Scouts and their families ringed Joe Powers' pond just north of Guyton on Saturday morning.
Although many people think "it will never happen to me" the last several months have brought major disasters closer to home. The Feb. 7 explosion in Port Wentworth at the Imperial Sugar Refinery was followed weeks later by the tornados that destroyed Effingham County homes and shut down a power plant.
T'Lene Miller, RN, MHS, MSN, was introduced as the new chief nursing officer at Effingham Hospital at the June 3 meeting of the hospital's board of trustees.
The Effingham Herald claimed four awards in the Georgia Press Association's Better Newspaper Contest, including a first place for best headline writing.
Members of the Savannah chapter of HOG (Harley Owners Group) roared into the New Ebenezer Retreat Center on Sunday afternoon as the Muscular Dystrophy Association began its week-long Camp Ebenezer.
The late Benjamin Franklin Arnsdorff was honored with the Effingham County Chamber of Commerce's John Adam Treutlen Award at the Chamber's annual meeting Thursday night.
Coach Tom Onorato discussed the South Effingham wrestling program at the Effingham Sunrise Rotary meeting on Tuesday morning. Coach Onorato described the dedication, discipline and character that his team showed after the tragic loss of teammate Tom Medlin last year. Coach Onorato's team pulled itself together and was able to win fourth place out of 77 teams statewide.
WASHINGTON - U.S. Sens. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., and Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., climbed onto the back of a truck Wednesday to help unload more than 2,000 pounds of Vidalia onions that were driven from Georgia to Washington this week. Isakson and Chambliss delivered 10-pound boxes of the famous Georgia-grown onions to all 100 Senate offices. This is the seventh year that Georgia senators have presented the onions to their colleagues in Washington.
On Friday, Effingham Hospital donated a retired radiologic Continental/Transworld X-ray machine to Rotary International District 6920 Medical Equipment Transport Services (METS) located in Savannah.
Air Force Airman Denis L. Corder has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.
Ann Purcell, president of the Georgia Salzburger Society, was guest speaker at the Effingham Sunrise Rotary Club on May 27. Purcell demonstrated her passion for researching, collecting and telling the story of the emigrant Salzburgers who came to Effingham County in 1734.
It has been a long time since the men lined up Monday afternoon at the Macomber Park building marched in a parade. Saturday morning, several of Effingham County's last living veterans of World War II will be assembled and part of the procession for Rincon's annual Freedom Rings parade - but they likely will have a perch on a car to greet the crowds expected to gather.
The American Legion Effingham Post 209 is hosting a "Salute to Our World War II Veterans" breakfast June 28 at 8 a.m. at Frank & Linda's Restaurant at 5926 Highway 21 in Rincon.
Bishop Moses Ssemanda smiled and issued a declaration prior to the Imani Milele Children's Choir's performance Tuesday night at Guyton Christian Church.
Habitat for Humanity of Effingham County volunteers built and raised walls to help a military veteran and her family with decent, affordable housing.
The city of Rincon has at least five World War II veterans identified to honor in the annual Freedom Rings parade.
SAVANNAH - The Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department along with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources will conduct a boating safety course June 21 at the SCMPD training facility located on the second floor of Savannah Mall next to Dillards.
The Imani Milele Children's Choir of Uganda will perform two shows in Effingham County as part of its summer tour.
STATESBORO - The Friends of Zach S. Henderson Library, in partnership with the Statesboro Main Street Farmers' Market, will host the fifth annual Farm-to- Table Dinner on June 19, featuring environmentalist and author Janisse Ray and Georgia Southern University's executive chef Kevin Case.
The members of the Guyton Fire Department raised $2,982 during the annual Fill the Boot drive on June 2 to benefit children and adults affected by muscle disease throughout Effingham County.
The Effingham County Animal Shelter has made great strides in Cory Whitfield's six months as director, but he gives the credit to a supportive community.
The winners of two of the Effingham County Chamber of Commerce's most notable honors had no idea their names were going to be called Thursday night.
Benjamin Ginn was presented the Eagle Scout award by Mark Bennett at a ceremony at Springfield United Methodist Church.
Springfield Mayor Barton Alderman and the Springfield City Council declared May as "Community Action Month" in recognition of Concerted Services, Inc.'s work.
Children enjoyed a week of "perspiration and inspiration" at the fourth annual Fellowship of Christian Athletes camp in Effingham County.
The Low Country Down Syndrome Society is hosting its annual Camp Buddy summer camp in Effingham County. This educational and therapeutic camp starts June 23 and ends June 27 at Rincon Elementary School.