The Gourd Retreat-Southern Style was held at Ebenezer Retreat Center on March 26-29. The retreat sponsored an auction to benefit the Low Country Down Syndrome Society at its Saturday night banquet. Gourd artists from all over the country came together at the retreat sponsored by Charlotte Durrence to take classes with other gourd friends. These artists donated many pieces of gourd art to be auctioned. They had artists from as far away as Arizona and ...
Bethesda United Methodist Church recently made a donation of $1,200 to Manna House Ministries. First Baptist Church of Rincon also sent a special offering of $1,057 for the ministry. Rincon United Methodist, Faith Presbyterian, St. Luke's Episcopal, Bethel Lutheran, Mizpah United Methodist, and Faith Baptist Church contributed more than 500 pounds of food during the March.
Rincon Mayor Ken Lee introduced Rincon's new city manager, Mike Phillips, and the city's new chief of police, Mike Bohannon, to members of the Rotary Club of Effingham County.
Effingham Rotary Sunrise President Bonnie Dixon presents Daniel Westcot of the Georgia Forestry Commission with a commemorative pen. Westcot presented the club with the latest information on benefits of having green spaces, planted forests and ecological balance.
Air National Guard Airman Heather N. Rooker graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.
The residents at Effingham Care Center made Easter bonnets on April 8. The bonnets were made out of paper plates, multi-colored flowers and lace. The residents had a great time using their creativity to make these one of a kind bonnets.
Manna House Ministries Director Lisa Bush, Food Lion Manager James Curry and Sonya Singletary show off the shopping carts of food donated to Manna House.
John Chancey and Eveline Reiser were crowned Mr. and Mrs. Care Center for 2009. This year's pageant theme was "In the Garden" and there were 35 women and nine men competing for the title. A special thanks goes to Kaye Pitts, Rose Marie Tebeau and Evelyn Davis for serving as judges.
Jacqueline Brown represented Effingham County in the 8th annual Leadership Southeast Georgia program. Brown was awarded her diploma at the graduation ceremony held March 14 at the Nessmith-Lane Building at Georgia Southern University.
Navy Seaman Recruit Brian C. Hobson, son of Eddie and Roxanne Moon of Guyton, and Brian W. Hobson of Deridder, La., recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command in Great Lakes, Ill.
Julia Cochran is a returning Rotarian who has spent much of her life abroad serving others.
Laura Hahn of the United States Anti-Doping Agency spoke to the Rotary Club of Effingham County at their regular weekly meeting. USADA is responsible for the testing of all the Olympic athletes, in and out of competition. When not competing in an event, the athletes must make themselves available for random testing at USADA's request. USADA's goals are to preserve, protect and inspire clean sport. For more information on performance enhancing drugs and their health ...
Effingham Sunrise Rotary President Bonnie Dixon presented Effingham Herald Publisher Karen Tanksley with a commemorative pen for her presentation on the positive changes at the paper.
Effingham Sunrise Rotary President Bonnie Dixon presents a donation to Effingham YMCA Director Kim Dennis and YMCA board chairman Pete Lancaster. The two thanked the Sunrise Rotary for their continued support over the years and shared plans to grow for the future.
The residents at Effingham Care facility were mesmerized by the tricks Mr. Magic performed for them on March 24. The residents enjoyed the handkerchiefs, the bird and the Chinese rings that were used during the show. Many of the residents are still wondering "How did he do that?"
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.
Kim Dennis, director of the YMCA of Effingham County, spoke to the Exchange Club of Effingham County about the history of the YMCA and how it evolved into the worldwide organization that helps strengthen the community through its programs for people of all ages.
Any Effingham County taxpayer who disagrees with the current value of their property can file a property tax return between Jan. 1 and April 1 with the Effingham County Board of Tax Assessors.
Historic Effingham Society celebrated another productive year at its annual banquet Saturday at New Ebenezer Retreat Center.
The residents at Effingham Care Center love playing their rendition of the game show "Minute To Win It." Pictured playing the M&M game are Dena Carter, Norma Exley, Edna Palmer, Edna Powell and CNA Deborah Goldwire.
Wanda Price from the Effingham County Sanitation Department came and spoke to the Effingham Exchange Club about the new county recycling program.
Army Pfc. Ben G. Vaughn III has graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning.
Air Force Airman Roderick Ponton Jr. graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.
ATLANTA-Rincon Mayor Ken Lee was recognized at the Georgia Municipal Association's Annual Mayors' Day Conference in Atlanta on Jan. 22 for participating in the annual Robert E. Knox Leadership Institute for Elected Officials.
Airman First Class (A1C) Jason L. Burgstiner of Rincon recently graduated from the 12 week Air Force Cryptologic Technical Training School at Goodfellow Air Force Base in San Angelo, Texas.
Lt. Col. Rainer "Speedy" Gomez has been promoted to the rank of colonel and has taken command of the 165th Operations Group, a unit of the 165th Airlift Wing, Georgia Air National Guard.
In celebration of the Farm City week Nov. 18-24, the Effingham Farm Bureau held a food drive for the local food banks.
Effingham Sunrise Rotary President, Solomon Smith, is shown here thanking Betsy Tallent RN, BSN of Effingham Hospital. Tallent is the chief nursing officer and spoke to the group about the modernization project at Effingham Hospital. If you have any questions for Tallent, contact her at (912)754-6451 or visit www.effinghamhealth.org.
Liz Longshore, executive director of MedBank, recently spoke to the Rotary Club of Effingham County. MedBank helps eligible patients access the Patience Assistance Programs of large pharmaceutical companies to obtain free medications. Through their staff and volunteers, MedBank provides assistance with applications and they work with referrals from physicians, hospitals and social service agencies. MedBank operates on- site services at several area clinics, including one in Effingham County.