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.
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.
The dates have been set for what has become Effingham County's largest outdoor festival and this year it will again be held on a much larger venue.
Effingham County and South Effingham high schools put on quite a show Friday in their annual battle on the football field.
Complete with a chairperson dressed as Wonder Woman, the United Way of Effingham County kicked off its 2014 fundraising campaign Wednesday with the theme of "together working wonders."
R&B musician Ironing Board Sam will be taking the stage at the Mars on Saturday. This show will be the fifth in a series of six concerts at the Mars Theatre in support of American Roots and Blues Artists through the Music Maker Relief Foundation.
Family Promise of Effingham County held a fundraiser golf tournament Saturday at Lost Plantation Golf Course, raising more than $4,000 to help homeless families in Effingham.
Having staged a successful tournament at Savannah's Lake Mayer, the Bass Anglers Plus is casting toward Effingham County for its next event.
The Effingham County High School softball team paid tribute to the county's first responders prior to the Lady Rebels' game Friday against South Effingham.
The Effingham Chamber will host a Lunch 'n Learn meeting Tuesday starting at 11:30 a.m. at the Mars Theatre in Springfield, featuring the CEO of Moon River Studios Jake Shapiro. Shapiro will give the community an update on the studio's plans to build in Effingham County.
The 2014 Buddy Walk will be held Oct. 4 at 10 a.m. in Forsyth Park in historic downtown Savannah.
Mike Murphy, Effingham Health System's strategic business liaison, spoke to the Effingham Sunrise Rotary Club Tuesday about the hospital's 45th anniversary.
Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) Airman Tyler Land from Clyo is pictured using a wire brush to clean a fire nozzle in the hangar bay of the U.S. Navy's forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) as the ship departs Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan.
With the help of guests from far and wide, the descendants of the Ebenezer settlement celebrated 280 years of life in the New World.
A group of 120 runners turned out to support the Treutlen House at New Ebenezer at its second annual Summer's End 5K Trail Run on Aug. 16.