WASHINGTON - U.S. Sens. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., and Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., climbed onto the back of a truck Wednesday to help unload more than 2,000 pounds of Vidalia onions that were driven from Georgia to Washington this week. Isakson and Chambliss delivered 10-pound boxes of the famous Georgia-grown onions to all 100 Senate offices. This is the seventh year that Georgia senators have presented the onions to their colleagues in Washington.
On Friday, Effingham Hospital donated a retired radiologic Continental/Transworld X-ray machine to Rotary International District 6920 Medical Equipment Transport Services (METS) located in Savannah.
Air Force Airman Denis L. Corder has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.
Ann Purcell, president of the Georgia Salzburger Society, was guest speaker at the Effingham Sunrise Rotary Club on May 27. Purcell demonstrated her passion for researching, collecting and telling the story of the emigrant Salzburgers who came to Effingham County in 1734.
Effingham County School Superintendent Randy Shearouse presented a very optimistic outlook in response to a recent public survey about the future of the school system. He explained the plan for the county to deal with continuing academic improvements, uniform policy, handling costs of new construction, fuel prices and new programs.
The Jewish Educational Alliance announces a partnership with the Goodwill Industries of the Coastal Empire, Inc. e-Commerce program by encouraging their membership to donate their pre-owned computers, keyboards and monitors and other technological equipment.
The Effingham County Hussars Chapter 2285, United Daughters of the Confederacy honored a Global War on Terrorism veteran in a special ceremony on April 27.
Cotton States Insurance agent Gary Melton of Rincon was recently named to The President's Roundtable for the organization.
Trey and Tyler Moody, twin brothers and members of Boy Scout Troop 665 in Rincon, received recognition for reaching the rank of Eagle Scout in an Eagle Scout Court of Honor ceremony in their honor on May 12, at the Rincon United Methodist Church.
The ladies at Effingham Care Center were treated to a hat fashion show for Mother's Day on May 9. The hats were donated by Doris Hackett and modeled by the staff. The Guyton Christian Church made corsages for the event in memory of Christine Jenkins.
Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Jeremy J. Hanvey has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.
Air Force Airman 1st Class Thomas R. Cobb has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.
Cub Scout Pack 665 held its annual Pinewood Derby at Rincon Elementary School. The scouts raced cars that they made out of blocks of wood.
Effingham Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Rick Lott estimated the crowd for the fifth annual Oktoberfest at about 3,500 for the two days, a little bit down from last year.
MACON - The Georgia State Patrol's Troop I was one of several law enforcement agencies to take home a prize last Wednesday when the Governor's Office of Highway Safety hosted its 15th annual Governor's Challenge Awards at the Macon Centreplex.
Fifteen law enforcement students graduated Friday from basic jail officer training at the Effingham County Sheriff's Office. This was the first in-house jail officer school hosted by ECSO.
A group of businessmen recently spruced up the Treutlen House at New Ebenezer.
Friends, neighbors and city of Rincon co-workers raised money Saturday for Jose Jimenez.
Karla Gnann had her head shaved Saturday night as part of the "Do It For Debra" event, which raised money to help Debra Bunch in her bout with cancer.
Levi Scott, environment of care manager for Effingham Health System, was selected as the Georgia 2014 National Finalist for Allied Laundry Manager of the Year.
The third annual Rivers Alive! Savannah River Cleanup will be held Sept. 27 from 8 a.m.-noon, at the Historic Ebenezer Landing at the end of Highway 275. The event is free and open to the public.
About two dozen people chipped in Saturday to renovate and spruce up Family Promise of Effingham County's day center in Springfield.
Members of the Georgia Council for the Arts visited the Mars Theatre last Thursday.
The dates have been set for what has become Effingham County's largest outdoor festival and this year it will again be held on a much larger venue.
Effingham County and South Effingham high schools put on quite a show Friday in their annual battle on the football field.
Complete with a chairperson dressed as Wonder Woman, the United Way of Effingham County kicked off its 2014 fundraising campaign Wednesday with the theme of "together working wonders."
R&B musician Ironing Board Sam will be taking the stage at the Mars on Saturday. This show will be the fifth in a series of six concerts at the Mars Theatre in support of American Roots and Blues Artists through the Music Maker Relief Foundation.
Family Promise of Effingham County held a fundraiser golf tournament Saturday at Lost Plantation Golf Course, raising more than $4,000 to help homeless families in Effingham.