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.
These days, the Historic Effingham Society appreciates a contributor like John Tebeau more than ever.
Mike Murphy, Effingham Health environment of care manager and disaster preparedness coordinator, was presented the Champion of Emergency Preparedness Award at the Georgia Healthcare Association's Winter Conference held Jan. 22.
As severe winter weather begins to subside, the American Red Cross is asking all eligible blood and platelet donors to help offset a weather-related shortfall in donations.
Edwin Myrick, director of the Effingham County Emergency Management Agency, recently completed a week of vigorous training at the National Hurricane Center in Miami, Fla.
Effingham County's Martin Luther King Jr. Day Observance Committee presented the Humanitarian Award to Pastor Paul Moore and the members of the Elam Egypt Baptist Church of Egypt in recognition of their community service outreach program to help their fellow man.
The Effingham County Chamber of Commerce continued a tasty tradition on Thursday by baking loaves of raisin bread to give to the state's elected officials at Effingham Day at the Capitol.
Austine Royer Smith is accustomed to people leaving donated clothing on her front porch, to give to people she helps on mission trips to Haiti.
While many high school students were sleeping late on the Martin Luther King holiday, Ashley Clayton was doing yard work with her parents Al and Michele.
The Effingham County Emergency Management Agency has opened a warming center as nighttime temperatures continue to hover around 20 degrees.
Air Force Reserve Airman 1st Class Ashlyn M. Pelote graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas.
Air Force Airman Deveyon Q. Riley graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas.
Army Pvt. Keeiaru K. Lee has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C.
The livestock shows are a highlight each year of the Effingham County Fair.
The United Way of Effingham County is 75 percent toward its goal to raise $317,000 in this year's campaign, organizers announced this week.
The Effingham County Sheriff's Office is rounding up all the sex offenders on probation, requiring them to come to the jail Friday during prime trick-or-treating hours.
A year after his death, David Jimenez continues to inspire others to support Alzheimer's research and outreach.
Lt. Col. D. Lawrence Eaddy was selected to be the new commander of the 165th Mission Support Group, part of the 165th Airlift Wing, Georgia Air National Guard. The 165th Mission Support Group is based at the Savannah-Hilton Head International Airport.
A crowd lined Laurel Street on Monday afternoon for the annual Effingham County Fair parade.
A sure sign of fall in Effingham County each year is the city of Rincon's scarecrow contest.
Get ready for some authentic, down-home country music with the Malpass Brothers on Friday at as they bring their classic old-time country and bluegrass sound to the Mars Theatre.
Note: Family Promise Week was celebrated Oct. 12-19.
Ebenezer Elementary School teacher Carlette Fulcher was the first winner in the weekly prize drawings as part of the United Way of Effingham County's 2014 fundraising campaign.
The 40th Bluegrass and Gospel Music Festival runs Wednesday through Sunday morning at Mossy Oak Music Park. Visitors to the 34-acre park will enjoy bluegrass and gospel music done in the old school, traditional acoustic style, as well as great high lonesome vocal harmonies.
Another big crowd packed Laurel Street for the annual Springfield Fall Festival over the weekend.