In conjunction with the upcoming American Diabetes Association Alert Day, people in Effingham County can take advantage of free tests to see if they have or are at-risk for the disease.
Under the direction of Scoutmaster Steve Hill, scouts from Boy Scout Troop 165 of Rincon canvassed neighborhoods, friends and family and asked for donations, collecting 397 pounds of food for Manna House.
Ann Resto, the new executive director of the Effingham Victim Witness Assistance Program, talked to the Rincon Noon Lions Club on the services provided by the organization, and its impact on the community.
Army Pfc. Cory A. Benedict has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C.
Helping Habitat for Humanity is in Brett Edwards' blood.
Col. James "Keith" Edenfield was selected to be the new commander of the 165th Airlift Wing of the Georgia Air National Guard.
Erin Rahn Phillips, research and market analyst for the Effingham Industrial Development Authority, spoke to the Effingham Sunrise Rotary Club about the recent improvements the IDA has made to its industrial properties, as well as their hopeful outlook for recruiting new business in 2013. She entertained questions from the crowd on how the IDA evaluates the impact of different new businesses and the overall impacts they can have on the county.
The Effingham Chamber of Commerce hosted the third annual Taste of EffinghamThursday at the Effingham County Recreation and Parks gym on Highway 119 in Springfield.
Brandy Thompson of Rincon waited behind a few hundred other people Saturday in a line that wound partially around the track at Effingham County High School.
The courtroom in the Historic Effingham Courthouse will be the center of action Saturday night.
The City of Savannah's Department of Cultural Affairs and the Tara Feis Committee invites everyone to the 22nd annual Tara Feis Irish Celebration at Emmet Park on Saturday from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. All events and stage performances are free and open to the public.
Frank Bevenour, a financial advisor with Edward Jones, spoke recently to the Effingham Sunrise Rotary Club.
United Way of the Coastal Empire has earned Charity Navigator's highest level four-star rating for sound fiscal management and commitment to accountability for the fifth consecutive year.
Marlow Elementary PTO President Robert Grant laughs about the "ridiculous idea (he) had about a year ago" to boost attendance for the school's annual festival.
The Exchange Club of Effingham County learned about the Savannah Coastal Refuges in a presentation from Monica Harris, visitor services manager.
Austine Royer Smith is accustomed to people leaving donated clothing on her front porch, to give to people she helps on mission trips to Haiti.
While many high school students were sleeping late on the Martin Luther King holiday, Ashley Clayton was doing yard work with her parents Al and Michele.
The Effingham County Emergency Management Agency has opened a warming center as nighttime temperatures continue to hover around 20 degrees.
Historic Effingham Society will hold its annual banquet Feb. 1 at the New Ebenezer Retreat Center, beginning with a social at 5:30 p.m. and dinner at 6 p.m.
As part of Effingham County's annual observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday, the community enjoyed the MLK parade in Springfield Monday morning.
The Effingham Chamber of Commerce is gearing up for the fourth annual Taste of Effingham.
The Empty Stocking Fund made Christmas brighter for several Effingham County families again in 2013.
The Rotary Club of Effingham County is taking nominations for its annual Volunteer of the Year award.
Nominations are being accepted for this year's Shaw Wilkerson Outstanding Achievement Award.
Technical Sgt. Jeffrey Pittman has been named the non-commissioned officer of the year for the Combat Readiness Training Center. Tech Sgt. Pittman serves as the lead NCO in the supply section of mission support for the CRTC and most recently directed the unit's drug testing program. He is a resident Effingham County.
The Noon and Sunrise Rotary Clubs of Effingham County combined their efforts to apply for and receive an approximately $1,200 grant from Rotary International to support Effingham Connect (formerly the Center for Working Families).
The storm that blew through Effingham County on Saturday caused some damage but no serious injuries, according to the Effingham County Sheriff's Office.
Springfield native Robert M. Williams Jr. has been named to Georgia Trend magazine's list of the "100 Most Influential Georgians."
The Effingham County Sheriff's Office Traffic Enforcement Unit will host two more Georgia Teens Ride with Pride courses on Jan. 18 at the Effingham County Courthouse. The first class will be from 9-11 a.m. with the second from 1-3 p.m.