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Early voting ongoing in Superior Court judge race

Early voting for the July 26 runoff between Martha Hall and Michael Muldrew in the Ogeechee Judicial Circuit Superior Court judge race is under way.

July 13, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Rincon may deliver old post office to HES

The Historic Effingham Society's Living History Site could be getting a piece of Rincon to display soon.

July 12, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


IDA trimming its expenses in budget

The Effingham Industrial Development Authority has put into a motion a budget for the current fiscal year that is smaller than the previous budget.

July 12, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


IDA putting capital improvement plan into motion

With the nearly 1,560 acres of the tract off Old River Road and Interstate 16 now back under its control, the Effingham Industrial Development Authority is putting into motion its capital improvement plan.

July 12, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


BoE chairman badly hurt in accident

Effingham County Board of Education Chairman Lamar Allen continues to recuperate after a lengthy surgery stemming from a June 26 wreck.

July 12, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Lane closures on 21 expected with resurfacing

Motorists are advised to expect nighttime lane closures along Highway 21 from Patriot Drive in Rincon to just north of Highway 119 in Springfield as part of a resurfacing project.

July 11, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Carter: Radical terrorists, not gun laws, the problem

The U.S. needs to deal with radical Islamic fundamentalism instead of instituting restrictive gun laws, U.S. Rep. Buddy Carter said Thursday.

July 06, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Making friends at Camp Buddy

The Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society held its annual Camp Buddy at Rincon Elementary School, with Chef Nick Mueller's usual visit to make pizzas and fruit sticks with the kids. Caitlyn Fears helps a camper negotiate the steps and Hannah Schurman and a camper finish going up the gym steps. Molly Marchese leads a run around the gym floor. Camp organizers thanked Nick and Tracy Mueller, Dr. Paige Dickey of Rincon Elementary, the Effingham County School System and the community for supporting the annual Buddy Walk.

July 06, 2016 | staff report | Local


Getting churned on

The city of Guyton held its third annual ice cream social June 16 from 5:30-7 p.m. on the walking trail, with six churns of homemade ice cream. Pearl Boynes, chair of the Historic Preservation Commission, brought a new peanut butter flavor. There also were two peach ice creams, along with lemon, vanilla and a pineapple-orange sherbet.

July 06, 2016 | staff report | Local


Rincon OKs deal for inmate work crew

The city of Rincon has renewed its contract with Effingham County for an inmate work crew.

July 06, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County to spend $1M to replenish graders

With the heavy equipment needed to repair the county's dirt roads and ditches inoperable, Effingham County commissioners have committed to spend nearly $1 million to replace some of its fleet.

July 06, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Effingham Girl Scouts receive Silver Award

In June 2015, Mary Surber, Alana Clairmont, and Lauren Stark, Girl Scouts from Troop 30197, began working toward a Silver Award which is the second highest award in Girl Scouts and the highest award a Cadette scout, like the girls, can earn.

July 06, 2016 | staff report | Local


Tuesday wreck results in two deaths

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

July 01, 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. Chair, Jack Garvin presided over the election.

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 comment.

June 28, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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Effingham County Sheriff's Office Investigating Suspicious Death

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office is investigating a suspicious death.

January 15, 2017 | Staff report | Local


Effingham County Animal Shelter Receives State Grant for Dog and Cat Sterilization Program

Effingham County Animal Shelter received the good news on Thursday that they will receive a $3,000 grant from the Georgia Department of Agriculture to ...

January 13, 2017 | Staff report | Local


SCMPD searching for missing woman

SAVANNAH: Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police ask the public's help in locating a missing Savannah woman, last seen on Monday, Jan. 9 at her residence on ...

January 13, 2017 | Staff report | Local


Rep. Bill Hitchens Named Chairman of House Defense and Veterans Affairs Committee

ATLANTA – The Georgia House of Representatives' Committee on Assignments named State Representative Bill Hitchens (R-Rincon) as the Chairman of the House Defense & Veterans Affairs Committee.

January 12, 2017 | Staff report | Local


Wilbour Green chosen as 2017 MLK Jr. Parade Grand Marshal

Effingham County resident, Wilbour "Butch" Green, has been chosen as the 2017 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Parade Grand Marshal and will lead the parade ...

January 11, 2017 | Staff report | Local


Rincon City Council approves addition of two vehicles for police department

The Rincon City Council met Monday night in the first meeting of 2017 and voted on a number of issues, including the addition of two ...

January 11, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Lane closures this week on SR 21

Contractors for the Georgia Department of Transportation will install lane closures on SR 21 in both directions between Hendley Road and Highway 30 in Port ...

January 09, 2017 | Staff report | Local


Winston Hencely battling headaches

After battling a case of pneumonia a few weeks ago and dealing with the removal of a chest tube so that he could begin eating ...

January 04, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Guyton woman arrested for marijuana possession, DWI

A Guyton woman was arrested by an Effingham County Sheriff's deputy Dec. 22 after an altercation at a Dollar General store in Guyton led ...

January 03, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Smith's expertise in budgeting critical as Rincon City Manager

Wes Smith is a busy man.

January 03, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Winston Hencely continuing to improve from injuries

Following a stint in the ICU last week due to pneumonia, Winston Hencely is continuing his recovery from injuries sustained in a bombing at Bagram ...

December 28, 2016 | By Zack Lee | Local


Sunday package sales in Rincon to begin Jan. 1

After voters determined that Sunday package sales of alcohol would be allowed on Election Day last month, the implementation of that ordinance will commence Jan ...

December 28, 2016 | Staff report | Local


State’s College and Career Ready Index is released

The Georgia Department of Education released recently the scoring for the 2015-2016 Georgia College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI) that measures schools and school ...

December 23, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Winston Hencely remains in Surgical Intensive Care Unit with injuries

Effingham County local hero, Winston Hencely, remains in critical condition with injuries he sustained from an explosion during an attack on Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan ...

December 23, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Honorable Beth Rahn Mosley swears in Effingham Officials

Seven Effingham County Officials were sworn in Thursday night in the historic courtroom of the Effingham County Courthouse by the Honorable Beth Rahn Mosley.

December 23, 2016 | By Zack Lee | Local


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