FORT MCPHERSON - Georgia Army National Guard Brig. Gen. Joseph M. Wells made history on Saturday when he became the state's first African-American general officer during a promotion ceremony held at Fort McPherson.
Residents of Effingham, Chatham and Screven counties are encouraged to head to the first rehearsal Feb. 3 from 7-9 p.m. in the Springfield United Methodist Church sanctuary. Auditions are not required, but people who can read music or who are willing to learn are sought. All people high school age or above are welcome.
Air Force Airman Robert W. Parks has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.
Shamika Fields of Clyo was awarded the Webb Scholarship in a ceremony at Effingham Hospital on Jan. 2.
Effingham County Health Department Environmental Health Specialist II Tiffany Maeno Jackson recently earned her master's degree in public health with a concentration in environmental health sciences. Jackson received her degree from the Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health at Georgia Southern University.
The Effingham Exchange Club's Empty Stocking Fund was able to help many needy families with Christmas after a late push from donors.
Freemasons from 13 Masonic lodges in Georgia and South Carolina united Dec. 31 to present the Treutlen House with an $11,318 donation.
Air Force Airman Jordan C. Moore has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.
Effingham Sunrise Rotary President Bonnie Dixon presents Effingham County Administrator David Crawley with a commemorative pen. Crawley presented to the group on the status for several projects of the county such as Old Augusta Road, Deloach Parkway, and the Old Courthouse.
Paula Solomon speaks to The Rotary Club of Effingham County about a free sexual trauma survivors support group.
The annual Guyton Tour of Homes was held Tuesday.
Treutlen House Director Susan Gattman and board Chairman Mose Mock accept a generous donation of $500 from Macedonia Baptist Church in Guyton presented by Pastor Delmons White.
Effingham Sunrise President Bonnie Dixon presents Alzheimer's Association Program Director Jenny House with a commemorative pen. House spoke to the club describing the affects that Alzheimer's has on the patient and their caregivers. For more information about the Alzheimer's Association, call House at (912) 920-2231 ext. 3331 or visit their Web site at www.alz.org/georgia. Anyone interested in becoming a member or Effingham Sunrise Rotary can contact Lonnie Pate at (888) 395-0440 for more information.
Effingham County commissioners continued their annual tradition of serving a holiday lunch to county employees recently.
The United Way, Effingham Recreation and Parks and other sponsors welcomed a big crowd to the annual Back-to-School Blowout on Tuesday.
Rincon City Council honored float entry winners from the Freedom Rings Parade at Monday night's meeting.
A grant from the York Children's Foundation and matched by Thomas C. Strickland and Sons Funeral Home will assist the Treutlen House at New Ebenezer with its day-to-day expenses.
The Exchange Club of Effingham honored a local husband and wife for their commitment to helping others in the community.
The American Red Cross is facing a looming blood shortage, leading to an urgent need for donors of all blood types to roll up a sleeve and give.