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Swain finishes basic training

U.S. Air Force National Guard Airman 1st Class Joe C. Swain III graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

February 24, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Local


EHS honors staff with 2017 Employee Appreciation Banquet

Effingham Health System honored staff members of the hospital Thursday night at the Effingham Health System 2017 Employee Appreciation Banquet at the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force in Pooler.

February 23, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Freeman, Van Sickle honored as STAR students

The Rotary Club of Effingham County honored two students Thursday afternoon for being named the STAR Students for the county. Marina Van Sickle won for Effingham County High School and Kate Freeman won for South Effingham High School.

February 22, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Black History Month Spotlight: Honoring Springfield Central High basketball

Back in the 1960s during the era of segregated schools, Effingham County saw one of its high schools rise to the top and win multiple state championships in basketball. Now, after decades of going largely unmentioned and uncelebrated, it is time to honor the Panthers and Pantherettes of Springfield Central High School.

February 22, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


ECCA recognized by Georgia Senate, House of Representatives

The Effingham College and Career Academy was honored and recognized this month by both the State of Georgia House of Representatives and the Georgia Senate for its dedicated service to our community and to the state.

February 20, 2017 | By Mariella Manhatton | Local


FFA members from SEMS, ECMS attend Discovery Conference

COVINGTON – Members of the ECMS and SEMSFFA chapter attended the Georgia FFA Association's Discovery Conference on Jan. 27-28 at the Georgia FFA-FCCLA Center near Covington.

February 17, 2017 | By Mariella Manhatton | Local


Rep. Rick Allen's staff to visit Springfield

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman Rick Allen (R-Ga.-12) announced Tuesday that his staff will be holding Community Office Hours in Springfield on Thursday, March 9, from 1-3 p.m at the Effingham County Board of Commissioners Administrative Complex.

February 16, 2017 | Staff report | Local


Dead body found behind Gamestop in Rincon

A death investigation is underway in Rincon after police say a dead body was found Wednesday afternoon.

February 15, 2017 | Staff report | Local


Guyton Police Chief terminated by Mayor

Guyton Police Chief Kelphie Lundy has been removed from his position effective immediately. The announcement came Monday during a Guyton City Council meeting.

February 15, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Effingham farmer honored

Jerry Graham, of Effingham County, was awarded the title of 2016 Conservationist of the Year Feb. 2 by the Bankers and Supervisors of the Ogeechee River Soil and Water Conservation Commission (SWCC) at a banquet at Statesboro First Baptist Church in Statesboro.

February 15, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Gateway returning to Rincon

The Gateway Community Service Board announced recently the relocation of all operations in Effingham County.

February 13, 2017 | Staff report | Local


Donors urgently needed to increase winter blood supply for Red Cross

The American Red Cross urgently needs blood donors to make an appointment to give this winter so that patients can continue to receive lifesaving treatments.

February 13, 2017 | Staff report | Local


DDI Construction Continues On SR 21

Contractors for the Georgia Department of Transportation will use lane closures on SR 21 north and southbound lanes in Port Wentworth Monday through Friday of next week to complete grading on the outside shoulders and median within these areas and to place concrete for the concrete islands located at the intersections of SR 21 and the I-95 entrance and exit ramps.

February 10, 2017 | Staff report | Local


Many trees down in Pineora area due to weather

Wednesday night's severe weather knocked down dozens of trees in the Pineora area, leaving residents with quite the mess to clean up.

February 09, 2017 | Staff report | Local


Effingham woman attends Trump's Inauguration

While millions of people around the world watched newly inaugurated President Donald Trump take the Oath of Office in front of the Capitol Building in Washington, D.C., one of Effingham County's very own was there to witness the event live in person.

February 09, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


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Effingham Sheriffs to continue presence at schools

On April 26, 2017 at approximately 9:30 p.m., the Effingham County Sheriff's Office began receiving complaints, referencing a rumor that a shooting ...

April 27, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


DDI construction continues tonight in Port Wentworth

Contractors for the Georgia Department of Transportation will install a lane closure on SR 21 tonight from 7 p.m. until 10 p.m. at ...

April 27, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


'A Celebration of Champions' held to honor Springfield Central High

Hundreds of Effingham County residents turned out to witness history Saturday afternoon at the 'Celebration of Champions' banner unveiling that took place in the gymnasium ...

April 27, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Effingham Chamber hosts 2017 review

Attendees of the 2017 Eggs and Issues Review Wednesday morning filled their bellies and their minds as three local State Representatives spoke about a number ...

April 26, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Rincon council honors 3 for 30 years of service

Three Rincon firemen were honored Monday night at the Rincon City Council meeting for having eclipsed 30 years of service.

April 26, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Shaun Stokes found safe

SAVANNAH – The Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department is asking for the public's help to find a missing boy who was last seen on Sunday, April ...

April 24, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


RepowerIT helping with recycling of electronics in Guyton Saturday

Tomorrow is Earth Day and in celebration of that, RepowerIT is giving the residents of Effingham County a chance to do their part.

April 21, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


I-95 moving lane closures scheduled next week

Contractors for the Georgia Department of Transportation will be collecting data with a moving lane closure utilizing an impact attenuator truck along with law enforcement ...

April 21, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Online grocery pickup headlines Rincon Walmart Supercenter remodel

RINCON - The Walmart Supercenter remodel at 434 S. Columbia Ave. is complete – and, in addition to the physical changes inside, customers now have access to ...

April 21, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Georgia Southern University, Armstrong merger talks continue

University System of Georgia Chancellor Steve Wrigley has approved a new organizational chart for the top leadership of the new three-campus Georgia Southern University being ...

April 20, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Rep. Bill Hitchens selected as finance chairman for "Y" Clubs of Georgia

Representative Bill Hitchens has been selected to serve as the Finance Chairman for the "Y" Clubs of Georgia in Effingham County for 2017.

April 20, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Suspect commits suicide after U.S. Marshals serve warrant in Clyo

A Clyo man was found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound Wednesday after U.S. Marshals served a warrant at his residence.

April 19, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Mossy Oak hosting 47th Bluegrass Festival

They've said it here before, if you appreciate acoustic music played in the best traditional bluegrass and gospel style, then you'll certainly want ...

April 19, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Local hero Winston Hencely returns home

American flags waved through the air Saturday morning along Highway 21 as local hero, Winston Hencely, made his way back home to Effingham County.

April 19, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Olde Effingham Day Festival set for Saturday

It's time again to step back into time and enjoy a day at the Effingham Museum and Living History Site in Springfield.

April 17, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


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