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.
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.
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 2007 Williams family reunion has hit the small screen.
The 2008 Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf announced that all Imperial Sugar Company employees will be given the opportunity to attend the upcoming tournament at the Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort and Spa, April 21–27. The tickets are being donated by the Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf tournament.
On Monday, U.S. Rep John Barrow (D-Savannah) will host a workshop to help folks in the area fill out the forms they need to submit in order to receive their tax rebate checks, and to provide some last minute tax advice. The workshop will run from 6-7:30 p.m., and will be held at the Savannah Morning News Auditorium, located at 1375 Chatham Parkway, between I-16 and Ogeechee Road.
Ebenezer Elementary School teacher Carlette Fulcher was the first winner in the weekly prize drawings as part of the United Way of Effingham County's 2014 fundraising campaign.
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.