Dick Hyer, district governor for Rotary District 6920, recently visited with members and guests at the Rotary Club of Effingham County meeting. Hyer updated members on Rotary's international progress in eradicating polio and District 6920's participation in the Medical Equipment Transport Service, which collects unused and functional medical supplies and medical equipment to put into use worldwide. Hyer also shared that the Georgia Rotary student program has 71 students this year from around the world ...
St. Simons Island - The Coastal Georgia Regional Development Center's GIS Division received top honors at this year's Georgia Association of Regional Development Centers' (GARDC) conference. Taking home both the first and second place awards for cartography, the CGRDC's GIS Division swept the category.
ATLANTA -The American Red Cross Blood Services, Southern Region, recently appointed Tracye Bryant as its communications manager.
Effingham Sunrise Rotary was proud to host the Rotary International Governor Dick Hyer.
The Rotary Club of Effingham County recently presented checks to each of the three middle schools in Effingham County as part of its efforts to promote excellence in education in Effingham County schools. The club also acknowledged the outstanding efforts of middle grade educators in Effingham County.
Gwen Greene has joined Oglethorpe Mortgage Co. as a loan officer. Most recently, Greene was the branch manager for ARC Mortgage Co. in Pooler and a loan officer with Savannah River Mortgage in Rincon.
Effingham County High School Principal Yancy Ford spoke to the Effingham Sunrise Rotary. Principal Ford talked about the success of the mentor program, the ninth grade academy and other programs designed to help students get a top-notch education.
Spine and Sport welcomes new physical therapist Bryan Kist to the team. "Bryan has an extensive background in physical therapy and his experience and knowledge make him a great asset to Spine and Sport," said owner Dr. Jacques Beauchamp.
Effingham County native Col. Lawrence (Larry) E. Dudney Jr., director of the Joint Staff, was promoted to brigadier general at the change of command ceremony of the 48th Infantry Brigade Combat Team in Macon.
Terry L. Blankenship has been specifically identified for early promotion to senior airman in the U.S. Air Force.
Georgia Department of Public Safety personnel in Southeast Georgia have completed an administrative license suspension (ALS) and DUI update class held recently on Jekyll Island. Approximately 59 troopers from GSP posts in Brunswick, Hinesville, Jekyll Island, Rincon and Waycross attended the training.
The board of The Arc of Georgia announces that effective Jan.1, Greg Kirk will assume the position of Executive Director.
State Rep. Jon Burns congratulated the Effingham Hospital's Board and Trustees on being awarded Hospital of the Year for 2007 from HomeTown Health. Burns also spoke before the Trustees on the current state of health care in Georgia.
Elizabeth Z. Hursey from Effingham County has successfully completed the requirements of the University of Georgia's Carl Vinson Institute of Government and is now recognized as a "Certified Clerk of Superior Court" in the state of Georgia.
Army Pvt. Sean R. Williams has graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning, Columbus.
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.