David Crawley, Effingham County administrator, speaks to the Effingham County Rotary Club about the ongoing projects in the county. Higher than projected SPLOST revenue has boosted efforts in transportation, recreational facilities and renovation of the old courthouse, among other projects. Crawley spoke extensively about the Effingham Parkway and Old Augusta Road projects and the exploration of ways to use treated waste water.
The Springfield Garden Club was honored with the Deep South Award at the Oleander District meeting of the Garden Clubs of Georgia. The meeting was held Oct. 17 in Statesboro.
The Rincon Noon Lions Club presented the Treutlen House with a gift of $500. Accepting on behalf of the Treutlen House is Mose Mock, chairman of the board of directors, and Lions Club members Billy Dasher and Danny Fries.
Gail Whitehead, Effingham County elections supervisor, told the Effingham Sunrise Rotary Club about the many and varied duties of the Election Commission. Detailed work assures that every eligible vote counts during elections, but there is year-round work to register and maintain voter records. A recent budget cut will delay plans to provide additional early voting locations in the county.
Effingham Sunrise Rotary President Bonnie Dixon rewards Michelle Liotta with a Rotary pen. Liotta presented the "Operation Christmas Child" program to the group. This program spreads Christmas cheer to boys and girls worldwide. You can speak with Liotta directly about this program by coming to the next Sunrise Rotary meeting. These meetings are held every Tuesday morning at 7:30 a.m. at the Guyton Christian Church. If you need more information, call Lonnie Pate at (888) ...
Army National Guard PFC Kennith L. Bennett recently graduated from basic training at Fort Sill, Okla.
The Springfield Garden Club donated Burford hollys for the newest Habitat House at 815 Magnolia St., Guyton.
The American Cancer Society Memorial Service was held Nov. 2 in Springfield at the Effingham County Board of Education Auditorium. The new memorial plaques will be permanently displayed in Effingham Hospital within a few weeks.
Bonnie Dixon, president, and Rev. David Grandgeorge, secretary, of Effingham Sunrise Rotary Club, pass the gavel of fellowship to Karen Tanksley, president of the Rotary Club of Effingham.
SOCIAL CIRCLE - The season of giving continues in Georgia's hunting circles this weekend with a local opportunity to donate to Georgia's Hunters for the Hungry program. Lamar Q. Ball Jr Raptor Center at Georgia Southern University will accept donations of field-dressed deer Nov. 15-16 from 9 a.m.-8 p.m.
Navy Seaman Michael C. Claxton, son of Andrew and Dorothy Claxton of Rincon recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.
Young paratroopers, some just back from the front lines of the global war on terror in Iraq, listened intently as James Sapp talked about his early days in the airborne infantry.
On Nov. 13, beginning at 1:30 p.m., the FORCE steering committee (composed of Lisa Bush, Janice Mydell, Glenda King, Elaine Spencer and Bonnie Dixon) will "go to new heights" to help raise food for the pantries by climbing onto the roof top of a local business and staying there until 1,000-canned food items have been collected and brought to the designated location.
Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Sarah L. Isabelle graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.
Effingham County Victim Witness Assistance Program presented a program to the Exchange Club of Effingham County. The members learned how this program empowers victims of domestic abuse to survive. They also heard about a puppet show that can be presented that addresses bullying in schools.
Dr. David Tribble, president of Bethesda Academy, spoke to the Rotary Club of Effingham County. Bethesda is a home and school for boys founded in 1740 in Savannah. Dr. Tribble spoke on "Why Bethesda Matters Now" by sharing how their values-based program continues to substantially impact the futures of young men. More than 75 percent of their graduates go on to college and more than 95 percent not only graduate, but graduate on time.
The Georgia Department of Driver Services (DDS) is pleased to partner with the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation this holiday season as a toy collection site. DDS customers may drop off new, unwrapped toys during customer service center operating hours through Dec. 16.
Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Jacob M. McGinnis graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.
The city of Guyton will honor its oldest citizen Saturday morning at its ninth annual Christmas Parade.
State Rep. Jon Burns recently spoke to the Rotary Club of Effingham County and provided an update on the status of the redistricting process for Georgia. His update included the proposed maps approved by the Georgia legislature.
The 1953 graduates of the Effingham Academy celebrated their 58th year at Carey Hilliard's in Pooler.
The Exchange Club of Effingham County presented its annual "One Nation Under God" program. Retired Sgt. Maj. Tony Sutphin spoke about America's religious heritage. "To be born free is a privilege; to die free is a responsibility that we should be willing to defend," he said. Sgt. Maj. Sutphin retired after 30 years of active duty in the Marines. The Exchange Club of Effingham County meets on the first and third Wednesdays each month at the Effingham ...
Air Force Airman Matthew A. Jenkins graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.
The first Historic Christmas at Ebenezer was held Sunday, Nov. 27 at New Ebenezer Retreat Center.
Staffordshire Equestrian Center hosted a fall festival horseshow and mini horse expo recently to benefit Faith Equestrian Therapeutic Center. Bonnie Gentry of FETC hopes to maintain and develop the partnership with Staffordshire and to make this event their big annual fundraiser.
As one of the main modes of transportation, taking care of your feet is important for your everyday and long-term health. Learn easy steps you can take to give your feet some relief at Effingham Hospital's December's Girls Night Out. December's event will be held Dec. 6 from 7-9 p.m. at the Effingham Imaging Center, 110 Goshen Rd.
Another huge crowd turned out Saturday for the annual Rincon Lions Club Christmas Parade and Dickens Craft Village Festival. See these highlights and more from the Lions Club Christmas Parade in Rincon Nov. 19 in the Nov. 22 edition of the Herald and at community.effinghamherald.net.
In preparation for the 4-H Holiday Classic coming up Sunday at Effingham County High School, students in Bonnie Pritcher's Early Childhood Education classes and members of the ECHS FCCLA chapter rolled flatware.