Senior Master Sgt. Reginald McPherson has been promoted to chief master sergeant, the highest rank that can be attained by a non-commissioned officer in the U.S. Air Force. Chief Master Sgt. McPherson received a personal notice of the promotion to the grade of chief master sergeant from Maj. Gen. William T. Nesbitt, commander, Georgia National Guard. Chief Master Sgt. "Reggie" McPherson is the full-time logistics readiness squadron operations compliance superintendent for the 165th Airlift Wing, Georgia Air ...
Don Hicklen will serve as the grand marshal of the 2011 Martin Luther King Jr. Day Parade on Jan. 17. The parade, to be held in downtown Springfield, will begin at 10 a.m. The annual breakfast for the MLK Jr. Day Observance will begin at 7:30 a.m. and will be held in the Effingham County administrative complex.
Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Zackary D. Nelson graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force. He is the son of Larry ...
Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Iria V. Morrissette graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force. He is the son of Cynthia ...
Charlotte Stone, LPN, was chosen as the recipient of the 2010 Dr. Ray D. Webb Scholarship.
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The Effingham Cadet Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol met at Sweet Water Grill for its annual Christmas dinner. Following the meal, Squadron Commander, Lt. Richard Bush announced that Cadet Capt. Twibell will be the Squadron's Cadet Commander effective Jan. 1, 2011. Twibell set out his plans for the year which include regular meetings, several day trips and implementation of the "Cadet of the Quarter" program. Besides the cadets and members of their families, Deputy ...
Archie Jenkins, the coordinator for F.O.R.C.E., spoke to the Effingham Rotary Club. F.O.R.C.E. is the acronym for Food Outreach Co-op of Effingham, a non-profit, 501(c)3 organization representing a collaboration of agencies, churches and food pantries in the county. Services are coordinated throughout the county by sharing resources and distributing food items to those in need. Local organizations, churches, civic groups and schools who wish to do food drives or have fundraisers are asked to consider ...
Photo providedBrenda Dasher, center, is sworn in as a new member of the Rincon Lions Club by Rincon Lions Club president Billy Dasher.
Members of the Exchange Club put their money where their mouth is - loose change in a cup to contribute to the Empty Stocking Fund. "All of us have loose change laying around the house, on the dresser, in the desk drawer, in a can in the closet, etc," said Reggie Loper, chairman of the fund drive. "This is money that can make a big difference for the Empty Stocking Fund and will really not be ...
Coach Rick Tomberlin from Effingham County High School was the guest speaker at the Exchange Club of Effingham County. Coach Tomberlin, who is in his first year at ECHS, led the Rebels to a 6-4 season. His other career accomplishments include an overall record of 228-105, three state championships, nine region championships, five appearances in the Georgia Dome, winning four of them, and five state weightlifting championships. However, his proudest accomplishment is his family, including his ...
Debbie and Rob Porterfield receive a plaque from Danny Fries for being the grand marshals of this year's annual Rincon Lions Club Christmas Parade.
Bill Cathcart spoke to a group of 40 or more people at the Exchange Club of Effingham County for it One Nation Under God Program. Cathcart is the vice president and general manager of WTOC-TV. The One Nation Under God project was adopted on July 30, 1964, by Exchange leaders seeking to heighten awareness of the nation's religious heritage.
Danny Fries receives a pin for 35 years of service to the Lions Club. During his membership, Fries has established seven different Lions Clubs throughout the region.
Air Force Airman Matthew J. Salter graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force. Salter is the son of Ricky Salter of Rincon, ...
The state Department of Transportation is advising of delays on Ebenezer Road and Highway 21 in Effingham County this weekend.
Brad Rahn is the Ogeechee River Soil and Water Conservation District Conservationist of the Year in Soil and Water from Effingham County.
The Rincon Police Department is currently accepting applications for its first Citizens Police Academy (CPA). The CPA will begin April 9 and is a 10-week program.
The Rotary Club of Effingham County welcomed its newest member, minister and American Legion chaplain Elliott Foss.
American Diabetes Association presents Diabetes Exposed on Feb. 23 at The Coastal Georgia Center for Continuing Education, 305 Fahm St. in Savannah, for all people affected by diabetes.
A locally-owned passenger transportation, errand and courier service and the local food cooperative are partnering up for the third year to challenge area businesses and other local organizations in a food fundraiser for local food pantries.
The Effingham County Hussars Chapter 2285 of the United Daughters of the Confederacy hosted a Christmas tea at Jerusalem Lutheran Church on Dec. 8 to honor confederate mothers and grandmothers.
The corner of Fifth Avenue and Church Street in Guyton looks different now than when Guyton High School stood there from 1919 to 1956.
Anisa Grantham of Rincon Recovery Resources and staff sponsored a food drive during January and encouraged their clients and staff to donate canned food items.
Chief Magistrate Judge of Effingham County Scott Hinson spoke recently to the Effingham Sunrise Rotary Club. Judge Hinson gave an overview of some of the Magistrate Court's jurisdictions, which include small claims, minor and felony criminal offenses, good behavior warrants, and granting bails.
The Rincon Garden Club held its installation of officers at the home of Mary Ann Thornburg.
Jenny Woodruff, education director for the Savannah Music Festival, recently spoke to the Effingham Sunrise Rotary Club.
Bill Tyson, Effingham County extension agent, received the 2013 County Extension Award for outstanding leadership and contributions to the Georgia soybean industry from the Georgia/Florida Soybean Association at the 2013 Georgia/Florida Soybean and Small Grain Expo.
Harrison Thomas Charles Hall was awarded his Eagle Badge at an Eagle Scout court of honor Dec. 29 at St. John's Lutheran Church.
The members of the Exchange Club of Effingham County learned that libraries and the services they offer have come a long way since most of them first started visiting the local library.