Talbert Edenfield has been chosen as the 2008-2009 Rotarian of the Year for the Rotary Club of Effingham County. Edenfield personifies the Rotary motto of Service Above Self in all that he does for the club and the community. He has served the club in various capacities, including president.
Margaret Moore, Effingham County Senior Citizens director, was honored by the state Department of Human Resources, Division of Aging Services, as the director of the year for 2009. She also received a certificate of appreciation from the Coastal Georgia Regional Development Center. "She's done an outstanding job," said County Administrator David Crawley.
Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Aaron G. Driver graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.
Senior Master Sgt. Reginald McPherson has been named the Senior Non-Commissioned Officer of the Year for the 165th Airlift Wing of the Georgia Air National Guard. The 165th is based in Savannah.
Daniel Robert Oliver of Guyton has graduated from Navy basic training at Great Lakes, Ill.
In September, a Savannah Web site will be launched by Social Work graduates at the University of Georgia that is dedicated to helping clinicians find drug treatment centers for those struggling with addiction in the Savannah area.
State troopers from the Rincon post of the Georgia State Patrol investigated 11 traffic crashes in June in Effingham County. Sgt. 1st Class Chad Riner said the traffic crashes resulted in 12 injuries and no traffic deaths.
Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Stephen R. Seckinger graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.
Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle recently appointed The Coastal Bank's Effingham County Market President Chap Bennett to a two-year term on the Council of Regional Commissions starting July 1.
Sheriff Jimmy McDuffie spoke to the Sunrise Rotary Club in Effingham County announcing his intentions on bringing Project Lifesaver and the CARE CALL Reassurance program to Effingham County.
U.S. Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Mandi N. Byrd graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas.
The Rincon Police Department is accepting applications for its Citizens Police Academy. The CPA will begin April 14 and is a 10-week program.
A common bond connects three women who teach on the same wing at Marlow Elementary School. They each have experienced one of their own children battling cancer.
Ethan Ferguson just wanted to play one soccer game for his school this spring.
An Effingham County family has been featured in a national magazine as a "coolest black family in America."
The Effingham Chamber's fifth annual Taste of Effingham is scheduled for March 5 from 5-7 p.m. Chamber Director Rick Lott said that as of Feb. 18, 18 booths signed up to provide food and beverage to the audience at the Effingham County Recreation and Parks gymnasium on Highway 119 in Springfield.
Air Force Airman Christopher L. Colton graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas.
Trevor Baeten has finished his Eagle Scout project of building and installing new picnic tables at the Effingham County Methodist Campground and at Springfield United Methodist Church.
Two organizations dedicated to housing initiatives are hoping to help establish more places for lower-income families to live in Effingham County.
Air Force Airman Bobby X. Kennedy graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas.