Jacqueline Brown represented Effingham County in the 8th annual Leadership Southeast Georgia program. Brown was awarded her diploma at the graduation ceremony held March 14 at the Nessmith-Lane Building at Georgia Southern University.
Navy Seaman Recruit Brian C. Hobson, son of Eddie and Roxanne Moon of Guyton, and Brian W. Hobson of Deridder, La., recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command in Great Lakes, Ill.
Julia Cochran is a returning Rotarian who has spent much of her life abroad serving others.
Laura Hahn of the United States Anti-Doping Agency spoke to the Rotary Club of Effingham County at their regular weekly meeting. USADA is responsible for the testing of all the Olympic athletes, in and out of competition. When not competing in an event, the athletes must make themselves available for random testing at USADA's request. USADA's goals are to preserve, protect and inspire clean sport. For more information on performance enhancing drugs and their health risks, visit www.usantidoping.org.
Effingham Sunrise Rotary President Bonnie Dixon presented Effingham Herald Publisher Karen Tanksley with a commemorative pen for her presentation on the positive changes at the paper.
Effingham Sunrise Rotary President Bonnie Dixon presents a donation to Effingham YMCA Director Kim Dennis and YMCA board chairman Pete Lancaster. The two thanked the Sunrise Rotary for their continued support over the years and shared plans to grow for the future.
Effingham Sunrise Rotary Secretary Ed Brown was recognized for being a four-time Paul Harris Fellow for financial contributions to the Rotary Foundation International. District Governor Kenan Kern made a special trip to meet with the Effingham Sunrise Rotary group and to personally present Brown with this prestigious award.
Air Force Airman Ryan D. Conway graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.
Army National Guard Pvt. Anthony L. Miley has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla.
Jenny Harris, daughter of Chris and Teresa Harris of Rincon, has been selected as a finalist for Georgia's 29th annual homecoming queen selection to be held March 28-29 at the Holiday Inn Select Atlanta Airport South. Harris is the reigning homecoming queen for South Effingham High School.
Victoria TenBroeck shared her enthusiasm for the services the American Cancer Society offers local residents with the Rotary Club of Effingham County. TenBroeck is particularly excited about this year's Relay for Life and is counting on it to be "the world's largest pajama party." Find more information on ACS research efforts, education, services or the Relay for Life at www.cancer.org.
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.
Army Pvt. Pyresha Singleton has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C.
The United Way of Effingham County served an average of nearly 5,200 people per month in 2014, according to its annual report released last week.
The Effingham County Clerk of Courts Department was recognized for having the highest increase in participation over the previous year in the United Way's 2014 fundraising campaign in Effingham.
The General Assembly observed 3rd Infantry Division Day at the state Capitol.
Army Pfc. Chassity Mickey has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C.
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.
The fifth annual Effingham Chamber of Commerce Taste of Effingham was held Thursday at the Effingham County Recreation and Parks gym in Springfield, and another big crowd turned out to sample the wares of local restaurants and caterers.
Brig. Gen. Jesse T. Simmons Jr., a longtime Effingham County resident, has assumed command of the Georgia Air National Guard.
Effingham Fire and Rescue recognized the accomplishments of staff, volunteers and family members in the inaugural awards and accolades banquet held Feb. 21 at the Effingham College and Career Academy, including meritorious service awards for life-saving instances.
U.S. Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Drew M. Roberts graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas.
U.S. Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Mandi N. Byrd graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas.
The Rincon Police Department is accepting applications for its Citizens Police Academy. The CPA will begin April 14 and is a 10-week program.
A common bond connects three women who teach on the same wing at Marlow Elementary School. They each have experienced one of their own children battling cancer.
Ethan Ferguson just wanted to play one soccer game for his school this spring.