Rincon Mayor Ken Lee awards The Shining Stars for winning first place in the city's annual Fourth of July Parade. The Shining Stars, Disabilities for Christ, gathers on Thursdays at 4:30 p.m. to have food, fun and fellowship in the fellowship hall of The Rincon First Christian Church located at 5835 Highway 21 South in Rincon. For questions call the church at 826-2224 or Kaye Hunt at (912) 224-2670.
Air National Guard Airman Kayla R. Sharpe graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.
Gussie Nease of the Mars Theatre Project and Wayne Kight, chairman of the Springfield Revitalization Corporation, were guests of the American Legion Post 209 for the purpose of accepting a $1,000 donation from the American Legion to the Mars Theater.
Betty Waller and Beth Mosley from Springfield Garden Club attended the National Garden Club convention in Washington, D.C.
The Rotary Club of Effingham, Sunrise, celebrated a successful year ending in June. Billy Dasher was named Rotarian of the Year and incoming president, Solomon Smith took the gavel from last year's president, Jamie Kreyenbuhl. The Sunrise Rotary Club meets at the Guyton Christian Church Center, 105 Third Street in Guyton, Tuesday mornings at 7:30 a.m. More information is available on their Web site, www.EffinghamRotary.org.
Army Pvt. Walter R. Audesey has graduated from the Infantryman One Station Unit Training at Fort Benning. The training consists of Basic Infantry Training and Advanced Individual Training.
Army National Guard Pfc. Andrew T. Galipeau has graduated from Basic Combat Training at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla.
Air National Guard Airman Brianna N. Barksdale graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.
Army National Guard Pfc. Brandon M. Malphrus has graduated from Basic Combat Training at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla.
The 35th Grand Youth Session of the Order of the Eastern Star-PH was held in Riverdale on April 22-23 at the Prince Hall Grand East. There are 37 youth chapters in the Grand Youth Chapter. Ten of Clyo chapter's 14 members attended the session.
Representatives from the Fox Theatre Institute in Atlanta met with Gussie Nease, part of the effort to restore Springfield's Mars Theatre, on July 4.
Air National Guard Airman Emmanuel J. Seckinger graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.
Erin Rahn of the Effingham County IDA was awarded the American Institute of Architects Henry Adams Medal for her Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) Master of Architecture thesis design of the Research Forest Community and Recreational Area.
The Georgia Chapter of the FBI National Academy Associates has awarded Col. William "Bill" Hitchens of the Georgia Department of Public Safety/Georgia State Patrol its member of the year award at its 65th Anniversary training conference held June 28 in Young Harris. Each year the Georgia Chapter presents the award to a deserving graduate of the FBI National Academy.
SAVANNAH – At its June meeting, the Savannah Technical College Local Board of Directors honored Dick Knowlton for 11 years of service to the college. Knowlton, who stepped in to complete the term of a departing member when he joined the board in 2000, served three successive three-year terms.
The United Way of Effingham County is on its way toward reaching its 2013 fundraising goal.
One of the favorite local events at this time of year is Rincon's annual scarecrow contest, and the city has now made participating in it easier.
The Effingham County Fair board of directors and committee is busy preparing for the annual Effingham County Fair.
The second annual Springfield Fall Festival is gearing up to be bigger and better than its inaugural event.
How would you like to win $100 just for taking a picture? The Effingham County Farm Bureau is hosting a photo contest entitled "Picture Agriculture in Effingham."
STATESBORO - The Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center is holding a veterans health care town hall meeting at Nessmith-Lane Conference Center on the Georgia Southern University campus. The program will be held Wednesday from 1-3 p.m.