Ashtian Kessler was crowned Laurens County Teen Miss Forestry Queen.
A new Boy Scout district in Effingham County, called Twin Rivers, kicked off with its first official meeting on May 16.
Pete Peterson, owner of Breland Well Drilling, was named the Rotarian of the Year by the Sunrise Rotary Club for his outstanding contribution of chairing the Rotary Club of Effingham Sunrise annual golf tournament, now in his 15th consecutive year.
Jeffrey Williamson with J. L. Williamson Law Group spoke to the Sunrise Rotary Club about "Estate Planning for Seniors: How to Keep From Dying Broke." Williamson explained Medicare does not pay for long-term care and long-term care costs were the biggest threat to wiping out wealth senior citizens may accumulate.
Family Connection-Communities In Schools of Effingham County awarded $500 mini-grants to two local non-profits, the Effingham County Victim Witness Assistance Program and Hospice Savannah's Full Circle Center for Grief and Loss.
The community observance of Memorial Day will be held Monday beginning at 6 p.m., with guest speaker Lt. Col. (ret.) Douglas G. Andrews.
The Effingham County Council for the Arts invites children to enjoy its 2013 Summer Arts Camp.
Georgia Power's Plant McIntosh made a $1,000 contribution to help kick off Treutlen House's long-term fundraising effort, Treutlen 12.
Dr. Barbara Prosser, CEO of the Effingham College and Career Academy, and Denise LaFlamme and Jessica Swindell, nurse instructors at the ECCA, presented a plaque to the Effingham Hospital and to the Effingham Care Center in appreciation of support to the ECCA nursing and general medicine students in meeting their clinical course work requirements.
Michael Holton couldn't be happier about the new set of wheels he received just in time for his high school graduation.
Effingham County Health Department Nurse Manager Cindy Grovenstein was named the recipient of the Maggie Kline Nursing Award by the Georgia Public Health Association. Grovenstein was presented with the award at GPHA's 84th annual meeting and conference held recently in Atlanta.
Effingham County Fire Rescue Lt. Clint Hodges gave a presentation to the Effingham Sunrise Rotary on the services provided by the department. Also discussed were ISO ratings and future challenges and opportunities.
Daniel Lambert celebrated his 71st birthday Tuesday and was presented with the Outstanding Volunteer award by Sheriff Jimmy McDuffie for his years of service to Effingham County.
Kenny Williams is thankful he finally went to the hospital in May 2011 after not feeling well for a few months.
Work on refurbishing the interior of the Mars Theatre in Springfield is expected to start any day now. Thanks to the weather, the first show in the theatre's second life took place Saturday.
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.