Georgia-Pacific is rewarding individual acts of community service through its "Tips the Hat" contest in which community volunteers living in southeast Georgia communities where the company has operating facilities will be chosen to direct up to $4,000 in contributions from the Georgia-Pacific Foundation to local charities.
Airman Steven Hamilton has successfully completed and graduated from the basic training at Lackland, Air Force Base, Texas.
With extreme heat keeping some donors at home and severe storms forcing the cancellation of dozens of blood drives earlier in the month, the American Red Cross continues to have an emergency need for donors of all blood types.
Sen. Jack Hill made a presentation on upcoming bills and tax proposals during a recent visit with the Effingham Sunrise Rotary Club.
The hot weather Saturday didn't stop Blackburn Blueberry Farm in Kildare from hosting its annual blueberry festival.
Abby Smith, 4-H agent for Effingham County, has been elected to serve as Georgia Association of Extension 4-H agents state secretary for 2012-2013. Her term will begin in August.
After bridging to Junior Scouts in April, the scouts in Girl Scout Troop 30197 earned their first Junior Badge, the Council's Own Savannah Sings badge, by joining Daisy Troop 30235 for a sing-along.
The organization Helping Out Pets in Effingham (HOPE) hosted a pet expo Saturday in Rincon.
The Effingham Hussars Chapter 2285 of the Georgia Division of the United Daughters of the Confederacy recently made a book donation to the Effingham branches of the Live Oak Public Library System.
Many Effingham County residents are still without power following Sunday night's round of storms. The Effingham County Health Department wants to remind residents that while the power is out, refrigerator and freezer doors should remain closed as much as possible to keep food cold longer.
Fireworks and Independence Day go hand-in-hand, and Effingham County Sheriff's deputies want all citizens to enjoy a safe and fire-free July 4th celebration.
Tybee Island will host Independence Day fireworks July 3 at 9:15 p.m.
Savannah firefighters and the Joseph M. Still Burn Center Foundation urge caution and safety for the 4th of July.
With temperatures already having broken triple digits, and more hot weather expected soon, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta advises the following precautions to prevent heat-related illnesses:
New Ebenezer Retreat Center will hold a day camp for boys and girls ages 6-12 from July 16-20 from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. each day.
The American Red Cross is facing a looming blood shortage, leading to an urgent need for donors of all blood types to roll up a sleeve and give.
Scott and Sons Trucking Company partnered with Effingham County Recreation and Parks to host their fifth annual back-to-school rally Saturday at the Clyo Community Center.
The United Way Effingham Service Center is offering a program to assist people who need a birth certificate or Georgia photo ID.
Louisiana Zydeco musician and blues accordion player Major Handy will take the Mars Theatre stage Aug. 9, and the show will be the fourth in a series of six concerts at the Mars in support of American Roots and Blues Artists through the Music Maker Relief Foundation.
Thirty-three children have been enjoying the Ebenezer Treasures day camp this week at the New Ebenezer Retreat Center.
David Harris assumed the role of president of the Rotary Club of Effingham County, taking over from Beth Epling, whose one-year term ended.
Effingham County Probate Judge Beth Mosley swore in Susan Dobson as senior clerk.
An Effingham County girl is doing her part in the fight against childhood cancer.
The Effingham County Sheriff's Office Traffic Enforcement Unit will host its next Georgia Teens Ride with Pride course July 22 at 7 p.m. at the Effingham County Courthouse.
Statesboro's Francys Johnson has been on a mission since being elected president of the Georgia State Conference of the NAACP in October.
Georgia Legal Services staff attorney Nancy DeVetter will present a new project the United Way is helping to fund which will assist low-income families with issues relating to public benefits and records restrictions, expungements and pardons.
SAVANNAH - The Georgia Department of Natural Resources and the Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department Marine Patrol Unit will conduct a boater safety course on July 19.
The Effingham County Retired Educators held their annual banquet June 30, handing out two $650 scholarships and their community service award.
Family Promise of Effingham County has opened its doors to hosting homeless families in the community.
Cadets James Jolin, Christopher Palmer and Trevor Charles all received their "first stripe" on their way to success in the Civil Air Patrol cadet program.