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Weather delays signals on Highway 80

The state Department of Transportation announced that the planned opening of Highway 80 from Cherry Street to Highway 17 has been delayed because of weather conditions.

March 11, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Rincon man succumbs to blast injuries

A Rincon man injured in the Feb. 7 explosion at the Imperial Sugar refinery in Port Wentworth died early Thursday morning in an Augusta hospital.

March 08, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Lawmakers offer support to workers, company

PORT WENTWORTH - Federal lawmakers Friday hoped to ensure the kind of explosion that damaged the Imperial Sugar refinery and killed nine people so far will be less likely to happen in the future.

March 08, 2008 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Benefit event for burn victims scheduled

Effingham County residents have banded together and are making plans for benefit events to help the Effingham-based workers injured in the Feb. 7 Imperial Sugar refinery explosion.

March 08, 2008 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Springfield approves water deal with IDA

The Springfield City Council approved an intergovernmental agreement with the Effingham Industrial Development Authority for water at the I-16 tracts Thursday.

March 08, 2008 | By Sandi Van Orden | Local


Rincon, county to meet on service lines again

Rincon and Effingham County officials are expected to meet sometime next week to try to resolve water and sewer service delivery maps.

March 08, 2008 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Guyton police draw praise from longtime resident

The Guyton Police Department got a pat on the back at the city council meeting Tuesday night.

March 06, 2008 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Guyton takes a big step for future

Guyton City Council members believe they have taken a big step toward their town's future.

March 06, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Families keep vigil as blast victims recover

The families of two Effingham County men hurt in the Imperial Sugar refinery explosion last week are optimistic about their recovery and were grateful for the support shown them and the other families this week.

March 06, 2008 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Donors don't mind the wait to give blood

Judy DuBois of Rincon waited for more than two hours to give blood.

March 06, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


Cities, county to meet on service delivery map

Officials from Effingham County and the county's three municipalities will meet this morning to discuss service delivery area lines.

March 06, 2008 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Traffic lights almost ready on Highway 80

The Georgia Department of Transportation is pleased to announce that Highway 80, Highway 26 from Cherry Street to Highway 17 will soon be open to four lanes of traffic.

March 06, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Springfield OKs deals for sewage plant, water work

The Springfield City Council approved agreements with EMC Engineering for upgrades to the wastewater treatment facility, a new well and phase one and two of the Highway 21 waterline extension at its meeting Tuesday night.

March 06, 2008 | By Sandi Van Orden | Local


Colonial to match donations

United Way of the Coastal Empire has received an outpouring of community support to help the victims and their families who are affected by the destruction caused by the explosion and fire at the Imperial Sugar refinery in Port Wentworth on Feb. 7.

March 06, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Isakson, Chambliss sign on to bill to reform budget process

WASHINGTON - U.S. Sens. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., and Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., joined Sen. Pete Domenici, R-N.M., Wednesday in introducing bipartisan legislation to end reckless spending and reform the federal budget process by converting it to a two-year cycle, with one year for appropriating federal dollars and the other year devoted to oversight of federal programs.

March 06, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


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Road work at intersection of Fort Howard Rd-Hwy 21 causing traffic jam

Construction at the intersection of Fort Howard Road and Highway 21 in Rincon has traffic backed up for over a mile.

December 02, 2016 | Staff report | Local


DDI construction requires lane closures on SR 21

Contractors for Georgia Department of Transportation will be paving for the diverging diamond interchange (DDI) on SR 21 at I-95 interchange in Port Wentworth.

November 30, 2016 | Staff report | Local


David Exley named Coroner of the Year

On Nov. 19, the Georgia Coroners Association held their Annual Meeting at the Macon Marriott City Center in Macon and during that meeting, the Honorable ...

November 30, 2016 | Special to the Herald | Local


Vince Dooley visits Effingham

Former University of Georgia football coach and member of the College Football Hall of Fame, Vince Dooley, was put to work Tuesday afternoon signing autographs ...

November 30, 2016 | By Zack Lee | Local


Vince Dooley visiting Rincon Kroger for book signing

Legendary University of Georgia football coach, Vince Dooley, will be signing copies of his books and other collegiate memorabilia on Tuesday from 4-6 p.m ...

November 28, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Effingham County Teacher of the Year: Bilinda Sikes

Some people grow up not knowing what they want to do with their life or what they want to be when they grow up – others ...

November 22, 2016 | By Zack Lee | Local


City of Rincon receives $500,000 grant

SAVANNAH - The City of Rincon has received a 2016 Employment Incentive Program (EIP) grant in the amount of $500,000 from the Georgia Department of ...

November 21, 2016 | | Local


Jerry Schaufelberger chosen as Grand Marshal for Lions Club Christmas Parade

Longtime Effingham County resident and former Lions Club President, Jerry Schaufelberger, has been selected as the Grand Marshal for the 37th Annual Lions Club Christmas ...

November 17, 2016 | By Zack Lee | Local


Effingham Orchestra Holiday Concert Dec. 4

Effingham Community Orchestra will present its 10th annual Holiday Concert and homemade cookie sale fundraiser on Sunday, Dec. 4. The event will be held at ...

November 17, 2016 | Special to the Herald | Local


Effingham soldier, Winston Hencely, injured in Afghanistan

Winston Hencely, a 2014 graduate of Effingham County High School and a soldier in the United States Army stationed in Afghanistan, was injured Saturday when ...

November 17, 2016 | By Zack Lee | Local


Massive turnout for Veterans Day Program in Springfield

Veterans from all branches of service and conflicts were honored for their service Friday morning at the Veteran's Day Program at Veterans Park of ...

November 17, 2016 | By Zack Lee | Local


Effingham Health System gets 501c3 status approval

As of Nov. 1, Effingham Health System has officially restructured as a 501c3 nonprofit corporation. The organizational change is part of a long-range plan that ...

November 10, 2016 | By Zack Lee | Local


Rincon voters approve Sunday package sales

Residents of Rincon will now be able to purchase packaged wine or beer on Sundays after the measure was voted on and approved on Election ...

November 09, 2016 | By Zack Lee | Local


Effingham County Commissioners vote down mosquito spraying proposal

The Effingham County commissioners held a public meeting Tuesday night and voted no to a proposal to use taxpayer money to help fight the current ...

November 04, 2016 | By Zack Lee | Local


ECHS, SEHS students attend college fair

Seniors and juniors from both Effingham County High School and South Effingham High School met with representatives from colleges and universities from across the nation ...

November 02, 2016 | By Zack Lee | Local


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