The birthday on her driver's license may read differently, but Laura Pratt also now has May 7 circled on the calendar.
Caleb Mock talks as if he's being inconvenienced by a simple illness rather than battling a life-threatening disease.
Members of Boy Scout Troop 665 from Rincon United Methodist Church joined Eagle candidate Madison Mettler on Saturday for his Eagle Scout project at the Effingham County Animal Shelter.
The Rincon Police Department is currently accepting applications for its Citizens Police Academy. The CPA will begin July 8 and is a 10-week program.
Upcoming events at the Mars Theatre
Four brand-new fields will be ready for play later this week at Macomber Park, much to the delight of Rincon city officials.
Two local Scout troops recently planned and carried out the largest service project held in the area in conjunction with the Great American Cleanup, removing "eyesores" and junk thrown out by people.
Greg Arnsdorff, assistant superintendent of the Effingham County School System, made a recent visit to the Sunrise Rotary Club.
Air Force Airman Justin D. Copeland graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas.
Navy Seaman Recruit Lance C. Goins, son of Christy K. Van Tassel of Rincon, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command in Great Lakes, Ill.
Effingham Community Orchestra will present its "Something New and Something Patriotic Too" concert on Sunday at 3 p.m. at the Effingham County Recreation and Parks Department gymnasium, 808 Highway 119 South in Springfield.
Marlow Elementary students were given a challenge by school counselor Tonya Ward to collect 780 food items, representing the total number of students enrolled in the school.
The city of Guyton recently hosted its public safety event in conjunction with its annual Spring Sale Along the Trail for the first time.
The Effingham County Hussars Chapter No. 2285 of the United Daughters of the Confederacy presented Crosses of Military Service Medals at the Confederate Memorial Day Service held April 27 at the Guyton City Cemetery, near its 26 unknown soldiers section.
Cristal Boyles has been looking forward for a while to becoming a Habitat for Humanity homeowner, and her wait should be over soon.
Family Promise of Effingham County has opened its doors to hosting homeless families in the community.
Cadets James Jolin, Christopher Palmer and Trevor Charles all received their "first stripe" on their way to success in the Civil Air Patrol cadet program.
Ashley Moore, the new executive director of Family Promise of Effingham, spoke to the Effingham Sunrise Rotary Club about her role, as well as the history and future of Family Promise helping homeless families in Effingham County.
The Effingham Chamber of Commerce is kicking off the new year for the Leadership Effingham program.
The second annual Summer's End 5K Trail Run to benefit the Treutlen House at New Ebenezer is set for Aug. 16.