Effingham Sunrise Rotary heard a presentation from Janice Bevill, Effingham County Chief Tax Assessor, about changes to the county value assessments, CUVA and homestead exemptions for 2009. Bevill took several questions about how those calculations are made and the affect on taxes. She is a valued member of the Sunrise Rotary Club.
Army National Guard Staff Sgt. Daniel T. Sehl has been mobilized and activated for deployment overseas to a forward operating base in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Rotarian Lane Robertson shares a light moment with Bonnie Rachael at the weekly meeting of The Rotary Club of Effingham County.
Rincon attorney Ramona Murphy Bartos of the Bartos Law Firm, LLC, has been recently appointed by the Supreme Court of Georgia as a mentor in the Transition to Law Practice Program of the State Bar of Georgia.
Radio talk show host and president of the A. Phillip Randolph Institute, Savannah chapter, Chester Dunham will be the keynote speaker at the annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day observance breakfast Monday. The breakfast will begin at 7:30 a.m. at the Effingham County Administrative Complex.
Don Adams, of Kelly Group Travel Specialists, took the Rotary Club of Effingham County on a visual tour of the country. Kelly has buses that accommodate large and small groups all over the country. Kelly's 2009 catalog of tours offers many options or your group can have them customize a tour.
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.
Ebenezer Elementary School teacher Carlette Fulcher was the first winner in the weekly prize drawings as part of the United Way of Effingham County's 2014 fundraising campaign.
The 40th Bluegrass and Gospel Music Festival runs Wednesday through Sunday morning at Mossy Oak Music Park. Visitors to the 34-acre park will enjoy bluegrass and gospel music done in the old school, traditional acoustic style, as well as great high lonesome vocal harmonies.
Another big crowd packed Laurel Street for the annual Springfield Fall Festival over the weekend.
The livestock barn at the Effingham County Fairgrounds has a new look.
The Effingham Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting recently for Vision Financial in Rincon.
A packed house at Rebel Field saw a thriller between the South Effingham Lady Mustangs and Effingham County Lady Rebels for the Region 3-AAAAA softball championship Thursday.
The largest ever and third annual Rivers Alive Savannah River Cleanup removed nearly one ton of recyclable material and trash from the Savannah River on Sept. 27, thanks to the dedication of 123 volunteers.
Fat Tony's Garage raised $2,300 for the Treutlen House at New Ebenezer through sales of its 2015 calendar.
Springfield Fire Chief Travis Zittrouer received a check for $1,000 from Norfolk Southern Corporation for the Springfield Volunteer Fire Department.
The Exchange Club of Effingham County learned about Parent University-Effingham, a program that bridges the gap between home, school and community by offering free learning sessions to assist parents in supporting their children to achieve their goals in school and life.
Air Force Airman Dustin E. Lyons graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas.
Effingham Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Rick Lott estimated the crowd for the fifth annual Oktoberfest at about 3,500 for the two days, a little bit down from last year.
MACON - The Georgia State Patrol's Troop I was one of several law enforcement agencies to take home a prize last Wednesday when the Governor's Office of Highway Safety hosted its 15th annual Governor's Challenge Awards at the Macon Centreplex.
Fifteen law enforcement students graduated Friday from basic jail officer training at the Effingham County Sheriff's Office. This was the first in-house jail officer school hosted by ECSO.
A group of businessmen recently spruced up the Treutlen House at New Ebenezer.