An increase in cases of pertussis, more commonly known as "whooping cough," in some metro Atlanta counties and other states has prompted Coastal Health District officials to remind residents that getting vaccinated is the safest and most effective way to prevent the disease. Pertussis is a very contagious illness that mainly affects the respiratory system and can be very dangerous, especially for babies and young children.
As part of BB&T's fourth annual Lighthouse Project, the BB&T Rincon and Springfield branches chose to help the homeless and displaced school children in Effingham County. There are currently 96 such children in the county.
The Effingham County High School cheerleaders hosted 74 girls ranging in age from pre-K to sixth grade for the annual Little Rebel Cheer Camp.
Effingham County is a long way from Germany, but Jenny Daley feels right at home.
The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) along with national sponsor ADP presented The Savannah Area Chapter of SHRM with the National Pinnacle Award on July 26 for its Preserving Human Capital workplace violence education and training program.
The American Diabetes Association's fall campaign, Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes, gets under way with the 5th Annual Hugh H. Armstrong Sr. Memorial Kayak for a Kure, to be held Aug. 18.
Georgia-Pacific is rewarding individual acts of community service through its "Tips the Hat" contest in which community volunteers living in southeast Georgia communities where the company has operating facilities will be chosen to direct up to $4,000 in contributions from the Georgia-Pacific Foundation to local charities.
Airman Steven Hamilton has successfully completed and graduated from the basic training at Lackland, Air Force Base, Texas.
With extreme heat keeping some donors at home and severe storms forcing the cancellation of dozens of blood drives earlier in the month, the American Red Cross continues to have an emergency need for donors of all blood types.
Sen. Jack Hill made a presentation on upcoming bills and tax proposals during a recent visit with the Effingham Sunrise Rotary Club.
The hot weather Saturday didn't stop Blackburn Blueberry Farm in Kildare from hosting its annual blueberry festival.
Abby Smith, 4-H agent for Effingham County, has been elected to serve as Georgia Association of Extension 4-H agents state secretary for 2012-2013. Her term will begin in August.
After bridging to Junior Scouts in April, the scouts in Girl Scout Troop 30197 earned their first Junior Badge, the Council's Own Savannah Sings badge, by joining Daisy Troop 30235 for a sing-along.
The organization Helping Out Pets in Effingham (HOPE) hosted a pet expo Saturday in Rincon.
The Effingham Hussars Chapter 2285 of the Georgia Division of the United Daughters of the Confederacy recently made a book donation to the Effingham branches of the Live Oak Public Library System.
Ashley Moore, the new executive director of Family Promise of Effingham, spoke to the Effingham Sunrise Rotary Club about her role, as well as the history and future of Family Promise helping homeless families in Effingham County.
The Effingham Chamber of Commerce is kicking off the new year for the Leadership Effingham program.
The second annual Summer's End 5K Trail Run to benefit the Treutlen House at New Ebenezer is set for Aug. 16.
The community got a head start on Independence Day with the two-day Freedom Rings celebration at Freedom Park in Rincon.
Effingham County's Anna Kessler and Chandler Pate sang at Carnegie Hall in New York City as part of the Choirs of America's C3 Choral Convergence Concert and Rising Star Showcase on June 21.
The Library of American Landscape History has named Craig Barrow III as its 2014 preservation hero.
Crowds lined Columbia Avenue on a warm Saturday morning as the city of Rincon's annual Freedom Rings Parade made its way down the thoroughfare. The special guests of honor this year were local veterans of World War II.
Air Force Airman Tyrell K. Collins graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas.
Amber Gorlesky was speechless when she got the news that her friend Adrianna Flowers had been in a terrible car crash.
To say 10-year-old Kristen Fears has been looking forward to Camp Buddy would be an understatement.
It has been a long time since the men lined up Monday afternoon at the Macomber Park building marched in a parade. Saturday morning, several of Effingham County's last living veterans of World War II will be assembled and part of the procession for Rincon's annual Freedom Rings parade - but they likely will have a perch on a car to greet the crowds expected to gather.
The American Legion Effingham Post 209 is hosting a "Salute to Our World War II Veterans" breakfast June 28 at 8 a.m. at Frank & Linda's Restaurant at 5926 Highway 21 in Rincon.
Bishop Moses Ssemanda smiled and issued a declaration prior to the Imani Milele Children's Choir's performance Tuesday night at Guyton Christian Church.
Habitat for Humanity of Effingham County volunteers built and raised walls to help a military veteran and her family with decent, affordable housing.
The city of Rincon has at least five World War II veterans identified to honor in the annual Freedom Rings parade.