The Mighty 8th Air Force recently received a $25,000 private donation for the B-17 "City of Savannah" restoration project. A major portion of this donation, made by a World War II B-17 pilot, is for the purchase of an authentic WWII B-17 ball turret.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his landmark "I Have a Dream" speech nearly 50 years ago. Monday, his legacy in words and actions was celebrated, in honor of what would have been his 84th birthday.
The Mustang Masquers, South Effingham High School's drama club, will give a one-night-only performance of their award-winning production of "Running Upstream" on Jan. 24 at SEHS. Tickets are available for $10 for both the spaghetti dinner at 6:30 p.m. and the show at 7 p.m., or $7 for the show only.
Rincon firefighters Lou Reed and Bronson Gillespie gave a presentation to the Rincon Noon Lions Club on the new equipment acquired by the department and how the potential ISO changes will positively impact property owners.
An open invitation has been issued to all Vietnam veterans and their spouses to a reception for the families of Vietnam servicemen who were killed in action. The event will be Jan. 20, at 3 p.m. at the American Legion in Springfield. The event is hosted by the American Legion Post 209 and the Board of the Veterans Park.
Girls in Troop 30197 earned their junior jeweler badge with the help of Megan Collins, owner/designer of Meg-E-May's Fun Jewelry for the Kid at Heart in Pooler. The day began with the girls viewing many ready-for-sale pieces as Collins explained how they were made and showed them the tools needed for the variety of pieces.
Troy Allen, a financial service professional with Grant Financial Group and New York Life Insurance Company for Central Georgia's General Office, has been awarded the 2011 Annuity Sales leader for Central Georgia General Office and qualified as an Annuity Champion for 2011.
The leaders from the Boy Scouts of Effingham Log Landing Scout Camp met recently near the camp's entrance on the Ebenezer Creek to accept a check from the Friends of Georgia Power, represented by Mike Gresham.
The fifth annual Effingham Chamber of Commerce Taste of Effingham was held Thursday at the Effingham County Recreation and Parks gym in Springfield, and another big crowd turned out to sample the wares of local restaurants and caterers.
Effingham Fire and Rescue recognized the accomplishments of staff, volunteers and family members in the inaugural awards and accolades banquet held Feb. 21 at the Effingham College and Career Academy, including meritorious service awards for life-saving instances.