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McPherson promoted to chief master sergeant

Senior Master Sgt. Reginald McPherson has been promoted to chief master sergeant, the highest rank that can be attained by a non-commissioned officer in the U.S. Air Force.
Chief Master Sgt. McPherson received a personal notice of the promotion to the grade of chief master sergeant from Maj. Gen. William T. Nesbitt, commander, Georgia National Guard.
Chief Master Sgt. "Reggie" McPherson is the full-time logistics readiness squadron operations compliance superintendent for the 165th Airlift Wing, Georgia Air National Guard.
He is a 30-year military veteran, a lifetime member of the Air Force Association and the Enlisted Association of the ...

January 13, 2011 | Staff Report | Around Town


Hicklen to lead MLK Jr. Day parade

Don Hicklen will serve as the grand marshal of the 2011 Martin Luther King Jr. Day Parade on Jan. 17. The parade, to be held in downtown Springfield, will begin at 10 a.m. The annual breakfast for the MLK Jr. Day Observance will begin at 7:30 a.m. and will be held in the Effingham County administrative complex.

January 10, 2011 | Staff Report | Around Town


Nelson completes basic training

Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Zackary D. Nelson graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.
The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.
Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.
He is the son of Larry Nelson of Guyton.
Nelson graduated in 2008 from South Effingham High School.

January 10, 2011 | Staff Report | Around Town


Morrissette graduates from basic training

Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Iria V. Morrissette graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.
The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.
Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.
He is the son of Cynthia Morrissette of Rincon.
Morrissette graduated in 2010 from Effingham County High School.

January 10, 2011 | Staff Report | Around Town


Webb Scholarship

Charlotte Stone, LPN, was chosen as the recipient of the 2010 Dr. Ray D. Webb Scholarship.

January 06, 2011 | Staff Report | Around Town


Pascetti completes training at Fort Benning

Here is another test.

January 03, 2011 | Staff Report | Around Town


CAP Christmas dinner

The Effingham Cadet Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol met at Sweet Water Grill for its annual Christmas dinner.
Following the meal, Squadron Commander, Lt. Richard Bush announced that Cadet Capt. Twibell will be the Squadron's Cadet Commander effective Jan. 1, 2011. Twibell set out his plans for the year which include regular meetings, several day trips and implementation of the "Cadet of the Quarter" program.
Besides the cadets and members of their families, Deputy Commander Maj. Carl Godbee and Group 6 Commander, Maj. Gene Warnock were also in attendance.
The squadron meets on Tuesdays at 6 p.m ...

December 27, 2010 | Staff Report | Around Town


Bringing a FORCE

Archie Jenkins, the coordinator for F.O.R.C.E., spoke to the Effingham Rotary Club.
F.O.R.C.E. is the acronym for Food Outreach Co-op of Effingham, a non-profit, 501(c)3 organization representing a collaboration of agencies, churches and food pantries in the county.
Services are coordinated throughout the county by sharing resources and distributing food items to those in need.
Local organizations, churches, civic groups and schools who wish to do food drives or have fundraisers are asked to consider F.O.R.C.E. to help stamp out hunger in Effingham.

December 20, 2010 | Staff Report | Around Town


Dasher joins Lions Club

Photo provided
Brenda Dasher, center, is sworn in as a new member of the Rincon Lions Club by Rincon Lions Club president Billy Dasher.

December 20, 2010 | Staff Report | Around Town


Cup of change can add up

Members of the Exchange Club put their money where their mouth is - loose change in a cup to contribute to the Empty Stocking Fund.
"All of us have loose change laying around the house, on the dresser, in the desk drawer, in a can in the closet, etc," said Reggie Loper, chairman of the fund drive. "This is money that can make a big difference for the Empty Stocking Fund and will really not be missed by those of us who habitually leave the coins laying around. Members have also given bills and checks but we like the idea that ...

December 16, 2010 | Staff Report | Around Town


Rebel leader speaks to Exchange

Coach Rick Tomberlin from Effingham County High School was the guest speaker at the Exchange Club of Effingham County.
Coach Tomberlin, who is in his first year at ECHS, led the Rebels to a 6-4 season.
His other career accomplishments include an overall record of 228-105, three state championships, nine region championships, five appearances in the Georgia Dome, winning four of them, and five state weightlifting championships.
However, his proudest accomplishment is his family, including his wife of 29 years and his 22-year-old daughter who will give him his first grandchild, a boy who hopefully will follow in his footsteps.

December 16, 2010 | Staff Report | Around Town


Lions honor Porterfields

Debbie and Rob Porterfield receive a plaque from Danny Fries for being the grand marshals of this year's annual Rincon Lions Club Christmas Parade.

December 16, 2010 | Staff Report | Around Town


Cathcart speaks to Exchange

Bill Cathcart spoke to a group of 40 or more people at the Exchange Club of Effingham County for it One Nation Under God Program.
Cathcart is the vice president and general manager of WTOC-TV.
The One Nation Under God project was adopted on July 30, 1964, by Exchange leaders seeking to heighten awareness of the nation's religious heritage.

December 13, 2010 | Staff Report | Around Town


Lions honor Fries

Danny Fries receives a pin for 35 years of service to the Lions Club.
During his membership, Fries has established seven different Lions Clubs throughout the region.

December 09, 2010 | Staff Report | Around Town


Salter completes basic training

Air Force Airman Matthew J. Salter graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.
The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.
Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.
Salter is the son of Ricky Salter of Rincon, and nephew of Wayne Salter of Savannah.
The airman is a 2001 graduate of Butler Christian School in Savannah.

December 09, 2010 | Staff Report | Around Town


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Treutlen House gets early Christmas gift

The Citizens of Georgia Power Savannah Generation Chapter recently presented a $2,500 check the Treutlen House at New Ebenezer.

December 02, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


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