With the help of storyteller Stan Clardy, the Camp Davis Sons of Confederate Veterans held their annual Lee-Jackson banquet Saturday night at the New Ebenezer Retreat Center. January is the birth month for both Robert E. Lee and Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson.
On Dec. 2, Troop 165 held an Eagle Scout Court of Honor for Theodore Alexander Knox at Rincon United Methodist Church.
New Ebenezer celebrated "30 years of miracles" on Saturday. The program included singing of hymns, scripture reading and Richard Kessler explaining how the center came about. There was also a pictorial history of the center presented.
Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Farris P. Floyd has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.
Air Force Airman Joshua M. Browher has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.
Effingham Sunrise Rotary President Ace Herring thanked Don Causey of Costrini Sleep Services for his presentation on sleep apnea.
The children of C. Edward Helmey Sr. attended the annual Georgia Farm Bureau Convention at Jekyll Island on Dec. 2 to light a candle in memory of their dad who was remembered as a former Effingham County Farm Bureau president.
The Effingham Sunrise Rotary Club presented Steve and Hope Shearouse a $1,000 donation to "Mission on the Move." The Shearouses have spent the last seven years in the mission field and are currently serving in Honduras.
Recently, employees of Georgia Power from Plants McIntosh Steam/CT and McIntosh Combined Cycle donated more than 260 pounds of food to Effingham food pantries. Because of their concern for others, the Georgia Power employees suggested the project in hopes of helping as many families as possible with food during the holidays.
Smith Barney announced that Barbara Bart has joined the firm as a financial advisor. Dr. Bart will be located in the Savannah office reporting to Samuel Hershberger, branch office manager.
The board of the Georgia Academy for Economic Development announces Ronald "Brett" Bennett, city manager of Springfield, is a graduate from the 2007 Region 12 Multi-Day Training Program. A graduation ceremony was held on Nov. 1.
Austine Royer Smith is accustomed to people leaving donated clothing on her front porch, to give to people she helps on mission trips to Haiti.
While many high school students were sleeping late on the Martin Luther King holiday, Ashley Clayton was doing yard work with her parents Al and Michele.
The Effingham County Emergency Management Agency has opened a warming center as nighttime temperatures continue to hover around 20 degrees.
Historic Effingham Society will hold its annual banquet Feb. 1 at the New Ebenezer Retreat Center, beginning with a social at 5:30 p.m. and dinner at 6 p.m.
As part of Effingham County's annual observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday, the community enjoyed the MLK parade in Springfield Monday morning.
The Effingham Chamber of Commerce is gearing up for the fourth annual Taste of Effingham.
The Empty Stocking Fund made Christmas brighter for several Effingham County families again in 2013.
The Rotary Club of Effingham County is taking nominations for its annual Volunteer of the Year award.
Nominations are being accepted for this year's Shaw Wilkerson Outstanding Achievement Award.
Technical Sgt. Jeffrey Pittman has been named the non-commissioned officer of the year for the Combat Readiness Training Center. Tech Sgt. Pittman serves as the lead NCO in the supply section of mission support for the CRTC and most recently directed the unit's drug testing program. He is a resident Effingham County.
The Noon and Sunrise Rotary Clubs of Effingham County combined their efforts to apply for and receive an approximately $1,200 grant from Rotary International to support Effingham Connect (formerly the Center for Working Families).
The storm that blew through Effingham County on Saturday caused some damage but no serious injuries, according to the Effingham County Sheriff's Office.
Springfield native Robert M. Williams Jr. has been named to Georgia Trend magazine's list of the "100 Most Influential Georgians."
The Effingham County Sheriff's Office Traffic Enforcement Unit will host two more Georgia Teens Ride with Pride courses on Jan. 18 at the Effingham County Courthouse. The first class will be from 9-11 a.m. with the second from 1-3 p.m.
Rincon elected officials were sworn in at the first city council meeting of the year on Monday night.