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.
The Living History Site gave a glimpse of an old-time Christmas on Saturday. Olde Effingham Christmas was held in conjunction with extended shopping hours by Springfield merchants, a sausage and grits supper at Springfield City Hall and a performance by the DePue Brothers Band at the Mars Theatre.
Farmers Furniture in Rincon hosted a fundraiser for the Kessler family.
Even after United Way of Effingham County surpassed its 2014 fundraising campaign goal last month, contributions continued to come in.
In each week of its 2014 fundraising campaign, the United Way of Effingham County drew for a prize valued $500-$1,000. Anyone who attended a United Way campaign presentation was eligible to win.
Close your eyes… imagine you're a single mom, or dad, with three small children, two have special needs. Christmas is here and there is no possible way to make this season any different from the day-to-day existence that is their lives. You want so much to make Christmas special for the children, maybe a small toy, new socks, a warm jacket or simply a meal to fill their tummies. The medicine they need but no money to buy it, or a pair of shoes to keep their little feet warm and dry.
Long before becoming the site of the Effingham County Sheriff's Office and Jail, a tract of land at Highway 21 and First Street in Springfield was home to a Confederate convalescent camp during the Civil War.
The city of Springfield and several other agencies and entities have finalized an agreement to protect a historically-significant and environmentally-fragile area.
Guyton enjoyed a holiday tradition with its annual Christmas parade on Saturday.
At the Exchange Club of Effingham's meeting last week, Springfield Merchants Association President Jamey Stancell shared updates on Springfield and the close relationship the SMA has with the city.
Several people toook home trophies from the eighth annual Dickens Craft Festival, hosted by First Baptist Church of Rincon.
Effingham celebrated the holidays, and the county's heritage, Sunday at the annual Historic Effingham Christmas at Ebenezer.
The Citizens of Georgia Power Savannah Generation Chapter recently presented a $2,500 check the Treutlen House at New Ebenezer.
Olde Effingham Christmas will be held Dec. 13 in downtown Springfield, with shopping, music, arts and crafts and more.
Farmers Furniture in Rincon will host a fundraiser Dec. 13 for Daniel Kessler and his three young children.
Effingham County got the Christmas season off to a festive start Saturday with the Rincon Lions Club's annual Christmas parade.