Close your eyes .… Imagine you're a single mom, or dad, with three small children, two of whom 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.
More than 200 toys surrounded the Christmas tree in the Effingham Hospital atrium Thursday.
A good crowd lined Highway 17 on Saturday for Guyton's annual Christmas parade.
Jimmy Rutland, executive director of the Effingham County chapter of Habitat for Humanity, and George Groce, Effingham Habitat director of development, spoke to the Rotary Club of Effingham about the organization's plans for 2014.
The United Way of Effingham County made a surprise delivery to Rincon Elementary School teacher Kimberly Tucker.
Air National Guard Airman Steven E. Decker graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas.
The community enjoyed a "celebration of Effingham's heritage and faith" Sunday at the New Ebenezer Retreat and Conference Center.
Applications for the 2013 Effingham Empty Stocking Fund will be taken through Friday between the 2-4 p.m. each day at the Effingham Department of Family and Children Services office in Springfield.
Effingham Community Orchestra will present its seventh annual holiday concert and homemade cookie sale Dec. 8 at the Effingham County Recreation and Parks gym in Springfield.
The Effingham County Health Department, in partnership with the Georgia Department of Public Safety, will hold a Toys for Tots toy drive at the Fred's store in Rincon on Dec. 7 from 10 a.m.-noon.
Jimmie Brinson of Clyo was named the grand champion of the annual Dickens Village Craft Festival.
Sherry Duff, work-based learning coordinator at Effingham County High School, shared with the Sunrise Rotary Club the connections and opportunites for work and learning that the work-based program provides through the Effingham County School System.
The United Way Effingham Service Center recently hosted the inaugural Smart Choices program.
Joseph (Joe) Crews from Rincon spoke to the Effingham Exchange Club about "one nation under God" at its Nov. 6 meeting.
Army Pvt. Charles K. Westbrook has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C.
An Effingham County family has been featured in a national magazine as a "coolest black family in America."
The Effingham Chamber's fifth annual Taste of Effingham is scheduled for March 5 from 5-7 p.m. Chamber Director Rick Lott said that as of Feb. 18, 18 booths signed up to provide food and beverage to the audience at the Effingham County Recreation and Parks gymnasium on Highway 119 in Springfield.
Air Force Airman Christopher L. Colton graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas.
Trevor Baeten has finished his Eagle Scout project of building and installing new picnic tables at the Effingham County Methodist Campground and at Springfield United Methodist Church.
Two organizations dedicated to housing initiatives are hoping to help establish more places for lower-income families to live in Effingham County.
Air Force Airman Bobby X. Kennedy graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas.