Laura Hahn of the United States Anti-Doping Agency spoke to the Rotary Club of Effingham County at their regular weekly meeting. USADA is responsible for the testing of all the Olympic athletes, in and out of competition. When not competing in an event, the athletes must make themselves available for random testing at USADA's request. USADA's goals are to preserve, protect and inspire clean sport. For more information on performance enhancing drugs and their health risks, visit www.usantidoping.org.
Effingham Sunrise Rotary President Bonnie Dixon presented Effingham Herald Publisher Karen Tanksley with a commemorative pen for her presentation on the positive changes at the paper.
Effingham Sunrise Rotary President Bonnie Dixon presents a donation to Effingham YMCA Director Kim Dennis and YMCA board chairman Pete Lancaster. The two thanked the Sunrise Rotary for their continued support over the years and shared plans to grow for the future.
Effingham Sunrise Rotary Secretary Ed Brown was recognized for being a four-time Paul Harris Fellow for financial contributions to the Rotary Foundation International. District Governor Kenan Kern made a special trip to meet with the Effingham Sunrise Rotary group and to personally present Brown with this prestigious award.
Air Force Airman Ryan D. Conway graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.
Army National Guard Pvt. Anthony L. Miley has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla.
Jenny Harris, daughter of Chris and Teresa Harris of Rincon, has been selected as a finalist for Georgia's 29th annual homecoming queen selection to be held March 28-29 at the Holiday Inn Select Atlanta Airport South. Harris is the reigning homecoming queen for South Effingham High School.
Victoria TenBroeck shared her enthusiasm for the services the American Cancer Society offers local residents with the Rotary Club of Effingham County. TenBroeck is particularly excited about this year's Relay for Life and is counting on it to be "the world's largest pajama party." Find more information on ACS research efforts, education, services or the Relay for Life at www.cancer.org.
The Rincon Garden Club's 2009-10 season began with the installation of officers. The meeting was held in the home of Jim Scott. A white elephant sale was held to raise funds for their treasury. The club's objective is to beautify Rincon as seen by the plants and flowers in front of City Hall, the library, Manna House and the Hinely building. The Christmas tree given to the city by the Lion's Club was decorated by the Rincon Garden Club.
Air Force Airman Melanie J. Anderson has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.
The livestock barn at the Effingham County Fairgrounds has a new look.
The Effingham Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting recently for Vision Financial in Rincon.
A packed house at Rebel Field saw a thriller between the South Effingham Lady Mustangs and Effingham County Lady Rebels for the Region 3-AAAAA softball championship Thursday.
The largest ever and third annual Rivers Alive Savannah River Cleanup removed nearly one ton of recyclable material and trash from the Savannah River on Sept. 27, thanks to the dedication of 123 volunteers.
Fat Tony's Garage raised $2,300 for the Treutlen House at New Ebenezer through sales of its 2015 calendar.
Springfield Fire Chief Travis Zittrouer received a check for $1,000 from Norfolk Southern Corporation for the Springfield Volunteer Fire Department.
The Exchange Club of Effingham County learned about Parent University-Effingham, a program that bridges the gap between home, school and community by offering free learning sessions to assist parents in supporting their children to achieve their goals in school and life.
Air Force Airman Dustin E. Lyons graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas.