On March 29 more than 160 family members, residents, visitors and staff attended the Ms. ECC pageant anticipating who will be crowned the queen. After the votes were tallied, Willene Kessler was crowned Ms. Effingham Care Center 2008. A reception following the pageant was held in honor of the nine ladies who participated in the pageant.
The 2007 Williams family reunion has hit the small screen. A local family recently made their television debut on TV One's "Family Reunion" when their own reunion aired on the network March 23. Felicia Hills, a member of the Williams family, applied for the network to film her family's reunion in Atlanta. She said there was a long application that included questions about the number of family members who attend, how many generations and from ...
The 2008 Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf announced that all Imperial Sugar Company employees will be given the opportunity to attend the upcoming tournament at the Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort and Spa, April 21–27. The tickets are being donated by the Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf tournament.
On Monday, U.S. Rep John Barrow (D-Savannah) will host a workshop to help folks in the area fill out the forms they need to submit in order to receive their tax rebate checks, and to provide some last minute tax advice. The workshop will run from 6-7:30 p.m., and will be held at the Savannah Morning News Auditorium, located at 1375 Chatham Parkway, between I-16 and Ogeechee Road.
Because of the demand, there is now a supply. Our inaugural Effingham Living magazine turned out to be such a success, more than we could have hoped it to be, that we had people asking us for another edition. So here it is - the spring edition of Effingham Living magazine. We will continue to produce our summer/fall version, but this one is more focused and directed upon the people and events that make Effingham ...
Air Force Airman Mykel S. Wilson has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.
Air Force Airman Keith L. Johnson has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.
Boy Scouts from Troop 295 visited the state Capitol recently. As part of the requirements for the "Citizenship in the Nation" merit badge, 12 scouts traveled to Atlanta to tour the Capitol. State Rep. Jon Burns and his wife Dayle met the boys on the Capitol steps and ushered them inside the building. When they entered, they were joined by Sen. Jack Hill. As an added bonus, the boys were able to meet Gov. Sonny ...
This past weekend Statesboro's Cheer South All-Stars competed in the last of their nine competitions for the 2007-2008 year. This was also the end of the graduating seniors' competition cheerleading career. Six of the 19 girls will be graduating in May so their National Cheer Star Grand National Champion win in Savannah was bitter sweet. Not only did they score the highest in their level 4 division but this team scored the highest scores in ...
Working on the school president's water conservation task force has spurred Aaron Fowler to think locally and act locally, too.
George Groce, right, executive director of the Habitat for Humanity of Effingham County, receives a check from Teresa Klick of Southeastern Orthopedic Center for $1,608. Klick is part of Southeastern Orthopedic Center's community outreach committee and the group held a yard sale March 22 at their office on DeRenne Avenue in Savannah for Habitat. Alongside is Brett Gordon, president of the Effingham Habitat.
Supporters turned out Thursday night for a fundraiser for Effingham County commission chairman at-large candidate Dusty Zeigler.
United Way of the Coastal Empire welcomed over 300 supporters to the 70th annual meeting and awards luncheon Thursday at the Armstrong Center. The program included the induction of new board members and recognition of community volunteers for their hard work and dedication.
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.