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Rincon’s Grace reflects on Afghanistan deployment

Georgia Army Guard Spc. Andrew Grace of Rincon and a cannon crew member with Springfield's A Battery, 1/118 Field Artillery Battalion, has returned from Afghanistan, his first-ever deployment.

March 02, 2010 | Staff Report | Local


Harrelson ‘proud’ of his duty and glad to be back

Georgia Army Guard Spc. Steven Harrelson of Rincon and a fire direction control technician for Springfield's A Battery 1/118 Field Artillery, talks about his experiences in Afghanistan with radio host Bill Edwards of Savannah's 1290 at the Georgia Guard Garrison Training Center.

March 02, 2010 | Staff Report | Local


Coleman glad to be back after tour of duty

Georgia Army Guard Pfc. Sean Coleman of Rincon, a cannon crew member with Springfield's Battery A, 1st Battalion, 118th Field Artillery, has returned from Afghanistan, his first-ever deployment.

March 02, 2010 | Staff Report | Local


Rotary dives into water issues

Michelle Liotta, a member of the Coastal Regional Water Council, spoke to Sunrise Rotary members about the statewide water plan. The Coastal Council is one of 11 regional councils established by the Georgia Comprehensive Statewide Water Plan to do resource assessments, forecast water needs and make regional plans for water resources in the future.

March 02, 2010 | Staff Report | Local


County headed to the auction

Effingham County may turn to auctions to augment its fleet of heavy equipment.

March 01, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rincon renews jail agreement with county

Rincon City Council has voted to renew its contract with Effingham County to continue the use of the County Jail in Springfield to house city prisoners.

March 01, 2010 | By Rick Lott | Local


City gets ready for power outages

It's one thing when the power goes out for a few hours and the hardest thing you have to deal with at home is hoping your freezer doesn't defrost before the power comes back on.

March 01, 2010 | By Rick Lott | Local


Prepping for the troops

March 01, 2010 | Staff Report | Local


'It's wonderful'

FORT STEWART-The old adage is that absence makes the heart grow fonder. But even the advancements of modern communication couldn't quell the emotion of loved ones seeing, touching and hugging their soldiers upon their return.

February 25, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


King to run for commission’s 2nd District seat

A former Rincon City Council member will be running for a seat on the Effingham County Board of Commissioners.

February 25, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Utility ready to start next wave of upgrades

Georgia Power is about to start its next wave of transmission upgrades throughout the county - and that means there will be isolated power outages.

February 25, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rincon ready to dig into work for Patriot’s Park

The city of Rincon broke ground on its long-awaited Patriot's Park on Wednesday.

February 25, 2010 | By Rick Lott | Local


'Like winning the Super Bowl'

FORT STEWART-It was worth the wait for the families and soldiers of Alpha Battery.

February 23, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


A peek at history

You couldn't have asked for better weather for Saturday's time capsule opening at the Historic Effingham Courthouse.

February 22, 2010 | By Rick Lott | Local


IDA wants to get on the road for tract access

Getting in and out, and through, the easternmost parcel of the Research Forest Tract is becoming a focal point for the Effingham Industrial Development Authority.

February 22, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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Springfield Fall Festival rescheduled

The City of Springfield and the Fall Festival Planning Committee have decided to reschedule the 2016 Springfield Fall Festival to Nov. 18-19.

October 14, 2016 | By Zack Lee | Local


Lady Mustangs sweep Jones County

South Effingham Lady Mustangs sweep Jones County

October 14, 2016 | By Zack Lee | Local


Lady Rebels hosting playoff tilt

The Effingham County High School Lady Rebels volleyball team has earned the No. 1 seed and will be hosting Lanier High School in the opening ...

October 13, 2016 | | Local


Sikes awarded for Effingham Teacher of the Year

Local educators gathered Wednesday night at the New Ebenezer Retreat Center in Rincon for the annual Effingham County Teacher of the Year banquet.

October 12, 2016 | By Zack Lee | Local


Omnitracs project moving right along

The Effingham County Industrial Development Authority has been busy over the last few years bringing in new industries and developments into Effingham County – none bigger ...

October 12, 2016 | By Zack Lee | Local


The angel on Long Pond Road

"Angels come in many forms."

October 12, 2016 | By Zack Lee Editor for the Effingham Herald | Local


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