The Carolina Chocolate Drops, a trio of exciting young musicians who connect with audiences with their honest energy and a passion for their music, will return to Georgia Southern University's Performing Arts Center on Sept. 24. The show will open the 2010-11 season for the PAC. The CCDs came to the PAC two years ago and the PAC has been asked to bring this group back. Tickets are $25 and the show will be from 7:30-10 p.m.
The deadline is nearing for sponsorships of Effingham County's first Effingham Oktoberfest. Sponsorships are available from $250 and up. You can have a booth on site or you can just be supportive and get a T-shirt. Festival sponsors will be featured in our press releases and advertisements. If you're interested in sponsoring, call Rick Lott or Tess Moore at the Chamber at 754-3301 or e-mail email@example.com.
ATLANTA-The Georgia Meth Project will host a volunteer training session at Mighty 8th Air Force Museum in Pooler on Sept. 1 at 9 a.m. Executive Director Jim Langford and Program Manager Latrina Patrick will educate and equip Georgia families, students, law enforcement officers, former addicts and others with information and resources needed to be local ambassadors for the Georgia Meth Project in their communities. All volunteers must register with the program manager. The goal of the ...
Sandy Martin, director of membership for the Effingham Rotary Club, facilitated breakout sessions during the club's meeting focused on "Building Goodwill and Better Friendships."
Ella Marsh will be competing in the U.S. National Forestry pageant Sept. 4 in Tifton. Marsh won the title of Teeny Miss Georgia Forestry Queen 2010 in a field of 29 girls. She is the first state winner from Effingham County in the 71-year history of the pageant.
The residents at Effingham Care Center enjoyed a peanut boil Aug. 20. Mac's in Guyton provided the peanuts.
A last-minute change of location and sweltering August temperatures didn't deter Steve Turcotte or the teams slaving over hot barbecue pits. The fundraising barbecue cookoff, originally scheduled for Rincon's Macomber Park, was moved to Ulmer Park in Springfield. Temperatures in downtown Springfield also soared into the upper 90s. But the money raised - including the entry fees and prize money - was put back into the fund for the family of Gregory Shadley, a 15-year-old student at ...
Effingham Exchange Club President-Elect Pete Lancaster installed two new members: Bobby Solomon (dean of student affairs for the Effingham Campus of Savannah Tech) and Alicia Howe (associate broker Coldwell Banker Intercoastal Realty). Immediate past president Patrice Crawley and past president James Presnell assisted with the ceremony. Lancaster also spoke about the history of the Exchange Club and the Club's positive impact on both the community and the nation. The Effingham Exchange Club meets on the ...
SAVANNAH-The Humane Society for Greater Savannah is pleased to announce that the Georgia Eye Institute is the Title Sponsor of Run 60 on 60, a fund-raising effort in which local physician Dr. Elizabeth ("Doll") Miller will run 60 miles on her 60th birthday. Funds raised for the Oct. 1 event will go toward the establishment of a community low-cost spay and neuter clinic for the Savannah area. Dr. Miller, a LASIK eye surgeon at the Georgia ...
By noon Saturday, Horses for Heroes had sold out of Boston butts for its fundraiser and volunteers were busy spooning out sides for the barbecue chicken dinners they had left, and as they wrapped up around 2 p.m. they raised over $1,200. Faith Equestrian Therapeutic Center, certified through the North American Riding for the Handicapped Association, has helped launch the first program providing horseback riding lessons to help wounded veterans in the state. Nationally, the Horses ...
The second "We Are One-Effingham County" celebration is planned on being even bigger than last year's, according to event organizer Pastor Gregory Brunson. The event is scheduled for Sept. 11 at Rincon's Church of the Harvest at 434 Weisenbaker Rd. The purpose of "We Are One-Effingham County" is to allow area businesses and churches to express their appreciation for the citizens of Effingham County, Brunson said. Last year's event drew 3,000 people, and Brunson said the organizing ...
