John and Diane Shearouse of Guyton are proud to announce the retirement of their son, Sgt. 1st Class James C. Milligan, from the U.S. Army on Dec. 31 after more than 21 years of service.
Warrant Officer 1 Marcus A. Hursey completed warrant officer training at Fort Rucker, Ala. on Dec. 18.
With the help of storyteller Stan Clardy, the Camp Davis Sons of Confederate Veterans held their annual Lee-Jackson banquet Saturday night at the New Ebenezer Retreat Center. January is the birth month for both Robert E. Lee and Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson.
On Dec. 2, Troop 165 held an Eagle Scout Court of Honor for Theodore Alexander Knox at Rincon United Methodist Church.
New Ebenezer celebrated "30 years of miracles" on Saturday. The program included singing of hymns, scripture reading and Richard Kessler explaining how the center came about. There was also a pictorial history of the center presented.
Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Farris P. Floyd has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.
Air Force Airman Joshua M. Browher has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.
Effingham Sunrise Rotary President Ace Herring thanked Don Causey of Costrini Sleep Services for his presentation on sleep apnea.
The children of C. Edward Helmey Sr. attended the annual Georgia Farm Bureau Convention at Jekyll Island on Dec. 2 to light a candle in memory of their dad who was remembered as a former Effingham County Farm Bureau president.
The Effingham Sunrise Rotary Club presented Steve and Hope Shearouse a $1,000 donation to "Mission on the Move." The Shearouses have spent the last seven years in the mission field and are currently serving in Honduras.
Recently, employees of Georgia Power from Plants McIntosh Steam/CT and McIntosh Combined Cycle donated more than 260 pounds of food to Effingham food pantries. Because of their concern for others, the Georgia Power employees suggested the project in hopes of helping as many families as possible with food during the holidays.
Air National Guard Maj. Amy D. Holbeck received the Lance P. Sijan Award for exemplifying outstanding leadership of the highest order. The annual award is given to senior and junior officers and enlisted airmen at the command level and below.
With cannon and mortar fire booming across the field, the annual Civil War Experience came to Rincon's Freedom Park on Saturday.
For those who appreciate acoustic music played in the best traditional bluegrass and gospel style, Guyton is the place to be from April 16-20 for the 38th Bluegrass Festival at the award-wining, 34-acre Mossy Oak Music Park. The park is located at 519 Old Louisville Rd.
It has been almost 60 years since the Mars Theatre last welcomed the public, and the Springfield theater will open its doors April 25 for the first time since 1957.
Effingham County Sheriff's Deputy Mike Kendricks received the Silver Shield Award from Mothers Against Drunk Driving Georgia for the 53 arrests he made for driving under the influence in 2013.
Representatives from Department of Family and Children Services (DFCS) Region 12, which includes Bulloch and Effingham counties, and from CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) for the Ogeechee Judicial Circuit, recently updated their protocol for working together for the safety and well-being of the community's children.
Standing just 2 feet, 11 inches tall, Brittany Stout doesn't look like a typical 21-year-old.
Family members gathered Saturday afternoon to remember the lives of three Effingham County men honored recently by the General Assembly.
Air Force Airman Shaquille O. Ross graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas.
Effingham County Schools Superintendent Randy Shearouse considers the Boy Scout Law a model for how a young man should conduct himself.
Approximately 450 athletes, parents and volunteers enjoyed the Effingham County Special Olympics spring games on Friday at South Effingham High School.
The inaugural Family Promise of Effingham bed race brought out a cast of characters, including "Wizard of Oz"-themed entries from Faith Presbyterian Church.
Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Justin M. Owens graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas.
The second annual Civil War Experience will be held April 5 at Rincon's Freedom Park and will feature the traveling exhibit of the Confederate submarine H.L. Hunley.
Air Force Airman 1st Class Zachary D. Hitchcock graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas.