The event for the troops of the Springfield-based Alpha Battery of the Georgia Army National Guard 1/118 Field Artillery Battalion on June 5 was outstanding, said event chairperson Ruth Lee.
Early on Friday mornings, billows of smoke can be seen rising through the air moving with the wind and dancing to the sound of the Red Hot Chili Peppers.
With a resolution from the state House of Representatives in hand, Dollie Fulghum accepted the Effingham County Chamber of Commerce's John Adam Treutlen Award at the Chamber's annual meeting Thursday night.
The summer food program for kids will go on this summer without Rincon's participation.
Col. Jesse Simmons Jr., commander of the Georgia Air National Guard's 165th Airlift Wing, recently received the Bronze Star for meritorious achievement while serving as deputy commander in Afghanistan at Bagram Airfield from May-September 2009.
Mini-grants have been awarded to Archie Jenkins of The Farmers Garden, the Even Start Family Literacy Center and the Effingham County Sheriff's Explorer Post 93.
Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Justin E. Douglas graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.
Army Pfc. Andrew E. Thomas has graduated from the Basic Field Artillery Cannon Crewmember Advanced Individual Training course at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla.
Army National Guard Spec. Jessie C. Smoak is returning to D Company, 1/121 Infantry Battalion in Winder after being deployed to Afghanistan to serve in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
Army National Guard Lt. Col. Neal Reginald is returning to the 1/118 Field Artillery Battalion in Savannah after being deployed to Afghanistan to serve in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
Georgia has matched its mail participation rate from the 2000 Census, Census officials said Wednesday.
Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Victoria N. Shelley graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.
Army Pfc. David R. McClard II has returned to Fort Richardson, Anchorage, Alaska, after being deployed to Afghanistan for one year.
Army Pfc. Erik J. Witherington graduated from the Multiple Launch Rocket System Operations/Fire Direction Specialist Advanced Individual Training (AIT) course at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla.
Georgia Army Guard Sgt. Louis Gonzalez, a military policeman with Macon's Headquarters Company, 48th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (IBCT), attends required briefings for demobilization at the Fort Stewart movie theatre. Gonzalez, who lives in Springfield, works full-time with the National Guard working alongside state and local law enforcement. He is among the more than 3,000 citizen-soldiers of Georgia's 48th IBCT who spent a year in Afghanistan supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. The brigade's mission was to ...
The 165th Airlift Wing, Georgia Air National Guard, will celebrate its 65th year in existence.
After more than four decades of dedicated service, Master Sgt. Ron Brown is retiring from the 117th Air Control Squadron, a critical element of the Georgia Air National Guard and Georgia's Department of Defense.
Red Hatters of Rincon show off the scarecrow they built. Red Hatters of Rincon is a chapter of the Red Hat Society, Inc. located in Fullerton, Calif.
Effingham business leaders enjoyed lunch at the Effingham Career Academy for a Lunch and Learn featuring guest speaker online community manager for Paula Deen Enterprises, Lisa Scarbrough. She enlightened them on Paula Deen's rise to fame and some of her business practices, including benefits for all 350 of Deen's employees, even the waiters, and promoting from within.
United Way of the Coastal Empire congratulates James Quarterman III, an employee of Georgia Pacific Savannah River Mill, for winning a Tybee Island getaway vacation package, one of many exciting gifts from the United Way Prize Giveaway.
Nina Dasher attended the annual Arc of Georgia Conference in Macon on Sept. 15-17 at the Anderson Conference Center. David Pitonyak's topics were "Beyond Behaviors" and "The Importance of Belonging." He talked in an amusing way that being connected to the people you love is critical to emotional and physical well-being. He cites that many people experiencing disabilities are sick from loneliness. This workshop was about ideas for moving beyond interventions and coverage to a ...
The Rincon Lions Club is searching for a new home for its paper recycling box.
The YMCA of Coastal Georgia is proud to announce that it has received a $10,000 Quality of Life grant from the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation. The award was one of 77 grants totaling more than $508,000 awarded by the Reeve Foundation to nonprofit organizations nationwide that aid in providing more opportunities, access, and daily quality of life for individuals living with paralysis, their families, and caregivers. Since the program was developed in 1999 by ...
Dick Falcone with the USO at the Savannah/Hilton Head Airport spoke to the Effingham Exchange Club recently.
In response to a letter sent by Gov. Nathan Deal, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack determined that, due to the ongoing drought and excessive heat, 150 Georgia counties, including Effingham County, suffered production losses great enough to warrant a secretarial natural disaster designation.
The residents at Effingham Care Center were entertained Aug. 25 by the vocal duo group Route 97. The duo sang songs and hymns that were familiar to all of the residents as well as new songs.
B. V. Cooper with the Effingham Community Orchestra spoke to the Effingham County Exchange Club on Aug. 17.
Col. Mark McDonough, commissioner of the Georgia Department of Public Safety, has announced the promotion of William "Billy" Hitchens, III from lieutenant, assistant Troop F commander, to captain, Troop I commander, with an effective date of Sept. 1.
The Coastal Georgia Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure has named marketing and public relations professional Nikki Troxclair as communications chair for the Affiliate's board of directors.
Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Justin C. Ray graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.