A group of 4-H'ers recently took a two-day Georgia Department of Natural Resources hunter safety course at the Mary Kahrs Warnell Forest Education Center.
Despite the rainy weather, a big crowd attended the second annual Back-to-School Blowout hosted by the Effingham County Center for Working Families.
Effingham Community Orchestra director Andrea Huff announces that the orchestra will present its third annual "Our Favorites" concert and a silent auction fund raiser on Sunday. The silent auction begins at 2:30 p.m., and the concert will follow at 3 p.m.
Subway restaurants in Effingham County will join others in the area Thursday for a day-long food drive to benefit local food pantries.
Rincon City Council member James Dasher has been selected to serve as the finance chairman for the "Y" Club of Georgia in Effingham County for 2013.
Andy Smith, chief financial officer at Effingham Health System, spoke to the Effingham Sunrise Rotary Club about changes and postponements of various parts of the Affordable Care Act.
Pete Lancaster, a charter member of the Exchange Club of Effingham, recently celebrated his 84th birthday.
Brandon Bates Hollifield was awarded the General Billy Mitchell Award at the Effingham Cadet Squadron meeting of the Civil Air Patrol on Aug. 5,. This award honors the late Gen. Mitchell, an aviation pioneer, advocate and staunch supporter of an independent air force for America.
Back in June, the children in Springfield First Baptist Church's vacation Bible school responded in a big way to a challenge from director Molly Marchese.
United Way's annual fall campaign is just around the corner, and community sponsors are getting involved early.
The Effingham County Extension Office hosted a Certified Sitters training seminar for Cloverleaf 4-H'ers interested in earning extra money through babysitting.
The Christian Leadership Academy, a seven-month program, is designed to take 12 rising high school sophomores and juniors from Effingham County public and private schools and train them in the skills of leadership from a Christian perspective.
About 70 girls ages pre-K through eighth grade participated in the week-long Little Rebel Cheer Camp at Effingham County High School.
The Savannah-Chatham Metro Police Department Marine Patrol unit will conduct a boating safety course Aug. 17 at the Metro training facility in the Savannah Mall.
Rincon City Council members recognized and honored the winners of its Freedom Rings celebration and also paid tribute to the volunteers who helped stage the events.
John Connor won grand champion in senior heifer at the Effingham Fair cattle show, held Thursday at the Livestock Arena. Connor also won reserve grand champion in junior heifer and intermediate cattle showmanship.
The annual Effingham County Fair Pageant was held Saturday. Miss Effingham County Fair Queen was Nina Elizabeth West of Clyo.
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.