The city of Rincon will observe Halloween 2012 on Oct. 31 from 6-9 p.m. and the Rincon Police Department will be out in force to help ensure safety in the neighborhoods.
The Effingham County Exchange Club is sponsoring a Chili Cook-Off on Oct. 13 in conjunction with the Springfield Fall Festival in downtown Springfield.
Army National Guard Lt. Col. Reginald G. Neal has graduated from the U.S. Army War College at Carlisle Barracks in Carlisle, Pa., and earned a master's degree in strategic studies. The college is the Army's senior educational institution.
Effingham Family Medicine, in conjunction with Effingham Health System, will host its third annual Guys Night Out, a free health education and prostate cancer screening program for those who qualify.
The Effingham County Sheriff's Office has announced it will conduct a National Seat Check event Thursday, Sept. 20, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Rincon Wal-Mart.
The Rotary Club of Effingham County welcomed Bob Griggers, Rotary Club district governor, to the club's weekly meeting.
Sections of State Routes 17 and 119 in Guyton will be closed from 9 a.m. to 12 noon on Saturday, Sept. 15, for the Holy Convocation Parade.
Effingham Community Orchestra director Andrea Huff has announced that the orchestra will present its second annual "Our Favorites Concert" on Sept. 23 at 3 p.m. The concert will be held at the Effingham County Recreation and Parks Department gymnasium, 808 Highway 119 South in Springfield. Admission is free.
Boy Scouts from Troop 650 in Rincon celebrated their court of honor and their rank achievements.
The Springfield Merchants Association held its initial Second Saturday, offering free hot dogs and soft drinks to passers-by.
The Effingham County Sheriff's Office Law Enforcement Exploring Program will hold an informational meeting and demonstration for youth interested in joining and learning about the career field. Applications for membership are available for download at http://www.effinghamsheriff.org/divisions/exploring.aspx.
Victoria Hall, age 13, was chosen as a state finalist in the National American Miss Georgia Pageant, held in July at the Renaissance Waverly Hotel in Atlanta.
David Skadeland, retired real estate agent and entrepreneur, gave a presentation to the Effingham Sunrise Rotary Club on the past, present and future. He introduced a couple of inventions he has been working on and plans on releasing to the public soon.
The annual Salzburger Labor Day Festival will be held Sept. 3, starting at 10 a.m. on the grounds of Jerusalem Lutheran Church.
James Edwards was honored as this year's recipient of the C. Edward Helmey Humanitarian Award in a ceremony Saturday at the Effingham Hospital.
Senior Master Sgt. Henry Dickerson, a teacher in Effingham County, has earned promotion to the highest level of non-commissioned officers, chief master sergeant. Dickerson serves as the chief of safety for Savannah's Combat Readiness Training Center, an element of the Georgia Air National Guard.
Air Force Airman 1st Class Casey D. Davis graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas.
Victoria Inman has graduated from the Army ROTC (Reserve Officer Training Corps) Leader Development and Assessment Course, also known as "Operation Warrior Forge," at Fort Knox, Ky.
The city of Guyton on Tuesday hosted National Night Out, a nationwide observance to bring communities together and promote crime prevention.
Rct. Jacob Dougherty, a 23-year-old native of Guyton, is currently training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S.C., in hopes of earning the title of U.S. Marine.
Navy Seaman Vivian I. Vauters, daughter of Stacey L. Vauters of Newington, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.
Former Wet Willie frontman Jimmy Hall will perform at the Mars Theatre on Sept. 27.
Life seemed perfect for Timothy and Ashlyn Tebeau on Nov. 19, 2012.
Bonnie Rachael is approaching her latest endeavor in her typical manner - with a leap of faith.
The Rincon Walmart is partnering with United Way of the Coastal Empire's Effingham Service Center to collect school supplies for students in need.
Josh Sanders, a singer/songwriter from Faulkville, will record a live video at the Mars Theatre on Sept. 12. Sanders recently opened for Corey Smith at the Music Vault and Red June at the Mars Theatre.
The United Way, Effingham Recreation and Parks and other sponsors welcomed a big crowd to the annual Back-to-School Blowout on Tuesday.
Rincon City Council honored float entry winners from the Freedom Rings Parade at Monday night's meeting.
A grant from the York Children's Foundation and matched by Thomas C. Strickland and Sons Funeral Home will assist the Treutlen House at New Ebenezer with its day-to-day expenses.
The Exchange Club of Effingham honored a local husband and wife for their commitment to helping others in the community.