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Troopers probe fatal wreck in Springfield

Georgia State Patrol troopers are continuing to investigate a fatal accident that occurred Tuesday night.

November 12, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


Rincon looks at $10.1M budget

Rincon City Council will have a first reading of its budget for fiscal year 2010 at its Nov. 23 meeting, with an anticipated budget of $10.1 million.

November 12, 2009 | By Rick Lott | Local


County commissioners trim, adopt millage rate

Property tax bills could be in Effingham County residents' hands by the end of the month after Effingham County commissioners adopted a millage rate Monday night.

November 12, 2009 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Alpha Battery thriving, surviving in Afghanistan

Conditions and duties are tough, but the men of Alpha Battery of the 118th Field Artillery Battalion are doing as well as can be expected, participants at Effingham County's Veterans Day observance learned.

November 12, 2009 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Living fun life in TV Land

I gotta admit it, I love watching "All in the Family" and "Sanford and Son." Honestly, you guys know it, and I've said it before, that is some of the dang funniest stuff on television. It is even funnier now that our culture has become so politically correct. How boring.

November 12, 2009 | Ellen Lambert Columnist | Local


Authorities on scene of accident

Springfield Police officers and Georgia State troopers are on the scene of a possible fatal accident on Highway 21 South in Springfield.

November 10, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


Webb steps down at ECHS

Jack Webb's career at Effingham County High School ended with a victory.

November 09, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Hospital pushes its expansion plans

Effingham Hospital Authority members are hoping to bridge a gap with county commissioners in an effort to win support for their expansion plans.

November 09, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


G-P pitches in for firefighters

The Rincon and Springfield volunteer fire departments are recipients of a 2009 Georgia-Pacific Bucket Brigade grant.

November 09, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


Health care bill passes House

A $2.1 trillion bill that would lead to a sweeping overhaul of America's health care system narrowly passed the U.S. House by a 220-215 vote late Saturday night.

November 07, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


Two men survive accident with train

Two men may be lucky to be alive after a train struck their pickup Friday afternoon.

November 06, 2009 | By Rick Lott | Local


Incumbents keep seats in Rincon

It was the incumbents' night at the polls as Mayor Ken Lee retained his seat along with current councilmen, Scott Morgan and Levi Scott.

November 05, 2009 | Rick Lott | Local


Purcell ‘delighted’ with victory

Surrounded by family members, friends and well-wishers Tuesday night, Ann Purcell anxiously awaited the numbers - any numbers - from her state House District 159 race.

November 05, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


County set to adopt millage

Effingham County commissioners may adopt a 2009 millage rate at a special called meeting Monday.

November 05, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


City tackles potholes problem

A Rincon public works team was busy early Thursday afternoon making temporary repairs to a group of potholes that have plagued drivers on Towne Park East since the summer.

November 05, 2009 | Rick Lott | Local


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Tuesday wreck results in two deaths

A two-car accident Tuesday afternoon took the life of oneEffinghamCountywoman and seriously injured another woman.

July 01, 2016 | By Caitlyn Richtman Herald Intern | Local


Effingham Democrats hold county caucus

The Effingham County Democratic Committee recently held a public caucus to elect and re-elect members to the committee to represent all Democrats in the county ...

June 29, 2016 | Staff report | Local


DOT reveals plans for I-16, I-95 improvements

The plans for improving Interstate 16 and the interchange at I-16 and I-95 have been laid out and are now open for public review and ...

June 28, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County picks construction manager for rec complex

The proposed 120-acre central recreation complex will have a Statesboro firm to oversee the construction.

June 28, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


State Patrol still seeking answers in I-16 fatal crash

Georgia State Patrol investigators are trying to determine what led to a two-car accident that killed five people, including a mother and her son from ...

June 28, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


BoE chairman badly hurt in accident

Effingham County Board of Education Chairman Lamar Allen was hurt in an accident Sunday and taken to Memorial University Medical Center, where he is undergoing ...

June 28, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Wednesday wreck claims life of longtime community servant

The Georgia State Patrol's specialized collision reconstruction team has taken over the investigation of a June 22 crash that killed an Effingham County resident.

June 24, 2016 | Staff report | Local


IDA, Chamber ready to renew contract

The Effingham Industrial Development Authority is likely to renew its professional services contract with the Effingham Chamber of Commerce.

June 22, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Commissioners approve capacity agreement for prison

Effingham County commissioners have approved an annual agreement for the number of prisoners housed at the Effingham County Prison.

June 22, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


DOT to place new pavement markers on stretch of I-16

A state Department of Transportation contractor will remove and replace reflective pavement markers (RPMs) on Interstate 16 from Candler County eastbound to Chatham County through ...

June 15, 2016 | Staff report | Local


State DOT to hold open house on I-16 work

The state Department of Transportation will hold a public information open house June 28 at Garden City City Hall, 100 Central Ave., from 11 a ...

June 15, 2016 | Staff report | Local


County approves budget

Effingham County commissioners have approved a fiscal year 2017 budget, which will go into effect July 1.

June 15, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Traffic signal at 21 and Brentwood to go into flash mode

A new signal at the intersection of Highway 21 and Brentwood Street in Rincon will start flashing today, according to the state Department of Transportation.

June 09, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Corbitt takes narrow win over Kessler

In a race that was neck-and-neck throughout the night, former Rincon city manager Wesley Corbitt won the Republican primary forEffinghamCountycommission chairman over incumbent Wendall Kessler.

June 06, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Jimmy DeLoach Parkway connector ready for trucks

The number of big trucks on Highway 21 could be reduced significantly soon, according to state officials.

June 01, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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