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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 the GHSA State Cheerleading Competition.

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 David H. Exley, Coroner of Effingham County, was awarded the "Coroner Of The Year Award".

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 at the Kroger in Rincon as hundreds of fans turned out to get a book, football or other piece of memorabalia signed.

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. at the Kroger in Rincon.

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 know from a young age the plan they have for themselves. And sometimes, things just happen by chance.

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 Community Affairs (DCA), which administers the program on behalf of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

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 Parade that will take place this Saturday at 10 a.m.

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 the Effingham County Recreation and Parks Department Gymnasium, 808 Highway 119 South in Springfield.

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 a suicide bomber ignited an explosion at Bagram Airfield.

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 Effingham County in Springfield.

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 will facilitate growth system-wide.

November 10, 2016 | By Zack Lee | Local


Rincon voters approve Sunday package sales

Residents of Rincon will now be able to purchase packaged wine or beer on Sundays after the measure was voted on and approved on Election Day Tuesday with 77 percent in favor.

November 09, 2016 | By Zack Lee | Local


Effingham County Commissioners vote down mosquito spraying proposal

The Effingham County commissioners held a public meeting Tuesday night and voted no to a proposal to use taxpayer money to help fight the current mosquito problem in Effingham County.

November 04, 2016 | By Zack Lee | Local


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South Effingham JROTC designated a Distinguished Unit with Academic Honors

The South Effingham High School NJROTC was recently designated a Distinguished Unit with Academic Honors for the 2016-2017 school year by the Naval Service Training ...

May 19, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


America’s Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia participating in Summer Food Service Program

America's Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia is participating in the Summer Food Service Program.

May 19, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Effingham Tax Assessors announce Assessment Notices appeal due June 19

2017 Assessment Notices have been mailed.

May 19, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Savannah Tech to offer Certified Manufacturing Specialist Technical Certificate of Credit Program

RINCON - In partnership with Effingham and Bryan County regional manufacturing partners, Savannah Technical College will offer the Certified Manufacturing Specialist (CMS) Technical Certificate of Credit ...

May 19, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


ECHS, SEHS seniors celebrate College Acceptance Day

On May 2, graduating seniors from South Effingham High School and Effingham County High School celebrating College Acceptance Day by coming to school dressed in ...

May 18, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Zack Norton honored by ECSD deputies

One of Effingham County's strongest and bravest citizens, Zack Norton, was honored recently by an equally strong and brave group of Effingham County Sheriff ...

May 18, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Quick-thinking kids learn about safety

Effingham County second grade students gathered in the gymnasium of Ebenezer Middle School Thursday to put their knowledge on safety to the test at the ...

May 17, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Rincon family finalizes adoption of Super Seven

An Effingham County family of three recently added a few members to the family - seven, to be exact - as their adoption of the "Super Seven ...

May 17, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Meeting on DRT America to be Wednesday night

A public hearing regarding DRT America and the potential hazard it could cause to Ebenezer Creek will be held tonight at 7 p.m. at ...

May 16, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Effingham Community Orchestra Concert Sunday

Effingham Community Orchestra will perform its spring concert on Sunday, May 21 at 3 p.m. at the Effingham County Recreation and Parks Dept. Gymnasium ...

May 15, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


National Association of Letter Carriers hosting 25th Annual Stamp Out Hunger! Food Drive

The National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) will host their 25th Annual Stamp Out Hunger! Food Drive on Saturday.

May 12, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


The adventure of a lifetime: A cross-country trip on foot

Last week, many citizens of Effingham County came into contact or saw from a distance two characters walking the roads and streets of the community.

May 12, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Rincon Bobcats celebrate 34th May Day

Rincon Elementary School hosted the 34th annual May Day on Friday morning with a crowd of hundreds watching.

May 11, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Effingham County Navigator Team hosts fundraiser at Huddle House

On Tuesday, May 2, the Effingham County Navigator Team (ECNT) held a fundraiser at the Huddle House in Rincon to raise money for the group.

May 11, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Rincon council debates privacy fence issue

One Rincon family's request to build a privacy fence on their property was a long-debated issue at Monday night's Rincon City Council meeting ...

May 10, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


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