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Youth Advisory Council puts out word about autism

The Youth Advisory Council will host an autism awareness night at Effingham County High School.

April 16, 2009 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


911 center may be ready in early June

Effingham County's 911 center is expected to be ready to handle calls in early to mid June, county project manager Adam Kobek said.

April 13, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Downburst causes damage in Clyo

A downburst brought down trees and power lines and damaged porches in Clyo early Saturday morning, according to the National Weather Service office in Charleston, S.C.

April 13, 2009 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


Rains put a damper on fire season — for now

For now, at least, last week's heavy rains have quieted what had been a busy start to the fire season.

April 06, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Changes coming to Coastal Georgia RDC

The makeup isn't the only thing that's changing about the Coastal Georgia Regional Development Commission.

April 06, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


New city manager could start Monday

Rincon could have a new city manager on the job as soon as Monday.

April 02, 2009 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Gateways work set to start in fall

Work on the Effingham County Chamber of Commerce's Gateways project is expected to begin in earnest this fall, after the state gave approval a long-awaited grant.

April 02, 2009 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Lee: New city manager to be named soon

Rincon City Council could hire a new city manager within the next two weeks after narrowing its choices down to two candidates.

March 30, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Grande View expected to draw attention

It's more than just location, location, location that the owners of Grande View believe will make their property attractive - but it doesn't hurt, either.

March 30, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


County wants to work with Guyton on sewage needs

Effingham County commissioners have sent a letter to Guyton Mayor Michael Garvin, expressing their desire to work with the city on wastewater treatment issues.

March 26, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Eden home damaged in Wednesday fire

Effingham County firefighters put out a fire that damaged a home in Eden on Wednesday.

March 25, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


Two finalists named for city manager

Rincon City Council has named two finalists, Robert Anderson and Michael Phillips, for its vacant city manager position.

March 24, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


IDA going forward on tract’s parks

Effingham County could be home to a major recreation complex, if the Effingham Industrial Development Authority's plans come to fruition.

March 23, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


County, IDA like path of new committee

Effingham County commissioners and development authority members are in agreement that the newly-formed transportation committee is the right path to take.

March 19, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


County water rates to go up

Rates for Effingham County water users may be heading up.

March 19, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


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Neighbors lobby against sand mine permit extension

A sand mine operator was granted two more years to finish digging out his property, after county commissioners voted to deny a rezoning application but allow the extension.

September 30, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Goshen substation more than fire trucks and ambulances

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office has joined county paramedics and Rincon firefighters at their station on Goshen Road Extension.

September 23, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


City OKs gas station for Walmart lot

Rincon City Council members approved a final site plan for a proposed gas station to be built adjacent to Walmart.

September 23, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Investigation into fatal wreck may take months

The investigation of a deadly car crash in Effingham County on Sept. 7 might not conclude for several more months, according to the Georgia State Patrol.

September 23, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Schools, insurance agency push safe driving for teens

A local insurance agency saw Friday's Effingham County-South Effingham football game as the ideal place and time to kick off a safe driving initiative for teenagers.

September 16, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Herald moving to Wednesdays

Technology and new ways of communicating are reaching and affecting even an industry that's been around for nearly 500 years.

September 15, 2014 | Staff Report | Local


County, rec board setting sights on new central park

Effingham County officials are setting their sights on building another Sand Hill Park-type complex closer to the center of the county, after a joint workshop Tuesday between county commissioners and recreation board members.

September 11, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Sunday crash claims a third victim

A third person has died from injuries in a car crash in Effingham County Sunday afternoon.

September 11, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Funeral Saturday for mother, daughter who died in crash

Funeral arrangements have been made for a mother and daughter who died Sunday in a car crash in Effingham County.

September 09, 2014 | Staff report | Local


ECHS mourns loss of beloved teacher in crash

On a tearful day at Effingham County High School, friends and colleagues of Megan Kessler reflected on the difference she made on campus and off.

September 08, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Rincon woman, her mother die in crash

An Effingham County woman and her mother died in a crash on Old Augusta Road Sunday afternoon.

September 08, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


City approves rental policy for the Mars

While the Mars Theatre's slate of shows and programs continues to expand and attract visitors, there is also a growing demand to rent the facility.

September 04, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Injured power line worker recuperating

A Georgia Power worker hurt late Tuesday afternoon is recuperating at an Augusta hospital.

September 04, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Feeling right at home

A delivery came across Sam Ingram's desk Wednesday, his second day as the agriculture and natural resources agent in the University of Georgia Extension Service's Effingham County office.

September 04, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Springfield OKs bump in millage rate

Springfield City Council members have voted to raise the millage rate, but officials say the increase won't have much effect on most property owners.

September 04, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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