The event for the troops of the Springfield-based Alpha Battery of the Georgia Army National Guard 1/118 Field Artillery Battalion on June 5 was outstanding, said event chairperson Ruth Lee.
Early on Friday mornings, billows of smoke can be seen rising through the air moving with the wind and dancing to the sound of the Red Hot Chili Peppers.
With a resolution from the state House of Representatives in hand, Dollie Fulghum accepted the Effingham County Chamber of Commerce's John Adam Treutlen Award at the Chamber's annual meeting Thursday night.
The summer food program for kids will go on this summer without Rincon's participation.
Col. Jesse Simmons Jr., commander of the Georgia Air National Guard's 165th Airlift Wing, recently received the Bronze Star for meritorious achievement while serving as deputy commander in Afghanistan at Bagram Airfield from May-September 2009.
Mini-grants have been awarded to Archie Jenkins of The Farmers Garden, the Even Start Family Literacy Center and the Effingham County Sheriff's Explorer Post 93.
Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Justin E. Douglas graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.
Army Pfc. Andrew E. Thomas has graduated from the Basic Field Artillery Cannon Crewmember Advanced Individual Training course at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla.
Army National Guard Spec. Jessie C. Smoak is returning to D Company, 1/121 Infantry Battalion in Winder after being deployed to Afghanistan to serve in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
Army National Guard Lt. Col. Neal Reginald is returning to the 1/118 Field Artillery Battalion in Savannah after being deployed to Afghanistan to serve in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
Georgia has matched its mail participation rate from the 2000 Census, Census officials said Wednesday.
Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Victoria N. Shelley graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.
Army Pfc. David R. McClard II has returned to Fort Richardson, Anchorage, Alaska, after being deployed to Afghanistan for one year.
Army Pfc. Erik J. Witherington graduated from the Multiple Launch Rocket System Operations/Fire Direction Specialist Advanced Individual Training (AIT) course at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla.
Georgia Army Guard Sgt. Louis Gonzalez, a military policeman with Macon's Headquarters Company, 48th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (IBCT), attends required briefings for demobilization at the Fort Stewart movie theatre. Gonzalez, who lives in Springfield, works full-time with the National Guard working alongside state and local law enforcement. He is among the more than 3,000 citizen-soldiers of Georgia's 48th IBCT who spent a year in Afghanistan supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. The brigade's mission was to ...
The Effingham County Health Department and Georgia State Patrol will hold a Give Kids a Boost community event Jan. 18 from 3-5 p.m. in the parking lot of Lowe's in Rincon. Booster seats will be given, at no cost, to income-eligible participants including those enrolled in the Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) program, PeachCare, or Medicaid, who can provide proof of eligibility.
Air Force Airman 1st Class Jarrod R. White graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.
Residents living in and around the Rincon community can be screened to reduce their risk of having a stroke or bone fracture. Faith Presbyterian Church will host Life Line Screening on Jan. 18. The site is located at 2000 Lexington Ave. in Rincon.
Colon health is not often a subject of discussion among women having a night out. But perhaps the subject should come up more often, since according to the National Institute of Health, there were over 100,000 new cases of colon cancer diagnosed in 2011.
Effingham Sunrise Rotary President Solomon Smith is shown here thanking Maria Waller of Hancock Askew and Co. LLP for her presentation on filing 2011 taxes. Waller is a senior accountant with Hancock Askew and spoke to the group about all of the tax code changes that are pending for 2012 and the possible effects of those changes. If you have any questions for Waller, please feel free to contact her at (912) 234-8234 or visit ...
Cheryl Ferguson recently spoke to the Rotary Club of Effingham County regarding the GED Initiative Tutors' program.
With a check for more than $3,600, the Elves for Catie campaign is making an impact on childhood cancer.
Effingham Hospital employees collected 425 pounds of canned and packaged food for "The Fillin' Station" located in Guyton.
The Effingham Chamber of Commerce announced plans to hold the second annual "Taste of Effingham" on March 1.
Local organizations and businesses again have reached out to meet a need at Effingham County Victim Witness Assistance Program.
Chief Judge William Woodrum swears in new CASA volunteers for the Ogeechee Judicial Circuit. Pictured with Lainie Jenkins, director, are: Shaquita Jones, Brenda Scott, Nancy Finley, Erica Williams, Brigit Kimbrough, Karen Cote, Carina Brannen, Ashleigh Barefield and Mary Bickerton. Also sworn in but not pictured is Eboni Joseph. After completing training, a Court Appointed Special Advocate serves children who have been abused or neglected by speaking up for their best interests in court. New training ...
MACON-Effingham County Farm Bureau members recently collected $500 in donations for the Georgia Food Bank Association during the statewide Harvest for All campaign coordinated by Georgia Farm Bureau.
ATLANTA-During the holidays, wouldn't it be nice to skip check-out lines, mall crowds and get a valuable product for free? Well, the American Red Cross agrees and wants to give you the chance to have an "Appy Holiday."
Effingham School Superintendent Randy Shearouse was honored at the Relay For Life team rally Tuesday night at Pine Street Baptist Church in Guyton.
The Effingham County Young Farmers celebrated the holidays together with their annual Young Farmer Awards banquet Dec. 8 at New Ebenezer Retreat Center. The group enjoyed dinner and entertainment from David Harbuck and gave out door prizes. FFA officers and advisors from each school attended, along with local state Reps. Ann Purcell and Jon Burns.