Memorial Day is an occasion to remember the soldiers and service members who didn't make it home, but also the families who mourn their loss, Lt. Col. (ret.) Doug Andrews said.
Ranie Harper of Rincon made a very special delivery for Memorial Day. She sent 260 homemade cards to the 1st Battalion, 214th Field Artillery, which is in the midst of a year-long deployment to Afghanistan.
The Effingham Sunrise Rotary Club presented a $500 check to Frank Patterson, the Boy Scout district commissioner for Effingham County.
Air Force Airman 1st Class Alexander J. Sheridan graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas.
Ashtian Kessler was crowned Laurens County Teen Miss Forestry Queen.
A new Boy Scout district in Effingham County, called Twin Rivers, kicked off with its first official meeting on May 16.
Pete Peterson, owner of Breland Well Drilling, was named the Rotarian of the Year by the Sunrise Rotary Club for his outstanding contribution of chairing the Rotary Club of Effingham Sunrise annual golf tournament, now in his 15th consecutive year.
Jeffrey Williamson with J. L. Williamson Law Group spoke to the Sunrise Rotary Club about "Estate Planning for Seniors: How to Keep From Dying Broke." Williamson explained Medicare does not pay for long-term care and long-term care costs were the biggest threat to wiping out wealth senior citizens may accumulate.
Family Connection-Communities In Schools of Effingham County awarded $500 mini-grants to two local non-profits, the Effingham County Victim Witness Assistance Program and Hospice Savannah's Full Circle Center for Grief and Loss.
The community observance of Memorial Day will be held Monday beginning at 6 p.m., with guest speaker Lt. Col. (ret.) Douglas G. Andrews.
The Effingham County Council for the Arts invites children to enjoy its 2013 Summer Arts Camp.
Georgia Power's Plant McIntosh made a $1,000 contribution to help kick off Treutlen House's long-term fundraising effort, Treutlen 12.
Dr. Barbara Prosser, CEO of the Effingham College and Career Academy, and Denise LaFlamme and Jessica Swindell, nurse instructors at the ECCA, presented a plaque to the Effingham Hospital and to the Effingham Care Center in appreciation of support to the ECCA nursing and general medicine students in meeting their clinical course work requirements.
Michael Holton couldn't be happier about the new set of wheels he received just in time for his high school graduation.
Effingham County Health Department Nurse Manager Cindy Grovenstein was named the recipient of the Maggie Kline Nursing Award by the Georgia Public Health Association. Grovenstein was presented with the award at GPHA's 84th annual meeting and conference held recently in Atlanta.
Clyo Youth Chapter was recognized as the outstanding chapter of the year at the Prince Hall Grand Chapter Order of the Eastern Star 38th Grand Youth Session, held in Statesboro on April 25-26. There are 47 youth chapters in the Grand Youth Chapter.
In light of the accusations of waiting lists and other problems at Veterans Administration hospitals and facilities across the country, state Sen. Jack Hill said the nation needs to make taking care of its veterans one of its top priorities.
Students typically enjoy the last day of school, but three Effingham County girls had an unforgettable one Friday.
The Effingham Health System Auxiliary was awarded the Sunrise Rotary Club of Effingham County's Service Above Self Award.
Rincon residents participated in the National Letter Carriers Postal Food Drive on May 10, as they were encouraged to fill a bag with non-perishable food items and place it at their mailbox. These items were collected and donated to a local food pantry to help "stamp out" hunger.