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Guyton ponders public safety

A proposal for a public safety department found a receptive audience with the Guyton City Council.

July 03, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local

Residents, neighbors question Guyton’s plans

Tempers flared and accusations were voiced at the joint Guyton/Ogeechee-Canoochee Riverkeeper public workshop held at the old Guyton school gymnasium on Monday evening.

July 03, 2008 | Angela Mensing | Local

Trucks still rule Effingham auto sales

Without an end in increasing fuel costs in sight, many consumers and small businesses are clamping down on unnecessary costs and purchases. The three biggest domestic auto manufacturers have all reported a drop in overall sales in 2008, and the local dealerships also have felt the crunch.

July 02, 2008 | Angela Mensing | Local

Brush fire consumes 100 acres

A brush fire in the middle of a swampy area in southern central Effingham County could be quelled shortly.

July 02, 2008 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Plans finalized for candidates’ forum

Plans for a political forum sponsored by Leaders Improving the Future of Effingham and the Effingham Herald have been finalized.

July 01, 2008 | Staff Report | Local

Elections board asks for more help

With a primary and a general election looming, the board of elections questioned Effingham County commissioners why its budget requests were reduced by more than one-fourth.

July 01, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local

Work on Old Augusta ahead of schedule

Work on a long-awaited road project is progressing faster than expected, Effingham County commissioners learned last week.

July 01, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local

County takes a longer look at work week

Effingham County may be taking a deeper look at altering the work week schedule for its employees.

July 01, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local

Knight to hold two Savannah events Tuesday

Rand Knight, a candidate for the U.S. Senate currently held by Saxby Chambliss, will make two campaign stops in Savannah Tuesday.

July 01, 2008 | Staff Report | Local

Police chief may be tapped to be Guyton interim manager

Guyton City Council may have delayed its search for a city manager, but council members could be ready to appoint an interim to that position.

June 28, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local

McKinney says he’s not source of personal attacks

Congressional candidate Ray McKinney issued the following statement:

June 26, 2008 | Staff Report | Local

Teachers’ groups endorse Barrow

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Rep. John Barrow (D-Savannah) has received the endorsement of the Georgia Association of Educators (GAE) and the NEA Fund for Children and Public Education, the political action committee of the National Education Association, in his campaign for re-election to the House of Representatives.

June 26, 2008 | Staff Report | Local

Controversial tract getting a new plan

A rezoning petition that stirred strong reactions from nearby residents and was pulled at the last minute in April may be coming back before county commissioners.

June 26, 2008 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Rincon council ponders tree ordinance

Rincon city council members are trying to balance the value of private property rights and the city's desire to preserve its canopy of tree shade.

June 26, 2008 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

County in 'good financial position'

Effingham County commissioners are poised to adopt a budget that trims the countywide millage rate.

June 26, 2008 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

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Rincon named one of Georgia's top places to raise a family

According to, Rincon is one of the best cities to raise a family in Georgia.

October 18, 2017 | Staff Report | Local

Lee touts record of customer service

RINCON - Even though Ken Lee recently retired from the grocery business after 46 years, he never retired from customer service.

October 18, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local

Ricker seeking to assist citizens on larger scale

RINCON - Public service keeps strengthening its powerful grip on Christi Ricker.

October 18, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local

Springfield's Krall receives degree

Wilkes University of Wilkes-Barre, Pa., held its summer commencement ceremony on Sept. 10 in the Henry Gymnasium of the Arnaud C. Marts Sports and Conference ...

October 17, 2017 | Staff Report | Local

Heartache lingers for Mustangs

GUYTON - Another game. Another heartbreaking loss for South Effingham.

October 17, 2017 | Trice Williams | Local

Vietnam veterans receive recogntion

SPRINGFIELD - The ceremonial pat on the back they received Thursday night won't relieve the sting left by the way they were treated decades ago ...

October 17, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local

South Effingham's Hinely receives top teaching award

RINCON -- South Effingham Elementary School teacher Jincy Hinely believes in her students. She has lots of people who believe in her, too.

October 16, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local

Guyton student graduates from Valdosta State

Brittney Hunter of Guyton has earned the Bachelor of Science in Biology from Valdosta State University.

October 16, 2017 | Staff Report | Local

Rebels unload bench in opening round of playoffs

SPRINGFIELD -- The pressure that usually comes with playoff games left Rebel Field early Friday afternoon and it didn't leave alone.

October 13, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local

Unbeaten Panthers fill middle school pipeline

SPRINGFIELD -- Effingham County coach Buddy Holder doesn't have to look toward a distant horizon to see the future of his football program. It's ...

October 13, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local

Effingham County trounces Lovejoy en route to second round

SPRINGFIELD -- Effingham County defeated Lovejoy in three straight sets in the opening round of the Class AAAAAA volleyball tournament Thursday.

October 13, 2017 | Staff Report | Local

Fishing with a Friend slated Saturday

Effingham County/Fire Rescue and other first responders invite the community to a fun-filled event featuring good food.

October 12, 2017 | Staff Report | Local

Candidate forum set in Port Wentworth

The Port Wentworth Chamber of Commerce is set to host a candidate forum Oct. 19 at 7 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Express, 7210 ...

October 12, 2017 | Staff report | Local

South Effingham volleyball team rolls on

GUYTON -- South Effingham swept Fayette County 3-0 in the first round of the Class AAAAA volleyball tournament Wednesday.

October 12, 2017 | Staff report | Local

Mustangs advance to second round in softball

GUYTON -- South Effingham advanced to the second round of the Class AAAAA softball playoffs by sweeping the Veterans War Hawks on Wednesday 4-0 and 2-1.

October 11, 2017 | Trice Williams | Local

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