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ECRP loses its 'rock'

Jacan Brown had friends across the county and across the state she had never met.

June 18, 2009 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Initial work on old courthouse set to begin

Work on renovating the historic Effingham County Courthouse is expected to begin soon, after county commissioners gave the go-ahead for selective demolition and exploration of the building.

June 18, 2009 | Patrick Donahue | Local


Military working dogs create paws and effect

LACKLAND AIR FORCE BASE, Texas - It can be a terrifying thing to see a dog streaking toward you across a field, fast and low to the ground, lips peeled back from a mouth filled with huge white teeth. But for the son of a Rincon couple, all he can think about, as the 80-pound animal leaps toward his arm, is making sure the dog gets a good bite.

June 18, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


County to get a better look at itself through LIDAR

A closer, clearer look at Effingham County could help more readily determine flood zones in the near future.

June 15, 2009 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Springfield makes underpass top priority

The Springfield City Council has voted to present the underpass project as the sole transportation priority of the city.

June 15, 2009 | By Sandi Van Orden | Local


EFACEC helps state earn Silver Shovel award

ATLANTA - Gov. Sonny Perdue welcomed the news that Georgia won a Silver Shovel award from Area Development magazine, a key recognition of the state's business-friendly policies by a respected economic development publication. Georgia was one of 11 states honored by the magazine.

June 15, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


GSU to host customer service seminar

The Georgia Southern Continuing Education Center will host The Corporate Education Academy "Superior Customer Service Internal/External" and "Taking Ownership" seminars from 8 a.m.-noon and 1-5 p.m. on July 16.

June 15, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


STC to hold ‘hospitality casting call’

SAVANNAH -The Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management Department at Savannah Technical College will hold a "hospitality casting call" on June 23 at 9 a.m. in the Eckburg Auditorium at the White Bluff Campus. Interviews will be conducted for admission into the STC's hospitality customer service provider certificate program. Upon successful completion of the 10-week program, students will be given an opportunity to interview with some of Savannah's largest hospitality employers.

June 15, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


Ready Georgia finds Georgians aren’t ready

As the 2009 hurricane season continues and moves closer toward its August through October peak, a new study from the Georgia Emergency Management Agency's Ready Georgia campaign has found that most Georgians are not adequately prepared for hurricanes and other natural or man-made disasters.

June 15, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


Guyton water, sewer rates to rise

Water and sewer rates in Guyton will be heading up soon.

June 11, 2009 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Heat adds to problems at house fire

Effingham County fire investigators are looking into why a Jamestown Road home erupted in flames late Tuesday night in an apparent barbecuing accident.

June 11, 2009 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Restaurant seeks extra hour to serve

A local restaurant owner has requested the Springfield City Council extend hours of alcohol sales by one hour Monday through Friday.

June 08, 2009 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


Herald claims 11 awards in Better Newspaper Contest

The Effingham Herald took seven first-place awards - and a top distinction among all newspapers in the state - Friday night among its 11 honors at the annual Georgia Press Association Better Newspaper Contest on Jekyll Island.

June 08, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


Mighty 8th begins community appreciation rates for area residents

The Mighty 8th Air Force Museum has dedicated June as community appreciation month for Coastal Empire and Low Country residents.

June 08, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


County budget to shrink for fiscal year 2010

Effingham County commissioners are on track to approve a budget that County Administrator David Crawley said was "better than balanced."

June 04, 2009 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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Deloach earns ACCG certificate

The Association of County Commissioners of Georgia recently awarded county officials with certificates for completing requirements in the Lifelong Learning Academy.

May 18, 2018 | Submitted report | Local


First graders celebrate reading achievements

GUYTON -- Reading has many rewards.

May 17, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


4-H team wins state modified trap championship

RINCON -- Aiming high helped Effingham County 4-H's junior modified trap team hit a big target Saturday.

May 17, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Effingham Health System agrees to record-setting civil penalty

SPRINGFIELD - Effingham Health System is taking its medicine by agreeing to a record civil penalty related to alleged record keeping and notification violations of the ...

May 16, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Plane crash cleanup underway

SAVANNAH AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE -- Cleanup efforts are underway for Hwy 21 near Savannah Hilton Head International Airport where a Puerto Rico Air National Guard ...

May 16, 2018 | Submitted report | Local


South Effingham girls make history

GUYTON - South Effingham's girls golf team made history by qualifying for the state championship meet, a first for the Mustangs program.

May 16, 2018 | | Local


Griffin steps down as Effingham County coach

Just a couple of weeks after being named Region 2-AAAAAA's top coach, Brett Griffin has stepped down as head of the Effingham County baseball ...

May 16, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


South Effingham searching for baseball coach

GUYTON -- South Effingham has opted not to retain John DeRing as its baseball coach.

May 16, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


Renasant Bank delivers pet items donated by customers

Dana Causey, Lauren Kennedy, Misty Folker and Barbara Liscio of Renasant Bank dropped off a bevy of supplies for the Effingham County Animal Shelter on ...

May 15, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


It's Helmly vs. Johnson for District 4 board seat

RINCON - The Effingham County Board of Education District 4 seat will be contested in this election and will pit incumbent Beth Helmly against newcomer Ben ...

May 15, 2018 | Rick Lott | Local


Georgia State Patrol reports 15 April crashes

Troopers from the Rincon post of the Georgia State Patrol investigated 15 traffic crashes during April in Effingham County.

May 15, 2018 | Submitted report | Local


Effingham County athletes shine at Class AAAAAA meet

The Effingham County track team wrapped up its season at the Class AAAAAA state meet in Carrollton where three athletes earned top five finishes.

May 14, 2018 | Trice Williams | Local


P.B. Edwards Gym offering turbo kickboxing

PORT WENTWORTH - Turbo Kick LIVE is not just a fitness class - it's a total experience that combines a high-energy workout with a party feel.

May 14, 2018 | Submitted report | Local


Rebels' 2018 football schedule

Aug. 10 -- at Screven County (scrimmage)

May 14, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


Girls get resources to help them navigate challenges of middle school

RINCON - Mothers weren't the only ones who received gifts over the weekend.

May 14, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


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