Barbara Meyers has been chosen as the chief executive officer of Gateway Behavioral Health Services, succeeding Dr. Frank Bonati, who will retire after 10 years with Gateway. Meyers will assume her new role effective July 1.
Ranie Harper of Rincon made a very special delivery for Memorial Day. She sent 260 homemade cards to the 1st Battalion, 214th Field Artillery, which is in the midst of a year-long deployment to Afghanistan.
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.
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.
The fifth annual Effingham Chamber of Commerce Taste of Effingham was held Thursday at the Effingham County Recreation and Parks gym in Springfield, and another big crowd turned out to sample the wares of local restaurants and caterers.
Effingham Fire and Rescue recognized the accomplishments of staff, volunteers and family members in the inaugural awards and accolades banquet held Feb. 21 at the Effingham College and Career Academy, including meritorious service awards for life-saving instances.