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Community involvement key to getting new YMCA

It's taken a community effort for the Effingham YMCA, from fundraising drives to clearing the land near the new building for ball fields.

August 03, 2007 | By Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


County's GIS team honored

San Diego, Calif. - Effingham County stood out from more than 300,000 organizations worldwide that use geographic information system (GIS) software to make a difference in the world. ESRI presented the organization with a Special Achievement in GIS (SAG) Award at the 27th Annual ESRI International User Conference in San Diego on June 20.

August 02, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Rincon officials get certified

Rincon city officials were commended for their certificates from the Georgia Municipal Association at the Rincon City Council meeting on Monday night.

July 31, 2007 | By Ralna Pearson Effingham Herald | Local


State pulls license for exterminator

A Rincon day care had a close call after a pest control company improperly sprayed for fleas on their premises.

July 31, 2007 | By Ralna Pearson Effingham Herald | Local


Guyton woman killed in I-16 wreck

An Effingham County woman was killed when she was thrown from a vehicle in a one-vehicle crash Saturday morning.

According to a preliminary report from the Georgia State Patrol, Roxanne Watkins Wilharm, 51, of Guyton, was a passenger in a 2003 Ford Explorer driven by John Wesley Eaton, also of Guyton. They were driving west on Interstate 16, approximately six miles from Highway 67, when Eaton apparently lost control of the vehicle and drove into the median. The vehicle overturned several times, ejecting Wilharm.

July 30, 2007 | Staff report | Local


Springfield to buy land for spray field

The Springfield City Council has approved a contract to purchase 105 acres of land for a spray field on Rincon-Stillwell Road for $2.4 million.

July 28, 2007 | By Sandi Van Orden Effingham Herald | Local


Passing of the gavel

Past President Lem Lancaster passes the gavel to new President Aaron "Ace" Herring.

July 28, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Sheriff at Sunrise

Sheriff Jimmy McDuffie spoke to the Effingham Sunrise Rotary group on July 3.

July 28, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Having a sweet Fourth

Effingham Care Center residents and their families were treated to good food and plenty of watermelon to celebrate the Fourth of July.

July 28, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Give a pint, get a pint

Blue Bell Ice Cream is helping the American Red Cross encourage people to donate blood twice this summer with a special thank you gift of a pint of ice cream. Everyone who comes to give blood from July 9-13 at any Red Cross donor center or blood drive will receive a free coupon for a pint of Blue Bell Ice Cream or an actual pint of ice cream, while supplies last. The coupons can be redeemed at any store that sells Blue Bell Ice Cream.

July 28, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Finishing touches

July 28, 2007 | By Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Rincon out to make 4th bigger, better

Many people worked hard to organize Rincon's Fourth of July festivities this year, and the city is looking at how to make it even better next year.

July 28, 2007 | By Ralna Pearson Effingham Herald | Local


Musical Fireworks, video highlights

On Saturday evening, the cities of Springfield and Guyton joined forces with the county to host the annual fireworks display held at Effingham County High School.

July 28, 2007 | By Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Rincon's Fourth of July parade

Paradegoers and participants were greeted with sunny skies and a very warm morning Saturday for the procession.

July 28, 2007 | By Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Traffic, buffers worry Old Augusta residents

Residents along Old Augusta Road raised concerns about possible future traffic woes with Effingham County commissioners.

July 28, 2007 | By Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


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Schools, insurance agency push safe driving for teens

A local insurance agency saw Friday's Effingham County-South Effingham football game as the ideal place and time to kick off a safe driving initiative for teenagers.

September 16, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Herald moving to Wednesdays

Technology and new ways of communicating are reaching and affecting even an industry that's been around for nearly 500 years.

September 15, 2014 | Staff Report | Local


County, rec board setting sights on new central park

Effingham County officials are setting their sights on building another Sand Hill Park-type complex closer to the center of the county, after a joint workshop Tuesday between county commissioners and recreation board members.

September 11, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Sunday crash claims a third victim

A third person has died from injuries in a car crash in Effingham County Sunday afternoon.

September 11, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Funeral Saturday for mother, daughter who died in crash

Funeral arrangements have been made for a mother and daughter who died Sunday in a car crash in Effingham County.

September 09, 2014 | Staff report | Local


ECHS mourns loss of beloved teacher in crash

On a tearful day at Effingham County High School, friends and colleagues of Megan Kessler reflected on the difference she made on campus and off.

September 08, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Rincon woman, her mother die in crash

An Effingham County woman and her mother died in a crash on Old Augusta Road Sunday afternoon.

September 08, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


City approves rental policy for the Mars

While the Mars Theatre's slate of shows and programs continues to expand and attract visitors, there is also a growing demand to rent the facility.

September 04, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Injured power line worker recuperating

A Georgia Power worker hurt late Tuesday afternoon is recuperating at an Augusta hospital.

September 04, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Feeling right at home

A delivery came across Sam Ingram's desk Wednesday, his second day as the agriculture and natural resources agent in the University of Georgia Extension Service's Effingham County office.

September 04, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Springfield OKs bump in millage rate

Springfield City Council members have voted to raise the millage rate, but officials say the increase won't have much effect on most property owners.

September 04, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Separate accidents result in two fatalities

The Labor Day holiday weekend was a deadly one on Effingham County roads, as two women died from injuries in separate single-car crashes.

September 01, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Military motorcycle training can fulfill state testing requirements

Georgia Department of Driver Services Commissioner Rob Mikell has announced a new customer service for active/former military service members and their dependents requesting a motorcycle license. These customers may exempt the written and road skills testing for a motorcycle endorsement - if they have successfully completed a safety course based on the Motor Safety Foundation curriculums offered by the U.S. Department of Defense or branch of the U.S. military.

September 01, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Hospital, county to attempt to resolve pay disagreement

With the Department of Housing and Urban Development scheduled to visit in a few weeks, Effingham Health System leaders want to resolve an issue on how much money the hospital is owed from the county.

August 28, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rincon approves service rate hikes

Rincon residents can expect to pay more for water, sewer, sanitation and fire fees.

August 28, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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