Individuals, churches, civic groups and businesses are all encouraged to make monetary contributions to help children and needy families at Christmas.
Air Force Airman Ramsey E. Rushing graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas.
Treutlen House at New Ebenezer received a $2,500 donation from Citizens of Georgia Power, a statewide service organization comprised of Georgia Power employees, retirees and their spouses.
Manna House has partnered with Georgia Hunting and Fishing Federation through Sportsmen Against Hunger Pantry to assist families in need. Local deer processors accept unwanted venison from hunters. These donations are processed into burgers which are very helpful to families.
A crowd lined Highways 17 and 119 Saturday to enjoy Guyton's Christmas parade. For more parade photos, go to http://community.effinghamherald.net/gallery/
Mary Surber of Girl Scout Troop 30197 worked at Teach Right to complete the "learn the basics of running a business" requirement of the Junior Business Owner Badge.
Guitarist Jeff Bianchi will give a one-hour classical guitar concert in the sanctuary at Guyton Christian Church on Sunday at 7:30 p.m. to help raise assistance for The Fillin' Station, Guyton's Community Food Pantry. Audience members are asked to bring canned and dry goods to help stock the food pantry. Peanut butter and canned meats are especially helpful.
The Effingham Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual Eggs and Issues Breakfast Dec. 6 at 7:30 a.m at the Effingham College and Career Academy.
During this time of the year, many women feel the health effects that can accompany holiday-related stress. It's also the time of the year when calories tend to creep up and busy schedules keep exercise down.
Army Pvt. Ashley M. Benton graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C.
On a day between Black Friday and Cyber Monday, the community came together to celebrate the true meaning of Christmas.
American Legion Post 209 made a donation to the Effingham Civil Air Patrol Cadet Squadron GA-453. The donation will be used to purchase equipment and items to fund squadron projects. The Effingham Civil Air Patrol thanked the American Legion post for its donation to the youth in our community.
Beverly Kicklighter, business office manager at Effingham Health System, was named business office manager of the year by Home Town Health, LLC.
Air Force Airman 1st Class Gordon S. Lunderman III graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas.
Effingham Community Orchestra publicity coordinator B.V. Cooper presented a Fender acoustic guitar to raffle winner Ivan Anzur. During September and October, orchestra musicians and volunteers sold raffle tickets for a new acoustic Fender guitar.
WTOC-TV anchor Sonny Dixon spoke to the Exchange Club at its meeting celebrating its 25-year anniversary in Effingham.
Effingham County Schools made a big donation - about a 15,000-pound one - to help Family Promise of Effingham County get rolling.
The United Way of Effingham County is on its way toward reaching its 2013 fundraising goal.
One of the favorite local events at this time of year is Rincon's annual scarecrow contest, and the city has now made participating in it easier.