Elaine Spencer, co-chairman of Effingham County's Ferst Foundation for Childhood Literacy, accepts $3,000 donation from the Sunrise Rotary Club. This program provides free age appropriate book to all children between the ages of birth to 5 years. The mission of the program is insuring that all children in Effingham County enter Kindergarten ready to learn. Last month the program distributed 1,347 books to Effingham children.
Three people representing the Court Appointed Special Advocates Program for the Ogeechee Circuit attended the annual "CASA and Foster Youth Day at the Capitol" event in Atlanta on Feb. 12 as they met with senators and representatives to ask for support of a funding increase for the CASA organization in Georgia.
Air Force Staff Sgt. Anthony J. Gallmeier has deployed to Southwest Asia in the Persian Gulf region to support the mission of Operation Enduring Freedom as a member of the 379th Air Expeditionary Wing. The servicemember is normally assigned to the 116th Maintenance Squadron, Robins Air Force Base, Warner Robins.
William Green was recognized at a commissioning ceremony Feb. 15 where he was commissioned as an ensign in the U.S. Navy.
Girl Scouts with Troop 848 donated Girl Scout cookies to Imperial Sugar employees recovering from their injuries in the Feb. 7 explosion at the Port Wentworth refinery and their families.
The residents at Effingham Care Center enjoyed an afternoon outing filled with dancing and music as they watched the University of Georgia Ballroom Group perform on Saturday. The residents said, "It was wonderful."
Members of the Effingham Sunrise Rotary heard an unclassified briefing from retired Master Sgt. Michael LeFlamme of the U.S. Central Command Communications Group. LeFlamme described the major components of the communication system that supports U.S. operations at home and abroad.
Brownie Troop 358 is ready to sell Girl Scout cookies. They will join with other area Girl Scouts to make the cookies available over the next month. The cookies will be available for purchase at the Wal-Mart and Kroger on Friday evenings from 4-8 p.m. at both locations; Saturdays at Wal-Mart from 10 a.m.-8 p.m. and Kroger from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; and on Sundays beginning at noon.
On Jan. 29, the girls and leaders of Junior Troop 549 had the wonderful experience of volunteering at the Manna House. They had an attendance of 14 out of the 16 girls in the troop.
Air Force Airman Brandon J. Ellison has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.
The Georgia Conservancy recognized the work to purchase Thompson's Island on Ebenezer Creek near Springfield and the Cumberland Island's alternative spring break volunteer program at its annual oyster roast March 1.
The Georgia Department of Transportation is seeking input on the proposed reconstruction of Highway 119 from Magnolia Place to Highway 21 in Effingham County.
The Coastal Georgia Council, Boy Scouts of America recognized outstanding community leaders and volunteers at the annual Silver Beaver Banquet on Feb. 22.
The Kiss-a-Pig campaign is personal to Mimi Hayes.
March is Red Cross Month, and the American Red Cross would like to recognize the nation's everyday heroes who reach out to help their neighbors when they are in need.
Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Kalyn M. Morris graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas.
People considered at high risk for type 2 diabetes are urged to get tested during the annual American Diabetes ALERT Day on March 25.
For the fifth year in a row, Effingham County will have a participant in the Kiss-a-Pig campaign, the largest fundraiser of the year for the American Diabetes Association.
The Effingham Chamber of Commerce is setting the table for the annual Taste of Effingham, set for Thursday from 5-7 p.m. Chamber Director Rick Lott said that as of Feb.16, there were 14 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 1st Class Fallyn R. Wright graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas.
Nearly 280 years ago, the people who would be Effingham County's first European residents gathered in Germany to begin a trek that took them to The Netherlands, England and eventually to the new settlement of Savannah. Last week, a group from Halle, Germany, made the trip to see where those original Salzburgers established their new homes.
Barbara Prosser, chief executive officer of the Effingham College and Career Academy, spoke at the Feb. 5 meeting of the Exchange Club of Effingham County.