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‘I will rebuild’

An Effingham County man who built his home nearly 30 years ago now has to start all over and has vowed to do just that.

January 04, 2010 | By Rick Lott | Local

Audit: County in good financial health

The government of Effingham County is in a strong financial position, its recent audit revealed.

January 04, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Hopes, wishes for the New Year

We wanted to get a feel for what our elected leaders see for our future as they look into the crystal ball for 2010. We asked state Sen. Jack Hill, Effingham Industrial Development Authority CEO John Henry, incoming Springfield Mayor Jeff Northway of Springfield, Mayor Ken Lee of Rincon and Mayor Michael Garvin of Guyton to share their thoughts as they look ahead.

December 31, 2009 | By Rick Lott | Local

Springfield OKs 2010 budget

Springfield City Council members unanimously approved a fiscal year 2010 budget at a special called meeting Tuesday, putting into action a nearly $1.5 million plan.

December 31, 2009 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Rincon PD offering holiday house checks

Rincon Police Chief Mike Bohannon, reminded city council members Monday night that the department offers citizens the opportunity for periodic house checks while on vacation.

December 31, 2009 | By Rick Lott | Local

New driver’s licenses already under production

ATLANTA - Gov. Sonny Perdue has announced that Georgia Department of Driver Services (DDS) is preparing to issue new and improved driver's licenses and identification cards by fall 2009. The new cards will combat document fraud and protect the identities of Georgia's citizens by using the latest credentialing technology.

December 31, 2009 | Staff Report | Local

Keeping an eye out for super speeders

If you thought speeding tickets were bad, just wait until Friday.

December 28, 2009 | By Rick Lott | Local

Troopers to be out in force

ATLANTA - Traffic safety is the priority for holiday patrols over the next two weeks by Georgia State Troopers and officers with the Motor Carrier Compliance and Capitol Police Divisions of the Georgia Department of Public Safety.

December 24, 2009 | Staff Report | Local

Sister: Couple was about to get kids back

An Effingham County couple whose bodies were found in the Amicalola River were supposed to be visiting their three children over the weekend - and it was supposed to be their last visit before reclaiming custody, according to a family member.

December 24, 2009 | By Rick Lott | Local

Springfield Fire Department honors its own

The Springfield Fire Department held its awards banquet Thursday night at Springfield United Methodist Church's social hall.

December 23, 2009 | Staff Report | Local

Old Augusta phase open

Effingham County motorists finally have a chance to roll down the first phase of the Old Augusta Road project.

December 22, 2009 | Staff Report | Local

Rincon steps up to the tee, buys golf course

The city of Rincon will be buying the Lost Plantation Golf Club, and Mayor Ken Lee said he hopes the sale will be completed soon.

December 17, 2009 | By Rick Lott | Local

Big man, on campus

Rick Tomberlin's introductory news conference was delayed by nearly 20 minutes Thursday morning - the new Effingham County High School football coach was busy talking to each of the Rebels players individually.

December 17, 2009 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Rains close road

December 15, 2009 | Staff Report | Local

County alters animal control

After going through two directors of the animal control department in a year, Effingham County commissioners have decided to do away with the position.

December 14, 2009 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

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Manna House food drive continues through October

The Manna House Ministries is continuing their Fall Food Drive this month and they encourage you to help your neighbors and friends that need extra ...

October 19, 2016 | Staff report | Local

Guyton City Council approves changes to city vehicle operation policy

The Guyton City Council approved a motion Thursday night to change the distance that a Guyton City Police officer can live before having to pay ...

October 19, 2016 | By Zack Lee | Local

Lady Rebels sweep Lanier

The Effingham County High School Lady Rebels volleyball team had no trouble Friday afternoon defeating the Lanier High School Longhorns as they completed the sweep ...

October 19, 2016 | By Zack Lee | Local

Effingham Lady Rebels sweep Stephenson

It was a clean sweep Wednesday afternoon for the Effingham County High School Lady Rebels softball team as they went on the road to Stone ...

October 17, 2016 | By Zack Lee | Local

Springfield Fall Festival rescheduled

The City of Springfield and the Fall Festival Planning Committee have decided to reschedule the 2016 Springfield Fall Festival to Nov. 18-19.

October 14, 2016 | By Zack Lee | Local

Lady Mustangs sweep Jones County

South Effingham Lady Mustangs sweep Jones County

October 14, 2016 | By Zack Lee | Local

Lady Rebels hosting playoff tilt

The Effingham County High School Lady Rebels volleyball team has earned the No. 1 seed and will be hosting Lanier High School in the opening ...

October 13, 2016 | | Local

Sikes awarded for Effingham Teacher of the Year

Local educators gathered Wednesday night at the New Ebenezer Retreat Center in Rincon for the annual Effingham County Teacher of the Year banquet.

October 12, 2016 | By Zack Lee | Local

Omnitracs project moving right along

The Effingham County Industrial Development Authority has been busy over the last few years bringing in new industries and developments into Effingham County – none bigger ...

October 12, 2016 | By Zack Lee | Local

The angel on Long Pond Road

"Angels come in many forms."

October 12, 2016 | By Zack Lee Editor for the Effingham Herald | Local

Rebel Regiment takes top honors at Walterboro Band Classic

The Effingham County High School Rebel Regiment took top honors at the Walterboro Band Classic at Colleton County High School in Walterboro, SC on Saturday.

September 29, 2016 | | Local

Former Effingham Hospital CEO begins new career

Norma Jean Morgan, who for years served as the CEO of Effingham Health System, has found a new place to call home and a new ...

September 28, 2016 | By Zack Lee | Local

GSU offers Ogeechee River Study update

About halfway through a three-year project studying the Ogeechee River, Georgia Southern University researchers and their partners offered an update on their progress during a ...

September 28, 2016 | By Holli Deal Saxon for the Effingham Herald | Local

Rincon City Council votes to approve millage rate

Rincon City Council Members met on Monday night to address a host of items that were awaiting approval.

September 28, 2016 | By Richard Walls | Local

William Exley Smith chosen as Rincon City Manager

In a called meeting of the Rincon City Council Monday, Sept. 19, William Exley "Wes" Smith was chosen over current interim City Manager, Wanda Simmons ...

September 22, 2016 | By Zack Lee | Local

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