The largest fundraiser of the year for American Diabetes Association, Kiss-a-Pig, gets under way in Effingham County with Randy Shearouse's Campaign Kick-Off Event on March 3 at 5 p.m. at the Effingham County Recreation and Parks gym on Highway 119 in Springfield during the Taste of Effingham.
The South Carolina Maritime Association honored Brenda Dasher with the "Beacon Award" for her contributions to the maritime industry. The event, a black tie affair with more than 450 people in attendance, was held in the Crystal Ball Room of the Charleston (S.C.) Marriott.
Jackie Davis was honored as the conservationist of the year for Effingham County by the Ogeechee River Soil and Water Conservation District.
Robyn Groce received her plaque and check from Leland Sanders, president of the Rotary Club of Effingham County, at Thursday night's Volunteer of the Year banquet at New Ebenezer Retreat Center.
John Crosby of Priority Insight was the guest speaker of Rotary on Feb. 10.offers peer coaching to groups, businesses and individuals known as Leader to Leader.
Effingham Sunrise Rotary President Jamie Kreyenbuhl thanks fellow Savannah Rotarians Dave LeGrasse and Steve Stephens for their presentation on the Rotarians Play it Forward event to be held on April 23 in Savannah.
Army Pvt. Sadaree L. Washington has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.
Melvin Everson, director of the Governor's Office of Workforce Readiness, and Fred McConnell, deputy director, met with business, education and political leaders to discuss the Georgia Work Ready Initiative on a recent visit and tour of Savannah Technical College.
Army National Guard Pvt. Amanda L. Richey has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.
Air Force Airman Jessica L. Thornton graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.
The Rincon Garden Club held its Jan. 25 meeting at the home of Betty Neidlinger. Installation of the 2011-13 officers was conducted by outgoing president Dianne Sather.
Bereavement counselor Barbara Moss and Community Services Director Jamey Espina from Hospice Savannah's Full Circle visited with employees at Springfield Automotive recently to show their gratitude for their contributions of time and money to feed the approximately 150 staff, volunteers and campers on the first night of Camp Aloha each spring.
Deneice Knowles was the guest speaker Thursday for Rotary Club of Effingham. Knowles is an account executive for Amedisys Home Health Services and is also a registered nurse for the past 20 years. Amedisys is a provider in home health care and hospice services. Many of these services are covered under Medicare, Medicaid and private insurance. For more information visit the Web site at www.amedisys.com.
Jack Schuller with Mercy Flight S E Mission spoke to the Rotary Club of Effingham about their services.
ALBANY-The following students from the Rincon area graduated this fall from the Darton College Nursing Program with Associate of Science degrees: Amy Chaplin, Amanda Buckholts, Kelly Hyman, and Dana Shores. They were recognized during the traditional Nursing Pinning Ceremony and are now eligible to take the licensing examination to become registered nurses.
Andrea Huff, director of Effingham Community Orchestra, announces that tickets for the orchestra's fall fundraising raffle are now on sale. The winner of the raffle will receive a new AA25-D Austin acoustic guitar and accessory pack. Tickets are $1 each, and if you buy five tickets you get a free ticket in the same person's name.
The Rotary Club of Effingham County welcomed its newest member, Michael Murphy with Effingham Health System.
The second Springfield Fall Festival brought another huge crowd to the city's downtown, organizers said.
As an orthopaedic surgeon, Mark Mudano made a fitting song choice of "Walk This Way" for his Effingham Dancing with the Stars routine.
Local artist Tom Barnes of Tom Barnes Fine Art in Guyton spoke recently to the Effingham Sunrise Rotary Club in Guyton.
WTOC-TV anchor Sonny Dixon spoke to the Exchange Club at its meeting celebrating its 25-year anniversary in Effingham.