Delores Dukes, president of the Women of the Rincon United Methodist Church, presents a check for $250 to Lisa Bush, director of Manna House, for the Manna House Ministries. Its food pantry hours of operation are Monday noon-2:30 p.m., Thursday 2-4:30 p.m. and Friday 9-11:30 a.m. For more information, call 827-2037 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Army Pvt. Jessica L. Courson has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.
Troy Alford, pictured with Effingham Sunrise Rotary Club President Bonnie Dixon, presented the American Diabetes Association fundraiser campaign to the club. Alford serves as the Effingham County representative for the 17th Annual Kiss-a-Pig "OlymPigs" fundraiser. For more information about this club, call Lonnie Pate at (888) 395-0440.
Petty Officer 3rd Class Nicholas James Chapman of Rincon graduated from C School in Jacksonville, Fla., on April 10.
Air Force Airman Helen A. VonBergen graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.
The Rotary Club of Effingham County held its annual fundraising auction, "Dollars for Dreams," at the Mill Creek Lodge on Saturday night.
Chatham County Advance Deputy Morgan McCumber is pictured presenting Corporal Patricia Gardner with the gift certificate representing a three-night stay at the Amelia Inn, Amelia Island, Fla.
Tara Robinson of Re/Max 1st Choice Realty in Rincon has earned the prestigious Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE) designation, having completed extensive training in foreclosure avoidance and short sales. This is invaluable expertise to offer at a time when the area is ravaged by "distressed" homes in the foreclosure process.
As notorious as the conditions that made the prisoner of war camp at Andersonville infamous, life was no better and perhaps even worse for the "immortal 600," said Allison Perry III.
The Historic Effingham Society moved the Zittrouer-Seckinger house from Highway 119 between Springfield and Clyo to the Living History Site on Friday.
The Effingham Hussars No. 2285, United Daughters of the Confederacy, donated a copy of the Georgia Division Song Book to the Live Oak Library, Springfield branch. This book contains music and history of the most beloved Southern heritage songs as well as a CD of the music. One of the annual activities of the Effingham Hussars chapter is to donate a book of historical significance to the library which will provide helpful information on preserving ...
The Exchange Club of Effingham presented their prestigious "Golden Deeds Award" to Gussie Nease at the Springfield United Methodist Church service on Sunday morning. This award is given to individuals who exhibit outstanding qualities and acts of service to others.
Laura Devisscher speaks to Rotarians about the services and needs of the Pregnancy Care Center of Rincon.
Jennifer Cobb, speech/language pathologist at Effingham Hospital, told the Effingham Sunrise Rotary Club about new treatments available at Effingham Hospital for dysphagia or difficulty swallowing. The medical disorder impacts mostly older patients with a cognitive impairment. The hospital offers services to help achieve optimal communication with speech impairments. The Sunrise Rotary Club meets at the Guyton Christian Church Center, 105 Third St., Guyton, Tuesday mornings at 7:30 a.m. More information is available on its Web ...
Effingham Rotary Sunrise President Bonnie Dixon thanks Darrell O'Neal for his presentation on environmental health. O'Neal works with the Department of Public Health to ensure that local restaurants are complying with FDA food code regulations. He also does testing for public pools and well water.
Another sun-splashed day greeted the hundreds and hundreds who turned out Saturday to Rincon's Church of the Harvest for the annual "We Are One-Effingham" celebration.
The crowd was estimated at 1,500 for Friday night's festivities and was strong again Saturday for the inaugural Springfield Fall Festival.
Members of the Effingham Civil Air Patrol Squadron recently spent a Monday evening at Manna House Ministries in Rincon packing food bags and boxes for those in need of food in the community.
It started off as a normal camping trip for Rincon Boy Scout Troop 650, a day trip filled with fishing, knot tying, cooking and just enjoying the trip. The Scouts were in their tents when they got an abrupt wakeup call just before midnight.
Thanksgiving is a time for families to get together with food to share in their blessings. As the holidays approach, many in the community are making do with far fewer resources because of the economy, job loss, or medical hardships.
Air Force Airman Sara J. Chitty graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas.
Parker's recently presented an iPad to Kathy Morgan of Guyton, the winner of the Parker's September Text to Win contest.
Mossy Oak Music Park in Guyton is the pride of the Rose and Lanier families.
Almost half of all women in the U.S. suffer from a vein problem, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Effingham Health System wants to shed light on a problem that keeps many women hiding their legs in the dark.
The Effingham Chamber of Commerce has announced plans for this year's 18th Annual Chamber Holiday Classic and Business Expo. The event will be held Nov. 18 from noon-4 p.m. at Effingham County High School.
A blessing of the pets was held Saturday at St. John's Lutheran Church in Rincon, along with a shot clinic.
The public is invited to a fun-filled day at the farm with Madrac Farms Pumpkin Patch - billed as the only true pumpkin patch in Effingham County. They also grow the Orange Bulldog pumpkin, a new variety of pumpkin developed by the University of Georgia to grow in Georgia's hot and humid summer climate.
Seven local dancers and their professional counterparts will take to the Effingham County High School stage Saturday night for the second annual Effingham Dancing With The Stars.
The Rotary Club of Effingham County raised nearly $1,500 for Special Olympics and scholarships for local students with a raffle during Effingham County's Oktoberfest.
Effingham Community Orchestra entertained an enthusiastic audience Sept. 23 with its second annual "Our Favorites" concert at the Effingham County Recreation and Parks Department Gymnasium in Springfield.