Nina Dasher attended the annual Arc of Georgia Conference in Macon on Sept. 15-17 at the Anderson Conference Center. David Pitonyak's topics were "Beyond Behaviors" and "The Importance of Belonging." He talked in an amusing way that being connected to the people you love is critical to emotional and physical well-being. He cites that many people experiencing disabilities are sick from loneliness. This workshop was about ideas for moving beyond interventions and coverage to a system that supports enduring, freely chosen relationships. The Arc of Effingham invites people with developmental and intellectual disabilities and their families to join.
The Rincon Lions Club is searching for a new home for its paper recycling box.
The YMCA of Coastal Georgia is proud to announce that it has received a $10,000 Quality of Life grant from the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation. The award was one of 77 grants totaling more than $508,000 awarded by the Reeve Foundation to nonprofit organizations nationwide that aid in providing more opportunities, access, and daily quality of life for individuals living with paralysis, their families, and caregivers. Since the program was developed in 1999 by the late Dana Reeve, over 1,900 grants have been awarded, totaling nearly $14.8 million.
Dick Falcone with the USO at the Savannah/Hilton Head Airport spoke to the Effingham Exchange Club recently.
In response to a letter sent by Gov. Nathan Deal, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack determined that, due to the ongoing drought and excessive heat, 150 Georgia counties, including Effingham County, suffered production losses great enough to warrant a secretarial natural disaster designation.
The residents at Effingham Care Center were entertained Aug. 25 by the vocal duo group Route 97. The duo sang songs and hymns that were familiar to all of the residents as well as new songs.
B. V. Cooper with the Effingham Community Orchestra spoke to the Effingham County Exchange Club on Aug. 17.
Col. Mark McDonough, commissioner of the Georgia Department of Public Safety, has announced the promotion of William "Billy" Hitchens, III from lieutenant, assistant Troop F commander, to captain, Troop I commander, with an effective date of Sept. 1.
The Coastal Georgia Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure has named marketing and public relations professional Nikki Troxclair as communications chair for the Affiliate's board of directors.
Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Justin C. Ray graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.
Air Force Airman 1st Class Mark D. Ward Jr. graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.
Lainie Jenkins, executive director, joins CASA's six new Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) who have been sworn in by Judge William Woodrum after completing 40 hours of training and courtroom observation.
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.
The United Way of Effingham County included several statistics in the 2013 annual report it presented Wednesday, but the impact its agencies had on the community went far beyond just the numbers.
The annual Olde Effingham Days is getting a new sponsor and a new name.
Linda Bleicken, president of Armstrong Atlantic State University, shared with Sunrise Rotarians the university's ties to Savannah and the coastal region.
Eleven restaurants and caterers made samples of their wares available at the fourth annual Taste of Effingham on Thursday.
Kelsey Wilson from Effingham County High School won the Rotary Club speech contest, held Thursday at New Ebenezer Retreat Center.
Effingham Health System will host a golf tournament to benefit local charities March 28 at Lost Plantation Golf Club.
The Georgia Conservancy recognized the work to purchase Thompson's Island on Ebenezer Creek near Springfield and the Cumberland Island's alternative spring break volunteer program at its annual oyster roast March 1.
The Georgia Department of Transportation is seeking input on the proposed reconstruction of Highway 119 from Magnolia Place to Highway 21 in Effingham County.
The Coastal Georgia Council, Boy Scouts of America recognized outstanding community leaders and volunteers at the annual Silver Beaver Banquet on Feb. 22.
The Kiss-a-Pig campaign is personal to Mimi Hayes.
March is Red Cross Month, and the American Red Cross would like to recognize the nation's everyday heroes who reach out to help their neighbors when they are in need.
Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Kalyn M. Morris graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas.
People considered at high risk for type 2 diabetes are urged to get tested during the annual American Diabetes ALERT Day on March 25.
For the fifth year in a row, Effingham County will have a participant in the Kiss-a-Pig campaign, the largest fundraiser of the year for the American Diabetes Association.
The Effingham Chamber of Commerce is setting the table for the annual Taste of Effingham, set for Thursday from 5-7 p.m. Chamber Director Rick Lott said that as of Feb.16, there were 14 booths signed up to provide food and beverage to the audience at the Effingham County Recreation and Parks gymnasium on Highway 119 in Springfield.