Air Force Airman Bryan A. Rozier has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.
John and Diane Shearouse of Guyton are proud to announce the retirement of their son, Sgt. 1st Class James C. Milligan, from the U.S. Army on Dec. 31 after more than 21 years of service.
Warrant Officer 1 Marcus A. Hursey completed warrant officer training at Fort Rucker, Ala. on Dec. 18.
The Effingham County Rotary Club held the second of its two pancake supper fundraisers this week, with some help from the Effingham County High School chorus for the entertainment Thursday at ECHS.
With the help of storyteller Stan Clardy, the Camp Davis Sons of Confederate Veterans held their annual Lee-Jackson banquet Saturday night at the New Ebenezer Retreat Center. January is the birth month for both Robert E. Lee and Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson.
On Dec. 2, Troop 165 held an Eagle Scout Court of Honor for Theodore Alexander Knox at Rincon United Methodist Church.
Bright sunshine and a cold, brisk morning greeted participants and watchers of the 2008 MLK Day Observance Parade on Monday in downtown Springfield.
New Ebenezer celebrated "30 years of miracles" on Saturday. The program included singing of hymns, scripture reading and Richard Kessler explaining how the center came about. There was also a pictorial history of the center presented.
Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Farris P. Floyd has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.
Air Force Airman Joshua M. Browher has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.
Effingham Sunrise Rotary President Ace Herring thanked Don Causey of Costrini Sleep Services for his presentation on sleep apnea.
The children of C. Edward Helmey Sr. attended the annual Georgia Farm Bureau Convention at Jekyll Island on Dec. 2 to light a candle in memory of their dad who was remembered as a former Effingham County Farm Bureau president.
The Effingham Sunrise Rotary Club presented Steve and Hope Shearouse a $1,000 donation to "Mission on the Move." The Shearouses have spent the last seven years in the mission field and are currently serving in Honduras.
Recently, employees of Georgia Power from Plants McIntosh Steam/CT and McIntosh Combined Cycle donated more than 260 pounds of food to Effingham food pantries. Because of their concern for others, the Georgia Power employees suggested the project in hopes of helping as many families as possible with food during the holidays.
Another huge crowd turned out Saturday for the annual Rincon Lions Club Christmas Parade and Dickens Craft Village Festival. See these highlights and more from the Lions Club Christmas Parade in Rincon Nov. 19 in the Nov. 22 edition of the Herald and at community.effinghamherald.net.
In preparation for the 4-H Holiday Classic coming up Sunday at Effingham County High School, students in Bonnie Pritcher's Early Childhood Education classes and members of the ECHS FCCLA chapter rolled flatware.
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.