Bill Tyson, County Extension Coordinator in Effingham County, was recently awarded the Distinguished Service Award (DSA) at the National Associations Professional Improvement Conference in Portland, Ore., and at the state conference in Savannah.
State Sen. Jack Hill (R-Reidsville) has been honored as a "Public Health Hero" by the Georgia Public Health Association (GPHA). The recognition was announced by the GPHA at its December business meeting at the Mercer University School of Medicine in Macon.
Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Richard M. Wilson graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.
Army Pfc. Erik Witherington has graduated from Basic Combat Training at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla.
Army National Guard Pvt. Darrell S. Muse Jr. has graduated from the Basic Field Artillery Cannon Crewmember Advanced Individual Training course at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla.
Master Sgt. Clayton Holloway recently completed work on a Masters degree in historic preservation from the Savannah College of Art and Design.
Air Force Tech. Sgt. Randall K. Stewart is currently deployed to Southwest Asia in the Persian Gulf region to support the mission of Operation Enduring Freedom or Operation Iraqi Freedom. The servicemember is normally assigned to the 20th Fighter Wing at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C.
Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Chad D. Tucker graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.
Airman Matthew E. Tufts graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.
Farmers and ranchers still have a chance to make a difference in how Farm Service Agency (FSA) Programs are administered, announced Pamela Poole, county executive director for the local USDA Farm Service Agency. The deadline for eligible voters to return FSA County Committee election ballots to their local FSA offices is Dec. 7.
Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Lindy T. Johnson graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.
Effingham County State Court Administrator Lisa Crawford was certified in court administration by the Georgia Council of Court Administrators at its fall conference in Savannah on Oct. 27.
Army Reserve Pvt. Justin W. Showalter has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.
Army National Guard Pvt. Darrell Muse has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla.
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.