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Wilkins steps down from IDA board

Effingham County Industrial Development Authority Chairman Martin Wilkins is stepping down from the board.

December 13, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Kieffer to lead Christmas in Effingham

Veterans' Day is a day that many people take off to pay homage to those that have served our country. Butch Kieffer chose to not only pay honor to those that have served, but do a little serving of his own.

December 13, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Park ready for Veterans Day event

Orchestral music will ring out on Veterans Day at the Veterans Park of Effingham in Springfield. The music will be preformed by the recently formed Effingham Community Orchestra, presenting a program, "Patriotic Tribute." This program includes solos and narrations as part of the orchestra's performance.

December 13, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


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


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Swain finishes basic training

U.S. Air Force National Guard Airman 1st Class Joe C. Swain III graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio ...

February 24, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Local


EHS honors staff with 2017 Employee Appreciation Banquet

Effingham Health System honored staff members of the hospital Thursday night at the Effingham Health System 2017 Employee Appreciation Banquet at the National Museum of ...

February 23, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Freeman, Van Sickle honored as STAR students

The Rotary Club of Effingham County honored two students Thursday afternoon for being named the STAR Students for the county. Marina Van Sickle won for ...

February 22, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Black History Month Spotlight: Honoring Springfield Central High basketball

Back in the 1960s during the era of segregated schools, Effingham County saw one of its high schools rise to the top and win multiple ...

February 22, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


ECCA recognized by Georgia Senate, House of Representatives

The Effingham College and Career Academy was honored and recognized this month by both the State of Georgia House of Representatives and the Georgia Senate ...

February 20, 2017 | By Mariella Manhatton | Local


FFA members from SEMS, ECMS attend Discovery Conference

COVINGTON – Members of the ECMS and SEMSFFA chapter attended the Georgia FFA Association's Discovery Conference on Jan. 27-28 at the Georgia FFA-FCCLA Center near ...

February 17, 2017 | By Mariella Manhatton | Local


Rep. Rick Allen's staff to visit Springfield

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman Rick Allen (R-Ga.-12) announced Tuesday that his staff will be holding Community Office Hours in Springfield on Thursday, March ...

February 16, 2017 | Staff report | Local


Dead body found behind Gamestop in Rincon

A death investigation is underway in Rincon after police say a dead body was found Wednesday afternoon.

February 15, 2017 | Staff report | Local


Guyton Police Chief terminated by Mayor

Guyton Police Chief Kelphie Lundy has been removed from his position effective immediately. The announcement came Monday during a Guyton City Council meeting.

February 15, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Effingham farmer honored

Jerry Graham, of Effingham County, was awarded the title of 2016 Conservationist of the Year Feb. 2 by the Bankers and Supervisors of the Ogeechee ...

February 15, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Gateway returning to Rincon

The Gateway Community Service Board announced recently the relocation of all operations in Effingham County.

February 13, 2017 | Staff report | Local


Donors urgently needed to increase winter blood supply for Red Cross

The American Red Cross urgently needs blood donors to make an appointment to give this winter so that patients can continue to receive lifesaving treatments.

February 13, 2017 | Staff report | Local


DDI Construction Continues On SR 21

Contractors for the Georgia Department of Transportation will use lane closures on SR 21 north and southbound lanes in Port Wentworth Monday through Friday of ...

February 10, 2017 | Staff report | Local


Many trees down in Pineora area due to weather

Wednesday night's severe weather knocked down dozens of trees in the Pineora area, leaving residents with quite the mess to clean up.

February 09, 2017 | Staff report | Local


Effingham woman attends Trump's Inauguration

While millions of people around the world watched newly inaugurated President Donald Trump take the Oath of Office in front of the Capitol Building in ...

February 09, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


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