On March 29 more than 160 family members, residents, visitors and staff attended the Ms. ECC pageant anticipating who will be crowned the queen. After the votes were tallied, Willene Kessler was crowned Ms. Effingham Care Center 2008. A reception following the pageant was held in honor of the nine ladies who participated in the pageant.
The 2007 Williams family reunion has hit the small screen. A local family recently made their television debut on TV One's "Family Reunion" when their own reunion aired on the network March 23. Felicia Hills, a member of the Williams family, applied for the network to film her family's reunion in Atlanta. She said there was a long application that included questions about the number of family members who attend, how many generations and from ...
The 2008 Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf announced that all Imperial Sugar Company employees will be given the opportunity to attend the upcoming tournament at the Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort and Spa, April 21–27. The tickets are being donated by the Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf tournament.
On Monday, U.S. Rep John Barrow (D-Savannah) will host a workshop to help folks in the area fill out the forms they need to submit in order to receive their tax rebate checks, and to provide some last minute tax advice. The workshop will run from 6-7:30 p.m., and will be held at the Savannah Morning News Auditorium, located at 1375 Chatham Parkway, between I-16 and Ogeechee Road.
Because of the demand, there is now a supply. Our inaugural Effingham Living magazine turned out to be such a success, more than we could have hoped it to be, that we had people asking us for another edition. So here it is - the spring edition of Effingham Living magazine. We will continue to produce our summer/fall version, but this one is more focused and directed upon the people and events that make Effingham ...
Air Force Airman Mykel S. Wilson has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.
Air Force Airman Keith L. Johnson has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.
Boy Scouts from Troop 295 visited the state Capitol recently. As part of the requirements for the "Citizenship in the Nation" merit badge, 12 scouts traveled to Atlanta to tour the Capitol. State Rep. Jon Burns and his wife Dayle met the boys on the Capitol steps and ushered them inside the building. When they entered, they were joined by Sen. Jack Hill. As an added bonus, the boys were able to meet Gov. Sonny ...
This past weekend Statesboro's Cheer South All-Stars competed in the last of their nine competitions for the 2007-2008 year. This was also the end of the graduating seniors' competition cheerleading career. Six of the 19 girls will be graduating in May so their National Cheer Star Grand National Champion win in Savannah was bitter sweet. Not only did they score the highest in their level 4 division but this team scored the highest scores in ...
Working on the school president's water conservation task force has spurred Aaron Fowler to think locally and act locally, too.
George Groce, right, executive director of the Habitat for Humanity of Effingham County, receives a check from Teresa Klick of Southeastern Orthopedic Center for $1,608. Klick is part of Southeastern Orthopedic Center's community outreach committee and the group held a yard sale March 22 at their office on DeRenne Avenue in Savannah for Habitat. Alongside is Brett Gordon, president of the Effingham Habitat.
Supporters turned out Thursday night for a fundraiser for Effingham County commission chairman at-large candidate Dusty Zeigler.
United Way of the Coastal Empire welcomed over 300 supporters to the 70th annual meeting and awards luncheon Thursday at the Armstrong Center. The program included the induction of new board members and recognition of community volunteers for their hard work and dedication.
Joe Martucci was thanked by Effingham Exchange Club President, Pete Lancaster for speaking to the club about the history of EFACEC and the specialized transformers than the company manufactures at its Effingham plant - its first U.S. manufacturing venture.
Ogeechee Judicial Circuit District Attorney's Office Investigator Erick Riner discusses proper search warrant techniques with fellow members of law enforcement at a continuing education seminar, hosted by the Rincon Police Department.
The Sunrise Rotary Club of Effingham heard from local author Julia Cochran, who writes under the pen name Julia Arrants. She has just published her second book, a collection of poetry. You can see her titles at www.JuliaArrants.com.
SAVANNAH-The Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI) certified Effingham County's newly renovated courthouse as LEED Gold, the second highest rating possible. This means that the building was designed and constructed using materials, systems, and operations that reduces its impact on the environment and improves energy efficiency.
Effingham Tea Party activists and supporters gathered Thursday evening for the third annual Tea Party rally, held near the Lowe's on Highway 21 in Rincon.
Lainie Jenkins, executive director/volunteer coordinator of CASA, gave the Effingham Rotary Club an overview of CASA, which stands for a Court Appointed Special Advocate.