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.
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.