Marine Corps PFC Caleb George Parrish graduated from basic military training at Parris Island, S.C., on Aug. 28. Parrish completed an intensive, 12-week training program that included military discipline and physical fitness.
Jennifer Peavy receives her commemorative ink pen from Sunrise Rotary President Randy Shearouse. Peavy gave a presentation of the growth and success of The Reading Recovery Program in Effingham County. "Jennifer has done a great job heading up this program for us over the years and we are lucky to have her here in Effingham," said Shearouse.
Effingham County Rotarians enjoyed a visit from Swann Seiler, about the care scheduling and responsibilities of Uga, the University of Georgia's mascot. Besides the four generations of Seiler's family who have raised, trained and loved the entire Uga lineage, Uga receives special treatment by the UGA administration and veterinarian school, as well as his fans. Seiler's father has co-written a book detailing the seven generations of Uga, beginning with the first (current Uga is number seven), who was a wedding gift to him and his new wife. When her parents retire as primary custodians, Seiler and her ...
The Effingham County Chamber of Commerce will hold a second in a series of identity theft prevention seminars on Aug. 12-13. A follow-up to the first course for personal protection, this workshop will cover computer security and business liability.
Rev. Lloyd Dees of Effingham County has been named the chairman of the Coastal Regional Commission's Area Agency on Aging. Rev. Dees' post is a two-year term. At the April 28 first quarterly meeting of the AAA, director Dionne Lovett discussed the outcome of three General Assembly bills that affect Georgia seniors. Two passed and another will take additional advocacy efforts for the next session.
Before an audience that filled nearly every available seat in the Effingham County Recreation and Parks Department Gymnasium, Effingham Community Orchestra presented its "The Americans" concert May 3. The concert featured several patriotic pieces and included many other selections, all by American composers.
He goes by Father Martino, in homage to St. Martin de Porres, who dedicated his life to working with the poor and seeking harmony. The Rev. Nguyen Thong Ba, in reality, is a Vietnamese immigrant who offered his never-ending gratitude for the American servicemembers who fought and died in his homeland decades ago.