The Empty Stocking Fund made Christmas brighter for several Effingham County families again in 2013.
The Rotary Club of Effingham County is taking nominations for its annual Volunteer of the Year award.
Nominations are being accepted for this year's Shaw Wilkerson Outstanding Achievement Award.
Technical Sgt. Jeffrey Pittman has been named the non-commissioned officer of the year for the Combat Readiness Training Center. Tech Sgt. Pittman serves as the lead NCO in the supply section of mission support for the CRTC and most recently directed the unit's drug testing program. He is a resident Effingham County.
The Noon and Sunrise Rotary Clubs of Effingham County combined their efforts to apply for and receive an approximately $1,200 grant from Rotary International to support Effingham Connect (formerly the Center for Working Families).
The storm that blew through Effingham County on Saturday caused some damage but no serious injuries, according to the Effingham County Sheriff's Office.
Springfield native Robert M. Williams Jr. has been named to Georgia Trend magazine's list of the "100 Most Influential Georgians."
The Effingham County Sheriff's Office Traffic Enforcement Unit will host two more Georgia Teens Ride with Pride courses on Jan. 18 at the Effingham County Courthouse. The first class will be from 9-11 a.m. with the second from 1-3 p.m.
Rincon elected officials were sworn in at the first city council meeting of the year on Monday night.
Longtime Rincon City Council member Levi Scott Jr. will lead the 2014 Martin Luther King Jr. Day Parade in Springfield.
The Lakeview Divas of Lakeview Manor enjoyed a Christmas get-together Dec. 19.
The Effingham County Chamber of Commerce will hold its monthly membership lunch Jan. 8 with guest speaker Tommy Deadwyler, cultural affairs director for the city of Springfield.
The YMCA of Coastal Georgia is offering no joiner's fee for anyone who becomes a member at any of its locations this month.
Rather than exchange Christmas gifts among themselves this year, DeWitt Insurance Agency employees took up a collection for Family Promise of Effingham County.
Makala Johnson won the Christmas coloring contest sponsored by the Effingham Herald and Teach Right.
The Rincon Walmart is partnering with United Way of the Coastal Empire's Effingham Service Center to collect school supplies for students in need.
Josh Sanders, a singer/songwriter from Faulkville, will record a live video at the Mars Theatre on Sept. 12. Sanders recently opened for Corey Smith at the Music Vault and Red June at the Mars Theatre.
The United Way, Effingham Recreation and Parks and other sponsors welcomed a big crowd to the annual Back-to-School Blowout on Tuesday.
Rincon City Council honored float entry winners from the Freedom Rings Parade at Monday night's meeting.