Public health touches the lives of millions of people every day, including the citizens of coastal Georgia. This week is National Public Health Week (NPHW) and this year's theme is "Public Health is ROI: Save Lives, Save Money."
Barry Flonnory was chosen as the newest member of the Effingham Health System Board of Trustees, to serve as the 5th District representative. He was selected to fill the seat vacated by Sheila S. Bishop, who resigned due to professional and advanced educational commitments.
Dr. Alan Lord recently presented information on the importance of colon cancer screenings in recognition of Colorectal Health Awareness Month. Dr. Lord addressed a group of clinical and non-clinical employees at Effingham Health System's hospital campus.
HomeSafe Georgia, a program of the Georgia Department of Community Affairs, has named Consumer Credit Counseling Service of the Savannah Area, Inc., as a new regional partner, as part of a new outreach program aimed at helping more Georgia homeowners avoid foreclosure.
The Effingham County Young Farmers held their annual Lloyd Arnsdorff Auction on Thursday at Effingham County High School, with more than 90 items up for live auction and more in a silent auction. The event raised $12,800, which will be used to provide scholarships for students at ECHS and South Effingham High School.
The Effingham County Sanitation Department, in partnership with Republic Waste and South Effingham JROTC volunteers, is preparing to descend on debris, collect clutter and scavenge for scrap in an effort to keep Effingham beautiful and keep litter out of the waterways. Keeping the stormwater system clean is paramount to a healthy and vibrant community.