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Toms put on administrative leave

The recent chaos in the city of Rincon's police department has spread to the administration. City Council voted unanimously during Monday's special called meeting to place City Manager Donald Toms on administrative leave.

As with most investigations, more information has come to light, said Mayor Ken Lee.

November 26, 2008 | Angela Mensing | Local


Early turnout tops 6,000

Effingham County voters already have hit the polls in large numbers.

November 25, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Cancer victims’ families urged to continue the fight

Connie Burns said she envisioned a time when such a memorial ceremony may not be necessary.

November 25, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


IRS still has stimulus checks for many Effingham residents

ATLANTA - The Internal Revenue Service is looking for Georgia taxpayers who are missing more than 12,500 economic stimulus checks totaling about $7.1 million and more than 3,900 regular refund checks totaling about $3.9 million that were returned by the U.S. Postal Service due to mailing address errors.

November 25, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Sheriff yet to be served with suit

Jimmy McDuffie likely will be re-elected to another term as Effingham County sheriff today, but veteran lawman faces a legal challenge in court.

November 25, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Daylight savings time ends

November 22, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Barrow, Stone highlight their differences in race

With only a couple of locally contested races this year, many people are following the U.S House race for Georgia's 12th District between Democrat incumbent John Barrow of Savannah and Republican challenger John Stone of Augusta.

November 21, 2008 | Phil Boyum Special to the Effingham Herald | Local


Scaring up a good time for a good cause

Visitors to the Tompkins' house off Brittany Lane in south Effingham can expect to have a frightfully good time this evening.

November 21, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


GSP urges caution for busy traffic weekend

The Georgia State Patrol is cautioning drivers to be prepared as they travel today. Traffic is expected to be heavier than normal this Halloween with additional motorists traveling the state's roads for the weekend.

November 21, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


ACS to hold annual memorial service Sunday

The annual Effingham County American Cancer Society memorial service at the Effingham County Board of Education Auditorium on Sunday at 2:30 p.m.

November 21, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Springfield OKs pact to dip into state TE pot

The Springfield City Council has authorized Mayor Barton Alderman to sign a memorandum of understanding with the Georgia Department of Transportation for a transportation enhancement grant.

November 21, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


Rincon moves ahead with identity theft law

The city of Rincon now has an identity theft ordinance, which puts the city in compliance with the Federal Trade Commission's 2007 Identity Theft Red Flag Rule.

November 21, 2008 | Angela Mensing | Local


Guard unit readies for next mission

Georgia's citizen-soldiers will be on the move again soon.

November 21, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Effingham poll locations

Below are the county voting precincts for the Nov. 4 election

November 21, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


A look at the amendments

Amendment 1

November 21, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


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Former SEHS student charged with making terroristic threats

An investigation by the Effingham County Sheriff's Office has resulted in the arrest of 18-year-old Noah Tyson of Guyton.

February 22, 2018 | Submitted report | Local


Chamber members tour Mars Theatre

SPRINGFIELD -- The Effingham County Chamber of Commerce conducted its monthy Business After Hours meeting at the Mars Theatre on Thursday.

February 22, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


African Methodist Episcopal Church hub of history, activity

GUYTON - Effingham County is loaded with noteworthy places but few have achieved the status of New Hope African Methodist Episcopal Church. The 149-year-old structure has ...

February 22, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Umpire in the dark

During the second inning of Tuesday night's game at Rebel field in Springfield, the home plate umpire watches in right field as Wayne County ...

February 21, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


Yellow Jackets stroll past Rebels

SPRINGFIELD -- The Effingham County Rebels were generous to a fault against Wayne County on Tuesday.

February 21, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Martinez inks with South Florida

SPRINGFIELD - Effingham County's Sydney Martinez is taking her talents to South Florida.

February 21, 2018 | Trice Williams | Local


Chaney competes for Brenau track and field team

Racine Chaney of Rincon competed on the Brenau University track and field team at Friday's Appalachian Athletic Conference Indoor Championships on Friday in Kingsport ...

February 20, 2018 | Submitted report | Local


Hospital hands out annual awards

POOLER - In a ceremony underscoring the importance of people in the transformation of Effingham Health System (EHS), more than four dozen employees were recognized at ...

February 20, 2018 | | Local


Mayor updates Exchange Club on Rincon happenings

SPRINGFIELD - Rincon Mayor Ken Lee overflowed with information during Thursday's Exchange Club of Effingham County meeting. He gushed so much that he apologized for ...

February 19, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


SEMS students get dose of reality

GUYTON - On Feb. 14, eighth graders at South Effingham Middle School got a taste of the real world. The students participated in the annual Reality ...

February 19, 2018 | | Local


Family Connection Focus: Ready2CONNECT offers a path to independence

RINCON - Ready2CONNECT (R2C) offers tools to help people become financially independent.

February 19, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Home invasion reported

SPRINGFIELD -- The Effingham County Sheriff's Office is investigating a home invasion that occurred Friday afternoon.

February 18, 2018 | Submitted report | Local


Lady Mustangs' season ends

South Effingham's girls were ousted from the Class AAAAA state tournament Friday. They fell 83-16 at Region 1-AAAAA champion Harris County.

February 16, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


Johnson handcuffs Mustangs to spark Rebels to series win

GUYTON -- Right-hander Ethan Johnson went the distance on the mound Friday night to lead Effingham County to a 2-0 baseball victory over South Effingham.

February 16, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


Zielicke new United Way executive director

RINCON - Maybe it's in her DNA.

February 16, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


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