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The Effingham Cadet Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol met at Sweet Water Grill for its annual Christmas dinner. Following the meal, Squadron Commander, Lt. Richard Bush announced that Cadet Capt. Twibell will be the Squadron's Cadet Commander effective Jan. 1, 2011. Twibell set out his plans for the year which include regular meetings, several day trips and implementation of the "Cadet of the Quarter" program. Besides the cadets and members of their families, Deputy ...
Archie Jenkins, the coordinator for F.O.R.C.E., spoke to the Effingham Rotary Club. F.O.R.C.E. is the acronym for Food Outreach Co-op of Effingham, a non-profit, 501(c)3 organization representing a collaboration of agencies, churches and food pantries in the county. Services are coordinated throughout the county by sharing resources and distributing food items to those in need. Local organizations, churches, civic groups and schools who wish to do food drives or have fundraisers are asked to consider ...
Photo providedBrenda Dasher, center, is sworn in as a new member of the Rincon Lions Club by Rincon Lions Club president Billy Dasher.
Members of the Exchange Club put their money where their mouth is - loose change in a cup to contribute to the Empty Stocking Fund. "All of us have loose change laying around the house, on the dresser, in the desk drawer, in a can in the closet, etc," said Reggie Loper, chairman of the fund drive. "This is money that can make a big difference for the Empty Stocking Fund and will really not be ...
Coach Rick Tomberlin from Effingham County High School was the guest speaker at the Exchange Club of Effingham County. Coach Tomberlin, who is in his first year at ECHS, led the Rebels to a 6-4 season. His other career accomplishments include an overall record of 228-105, three state championships, nine region championships, five appearances in the Georgia Dome, winning four of them, and five state weightlifting championships. However, his proudest accomplishment is his family, including his ...
Debbie and Rob Porterfield receive a plaque from Danny Fries for being the grand marshals of this year's annual Rincon Lions Club Christmas Parade.
Bill Cathcart spoke to a group of 40 or more people at the Exchange Club of Effingham County for it One Nation Under God Program. Cathcart is the vice president and general manager of WTOC-TV. The One Nation Under God project was adopted on July 30, 1964, by Exchange leaders seeking to heighten awareness of the nation's religious heritage.
Danny Fries receives a pin for 35 years of service to the Lions Club. During his membership, Fries has established seven different Lions Clubs throughout the region.
Air Force Airman Matthew J. Salter graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force. Salter is the son of Ricky Salter of Rincon, ...
When his service in World War II was over, Eddie Odum got off a bus in Savannah with his uniform and his duffel bag and only his girlfriend waiting on him. Sixty-five years later, with that girlfriend now his wife of 65 years, Odum will be riding in a Model A Ford on Saturday as the grand marshal in the Guyton Christmas Parade. "It means a lot, and it really means a lot to his children," ...
Staff Sgt. Gil Sheppard, left, and Sgt. 1st Class Jerry Sexton spoke with the Effingham Rotary Club on Veterans Day about their deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan, the most recent deployment which began in March 2009. Sheppard and Sexton are joined by Leland Sanders, center, Rotary Club president.
Air Force Airman 1st Class Wachovia S. Lamonte graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force. She is the daughter of Zozavia Oliver ...
Steve Stephens of the Downtown Savannah Rotary Club and David Legasse of Rotary Savannah West spoke to the Effingham Rotary Club about Rotarians Play it Forward. Play it Forward is an opportunity for all Rotarians in the coastal Georgia region to join together in a collaborative annual Rotary fundraiser for the benefit of The Rotary Foundation. Talented Savannah area Rotarians will perform live on stage backed up by professional musicians. The next event will be ...
The Exchange Club of Effingham County is beginning its annual Empty Stocking Fund drive. "Now is the time for all good citizens to come together and help fill the empty stockings in Effingham County," said Reggie Loper, the chairman of the annual Effingham Empty Stocking Fund. He said the current economic times are making it difficult for many families to put food on the table much less have the money to buy the family Christmas gifts." For the ...
Many adaptations of "A Christmas Carol" have been performed through the years, and the Effingham Theatre troupe is putting a new twist on the Charles Dickens classic.
The United Way of Effingham County's "power raisers" are nearly three-fourths of the way toward this year's campaign goal.
The Effingham Chamber of Commerce's 19th annual Holiday Classic Business and Crafts Expo will be held Nov. 24 from noon-4 p.m. at Effingham County High School. Applications for vendor spaces are being accepted now and the entertainment schedule is being worked out.
Swann Seiler, whose family owns the University of Georgia bulldog mascots, spoke to the Sunrise Rotary Club and provided a glimpse into the UGA mascot dynasty and traditions behind the dogs.
One of the most popular events at the Effingham County Fair each year is the lamb and goat show at the livestock arena.
Rincon resident Ann R. Purcell, a member of the State Transportation Board of Georgia and former state representative, has been honored by the Federal Republic of Germany with its Cross of the Order of Merit for her efforts in building cultural and economic bridges between Germany and the State of Georgia over the last several years.
The annual Effingham County Veterans Day observance will pay homage to Korean War veterans.
Julie Dickey and Becky Lango of Effingham Family Promise presented to Effingham Women in Business at their October meeting.
Ann Resto, executive director of the Effingham Victim Witness Assistance Program, received a check Thursday from Dr. Mark Mudano for $6,025, the amount he and Effingham Health System raised for the third annual Effingham Dancing with the Stars.
The folks at Mossy Oak Music Park in Guyton are partnering with the Effingham YMCA Breast Cancer Awareness Team in efforts to promote breast cancer awareness.
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.