Three grand champions were crowned in the city of Rincon's 2010 Scarecrow Show-off.
The grand champion in community spirit went to 21 Auto Repair and the grand champion in residential went to Charlie Curtis of West 6th Street. The Effingham Herald's Scare D. Crow was crowned grand champion in the business category.
Uniqueness first place awards went to: Judy Clark, Market Street-Residential and Sonic Drive-in-Business. Originality first-place awards went to:
Frank Owens, Lexington Avenue-Residential and Rincon Chiropractic-Business. Collegiate first place went to Lisa Bledsoe, Archibald Street-Residential. Military Support first place went to Amanda McNeal and Mary Tirpak, East ...
Effingham Sunrise Rotary heard Paul Mongin's presentation on the benefits of the United Way.
Mongin is a loaned associate from Georgia Pacific who helps educate people about what the United Way does and helps the organization meet its financial goals each year. For more information about how you can get involved with the United Way of the Coastal Empire, call 826-5300.
Retired Sgt. Maj. Tony Supthin from the West Chatham Detachment of the Marine Corps League spoke to the Rotary Club of Effingham County about their sponsorship of the "Vietnam Moving Wall" in Pooler from Oct. 28-Nov. 1.
The Moving Wall is a half scale replica of the Vietnam Wall, the Vietnam memorial in Washington, D.C. A group of Vietnam veterans put together the mobile version of the wall so that people across the U.S. could experience the Vietnam memorial.
The West Chatham Detachment of the Marine Corps League worked with support from many area residents and businesses to ...
Army Pvt. Wesley D. Eitel Jr. has graduated from the Fire Support Specialist Advanced Individual Training course at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla. The field artillery specialists serve in intelligence activities including target processing in field artillery, cannon battalions, division artillery, artillery and maneuver brigade and headquarters and fire support elements.
The course is designed to train students to establish, maintain, and operate radio and wire communications and speech security equipment, including encoding and decoding messages. They also must prepare and maintain daily staff journals, fire support situation maps, charts and other fire support and target processing procedures, records, and documents ...
Master Sgt. Darryl L. Turner has earned promotion to the senior non-commissioned officer's rank of senior master sergeant. Senior Master Sgt.
Turner serves as the aircraft maintenance Superintendent working in the aircraft maintenance office at Savannah's Combat Readiness Training Center (CRTC), Georgia Air National Guard. The CRTC is headquartered across the airfield from the Savannah-Hilton Head International Airport.
Senior master sergeants are key, experienced, operational leaders, skilled at merging their personnel's talents, skills and resources with other teams' functions to most effectively accomplish the mission. Senior master sergeants continue to develop their leadership and management skills in ...
ATLANTA-With the holiday season rapidly approaching, Col. Bill Hitchens, commissioner of the Georgia Department of Public Safety, announced that the Department will again be collecting toys for the Toys for Tots Program.
He said Georgia State Troopers, officers with the Department's Motor Carrier Compliance Division, and Capitol Police officers are teaming with the
U.S. Marine Corps Reserve for the 2010 Toys for Tots program.
Collection boxes are being placed at the 48 Georgia State Patrol posts across the state. The toys donated should be new and unwrapped and may be dropped off at the GSP posts between ...
A teenage mother and her infant daughter are recovering after being struck by a vehicle Saturday evening.
The accident occurred Saturday around 7:30 p.m., according to Rincon Police Chief Mike Bohannon. The mother, 16 years old, had her 10-month-old baby in a stroller as they attempted to cross West 9th Street near Anderson Street. The area is unlit, Bohannon said.
A 68-year-old driver in a Mercedes struck the mother and child.
For the complete story, see Tuesday's edition of the Herald.
Contractors working on the rehabilitation of the historic Effingham Courthouse are working on a punch list of touch up items as they have hit the mark for substantial completion.
County project manager Adam Kobek said Hussey, Gay, Bell and DeYoung and Greenline Architecture representatives have completed their walk-throughs on the courthouse. The project will be completed by Nov. 4, he said. The team of J.T. Turner Construction, Hussey, Gay, Bell and DeYoung and Greenline won the bid for the design-build renovation of the 101-year-old courthouse.
The original courthouse, built in 1909 and placed on the National Register of Historic ...
Two local advocates attended the Arc of Georgia annual conference and business meeting on Sept. 24 and 25 at the Anderson Conference Center in Macon.
The keynote address was given by Beth Mount, currently from New York City and originally from Georgia. She has worked for 35 years toward the ideal that every person with a disability can be a valued member of community life. Her talk centered on finding the gifts that people with disabilities have and person-centered planning.
Workshops included: The Road to Employment - Success Stories from Self-Advocates from Albany ARC (Area Resource Center); Growing Grassroots Advocacy, conducted ...
George Groce, development director of Habitat for Humanity of Effingham County, shared with the Rotary Club of Effingham the various projects that have been completed over the past year as well as future builds that will be taking place soon.
Habitat will be accepting applications on Oct. 12 at 7 p.m. at the Administrative Building in Springfield. Contact Groce at 826-6433 prior for application requirements.
For more information on Habitat for Humanity of Effingham visit www.EffinghamHabitat.org.
Liz Bohling, patient services provider, gave a presentation on amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS at an Effingham Sunrise Rotary meeting. It is a disease of the nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord that control voluntary muscle movement. ALS is also known as Lou Gehrig's disease. For more information about ALS, call Bohling at (478) 342-0292 or e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thomas and Ramona Kessler have been selected as the grand marshals for the 2010 Effingham Fair Parade.
The Kesslers were selected by Effingham Fair Committee for their 35 years of service and support to the Effingham County Fair. Ramona Kessler has been the fair secretary/treasurer for more than 30 years.
The main reason the Kesslers have been involved in the fair is to promote agriculture and to educate the general public on the agricultural issues.
"As the result of having my parents involved in the Georgia Mountain Fair in Hiawassee, I was always associated with fairs," Ramona Kessler said ...