Maggie Helmly, an upcoming second grader at Blandford Elementary, got to throw out the first pitch at the Savannah Sand Gnats game on June 29.
Army National Guard Pvt. Whitney L. Robinson has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.
Troop 165 held an Eagle Scout Court of Honor for Richard Wade Morgan at the Rincon Lions Club on May 24.
The Sons of Confederate Veterans, Camp Davis, won first place in the Rincon Fourth of July Parade on Friday.
Recently the Board of Representatives of Manna House voted to build a larger receiving and storage area adjacent to their main building.
Georgia Army National Guardsman Sgt. Ricky L. Deas of Bloomingdale, section chief, Battery B, 1/214 Field Artillery Battalion, was recently awarded the Georgia Commendation Medal at ceremonies at the Thomson-based unit.
Effingham County Chamber of Commerce Director Ken Stoner discusses some of the new marketing ideas and the results of the Chamber membership survey.
Community members attended a fundraiser to support Jacob Harper on Saturday.
After serving his country for more than three and a half decades, Col. Charles S. McMillan is retiring from the Georgia Air National Guard. His retirement ends a storied career that began in 1970 when he joined the Marine Corps Reserves.
Lt. Col. D. Lawrence Eaddy has been selected to serve as the new commander of the 165th Logistics Readiness Squadron, an element of the 165th Airlift Wing.
Rincon United Methodist recently sent a group of students from Ashberry College to Manna House to give their assistance to the ministry. Each student worked hard and much was accomplished.
United Way Advisory Board members gathered at the United Way Effingham Service Center on Monday morning to celebrate the reopening of the center after renovations to the building that houses the center were completed.
Roy Harris, commander of the Chatham County Counter Narcotics Team, addressed the Sunrise Rotary Club in Guyton on June 17.
The sheriff and chief deputy reported on several accomplishments when they spoke at the Sunrise Rotary meeting. T
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.