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E. coli leads to ground beef recall

A ground beef recall for possible E. coli contamination was issued by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service on Aug. 12. More than 60,000 pounds of ground beef products distributed by the National Beef Packing Co. are being recalled from Winn-Dixie Stores, Publix Super Markets, and Kroger retail food chains in Georgia and 6 other Southeastern states.

August 15, 2011 | Staff Report | Local


Georgia chosen as a study for neglected, abused kids’ legal needs

ATLANTA-The State of Georgia has been selected as one of two Research and Demonstration sites for the National Quality Improvement Center on the Representation of Children in the Child Welfare System. As a research and demonstration site, Georgia will receive a grant to study the effectiveness of legal representation for children involved in child abuse and neglect cases.

August 15, 2011 | Staff Report | Local


Highway 17 re-opened

All lanes of Highway 17 have been re-opened.

August 14, 2011 | Staff report | Local


Northway takes mayor's seat, presides over council meeting

Less than two weeks after an Ogeechee Judicial Circuit judge ruled Jeff Northway could no longer be mayor of Springfield, the embattled Northway resumed his spot upon the city council dais.

August 11, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Cleaning up storm’s mess

Residents and crews were back at work Tuesday morning, clearing away and cleaning up the damage from a powerful storm that thundered through central and eastern Effingham County on Monday night.

August 11, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Green home to make debut

A ribbon cutting will be held Aug. 12 at 10:30 a.m. for an i-house at Green Bridge Farm.

August 11, 2011 | Staff report | Local


New life for rare Oaky Woods prairies

SOCIAL CIRCLE-Tom Patrick is walking across a chalk prairie on Oaky Woods Wildlife Management Area, pointing out plants that should or shouldn't be there and occasionally wiping at sweat raised by the sweltering summer morning.

August 11, 2011 | Staff report | Local


F-15s to keep local skies busy

gles and 227 airmen from the 4th Fighter Wing/333rd Fighter Squadron have deployed to the Combat Readiness Training Center (CRTC) in Savannah and will begin executing flight training missions immediately. These airmen and their aircraft are typically based at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base in North Carolina.

August 11, 2011 | Staff report | Local


Highway 17 open

All lanes of Highway 17 north are now open.

August 11, 2011 | Staff report | Local


Commissioners OK vehicle service contract

Effingham County commissioners have approved a contract extension for service on the county's vehicles - but it's a function they may want to take another look at down the road.

August 08, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County to take look at vehicle policy

Effingham County commissioners are vowing to take a closer look at who can take county-owned vehicles home at night.

August 08, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Chamber awards tourism grants

The Effingham Chamber of Commerce awarded checks totaling $18,000 in tourism grants to three Effingham County organizations. Checks were awarded to the Historic Effingham Society, the Georgia Salzburger Society and to the Jerusalem Lutheran Church for various tourism related projects.

August 08, 2011 | Staff Report | Local


Savannah Social Security office to trim its hours

Effective Aug. 15, the Savannah Social Security office will be open to the public Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. - a reduction of 30 minutes each weekday.

August 08, 2011 | Staff Report | Local


Driver dies after wreck at Highways 17 and 30

One man is dead following a two-car accident Thursday afternoon in southern Effingham County.

August 05, 2011 | Staff report | Local


Chairman at-large seat won’t be full-time

If Effingham County voters get the chance to determine if they want to retain the at-large county commission chairman post next year, it won't be a full-time position.

August 04, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | 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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