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New insurance plan expected to save county close to $900K

County commissioners have approved a new insurance package for Effingham County employees, and it's expected to save the county just under $1 million.

August 29, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Judge: Order on Northway stands

An Ogeechee Judicial Circuit judge has ruled again that Jeff Northway cannot re-take his seat as mayor of Springfield.

August 29, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


City happy to get block grant for residents

The second time is the charm for Springfield in its quest for a community development block grant.

August 29, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


A slow start to qualifying

The first day of qualifying for municipal elections went by quietly.

August 29, 2011 | Staff Report | Local


Phillips resigns as Rincon city manager

Rincon City Manager Michael Phillips resigned his position Monday night, effective immediately.

August 25, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Two local games to be shown on television

Coming soon to a TV near you - live high school football.

August 25, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


IDA members approve new bond financing

Effingham Industrial Development Authority members took a step Wednesday they believe will provide long-term financial support for their plans - and give them needed flexibility to entice prospects.

August 25, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rincon city manager resigns

Rincon City Manager Michael Phillips resigned his position Monday night, effective immediately.

August 23, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Sheriff: Traffic unit living up to billing

The numbers are telling Effingham County Sheriff Jimmy McDuffie the traffic enforcement unit is doing what he promised it would accomplish. And he says it's doing a better job than anyone realizes.

August 22, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County prepares to repair some ash roads

Some of Effingham County's ash roads will be getting a fix, after commissioners approved repairs to three damaged roads.

August 22, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Chambliss talks jobs at EFACEC

During his August recess tour of Georgia, the constant theme has been jobs for U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss.

August 19, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County to pick up curbside recycling

After what has been called a successful pilot program, Effingham County is set to take off with curbside recycling.

August 19, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Chamber chooses T-SPLOST campaign team

ATLANTA-Citing the 2012 statewide TSPLOST referendum as one of the most important economic development opportunities in the state's history, the Georgia Chamber and its affiliate, the Georgia Transportation Alliance, has announced the selection of its statewide campaign leadership team. This team will work with individual regions across the state, in concert with efforts in metro Atlanta, to educate voters and pass the referendum next year.

August 19, 2011 | Staff Report | Local


Driver killed in Monday collision with dump truck

Authorities are investigating an accident that claimed the life of a motorist late Monday afternoon.

August 16, 2011 | Staff Report | Local


Cities see fees, dates for races

Qualifying dates and fees have been set for the upcoming municipal elections in all three Effingham County cities.

August 15, 2011 | Staff Report | Local


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Lady Rebels emerge from shootout

SPRINGFIELD -- Effingham County's girls soccer team advanced to the second round of the Class AAAAAA playoffs in thrilling fashion Tuesday at Rebel Field.

April 24, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Burns seizes chance to discuss state budget

RINCON - Politicians talk a lot about a lot of things and Rep. Jon Burns broached as many subjects as he could during his allotted time ...

April 24, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


IDA CEO search enters final stages

SPRINGFIELD - The wheel of industrial development in one of Georgia's premier logistical spots will soon be placed in permanent hands.

April 23, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Don't miss chance to show support for class of 2018

Show support for your favorite member of the class of 2018 in the Effingham Herald's annual graduation section.

April 23, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


History comes alive at festival

SPRINGFIELD - Barbara Keel yearned to make her hoop skirt history. Instead of portraying a Civil War Southern belle, she wanted to don overalls and be ...

April 23, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Gant opts to wrestle for Newberry

SPRINGFIELD - Zebrandon Gant has many accolades as a wrestler. He won a state championship, finished the season undefeated and now he can add collegiate wrestler ...

April 23, 2018 | | Local


Carter accepts surprise opportunity to play soccer for Brewton-Parker

SPRINGFIELD - Jamesa Carter was simply a high school student looking for a college that would enable her to pursue a career as a veterinarian.

April 23, 2018 | Trice Williams | Local


New field to feature 'Redd Monster'

RINCON - A monster is moving into the Clarence E. Morgan Complex.

April 23, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Region champs polish off Pirates

Effingham County completed a regular season-endiing sweep of Brunswick on Friday, beating the Pirates 5-4 at Rebel Field in Springfield.

April 20, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


Mustangs lock up home playoff series

GUYTON -- The South Effingham Mustangs played like they had a plane to catch -- or maybe a lengthy bus ride to avoid.

April 20, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Alumna partners with Georgia Southern to enhance ECCA student experiences

As director of scientific research at Effingham College and Career Academy (ECCA), Georgia Southern University alumna Michelle Thompson, Ed.D., ('00,'05,'11) is constantly ...

April 20, 2018 | Submitted report | Local


South Effingham boys move into second round

GUYTON -- The persistent wind that howled across its courts wasn't the only thing that created turbulence for South Effingham's boys tennis team Thursday.

April 19, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Huddle House offers deal to benefit Navigator Team

Huddle House of Rincon is slated to conduct a fundraiser for the Effingham County Navigator Team on Tuesday in observance of Autism Awareness Month.

April 19, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


Mustangs skin Gators

The South Effingham Mustangs took the lead right out of the chute and cruised to an 8-3 Region 2-AAAAA baseball win over Ware County in ...

April 19, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


Effingham County clinches baseball crown

Effingham County rallied for three sixth-inning runs en route to a 6-3 road victory over Brunswick on Wednesday. The comeback propelled the Rebels to the ...

April 19, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


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