The Muscular Dystrophy Association is seeking volunteers who are looking for a rewarding and unforgettable experience at MDA summer camp. Volunteer counselors are needed to help young people with neuromuscular diseases enjoy a fun-filled week of camp June 9-15 at New Ebenezer Retreat Center in Rincon.
An Effingham County teen accused of stabbing his younger brother to death and severely wounding his parents Friday night will face a first hearing this morning in an Effingham County courtroom.
Starting today, the Effingham Herald's Web site will take on a whole new look. The Herald will be including, in addition to the stories and information on the people and places of Effingham County, more photos and now, even video. And also will be including a wide array of reader submissions, particularly photos and weblogs, also called blogs. "I'm very excited about our new Web site," Herald Publisher Karen Tanksley said. "We will not only ...
Visitors named a couple of reasons for attending Olde Effingham Days in Springfield on Saturday. However, at the top of the list was a love of history. Alice and Jimmy Lewis arrived in costume. They got into history after they traced their family's ancestry back to the Civil War era. Both take part in historical events. "It's a lot of fun," Alice Lewis said. Jimmy Lewis added that it's a chance to dress up and ...
April 22-28 is national Crime Victims' Rights Week - a time to learn about victimization, reflect on the cost of crime to our society, and promote laws, policies and programs to help victims of crime rebuild their lives.
The numbers only reveal part of the story in Rayne Highsmith's life. For 17 years, she worked in retail before finding her dream job as a branch library manager. For seven years, she's managed the Effingham branch library. And for 12 years she's been cancer free, having been diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 42. For seven years, she's been attending the annual Relay for Life, which starts Friday night and runs through ...
Effingham County commissioners will spend the next two weeks going over the details of a proposed budget that's $2 million short.
With the desired rezoning in hand for its massive I-16 holdings, the Effingham Economic Development Authority now it's trying to put the rest of the pieces in place for its deal with DP Partners.
A fundraising drive for the American Red Cross got off to a fast start in Effingham County on Thursday when the First Effingham Bank presented the organization with a check for $1,000.
Air National Guardsman Staff Sgt. Thomas Matthew Hoover of Guyton recently re-enlisted for an additional six years in the 117th Air Control Squadron of the Georgia Air National Guard.
Rincon building inspector Cathy Hughes put up a mighty fight as she tried to hold on to her job at her public hearing Monday evening.
The last rezoning hurdle for the Effingham Economic Development Authority's plans for its massive I-16 tracts was cleared with ease Tuesday night.
The Historic Effingham Society received an award from the Georgia Historical Society on Thursday during the GHS' annual meeting for the Seckinger-Bridgers House. Monteen Crawford, president of the Historic Effingham Society, accepted the award on behalf of the historic society. The house is at the living history site at 1002 Pine Street in Springfield.
Guyton's police department showed its muscle as officers conducted a third drug counter operation April 13.
Today is the last day to donate items for the Ferst Foundation thrift sale planned for Saturday.
Home builders in Effingham County may be getting a little bit of a break on their costs soon.
The Supreme Court of Georgia has affirmed the 2009 murder conviction of an Effingham County man.
Effingham County commissioners have signed off on final versions of the long-discussed service delivery strategies.
The recession put a dent in Effingham County's economy, Effingham Industrial Development Authority CEO John Henry told IDA members, but the county wasn't as badly battered as some of its neighbors.
North Carolina Highway Patrol officials are close to finishing their investigation into a fatal motorcycle wreck last week that claimed the life of an Effingham County minister.
For the second time, the Rincon Police Department is partnering with the Drug Enforcement Agency and other government, community, public health and law enforcement organizations in a nationwide prescription drug "Take Back" initiative that seeks to prevent increased pill abuse and theft.
For the third time in less than a year, hundreds of friends and family gathered in the Effingham County High School gym Wednesday night to mourn another student's passing.
Effingham County commissioners are awaiting results of tests on materials before deciding on how best to repair one of the county's worst ash roads.
Gary Weitman takes the oath of office from Judge Ed Reddick before taking his seat on the Springfield City Council. Weitman is assuming the remainder of the term vacated by Max Neidlinger, who resigned in February.
An Effingham County teenager who was killed in an crash last night has been identified as Joshua Stafford, 18, of Guyton. Stafford, a senior at Effingham County High School, was the front seat passenger inside a Honda Civic which was being driven by Wade Hall, 18, of Guyton. Hall sustained serious injuries and was air lifted to Memorial Medical University Medical Center where he remains.
How, when and where he died remains a mystery. For the next two years, though, the official state portrait of one of Effingham County's most celebrated residents will hang in the grand courtroom of the Historic Effingham Courthouse.
The city of Springfield is making plans for one of the highlights of the summer.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Marketing Service is opening the updating process for the USDA National Farmers Market Directory, the official count of the nation's farmers markets. For the first time this year, the directory will track farmers markets with multiple locations and operating days.