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Polls open Tuesday for Rincon Ctiy Council, presidential primary

Voters across Effingham County can cast their ballot in the presidential preference primary at 17 polling places and also can do so through early voting.

February 24, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Training to ramp up on post

Training is increasing this week on Fort Stewart, and the installation is advising its neighbors that noise also may be greater.

February 23, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Corbitt throws hat in ring for commission chairman post

At least one of the seats on the Effingham County commission will be contested this spring.

February 16, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Kemp: ‘SEC primary’ should bring more attention to state

The upcoming so-called SEC primary could help bring more attention to Georgia, state Secretary of State Brian Kemp said.

February 16, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Leaders decry lack of federal funding for harbor deepening

Gov. Nathan Deal said Tuesday the $42.7 million in President Obama's budget for the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project falls short of the administration's commitment to the state.

February 10, 2016 | Staff report | Local


County to do value study on parkway

With $44 million in state Department of Transportation funding in the offing for the proposed Effingham Parkway, Effingham County is footing the tab for a mandated value engineering study.

February 09, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


City works to curb fuel spill

Rincon and state officials are working to contain a fuel spill that was reported Saturday morning.

February 09, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Hall to run for Ogeechee Circuit judge seat

Martha Hall has announced her candidacy for Ogeechee Circuit Superior Court judgeship.

February 09, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Neidlinger headed home after ending career at the Herald

After more than a decade at the Effingham Herald, family will be keeping Debbie Neidlinger at home.

February 09, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Paving will lead to temporary lane closures on Highway 21

The Georgia Department of Transportation reminds motorists that nighttime paving will take place between tonight and Thursday on Highway 21 between 4thand 7thstreets in Rincon.

February 08, 2016 | Staff report | Local


ECSO asks to limit traffic on dirt roads

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office is alerting residents that dirt road conditions in the county are deteriorating.

February 04, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Exley to seek re-election as coroner

David Exley has announced he will seek re-election as Effingham County coroner.

February 02, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Corbitt to step down as Rincon city manager

Former city clerk and personnel manager Wanda Simmons has agreed to serve as Rincon's interim city manager, Mayor Ken Lee said.

February 02, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Company to seek permits soon for pipeline

Work on a proposed and hotly-debated pipeline could start by the end of the year, according to a company official.

January 28, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Mosley to run again for probate judge

Beth Rahn Mosley announces her bid for re-election as the Effingham County Probate Judge, a position she has held for seven years.

January 27, 2016 | Staff report | Local


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Tuesday wreck results in two deaths

A two-car accident Tuesday afternoon took the life of oneEffinghamCountywoman and seriously injured another woman.

June 30, 2016 | By Caitlyn Richtman Herald Intern | Local


Effingham Democrats hold county caucus

The Effingham County Democratic Committee recently held a public caucus to elect and re-elect members to the committee to represent all Democrats in the county ...

June 29, 2016 | Staff report | Local


DOT reveals plans for I-16, I-95 improvements

The plans for improving Interstate 16 and the interchange at I-16 and I-95 have been laid out and are now open for public review and ...

June 28, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County picks construction manager for rec complex

The proposed 120-acre central recreation complex will have a Statesboro firm to oversee the construction.

June 28, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


State Patrol still seeking answers in I-16 fatal crash

Georgia State Patrol investigators are trying to determine what led to a two-car accident that killed five people, including a mother and her son from ...

June 28, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


BoE chairman badly hurt in accident

Effingham County Board of Education Chairman Lamar Allen was hurt in an accident Sunday and taken to Memorial University Medical Center, where he is undergoing ...

June 28, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Wednesday wreck claims life of longtime community servant

The Georgia State Patrol's specialized collision reconstruction team has taken over the investigation of a June 22 crash that killed an Effingham County resident.

June 24, 2016 | Staff report | Local


IDA, Chamber ready to renew contract

The Effingham Industrial Development Authority is likely to renew its professional services contract with the Effingham Chamber of Commerce.

June 22, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Commissioners approve capacity agreement for prison

Effingham County commissioners have approved an annual agreement for the number of prisoners housed at the Effingham County Prison.

June 22, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


DOT to place new pavement markers on stretch of I-16

A state Department of Transportation contractor will remove and replace reflective pavement markers (RPMs) on Interstate 16 from Candler County eastbound to Chatham County through ...

June 15, 2016 | Staff report | Local


State DOT to hold open house on I-16 work

The state Department of Transportation will hold a public information open house June 28 at Garden City City Hall, 100 Central Ave., from 11 a ...

June 15, 2016 | Staff report | Local


County approves budget

Effingham County commissioners have approved a fiscal year 2017 budget, which will go into effect July 1.

June 15, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Traffic signal at 21 and Brentwood to go into flash mode

A new signal at the intersection of Highway 21 and Brentwood Street in Rincon will start flashing today, according to the state Department of Transportation.

June 09, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Corbitt takes narrow win over Kessler

In a race that was neck-and-neck throughout the night, former Rincon city manager Wesley Corbitt won the Republican primary forEffinghamCountycommission chairman over incumbent Wendall Kessler.

June 06, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Jimmy DeLoach Parkway connector ready for trucks

The number of big trucks on Highway 21 could be reduced significantly soon, according to state officials.

June 01, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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