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Effingham Sheriff's Department Continues Search

Earlier today deputies were dispatched to a residence on Half Moon Drive in reference to a possible burglary. The caller stated that a tall, thin, white male with no shirt ran into the woods behind the residence. As deputies responded to the area, they spotted a white male with no shirt, wearing khaki shorts, and sneakers, but before they could approach the subject, he ran into the wood line. After an exhaustive search, the suspect was not located. Patrol efforts will be increased in the area. Sheriff Jimmy McDuffie ask that you continue to look out for your neighbor, and ...

July 13, 2017 | Kim Dennis | Local


Effingham students attend Summer Leadership Camp

COVINGTON – This summer, 57 students from the Effingham County High School, South Effingham High School, Ebenezer Middle School and Effingham County Middle School FFA Chapters attended Summer Leadership Camp (SLC) at the Georgia FFA-FCCLA Center in Covington, on the banks of Lake Jackson.

June 22, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Springfield council considers resolution

The Springfield City Council met Tuesday, June 13 for a regularly scheduled meeting and voted on a number of issues brought forth from citizens in the community as well as numerous zoning ordinances.

June 22, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Billy Beckett hired to serve as Interim Administrator

Billy Preston Beckett, of Peachtree City, has been hired by the Effingham County commissioners to serve as the Interim County Administrator.

June 21, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Effingham Board of Education raises taxes 10 percent

The Effingham County Board of Education voted unanimously Thursday night to raise property taxes 10 percent.At one time, the board was considering raising taxes 13.13 percent before deciding to hold two public hearings on the issue, which took place on June 7 and Thursday.

June 21, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


3 easy steps to becoming a Red Cross summer blood donor

The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to give blood this summer for hospital patients in need and offers three easy steps people can take to help save lives.

June 18, 2017 | Staff report | Local


Operation Rolling Thunder continues in Savannah Area

SAVANNAH – Last Friday, the Thunder Task Force came together in Savannah to write 332 citations and 120 warnings to drivers violating traffic laws.

June 16, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Death investigation underway by Effingham County Sheriff's Office

On Thursday, the Effingham County Sheriff's Office was notified that Investigators with the Savannah Chatham Metropolitan Police Department had cultivated information that there may be the body of a deceased person being concealed in Effingham County.

June 16, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Effingham County Hussars hold Annual Confederate Memorial Day service

The Effingham County Hussars Chapter No. 2285 welcomed friends and guests recently for their annual Confederate Memorial Day Service to honor those who fought and served valiantly for a cause dear to them.

June 15, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


South Effingham educator selected to attend Keystone Science School

RINCON – Jessica Lyons, a 10th and 11th grade environmental and physical science teacher at South Effingham High School, has been selected by Georgia-Pacific to attend Keystone Science School's 2017 Key Issues Institute: Bringing Environmental Issues to the Classroom this summer in Silverthorne, CO.

June 15, 2017 | By Carrie Thompson | Local


Rincon City Council denies permit to Williamsburg Townhomes

The Rincon City Council heard arguments both for and against a Master Plan Revision for Williamsburg Townhomes at a meeting Monday night before ultimately deciding to decline the approval request submitted by Ernerst Communities, LLC.

June 14, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Effingham Chamber hosts 2017 banquet for members

The Effingham County Chamber of Commerce held its annual Membership Recognition Banquet Thursday night at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Rincon to hand out awards and usher in new leadership.

June 14, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Dr. Franklin Goldwire honored with Treutlen Award Thursday

Dr. Franklin Goldwire was honored Thursday night with the Treutlen Award at the Effingham County Chamber of Commerce 2017 Membership Recognition Banquet, which took place at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Rincon.

June 09, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Operation Rolling Thunder results in more than 1,200 stops

SAVANNAH – Nearly 1,300 people were affected by the latest wave of Operation Rolling Thunder.

June 09, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Hollywood actress Renee Lawless pays visit to ECHS

On Friday, May 5, Hollywood celebrity and actress, Renee Lawless (Katherine Cryer on Haves and Have Nots), visited Effingham County High School to teach a few select students some tricks of the trade.

June 08, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


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Shoplifting suspects caught after fleeing deputies

Two people were arrested and in custody after shoplifting and a pursuit Friday evening in Rincon.

August 22, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Powerball jackpot mushrooms

There were no jackpot winners in Saturday's Powerball drawing. As a result, the Powerball jackpot for Wednesday's drawing has surged to an estimated ...

August 21, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Republic Services Inc. warns of legal action against Effingham County Commission

Effingham County's longtime trash collector thinks a proposed change in service providers stinks. It has warned government officials that it will contest the plan ...

August 21, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


ECIDA covers OmniTrax partnership at workshop

The Effingham County Industrial Development Authority CEO covered its agreement with OmniTrax Inc. during a workshop at the Effingham County Chamber of Commerce on Thursday ...

August 21, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


ECIDA covers OmniTrax partnership at workshop

The Effingham County Industrial Development Authority CEO covered its agreement with OmniTrax Inc. during a workshop at the Effingham County Chamber of Commerce on Thursday ...

August 21, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Board of education votes on make-up day

During its meeting Thursday night, the Effingham County Board of Education voted to not add a make-up day for Monday's holiday for the solar ...

August 19, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Tift County rides wave of momentum past South Effingham

STATESBORO -- The Tift County Blue Devils grabbed momentum by the neck and refused to let it go in Friday's 42-0 win over South Effingham ...

August 19, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Coffee capitalizes on Effingham County miscues

STATESBORO -- Effingham County coach Buddy Holder suffered a season-opening loss Friday night, but he didn't sound defeated.

August 19, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Effingham Herald names Lastinger editor

Longtime journalist Mark Lastinger has been named editor of the Effingham Herald.

August 19, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Humidity problem steams South Effingham band parent

The Effingham County Board of Education hit a sour note with a South Effingham High School band parent.

August 18, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Search warrants results in drug-related arrests

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office Drug Suppression Unit initiated a criminal investigation in July regarding illegal drug activity at a Guyton Low Ground Road ...

August 17, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


After weeks of preparation, Mustangs, Rebels eager to march into new seasons

After spending several weeks getting into shape, working on fundamentals, developing timing and memorizing formations just like their football counterparts, the Effingham County and South ...

August 16, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Health premiums rise for state workers, teachers

State employees and teachers will face an average premium increase of about 3.7 percent for coverage next year in the State Health Benefit Plan.

August 15, 2017 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local


Exchange Club meets new Chamber Executive Director

At its meeting on July 20, the Exchange Club of Effingham County met Brad Carr, the new Executive Director of the Effingham Chamber of Commerce ...

August 14, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Effingham Retired Educators banquet to be held Sept. 6

All retirees of the Effingham County School System are invited to our annual banquet on Wednesday, Sept. 6.

August 11, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


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