The Sunrise Rotary Club of Effingham heard from local author Julia Cochran, who writes under the pen name Julia Arrants. She has just published her second book, a collection of poetry. You can see her titles at www.JuliaArrants.com.
SAVANNAH-The Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI) certified Effingham County's newly renovated courthouse as LEED Gold, the second highest rating possible. This means that the building was designed and constructed using materials, systems, and operations that reduces its impact on the environment and improves energy efficiency.
Craig McIntosh, a Georgia Rotary Student Program student from New Zealand, was the guest speaker at the Effingham Rotary Club. McIntosh was a student at Victoria University of Wellington where he received his BA in media.
Amy Ambrose of Rincon received the Mary Frances Duren Award for the disabilities and special needs Teacher of the Year 2011 at the Opening New Worlds Conference held at First Baptist Church in Tucker on April 1.