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Trailer fire leaves family homeless

A trailer fire early Saturday morning left a local family of three in need of assistance. According to the Red Cross, the fire happened about 3 or 3:30 Saturday morning on George Hurst Road. Although the home was totally destroyed, nobody was hurt in the incident.

November 30, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


Local arts council ready to be redrawn

It's been several years since Effingham County had an arts council, but a group of community leaders says it's time to build it again.

November 30, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


Rincon to offer service to industrial tract

Rincon City Council voted on Monday to offer to supply water and sewer services to the Springfield Investment Company - but with the city's "normal stipulations," according to city attorney, Raymond Dickey.

November 26, 2009 | By Rick Lott | Local


Rincon completes Lions Club building deal

The city of Rincon has purchased the Lions Club Building on Lexington Avenue through a lease-purchase agreement with the Rincon Lions Club.

November 26, 2009 | By Rick Lott | Local


FORCE, deer processor join forces

A new program is under way that will add to local food pantries' ability to feed the needy in the community.

November 24, 2009 | By Rick Lott | Local


Lions treat quartermasters

The 110th Quartermaster Company served as the color guard for Saturday's Rincon Christmas parade and leading the way was company commander Capt. Lacey Sims, a Rincon native. Sims said he was proud to be leading the way in his hometown parade. The company was just redeployed from Iraq in August.

November 24, 2009 | By Rick Lott | Local


Guyton preparing for its Christmas parade, festival

Guyton is gearing up for its annual Christmas festival.

November 24, 2009 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Chamber pushes common goals in Vision Effingham

After spending two days at its annual retreat trying to come up with a vision for Effingham County, the Effingham Chamber of Commerce now wants to start putting that foresight into motion.

November 24, 2009 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


IDA, Chamber agree to new deal

The relationship between the Effingham Chamber of Commerce and the Industrial Development Authority will continue, after IDA members ratified a revised professional services agreement with the Chamber on Thursday.

November 24, 2009 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Springfield buys Mars Theatre

The Springfield City Council approved the purchase of the Mars Theater building at a special called meeting on Tuesday.

November 20, 2009 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


County agrees to back hospital’s plans

The Effingham Hospital is taking its plan for expansion and modernization to the federal government after county commissioners agreed to back their proposal - but not without some final and pointed questions for hospital representatives.

November 20, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


County annex soon will draw city drinking water

County workers at the Effingham County Annex and other offices on Highway 119 North will be turning off county water and turning on Springfield water soon.

November 20, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Exley ready to lead parade

The Rincon Noon Lions Club is making preparations for its 30th annual Christmas Parade, to be held on Saturday beginning at 10 a.m. at Macomber Park.

November 16, 2009 | Rick Lott | Local


Making a connection

Effingham County's Family Connections and Communities in Schools awarded three grants recently to local organizations. The group gives mini-grants out of funds from the United Way to eligible Effingham County organizations, to support their efforts in serving the community.

November 16, 2009 | Rick Lott | Local


City weighs request for water

Springfield City Council is considering a request to provide water and sewer services for Springfield Investment Company.

November 16, 2009 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


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Springfield man recovering from multiple gun shots

A Springfield man was shot multiple times Wednesday morning following an altercation, but his wounds are considered non-life threatening, at this time, said Sgt. Don ...

August 24, 2016 | From Staff Reports | Local


Coffee shows Rebels where they need work

STATESBORO – The momentum shifted several times Friday night between the Effingham County Rebels and the Coffee County Trojans, but the Rebels ultimately fell 41-13 in ...

August 24, 2016 | By SHANE PEASTER For the Effingham Herald | Local


Purcell named to State Transportation Board

Rincon's Ann Purcell was elected last week the State Transportation Board to its new executive leadership team.

August 24, 2016 | For the Effingham Herald | Local


Business Summit focuses on transportation

While metro Atlanta still consumes a super-sized portion of Georgia's highway funds, projects affecting Effingham County are getting a healthy serving of the increased ...

August 24, 2016 | By AL HACKLE For the Effingham Herald | Local


‘Prayer Walk’ inspired by local woman

Behind the inspiration of a Georgia Southern senior from Springfield, hundreds of sorority and fraternity members gathered on Greek Row on the university's campus ...

August 24, 2016 | By JULIE LAVENDER For the Effingham Herald | Local


Mildred Ellen “Miki” DeSanto Robinson

COLUMBIA, SC – Mildred Ellen "Miki" DeSanto Robinson, 91, passed away Friday, August 19, 2016.

August 24, 2016 | | Local


Savannah Christian Church is now Compassion Christian

Savannah's largest church – Savannah Christian – has changed its name to Compassion Christian Church.

August 22, 2016 | Special to the Herald | Local


Springfield angler sets women’s record for African pompano

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources has announced a new women's record for African pompano, Alectis ciliaris, landed in Georgia by Jennifer Roberts of ...

August 22, 2016 | Special to the Herald | Local


Softball 2016 - Rebels gain inspiration from injured teammate

Effingham County High School's softball team faced some hardship months before their season even began. Head coach Matt Huntley lost a rising sophomore to ...

August 18, 2016 | By SHANE PEASTER For the Effingham Herald | Local


Softball 2016 - Mustangs ‘expect big things’ from focused team

After South Effingham saw their season end in the first round of the Class AAAAA playoffs, the Lady Mustangs hope to go deeper into the ...

August 18, 2016 | By SHANE PEASTER For the Effingham Herald | Local


STEM students love new Academy

Effingham County's newest educational facility opened its doors to students last week with a smooth transition with unique learning opportunities all around.

August 18, 2016 | By JULIE LAVENDER For the Effingham Herald | Local


Mustangs kick off 2016 season Friday; S. Effingham must overcome loss of 23 seniors

No team wants to be in the "rebuilding stage," but after graduating 23 seniors from last year's playoff team, South Effingham falls in that ...

August 18, 2016 | By SHANE PEASTER For the Effingham Herald | Local


Rebels kick off 2016 season Friday; Effingham eyes playoffs in move to AAAAAA

After a historic 2015 season, the Effingham County Rebels hope to come out ready to pick up where they left off – minus a few key ...

August 18, 2016 | By SHANE PEASTER For the Effingham Herald | Local


‘Summer Heat’ snares 7 locals

Seven Effingham County residents were among 39 men arrested in a 10-week online sex sting investigation – Operation Summer Heat - that ended last week.

August 18, 2016 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON For the Effingham Herald | Local


Decision expected in Guyton plant dispute

A Chatham County Superior Court judge is expected to rule on an Effingham County property owner's motion against the proposed Guyton wastewater treatment plant.

August 10, 2016 | By PATRICK DONAHUE | Local


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