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Voters reminded to bring photo ID to the polls

ATLANTA - Secretary of State Karen Handel reminds voters to bring photo identification when participating in today's presidential preference primary.

February 26, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Carter introduces tax relief bills for Effingham

State Rep. Buddy Carter (R-Pooler) has introduced legislation calling for a referendum to be voted on by the citizens of Effingham County that would place caps on property tax increases within the county.

February 26, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Baby pulls community together

Community members gathered Friday night at the Effingham County Courthouse to pray for a 10-month-old baby recovering from the effects of alleged child abuse.

February 26, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


Lawmakers are glad Anderson re-elected

Raybon Anderson retained his seat on the state transportation board, but not after some tense moments and some intense political scrutiny.

February 26, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


A busy day for commisssioners, too

Today will be a busy day at the polls and for Effingham County commissioners.

February 26, 2008 | Patrick Donahue | Local


10-month-old continues to fight for recovery

A 10-month-old baby remains in critical condition at a Savannah hospital, and his mother and father remain in jail.

February 23, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


State grants could aid watershed management

Effingham County could get some state help in funding its watershed management study.

February 23, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


County to declare Feb. 11 as 2-1-1 Day

Effingham County Board of Commissioners will proclaim Feb. 11 as 2-1-1 Day in Effingham County at their meeting Tuesday. Myra Lewis, Board of Commissioners chairperson, will sign the proclamation in a ceremony at the Effingham County Administrative Complex.

February 23, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


City, developer working on another way into center

The Fort Howard Square shopping center could mean some changes to Fort Howard Road at its intersection with Highway 21.

February 23, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Georgia Chamber wants to 'Get Georgia Moving'

The very real possibility that 2008 may be the year that Georgia takes a giant step forward toward finding solutions to its transportation woes has energized a statewide group of organizations committed to improvements.

February 23, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Referendum, primary voting locations

Polls will be open from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. at county and municipal voting precincts. Voters in the Springfield and Rincon alcohol referendums must vote on that issue for their respective city at Springfield City Hall for Springfield residents or the Vernon C. Hinely Center in Rincon for Rincon residents.

February 23, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Sharing his vision

Craig MacFarlane talked to Effingham Rotary members about the importance of perseverance and helping others when he was visiting Effingham last week.

February 21, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


Most Georgians not ready for an emergency

A recent statewide survey conducted on behalf of the Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA) finds that when faced with large-scale emergencies, such as natural disasters, pandemic outbreaks or terrorist attacks, most Georgians are not prepared to survive without assistance for the recommended 72 hours, though 78 percent think they are.

February 21, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Isakson praises progress in Iraq

WASHINGTON - U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., spoke on the Senate floor Tuesday where he praised the progress U.S. troops are making in Iraq, highlighting his recent visit to Iraq this month to meet with Georgia troops.

February 21, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Wheels turning for EFACEC

With the groundbreaking still weeks away, EFACEC is beginning to gear up for its opening next year.

February 21, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


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Effingham Lady Rebels finish fourth at state

The 2016 Effingham County High School competition cheer season was a successful one for the Lady Rebels as they finished with a fourth-place showing at ...

December 05, 2016 | Staff report | Local


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


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