Gary Hall of Rincon, a material control technician with the 117th Air Control Squadron of the Georgia Air National Guard, was recently promoted to the rank of staff sergeant during ceremonies at the Hunter Army Airfield-based Air Guard unit.
Effingham County Public Safety Director Val Ashcraft told the Effingham Sunrise Rotary Club on Tuesday morning about technology improvements in the communications systems that keep emergency services connected in Effingham and surrounding counties. The upgrades will keep Effingham County in touch in spite of terrorist attacks or natural disasters.
GUYTON - In her new children's book, "The Christmas Donkey" (published by AuthorHouse), Linda Whitten-Goros offers readers a brand new look at a traditional story: the birth of Jesus and his purpose for man from the perspective of a young donkey named Apart. As the story begins:
He goes by Father Martino, in homage to St. Martin de Porres, who dedicated his life to working with the poor and seeking harmony. The Rev. Nguyen Thong Ba, in reality, is a Vietnamese immigrant who offered his never-ending gratitude for the American servicemembers who fought and died in his homeland decades ago.
The Effingham County Relay For Life Night is scheduled for Friday from 7 p.m.-1 a.m. at Effingham County High School. Twenty-eight teams have been raising money toward this year's goal of $58,500 to be presented to the American Cancer Society.