Air Force Airman Joclynn C. Duran has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.
Christopher W. Lee has received an in-college scholarship award for three and half years at Valdosta State University.
Maggie Helmly, an upcoming second grader at Blandford Elementary, got to throw out the first pitch at the Savannah Sand Gnats game on June 29.
Army National Guard Pvt. Whitney L. Robinson has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.
Troop 165 held an Eagle Scout Court of Honor for Richard Wade Morgan at the Rincon Lions Club on May 24.
The Sons of Confederate Veterans, Camp Davis, won first place in the Rincon Fourth of July Parade on Friday.
Recently the Board of Representatives of Manna House voted to build a larger receiving and storage area adjacent to their main building.
Georgia Army National Guardsman Sgt. Ricky L. Deas of Bloomingdale, section chief, Battery B, 1/214 Field Artillery Battalion, was recently awarded the Georgia Commendation Medal at ceremonies at the Thomson-based unit.
Effingham County Chamber of Commerce Director Ken Stoner discusses some of the new marketing ideas and the results of the Chamber membership survey.
Community members attended a fundraiser to support Jacob Harper on Saturday.
After serving his country for more than three and a half decades, Col. Charles S. McMillan is retiring from the Georgia Air National Guard. His retirement ends a storied career that began in 1970 when he joined the Marine Corps Reserves.
Lt. Col. D. Lawrence Eaddy has been selected to serve as the new commander of the 165th Logistics Readiness Squadron, an element of the 165th Airlift Wing.
Rincon United Methodist recently sent a group of students from Ashberry College to Manna House to give their assistance to the ministry. Each student worked hard and much was accomplished.
Speaking recently at a local church about Effingham County's upcoming Relay for Life, Denese Parker asked everyone in the audience to stand if they know a friend who has cancer.
Students from every elementary, middle and high school in Effingham County participated in the Special Olympics Friday at South Effingham High School.
An Effingham County town hall on police and community relations will be held at the Effingham County Board of Education auditorium April 23 at 6:30 p.m.
When Family Promise of Effingham held its inaugural bed race fundraiser last spring, Ashley Moore had not yet come on board as the organization's executive director.
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.