Chamber members gathered together last Thursday to bake loaves of raisin bread that would be taken to state officials Monday during Effingham Day at the Capitol.
State Sen. Jack Hill (R-Reidsville) receives a check from Effingham Hospital and Care Center CEO Norma Jean Morgan.
The residents at Effingham Care Facility are pictured with one of their two completed prayer shawls. The residents meet every Tuesday to crochet. The completed shawls are given to the Rincon United Methodist Church Prayer Shawl Ministry and then given to individuals in need. A special thanks goes to out to Bobby Exley, Beth Holland and Judy Plummer for all of their hard work to make this a success.
Fifty members of the Georgia State Patrol served as part of the largest security detail for a presidential inauguration in the nation's history, including two from Rincon's Post 42.
United Way of the Coastal Empire is proud to announce that for the first time they have been awarded a Four-Star rating by Charity Navigator, America's largest independent evaluator of charitable organizations.
Effingham Sunrise Rotary heard a presentation from Janice Bevill, Effingham County Chief Tax Assessor, about changes to the county value assessments, CUVA and homestead exemptions for 2009. Bevill took several questions about how those calculations are made and the affect on taxes. She is a valued member of the Sunrise Rotary Club.
Army National Guard Staff Sgt. Daniel T. Sehl has been mobilized and activated for deployment overseas to a forward operating base in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Rotarian Lane Robertson shares a light moment with Bonnie Rachael at the weekly meeting of The Rotary Club of Effingham County.
Rincon attorney Ramona Murphy Bartos of the Bartos Law Firm, LLC, has been recently appointed by the Supreme Court of Georgia as a mentor in the Transition to Law Practice Program of the State Bar of Georgia.
Radio talk show host and president of the A. Phillip Randolph Institute, Savannah chapter, Chester Dunham will be the keynote speaker at the annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day observance breakfast Monday. The breakfast will begin at 7:30 a.m. at the Effingham County Administrative Complex.
Don Adams, of Kelly Group Travel Specialists, took the Rotary Club of Effingham County on a visual tour of the country. Kelly has buses that accommodate large and small groups all over the country. Kelly's 2009 catalog of tours offers many options or your group can have them customize a tour.
FORT MCPHERSON - Georgia Army National Guard Brig. Gen. Joseph M. Wells made history on Saturday when he became the state's first African-American general officer during a promotion ceremony held at Fort McPherson.
Residents of Effingham, Chatham and Screven counties are encouraged to head to the first rehearsal Feb. 3 from 7-9 p.m. in the Springfield United Methodist Church sanctuary. Auditions are not required, but people who can read music or who are willing to learn are sought. All people high school age or above are welcome.
Air Force Airman Robert W. Parks has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.
Ordinarily, Danny Fries' vantage point of the Rincon Lions Club Christmas Parade is that of the long procession of units as he sits in the fire truck, accompanying Santa Claus.
Army Pvt. Angel D. Rivera Colon has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.
Effingham resident Angie Usher signed and sold copies of her new and first book "Firefly Tails, Bright Trails, and Fishy Tales," a book of 10 short stories and poems, at Teach Right Saturday.
Georgia State Troopers are joining law enforcement officers across the country for Operation Click It or Ticket to promote seat belt and child passenger safety for the holidays.
Col. Mark McDonough, commissioner of the Georgia Department of Public Safety, has announced that the Georgia State Patrol, the Motor Carrier Compliance Division and the Capitol Police Unit will be participating for the third year in the Toys for Tots program.
The Rincon Garden Club celebrated its 70th anniversary Sunday with a reception at the Vernon C. Hinely Center. Annie Oglesby was honored as the longest-serving member, having been a member since 1947.
The Rotary Club of Effingham hosted guests for a pancake and sausage supper at the Effingham College and Career Academy Tuesday night.
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Yvette Carr of Burns World Travel is shown presenting a check for $400 to Tamara Tyre , president, Jonathan Thompson, artistic director, and Amy Thomas, fundraising chair of the Effingham Theatre.
Jimmy Rutland, executive director of Habitat for Humanity of Effingham County, spoke to the Exchange Club of Effingham County about the houses they are building, homes that have been completed and future plans for Habitat for Humanity of Effingham County.
The Effingham County Exchange Club served up hundreds of pancake and sausage dinners at the annual Effingham County Fair.
Loaned associates Paul Mongin and Brandee Gordon, campaign vice-chair Julie Hales and campaign chair Dinah King show off the progress made toward the United Way of Effingham County's 2011 campaign.
Paul Mongin, who works with Georgia-Pacific and is serving as a loaned associate with United Way of Effingham County, provided an update on the United Way campaign results year-to-date and an overview of several United Way funded programs in Effingham County.
Conservation Ranger First Class Brandon Pierce spoke to the Effingham Exchange Club about the DNR's responsibilities in Effingham County. He is pictured with Exchange Club President Yvette Carr.
Thanksgiving is a time for families to get together with food to share in their blessings. As the holidays approach, many are making do with far fewer resources due to economy, job loss, or other financial hardships.