Makala Johnson won the Christmas coloring contest sponsored by the Effingham Herald and Teach Right.
Three in five consumers think people use a designated driver more on New Year's Eve because of all the increased media coverage on the topic of drinking and driving, shows a AAA Consumer Pulse survey. Yet one in four consumers report that they have never or rarely been a designated driver for friends or family in the past year.
Charles Webb has held a number of leadership positions in his career, including serving as a school district superintendent, school principal and high school football coach.
A.J., an Effingham County Sheriff's Office canine for the past four years, is enjoying her first days of retired life.
The Savannah Area Realtors association had a lengthy Christmas shopping list this year, and received a priceless feeling for filling it.
Sean Davis always has enjoyed celebrating Christmas with his wife Katie and their four children.
They are eager for Santa's arrival, but a group of young children were the ones giving the gifts Thursday.
One of Effingham County's holiday traditions is the Springfield Garden Club's judging of outdoor Christmas decorations in Springfield.
The city of Springfield hosted a Christmas celebration Wednesday night, with the First Baptist Church of Springfield choir serenading the crowd with carols.
Effingham Theatre celebrated the holidays with its masquerade ball at the Clyo Community Center.
Donations to the Empty Stocking Fund may be made at any BB&T Bank, Heritage Bank and Coastal Bank in Effingham County or by contacting Empty Stocking Fund chairman Reggie Loper at 754-6286.
One in three consumers always use a designated driver after drinking, yet one in five reported rarely or never using one, shows AAA Consumer Pulse survey. To help make sure everyone has a safe ride home, AAA and Bud Light will offer the Tow to Go program for the holidays.
Several awards were presented Thursday at the Effingham County Young Farmers' Christmas awards banquet.
A festive holiday mood, the sound of holiday music, and the aroma of homemade cookies filled the Effingham County Recreation and Parks gymnasium on Dec. 8 for the Effingham Community Orchestra's seventh annual holiday concert and homemade cookie sale.
The Citizens of Georgia Power Savannah Generation Chapter recently made a $2,500 donation to the Treutlen House at New Ebenezer. The donation will help with operating expenses for the Treutlen House, a group home for boys in the foster-care system.
An Effingham County family has been featured in a national magazine as a "coolest black family in America."
The Effingham Chamber's fifth annual Taste of Effingham is scheduled for March 5 from 5-7 p.m. Chamber Director Rick Lott said that as of Feb. 18, 18 booths signed up to provide food and beverage to the audience at the Effingham County Recreation and Parks gymnasium on Highway 119 in Springfield.
Air Force Airman Christopher L. Colton graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas.
Trevor Baeten has finished his Eagle Scout project of building and installing new picnic tables at the Effingham County Methodist Campground and at Springfield United Methodist Church.
Two organizations dedicated to housing initiatives are hoping to help establish more places for lower-income families to live in Effingham County.
Air Force Airman Bobby X. Kennedy graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas.