Karima Burdette's husband Roger suggested she enter the Mrs. Georgia Pageant this year.
The Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department Marine Patrol Unit will conduct a boater safety class July 20 at the Savannah Mall metro training center.
Megan Johnson has competed in "about 20" pageants, and won a few, but she didn't expect to win her age division at the 2013 National American Miss Georgia pageant.
Ashia K. Miller, of South Effingham High School and a 2012 Florida State University graduate, competed in a Miss Georgia USA preliminary pageant last weekend in Adel.
St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Rincon hosted its first community yard sale Saturday.
The Farm Service Agency office in Sylvania, working with USDA FSA customers in Effingham County, will hold a committee election procedure workshop, focused on reaching interested individuals within Effingham County. This workshop will be held July 24 at 9 a.m. in the FSA office at the Screven County Courthouse, 216 Mims Road, Room 113, Sylvania.
New Ebenezer Retreat and Conference Center, located between Springfield and Rincon, will hold its third annual day camp, "Ebenezer TREASURES!", on July 22-26 from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
The American Red Cross issued an emergency request for platelet and blood donors of all blood types to roll up a sleeve and give because fewer donations than expected were received in June and the first week of July.
Shalynda Warren, assistant manager of the Georgia Department of Labor's Gwinnett Career Center, received an EXCEL Certificate of Leadership Development at the recent graduation ceremony in Peachtree City.
Air Force Airman Ethan D. Schaffner graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas.
Bryant Garner, a volunteer with The Fillin' Station, Guyton's community food pantry, spoke to the Sunrise Rotary Club.
Army National Guard Pvt. Jason M. Tuten has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C.
The residents of Rincon came out as patriotic music and the colors red, white and blue filled the roads.
Rincon showed its patriotic spirit Saturday in the city's annual Fourth of July parade.
The Effingham County Sheriff's Office Traffic Enforcement Unit will be hosting another Georgia Teens Ride with Pride course July 9 from 7-9 p.m. at the Effingham County Courthouse.
U.S. Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Mandi N. Byrd graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas.
The Rincon Police Department is accepting applications for its Citizens Police Academy. The CPA will begin April 14 and is a 10-week program.
A common bond connects three women who teach on the same wing at Marlow Elementary School. They each have experienced one of their own children battling cancer.
Ethan Ferguson just wanted to play one soccer game for his school this spring.
An Effingham County family has been featured in a national magazine as a "coolest black family in America."
The Effingham Chamber's fifth annual Taste of Effingham is scheduled for March 5 from 5-7 p.m. Chamber Director Rick Lott said that as of Feb. 18, 18 booths signed up to provide food and beverage to the audience at the Effingham County Recreation and Parks gymnasium on Highway 119 in Springfield.
Air Force Airman Christopher L. Colton graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas.
Trevor Baeten has finished his Eagle Scout project of building and installing new picnic tables at the Effingham County Methodist Campground and at Springfield United Methodist Church.
Two organizations dedicated to housing initiatives are hoping to help establish more places for lower-income families to live in Effingham County.
Air Force Airman Bobby X. Kennedy graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas.