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Community copes with grief

Before the second vigil of the week in memory of a teenager killed in a June 28 accident on Stillwell Clyo Road last week, Austin Seckinger took the microphone and asked for donations to the Neil Morgan Memorial Trust Fund.
Those who donate $20 or more get a T-shirt and/or a window decal–designed and donated by Teezers Team Sports. A member of the Effingham County High School tennis team, Morgan's friends decided to surrounding a tennis ball all capital letters read "Neil Morgan Dec. 14, 1992-June 30, 2010." All proceeds go into the trust and will be ...

July 05, 2010 | By Calli Arnold | Local


Hospital wins commissioners' support

In an agreement hammered out just minutes before the final vote was taken, Effingham County commissioners approved a resolution Friday to back the Effingham Hospital's modernization and expansion plans.

July 02, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


State Patrol issues holiday traffic projections

ATLANTA-As motorists take to the roads this week for the July Fourth holiday travel period, the Georgia State Patrol is reminding drivers to plan their travels carefully, keeping safety as the number one priority. In Georgia, the 78-hour holiday period began Thursday at 6 p.m. and ends at midnight Sunday.

July 02, 2010 | Staff Report | Local


Tomberlin, Dasher qualify for school board seat

Eddie Tomberlin will run again for his District 1 seat on the Effingham County Board of Education, but he will face opposition in the November election.

July 01, 2010 | Staff Report | Local


LifeStar finally lands in Effingham County

After nearly three years of work, the LifeStar helicopter and crew are calling Effingham County home.

July 01, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Guyton man killed in wreck Tuesday evening

A Guyton man was killed Tuesday evening when he lost control of his motorcycle on Interstate 95.

July 01, 2010 | Staff Report | Local


Friends, family begin to mourn teens killed in accident

In a crowd of nearly 1,000, sobs and painful laughs broke through the silence during a slideshow of photos depicting a beautiful blonde teenager as she went to prom, made silly faces and hugged her friends and family members.

July 01, 2010 | By Calli Arnold | Local


Christmas is on time

Dr. Joey Christmas officially opened his practice, Effingham Surgical Services, with a cut of a ribbon Thursday morning.
Dr. Christmas' office will be in the professional building adjacent to Effingham Hospital. He said he already has three and a half weeks' worth of patients, and Dr. James Cornwell vowed to keep patients coming his way.
"We truly have Christmas in July," said Effingham Hospital CEO Norma Jean Morgan.
Dr. Christmas was previously at Phelps County Regional Medical Center in Rolla, Mo. Procedures he will perform include appendectomies, biopsies, colonoscopies and endoscopies, gallbladder surgeries, hemorrhoid removal, hernia repair and laproscopies.
Dr ...

July 01, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Health department to hold forum on MAPP project issues

Effingham County Health Department officials have scheduled a public forum to gather input on health-related challenges facing Effingham County. The forum will take place at 6:30 p.m. on July 12, at Effingham Hospital on Highway 119 in Springfield.
The forum is part of a community health planning project known as Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships (MAPP). The MAPP project is being managed by the Effingham County Health Department and the Georgia Southern University College of Public Health in an effort to identify the major health issues facing the citizens of Effingham County.
"This is an opportunity ...

July 01, 2010 | Staff Report | Local


Sanders takes reins of Effingham Rotary Club

Mark Winters was recently roasted as his year as the president of the Rotary Club of Effingham County came to an end. Leland Sanders presented Winters with a Past President's plaque and a Paul Harris fellowship. Paul Harris founded Rotary in 1905 with two other businessmen and today Rotary is the largest and most successful philanthropic organization in the world with over 33,000 clubs and more than 1.2 million members worldwide.
Stan Sparks also was awarded a Paul Harris Fellowship by Tracy Soles, Jeff Kublin, and Leland and Carolyn Sanders as a way to thank Sparks for ...

July 01, 2010 | Staff Report | Local


Second teen succumbs to injuries

An Effingham County teenager who was seriously hurt in a Sunday morning wreck that claimed the life of one of the vehicle's passengers died in a Savannah hospital Wednesday afternoon.

June 30, 2010 | Staff Report | Local


Guyton man killed in I-95 motorcycle crash

A Guyton man was killed Tuesday evening when he lost control of his motorcycle on Interstate 95.

June 30, 2010 | Staff Report | Local


Effingham Night at Sand Gnats

June 28, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Traffic study may help ease the road for IDA

A study could help the Effingham County Industrial Development Authority pave the way into its sprawling Research Forest Tract.
The firm of Hussey, Gay, Bell and DeYoung was contracted to conduct traffic impact study and suggest potential entry points into the westernmost parcels of the Research Forest Tract. Those smaller tracts likely will be the first to be developed, and engineers looked at Phase 1, about 900 acres of the 2,800-acre RFT, for their study.
That phase is expected to have a mix of heavy and light industrial, general commercial, school, recreational and buffer spaces. The study projected traffic ...

June 28, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Toddler survives near drowning incident

A Rincon toddler was rushed to a Savannah hospital Saturday afternoon after falling into a swimming pool.
A 3-year-old child fell into the deep end of the Lost Plantation swimming pool just before 4 p.m. Saturday and was pulled out of the water by a teenager. A nurse who was nearby performed CPR on the child, who was unresponsive.
"Thank goodness there was a nurse nearby," said Rincon Police Chief Mike Bohannon.
An Effingham County EMS ambulance, with two Rincon Police cars clearing the way, rushed the child to Memorial Health University Center in
Savannah. Units from Port Wentworth ...

June 28, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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Powerball jackpot mushrooms

There were no jackpot winners in Saturday's Powerball drawing. As a result, the Powerball jackpot for Wednesday's drawing has surged to an estimated ...

August 21, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Republic Services Inc. warns of legal action against Effingham County Commission

Effingham County's longtime trash collector thinks a proposed change in service providers stinks. It has warned government officials that it will contest the plan ...

August 21, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


ECIDA covers OmniTrax partnership at workshop

The Effingham County Industrial Development Authority CEO covered its agreement with OmniTrax Inc. during a workshop at the Effingham County Chamber of Commerce on Thursday ...

August 21, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


ECIDA covers OmniTrax partnership at workshop

The Effingham County Industrial Development Authority CEO covered its agreement with OmniTrax Inc. during a workshop at the Effingham County Chamber of Commerce on Thursday ...

August 21, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Board of education votes on make-up day

During its meeting Thursday night, the Effingham County Board of Education voted to not add a make-up day for Monday's holiday for the solar ...

August 19, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Tift County rides wave of momentum past South Effingham

STATESBORO -- The Tift County Blue Devils grabbed momentum by the neck and refused to let it go in Friday's 42-0 win over South Effingham ...

August 19, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Coffee capitalizes on Effingham County miscues

STATESBORO -- Effingham County coach Buddy Holder suffered a season-opening loss Friday night, but he didn't sound defeated.

August 19, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Effingham Herald names Lastinger editor

Longtime journalist Mark Lastinger has been named editor of the Effingham Herald.

August 19, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Humidity problem steams South Effingham band parent

The Effingham County Board of Education hit a sour note with a South Effingham High School band parent.

August 18, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Search warrants results in drug-related arrests

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office Drug Suppression Unit initiated a criminal investigation in July regarding illegal drug activity at a Guyton Low Ground Road ...

August 17, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


After weeks of preparation, Mustangs, Rebels eager to march into new seasons

After spending several weeks getting into shape, working on fundamentals, developing timing and memorizing formations just like their football counterparts, the Effingham County and South ...

August 16, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Health premiums rise for state workers, teachers

State employees and teachers will face an average premium increase of about 3.7 percent for coverage next year in the State Health Benefit Plan.

August 15, 2017 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local


Exchange Club meets new Chamber Executive Director

At its meeting on July 20, the Exchange Club of Effingham County met Brad Carr, the new Executive Director of the Effingham Chamber of Commerce ...

August 14, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Effingham Retired Educators banquet to be held Sept. 6

All retirees of the Effingham County School System are invited to our annual banquet on Wednesday, Sept. 6.

August 11, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Josh Reddick Foundation donates $10,000 to SEHS, ECHS

The Josh Reddick Foundation made two donations of $10,000, one to South Effingham High School and the other to Effingham County High School, Monday ...

August 10, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


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