ATLANTA - Forty-nine new Georgia State troopers will soon be patrolling Georgia roads after completing the 85th Georgia State Patrol Trooper School.
Air National Guard Airman David A. Lindamood has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.
Effingham Hospital celebrated its 39th anniversary with the naming of this year's C. Edward Helmey Humanitarian Award winner Saturday morning.
Brooke Lyndsay Pevey of Springfield, daughter of Terrell and Dana Pevey, has been selected to participate in the 2009 Miss Georgia USA/Teen USA Pageant.
Two non-commissioned officers of the 165th Airlift Wing, Georgia Air National Guard have been named to honors by Air Force Association of Georgia at its annual convention in Warner Robins. The convention was held Aug. 9 at the Museum of Aviation Flight and Technology Center.
Army Pvt. Mitchell L. Hodges Jr. has graduated from the Infantryman One Station Unit Training at Fort Benning. The training consists of basic infantry training and advanced individual training.
The Effingham Sunrise Rotary inducted two new members recently.
Jamie Craig Atkinson, a 1989 graduate of Effingham County High School, and current resident of Washington, graduated with his Master of Education degree in science education from the University of Georgia.
Effingham Sunrise Rotary President Bonnie Dixon presents Rotary District Governor Kenan Kern and his wife Beth Kern with a celebratory gift basket.
The New Ebenezer Retreat Center hosted four Servant Work Camps this summer. These work camps are designed to assist those in need such as senior citizens and those with disabilities. Each group spends one week working on the many projects that the retreat center sets up for them.
State Rep. Jon Burns and Sunrise Rotary President Bonnie Dixon present Wes Harris with the Rotary ink pen.
The Rotary Club of Effingham Sunrise presented Guyton Elementary School with a check for $700, and school supplies Thursday.
Ebenezer Elementary School teacher Carlette Fulcher was the first winner in the weekly prize drawings as part of the United Way of Effingham County's 2014 fundraising campaign.
The 40th Bluegrass and Gospel Music Festival runs Wednesday through Sunday morning at Mossy Oak Music Park. Visitors to the 34-acre park will enjoy bluegrass and gospel music done in the old school, traditional acoustic style, as well as great high lonesome vocal harmonies.
Another big crowd packed Laurel Street for the annual Springfield Fall Festival over the weekend.
The livestock barn at the Effingham County Fairgrounds has a new look.
The Effingham Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting recently for Vision Financial in Rincon.
A packed house at Rebel Field saw a thriller between the South Effingham Lady Mustangs and Effingham County Lady Rebels for the Region 3-AAAAA softball championship Thursday.
The largest ever and third annual Rivers Alive Savannah River Cleanup removed nearly one ton of recyclable material and trash from the Savannah River on Sept. 27, thanks to the dedication of 123 volunteers.
Fat Tony's Garage raised $2,300 for the Treutlen House at New Ebenezer through sales of its 2015 calendar.
Springfield Fire Chief Travis Zittrouer received a check for $1,000 from Norfolk Southern Corporation for the Springfield Volunteer Fire Department.
The Exchange Club of Effingham County learned about Parent University-Effingham, a program that bridges the gap between home, school and community by offering free learning sessions to assist parents in supporting their children to achieve their goals in school and life.
Air Force Airman Dustin E. Lyons graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas.
Effingham Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Rick Lott estimated the crowd for the fifth annual Oktoberfest at about 3,500 for the two days, a little bit down from last year.
MACON - The Georgia State Patrol's Troop I was one of several law enforcement agencies to take home a prize last Wednesday when the Governor's Office of Highway Safety hosted its 15th annual Governor's Challenge Awards at the Macon Centreplex.
Fifteen law enforcement students graduated Friday from basic jail officer training at the Effingham County Sheriff's Office. This was the first in-house jail officer school hosted by ECSO.
A group of businessmen recently spruced up the Treutlen House at New Ebenezer.