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7th annual Taste of Effingham set for March 2

The Effingham Chamber of Commerce will host its 7thannual Taste of Effingham, presented by Vision Financial, on March 2. The event will be held at the Effingham County Recreation Department, located at 808 Highway 119 in Springfield.

February 26, 2017 | By Angye Morrison | Local


Interstate 16 Safety Enhancement Project begins this week

SAVANNAH – On Monday, the Georgia Department of Transportation will begin a two-year safety enhancement project along portions of Interstate 16 starting at the Candler/Emanuel County line and continuing into Chatham County at Pooler Parkway.

February 26, 2017 | Staff report | Local


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, Texas.

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 the Mighty Eighth Air Force in Pooler.

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 Effingham County High School and Kate Freeman won for South Effingham High School.

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 state championships in basketball. Now, after decades of going largely unmentioned and uncelebrated, it is time to honor the Panthers and Pantherettes of Springfield Central High School.

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 for its dedicated service to our community and to the state.

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 Covington.

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 9, from 1-3 p.m at the Effingham County Board of Commissioners Administrative Complex.

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 River Soil and Water Conservation Commission (SWCC) at a banquet at Statesboro First Baptist Church in Statesboro.

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 next week to complete grading on the outside shoulders and median within these areas and to place concrete for the concrete islands located at the intersections of SR 21 and the I-95 entrance and exit ramps.

February 10, 2017 | Staff report | Local


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Effingham students attend Summer Leadership Camp

COVINGTON – This summer, 57 students from the Effingham County High School, South Effingham High School, Ebenezer Middle School and Effingham County Middle School FFA Chapters ...

June 22, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Springfield council considers resolution

The Springfield City Council met Tuesday, June 13 for a regularly scheduled meeting and voted on a number of issues brought forth from citizens in ...

June 22, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Billy Beckett hired to serve as Interim Administrator

Billy Preston Beckett, of Peachtree City, has been hired by the Effingham County commissioners to serve as the Interim County Administrator.

June 21, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Effingham Board of Education raises taxes 10 percent

The Effingham County Board of Education voted unanimously Thursday night to raise property taxes 10 percent.At one time, the board was considering raising taxes ...

June 21, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


3 easy steps to becoming a Red Cross summer blood donor

The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to give blood this summer for hospital patients in need and offers three easy steps people can take ...

June 18, 2017 | Staff report | Local


Operation Rolling Thunder continues in Savannah Area

SAVANNAH – Last Friday, the Thunder Task Force came together in Savannah to write 332 citations and 120 warnings to drivers violating traffic laws.

June 16, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Death investigation underway by Effingham County Sheriff's Office

On Thursday, the Effingham County Sheriff's Office was notified that Investigators with the Savannah Chatham Metropolitan Police Department had cultivated information that there may ...

June 16, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Effingham County Hussars hold Annual Confederate Memorial Day service

The Effingham County Hussars Chapter No. 2285 welcomed friends and guests recently for their annual Confederate Memorial Day Service to honor those who fought and ...

June 15, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


South Effingham educator selected to attend Keystone Science School

RINCON – Jessica Lyons, a 10th and 11th grade environmental and physical science teacher at South Effingham High School, has been selected by Georgia-Pacific to attend ...

June 15, 2017 | By Carrie Thompson | Local


Rincon City Council denies permit to Williamsburg Townhomes

The Rincon City Council heard arguments both for and against a Master Plan Revision for Williamsburg Townhomes at a meeting Monday night before ultimately deciding ...

June 14, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Effingham Chamber hosts 2017 banquet for members

The Effingham County Chamber of Commerce held its annual Membership Recognition Banquet Thursday night at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Rincon to hand out awards ...

June 14, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Dr. Franklin Goldwire honored with Treutlen Award Thursday

Dr. Franklin Goldwire was honored Thursday night with the Treutlen Award at the Effingham County Chamber of Commerce 2017 Membership Recognition Banquet, which took place ...

June 09, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Operation Rolling Thunder results in more than 1,200 stops

SAVANNAH – Nearly 1,300 people were affected by the latest wave of Operation Rolling Thunder.

June 09, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Hollywood actress Renee Lawless pays visit to ECHS

On Friday, May 5, Hollywood celebrity and actress, Renee Lawless (Katherine Cryer on Haves and Have Nots), visited Effingham County High School to teach a ...

June 08, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


New Effingham Orthopaedics now seeing patients

Springfield, GA - Effingham Health System is collaborating with Chatham Orthopaedic Associates to offer industry-leading orthopaedic care and sports medicine in Effingham County.

June 08, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


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