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Rincon approves plans for O'Reilly's

Rincon City Council OK'd preliminary plans for an O'Reilly's Auto Parts franchise, as long as engineers can attest to the site being clean.

December 13, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Purple Heart ladies auxiliary gives to Veterans Park fund

The Veterans Park of Effingham County was recently presented with a check for $1,000 from the National Ladies Auxiliary of the Military Order of the Purple Heart.

December 13, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Vendors participating in the Dickens Craft Festival

1st Dickens Craft Festival

December 13, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


State sticking to water limits

Water use in north Georgia has been curtailed, and the state Environmental Protection Division is sticking to its demand to reduce the amount of water taken from the upper Floridan aquifer, Effingham Chamber of Commerce members learned Wednesday morning.

December 13, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


CGRDC recognized for transportation work

The Coastal Georgia Regional Development Center in Brunswick received a 2007 Excellence in Regional Transportation Award from the National Association of Development Organizations for the Regional Rural and Coordinated Public Transportation Program.

December 13, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Guyton gears up for annual Christmas festival

Signups for the annual Guyton Christmas craft fair are coming in briskly, according to organizers of the Guyton Christmas Festival.

December 13, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Dickens Craft Festival winners

On Saturday, the Dickens Craft Festival was held in conjunction with the Rincon Lion's Club Christmas parade. Vendors from throughout the region participated. Awards were given for best of show, first place, second place, third place and honorable mention.

December 13, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Temcor adds to a big year with a big award

It's been a big year for Temcor.

December 13, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


HomeTown Health names Effingham hospital of the year

At the 2007 annual communication of HomeTown Health, LLC held at Callaway Gardens in Pine Mountain, Effingham Hospital was recognized for the progress it has made in health care in the Southeast by being awarded HomeTown Health's "Hospital of the Year" for 2007.

December 13, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Work nearing finish on state water plan

Work on the statewide water management plan is nearing an end, and a final document is expected to be ready by the end of the year.

December 13, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Rincon Lions Club Christmas Parade winners

Best Local Band: South Effingham High School

December 13, 2007 | Patrick Donahue | Local


Speaker: GREAT will be good for state

RICHMOND HILL - State House Speaker Glenn Richardson, who has been referred to as an "agent of change," says that when he took office, he could've decided to do nothing. But instead, he said it's his job to evaluate how Georgia government is impacting its residents.

December 13, 2007 | Jessica Holthaus Special to Effingham Herald | Local


Tripp completes basic training

Army Pvt. Jonathan S. Tripp has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.

December 13, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Operation click it or ticket underway for Thanksgiving

ATLANTA - It's a fact of life.. And death: Failure to use safety belts is a major contributing factor in more than half of Georgia's Thanksgiving holiday traffic deaths.

December 13, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Socia speaks to Exchange Club

December 13, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


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Adjustments to SPLOST budget to be made after shortage of funds

At a called workshop of the Effingham County Commissioners Wednesday, Nov. 30, the commissioners discussed SPLOST, Capital Needs and the Short Term Work Program (STWP ...

December 07, 2016 | By Zack Lee | Local


United Way of the Coastal Empire raises $337,813 in Effingham Campaign

The United Way of the Coastal Empire's 2016 Effingham County Campaign announced Wednesday morning that donations from various businesses and groups in the area ...

December 07, 2016 | By Zack Lee | Local


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


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