Senior Master Sgt. Reginald McPherson has been promoted to chief master sergeant, the highest rank that can be attained by a non-commissioned officer in the U.S. Air Force. Chief Master Sgt. McPherson received a personal notice of the promotion to the grade of chief master sergeant from Maj. Gen. William T. Nesbitt, commander, Georgia National Guard. Chief Master Sgt. "Reggie" McPherson is the full-time logistics readiness squadron operations compliance superintendent for the 165th Airlift Wing, Georgia Air ...
Don Hicklen will serve as the grand marshal of the 2011 Martin Luther King Jr. Day Parade on Jan. 17. The parade, to be held in downtown Springfield, will begin at 10 a.m. The annual breakfast for the MLK Jr. Day Observance will begin at 7:30 a.m. and will be held in the Effingham County administrative complex.
Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Zackary D. Nelson graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force. He is the son of Larry ...
Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Iria V. Morrissette graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force. He is the son of Cynthia ...
Charlotte Stone, LPN, was chosen as the recipient of the 2010 Dr. Ray D. Webb Scholarship.
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The Effingham Cadet Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol met at Sweet Water Grill for its annual Christmas dinner. Following the meal, Squadron Commander, Lt. Richard Bush announced that Cadet Capt. Twibell will be the Squadron's Cadet Commander effective Jan. 1, 2011. Twibell set out his plans for the year which include regular meetings, several day trips and implementation of the "Cadet of the Quarter" program. Besides the cadets and members of their families, Deputy ...
Archie Jenkins, the coordinator for F.O.R.C.E., spoke to the Effingham Rotary Club. F.O.R.C.E. is the acronym for Food Outreach Co-op of Effingham, a non-profit, 501(c)3 organization representing a collaboration of agencies, churches and food pantries in the county. Services are coordinated throughout the county by sharing resources and distributing food items to those in need. Local organizations, churches, civic groups and schools who wish to do food drives or have fundraisers are asked to consider ...
Photo providedBrenda Dasher, center, is sworn in as a new member of the Rincon Lions Club by Rincon Lions Club president Billy Dasher.
Members of the Exchange Club put their money where their mouth is - loose change in a cup to contribute to the Empty Stocking Fund. "All of us have loose change laying around the house, on the dresser, in the desk drawer, in a can in the closet, etc," said Reggie Loper, chairman of the fund drive. "This is money that can make a big difference for the Empty Stocking Fund and will really not be ...
Coach Rick Tomberlin from Effingham County High School was the guest speaker at the Exchange Club of Effingham County. Coach Tomberlin, who is in his first year at ECHS, led the Rebels to a 6-4 season. His other career accomplishments include an overall record of 228-105, three state championships, nine region championships, five appearances in the Georgia Dome, winning four of them, and five state weightlifting championships. However, his proudest accomplishment is his family, including his ...
Debbie and Rob Porterfield receive a plaque from Danny Fries for being the grand marshals of this year's annual Rincon Lions Club Christmas Parade.
Bill Cathcart spoke to a group of 40 or more people at the Exchange Club of Effingham County for it One Nation Under God Program. Cathcart is the vice president and general manager of WTOC-TV. The One Nation Under God project was adopted on July 30, 1964, by Exchange leaders seeking to heighten awareness of the nation's religious heritage.
Danny Fries receives a pin for 35 years of service to the Lions Club. During his membership, Fries has established seven different Lions Clubs throughout the region.
Air Force Airman Matthew J. Salter graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force. Salter is the son of Ricky Salter of Rincon, ...
Savannah firefighters and the Joseph M. Still Burn Center Foundation urge caution and safety for the 4th of July.
With temperatures already having broken triple digits, and more hot weather expected soon, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta advises the following precautions to prevent heat-related illnesses:
New Ebenezer Retreat Center will hold a day camp for boys and girls ages 6-12 from July 16-20 from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. each day.
The Effingham YMCA is accepting nominations for the Christian Leadership Academy.
The American Red Cross blood supply has reached emergency levels with 50,000 fewer donations than expected in June. This shortfall leaves the Red Cross with half the readily available blood products on hand now than this time last year.
Joe Tallent was recently honored as Rotarian of the Year by the Effingham Sunrise Rotary Club.
Effingham Health System invites community members to attend a special one-day event to learn more about the wide variety of healthcare services available on the expanded campus.
Effingham Community Orchestra Director Andrea Huff has announced that the orchestra will present its "Something Old, Something New, Something Patriotic Too" concert and silent auction fundraiser on Sunday at the Effingham County Recreation and Parks gymnasium.
Susan Dobson from Effingham County Probate Court received a Certificate of Certification for 90 hours of training from The Institute of Judicial Education.
With the summer season here, children spend more of their time in the home, be it on their own, or with a family member or care giver. Accidental poisonings, choking, suffocation, drowning and falls are all most likely to occur in a home setting, according to national statistics. In fact, falls account for more than a third of all fatal injuries.
Trinity Lutheran Church from Ohio sent its youth group to Manna House to volunteer its time in outreach missions. This is the group's second year coming to Effingham County to volunteer at various places during its week-long stay at New Ebenezer Retreat Center.
Nathan Wilson, Exploring captain of the Effingham County Sheriff's Office Law Enforcement Exploring post, received recognition from Sheriff Jimmy McDuffie on June 5 for participating in the Exploring Program for the last three years.
The Rotary Club of Effingham County recently inducted Tom Matyjasik as president for 2012-13.
Daisy Girl Scout Troop 30387 of Effingham County recently donated food to GLOW Ministries as part of their community outreach. The girls learned that GLOW stands for God Loves Orphans and Widows and is a non-profit organization that provides food to local families in need of some extra help.
The Savannah Diocesan Council of Catholic Women (SDCCW) recently held its annual convention in Savannah. In keeping with the National Council of Catholic Women's Campaign for Human Dignity, the Savannah Deanery CCW chose the Effingham County Victim Witness Assistance Program as the local charity to help.