The city of Rincon will observe Halloween 2012 on Oct. 31 from 6-9 p.m. and the Rincon Police Department will be out in force to help ensure safety in the neighborhoods.
The Effingham County Exchange Club is sponsoring a Chili Cook-Off on Oct. 13 in conjunction with the Springfield Fall Festival in downtown Springfield.
Army National Guard Lt. Col. Reginald G. Neal has graduated from the U.S. Army War College at Carlisle Barracks in Carlisle, Pa., and earned a master's degree in strategic studies. The college is the Army's senior educational institution.
Effingham Family Medicine, in conjunction with Effingham Health System, will host its third annual Guys Night Out, a free health education and prostate cancer screening program for those who qualify.
The Effingham County Sheriff's Office has announced it will conduct a National Seat Check event Thursday, Sept. 20, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Rincon Wal-Mart.
The Rotary Club of Effingham County welcomed Bob Griggers, Rotary Club district governor, to the club's weekly meeting.
Sections of State Routes 17 and 119 in Guyton will be closed from 9 a.m. to 12 noon on Saturday, Sept. 15, for the Holy Convocation Parade.
Effingham Community Orchestra director Andrea Huff has announced that the orchestra will present its second annual "Our Favorites Concert" on Sept. 23 at 3 p.m. The concert will be held at the Effingham County Recreation and Parks Department gymnasium, 808 Highway 119 South in Springfield. Admission is free.
Boy Scouts from Troop 650 in Rincon celebrated their court of honor and their rank achievements.
The Springfield Merchants Association held its initial Second Saturday, offering free hot dogs and soft drinks to passers-by.
The Effingham County Sheriff's Office Law Enforcement Exploring Program will hold an informational meeting and demonstration for youth interested in joining and learning about the career field. Applications for membership are available for download at http://www.effinghamsheriff.org/divisions/exploring.aspx.
Victoria Hall, age 13, was chosen as a state finalist in the National American Miss Georgia Pageant, held in July at the Renaissance Waverly Hotel in Atlanta.
David Skadeland, retired real estate agent and entrepreneur, gave a presentation to the Effingham Sunrise Rotary Club on the past, present and future. He introduced a couple of inventions he has been working on and plans on releasing to the public soon.
The annual Salzburger Labor Day Festival will be held Sept. 3, starting at 10 a.m. on the grounds of Jerusalem Lutheran Church.
James Edwards was honored as this year's recipient of the C. Edward Helmey Humanitarian Award in a ceremony Saturday at the Effingham Hospital.
Family Promise of Effingham County has opened its doors to hosting homeless families in the community.
Cadets James Jolin, Christopher Palmer and Trevor Charles all received their "first stripe" on their way to success in the Civil Air Patrol cadet program.
Ashley Moore, the new executive director of Family Promise of Effingham, spoke to the Effingham Sunrise Rotary Club about her role, as well as the history and future of Family Promise helping homeless families in Effingham County.
The Effingham Chamber of Commerce is kicking off the new year for the Leadership Effingham program.
The second annual Summer's End 5K Trail Run to benefit the Treutlen House at New Ebenezer is set for Aug. 16.
The community got a head start on Independence Day with the two-day Freedom Rings celebration at Freedom Park in Rincon.
Effingham County's Anna Kessler and Chandler Pate sang at Carnegie Hall in New York City as part of the Choirs of America's C3 Choral Convergence Concert and Rising Star Showcase on June 21.
The Library of American Landscape History has named Craig Barrow III as its 2014 preservation hero.
Crowds lined Columbia Avenue on a warm Saturday morning as the city of Rincon's annual Freedom Rings Parade made its way down the thoroughfare. The special guests of honor this year were local veterans of World War II.
Air Force Airman Tyrell K. Collins graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas.