Scouts and their families ringed Joe Powers' pond just north of Guyton on Saturday morning.
Although many people think "it will never happen to me" the last several months have brought major disasters closer to home. The Feb. 7 explosion in Port Wentworth at the Imperial Sugar Refinery was followed weeks later by the tornados that destroyed Effingham County homes and shut down a power plant.
T'Lene Miller, RN, MHS, MSN, was introduced as the new chief nursing officer at Effingham Hospital at the June 3 meeting of the hospital's board of trustees.
The Effingham Herald claimed four awards in the Georgia Press Association's Better Newspaper Contest, including a first place for best headline writing.
Members of the Savannah chapter of HOG (Harley Owners Group) roared into the New Ebenezer Retreat Center on Sunday afternoon as the Muscular Dystrophy Association began its week-long Camp Ebenezer.
The late Benjamin Franklin Arnsdorff was honored with the Effingham County Chamber of Commerce's John Adam Treutlen Award at the Chamber's annual meeting Thursday night.
Coach Tom Onorato discussed the South Effingham wrestling program at the Effingham Sunrise Rotary meeting on Tuesday morning. Coach Onorato described the dedication, discipline and character that his team showed after the tragic loss of teammate Tom Medlin last year. Coach Onorato's team pulled itself together and was able to win fourth place out of 77 teams statewide.
WASHINGTON - U.S. Sens. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., and Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., climbed onto the back of a truck Wednesday to help unload more than 2,000 pounds of Vidalia onions that were driven from Georgia to Washington this week. Isakson and Chambliss delivered 10-pound boxes of the famous Georgia-grown onions to all 100 Senate offices. This is the seventh year that Georgia senators have presented the onions to their colleagues in Washington.
On Friday, Effingham Hospital donated a retired radiologic Continental/Transworld X-ray machine to Rotary International District 6920 Medical Equipment Transport Services (METS) located in Savannah.
Air Force Airman Denis L. Corder has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.
Ann Purcell, president of the Georgia Salzburger Society, was guest speaker at the Effingham Sunrise Rotary Club on May 27. Purcell demonstrated her passion for researching, collecting and telling the story of the emigrant Salzburgers who came to Effingham County in 1734.
Family Promise of Effingham County has opened its doors to hosting homeless families in the community.
Cadets James Jolin, Christopher Palmer and Trevor Charles all received their "first stripe" on their way to success in the Civil Air Patrol cadet program.