The Arc of Effingham hosted its third summer camp the last two weeks of June at Marlow Elementary School.
The Springfield Garden Club recently gave Habitat for Humanity a container garden of pantas, sunflowers and lantana.
Theaonica Joy Roberts of Beulah Chapter No. 116, Prince Hall Order of the Easter Star, Jurisdiction of Georgia was crowned District Queen on May 19 in Sylvania. Shirley Carlyle, District Worthy Matron, crowned her.
The 13th Annual MDA Black-n-Blue Ball was held on Saturday night at the Mighty 8th Air Force Museum. The event is a fundraiser for kids with muscular dystrophy to attend Camp Ebenezer at the Ebenezer Retreat Center.
The rain has not stopped the campers from enjoying themselves at the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) summer camp at the New Ebenezer Retreat this week.
Members of the newly formed Senior Support Group held a membership drive at Baker Pond on Saturday. The members spent the warm, summer day sitting around chatting, eating, handing out prizes and playing games.
The Coastal Georgia Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure will host Komen On the Go at Grayson Stadium in Savannah on June 17 and on June 19 in Brunswick in the Wal-Mart parking lot. This stop along the 36-week, 144-stop nation-wide tour aims to drive all generations of Coastal Georgians toward a better awareness of breast health and breast cancer and a deeper commitment to practice healthy habits that can reduce their risk for the disease.
For anyone looking to make a difference, volunteering as a counselor with the Muscular Dystrophy Association's summer camp may fit the bill perfectly.
SouthCoast Medical Group Pediatricians will participate in Camp CoDiak (Controlling Diabetes in Kids).
In celebration of National Nursing Home Week, May 14-18, the residents of Effingham Care Center were entertained by the Mariachi Nuevo Guadalajara Band from Florence, S.C., on May 18. Throughout the week the residents were involved in activities that represent Mexico including arts and crafts, a Pinata, a virtual tour of Mexico and Mexican food.
The Women Build project with Habitat for Humanity was hard at work Saturday trying to get a house ready for a family of three.
The Georgia Division of Public Health and the local health department are asking residents to take necessary precautions to avoid health problems related to the smoky conditions caused by the current wildfires.
One peak inside the cafeteria at the Senior Center in Springfield and you quickly realize that what's taking place inside is not what you usually find at a senior center.
Donating an organ not only saves a life; it gives patients a second chance. A chance to live life more fully and be more appreciative of the things you overlooked before.
As a self-employed truck driver Richard Boyd, 51, was a strong, burly man as all his big muscles could attest.
It was a sweet sight, no doubt. My heart is always drawn to God's animal creatures, especially those who have found themselves abandoned young.
One day I asked a friend how her son was doing in college. She smiled then began a discourse on how he was enjoying his field of study and what he could do with his degree when he graduated.
Several years ago, I befriended a woman in Cincinnati, Ohio, but then you know that, don't you? I've told you all about Miss Loretta.
Possibly more so than any other previous year, the Historic Effingham Society enjoyed celebrating its annual banquet Saturday night at the New Ebenezer Retreat Center.
Author and humorist Ronda Rich held a book signing Thursday at the Effingham Chamber of Commerce offices.
A picture - even one old that has faded from black and white to soft gray - can a tell a story, long and true. That one certainly did.
There is a friend of mine - one of the heroes I have known and loved - who is fascinating in the life lessons he shares and the accumulation of wisdom that seems to come so easily to him.
It was all my idea. As immodest as that might sound, it's true. Now that my friend Karen has made it to the big time, she should be reminded that it all started with one of my hair-brained schemes.
It would never have occurred to me that it would mean as much as it has, never cross my mind that I would cherish it as I have. I suppose that's what makes it even more meaningful.
This is how bad times are getting - Claudette has taken to crying and Grace Ann has taken up cussing. It's like living in a science fiction film. It's like visiting a foreign country.
Of course, I'll be having black-eyed peas and collard greens for New Year's Day. It has become more than a tradition. It's almost downright superstition, though I hate to admit that.
Seated in a chair at Effingham Care Center, Betty Brinson looked up at Gail Browning and expressed her heartfelt gratitude.
When Mama was a small girl growing up in the Nimblewill Valley in the Appalachian foothills, it was the midst of the Great Depression. As she often said, "Times were hard but it's all we knew, so we didn't know how poor we were."
Whenever I take out my biscuit pan - and every Southern cook worth her salt and grease has one - I can't help but shake my head.
One day at lunch, I ran into a beautiful older woman, a friend from years past, whom I hadn't seen in quite a while. She had changed very little since I first met her when I was in college.