The members and guests of the Rotary Club of Effingham County were entertained by the Barbershop Quartet Fully Invested at their last meeting of 2008. The club meets at St. John's Lutheran Church in Rincon, on Thursdays at 12:30 p.m. and will resume their meetings on Jan. 8.
Gregory P. McGahee graduated from the Air National Guard Academy of Military Science at McGhee Tyson Air National Guard Base, Knoxville, Tenn., and was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the Air National Guard.
Air Force Airman Bradley M. Collins has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.
Lisa Woodcock of Citizens Bank of Effingham recently completed graduation requirements for Compliance School, sponsored by the Community Bankers Association of Georgia (CBA). She has been with the bank since its founding in 1998 and currently serves as a compliance officer overseeing deposit controls and various aspects of the Bank Secrecy Act set forth by Congress.
Army Spec. David M. Riecke has returned to the 164th Military Police Company at Fort Richardson, Alaska, after being deployed to an overseas forward operating base in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
The Effingham Sunrise Rotary Club President Bonnie Dixon congratulated Sgt. Ramsey Mannon of the Effingham County Sheriff's Office for his work with the Law Enforcement Explorers program.
Effingham Sunrise Rotary President Bonnie Dixon thanked members of the Treutlen House board, Mose Mock, Joyce Anne Tuten and Rebecca Boston.
The board of the Georgia Academy for Economic Development announces the local graduates from the 2008 Region 12 Multi-Day Training Program. Effingham County graduates at the Nov. 20 ceremony included Amy Rogers of Effingham Hospital and Kia Westmoreland of the city of Rincon.
Effingham Sunrise Rotary donated $1,000 for the Effingham Empty Stocking Fund. Reggie Loper and Donnie Rahn accepted the check that was presented by President Bonnie Dixon.
On Dec. 6, retired former members of the old Battery C, 2nd Battalion, 214th Field Artillery, a Georgia Army National Guard Unit from Springfield, had a reunion at Rahn's Pond. The old unit became Battery C, 2nd Battalion, 214th Field Artillery in the reorganization in the summer of 1968. This unit remained as the same artillery unit until its deactivation in August 1993 (a total of 25 years of continued service).
Senior Master Sgt. Reginald McPherson has been named as the senior non-commissioned officer of the quarter, fourth quarter 2008, for the 165th Airlift Wing.
The Red Hatters of Rincon recently had a two-fold celebration. It was "National Cookie Day" and "Reduation Day" for one of their members.
Effingham County School System Superintendent Randy Shearouse spoke to the Effingham Sunrise Rotary Club and gave a positive update on the current state of the school system. Shearouse told the group that they are "on track" with all initiatives such as new schools and better test scores while remaining within budget.
A local committee is working to establish a free health clinic in Effingham County.
Georgia Southern University donated $1,500 to the Bulloch Court-Appointed Special Advocate (CASA). The gift, a result of the university winning the 2014 Chancellor's Fall Classic Charity Cup golf tournament in Athens, was presented by President Brooks A. Keel to Lainie Jenkins, executive director of CASA.
The Effingham County Chamber of Commerce baked up one of the Georgia Legislature's favorite traditions Thursday.
The Mars Theatre recently gave a $675 donation to United Way of the Coastal Empire's Food OutReach Co-op of Effingham (FORCE).
The United Way's e-CONNECT (Effingham Community Network Navigation Center) will hold a free program Wednesday on how the Affordable Care Act may affect tax returns.
An "American Idol" came to Guyton on Saturday night.
Though he was speaking to a room populated mostly with adults, Pace Goodway's message Monday morning applied to young people - and to the older folks gathered in the Effingham County administrative complex.
Effingham County will begin its annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day observance with a 7:30 a.m. breakfast at the county administrative complex.
Effingham County Family Connection thanked its many community partners at a luncheon Thursday at the Gnann-Webb House in Springfield.
The Effingham Exchange Club announced it raised a record-setting $24,276 for its annual Empty Stocking Fund campaign.
Kristen Wert was impressed that major league baseball player Josh Reddick donated brand-new shoes and clothing to the Treutlen House at New Ebenezer on Friday.
Air Force Airman 1st Class D'angelo S. Giles graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas.
The Effingham County branch of the NAACP held its annual Emancipation Proclamation on Jan. 1 at Union Spring Independent Methodist Church on Berryville Road.
The United Way of Effingham County is looking for people in the community to serve as IRS-certified volunteer tax preparers.
Effingham Community Orchestra musicians and volunteers were out in the community promoting the eighth annual holiday concert and homemade cookie sale and selling tickets for their annual fundraising raffle from September through November. The item being raffled was a new Fender acoustic guitar pack including the guitar and accessories.