Craig McIntosh, a Georgia Rotary Student Program student from New Zealand, was the guest speaker at the Effingham Rotary Club. McIntosh was a student at Victoria University of Wellington where he received his BA in media.
Amy Ambrose of Rincon received the Mary Frances Duren Award for the disabilities and special needs Teacher of the Year 2011 at the Opening New Worlds Conference held at First Baptist Church in Tucker on April 1.
U.S. Army Pvt. Joshua M. Hill graduated from basic training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C. During the 10 weeks of training, Hill studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values. After graduation, Hill moved on to AIT at Fort Gordon in Augusta. During his 25 weeks of training, Hill graduated in the top 3 percent of his class for the MOS in computer detection system repairs. Hill is a 2007 graduate of South ...
The Effingham Chamber of Commerce and Effingham Council for the Arts announce a new photography contest.
Air Force Airman Kayla J. Drummond graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.
The state Department of Transportation has approved the Historic Effingham Ebenezer Scenic Byway.
Sponsored by Springfield United Methodist Church, Troop 295 in Guyton has produced 12 Eagle Scouts in 2010, breaking an all time record.
Effingham County Farm Bureau member, Michael Zoller, visits Washington, D.C. Effingham County Farm Bureau member Michael Zoller recently traveled to Washington, D.C., with other Georgia Farm Bureau young farmers to meet with Georgia's congressional delegation to discuss agriculture issues. The trip, open to Farm Bureau members between 21 and 35 years of age involved in agriculture, gave participants a chance to learn firsthand how the legislative process works and to learn how Georgia farmers are ...
Sunrise Rotary President Jamie Kreyenbuhl, thanks Effingham County Magistrate Court Judge Scott Hinson after his presentation.
David de Queljoe has graduated from basic training at the U.S. Marine Corps Recruiting Depot at Parris Island, S.C.
Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Walter T. Whipple graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.
Michigan Journalism Hall of Fame inductee Harry Atkins told the Effingham County Sunrise Rotary Club about his lifelong adventures working as a reporter/journalist for events such as the 1975 sinking of the "Edmund Fitzgerald" to sports championships such as the World Series.
Air Force Airman Zachery D. Gilliam graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.
The largest fundraiser of the year for American Diabetes Association, Kiss-a-Pig, gets under way in Effingham County with Randy Shearouse's Campaign Kick-Off Event on March 3 at 5 p.m. at the Effingham County Recreation and Parks gym on Highway 119 in Springfield during the Taste of Effingham.
The South Carolina Maritime Association honored Brenda Dasher with the "Beacon Award" for her contributions to the maritime industry. The event, a black tie affair with more than 450 people in attendance, was held in the Crystal Ball Room of the Charleston (S.C.) Marriott.
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.