Edwin Myrick, director of the Effingham County Emergency Management Agency, recently completed a week of vigorous training at the National Hurricane Center in Miami, Fla.
Effingham County's Martin Luther King Jr. Day Observance Committee presented the Humanitarian Award to Pastor Paul Moore and the members of the Elam Egypt Baptist Church of Egypt in recognition of their community service outreach program to help their fellow man.
The Effingham County Chamber of Commerce continued a tasty tradition on Thursday by baking loaves of raisin bread to give to the state's elected officials at Effingham Day at the Capitol.
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.
The Springfield Garden Club recognized the homes, businesses and churches that were decked out the best for the holidays.
A festive holiday mood, the sound of holiday music, the aroma of homemade cookies, and hundreds of people filled the Effingham County Recreation and Parks Department gymnasium Dec. 7 at Effingham Community Orchestra's eighth annual holiday concert and homemade cookie sale.
The Living History Site gave a glimpse of an old-time Christmas on Saturday. Olde Effingham Christmas was held in conjunction with extended shopping hours by Springfield merchants, a sausage and grits supper at Springfield City Hall and a performance by the DePue Brothers Band at the Mars Theatre.
Farmers Furniture in Rincon hosted a fundraiser for the Kessler family.
Even after United Way of Effingham County surpassed its 2014 fundraising campaign goal last month, contributions continued to come in.
In each week of its 2014 fundraising campaign, the United Way of Effingham County drew for a prize valued $500-$1,000. Anyone who attended a United Way campaign presentation was eligible to win.
Close your eyes… imagine you're a single mom, or dad, with three small children, two have special needs. Christmas is here and there is no possible way to make this season any different from the day-to-day existence that is their lives. You want so much to make Christmas special for the children, maybe a small toy, new socks, a warm jacket or simply a meal to fill their tummies. The medicine they need but no money to buy it, or a pair of shoes to keep their little feet warm and dry.
Long before becoming the site of the Effingham County Sheriff's Office and Jail, a tract of land at Highway 21 and First Street in Springfield was home to a Confederate convalescent camp during the Civil War.
The city of Springfield and several other agencies and entities have finalized an agreement to protect a historically-significant and environmentally-fragile area.
Guyton enjoyed a holiday tradition with its annual Christmas parade on Saturday.
At the Exchange Club of Effingham's meeting last week, Springfield Merchants Association President Jamey Stancell shared updates on Springfield and the close relationship the SMA has with the city.
Several people toook home trophies from the eighth annual Dickens Craft Festival, hosted by First Baptist Church of Rincon.
Effingham celebrated the holidays, and the county's heritage, Sunday at the annual Historic Effingham Christmas at Ebenezer.
The Citizens of Georgia Power Savannah Generation Chapter recently presented a $2,500 check the Treutlen House at New Ebenezer.