Effingham Sunrise Rotary Secretary Ed Brown was recognized for being a four-time Paul Harris Fellow for financial contributions to the Rotary Foundation International. District Governor Kenan Kern made a special trip to meet with the Effingham Sunrise Rotary group and to personally present Brown with this prestigious award.
Air Force Airman Ryan D. Conway graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.
Members of the state House of Representatives and the Senate paid honor to the 275th anniversary of the Salzburgers' arrival in Georgia, with resolutions passed and read in both chambers.
Army National Guard Pvt. Anthony L. Miley has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla.
Jenny Harris, daughter of Chris and Teresa Harris of Rincon, has been selected as a finalist for Georgia's 29th annual homecoming queen selection to be held March 28-29 at the Holiday Inn Select Atlanta Airport South. Harris is the reigning homecoming queen for South Effingham High School.
The residents at Effingham Care Center were entertained Saturday by the Lotus Dance Company, which performed a variety of Middle Eastern and fusion dances. The residents enjoyed the colorful costumes, veils and the canes they used during the performance.
Studio 21 raised $700 for Treutlen House by holding a cut-a-thon March 7.
Victoria TenBroeck shared her enthusiasm for the services the American Cancer Society offers local residents with the Rotary Club of Effingham County. TenBroeck is particularly excited about this year's Relay for Life and is counting on it to be "the world's largest pajama party." Find more information on ACS research efforts, education, services or the Relay for Life at www.cancer.org.
The Effingham Academy class of 1956 held its 53rd reunion at Johnny Harris Restaurant. The evening began with a social hour at 5:30 p.m. and there were door prizes of chocolate candies and red silk roses for the ladies. A happy birthday was wished to Jimmy Derrick and a special welcome was given to Sally Graham Cavannah, attending her first reunion.
The Rincon Garden Club's 2009-10 season began with the installation of officers. The meeting was held in the home of Jim Scott. A white elephant sale was held to raise funds for their treasury. The club's objective is to beautify Rincon as seen by the plants and flowers in front of City Hall, the library, Manna House and the Hinely building. The Christmas tree given to the city by the Lion's Club was decorated by the Rincon Garden Club.
Air Force Airman Melanie J. Anderson has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.
Archie Jenkins, program coordinator for the Food OutReach Co-op of Effingham (FORCE), provided Effingham Sunrise Rotarians with statistics on hunger in the community. The number of students that are eligible for free or reduced lunches in the Effingham school system stands at 36.9 percent, or 4,081 students. Here he is greeted by Sunrise Rotary president Bonnie Dixon.
Army National Guard Pvt. John G. LaVine has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla.
The Georgia Salzburger Society will begin a year-long celebration marking the 275th anniversary of the arrival of the first Salzburgers to the Georgia colony.
Studio 21 held a cut-a-thon Saturday to raise money for Treutlen House. They raised $700 for the boys home.
Effingham County is a long way from Germany, but Jenny Daley feels right at home.
The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) along with national sponsor ADP presented The Savannah Area Chapter of SHRM with the National Pinnacle Award on July 26 for its Preserving Human Capital workplace violence education and training program.
The American Diabetes Association's fall campaign, Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes, gets under way with the 5th Annual Hugh H. Armstrong Sr. Memorial Kayak for a Kure, to be held Aug. 18.
Georgia-Pacific is rewarding individual acts of community service through its "Tips the Hat" contest in which community volunteers living in southeast Georgia communities where the company has operating facilities will be chosen to direct up to $4,000 in contributions from the Georgia-Pacific Foundation to local charities.
Airman Steven Hamilton has successfully completed and graduated from the basic training at Lackland, Air Force Base, Texas.
With extreme heat keeping some donors at home and severe storms forcing the cancellation of dozens of blood drives earlier in the month, the American Red Cross continues to have an emergency need for donors of all blood types.
Sen. Jack Hill made a presentation on upcoming bills and tax proposals during a recent visit with the Effingham Sunrise Rotary Club.
The hot weather Saturday didn't stop Blackburn Blueberry Farm in Kildare from hosting its annual blueberry festival.
Abby Smith, 4-H agent for Effingham County, has been elected to serve as Georgia Association of Extension 4-H agents state secretary for 2012-2013. Her term will begin in August.
After bridging to Junior Scouts in April, the scouts in Girl Scout Troop 30197 earned their first Junior Badge, the Council's Own Savannah Sings badge, by joining Daisy Troop 30235 for a sing-along.
The organization Helping Out Pets in Effingham (HOPE) hosted a pet expo Saturday in Rincon.
The Effingham Hussars Chapter 2285 of the Georgia Division of the United Daughters of the Confederacy recently made a book donation to the Effingham branches of the Live Oak Public Library System.
Many Effingham County residents are still without power following Sunday night's round of storms. The Effingham County Health Department wants to remind residents that while the power is out, refrigerator and freezer doors should remain closed as much as possible to keep food cold longer.
Fireworks and Independence Day go hand-in-hand, and Effingham County Sheriff's deputies want all citizens to enjoy a safe and fire-free July 4th celebration.
Tybee Island will host Independence Day fireworks July 3 at 9:15 p.m.