The Rincon Police Department recently honored the graduates of its first Citizens Police Academy.
It was the first official weekend of summer, but Marvin Kersey got chills Saturday.
or a group of local children, a camp this week was much more than just a fun time.
Logistics students from the Effingham College and Career Academy are distributing books to schoolchildren across the U.S., but some of their most-rewarding deliveries have been right here at home.
The city of Guyton, the Guyton Historic Preservation Commission and Guyton Leisure Services hosted a Flag Day ice cream social with free homemade ice cream and sherbet Friday at the Trail Along the Rails across from Guyton City Hall.
The Exchange Club of Effingham learned about the services available at Goodwill's new community career center in Rincon.
The Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society (LDSS) is holding Camp Buddy summer camps. These educational, therapeutic and fun camps run over two weeks in Chatham and Effingham counties this summer.
Planning for the 4th annual Effingham Oktoberfest is under way, said incoming Chamber of Commerce President Dinah King, and it is going to be the biggest Oktoberfest yet.
Effingham Cadet Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol (CAP) recently received donations from the Effingham County Board of Commissioners and SM Promotions of Rincon.
The Effingham County Chamber of Commerce paid tribute at its annual meeting Thursday to two leaders the community lost in 2012.
The Effingham branches of Live Oak Public Libraries kicked off the annual summer reading program June 1 with a special celebration at the Rincon Library. Activities included arts and crafts, stories, face painting, bubble play and more.
Family Promise of Effingham volunteers are sporting new t-shirts to get the word out that "falling asleep in church is such a blessing."
Local BB&T bank employees delivered help by the bagful to the United Way of Effingham County.
The Civil War Experience in Rincon attracted several hundred people last month, which organizers considered a good turnout for a first-time event.
After a yearlong closure and almost $750,000 spent on upgrades, the Evans County Public Fishing Area reopened Saturday with an influx of 37 young anglers - and about as many parents and grandparents - at the start of National Fishing and Boating Week.
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.