The YMCA of Coastal Georgia is offering no joiner's fee for anyone who becomes a member at any of its locations this month.
Rather than exchange Christmas gifts among themselves this year, DeWitt Insurance Agency employees took up a collection for Family Promise of Effingham County.
Makala Johnson won the Christmas coloring contest sponsored by the Effingham Herald and Teach Right.
Three in five consumers think people use a designated driver more on New Year's Eve because of all the increased media coverage on the topic of drinking and driving, shows a AAA Consumer Pulse survey. Yet one in four consumers report that they have never or rarely been a designated driver for friends or family in the past year.
Charles Webb has held a number of leadership positions in his career, including serving as a school district superintendent, school principal and high school football coach.
A.J., an Effingham County Sheriff's Office canine for the past four years, is enjoying her first days of retired life.
The Savannah Area Realtors association had a lengthy Christmas shopping list this year, and received a priceless feeling for filling it.
Sean Davis always has enjoyed celebrating Christmas with his wife Katie and their four children.
They are eager for Santa's arrival, but a group of young children were the ones giving the gifts Thursday.
One of Effingham County's holiday traditions is the Springfield Garden Club's judging of outdoor Christmas decorations in Springfield.
The city of Springfield hosted a Christmas celebration Wednesday night, with the First Baptist Church of Springfield choir serenading the crowd with carols.
Effingham Theatre celebrated the holidays with its masquerade ball at the Clyo Community Center.
Donations to the Empty Stocking Fund may be made at any BB&T Bank, Heritage Bank and Coastal Bank in Effingham County or by contacting Empty Stocking Fund chairman Reggie Loper at 754-6286.
One in three consumers always use a designated driver after drinking, yet one in five reported rarely or never using one, shows AAA Consumer Pulse survey. To help make sure everyone has a safe ride home, AAA and Bud Light will offer the Tow to Go program for the holidays.
Several awards were presented Thursday at the Effingham County Young Farmers' Christmas awards banquet.
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.