The Georgia Chapter of the FBI National Academy Associates has awarded Col. William "Bill" Hitchens of the Georgia Department of Public Safety/Georgia State Patrol its member of the year award at its 65th Anniversary training conference held June 28 in Young Harris. Each year the Georgia Chapter presents the award to a deserving graduate of the FBI National Academy.
SAVANNAH – At its June meeting, the Savannah Technical College Local Board of Directors honored Dick Knowlton for 11 years of service to the college. Knowlton, who stepped in to complete the term of a departing member when he joined the board in 2000, served three successive three-year terms.
Army Pvt. Jeffrey A. Mitchell has graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning.
Learn how to protect your most valuable asset - your skin - at the next Girls Night Out.
The residents at Effingham Care Center had a Mother's and Others Celebration last month. The Activities Department recognized all of the mothers in the facility as well as other residents who call Effingham Care Center home. Everyone was treated to homemade ice cream and a corsage.
Beneath the theme "Freedom Rings in Rincon," two of the founders of the Fourth of July festivities in the city, Rachael Jackson and Frank Owens, were selected as this year's parade honorees.
SAVANNAH-Carmen Merritt, of Effingham County, a vocational rehabilitation counselor with the Georgia Department of Labor's Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) program in Savannah, accepted the President's Award given recently to Project SEARCH for outstanding service and job placement to young people with intellectual disabilities.
The Effingham Herald won second place in hard news writing for its division at the Georgia Press Association's Better Newspaper Contest, held Friday night at Jekyll Island.
Girl Scout Brownie Troop No. 30197 made a very special visit to Effingham Community Orchestra's May 1 rehearsal. They arrived to complete a mission they had been working on since the beginning of their cookie sale campaign.
The Georgia State Patrol has announced its participation with law enforcement officers across the state for the annual "100 Days of Summer H.E.A.T." campaign. The high visibility enforcement program's goal is to reduce traffic deaths during the summer.
Air National Guard Airman Lewis C. New graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.
Air Force Airman 1st Class Danielle J. Gilder graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.
A trophy from the state is a point of pride for the men and women at the Effingham County Prison.
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.
Austine Royer Smith is accustomed to people leaving donated clothing on her front porch, to give to people she helps on mission trips to Haiti.
While many high school students were sleeping late on the Martin Luther King holiday, Ashley Clayton was doing yard work with her parents Al and Michele.
The Effingham County Emergency Management Agency has opened a warming center as nighttime temperatures continue to hover around 20 degrees.
Historic Effingham Society will hold its annual banquet Feb. 1 at the New Ebenezer Retreat Center, beginning with a social at 5:30 p.m. and dinner at 6 p.m.
As part of Effingham County's annual observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday, the community enjoyed the MLK parade in Springfield Monday morning.
The Effingham Chamber of Commerce is gearing up for the fourth annual Taste of Effingham.
The Empty Stocking Fund made Christmas brighter for several Effingham County families again in 2013.
The Rotary Club of Effingham County is taking nominations for its annual Volunteer of the Year award.
Nominations are being accepted for this year's Shaw Wilkerson Outstanding Achievement Award.
Technical Sgt. Jeffrey Pittman has been named the non-commissioned officer of the year for the Combat Readiness Training Center. Tech Sgt. Pittman serves as the lead NCO in the supply section of mission support for the CRTC and most recently directed the unit's drug testing program. He is a resident Effingham County.
The Noon and Sunrise Rotary Clubs of Effingham County combined their efforts to apply for and receive an approximately $1,200 grant from Rotary International to support Effingham Connect (formerly the Center for Working Families).
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."
The Effingham County Sheriff's Office Traffic Enforcement Unit will host two more Georgia Teens Ride with Pride courses on Jan. 18 at the Effingham County Courthouse. The first class will be from 9-11 a.m. with the second from 1-3 p.m.
Rincon elected officials were sworn in at the first city council meeting of the year on Monday night.