U.S. Rep. John Barrow (D-Savannah) will be hosting a health fair Wednesday for folks in the 12th District from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Savannah Civic Center.
Ann Purcell has been selected to serve as the Finance Chairman for the State YMCA of Georgia in Effingham County for 2011. The Finance Drive is currently under way to support the State YMCA program in middle and high schools in Georgia through Hi-Y, Tri-Hi-Y and Co-ed "Y" Clubs.
As part of his continuing education and training in the administration of law enforcement, Chief Mike Bohannon of the Rincon Police Department recently attended the 2011 Annual Summer Training conference sponsored by the Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police.
ATLANTA-The Georgia Conservancy has announced the selection of Clay Mobley as its coastal director. Mobley, a Savannah native, will lead the Conservancy's coastal operations from its office in Savannah.
Rincon Mayor Ken Lee awards The Shining Stars for winning first place in the city's annual Fourth of July Parade. The Shining Stars, Disabilities for Christ, gathers on Thursdays at 4:30 p.m. to have food, fun and fellowship in the fellowship hall of The Rincon First Christian Church located at 5835 Highway 21 South in Rincon. For questions call the church at 826-2224 or Kaye Hunt at (912) 224-2670.
Air National Guard Airman Kayla R. Sharpe graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.
Gussie Nease of the Mars Theatre Project and Wayne Kight, chairman of the Springfield Revitalization Corporation, were guests of the American Legion Post 209 for the purpose of accepting a $1,000 donation from the American Legion to the Mars Theater.
Betty Waller and Beth Mosley from Springfield Garden Club attended the National Garden Club convention in Washington, D.C.
The Rotary Club of Effingham, Sunrise, celebrated a successful year ending in June. Billy Dasher was named Rotarian of the Year and incoming president, Solomon Smith took the gavel from last year's president, Jamie Kreyenbuhl. The Sunrise Rotary Club meets at the Guyton Christian Church Center, 105 Third Street in Guyton, Tuesday mornings at 7:30 a.m. More information is available on their Web site, www.EffinghamRotary.org.
Army Pvt. Walter R. Audesey has graduated from the Infantryman One Station Unit Training at Fort Benning. The training consists of Basic Infantry Training and Advanced Individual Training.
Army National Guard Pfc. Andrew T. Galipeau has graduated from Basic Combat Training at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla.
Air National Guard Airman Brianna N. Barksdale graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.
Army National Guard Pfc. Brandon M. Malphrus has graduated from Basic Combat Training at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla.
The 35th Grand Youth Session of the Order of the Eastern Star-PH was held in Riverdale on April 22-23 at the Prince Hall Grand East. There are 37 youth chapters in the Grand Youth Chapter. Ten of Clyo chapter's 14 members attended the session.
Representatives from the Fox Theatre Institute in Atlanta met with Gussie Nease, part of the effort to restore Springfield's Mars Theatre, on July 4.
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.