Dick Hyer, district governor for Rotary District 6920, recently visited with members and guests at the Rotary Club of Effingham County meeting. Hyer updated members on Rotary's international progress in eradicating polio and District 6920's participation in the Medical Equipment Transport Service, which collects unused and functional medical supplies and medical equipment to put into use worldwide. Hyer also shared that the Georgia Rotary student program has 71 students this year from around the world ...
St. Simons Island - The Coastal Georgia Regional Development Center's GIS Division received top honors at this year's Georgia Association of Regional Development Centers' (GARDC) conference. Taking home both the first and second place awards for cartography, the CGRDC's GIS Division swept the category.
ATLANTA -The American Red Cross Blood Services, Southern Region, recently appointed Tracye Bryant as its communications manager.
Effingham Sunrise Rotary was proud to host the Rotary International Governor Dick Hyer.
The Rotary Club of Effingham County recently presented checks to each of the three middle schools in Effingham County as part of its efforts to promote excellence in education in Effingham County schools. The club also acknowledged the outstanding efforts of middle grade educators in Effingham County.
Gwen Greene has joined Oglethorpe Mortgage Co. as a loan officer. Most recently, Greene was the branch manager for ARC Mortgage Co. in Pooler and a loan officer with Savannah River Mortgage in Rincon.
Effingham County High School Principal Yancy Ford spoke to the Effingham Sunrise Rotary. Principal Ford talked about the success of the mentor program, the ninth grade academy and other programs designed to help students get a top-notch education.
Spine and Sport welcomes new physical therapist Bryan Kist to the team. "Bryan has an extensive background in physical therapy and his experience and knowledge make him a great asset to Spine and Sport," said owner Dr. Jacques Beauchamp.
Effingham County native Col. Lawrence (Larry) E. Dudney Jr., director of the Joint Staff, was promoted to brigadier general at the change of command ceremony of the 48th Infantry Brigade Combat Team in Macon.
Terry L. Blankenship has been specifically identified for early promotion to senior airman in the U.S. Air Force.
Georgia Department of Public Safety personnel in Southeast Georgia have completed an administrative license suspension (ALS) and DUI update class held recently on Jekyll Island. Approximately 59 troopers from GSP posts in Brunswick, Hinesville, Jekyll Island, Rincon and Waycross attended the training.
The board of The Arc of Georgia announces that effective Jan.1, Greg Kirk will assume the position of Executive Director.
State Rep. Jon Burns congratulated the Effingham Hospital's Board and Trustees on being awarded Hospital of the Year for 2007 from HomeTown Health. Burns also spoke before the Trustees on the current state of health care in Georgia.
Elizabeth Z. Hursey from Effingham County has successfully completed the requirements of the University of Georgia's Carl Vinson Institute of Government and is now recognized as a "Certified Clerk of Superior Court" in the state of Georgia.
Army Pvt. Sean R. Williams has graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning, Columbus.
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.