After months of extensive training throughout the country and the world, a team of eight local professionals with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District deployed to Iraq this weekend to provide specialized engineering support to U.S. troops and assist with construction projects.
Air Force Airman Dundrea M. Young graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.
Air National Guard Airman Joshua D. Spivey graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.
As the Sunrise Rotary Club recipient of the Service Above Self Award, Frank Patterson took very little credit for his work.
Scott Morgan and Chriss Allen from Savannah River Mortgage recently spoke to the Effingham Exchange Club about changes in home mortgages and the real estate market in this area. Mark Czachowski, program director, thanked Morgan and Allen for their informative presentation.
The YMCA of Coastal Georgia will be partnering with local Physical Therapy Company Spine & Sport to offer their members free injury assessments on site. The partnership gives an added value to the members of the YMCA in the case they have an injury or pain that they need to see someone about.
ATLANTA-Plan carefully, use caution, and buckle up are the recommendations from the Georgia State Patrol for a safe Memorial Day holiday weekend.
Ten community CASA volunteers from CASA program for the Ogeechee Judicial Circuit attended the Georgia CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) state conference in Atlanta on April 16 to enhance their skills as CASA volunteers as they work with abused and neglected children involved in juvenile court proceedings.
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.
Craig McIntosh, a Georgia Rotary Student Program student from New Zealand, was the guest speaker at the Effingham Rotary Club. McIntosh was a student at Victoria University of Wellington where he received his BA in media.
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."