David Crawley, Effingham County administrator, speaks to the Effingham County Rotary Club about the ongoing projects in the county. Higher than projected SPLOST revenue has boosted efforts in transportation, recreational facilities and renovation of the old courthouse, among other projects. Crawley spoke extensively about the Effingham Parkway and Old Augusta Road projects and the exploration of ways to use treated waste water.
The Springfield Garden Club was honored with the Deep South Award at the Oleander District meeting of the Garden Clubs of Georgia. The meeting was held Oct. 17 in Statesboro.
The Rincon Noon Lions Club presented the Treutlen House with a gift of $500. Accepting on behalf of the Treutlen House is Mose Mock, chairman of the board of directors, and Lions Club members Billy Dasher and Danny Fries.
Gail Whitehead, Effingham County elections supervisor, told the Effingham Sunrise Rotary Club about the many and varied duties of the Election Commission. Detailed work assures that every eligible vote counts during elections, but there is year-round work to register and maintain voter records. A recent budget cut will delay plans to provide additional early voting locations in the county.
Effingham Sunrise Rotary President Bonnie Dixon rewards Michelle Liotta with a Rotary pen. Liotta presented the "Operation Christmas Child" program to the group. This program spreads Christmas cheer to boys and girls worldwide. You can speak with Liotta directly about this program by coming to the next Sunrise Rotary meeting. These meetings are held every Tuesday morning at 7:30 a.m. at the Guyton Christian Church. If you need more information, call Lonnie Pate at (888) ...
Army National Guard PFC Kennith L. Bennett recently graduated from basic training at Fort Sill, Okla.
The Springfield Garden Club donated Burford hollys for the newest Habitat House at 815 Magnolia St., Guyton.
The American Cancer Society Memorial Service was held Nov. 2 in Springfield at the Effingham County Board of Education Auditorium. The new memorial plaques will be permanently displayed in Effingham Hospital within a few weeks.
Bonnie Dixon, president, and Rev. David Grandgeorge, secretary, of Effingham Sunrise Rotary Club, pass the gavel of fellowship to Karen Tanksley, president of the Rotary Club of Effingham.
SOCIAL CIRCLE - The season of giving continues in Georgia's hunting circles this weekend with a local opportunity to donate to Georgia's Hunters for the Hungry program. Lamar Q. Ball Jr Raptor Center at Georgia Southern University will accept donations of field-dressed deer Nov. 15-16 from 9 a.m.-8 p.m.
Navy Seaman Michael C. Claxton, son of Andrew and Dorothy Claxton of Rincon recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.
Young paratroopers, some just back from the front lines of the global war on terror in Iraq, listened intently as James Sapp talked about his early days in the airborne infantry.
On Nov. 13, beginning at 1:30 p.m., the FORCE steering committee (composed of Lisa Bush, Janice Mydell, Glenda King, Elaine Spencer and Bonnie Dixon) will "go to new heights" to help raise food for the pantries by climbing onto the roof top of a local business and staying there until 1,000-canned food items have been collected and brought to the designated location.
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.
Staci Ravita of LifeLink was the guest speaker recently at the Rotary Club of Effingham County. Ravita shared information on how to become an organ, eye and tissue donor.
Habitat for Humanity of Effingham County has been selected to participate in Repair Corps, a veterans-support initiative of Habitat for Humanity International and The Home Depot Foundation.
The 4th Annual Fort Stewart Drive-Thru Flu Clinic is scheduled for Nov. 2-3, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., both days in the Winn Army Community Hospital overflow parking lot, which is located on Fort Stewart at the corner of Harmon Avenue and 6th Street.
The joy of the holiday season can sometimes be marred by the stress of a long holiday to do list. This stress can take a toll on your everyday health and even have an impact on your heart. Effingham Hospital wants women to remember they are "Too Blessed to be Stressed" and November's Girls Night Out, held on a special date, will focus on this mantra.
Military retirees and their families are invited to attend a town hall meeting in the Hunter Army Airfield post theater today at 6 p.m., to discuss open enrollment for health care at Tuttle Army Health Clinic.
Ardry Trading Company employees pledged more than $3,000 for the United Way Campaign. Pictured with Philip Malone of Ardry Trading is United Way Loaned Associate from Georgia Pacific Brandee Gordon as they raise the mercury to over 60 percent of the $280,000 goal.
There were 58 contestants in 11 age groups competing Saturday in the annual Effingham Fair Pageant.
Civil Air Patrol (CAP) Effingham Cadet Squadron's Cadet Chief Master Sgt. Cody Bush was recognized Oct. 4 for receiving the General Billy Mitchell Award. This event brought with it a promotion to cadet second lieutenant and opportunities for further leadership challenges and greater responsibility.
MACON-Georgia Farm Bureau members who grow Bermudagrass hay are encouraged to enter the GFB 2011 Quality Hay Contest. Hay entered in the contest will be tested at the University of Georgia Testing Lab using the Relative Forage Quality (RFQ) Test, which predicts fiber digestibility and likely animal intake of hay.
Army National Guard Pfc. Alex H. Goodwin has graduated from the Basic Field Artillery Cannon Crewmember Advanced Individual Training course at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla.
Effingham Hospital and Care Center employees, board members and volunteers have donned pink gloves and are showing off their original and crazy dance moves in hopes of being voted the best Pink Glove Dance video to support the fight against Breast Cancer.
Laughter is sometimes the best medicine, and for women fighting breast cancer, it can provide a welcomed break from the stress associated with the disease ranked as one of the leading causes of cancer deaths in women.
The Coastal Bank is partnering with Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Savannah (CCCS) to host a special Protect Your Identity event Oct. 17 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.