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County OKs payment for generator

A longstanding issue for Effingham County commissioners has been resolved, after commissioners voted to pay a bill due for a generator installed by a fellow commissioner's company. In a 3-1 vote e...

December 31, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Grounding your kids: You've been doing it wrong

There are all kinds of pros and cons when it comes to using grounding as a form of discipline. Some parents find grounding effective; others do not. If parents use grounding, they must recognize th...

December 31, 2014 | Gary and Joy Lundberg Deseret News National | Hot Topics

Great ways to feel regenerated this weekend

Saturday and Sunday. Two short days to feel more alive and less undead. Feeling more alive isn't just about the things we should do – but sometimes more importantly includes the things we sho...

December 31, 2014 | Heather Merrill Deseret News National | Hot Topics

Arrest made in May fatal wreck

A Springfield man is in jail in connection with a deadly May car wreck. Harold Cope Jr., 32, was arrested Sunday on several charges, including first-degree vehicular homicide and three other felon...

December 30, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Crime Reports

High school writing scores jump

Effingham County students scored well on their final time taking the Georgia High School Writing Test. The GHSWT is given to the state's high school juniors in the fall, and this year 96 percent o...

December 30, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education

Ready to take office

Incoming Effingham County commissioner Jamie Deloach was sworn in Monday evening at the Historic Effingham Courthouse. Probate Judge Beth Rahn Mosley adminisered the oath of office to Deloach and ...

December 30, 2014 | Staff report | Local

Family picks up the pieces after Christmas night blaze

An Effingham County family's home was destroyed by a fire on Christmas evening. Daniel and Amanda Jaudon and their young daughter were not home when the fire started. The family's dog died in the ...

December 30, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local

Reddick Home Run Derby set for Jan. 17

The third annual Josh Reddick Home Run Derby will be held Jan. 17 at Sand Hill Park, beginning at 9 a.m. Entry fees are $20 per person and age groups for boys and girls are 10-12, 13-15 and 16-adul...

December 30, 2014 | Staff report | Sports

IDA to join forces with other groups on big projects

Effingham County is joining forces with three neighboring counties to land industrial prospects looking to set up shop along I-16.County commissioners approved an intergovernmental agreement for th...

December 30, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Business

County audit headed to state in time

The 2014 audit of Effingham County's operations came back with only three findings and no material weaknesses and has been forwarded to the state for its review. Commissioners received the audit l...

December 30, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Locals in colleges update

Basketball Men's Demontrez Austin (South Georgia State College) - The starting forward is averaging 11.4 points and 12.1 rebounds per game.DeQuincey Bennett (Johnson and Wales University) - A sen...

December 30, 2014 | Staff report | College sports

GSU to hold baseball camps

Georgia Southern baseball will host two camps at J.I. Clements Stadium in January. The Eagles will host a baseball prospect camp and a winter youth camp on Jan. 17 and 19, respectively. The prosp...

December 30, 2014 | Staff report | College sports

DNR sets meetings on hunting regulations

Hunters and other interested citizens are invited to attend any of eight upcoming public meetings regarding the development of hunting regulations for the 2015-16 and 2016-17 hunting seasons. The...

December 30, 2014 | Staff report | Sports

Awards night for Effingham 4-H

The Effingham 4-H held its annual awards banquet, recognizing its winners in several categories and the graduating seniors. For more photos, see community.effinghamherald.net/gallery.

December 30, 2014 | Staff report | Education

Rincon PD officers show their support for slain NYPD officer

On Dec. 26, the Rincon Police Department sent two representatives to New York to participate in the funeral ceremony for the fallen New York Police Department Officer Rafael Ramos. Rincon Police Cp...

December 30, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town

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