By allowing ads to appear on this site, you support the local businesses who, in turn, support great journalism.
News Briefs for July 12, 2023
Georgia Hunting and Fishing Federation

Georgia Hunting Fishing Federation holds monthly meeting


The Georgia Hunting Fishing Federation (GHFF) meets the second Thursday of every month at the Effingham County Recreation Department, 808 GA-Hwy 119, Springfield.

Their next meeting is July 13 at 7 p.m. Annual dues are $25.00.

The GHFF mission statement is, “To preserve the heritage and tradition of hunting and fishing in Georgia through community involvement and public awareness. To work with legislators and DNR to ensure laws and regulations protect the interest of all outdoor sportsmen.”

Contact Randall Turner at 912-704-0303, or click on the GHFF website at for more information.

Local students graduate from Connections Academy


Six local students earned their high school diplomas from Georgia Connections Academy. The ceremony was held June 2 at Gas South Arena in Duluth.

Included in the 494-member class are: Elaina Hart, Elizabeth McMillen, and Izioni Kemit of Guyton; Dylan Aguirre and Cadence Coan of Rincon; and Aspen Armstrong of Springfield.

Connections Academy is an online, tuition-free K-12 school. For more information, click on:

Exchange Club installs officers

At its June 14 meeting, the Exchange Club of Effingham officers were installed by Division 8 Director Shelley Stringer. Pictured from left are: Yvette Carr, secretary; Dr. Cheryl Goldwire, board member; Henry Walker, IV, board member; and Jimmy Rutland, president. Not pictured: Rebecca Boston, vice president; April Brackin, treasurer; Gladys Smalls, president-elect; Dr. Sandra Nethels, board member; and Regina Clontz, board member. 

Exchange Club officers
The Exchange Club of Effingham meets once a month for lunch  at the Effingham Recreation Department on Hwy 119, Springfield. For more information about the club, contact Jimmy Rutland at or Yvette Carr at; or phone 912-657-5423. (Submitted photo.)