The community enjoyed a "celebration of Effingham's heritage and faith" Sunday at the New Ebenezer Retreat and Conference Center.
Applications for the 2013 Effingham Empty Stocking Fund will be taken through Friday between the 2-4 p.m. each day at the Effingham Department of Family and Children Services office in Springfield.
Effingham Community Orchestra will present its seventh annual holiday concert and homemade cookie sale Dec. 8 at the Effingham County Recreation and Parks gym in Springfield.
The Effingham County Health Department, in partnership with the Georgia Department of Public Safety, will hold a Toys for Tots toy drive at the Fred's store in Rincon on Dec. 7 from 10 a.m.-noon.
Jimmie Brinson of Clyo was named the grand champion of the annual Dickens Village Craft Festival.
Sherry Duff, work-based learning coordinator at Effingham County High School, shared with the Sunrise Rotary Club the connections and opportunites for work and learning that the work-based program provides through the Effingham County School System.
The United Way Effingham Service Center recently hosted the inaugural Smart Choices program.
Joseph (Joe) Crews from Rincon spoke to the Effingham Exchange Club about "one nation under God" at its Nov. 6 meeting.
Army Pvt. Charles K. Westbrook has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C.
The city of Rincon kicked off the holiday season Saturday with it annual Christmas parade.
Still going strong at 90 years old, Morris Oglesby insists on keeping himself busy.
Army Reserve Spec. Paul J. Kimbal has graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning in Columbus.
The American Cancer Society held its annual Effingham County Memorial Service.
The Effingham Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual Eggs and Issues breakfast Dec. 5 at 7:30 a.m. at the Effingham College and Career Academy on Highway 21 in Rincon.
A good Christmas awaits Ashley Boyette's husband Tommy.
Family Promise of Effingham County has opened its doors to hosting homeless families in the community.
Cadets James Jolin, Christopher Palmer and Trevor Charles all received their "first stripe" on their way to success in the Civil Air Patrol cadet program.
Ashley Moore, the new executive director of Family Promise of Effingham, spoke to the Effingham Sunrise Rotary Club about her role, as well as the history and future of Family Promise helping homeless families in Effingham County.
The Effingham Chamber of Commerce is kicking off the new year for the Leadership Effingham program.
The second annual Summer's End 5K Trail Run to benefit the Treutlen House at New Ebenezer is set for Aug. 16.