Senior Master Sgt. Reginald McPherson has been promoted to chief master sergeant, the highest rank that can be attained by a non-commissioned officer in the U.S. Air Force. Chief Master Sgt. McPherson received a personal notice of the promotion to the grade of chief master sergeant from Maj. Gen. William T. Nesbitt, commander, Georgia National Guard. Chief Master Sgt. "Reggie" McPherson is the full-time logistics readiness squadron operations compliance superintendent for the 165th Airlift Wing, Georgia Air ...
Don Hicklen will serve as the grand marshal of the 2011 Martin Luther King Jr. Day Parade on Jan. 17. The parade, to be held in downtown Springfield, will begin at 10 a.m. The annual breakfast for the MLK Jr. Day Observance will begin at 7:30 a.m. and will be held in the Effingham County administrative complex.
Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Zackary D. Nelson graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force. He is the son of Larry ...
Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Iria V. Morrissette graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force. He is the son of Cynthia ...
Charlotte Stone, LPN, was chosen as the recipient of the 2010 Dr. Ray D. Webb Scholarship.
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The Effingham Cadet Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol met at Sweet Water Grill for its annual Christmas dinner. Following the meal, Squadron Commander, Lt. Richard Bush announced that Cadet Capt. Twibell will be the Squadron's Cadet Commander effective Jan. 1, 2011. Twibell set out his plans for the year which include regular meetings, several day trips and implementation of the "Cadet of the Quarter" program. Besides the cadets and members of their families, Deputy ...
Archie Jenkins, the coordinator for F.O.R.C.E., spoke to the Effingham Rotary Club. F.O.R.C.E. is the acronym for Food Outreach Co-op of Effingham, a non-profit, 501(c)3 organization representing a collaboration of agencies, churches and food pantries in the county. Services are coordinated throughout the county by sharing resources and distributing food items to those in need. Local organizations, churches, civic groups and schools who wish to do food drives or have fundraisers are asked to consider ...
Photo providedBrenda Dasher, center, is sworn in as a new member of the Rincon Lions Club by Rincon Lions Club president Billy Dasher.
Members of the Exchange Club put their money where their mouth is - loose change in a cup to contribute to the Empty Stocking Fund. "All of us have loose change laying around the house, on the dresser, in the desk drawer, in a can in the closet, etc," said Reggie Loper, chairman of the fund drive. "This is money that can make a big difference for the Empty Stocking Fund and will really not be ...
Coach Rick Tomberlin from Effingham County High School was the guest speaker at the Exchange Club of Effingham County. Coach Tomberlin, who is in his first year at ECHS, led the Rebels to a 6-4 season. His other career accomplishments include an overall record of 228-105, three state championships, nine region championships, five appearances in the Georgia Dome, winning four of them, and five state weightlifting championships. However, his proudest accomplishment is his family, including his ...
Debbie and Rob Porterfield receive a plaque from Danny Fries for being the grand marshals of this year's annual Rincon Lions Club Christmas Parade.
Bill Cathcart spoke to a group of 40 or more people at the Exchange Club of Effingham County for it One Nation Under God Program. Cathcart is the vice president and general manager of WTOC-TV. The One Nation Under God project was adopted on July 30, 1964, by Exchange leaders seeking to heighten awareness of the nation's religious heritage.
Danny Fries receives a pin for 35 years of service to the Lions Club. During his membership, Fries has established seven different Lions Clubs throughout the region.
Air Force Airman Matthew J. Salter graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force. Salter is the son of Ricky Salter of Rincon, ...
Memorial Day is an occasion to remember the soldiers and service members who didn't make it home, but also the families who mourn their loss, Lt. Col. (ret.) Doug Andrews said.
Ranie Harper of Rincon made a very special delivery for Memorial Day. She sent 260 homemade cards to the 1st Battalion, 214th Field Artillery, which is in the midst of a year-long deployment to Afghanistan.
The Effingham Sunrise Rotary Club presented a $500 check to Frank Patterson, the Boy Scout district commissioner for Effingham County.
Air Force Airman 1st Class Alexander J. Sheridan graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas.
Ashtian Kessler was crowned Laurens County Teen Miss Forestry Queen.
A new Boy Scout district in Effingham County, called Twin Rivers, kicked off with its first official meeting on May 16.
Pete Peterson, owner of Breland Well Drilling, was named the Rotarian of the Year by the Sunrise Rotary Club for his outstanding contribution of chairing the Rotary Club of Effingham Sunrise annual golf tournament, now in his 15th consecutive year.
Jeffrey Williamson with J. L. Williamson Law Group spoke to the Sunrise Rotary Club about "Estate Planning for Seniors: How to Keep From Dying Broke." Williamson explained Medicare does not pay for long-term care and long-term care costs were the biggest threat to wiping out wealth senior citizens may accumulate.
Family Connection-Communities In Schools of Effingham County awarded $500 mini-grants to two local non-profits, the Effingham County Victim Witness Assistance Program and Hospice Savannah's Full Circle Center for Grief and Loss.
The community observance of Memorial Day will be held Monday beginning at 6 p.m., with guest speaker Lt. Col. (ret.) Douglas G. Andrews.
The Effingham County Council for the Arts invites children to enjoy its 2013 Summer Arts Camp.
Georgia Power's Plant McIntosh made a $1,000 contribution to help kick off Treutlen House's long-term fundraising effort, Treutlen 12.
Dr. Barbara Prosser, CEO of the Effingham College and Career Academy, and Denise LaFlamme and Jessica Swindell, nurse instructors at the ECCA, presented a plaque to the Effingham Hospital and to the Effingham Care Center in appreciation of support to the ECCA nursing and general medicine students in meeting their clinical course work requirements.
Michael Holton couldn't be happier about the new set of wheels he received just in time for his high school graduation.
Effingham County Health Department Nurse Manager Cindy Grovenstein was named the recipient of the Maggie Kline Nursing Award by the Georgia Public Health Association. Grovenstein was presented with the award at GPHA's 84th annual meeting and conference held recently in Atlanta.