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A busy evening for Guyton’s police force

Guyton's new public safety department saw an influx in crime this past weekend.

December 05, 2008 | Angela Mensing | Local


Family loses mobile home in Tuesday fire

A Tuesday afternoon fire destroyed more than half of a mobile and has displaced its family.

December 05, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Call of duty

As the nation and Effingham County paid tribute to the millions of veterans who served the country across the globe Tuesday, Brig. Gen. Lawrence Dudney reminded those at Veterans Park in Springfield to keep a group in uniform in mind.

December 05, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


LifeStar in a holding pattern

The LifeStar air ambulance still isn't cleared for landing at a new home in Effingham County.

December 02, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Thursday wreck claims life of Rincon woman

A Rincon woman died from injuries sustained in a single-car accident Thursday on Highway 80 in Bryan County, according to authorities.

November 29, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


After two close shaves, a breather for Barrow

Democratic incumbent John Barrow secured his third term in Congress, easily defeating Republican challenger John Stone in the race for Georgia's U.S. House District 12.

November 28, 2008 | Phil Boyum Special to the Effingham Herald | Local


Alford ready to get back to work

Troy Alford is ready to get back to work with the Effingham County Board of Education.

November 28, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


McDaniel relieved by results

Well-wishers from across the state had been calling Linda McDaniel throughout Tuesday night to get an update on her race.

November 28, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Some races still not done

The campaigning isn't over for four Effingham County candidates.

November 28, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Rincon suspends Toms

The recent chaos in the city of Rincon's police department has spread to the administration. City council voted unanimously during Monday's special called meeting to place City Manager Donald Toms on administrative leave.

November 28, 2008 | Angela Mensing | Local


McDaniel wins handily; two runoffs loom

Linda McDaniel easily defeated incumbent tax commissioner Lisa Wright, taking more than 60 percent of ballots cast.

November 27, 2008 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Latest results

Click on our breaking news header for updates on the elections as they become available as the polls close.

November 26, 2008 | Staff report | Local


Toms put on administrative leave

The recent chaos in the city of Rincon's police department has spread to the administration. City Council voted unanimously during Monday's special called meeting to place City Manager Donald Toms on administrative leave.

As with most investigations, more information has come to light, said Mayor Ken Lee.

November 26, 2008 | Angela Mensing | Local


Early turnout tops 6,000

Effingham County voters already have hit the polls in large numbers.

November 25, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Cancer victims’ families urged to continue the fight

Connie Burns said she envisioned a time when such a memorial ceremony may not be necessary.

November 25, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


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Arson damages home where eight people lived

A mobile home where eight people lived was damaged in a fire Monday that appears to have been intentionally set, according to investigators.

July 21, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


County to take a look at long-range rec plans

Effingham County commissioners will undertake forming a master plan for future recreation improvements and enhancements, after voting 5-0 Tuesday to enter into an agreement with consulting firm CHA.

July 21, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rincon 2013 audit finds two problems

Rincon City Council members were handed their 2013 audit, which pointed out two material weaknesses.

July 21, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


How to help curtail a mosquito problem

Coastal Health District officials remind residents to take precautions to avoid mosquitoes which are not only a nuisance but can carry disease such as West Nile Virus (WNV), Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE), and chikungunya.

July 21, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Early voting numbers trail primary turnout

ATLANTA - Early in-person voting ended Friday for Tuesday's primary runoff.

July 21, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Senate runoff: Kingston says being 'local' helps his appeal to independents

STATESBORO - U.S. Senate candidate Rep. Jack Kingston said Friday he has the conservative credentials to appeal to Republicans at this stage but that being accessible and "local" will help him with independent voters.

July 21, 2014 | By Al Hackle | Local


Senate runoff: Perdue feels he’s the real conservative in GOP race

STATESBORO - U.S. Senate candidate David Perdue, making a campaign stop at Locos Grill and Pub in Statesboro on the cusp of the primary runoff, told reporters that the other Republican in the race, U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston, spends money like a liberal Democrat.

July 21, 2014 | By Al Hackle | Local


Guyton woman hit by truck, dies

An Effingham County woman died after being hit by a truck on Honey Ridge Road Thursday night.

July 18, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Bryan County man fighting flesh-eating bacteria

A local man was in critical condition at a Savannah hospital after reportedly fishing near Dasher's Landing on the Ogeechee River last week and contracting a bacterial infection commonly known as the flesh-eating disease.

July 17, 2014 | Staff report | Local


State to add 100 child case workers

Gov. Nathan Deal approved the hire of 100 new child protective service workers to assist with a recent influx of cases. The number of reports of child abuse and neglect has significantly increased since the opening of a centralized 24/7 Child Protective Services Intake Communications Center.

July 17, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Light turnout expected for Tuesday’s runoff

Only a small number of Effingham County's 28,000 registered voters are expected to cast ballots in Tuesday's primary runoff.

July 17, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


County to turn off water rate hike

Water and sewer rates for Effingham County's customers are going back down.

July 17, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Want to know what's going on? See the new Regional Calendar

So you're looking for something to do this weekend in and around Effingham County, and next week, you have some relatives visiting who really want to check out the Lucas Theatre in Savannah, one of whom is also a history buff who wants to learn a little about Georgia's past.

July 14, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Springfield audit comes back clean

The city of Springfield received a clean bill of financial health from its auditors Tuesday night.

July 14, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Supreme Court turns down appeal on Jones challenge

The challenge to an Effingham County commissioner's candidacy appears to be over.

July 14, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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