With extreme heat keeping some donors at home and severe storms forcing the cancellation of dozens of blood drives earlier in the month, the American Red Cross continues to have an emergency need for donors of all blood types.
Sen. Jack Hill made a presentation on upcoming bills and tax proposals during a recent visit with the Effingham Sunrise Rotary Club.
The hot weather Saturday didn't stop Blackburn Blueberry Farm in Kildare from hosting its annual blueberry festival.
Abby Smith, 4-H agent for Effingham County, has been elected to serve as Georgia Association of Extension 4-H agents state secretary for 2012-2013. Her term will begin in August.
After bridging to Junior Scouts in April, the scouts in Girl Scout Troop 30197 earned their first Junior Badge, the Council's Own Savannah Sings badge, by joining Daisy Troop 30235 for a sing-along.
The organization Helping Out Pets in Effingham (HOPE) hosted a pet expo Saturday in Rincon.
The Effingham Hussars Chapter 2285 of the Georgia Division of the United Daughters of the Confederacy recently made a book donation to the Effingham branches of the Live Oak Public Library System.
Many Effingham County residents are still without power following Sunday night's round of storms. The Effingham County Health Department wants to remind residents that while the power is out, refrigerator and freezer doors should remain closed as much as possible to keep food cold longer.
Fireworks and Independence Day go hand-in-hand, and Effingham County Sheriff's deputies want all citizens to enjoy a safe and fire-free July 4th celebration.
Tybee Island will host Independence Day fireworks July 3 at 9:15 p.m.
Savannah firefighters and the Joseph M. Still Burn Center Foundation urge caution and safety for the 4th of July.
With temperatures already having broken triple digits, and more hot weather expected soon, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta advises the following precautions to prevent heat-related illnesses:
New Ebenezer Retreat Center will hold a day camp for boys and girls ages 6-12 from July 16-20 from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. each day.
The Effingham YMCA is accepting nominations for the Christian Leadership Academy.
The American Red Cross blood supply has reached emergency levels with 50,000 fewer donations than expected in June. This shortfall leaves the Red Cross with half the readily available blood products on hand now than this time last year.
The Rincon Walmart is partnering with United Way of the Coastal Empire's Effingham Service Center to collect school supplies for students in need.