Destiny Bradshaw, program manager for the United Way Effingham Center for Working Families, spoke to the Exchange Club about CWF, a non-profit, community-based organization providing services intended to help families.
Two dozen children ages 6-12 have been enjoying fun activities and educational programs this week at "Ebenezer Treasures," the third annual day camp at New Ebenezer Retreat Center.
While thousands of people have responded to the recent emergency call for blood and platelet donations from the American Red Cross, there remains an urgent need for platelet donors, as well as donors with types O negative, B negative and A negative blood. Right now blood products are being distributed to area hospitals almost as quickly as donations are coming in.
The Effingham County High School cheerleaders will host their annual Little Rebel Cheer Camp July 29-Aug. 2 at the ECHS gym from 9 a.m.-12 noon each day.
People in the community are invited to put on their running shoes and support the Treutlen House at New Ebenezer.
A little rain last Friday didn't deter a group of summer campers from having their annual fundraiser.
When tornadoes hit Oklahoma recently, Living Faith Church in Guyton took action. The church at 3789 Noel C. Conaway Road is hosting a family-friendly corn hole tournament Saturday, with nearly all of the day's proceeds benefitting the tornado victims. "It hits close to home," said organizer Crystal Basdeo. "I've been that parent who had less than five minutes to get four kids downstairs before a tornado hit in Kansas City. My heart hurts for everyone who ...
Karima Burdette's husband Roger suggested she enter the Mrs. Georgia Pageant this year. It turns out he had a really good idea. "He thought that I would be good at it," Burdette said. "He knew that I liked pageants, but he had no idea that it was a big dream of mine since I was a little girl." However, competing in her first pageant far exceeded Burdette's dreams. She finished as first runner-up in the Mrs. ...
The Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department Marine Patrol Unit will conduct a boater safety class July 20 at the Savannah Mall metro training center.
Megan Johnson has competed in "about 20" pageants, and won a few, but she didn't expect to win her age division at the 2013 National American Miss Georgia pageant.
Ashia K. Miller, of South Effingham High School and a 2012 Florida State University graduate, competed in a Miss Georgia USA preliminary pageant last weekend in Adel.
St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Rincon hosted its first community yard sale Saturday. As a community project, St. Luke's will host the community yard sale on the second Saturday of each month from 7 a.m.-1 p.m. Vendors can set up a table at no charge, sell their items and keep the money for their church or organization. For more information, visit www.stlukesrincon.com.
The Farm Service Agency office in Sylvania, working with USDA FSA customers in Effingham County, will hold a committee election procedure workshop, focused on reaching interested individuals within Effingham County. This workshop will be held July 24 at 9 a.m. in the FSA office at the Screven County Courthouse, 216 Mims Road, Room 113, Sylvania.
New Ebenezer Retreat and Conference Center, located between Springfield and Rincon, will hold its third annual day camp, "Ebenezer TREASURES!", on July 22-26 from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
The American Red Cross issued an emergency request for platelet and blood donors of all blood types to roll up a sleeve and give because fewer donations than expected were received in June and the first week of July.
Local artist Tom Barnes of Tom Barnes Fine Art in Guyton spoke recently to the Effingham Sunrise Rotary Club in Guyton.
WTOC-TV anchor Sonny Dixon spoke to the Exchange Club at its meeting celebrating its 25-year anniversary in Effingham.
Effingham County Schools made a big donation - about a 15,000-pound one - to help Family Promise of Effingham County get rolling.
The United Way of Effingham County is on its way toward reaching its 2013 fundraising goal.
One of the favorite local events at this time of year is Rincon's annual scarecrow contest, and the city has now made participating in it easier.