Citizens of Georgia Power members and their families participated in the Log Landing Boy Scout Camp cleanup project this past weekend.
Families enjoyed water slides, a hay ride (or a summer-time version of one, without the hay), free food and other activities Saturday at the annual Guyton community picnic.
The Effingham Chamber of Commerce is kicking off the new year for the Leadership Effingham program.
Destiny Bradshaw, program manager for the United Way Effingham Center for Working Families, spoke to the Exchange Club about CWF, a non-profit, community-based organization providing services intended to help families.
Two dozen children ages 6-12 have been enjoying fun activities and educational programs this week at "Ebenezer Treasures," the third annual day camp at New Ebenezer Retreat Center.
While thousands of people have responded to the recent emergency call for blood and platelet donations from the American Red Cross, there remains an urgent need for platelet donors, as well as donors with types O negative, B negative and A negative blood. Right now blood products are being distributed to area hospitals almost as quickly as donations are coming in.
The Effingham County High School cheerleaders will host their annual Little Rebel Cheer Camp July 29-Aug. 2 at the ECHS gym from 9 a.m.-12 noon each day.
People in the community are invited to put on their running shoes and support the Treutlen House at New Ebenezer.
A little rain last Friday didn't deter a group of summer campers from having their annual fundraiser.
When tornadoes hit Oklahoma recently, Living Faith Church in Guyton took action. The church at 3789 Noel C. Conaway Road is hosting a family-friendly corn hole tournament Saturday, with nearly all of the day's proceeds benefitting the tornado victims. "It hits close to home," said organizer Crystal Basdeo. "I've been that parent who had less than five minutes to get four kids downstairs before a tornado hit in Kansas City. My heart hurts for everyone who ...
Karima Burdette's husband Roger suggested she enter the Mrs. Georgia Pageant this year. It turns out he had a really good idea. "He thought that I would be good at it," Burdette said. "He knew that I liked pageants, but he had no idea that it was a big dream of mine since I was a little girl." However, competing in her first pageant far exceeded Burdette's dreams. She finished as first runner-up in the Mrs. ...
The Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department Marine Patrol Unit will conduct a boater safety class July 20 at the Savannah Mall metro training center.
Megan Johnson has competed in "about 20" pageants, and won a few, but she didn't expect to win her age division at the 2013 National American Miss Georgia pageant.
Ashia K. Miller, of South Effingham High School and a 2012 Florida State University graduate, competed in a Miss Georgia USA preliminary pageant last weekend in Adel.
St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Rincon hosted its first community yard sale Saturday. As a community project, St. Luke's will host the community yard sale on the second Saturday of each month from 7 a.m.-1 p.m. Vendors can set up a table at no charge, sell their items and keep the money for their church or organization. For more information, visit www.stlukesrincon.com.
Air National Guard Airman Jordan M. Waters graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas.
Air Force Airman Riley A. Carmichael graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas.
One of the highlights of the Effingham County Fair each year is the swine and hog show at the Livestock Arena.
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.