Effingham County Public Safety Director Val Ashcraft told the Effingham Sunrise Rotary Club on Tuesday morning about technology improvements in the communications systems that keep emergency services connected in Effingham and surrounding counties. The upgrades will keep Effingham County in touch in spite of terrorist attacks or natural disasters.
The Treutlen House held a fundraising golf tournament at Lost Plantation Golf Club on Friday afternoon, with 18 teams taking part.
Lisa Ryan of the Rincon Noon Lions Club presents a check to Susan Gattman, director of the Treutlen House, at a recent Lions Club meeting.
Karen Tanksley, president of the Rotary Club of Effingham County, thanks John and Candy Bogardus for sharing information about the Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society.
The Springfield Revitalization Corporation's Mars on Main rummage sale brought in $3,604, said Gussie Nease.
GUYTON - In her new children's book, "The Christmas Donkey" (published by AuthorHouse), Linda Whitten-Goros offers readers a brand new look at a traditional story: the birth of Jesus and his purpose for man from the perspective of a young donkey named Apart. As the story begins:
Some may remember Scott Rogers' performance on the Old Effingham Days stage a few months ago. Now, Rogers is planning to do another concert on Saturday from 6-8 p.m. at Woodlawn Plantation in Guyton.
Effingham Sunrise Rotary President Bonnie Dixon and Membership Chairman Jerry Freyermuth present Nicole Ware with a commemorative Rotary ink pen for her presentation on the benefits of acupuncture and herbology treatments.
Effingham County School Superintendent Randy Shearouse, right, congratulates Vivian Lawson and Becky Truluck during the Effingham Sunrise Rotary meeting on Tuesday morning. Lawson and Truluck presented the members with a presentation on the benefits and successes of the "Work-based Learning Program" in Effingham County.
Vivian Lawson, coordinator at Effingham County High School, and Becky Truluck, coordinator at South Effingham High School, discussed the Effingham County school system's work-based learning program with the Effingham County Rotary Club.
Air Force Airman Marc E. Binder has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.
The 40th Bluegrass and Gospel Music Festival runs Wednesday through Sunday morning at Mossy Oak Music Park. Visitors to the 34-acre park will enjoy bluegrass and gospel music done in the old school, traditional acoustic style, as well as great high lonesome vocal harmonies.
Another big crowd packed Laurel Street for the annual Springfield Fall Festival over the weekend.
The livestock barn at the Effingham County Fairgrounds has a new look.
The Effingham Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting recently for Vision Financial in Rincon.
A packed house at Rebel Field saw a thriller between the South Effingham Lady Mustangs and Effingham County Lady Rebels for the Region 3-AAAAA softball championship Thursday.
The largest ever and third annual Rivers Alive Savannah River Cleanup removed nearly one ton of recyclable material and trash from the Savannah River on Sept. 27, thanks to the dedication of 123 volunteers.
Fat Tony's Garage raised $2,300 for the Treutlen House at New Ebenezer through sales of its 2015 calendar.
Springfield Fire Chief Travis Zittrouer received a check for $1,000 from Norfolk Southern Corporation for the Springfield Volunteer Fire Department.
The Exchange Club of Effingham County learned about Parent University-Effingham, a program that bridges the gap between home, school and community by offering free learning sessions to assist parents in supporting their children to achieve their goals in school and life.
Air Force Airman Dustin E. Lyons graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas.
Effingham Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Rick Lott estimated the crowd for the fifth annual Oktoberfest at about 3,500 for the two days, a little bit down from last year.
MACON - The Georgia State Patrol's Troop I was one of several law enforcement agencies to take home a prize last Wednesday when the Governor's Office of Highway Safety hosted its 15th annual Governor's Challenge Awards at the Macon Centreplex.
Fifteen law enforcement students graduated Friday from basic jail officer training at the Effingham County Sheriff's Office. This was the first in-house jail officer school hosted by ECSO.
A group of businessmen recently spruced up the Treutlen House at New Ebenezer.