Each Tuesday, the cadets of the Effingham Cadet Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol meet to learn about aviation, aerospace engineering, search and rescue, and leadership. The local squadron meets from 6-8 p.m. at 226 Goshen Rd. in building 500, room 507. The Civil Air Patrol (CAP) is a volunteer, civilian auxiliary arm of the U.S. Air Force. The cadet squadron is open to those ages 12 to 21. Membership is $30 annually, for adult members it is ...
A teenage mother and her infant daughter are recovering after being struck by a vehicle Saturday evening. The accident occurred Saturday around 7:30 p.m., according to Rincon Police Chief Mike Bohannon. The mother, 16 years old, had her 10-month-old baby in a stroller as they attempted to cross West 9th Street near Anderson Street. The area is unlit, Bohannon said. A 68-year-old driver in a Mercedes struck the mother and child. For the complete story, see Tuesday's edition ...
Contractors working on the rehabilitation of the historic Effingham Courthouse are working on a punch list of touch up items as they have hit the mark for substantial completion. County project manager Adam Kobek said Hussey, Gay, Bell and DeYoung and Greenline Architecture representatives have completed their walk-throughs on the courthouse. The project will be completed by Nov. 4, he said. The team of J.T. Turner Construction, Hussey, Gay, Bell and DeYoung and Greenline won the ...
Two local advocates attended the Arc of Georgia annual conference and business meeting on Sept. 24 and 25 at the Anderson Conference Center in Macon. The keynote address was given by Beth Mount, currently from New York City and originally from Georgia. She has worked for 35 years toward the ideal that every person with a disability can be a valued member of community life. Her talk centered on finding the gifts that people with ...
George Groce, development director of Habitat for Humanity of Effingham County, shared with the Rotary Club of Effingham the various projects that have been completed over the past year as well as future builds that will be taking place soon. Habitat will be accepting applications on Oct. 12 at 7 p.m. at the Administrative Building in Springfield. Contact Groce at 826-6433 prior for application requirements. For more information on Habitat for Humanity of Effingham visit ...
Liz Bohling, patient services provider, gave a presentation on amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS at an Effingham Sunrise Rotary meeting. It is a disease of the nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord that control voluntary muscle movement. ALS is also known as Lou Gehrig's disease. For more information about ALS, call Bohling at (478) 342-0292 or e-mail her at email@example.com.
Thomas and Ramona Kessler have been selected as the grand marshals for the 2010 Effingham Fair Parade. The Kesslers were selected by Effingham Fair Committee for their 35 years of service and support to the Effingham County Fair. Ramona Kessler has been the fair secretary/treasurer for more than 30 years. The main reason the Kesslers have been involved in the fair is to promote agriculture and to educate the general public on the agricultural issues. "As the result ...
Michaela Lariscy is the president of the South Effingham High School Interact Club and shared with the Effingham Rotary Club her experience this past summer attending Rotary Youth Leadership Awards at South Georgia College which was aimed at developing leadership skills in high school students. The Interact Club is a service club for students sponsored by the Rotary Club. The Interact Club completed several service projects over the past year, and, as their international project, ...
Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Jeffrey A. Weaver graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.
The YMCA of Coastal Georgia's swim meet was held at the Effingham Y on Saturday. The Effingham Y swim team had 13 first-place finishes, 10 seconds, nine third-place finishes, six fourth-places, seven fifth-places, one sixth and two sevenths.
Rachael Jackson, Manna House president, accepts a donation from Lions Club board member Jerry Shaufelberger. Manna House thanked the Rincon Noon Lions Club for their donation of $500 to be used for the Summer Snack Program. The Summer Snack Pack Program is a new way to get food into the hands of children ages 3-18. Many children do not get enough to eat during the summer months; this program helps meet some of those needs. ...
ATLANTA-A dietician who works at a Savannah hospital has won a healthy Win for Life prize. Layte Taylor, a resident of Springfield, won a $52,000 prize from matching five winning numbers plus the Free Ball in the June 16 Win for Life drawing. Her prize is equivalent to $1,000 a week for one year.
Effingham Hospital and Care Center invites the public to meet its new general surgeon. Community members can meet Dr. Joey L. Christmas at a community open house and reception, which will be held July 1 at 10 a.m at Effingham Surgical Services, located in the professional building on the hospital campus adjacent to the hospital.
CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE SPEICHER, Iraq-Many soldiers feel as though their deployed sisters and brothers in arms are their family because they witness what friends and family cannot see at home.
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.