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Dasher trains with Arc of Georgia

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.

September 22, 2011 | Staff Report | Around Town


Lions Club seeks new home for longtime paper bin

The Rincon Lions Club is searching for a new home for its paper recycling box.

September 19, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


YMCA of Coastal Georgia receives $10,000 grant from Reeve Foundation

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.

September 19, 2011 | Staff Report | Around Town


USO visits the Exchange Club

Dick Falcone with the USO at the Savannah/Hilton Head Airport spoke to the Effingham Exchange Club recently.

September 16, 2011 | Staff Report | Around Town


Deal, Chambliss applaud disaster declaration

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.

September 09, 2011 | Staff Report | Around Town


Route 97 entertains at Effingham Care Center

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.

September 01, 2011 | Staff Report | Around Town


Community Orchestra visits Exchange Club

B. V. Cooper with the Effingham Community Orchestra spoke to the Effingham County Exchange Club on Aug. 17.

September 01, 2011 | Staff Report | Around Town


Hitchens promoted to captain in GSP

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.

August 29, 2011 | Staff Report | Around Town


Komen affiliate names communications chair

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.

August 19, 2011 | Staff Report | Around Town


Ray graduates from basic training

Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Justin C. Ray graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

August 15, 2011 | Staff Report | Around Town


Ward graduates from basic training

Air Force Airman 1st Class Mark D. Ward Jr. graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

August 15, 2011 | Staff Report | Around Town


New CASAs sworn in

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.

August 08, 2011 | Staff Report | Around Town


Barrow to host health fair on Wednesday

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.

August 08, 2011 | Staff Report | Around Town


Purcell named finance chairman for state YMCA

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.

August 04, 2011 | Staff Report | Around Town


Bohannon attends chiefs conference

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.

August 01, 2011 | Staff Report | Around Town


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