ATLANTA - Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens urges parents to protect their children - and themselves - from the dangers of fireworks during the New Year's holiday.
The Edward Jones office of Frank Bevenour has a school drive for the Treutlen House on an annual basis. Normally the school supply drive is held at the beginning of the school year.
The Springfield Garden Club has announced the winners in its annual outdoor Christmas decorations contest.
Kaitlin Zalys, 7, of Guyton won the Christmas coloring contest sponsored by Teach Right and the Effingham Herald. Zalys said she spent "a couple hours" coloring the Christmas tree and gingerbread house images for the contest.
Georgia Power Plant McIntosh employees and vendors recently contributed more than $6,500 to the Exchange Club of Effingham County's annual Empty Stocking Fund.
With the U.S. Postal Service predicting its busiest holiday season ever, the post offices in Springfield and Rincon will be open regular business hours on both Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve.
Individuals, churches, civic groups and businesses are all encouraged to make monetary contributions to help needy families at Christmas through the Exchange Club's Empty Stocking Fund.
Dr. Mark L. Mudano, orthopaedic surgeon at Effingham Hospital, spoke to the Exchange Club of Effingham County about orthopaedics and the recent expansion at Effingham Hospital.
The Georgia Department of Transportation anticipates heavy traffic during this Christmas and New Year's holidays. So that motorists can better enjoy their travels through southeast Georgia, the Georgia DOT announced that construction-related lane closures on all interstates and major state routes will be suspended beginning Friday at 5 p.m. and continuing through midnight Jan. 1.
Effingham County Chamber of Commerce representatives helped Papa John's cut the ribbon on its new location, near Teach Right in Rincon.
One of Effingham County's newest homeowners is enjoying the tranquility of his residence - until it's time to pack up the bats, gloves and cleats and head west to go back to work.
A festive holiday mood, the sound of beautiful holiday music and the aroma of homemade cookies filled the Effingham County Recreation and Parks Department Gymnasium on Dec. 2 as Effingham Community Orchestra presented its sixth annual holiday concert and homemade cookie sale.
Effingham County Chamber of Commerce representatives helped Salon celebrate its opening in the former Glaze space at Goshen Crossing.
The Effingham Chamber of Commerce recently held ribbon cuttings to welcome two businesses, the new Farmers Furniture store in Rincon and Ashley Boyette's new State Farm office in Rincon.
Air Force Airman Courtney L. Butler graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas.
WTOC-TV anchor Sonny Dixon spoke to the Exchange Club at its meeting celebrating its 25-year anniversary in Effingham.
Effingham County Schools made a big donation - about a 15,000-pound one - to help Family Promise of Effingham County get rolling.
The United Way of Effingham County is on its way toward reaching its 2013 fundraising goal.
One of the favorite local events at this time of year is Rincon's annual scarecrow contest, and the city has now made participating in it easier.