Rincon Police Chief Mike Bohannon awarded Officer Mark Cartwright with a certificate and a pin at a recent Rincon City Council meeting. The award came from the Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police in recognition of Cartwright's service in Afghanistan.
Air Force Airman 1st Class Jason L. Burgstiner graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.
Air Force Airman Heather C. Hardy graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.
ATLANTA - Two Coastal Georgia residents have been appointed to four-year terms on the Georgia Board of Public Safety.
William D. Pittman has been promoted to lance corporal. Pittman was selected as the outstanding student and designated class honor graduate while assigned to the U.S. Marine Corps Automotive Organizational Maintenance Course from Nov. 18, 2009 to Feb. 25. In achieving this distinction he demonstrated a high degree of aptitude and a superior academic average of 98.5
Air National Guard Airman Constance A. Jordan graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., criticized the Senate's rejection of an amendment he co-sponsored that would have created and expanded a number of tax incentives designed to help small businesses create jobs.
Statesboro's 48th Brigade Special Troops Battalion (BSTB) is the second group of Georgia's 48th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (IBCT) to return home from Afghanistan.
Air Force Airman Corey R. Wagner graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.
Standing inside the air terminal, waiting to board the bus that will take him and his fellow soldiers on the last leg of their journey home, Georgia Army Guard Sgt. Donald Hitchcock talked about what he experienced in Afghanistan.
Air National Guard Airman 1st Class David D. MacPherson III graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.
Air Force Airman Logan A. Mosley graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.
Army National Guard Pvt. Tanner L. Jordan has graduated from the Infantryman One Station Unit Training at Fort Benning. The training consists of Basic Infantry Training and Advanced Individual Training.
Air Force Airman Caleb A. Harper graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.
Christopher Michael Nelms graduated from the U.S. Navy school RTC at Great Lakes, Ill., on May 8, 2009, and from the U.S. Navy A-School in Pensacola, Fla., on Sept. 10, 2009.
The Effingham Chamber of Commerce is offering a new coffee mug that shows off some of Effingham County's tourism efforts. Pictured on the mugs in full color are photos of Civil War soldiers in a skirmish at Olde Effingham Days, the moss-draped steeple of the Jerusalem Lutheran Church at New Ebenezer, the ceremonial keg tapping at the Effingham Oktoberfest, and the historic restored county courthouse.
Army Pvt. Richard H. Grimes has graduated from the Fire Support Specialist Advanced Individual Training course at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla.
Retired Staff Sgt. James Sapp visited with cadets in the Effingham Civil Air Patrol Cadet Squadron on May 14 to share his experiences in World War II. Sapp shared narrow escapes and fortunate blessings encountered as he moved from place to place and assignment to assignment during the war.
Army Pvt. Marvin L. Wallace has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.
Effingham County residents are invited to participate in the annual Memorial Day program at Veterans Park in Springfield. The program will be held Monday at 6 p.m. and will honor all veterans. Specific honor will be paid to the 62 men from Effingham killed in action.
Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Kane L. Smith recently graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas.
Effingham County Probate Court Judge Beth Rahn Mosley has completed her probate judges training in Athens. She completed the training April 20.
Air Force Airman 1st Class Chrystopher J. Way recently graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas.
The Effingham County Republican Party will hold a public meeting Monday at 7 p.m. with Brad Saxon of the state Department of Transportation and Effingham County representatives on the proposed transportation-special purpose local option sales tax.
Effingham County will step back in time next weekend, thanks to the Effingham Convention and Visitors Bureau, the Sons of Confederate Veterans and the United Daughters of Confederacy.
Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Malcolm K. Sanford graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.
Army National Guard Pvt. Joshua D. Blanks has graduated from One Station Unit Training (OSUT) at Fort Leonard Wood, Waynesville, Mo., which included basic military training and advanced individual training (AIT).
The numbers surrounding cardiac disease are frightening and they continue to tell a story that women need to hear. According to the National Institutes of Health, one in four women die from heart disease, making it the number one killer of women in the United States.
Farms hold a central role in the heritage of our state, having formed the economic, cultural and family foundation for generations of Georgians. Some farms have been continuously operating for over 100 years and deserve recognition for their historical importance.
Bill Tyson is the Ogeechee River Soil and Water Conservation District Conservationist of the Year in Soil and Water from Effingham County.