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County OKs deal with prison

Effingham County commissioners approved an agreement to continue to house inmates at the Effingham County Prison.

June 24, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


LIFE, Herald to sponsor forum

A forum featuring the candidates for Effingham County sheriff and tax commissioner will be held at South Effingham High School on July 1 at 7 p.m.

June 24, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Chamber pushes forth with plans

The Effingham Chamber of Commerce is going forward on plans to spruce up the county's gateways.

June 24, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


County, state ready to reel in improvements

Tuckasee King Landing could be holding bass tournaments as part of the state's Go Fish Georgia program within 18 months, and maybe even sooner.

June 21, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Barrow calls for halt in adding to strategic reserve

As oil prices continue to set records, and gas approaches the $4 a gallon mark, several lawmakers - including U.S. Rep. John Barrow - are asking President Bush to suspend adding to the nation's strategic petroleum reserve.

June 21, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


GOP hopefuls tout energy independence

SAVANNAH - GOP hopefuls for the 12th District Congressional seat agree on at least one thing - there isn't enough being done to allow for exploration of oil and gas resources within the U.S.

June 21, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Honoring those who paid the ultimate price

Community members gathered to remember those who have died serving in the armed forces Monday at Veterans Park.

June 19, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


McKinney unveils contract with 12th District

What separates him from the other candidates vying for Georgia's 12th District seat in the U.S. House of Representatives is he's from the district, grew up in the district, has raised a family and works in the district, Ray McKinney said.

June 19, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


City makes acre at sprayfield surplus

The Springfield City Council declared a one-acre parcel of land at the sprayfield site surplus on Tuesday.

June 19, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


Barrow gearing up for primary

SAVANNAH - With nearly a handful of opponents, including one from his own party, wanting his job, John Barrow kicked off his Congressional re-election campaign Saturday afternoon.

June 17, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


County readies budget

Effingham County commissioners will go over their proposed fiscal year 2009 budget at their June 3 and 17 meetings and are expected to adopt the spending plan and a countywide millage rate June 17.

June 14, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Veterans Park set for Memorial Day

The annual Memorial Day program will be presented at the Veterans Park in Springfield on Memorial Day at 6 p.m.

June 14, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Crowd turns out for the first Pregnancy Care Center banquet

The Pregnancy Care Center of Rincon held its first fundraising banquet on April 22 at the Mill Creek Banquet Hall and Lodge.

June 14, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Public safety officers, agencies to be out in force for Memorial Day weekend

Despite the record-high cost of gasoline across the state, the Georgia State Patrol and officers with the Department of Public Safety's Motor Carrier Compliance Division and Capitol Police Services Unit are ready for the Memorial Day holiday weekend. Col. Bill Hitchens, commissioner of the Department of Public Safety, said Wednesday the higher cost of gasoline may keep motorists closer to home this year.

June 13, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Crawley a finalist for top county job

The Effingham County commissioners have chosen their lone finalist for the position of county administrator.

June 12, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


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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


Suspect wounded during execution of search warrant

SPRINGFIELD -- The Effingham County Sheriff's Office Criminal Investigative Division executed a search warrant on 2nd Street in Meldrim on Monday after a year-long undercover ...

October 11, 2017 | Submitted report | Local


Effingham County voting officials remain busy

SPRINGFIELD - Even though there won't be any votes for them to tabulate until next year, Olivia Morgan and her staff have plenty to do ...

October 10, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Master gardeners start pollinator project

The past decade has seen declining bee populations across the country for reasons that are still not fully understood. At the same time, Effingham County ...

October 10, 2017 | Ben Cantrell | Local


Reddick's dream field close to reality

SPRINGFIELD - Effingham County native and Houston Astros outfielder Josh Reddick is giving back to his hometown community by building a state-of-the-art baseball field.

October 10, 2017 | Submitted report | Local


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