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Alpha Battery set to come home

Effingham County residents are in the planning mode for the welcome home celebration of Alpha Battery, 1/118th Field Artillery Battalion.

February 22, 2010 | Staff Report | Local


Commissioners won’t go to DC meeting after all

The Washington trip for an Effingham County commissioners' delegation is now off.

February 18, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Kieffer to run for 5th District seat

Phil Kieffer announced his plans Wednesday to run for the Effingham County Commission 5th District seat in front of a group of family and supporters at Rincon's Macomber Ballpark.

February 18, 2010 | By Rick Lott | Local


A trip back in time Saturday at Historic Courthouse

It's an event 101 years in the making for Effingham County.

February 18, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Lottery pays off for the county

ATLANTA - The Georgia Lottery Corp. recently announced record first-half profits for education. Georgia Lottery profits for the first half of fiscal year 2010 totaled $429,754,000, surpassing the previous record set last fiscal year by more than $8.49 million.

February 16, 2010 | Staff Report | Local


IDA likes UGA report on Research Forest

Effingham Industrial Development Authority members have found a report on possibilities for the Research Forest Tract much to their liking.

February 16, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Kieffer to run for 5th District seat

Phil Kieffer will announce his plan to run for the Effingham County Commission 5th District. The announcement will take place Wednesday at 4:30 at Macomber Ballpark in Rincon.

February 16, 2010 | Staff Report | Local


Mock to run for school board seat

After a lot of soul-searching and prodding, Mose Mock wants to re-enter the Effingham County education system.

February 16, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Citizens group to offer tax return help

We, the Tax Payers is offering a public meeting offering help to Effingham County property tax payers. Help will be provided free to any property owner that wishes help with preparing for a hearing before the Equalization Board and/or wants help in filing the annual return of property for tax purposes.

February 15, 2010 | Staff Report | Local


Old River Road reopens

Old River Road is reopened after a collision between a semi and a church van led to its closure Monday evening.

February 15, 2010 | Staff Report | Local


Accident shuts down Old River Road, Highway 80

An accident involving a semi and a church van has shut down the intersection of Old River Road and Highway 80 in southern Effingham County.

February 15, 2010 | Staff Report | Local


Forecast calls for ... snow!

Are you ready for some … snow?

February 11, 2010 | Staff Report | Local


Rincon officers honored

Rincon Police Chief Mike Bohannon presented citations during Monday's city council meeting to two officers for work they performed in lifesaving measures recently.

February 11, 2010 | By Rick Lott | Local


Hospital prepares for HUD meeting

An Effingham County delegation will be meeting with federal officials later this month, answering questions and seeking answers as well.

February 08, 2010 | Patrick Donahue | Local


Rincon peering into tourism opportunities

Could Rincon become the site for the next Keller's type flea market? How about a home for a couple of museums or maybe a picnic site on the River? Those are just a few of the possibilities being studied now for birthing a tourism trade for Rincon and perhaps the county.

February 08, 2010 | By Rick Lott | Local


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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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