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Munthe honored for work with Boy Scouts, firefighters

Norman Munthe was named the Rotary Club's volunteer of the year at a banquet Thursday night at New Ebenezer Retreat Center.

March 22, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


IDA approves revisions in water agreement

The Effingham Industrial Development Authority has agreed to a revision in its intergovernmental agreement with Springfield for water in a deal that officials believe benefits the IDA, Springfield and the county.

March 22, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Rincon pours work into liquor ordinance

Rincon City Council held a workshop to discuss a proposed liquor by the drink ordinance Thursday.

March 22, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


United Way helping families of refinery explosion victims

United Way of the Coastal Empire is set to help victims and their families who are affected by the fire at Imperial Sugar through the "Sugar Refinery Family Support Fund."

March 20, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Springfield delays liquor law debate

The Springfield City Council postponed approval of a proposed liquor by the drink ordinance and fee schedule until the council's next meeting on March 11.

March 20, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


Rincon annexes Heritage tract

The Rincon City Council annexed the Heritage property Monday night and also approved a contract to provide water to the tract, zoning the property as planned unit development.

March 20, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


Target to pitch in with refinery relief

United Way of the Coastal Empire has received another helping hand in its effort to help victims and families of the sugar refinery fire. Target Stores will make a $10,000 contribution to United Way specifically to help provide grief counseling and support services necessary for children and their families who have been negatively impacted by the fire at Imperial Sugar.

March 18, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Hospital adds EZ-IO to emergency care

There is something new and innovative in the emergency department at Effingham Hospital.

March 18, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


County fire department offers free inspections

Effingham County Fire/Rescue is offering fire safety inspections to all businesses, public buildings and churches within the county. This free service has been available since February 2007 through the department's prevention division.

March 18, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


IDA postpones offer on land

Effingham Industrial Development Authority members put off a revised offer from a current tenant in their existing industrial park for another parcel there.

March 18, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Small business a big priority

Now that the state has added Effingham County to its list of entrepreneur friendly communities, the Chamber of Commerce is ready to dive into its plans to help local small businesses.

March 18, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Rincon takes look at historic preservation laws

Rincon's city council has begun to take a look at historic preservation ordinances.

March 18, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Memorial unites company

SAVANNAH - On Saturday afternoon, an estimated 700 Imperial Sugar refinery workers, their family and friends and the men and women of the emergency services who responded to the Feb. 7 explosion gathered in the Savannah Civic Center to remember lives lost and changed in the blast that has since claimed 11 and injured dozens.

March 18, 2008 | Lewis Levine Special to the Herald | Local


Guyton picks new garbage service provider

Guyton will have a new garbage collection service beginning April 1.

March 15, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Locals step up to donate blood

United Way Effingham Service Center sponsored a local American Red Cross blood drive on Friday. The blood drive was being held to address the need for blood for burn victims of the Imperial Sugar refinery explosion.

March 15, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


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FFA members from SEMS, ECMS attend Discovery Conference

COVINGTON – Members of the ECMS and SEMSFFA chapter attended the Georgia FFA Association's Discovery Conference on Jan. 27-28 at the Georgia FFA-FCCLA Center near ...

February 17, 2017 | By Mariella Manhatton | Local


Rep. Rick Allen's staff to visit Springfield

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman Rick Allen (R-Ga.-12) announced Tuesday that his staff will be holding Community Office Hours in Springfield on Thursday, March ...

February 16, 2017 | Staff report | Local


Dead body found behind Gamestop in Rincon

A death investigation is underway in Rincon after police say a dead body was found Wednesday afternoon.

February 15, 2017 | Staff report | Local


Guyton Police Chief terminated by Mayor

Guyton Police Chief Kelphie Lundy has been removed from his position effective immediately. The announcement came Monday during a Guyton City Council meeting.

February 15, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Effingham farmer honored

Jerry Graham, of Effingham County, was awarded the title of 2016 Conservationist of the Year Feb. 2 by the Bankers and Supervisors of the Ogeechee ...

February 15, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Gateway returning to Rincon

The Gateway Community Service Board announced recently the relocation of all operations in Effingham County.

February 13, 2017 | Staff report | Local


Donors urgently needed to increase winter blood supply for Red Cross

The American Red Cross urgently needs blood donors to make an appointment to give this winter so that patients can continue to receive lifesaving treatments.

February 13, 2017 | Staff report | Local


DDI Construction Continues On SR 21

Contractors for the Georgia Department of Transportation will use lane closures on SR 21 north and southbound lanes in Port Wentworth Monday through Friday of ...

February 10, 2017 | Staff report | Local


Many trees down in Pineora area due to weather

Wednesday night's severe weather knocked down dozens of trees in the Pineora area, leaving residents with quite the mess to clean up.

February 09, 2017 | Staff report | Local


Effingham woman attends Trump's Inauguration

While millions of people around the world watched newly inaugurated President Donald Trump take the Oath of Office in front of the Capitol Building in ...

February 09, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Marcus Wade Tebeau Indicted on Multiple Charges of Sexual Exploitation of Children

Marcus Wade Tebeau, 37, of Rincon, was indicted on Jan. 31 for sex charges involving a child.

February 08, 2017 | Staff report | Local


SEHS junior Darius Scott pens winning speech

They say a picture says a thousand words, but when you have the public speaking skills of Darius Scott, pictures aren't needed.

February 08, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


I-16/Old River Road Interchange Project set to begin early

ATLANTA - Effingham County will see improvements to the interchange at I-16/Old River Road three years earlier than originally anticipated.

February 08, 2017 | Staff report | Local


Effingham students serve as pages during trip to Capitol Building

Students from Effingham County High School, South Effingham High School and Ebenezer Middle School got an opportunity to learn more about how the government works ...

February 02, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Purcell re-elected to State Transportation Board

ATLANTA - On Jan. 25, State Transportation Board (STB) members Ann R. Purcell of Rincon (First Congressional District) and Sam Wellborn of Columbus (Third Congressional District ...

February 01, 2017 | Staff report | Local


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