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Child dies after being shot

A 9-year-old Effingham County boy has died after being shot Thursday night at a home on Zittrouer Road. Landry Oliver of Guyton was pronounced dead at Memorial Health University Medical Center Fri...

February 21, 2014 | Paul Floeckher | Local

Waltz named Conservationist of the Year

Agriculture teacher and Effingham County Young Farmers advisor Freddie Waltz was honored recently by the Ogeechee River Soil and Water Conservation District as Effingham's 2013 Conservationist of t...

February 20, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town

Pickup driver hits pedestrian, pole, knocks out power

An Effingham County man is suspected of driving under the influence in a wreck Tuesday that injured a pedestrian and knocked down a power pole. The driver's pickup truck swerved off Fort Howard Ro...

February 20, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local

Rincon council approves tablets purchase

Rincon City Council members are about to get a lot more communication and information power in their hands. Council members agreed to purchase 10 Nokia 2520s with cases and keyboards, giving each ...

February 20, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

STAR power

Two of the county's top students were honored Thursday at the Rotary Club of Effingham County's STAR student and teacher luncheon at the Effingham College and Career Academy. Liam Bendig is the cl...

February 20, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education

County OKs paving for Blue Jay, McCall

A Savannah company is expected to start in the next few weeks on a paving project that will affect traffic on two major Effingham County roads. Effingham County commissioners approved a contract w...

February 20, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Annexation puts delay on county, city fire station

The deal between Effingham County and the city of Rincon to place a fire station off Blue Jay and McCall roads may be delayed. County commissioners, uneasy with the city's request to annex the ent...

February 20, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Young right whale freed from entangled fishing rope

A young North Atlantic right whale is swimming easier after wildlife biologists cut away most of the 100-plus yards of heavy fishing rope the animal was dragging. The disentanglement effort, much ...

February 20, 2014 | Staff report | Local

Eight years of Echoes of Effingham

This week completes eight years of Echoes of Effingham in the Effingham Herald. With 52 weeks per year, that mounts up to a sizeable amount of weekly print deadlines. It has been a pleasure to brin...

February 20, 2014 | By Susan Exley | Echoes of Effingham

Losses from last week’s storm pegged at $25M

ATLANTA - State Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens said estimated insured losses in Georgia from last week's winter storm stand at $25 million. "Data collected by insurance adjusters are now rea...

February 20, 2014 | Staff report | Local

Dixie Diva

This is the third part of a three-part series on a visit to Charlie Tinker's grave. It is the summer of 1865 and, according to Charlie Tinker's diaries, it has been a summer of oppressive heat, it...

February 20, 2014 | By Ronda Rich | Lifestyle

CRTC’s Wright earns promotion

Master Sgt. Issac "Ice" Wright has earned promotion to the senior non-commissioned officers' rank of senior master sergeant. Sr. Master Sgt. Wright serves as the Airfield Manager for Flight Operat...

February 20, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town

Hudgens warns of rip-offs

ATLANTA - Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens warns homeowners eager to get their lives back to normal to beware of unreputable contractors who may be price gouging. "We have alre...

February 20, 2014 | Staff report | Local

Already past the halfway point

State Sen. Buddy Carter (R-Pooler) will be reporting each week during the legislative session. The session began Jan. 13 and is expected to last until the first of March. Day 20 (Monday, Feb. 10):...

February 20, 2014 | By Sen. Buddy Carter | Opinion

Dealing with another winter storm

As you undoubtedly have heard, state business was halted again last week due to Winter Storm Pax that barreled its way through the South and eventually the Northeast. Because of the severe weather ...

February 20, 2014 | By Rep. Bill Hitchens | Opinion

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