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Stage is set for HES’ first fall festival on Nov. 22

Join Historic Effingham Society on Nov. 22 for its first Effingham Fall Festival.

December 05, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Christmas parade ready to roll again

The Rincon Christmas Parade is gearing up for its annual run, and the parade committee is taking entries.

December 05, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


A busy evening for Guyton’s police force

Guyton's new public safety department saw an influx in crime this past weekend.

December 05, 2008 | Angela Mensing | Local


Family loses mobile home in Tuesday fire

A Tuesday afternoon fire destroyed more than half of a mobile and has displaced its family.

December 05, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Call of duty

As the nation and Effingham County paid tribute to the millions of veterans who served the country across the globe Tuesday, Brig. Gen. Lawrence Dudney reminded those at Veterans Park in Springfield to keep a group in uniform in mind.

December 05, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


LifeStar in a holding pattern

The LifeStar air ambulance still isn't cleared for landing at a new home in Effingham County.

December 02, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Thursday wreck claims life of Rincon woman

A Rincon woman died from injuries sustained in a single-car accident Thursday on Highway 80 in Bryan County, according to authorities.

November 29, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


After two close shaves, a breather for Barrow

Democratic incumbent John Barrow secured his third term in Congress, easily defeating Republican challenger John Stone in the race for Georgia's U.S. House District 12.

November 28, 2008 | Phil Boyum Special to the Effingham Herald | Local


Alford ready to get back to work

Troy Alford is ready to get back to work with the Effingham County Board of Education.

November 28, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


McDaniel relieved by results

Well-wishers from across the state had been calling Linda McDaniel throughout Tuesday night to get an update on her race.

November 28, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Some races still not done

The campaigning isn't over for four Effingham County candidates.

November 28, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Rincon suspends Toms

The recent chaos in the city of Rincon's police department has spread to the administration. City council voted unanimously during Monday's special called meeting to place City Manager Donald Toms on administrative leave.

November 28, 2008 | Angela Mensing | Local


McDaniel wins handily; two runoffs loom

Linda McDaniel easily defeated incumbent tax commissioner Lisa Wright, taking more than 60 percent of ballots cast.

November 27, 2008 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Latest results

Click on our breaking news header for updates on the elections as they become available as the polls close.

November 26, 2008 | Staff report | Local


Toms put on administrative leave

The recent chaos in the city of Rincon's police department has spread to the administration. City Council voted unanimously during Monday's special called meeting to place City Manager Donald Toms on administrative leave.

As with most investigations, more information has come to light, said Mayor Ken Lee.

November 26, 2008 | Angela Mensing | Local


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Boating accident claims life of Guyton man on Lake Sinclair

Authorities are waiting for the autopsy results on an Effingham County man who died as a result of a boating accident last week on Lake Sinclair.

June 02, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County to take look at rec improvement planning

Effingham County commissioners are expected to approve a contract for architectural and engineering services in conjunction with improvements at the Effingham County Recreation and Parks' Highway 119 complex.

June 02, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Conservancy ready to help in wetlands reserve program

In recent weeks, Congress has passed legislation to provide hundreds of millions of dollars for American landowners who agree to certain conservation measures for their land. Each county in Georgia has land which may be eligible for these programs.

June 02, 2014 | Staff report | Local


The places Rincon Police can go, with its new UTV

The Rincon Police Department has a new set of wheels - one that can access areas standard police cars can't.

May 29, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


County ponders how to pay for fire coverage

As Effingham County commissioners ponder how to improve fire protection and coverage in parts of the county where it is lacking, they also have to figure out how to pay for it.

May 29, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


ECSO starts campaign to prevent kids from being left in hot cars

Sheriff Jimmy McDuffie and the Effingham County Sheriff's Office are promoting the "Look Again" initiative to prevent children from being locked in cars during the hot summer months.

May 29, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


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