On March 29 more than 160 family members, residents, visitors and staff attended the Ms. ECC pageant anticipating who will be crowned the queen. After the votes were tallied, Willene Kessler was crowned Ms. Effingham Care Center 2008. A reception following the pageant was held in honor of the nine ladies who participated in the pageant.
The 2007 Williams family reunion has hit the small screen. A local family recently made their television debut on TV One's "Family Reunion" when their own reunion aired on the network March 23. Felicia Hills, a member of the Williams family, applied for the network to film her family's reunion in Atlanta. She said there was a long application that included questions about the number of family members who attend, how many generations and from ...
The 2008 Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf announced that all Imperial Sugar Company employees will be given the opportunity to attend the upcoming tournament at the Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort and Spa, April 21–27. The tickets are being donated by the Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf tournament.
On Monday, U.S. Rep John Barrow (D-Savannah) will host a workshop to help folks in the area fill out the forms they need to submit in order to receive their tax rebate checks, and to provide some last minute tax advice. The workshop will run from 6-7:30 p.m., and will be held at the Savannah Morning News Auditorium, located at 1375 Chatham Parkway, between I-16 and Ogeechee Road.
Because of the demand, there is now a supply. Our inaugural Effingham Living magazine turned out to be such a success, more than we could have hoped it to be, that we had people asking us for another edition. So here it is - the spring edition of Effingham Living magazine. We will continue to produce our summer/fall version, but this one is more focused and directed upon the people and events that make Effingham ...
Air Force Airman Mykel S. Wilson has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.
Air Force Airman Keith L. Johnson has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.
Boy Scouts from Troop 295 visited the state Capitol recently. As part of the requirements for the "Citizenship in the Nation" merit badge, 12 scouts traveled to Atlanta to tour the Capitol. State Rep. Jon Burns and his wife Dayle met the boys on the Capitol steps and ushered them inside the building. When they entered, they were joined by Sen. Jack Hill. As an added bonus, the boys were able to meet Gov. Sonny ...
This past weekend Statesboro's Cheer South All-Stars competed in the last of their nine competitions for the 2007-2008 year. This was also the end of the graduating seniors' competition cheerleading career. Six of the 19 girls will be graduating in May so their National Cheer Star Grand National Champion win in Savannah was bitter sweet. Not only did they score the highest in their level 4 division but this team scored the highest scores in ...
Working on the school president's water conservation task force has spurred Aaron Fowler to think locally and act locally, too.
George Groce, right, executive director of the Habitat for Humanity of Effingham County, receives a check from Teresa Klick of Southeastern Orthopedic Center for $1,608. Klick is part of Southeastern Orthopedic Center's community outreach committee and the group held a yard sale March 22 at their office on DeRenne Avenue in Savannah for Habitat. Alongside is Brett Gordon, president of the Effingham Habitat.
Supporters turned out Thursday night for a fundraiser for Effingham County commission chairman at-large candidate Dusty Zeigler.
United Way of the Coastal Empire welcomed over 300 supporters to the 70th annual meeting and awards luncheon Thursday at the Armstrong Center. The program included the induction of new board members and recognition of community volunteers for their hard work and dedication.
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.