.
National Night Out was held Tuesday at Ulmer Park in Springfield.
Nicholas James Chapman graduated from AW A school and was promoted to petty officer third class on Aug. 1 in Pensacola, Fla.
Rincon City Council member Ken Baxley received the certificate of recognition from the Georgia Municipal Training Institute at the Georgia Municipal Association's annual convention in Savannah on June 24.
Join Hands Day is a national volunteer effort that brings youth and adults together to improve communities while helping others.
A crowd lined Laurel Street on Monday afternoon for the annual Effingham County Fair parade.
A sure sign of fall in Effingham County each year is the city of Rincon's scarecrow contest.
Get ready for some authentic, down-home country music with the Malpass Brothers on Friday at as they bring their classic old-time country and bluegrass sound to the Mars Theatre.
Note: Family Promise Week was celebrated Oct. 12-19.
Ebenezer Elementary School teacher Carlette Fulcher was the first winner in the weekly prize drawings as part of the United Way of Effingham County's 2014 fundraising campaign.
The 40th Bluegrass and Gospel Music Festival runs Wednesday through Sunday morning at Mossy Oak Music Park. Visitors to the 34-acre park will enjoy bluegrass and gospel music done in the old school, traditional acoustic style, as well as great high lonesome vocal harmonies.
Another big crowd packed Laurel Street for the annual Springfield Fall Festival over the weekend.
The livestock barn at the Effingham County Fairgrounds has a new look.
The Effingham Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting recently for Vision Financial in Rincon.
A packed house at Rebel Field saw a thriller between the South Effingham Lady Mustangs and Effingham County Lady Rebels for the Region 3-AAAAA softball championship Thursday.
The largest ever and third annual Rivers Alive Savannah River Cleanup removed nearly one ton of recyclable material and trash from the Savannah River on Sept. 27, thanks to the dedication of 123 volunteers.
Fat Tony's Garage raised $2,300 for the Treutlen House at New Ebenezer through sales of its 2015 calendar.
Springfield Fire Chief Travis Zittrouer received a check for $1,000 from Norfolk Southern Corporation for the Springfield Volunteer Fire Department.
The Exchange Club of Effingham County learned about Parent University-Effingham, a program that bridges the gap between home, school and community by offering free learning sessions to assist parents in supporting their children to achieve their goals in school and life.
Air Force Airman Dustin E. Lyons graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas.