Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Aaron G. Driver graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.
Senior Master Sgt. Reginald McPherson has been named the Senior Non-Commissioned Officer of the Year for the 165th Airlift Wing of the Georgia Air National Guard. The 165th is based in Savannah.
Daniel Robert Oliver of Guyton has graduated from Navy basic training at Great Lakes, Ill.
In September, a Savannah Web site will be launched by Social Work graduates at the University of Georgia that is dedicated to helping clinicians find drug treatment centers for those struggling with addiction in the Savannah area.
State troopers from the Rincon post of the Georgia State Patrol investigated 11 traffic crashes in June in Effingham County. Sgt. 1st Class Chad Riner said the traffic crashes resulted in 12 injuries and no traffic deaths.
Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Stephen R. Seckinger graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.
Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle recently appointed The Coastal Bank's Effingham County Market President Chap Bennett to a two-year term on the Council of Regional Commissions starting July 1.
Sheriff Jimmy McDuffie spoke to the Sunrise Rotary Club in Effingham County announcing his intentions on bringing Project Lifesaver and the CARE CALL Reassurance program to Effingham County.
SAVANNAH - Rincon Mayor Ken Lee received the prestigious certificate of achievement from the Georgia Municipal Training Institute at the Georgia Municipal Association's 76th Annual Convention in Savannah on June 23.
Air National Guard Airman Aron A. Bouton graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.
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.