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News Briefs for Aug. 2, 2023
Corina Pitts
Local author Corina Pitts

Book signing Aug. 5

Corrina D. W. Pitts, a resident of Guyton, will be hosting a book signing of her new book, Hidden Secrets, on Aug. 5.

The book-signing will begin at 3 p.m. at the Vernon C. Hinely Community Center, 102, S. Columbia Ave., Rincon. For more information, call 912-410-7436.

St. John’s hosts back-to-school cookout

Back-to-School cookout
School is back in swing! St. John's Lutheran Church, 301 N. Columbia Ave., Rincon, is hosting a community-wide free family cookout. Bring the family from noon to 3 p.m. on Aug. 5 for food, fun and fellowship! There will be face painting for the kids. Bring your towel and swimsuit for the waterslide and socks for the bounce house, courtesy of Kontroled Khaos Inflatables.

Beware of this property deed scam

Jason Bragg, clerk of Superior Court of Effingham County, posted a warning on his Facebook page regarding obtaining property deeds.

His warning states that someone or a group is mailing letters saying you can get a copy of the deed to your property for “the low price of only $89.00!”

“Don’t pay this ridiculous fee. The actual cost of getting a copy of your deed is 50 cents per page,” Bragg writes in his post.

“Don’t panic. Your deeds are safe,” Bragg continues. “Someone just got a wonderful idea to make a lot of money. All you have to do is visit your local Clerk of Superior Court if you need or want a copy of your deed or plat.”

The courthouse is located at 700 N. Pine St., Springfield, and is open weekdays, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Moore named Career Services Coordinator at Savannah Tech


SAVANNAH -- Savannah Technical College recently selected Leigh Anne Moore as its career services coordinator. Moore will work with business and industry recruiters to identify job openings and provide career development counseling to students and prospective students.

She will also assist students develop resumes, cover letters, and prepare for job interviews. She will also manage STC’s student activities resources and will advise the Student Leadership Council.

Leigh Anne Moore
Leigh Anne Moore
Moore has worked in higher education for the past 15 years and was previously STC’s procurement services specialist. She has a master’s degree in higher education from Walden University, a bachelor’s degree in history from Brewton-Parker College, and an associate of arts in history from Darton State College.

Savannah Technical College’s Career Services promotes opportunities for experiential learning, assists workforce development, cultivates and maintains partnerships with employers, and serves as a resource for staff, faculty, and the community. Career Services also supports employers with recruitment, hiring, and retention of well-qualified teams. Through the dollege’s online job portal, Career Connections, employers may directly connect with STC’s highly trained pool of students and graduates by posting employment opportunities.