When Mike Mull, a lover of and expert in the history of the Confederacy and Civil War, first heard about an exciting new find in the archeology dig at Magnolia Spring State Park, he knew the rumors would start flying. Excavations at the Camp Lawton Civil War prison site have been ongoing for several years inside the park near Millen. The work has been handled mostly by Georgia Southern professors and students under the watchful eye ...
Judge William E. Woodrum swears in Chasity Cowart as the newest Court Appointed Special Advocate in CASA-Program Ogeechee Judicial Circuit. Each CASA is a citizen volunteer working to make a difference in ending child abuse. CASA is the only national organization of volunteer advocates who have been trained to speak as an independent voice in court for children's best interests. For information on becoming CASA volunteer, call (912) 764-4849, or visit the Web site www.casaogeechee.org.
Effingham County Industrial Development Authority CEO John Henry, center, spoke to the Effingham Rotary Club about the IDA's FY 2010 project and budget highlights. Henry, also a graduate of John Marshall Law School, has been with the IDA since 2005.
Faith Equestrian Therapeutic Center is raising money for Horses for Heroes on Saturday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Brookstone Community Church. Horses for Heroes is a program the North American Riding for the Handicapped Association established in 2007. It offers therapeutic horseback riding to physically, psychologically or emotionally wounded veterans. Leeann Marrie and her husband Doug had a similar idea about a year ago and installed the program in Effingham. Marrie is the volunteer coordinator for ...
Effingham Hospital's October Girls Night Out is going pink to celebrate National Breast Cancer Awareness Month with an evening focused on breast health. In 2011, over 230,000 women will be diagnosed with invasive breast cancer and over 39,500 will lose their battle with the second-leading cause of cancer death in women, according to the American Cancer Society (cancer.org).
Fall is a time of honoring old traditions and, around Effingham County, ushering in new ones.
Tonight's the night to get some use out of your finest pink formal wear for a "pink tie" affair.
"All it takes is a spark to get a fire going," and that's what Brenda Harden and the Elam Egypt Baptist Church did in 2010. Harden heard about another community in another state that had worked gathering an enormous amount of school clothing and gave it all away to families in need on one special day. The spark had been lit.
The weather was just about perfect Saturday as another large crowd of kids and adults turned out for the annual "We Are One-Effingham County," held on the grounds of the Church of the Harvest on Weisenbaker Road.
The Effingham County Health Department will hold a drive-through flu vaccination clinic from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on Oct. 14 at the Effingham County Annex on Highway 119 South in Springfield.
Renee Farr, second from the right, was the second employee from the Georgia-Pacific Savannah River Mill in as many weeks to win one of the United Way prize giveaways. Farr won a Publix $1,000 gift card.
Springfield United Methodist Church handbell choir played for the residents at Effingham Care Center on Sept. 26. The residents loved hearing the familiar hymns played with the bells. The Care Center staff expressed its thanks to everyone who help make the activity program a success.
Oktoberfest took over Rincon for the second year Sept. 23 and 24.
United Way Effingham has been involved with the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA) for the past seven years. This unique program provides free income tax preparation (and electronic filing) for low- to moderate-income taxpayers (generally those who make $55,000 and below).
Effingham Community Orchestra Director Andrea Huff, has announced that the Orchestra will present its "Our Favorites Concert" on Sunday at 3 p.m. Venue for the concert is the Clyo Community Center, 545 Fair St. in Clyo and admission is free.
ATLANTA-Vaccines aren't just for kids, adults need protection too!. Sept. 18 kick-started National Adult Immunization Awareness Week and the Georgia Department of Public Health reminds Georgians that you never outgrow the need for vaccines.
Photos of a few of Effingham's "Everyday Heroes" lined the common space at Effingham Career Academy, as many of them gathered for this year's United Way of Effingham campaign kickoff Wednesday.
The Effingham Chamber of Commerce is preparing for what is shaping up to be a bigger and better Oktoberfest.
For the third year, Church of the Harvest will host "We Are One," an appreciation day for Effingham County businesses, churches, families and other entities. And for Pastor Gregory Brunson, it's a labor of love.