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.
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.
Effingham Chamber of Commerce members and staff and community volunteers were busy in the kitchen Thursday afternoon, making more than 300 loaves of raisin bread.
The winners of this year's poster and essay contests were honored at Monday's youth program as part of Effingham County's Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Observance.
Destiny Bradshaw gave a presentation to the Rincon Noon Lions Club on the United Way Center for Working Families.
The Mighty 8th Air Force recently received a $25,000 private donation for the B-17 "City of Savannah" restoration project. A major portion of this donation, made by a World War II B-17 pilot, is for the purchase of an authentic WWII B-17 ball turret.
Sara Corley, RN, was chosen as the recipient of the 2012 Dr. Ray D. Webb Scholarship.
As the youngest child in her family - and the only girl - Melba Jean Jones Dobson looked up to her four brothers.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his landmark "I Have a Dream" speech nearly 50 years ago. Monday, his legacy in words and actions was celebrated, in honor of what would have been his 84th birthday.
Air Force Airman Andrew C. Hall graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas.
The Mustang Masquers, South Effingham High School's drama club, will give a one-night-only performance of their award-winning production of "Running Upstream" on Jan. 24 at SEHS. Tickets are available for $10 for both the spaghetti dinner at 6:30 p.m. and the show at 7 p.m., or $7 for the show only.
Rincon firefighters Lou Reed and Bronson Gillespie gave a presentation to the Rincon Noon Lions Club on the new equipment acquired by the department and how the potential ISO changes will positively impact property owners.