The American Red Cross issued an emergency request for platelet and blood donors of all blood types to roll up a sleeve and give because fewer donations than expected were received in June and the first week of July.
Shalynda Warren, assistant manager of the Georgia Department of Labor's Gwinnett Career Center, received an EXCEL Certificate of Leadership Development at the recent graduation ceremony in Peachtree City.
Air Force Airman Ethan D. Schaffner graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas.
Bryant Garner, a volunteer with The Fillin' Station, Guyton's community food pantry, spoke to the Sunrise Rotary Club.
Army National Guard Pvt. Jason M. Tuten has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C.
The residents of Rincon came out as patriotic music and the colors red, white and blue filled the roads.
Rincon showed its patriotic spirit Saturday in the city's annual Fourth of July parade.
The Effingham County Sheriff's Office Traffic Enforcement Unit will be hosting another Georgia Teens Ride with Pride course July 9 from 7-9 p.m. at the Effingham County Courthouse.
Effingham County got an early start on Fourth of July festivities Friday at the "Freedom Rings in Rincon" celebration.
Although Effingham County will not have a July 4th fireworks display of its own, locals have several options for shows that are a short drive away.
The Exchange Club of Effingham recently elected new officers and board members.
Rincon is preparing its new festival area for the city's annual Fourth of July celebration.
Ann Purcell is used to being in the Rincon Fourth of July Parade, walking all over the streets, shaking hands and waving to people.
The Rincon Police Department recently honored the graduates of its first Citizens Police Academy.
It was the first official weekend of summer, but Marvin Kersey got chills Saturday.
On Dec. 26, the Rincon Police Department sent two representatives to New York to participate in the funeral ceremony for the fallen New York Police Department Officer Rafael Ramos. Rincon Police Cpl. Devlin Crosby and Detective Don Wood arrived in New York to attend the funeral for Officer Ramos held Saturday
The Effingham County Wingmen motorcycle club recently donated about $600 worth of dog food and kitty litter to the Effingham County Animal Shelter.
The Exchange Club of Effingham County is taking donations for its annual Empty Stocking Fund.
The American Red Cross will have a community blood drive Dec. 30 from 1-7 p.m. in the Goshen United Methodist Church social hall.
The Lost Plantation community celebrated the season Saturday night with its annual parade of decorated and lighted golf carts.
The Springfield Garden Club recognized the homes, businesses and churches that were decked out the best for the holidays.
A festive holiday mood, the sound of holiday music, the aroma of homemade cookies, and hundreds of people filled the Effingham County Recreation and Parks Department gymnasium Dec. 7 at Effingham Community Orchestra's eighth annual holiday concert and homemade cookie sale.
The Living History Site gave a glimpse of an old-time Christmas on Saturday. Olde Effingham Christmas was held in conjunction with extended shopping hours by Springfield merchants, a sausage and grits supper at Springfield City Hall and a performance by the DePue Brothers Band at the Mars Theatre.
Farmers Furniture in Rincon hosted a fundraiser for the Kessler family.
Even after United Way of Effingham County surpassed its 2014 fundraising campaign goal last month, contributions continued to come in.
In each week of its 2014 fundraising campaign, the United Way of Effingham County drew for a prize valued $500-$1,000. Anyone who attended a United Way campaign presentation was eligible to win.
Close your eyes… imagine you're a single mom, or dad, with three small children, two have special needs. Christmas is here and there is no possible way to make this season any different from the day-to-day existence that is their lives. You want so much to make Christmas special for the children, maybe a small toy, new socks, a warm jacket or simply a meal to fill their tummies. The medicine they need but no money to buy it, or a pair of shoes to keep their little feet warm and dry.
Long before becoming the site of the Effingham County Sheriff's Office and Jail, a tract of land at Highway 21 and First Street in Springfield was home to a Confederate convalescent camp during the Civil War.
The city of Springfield and several other agencies and entities have finalized an agreement to protect a historically-significant and environmentally-fragile area.
Guyton enjoyed a holiday tradition with its annual Christmas parade on Saturday.