The YMCA of Coastal Georgia is offering no joiner's fee for anyone who becomes a member at any of its locations this month.
Rather than exchange Christmas gifts among themselves this year, DeWitt Insurance Agency employees took up a collection for Family Promise of Effingham County.
Makala Johnson won the Christmas coloring contest sponsored by the Effingham Herald and Teach Right.
Three in five consumers think people use a designated driver more on New Year's Eve because of all the increased media coverage on the topic of drinking and driving, shows a AAA Consumer Pulse survey. Yet one in four consumers report that they have never or rarely been a designated driver for friends or family in the past year.
Charles Webb has held a number of leadership positions in his career, including serving as a school district superintendent, school principal and high school football coach.
A.J., an Effingham County Sheriff's Office canine for the past four years, is enjoying her first days of retired life.
The Savannah Area Realtors association had a lengthy Christmas shopping list this year, and received a priceless feeling for filling it.
Sean Davis always has enjoyed celebrating Christmas with his wife Katie and their four children.
They are eager for Santa's arrival, but a group of young children were the ones giving the gifts Thursday.
One of Effingham County's holiday traditions is the Springfield Garden Club's judging of outdoor Christmas decorations in Springfield.
The city of Springfield hosted a Christmas celebration Wednesday night, with the First Baptist Church of Springfield choir serenading the crowd with carols.
Effingham Theatre celebrated the holidays with its masquerade ball at the Clyo Community Center.
Donations to the Empty Stocking Fund may be made at any BB&T Bank, Heritage Bank and Coastal Bank in Effingham County or by contacting Empty Stocking Fund chairman Reggie Loper at 754-6286.
One in three consumers always use a designated driver after drinking, yet one in five reported rarely or never using one, shows AAA Consumer Pulse survey. To help make sure everyone has a safe ride home, AAA and Bud Light will offer the Tow to Go program for the holidays.
Several awards were presented Thursday at the Effingham County Young Farmers' Christmas awards banquet.
The Rotary Club of Effingham County inducted Julie Dickey as its newest member.
Effingham Health System will host a golf tournament March 7 at Lost Plantation Golf Club in Rincon, with proceeds benefitting Historic Effingham Society.
A local committee is working to establish a free health clinic in Effingham County.
Georgia Southern University donated $1,500 to the Bulloch Court-Appointed Special Advocate (CASA). The gift, a result of the university winning the 2014 Chancellor's Fall Classic Charity Cup golf tournament in Athens, was presented by President Brooks A. Keel to Lainie Jenkins, executive director of CASA.
The Effingham County Chamber of Commerce baked up one of the Georgia Legislature's favorite traditions Thursday.
The Mars Theatre recently gave a $675 donation to United Way of the Coastal Empire's Food OutReach Co-op of Effingham (FORCE).
The United Way's e-CONNECT (Effingham Community Network Navigation Center) will hold a free program Wednesday on how the Affordable Care Act may affect tax returns.