Each Tuesday, the cadets of the Effingham Cadet Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol meet to learn about aviation, aerospace engineering, search and rescue, and leadership. The local squadron meets from 6-8 p.m. at 226 Goshen Rd. in building 500, room 507. The Civil Air Patrol (CAP) is a volunteer, civilian auxiliary arm of the U.S. Air Force. The cadet squadron is open to those ages 12 to 21. Membership is $30 annually, for adult members it is ...
A teenage mother and her infant daughter are recovering after being struck by a vehicle Saturday evening. The accident occurred Saturday around 7:30 p.m., according to Rincon Police Chief Mike Bohannon. The mother, 16 years old, had her 10-month-old baby in a stroller as they attempted to cross West 9th Street near Anderson Street. The area is unlit, Bohannon said. A 68-year-old driver in a Mercedes struck the mother and child. For the complete story, see Tuesday's edition ...
Contractors working on the rehabilitation of the historic Effingham Courthouse are working on a punch list of touch up items as they have hit the mark for substantial completion. County project manager Adam Kobek said Hussey, Gay, Bell and DeYoung and Greenline Architecture representatives have completed their walk-throughs on the courthouse. The project will be completed by Nov. 4, he said. The team of J.T. Turner Construction, Hussey, Gay, Bell and DeYoung and Greenline won the ...
Two local advocates attended the Arc of Georgia annual conference and business meeting on Sept. 24 and 25 at the Anderson Conference Center in Macon. The keynote address was given by Beth Mount, currently from New York City and originally from Georgia. She has worked for 35 years toward the ideal that every person with a disability can be a valued member of community life. Her talk centered on finding the gifts that people with ...
George Groce, development director of Habitat for Humanity of Effingham County, shared with the Rotary Club of Effingham the various projects that have been completed over the past year as well as future builds that will be taking place soon. Habitat will be accepting applications on Oct. 12 at 7 p.m. at the Administrative Building in Springfield. Contact Groce at 826-6433 prior for application requirements. For more information on Habitat for Humanity of Effingham visit ...
Liz Bohling, patient services provider, gave a presentation on amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS at an Effingham Sunrise Rotary meeting. It is a disease of the nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord that control voluntary muscle movement. ALS is also known as Lou Gehrig's disease. For more information about ALS, call Bohling at (478) 342-0292 or e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thomas and Ramona Kessler have been selected as the grand marshals for the 2010 Effingham Fair Parade. The Kesslers were selected by Effingham Fair Committee for their 35 years of service and support to the Effingham County Fair. Ramona Kessler has been the fair secretary/treasurer for more than 30 years. The main reason the Kesslers have been involved in the fair is to promote agriculture and to educate the general public on the agricultural issues. "As the result ...
Michaela Lariscy is the president of the South Effingham High School Interact Club and shared with the Effingham Rotary Club her experience this past summer attending Rotary Youth Leadership Awards at South Georgia College which was aimed at developing leadership skills in high school students. The Interact Club is a service club for students sponsored by the Rotary Club. The Interact Club completed several service projects over the past year, and, as their international project, ...
Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Jeffrey A. Weaver graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.
The YMCA of Coastal Georgia's swim meet was held at the Effingham Y on Saturday. The Effingham Y swim team had 13 first-place finishes, 10 seconds, nine third-place finishes, six fourth-places, seven fifth-places, one sixth and two sevenths.
Rachael Jackson, Manna House president, accepts a donation from Lions Club board member Jerry Shaufelberger. Manna House thanked the Rincon Noon Lions Club for their donation of $500 to be used for the Summer Snack Program. The Summer Snack Pack Program is a new way to get food into the hands of children ages 3-18. Many children do not get enough to eat during the summer months; this program helps meet some of those needs. ...
ATLANTA-A dietician who works at a Savannah hospital has won a healthy Win for Life prize. Layte Taylor, a resident of Springfield, won a $52,000 prize from matching five winning numbers plus the Free Ball in the June 16 Win for Life drawing. Her prize is equivalent to $1,000 a week for one year.
Effingham Hospital and Care Center invites the public to meet its new general surgeon. Community members can meet Dr. Joey L. Christmas at a community open house and reception, which will be held July 1 at 10 a.m at Effingham Surgical Services, located in the professional building on the hospital campus adjacent to the hospital.
CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE SPEICHER, Iraq-Many soldiers feel as though their deployed sisters and brothers in arms are their family because they witness what friends and family cannot see at home.
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.