Smith Barney announced that Barbara Bart has joined the firm as a financial advisor. Dr. Bart will be located in the Savannah office reporting to Samuel Hershberger, branch office manager.
The board of the Georgia Academy for Economic Development announces Ronald "Brett" Bennett, city manager of Springfield, is a graduate from the 2007 Region 12 Multi-Day Training Program. A graduation ceremony was held on Nov. 1.
It's quite a balancing act for Mary Pizzino.
South Effingham High School student Christopher Stephan Housey was the first place winner in the theme entries for the 2008 Martin Luther King Jr. Day observance.
CANTON - Fourteen riders from the Evermore Farm Interscholastic Equestrian team competed in their first Interscholastic Equestrian Association horse show hosted by St. Francis High School and held at Sonora Farm in Canton.
During its first full year, the Meldrim Community Service Program provided 1,603 hours to help seniors and disabled members of the community, according to Stephen Newsome, president of the Meldrim Civic Club.
Sgt. Lucas Hynes of the Georgia Army National Guard has been selected as a soldier-hero to attend the Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio, Texas.
Adam Kristopher Morse had his Eagle Scout court of Honor Ceremony at the Mary K. Warnell Center on Dec. 17, 2006. The eagle from Georgia Southern University was there to help celebrate.
SAVANNAH - Gail Phillips of Effingham County won a group start-up grant for $4,500 from Early Start Child Care Resource and Referral as a winner of a 2007 Quality Improvement mini-grant.
Kelli Arden was pinned by her life-long friend Bonnie Dixon during the Sunrise Rotary Club's weekly meeting.
Sheriff Jimmy McDuffie has announced that evidence custodian William Gibson has achieved the designation of certified property and evidence specialist (CPES) awarded by the International Association for Property and Evidence, Inc.
Sheriff Jimmy McDuffie discussed the necessity of the "Move Over Law" in Effingham County. He also explained the taser safety and operational training that officers go through prior to being issued this highly effective weapon.
Two new members of Effingham Sunrise Rotary were pinned last week. The first was Dr. James Cornwell who was pinned by Jerry Freyermuth. Then Rev. David Grandgeorge was pinned by Julia Cochran.
Dick Hyer, district governor for Rotary District 6920, recently visited with members and guests at the Rotary Club of Effingham County meeting. Hyer updated members on Rotary's international progress in eradicating polio and District 6920's participation in the Medical Equipment Transport Service, which collects unused and functional medical supplies and medical equipment to put into use worldwide. Hyer also shared that the Georgia Rotary student program has 71 students this year from around the world to study at colleges in Georgia as part of Rotary's efforts to promote understanding of differing cultures and lifestyles.
The storm that blew through Effingham County on Saturday caused some damage but no serious injuries, according to the Effingham County Sheriff's Office.
Springfield native Robert M. Williams Jr. has been named to Georgia Trend magazine's list of the "100 Most Influential Georgians."