Cadet 2nd Lt. Aaron M. Abbs of the Civil Air Patrol Effingham Cadet Squadron was awarded the General Billy Mitchell Award by Group IV commander Maj. Richard Bush last month.
Family Promise of Effingham is close to opening its doors, but first the organization needs volunteers to ready its day center.
Air Force Airman 1st Class Thaddeus A. Alexander graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas.
Clyo Youth Chapter was recognized as the outstanding chapter of the year at the Prince Hall Grand Chapter Order of the Eastern Star 38th Grand Youth Session, held in Statesboro on April 25-26. There are 47 youth chapters in the Grand Youth Chapter.
In light of the accusations of waiting lists and other problems at Veterans Administration hospitals and facilities across the country, state Sen. Jack Hill said the nation needs to make taking care of its veterans one of its top priorities.
Students typically enjoy the last day of school, but three Effingham County girls had an unforgettable one Friday.
The Effingham Health System Auxiliary was awarded the Sunrise Rotary Club of Effingham County's Service Above Self Award.
Rincon residents participated in the National Letter Carriers Postal Food Drive on May 10, as they were encouraged to fill a bag with non-perishable food items and place it at their mailbox. These items were collected and donated to a local food pantry to help "stamp out" hunger.
On Monday, Effingham County citizens will come together for a Memorial Day program in the Veterans Park to remember those who have served their country. It is a national holiday set aside for this remembrance and appreciation of veterans.
Each year, the United Daughters of the Confederacy sponsors an essay contest for students in grades 5-12. This year's topic was "March to the Sea."
Six cadets with the Civil Air Patrol Effingham Cadet Squadron took to the air recently in their first flight in the CAP cadet program from Plantation Air Park near Sylvania. The cadets taking their first flight were Jackson Butler, Trevor Charles, Adam Daugherty, Evan Jenkins, James Jolin and Christopher Palmer.
Effingham County's Jean Vaught received the volunteer of the year award from the Georgia Emergency Management Association, in recognition of her volunteer work with the Effingham County Emergency Management Agency.
Air Force Airman 1st Class Emily T. Kush graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas.
Air Force Airman 1st Class Cody L. Lovick graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas.
The week before Memorial Day each year is highlighted by one of Effingham's largest and premier events. The 39th Bluegrass and Gospel Music Festival runs May 21-25.
An Effingham County family has been featured in a national magazine as a "coolest black family in America."
The Effingham Chamber's fifth annual Taste of Effingham is scheduled for March 5 from 5-7 p.m. Chamber Director Rick Lott said that as of Feb. 18, 18 booths signed up to provide food and beverage to the audience at the Effingham County Recreation and Parks gymnasium on Highway 119 in Springfield.
Air Force Airman Christopher L. Colton graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas.
Trevor Baeten has finished his Eagle Scout project of building and installing new picnic tables at the Effingham County Methodist Campground and at Springfield United Methodist Church.
Two organizations dedicated to housing initiatives are hoping to help establish more places for lower-income families to live in Effingham County.
Air Force Airman Bobby X. Kennedy graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas.