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Northway wins handily

Jeff Northway is looking forward to his new job as mayor of Springfield after being elected Tuesday.

November 05, 2009 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


Purcell wins handily

Ann Purcell greeted a room of jubilant supporters at the Mulberry Inn and thanked them for their support Tuesday night.

November 03, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


City looks to add to Giles Park

Fresh on the heels of the Oct. 25 dedication of Giles Park, Rincon City Council members voted Monday night to speed up plans for a second basketball court for the park.

November 02, 2009 | Rick Lott | Local


Springfield gets Bucket Brigade grant

The Springfield Fire Department has been awarded a $10,000 grant from Georgia-Pacific Bucket Brigade.

November 02, 2009 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


Purcell, Tyler still on campaign trail

As voters in part of Effingham and Chatham counties head to the polls today to determine the next person to hold the state House District 159 seat, its two contestants are upbeat about their chances.

November 02, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Medicine makes return to Port Wentworth

It's been nearly 30 years since a family practitioner had an office in Port Wentworth.

November 02, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


F.O.R.C.E. ready to tee it up for food drive

Local demand for family food assistance is at an all time high, according to Archie Jenkins, director of the Food OutReach Co-Op of Effingham.

November 02, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


State program to help with child care costs

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Human Services (DHS) has created a new federally funded program called Temporary Child Care Assistance (TCCA) that will be operated under the state's Child Care Program.

November 02, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


Tackling childhood obesity

ATHENS - Georgia ranks as the third worst in the nation for overweight or obese children. That status has the attention of university researchers; government agencies; and health care, public health, philanthropic and community organizations from across Georgia who will convene in Atlanta in November to share findings and identify ways in which they can act together to address one of the worst public health concerns in the state - and the nation.

November 02, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


Team of specialists to boost expertise in state hospitals

ATLANTA - The state agency in charge of Georgia's psychiatric hospitals is bringing in more than two dozen clinicians, experts and trainers to dramatically boost the expertise available in those facilities.

November 02, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


New Assessors Board members

November 02, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


Munthe promoted to lieutenant

Norman Munthe of Guyton has been promoted to lieutenant for the Bloomingdale Fire Department.

November 02, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


Trick or treating tips

Rincon Police Department Sgt. Phillip Scholl gave a talk Thursday to some of Rincon Elementary School's students on Halloween safety. "If you go with an adult, you need to make sure you stay with them," he told the kids.

October 29, 2009 | Rick Lott | Local


Rincon gets ready to move ahead with Patriots Park plans

Work on Rincon's Patriots Park could begin before the end of the year, after city council selected a winning bid Monday.

October 29, 2009 | Rick Lott | Local


County to seek DOT Gateway grant

Effingham County commissioners face a deadline today to apply for a state Gateway grant.

October 29, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | 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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