Nearly 280 years ago, the people who would be Effingham County's first European residents gathered in Germany to begin a trek that took them to The Netherlands, England and eventually to the new settlement of Savannah. Last week, a group from Halle, Germany, made the trip to see where those original Salzburgers established their new homes.
Barbara Prosser, chief executive officer of the Effingham College and Career Academy, spoke at the Feb. 5 meeting of the Exchange Club of Effingham County.
Agriculture teacher and Effingham County Young Farmers advisor Freddie Waltz was honored recently by the Ogeechee River Soil and Water Conservation District as Effingham's 2013 Conservationist of the Year.
Master Sgt. Issac "Ice" Wright has earned promotion to the senior non-commissioned officers' rank of senior master sergeant.
Rincon City Council members are gearing up now for the city's annual 4th of July celebration.
Osman Bholat, area sales executive for Georgia Power, was the guest speaker at the Rotary Club of Effingham County's meeting on Thursday.
Bart Waller, Effingham County commodity producer, was the recipient of the 2014 State Non-Irrigated Soybean Efficiency Contest.
Sometime early Saturday afternoon, Ken Lee will walk out of the Kroger store in Rincon and head to his pickup. The next time he passes through its doors, he'll be a customer, and not its manager.
Growing up in Effingham County, Nick Webb took piano lessons as a child and sang in the school chorus from fourth-12th grade.
ATLANTA - A Georgia Lottery instant ticket worth $400,000 was sold in Effingham County. Gurudev Datta Inc., in Clyo, sold a 20X The Money instant ticket with a $400,000 top prize.
Brian Dickey was honored Thursday night by the Rotary Club of Effingham County as the community's Volunteer of the Year.
Lainie Jenkins, director, and Eileen Bayens, advocacy coordinator, from CASA Ogeechee attended the annual CASA Day at the Capitol event in Atlanta on Feb. 4.
Sgt. Jose' Ramirez, patrol commander for the Rincon Police Department, told the Effingham Sunrise Rotary Club about the Citizens Police Academy.
The Georgia State Firefighters Association named Effingham County Fire and Rescue Lt. Hannah Jenkins as the 2013 educator of the year.
When Sarah Puente and her family moved to Effingham County four years ago, they joined the YMCA in hopes of finding friends and fitness.
Air Force Airman 1st Class Thaddeus A. Alexander graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas.
Clyo Youth Chapter was recognized as the outstanding chapter of the year at the Prince Hall Grand Chapter Order of the Eastern Star 38th Grand Youth Session, held in Statesboro on April 25-26. There are 47 youth chapters in the Grand Youth Chapter.