Effingham County School Superintendent Randy Shearouse presented a very optimistic outlook in response to a recent public survey about the future of the school system. He explained the plan for the county to deal with continuing academic improvements, uniform policy, handling costs of new construction, fuel prices and new programs.
The Jewish Educational Alliance announces a partnership with the Goodwill Industries of the Coastal Empire, Inc. e-Commerce program by encouraging their membership to donate their pre-owned computers, keyboards and monitors and other technological equipment.
The Effingham County Hussars Chapter 2285, United Daughters of the Confederacy honored a Global War on Terrorism veteran in a special ceremony on April 27.
Cotton States Insurance agent Gary Melton of Rincon was recently named to The President's Roundtable for the organization.
Trey and Tyler Moody, twin brothers and members of Boy Scout Troop 665 in Rincon, received recognition for reaching the rank of Eagle Scout in an Eagle Scout Court of Honor ceremony in their honor on May 12, at the Rincon United Methodist Church.
The ladies at Effingham Care Center were treated to a hat fashion show for Mother's Day on May 9. The hats were donated by Doris Hackett and modeled by the staff. The Guyton Christian Church made corsages for the event in memory of Christine Jenkins.
Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Jeremy J. Hanvey has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.
Air Force Airman 1st Class Thomas R. Cobb has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.
Cub Scout Pack 665 held its annual Pinewood Derby at Rincon Elementary School. The scouts raced cars that they made out of blocks of wood.
Army National Guard Pvt. Sean T. Coleman has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla.
Chamber of Commerce president-elect Michael Lee gave a report on the progress of the Effingham Chamber retreat and workshop held on Sapelo Island.
Army Pvt. Kyle S. Cudebec has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Postal Service is proud to support the annual National Association of Letter Carriers National Food Drive.
Army Pfc. Joshua E. Wise has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.
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.
Robert Lee Coleman will take the Mars Theatre stage June 21 at 8 p.m. as the second in a series of six concerts at the Mars in support of American Roots and Blues Artists through the Music Maker Relief Foundation.
The men of Springfield United Methodist Church paid tribute to their fathers while making a contribution to local Boy Scouts.
Cadet 2nd Lt. Aaron M. Abbs of the Civil Air Patrol Effingham Cadet Squadron was awarded the General Billy Mitchell Award by Group IV commander Maj. Richard Bush last month.