Each Tuesday, the cadets of the Effingham Cadet Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol meet to learn about aviation, aerospace engineering, search and rescue, and leadership. The local squadron meets from 6-8 p.m. at 226 Goshen Rd. in building 500, room 507. The Civil Air Patrol (CAP) is a volunteer, civilian auxiliary arm of the U.S. Air Force. The cadet squadron is open to those ages 12 to 21. Membership is $30 annually, for adult members it is ...
A teenage mother and her infant daughter are recovering after being struck by a vehicle Saturday evening. The accident occurred Saturday around 7:30 p.m., according to Rincon Police Chief Mike Bohannon. The mother, 16 years old, had her 10-month-old baby in a stroller as they attempted to cross West 9th Street near Anderson Street. The area is unlit, Bohannon said. A 68-year-old driver in a Mercedes struck the mother and child. For the complete story, see Tuesday's edition ...
Contractors working on the rehabilitation of the historic Effingham Courthouse are working on a punch list of touch up items as they have hit the mark for substantial completion. County project manager Adam Kobek said Hussey, Gay, Bell and DeYoung and Greenline Architecture representatives have completed their walk-throughs on the courthouse. The project will be completed by Nov. 4, he said. The team of J.T. Turner Construction, Hussey, Gay, Bell and DeYoung and Greenline won the ...
Two local advocates attended the Arc of Georgia annual conference and business meeting on Sept. 24 and 25 at the Anderson Conference Center in Macon. The keynote address was given by Beth Mount, currently from New York City and originally from Georgia. She has worked for 35 years toward the ideal that every person with a disability can be a valued member of community life. Her talk centered on finding the gifts that people with ...
George Groce, development director of Habitat for Humanity of Effingham County, shared with the Rotary Club of Effingham the various projects that have been completed over the past year as well as future builds that will be taking place soon. Habitat will be accepting applications on Oct. 12 at 7 p.m. at the Administrative Building in Springfield. Contact Groce at 826-6433 prior for application requirements. For more information on Habitat for Humanity of Effingham visit ...
Liz Bohling, patient services provider, gave a presentation on amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS at an Effingham Sunrise Rotary meeting. It is a disease of the nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord that control voluntary muscle movement. ALS is also known as Lou Gehrig's disease. For more information about ALS, call Bohling at (478) 342-0292 or e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thomas and Ramona Kessler have been selected as the grand marshals for the 2010 Effingham Fair Parade. The Kesslers were selected by Effingham Fair Committee for their 35 years of service and support to the Effingham County Fair. Ramona Kessler has been the fair secretary/treasurer for more than 30 years. The main reason the Kesslers have been involved in the fair is to promote agriculture and to educate the general public on the agricultural issues. "As the result ...
Michaela Lariscy is the president of the South Effingham High School Interact Club and shared with the Effingham Rotary Club her experience this past summer attending Rotary Youth Leadership Awards at South Georgia College which was aimed at developing leadership skills in high school students. The Interact Club is a service club for students sponsored by the Rotary Club. The Interact Club completed several service projects over the past year, and, as their international project, ...
Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Jeffrey A. Weaver graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.
The YMCA of Coastal Georgia's swim meet was held at the Effingham Y on Saturday. The Effingham Y swim team had 13 first-place finishes, 10 seconds, nine third-place finishes, six fourth-places, seven fifth-places, one sixth and two sevenths.
Rachael Jackson, Manna House president, accepts a donation from Lions Club board member Jerry Shaufelberger. Manna House thanked the Rincon Noon Lions Club for their donation of $500 to be used for the Summer Snack Program. The Summer Snack Pack Program is a new way to get food into the hands of children ages 3-18. Many children do not get enough to eat during the summer months; this program helps meet some of those needs. ...
ATLANTA-A dietician who works at a Savannah hospital has won a healthy Win for Life prize. Layte Taylor, a resident of Springfield, won a $52,000 prize from matching five winning numbers plus the Free Ball in the June 16 Win for Life drawing. Her prize is equivalent to $1,000 a week for one year.
Effingham Hospital and Care Center invites the public to meet its new general surgeon. Community members can meet Dr. Joey L. Christmas at a community open house and reception, which will be held July 1 at 10 a.m at Effingham Surgical Services, located in the professional building on the hospital campus adjacent to the hospital.
CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE SPEICHER, Iraq-Many soldiers feel as though their deployed sisters and brothers in arms are their family because they witness what friends and family cannot see at home.
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.
Rotary Interact Club members from Effingham County High School were guests at the breakfast meeting of the Rotary Club of Effingham Sunrise in Guyton.
The Effingham County School District is already one of the biggest supporters of the American Diabetes Association's annual Kiss-a-Pig fundraiser, and now the ADA is looking to get the rest of the Effingham community on board.
A simple act of kindness can go a long way in helping someone - particularly a child - through a tough time.
Springfield City Manager Brett Bennett recently spoke to the Rotary Club of Effingham Sunrise.
Air Force Airman Brandon L. Peterson graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas.