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Alpha Battery set to come home

Effingham County residents are in the planning mode for the welcome home celebration of Alpha Battery, 1/118th Field Artillery Battalion.

February 22, 2010 | Staff Report | Local


Commissioners won’t go to DC meeting after all

The Washington trip for an Effingham County commissioners' delegation is now off.

February 18, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Kieffer to run for 5th District seat

Phil Kieffer announced his plans Wednesday to run for the Effingham County Commission 5th District seat in front of a group of family and supporters at Rincon's Macomber Ballpark.

February 18, 2010 | By Rick Lott | Local


A trip back in time Saturday at Historic Courthouse

It's an event 101 years in the making for Effingham County.

February 18, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Lottery pays off for the county

ATLANTA - The Georgia Lottery Corp. recently announced record first-half profits for education. Georgia Lottery profits for the first half of fiscal year 2010 totaled $429,754,000, surpassing the previous record set last fiscal year by more than $8.49 million.

February 16, 2010 | Staff Report | Local


IDA likes UGA report on Research Forest

Effingham Industrial Development Authority members have found a report on possibilities for the Research Forest Tract much to their liking.

February 16, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Kieffer to run for 5th District seat

Phil Kieffer will announce his plan to run for the Effingham County Commission 5th District. The announcement will take place Wednesday at 4:30 at Macomber Ballpark in Rincon.

February 16, 2010 | Staff Report | Local


Mock to run for school board seat

After a lot of soul-searching and prodding, Mose Mock wants to re-enter the Effingham County education system.

February 16, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Citizens group to offer tax return help

We, the Tax Payers is offering a public meeting offering help to Effingham County property tax payers. Help will be provided free to any property owner that wishes help with preparing for a hearing before the Equalization Board and/or wants help in filing the annual return of property for tax purposes.

February 15, 2010 | Staff Report | Local


Old River Road reopens

Old River Road is reopened after a collision between a semi and a church van led to its closure Monday evening.

February 15, 2010 | Staff Report | Local


Accident shuts down Old River Road, Highway 80

An accident involving a semi and a church van has shut down the intersection of Old River Road and Highway 80 in southern Effingham County.

February 15, 2010 | Staff Report | Local


Forecast calls for ... snow!

Are you ready for some … snow?

February 11, 2010 | Staff Report | Local


Rincon officers honored

Rincon Police Chief Mike Bohannon presented citations during Monday's city council meeting to two officers for work they performed in lifesaving measures recently.

February 11, 2010 | By Rick Lott | Local


Hospital prepares for HUD meeting

An Effingham County delegation will be meeting with federal officials later this month, answering questions and seeking answers as well.

February 08, 2010 | Patrick Donahue | Local


Rincon peering into tourism opportunities

Could Rincon become the site for the next Keller's type flea market? How about a home for a couple of museums or maybe a picnic site on the River? Those are just a few of the possibilities being studied now for birthing a tourism trade for Rincon and perhaps the county.

February 08, 2010 | By Rick Lott | Local


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Adjustments to SPLOST budget to be made after shortage of funds

At a called workshop of the Effingham County Commissioners Wednesday, Nov. 30, the commissioners discussed SPLOST, Capital Needs and the Short Term Work Program (STWP ...

December 07, 2016 | By Zack Lee | Local


United Way of the Coastal Empire raises $337,813 in Effingham Campaign

The United Way of the Coastal Empire's 2016 Effingham County Campaign announced Wednesday morning that donations from various businesses and groups in the area ...

December 07, 2016 | By Zack Lee | Local


Effingham Lady Rebels finish fourth at state

The 2016 Effingham County High School competition cheer season was a successful one for the Lady Rebels as they finished with a fourth-place showing at ...

December 05, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Road work at intersection of Fort Howard Rd-Hwy 21 causing traffic jam

Construction at the intersection of Fort Howard Road and Highway 21 in Rincon has traffic backed up for over a mile.

December 02, 2016 | Staff report | Local


DDI construction requires lane closures on SR 21

Contractors for Georgia Department of Transportation will be paving for the diverging diamond interchange (DDI) on SR 21 at I-95 interchange in Port Wentworth.

November 30, 2016 | Staff report | Local


David Exley named Coroner of the Year

On Nov. 19, the Georgia Coroners Association held their Annual Meeting at the Macon Marriott City Center in Macon and during that meeting, the Honorable ...

November 30, 2016 | Special to the Herald | Local


Vince Dooley visits Effingham

Former University of Georgia football coach and member of the College Football Hall of Fame, Vince Dooley, was put to work Tuesday afternoon signing autographs ...

November 30, 2016 | By Zack Lee | Local


Vince Dooley visiting Rincon Kroger for book signing

Legendary University of Georgia football coach, Vince Dooley, will be signing copies of his books and other collegiate memorabilia on Tuesday from 4-6 p.m ...

November 28, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Effingham County Teacher of the Year: Bilinda Sikes

Some people grow up not knowing what they want to do with their life or what they want to be when they grow up – others ...

November 22, 2016 | By Zack Lee | Local


City of Rincon receives $500,000 grant

SAVANNAH - The City of Rincon has received a 2016 Employment Incentive Program (EIP) grant in the amount of $500,000 from the Georgia Department of ...

November 21, 2016 | | Local


Jerry Schaufelberger chosen as Grand Marshal for Lions Club Christmas Parade

Longtime Effingham County resident and former Lions Club President, Jerry Schaufelberger, has been selected as the Grand Marshal for the 37th Annual Lions Club Christmas ...

November 17, 2016 | By Zack Lee | Local


Effingham Orchestra Holiday Concert Dec. 4

Effingham Community Orchestra will present its 10th annual Holiday Concert and homemade cookie sale fundraiser on Sunday, Dec. 4. The event will be held at ...

November 17, 2016 | Special to the Herald | Local


Effingham soldier, Winston Hencely, injured in Afghanistan

Winston Hencely, a 2014 graduate of Effingham County High School and a soldier in the United States Army stationed in Afghanistan, was injured Saturday when ...

November 17, 2016 | By Zack Lee | Local


Massive turnout for Veterans Day Program in Springfield

Veterans from all branches of service and conflicts were honored for their service Friday morning at the Veteran's Day Program at Veterans Park of ...

November 17, 2016 | By Zack Lee | Local


Effingham Health System gets 501c3 status approval

As of Nov. 1, Effingham Health System has officially restructured as a 501c3 nonprofit corporation. The organizational change is part of a long-range plan that ...

November 10, 2016 | By Zack Lee | Local


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