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County wants a sitdown to go over Guyton offer

Effingham County commissioners aim to hold a meeting with Guyton and Springfield officials to discuss a proposal from Guyton on wastewater treatment.

January 11, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Rincon Council takes oath

Rincon Mayor Ken Lee was sworn in for a second term, and council members Scott Morgan, Frank Owens and Levi Scott took the oath of office to take their seats on Rincon City Council. Morgan and Scott were re-elected to their posts while Owens, who previously served on the council, won the seat that was vacated by Ken Baxley.

January 07, 2010 | By Rick Lott | Local

New crop disaster aid program begins

Hobby Stripling, state executive director of USDA's Farm Service Agency in Georgia announced that USDA has implemented the new Supplemental Revenue Assistance Payments program (SURE) in accordance with the 2008 Farm Bill. Stripling also encouraged producers to visit their FSA county office to participate in the program if they suffered crop production losses during the 2008 crop year.

January 07, 2010 | Staff Report | Local

Rincon replaces Bennett on IDA board

The Effingham Industrial Development Authority will be seeking a new chairman from its ranks after Rincon City Council replaced its representative on that board.

January 07, 2010 | By Rick Lott | Local

G-TACT now under way

The Georgia Department of Public Safety has launched the latest enforcement and education wave of the Georgia TACT Program along I-16 in Bulloch County.

January 07, 2010 | Staff Report | Local

Commissioners not yet ready to celebrate on Old Augusta Road

Though they braved a chilly morning in early January, Effingham County commissioners said they aren't ready to celebrate the opening of the first phase of the roadwork.

January 07, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Accident shuts down 119

January 05, 2010 | staff report | Local

Holidays safer on roads than projected

There were 10 deaths on Georgia's roads over the New Year's holiday, less than what Department of Public Safety projections had estimated.

January 04, 2010 | Staff Report | Local

‘I will rebuild’

An Effingham County man who built his home nearly 30 years ago now has to start all over and has vowed to do just that.

January 04, 2010 | By Rick Lott | Local

Audit: County in good financial health

The government of Effingham County is in a strong financial position, its recent audit revealed.

January 04, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Hopes, wishes for the New Year

We wanted to get a feel for what our elected leaders see for our future as they look into the crystal ball for 2010. We asked state Sen. Jack Hill, Effingham Industrial Development Authority CEO John Henry, incoming Springfield Mayor Jeff Northway of Springfield, Mayor Ken Lee of Rincon and Mayor Michael Garvin of Guyton to share their thoughts as they look ahead.

December 31, 2009 | By Rick Lott | Local

Springfield OKs 2010 budget

Springfield City Council members unanimously approved a fiscal year 2010 budget at a special called meeting Tuesday, putting into action a nearly $1.5 million plan.

December 31, 2009 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Rincon PD offering holiday house checks

Rincon Police Chief Mike Bohannon, reminded city council members Monday night that the department offers citizens the opportunity for periodic house checks while on vacation.

December 31, 2009 | By Rick Lott | Local

New driver’s licenses already under production

ATLANTA - Gov. Sonny Perdue has announced that Georgia Department of Driver Services (DDS) is preparing to issue new and improved driver's licenses and identification cards by fall 2009. The new cards will combat document fraud and protect the identities of Georgia's citizens by using the latest credentialing technology.

December 31, 2009 | Staff Report | Local

Keeping an eye out for super speeders

If you thought speeding tickets were bad, just wait until Friday.

December 28, 2009 | By Rick Lott | Local

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Rincon City Council votes to approve millage rate

Rincon City Council Members met on Monday night to address a host of items that were awaiting approval.

September 28, 2016 | By Richard Walls | Local

William Exley Smith chosen as Rincon City Manager

In a called meeting of the Rincon City Council Monday, Sept. 19, William Exley "Wes" Smith was chosen over current interim City Manager, Wanda Simmons ...

September 22, 2016 | By Zack Lee | Local

Mustangs Fall To West Laurens

In an effort to gain momentum following last week's loss to rival Effingham County High School, the South Effingham Mustangs were left scoreless in ...

September 21, 2016 | By Richard Walls | Local

Rebels Take Down Blue Devils 20-16

Another standout performance from Toot Johnson helped lead the Effingham County Rebels to their second consecutive victory as they took down the Statesboro High School ...

September 21, 2016 | By Zack Lee | Local

United Way Kicks Off New Campaign

An energized crowd of United Way supporters gathered for lunch at the Effingham College and Career Academy Wednesday to kick off the 2016 Fall Campaign ...

September 21, 2016 | By Zack Lee | Local

7th Annual Effingham Oktoberfest to open keg Friday, Saturday

Put on your dancing shoes, find your thirst for a cold draft and get ready to bring in the Fall with the 7thAnnual Effingham Oktoberfest ...

September 21, 2016 | By Zack Lee | Local

Rebels get revenge, defeat Mustangs 34-7

It was a night of payback for Effingham County High School Friday as Toot Johnson rushed for 169 yards with three touchdowns to lead the ...

September 14, 2016 | By Zack Lee | Local

Effingham County commissioners unanimously approve R-6 zoning

The Effingham County Board of Commissioners recently voted and approved a motion to begin R-6 zoning in the county.

September 14, 2016 | By Zack Lee | Local

New clinic offers free healthcare to Effingham residents

For many citizens, the issue of acquiring healthcare is one that is often dictated by the factors of cost and convenience. The high prices charged ...

August 31, 2016 | By Richard Walls Staff Writer | Local

Town hall focuses on health issues in Effingham

The Effingham County Parks and Recreation Department held a town hall meeting last week to talk about the community's health.

August 31, 2016 | By Richard Walls Staff Writer | Local

Herald hires new editor

From very early on in my life, I have loved to write.

August 31, 2016 | By ZACK LEE | Local

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