The board of the Georgia Academy for Economic Development announces Ronald "Brett" Bennett, city manager of Springfield, is a graduate from the 2007 Region 12 Multi-Day Training Program. A graduation ceremony was held on Nov. 1.
It's quite a balancing act for Mary Pizzino.
South Effingham High School student Christopher Stephan Housey was the first place winner in the theme entries for the 2008 Martin Luther King Jr. Day observance.
CANTON - Fourteen riders from the Evermore Farm Interscholastic Equestrian team competed in their first Interscholastic Equestrian Association horse show hosted by St. Francis High School and held at Sonora Farm in Canton.
During its first full year, the Meldrim Community Service Program provided 1,603 hours to help seniors and disabled members of the community, according to Stephen Newsome, president of the Meldrim Civic Club.
Sgt. Lucas Hynes of the Georgia Army National Guard has been selected as a soldier-hero to attend the Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio, Texas.
Adam Kristopher Morse had his Eagle Scout court of Honor Ceremony at the Mary K. Warnell Center on Dec. 17, 2006. The eagle from Georgia Southern University was there to help celebrate.
SAVANNAH - Gail Phillips of Effingham County won a group start-up grant for $4,500 from Early Start Child Care Resource and Referral as a winner of a 2007 Quality Improvement mini-grant.
Kelli Arden was pinned by her life-long friend Bonnie Dixon during the Sunrise Rotary Club's weekly meeting.
Sheriff Jimmy McDuffie has announced that evidence custodian William Gibson has achieved the designation of certified property and evidence specialist (CPES) awarded by the International Association for Property and Evidence, Inc.
Sheriff Jimmy McDuffie discussed the necessity of the "Move Over Law" in Effingham County. He also explained the taser safety and operational training that officers go through prior to being issued this highly effective weapon.
Two new members of Effingham Sunrise Rotary were pinned last week. The first was Dr. James Cornwell who was pinned by Jerry Freyermuth. Then Rev. David Grandgeorge was pinned by Julia Cochran.
Dick Hyer, district governor for Rotary District 6920, recently visited with members and guests at the Rotary Club of Effingham County meeting. Hyer updated members on Rotary's international progress in eradicating polio and District 6920's participation in the Medical Equipment Transport Service, which collects unused and functional medical supplies and medical equipment to put into use worldwide. Hyer also shared that the Georgia Rotary student program has 71 students this year from around the world to study at colleges in Georgia as part of Rotary's efforts to promote understanding of differing cultures and lifestyles.
St. Simons Island - The Coastal Georgia Regional Development Center's GIS Division received top honors at this year's Georgia Association of Regional Development Centers' (GARDC) conference. Taking home both the first and second place awards for cartography, the CGRDC's GIS Division swept the category.
Austine Royer Smith is accustomed to people leaving donated clothing on her front porch, to give to people she helps on mission trips to Haiti.
While many high school students were sleeping late on the Martin Luther King holiday, Ashley Clayton was doing yard work with her parents Al and Michele.
The Effingham County Emergency Management Agency has opened a warming center as nighttime temperatures continue to hover around 20 degrees.
Historic Effingham Society will hold its annual banquet Feb. 1 at the New Ebenezer Retreat Center, beginning with a social at 5:30 p.m. and dinner at 6 p.m.
As part of Effingham County's annual observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday, the community enjoyed the MLK parade in Springfield Monday morning.
The Effingham Chamber of Commerce is gearing up for the fourth annual Taste of Effingham.
The Empty Stocking Fund made Christmas brighter for several Effingham County families again in 2013.
The Rotary Club of Effingham County is taking nominations for its annual Volunteer of the Year award.
Nominations are being accepted for this year's Shaw Wilkerson Outstanding Achievement Award.
Technical Sgt. Jeffrey Pittman has been named the non-commissioned officer of the year for the Combat Readiness Training Center. Tech Sgt. Pittman serves as the lead NCO in the supply section of mission support for the CRTC and most recently directed the unit's drug testing program. He is a resident Effingham County.
The Noon and Sunrise Rotary Clubs of Effingham County combined their efforts to apply for and receive an approximately $1,200 grant from Rotary International to support Effingham Connect (formerly the Center for Working Families).
The storm that blew through Effingham County on Saturday caused some damage but no serious injuries, according to the Effingham County Sheriff's Office.
Springfield native Robert M. Williams Jr. has been named to Georgia Trend magazine's list of the "100 Most Influential Georgians."
The Effingham County Sheriff's Office Traffic Enforcement Unit will host two more Georgia Teens Ride with Pride courses on Jan. 18 at the Effingham County Courthouse. The first class will be from 9-11 a.m. with the second from 1-3 p.m.