WHITE SANDS MISSILE RANGE, N.M. - On April 9, 1942, tens of thousands of American and Filipino soldiers surrendered to Japanese forces. They were marched for days along a 65-mile grueling route in the scorching heat through the malaria-infested Philippine jungles, with limited rations and no medical support. Thousands died. Those who survived faced the hardships of a prisoner of war camp.
Jane Gnann gave a presentation on the current case log at the Effingham County Magistrate Court to the Effingham Sunrise Rotary Club.
William Wesley Steed of Newington, the son of Kenneth and Evanda Webster and William and Diane Steed, has been promoted corporal in the U.S. Marine Reserves.
Master Sgt. Gabriel Rommel Beck of Guyton, a 26-year veteran of the 117th Air Control Squadron of the Georgia Air National Guard was selected as the Senior Non-Commissioned Officer of the Quarter for the first quarter of 2008.
Georgia Air National Guardsman Samantha Pleasant of Hinesville was recently promoted to the rank of staff sergeant in the 117th Air Control Squadron of the Georgia Air National Guard. Pleasant is a three-year surveillance and identification technician with the Hunter AAF-based Air National Guard unit.
Brad Trower "pins on" a worried new member Joe Tallent during the most recent Effingham Sunrise Rotary meeting.
Air Force Airman 1st Class Rey A. Edenfield has graduated from the Air Traffic Control Operations Apprentice Course at Keesler Air Force Base, Biloxi, Miss.
President-elect Bonnie Dixon presents Joseph N. Atkins of the Effingham County Health Department with a presenter's pen. Atkins shared his pictures and experiences of his recent humanitarian mission trip in South America.
ATLANTA - The Georgia Center for Nonprofits is excited to announce its 17th Annual Georgia Nonprofit Summit to be held May 5-6 at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Atlanta. The theme this year is "Vision: The Power to Transform."
On Sunday, Effingham County will have its first "Cutest Chihuahua" thanks to the Cinco de Mayo (Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors) Relay for Life team. The contest, which will benefit the American Cancer Society, will be held at 2 p.m. in the Lowe's parking lot.
On March 29 more than 160 family members, residents, visitors and staff attended the Ms. ECC pageant anticipating who will be crowned the queen. After the votes were tallied, Willene Kessler was crowned Ms. Effingham Care Center 2008. A reception following the pageant was held in honor of the nine ladies who participated in the pageant.
The 2007 Williams family reunion has hit the small screen.
The 2008 Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf announced that all Imperial Sugar Company employees will be given the opportunity to attend the upcoming tournament at the Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort and Spa, April 21–27. The tickets are being donated by the Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf tournament.
Air Force Airman 1st Class Fallyn R. Wright graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas.
Nearly 280 years ago, the people who would be Effingham County's first European residents gathered in Germany to begin a trek that took them to The Netherlands, England and eventually to the new settlement of Savannah. Last week, a group from Halle, Germany, made the trip to see where those original Salzburgers established their new homes.
Barbara Prosser, chief executive officer of the Effingham College and Career Academy, spoke at the Feb. 5 meeting of the Exchange Club of Effingham County.
Agriculture teacher and Effingham County Young Farmers advisor Freddie Waltz was honored recently by the Ogeechee River Soil and Water Conservation District as Effingham's 2013 Conservationist of the Year.
Master Sgt. Issac "Ice" Wright has earned promotion to the senior non-commissioned officers' rank of senior master sergeant.
Rincon City Council members are gearing up now for the city's annual 4th of July celebration.
Osman Bholat, area sales executive for Georgia Power, was the guest speaker at the Rotary Club of Effingham County's meeting on Thursday.
Bart Waller, Effingham County commodity producer, was the recipient of the 2014 State Non-Irrigated Soybean Efficiency Contest.