Great American Opportunities, Inc., a national school fundraising company, held its 2007 awards banquets at its headquarters in Nashville, Tenn., in February.
The Cinco de Mayo team for this year's Relay for Life held a "Cutest Chihuahuas" fundraiser Sunday in the Lowe's parking lot.
WHITE SANDS MISSILE RANGE, N.M. - On April 9, 1942, tens of thousands of American and Filipino soldiers surrendered to Japanese forces. They were marched for days along a 65-mile grueling route in the scorching heat through the malaria-infested Philippine jungles, with limited rations and no medical support. Thousands died. Those who survived faced the hardships of a prisoner of war camp.
Jane Gnann gave a presentation on the current case log at the Effingham County Magistrate Court to the Effingham Sunrise Rotary Club.
William Wesley Steed of Newington, the son of Kenneth and Evanda Webster and William and Diane Steed, has been promoted corporal in the U.S. Marine Reserves.
Master Sgt. Gabriel Rommel Beck of Guyton, a 26-year veteran of the 117th Air Control Squadron of the Georgia Air National Guard was selected as the Senior Non-Commissioned Officer of the Quarter for the first quarter of 2008.
Georgia Air National Guardsman Samantha Pleasant of Hinesville was recently promoted to the rank of staff sergeant in the 117th Air Control Squadron of the Georgia Air National Guard. Pleasant is a three-year surveillance and identification technician with the Hunter AAF-based Air National Guard unit.
Brad Trower "pins on" a worried new member Joe Tallent during the most recent Effingham Sunrise Rotary meeting.
Air Force Airman 1st Class Rey A. Edenfield has graduated from the Air Traffic Control Operations Apprentice Course at Keesler Air Force Base, Biloxi, Miss.
President-elect Bonnie Dixon presents Joseph N. Atkins of the Effingham County Health Department with a presenter's pen. Atkins shared his pictures and experiences of his recent humanitarian mission trip in South America.
ATLANTA - The Georgia Center for Nonprofits is excited to announce its 17th Annual Georgia Nonprofit Summit to be held May 5-6 at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Atlanta. The theme this year is "Vision: The Power to Transform."
On Sunday, Effingham County will have its first "Cutest Chihuahua" thanks to the Cinco de Mayo (Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors) Relay for Life team. The contest, which will benefit the American Cancer Society, will be held at 2 p.m. in the Lowe's parking lot.
On March 29 more than 160 family members, residents, visitors and staff attended the Ms. ECC pageant anticipating who will be crowned the queen. After the votes were tallied, Willene Kessler was crowned Ms. Effingham Care Center 2008. A reception following the pageant was held in honor of the nine ladies who participated in the pageant.
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.
Family Promise of Effingham is close to opening its doors, but first the organization needs volunteers to ready its day center.
Air Force Airman 1st Class Thaddeus A. Alexander graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas.
Clyo Youth Chapter was recognized as the outstanding chapter of the year at the Prince Hall Grand Chapter Order of the Eastern Star 38th Grand Youth Session, held in Statesboro on April 25-26. There are 47 youth chapters in the Grand Youth Chapter.