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Guyton to spread out council meetings

When Guyton residents speak up, city council listens.

December 09, 2008 | Angela Mensing | Local


A show of FORCE

December 09, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Council denies Berry's appeal

Rincon City Council members denied, by a unanimous vote, Michael Berry's appeal to be reinstated as poilce chief Monday night.

December 09, 2008 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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


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Former SEAL Team 6 sniper says to keep a target on goals

Growing up with an adopted and abusive father, there was plenty for Howard Wasdin to overcome. And that was before he signed up to take basic underwater demolition/SEAL team training.

June 09, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County approves Sand Hill Park improvements

Effingham County commissioners have approved $45,000 in improvements for Sand Hill Park and want to take a closer look at improvements for one of its oldest facilities.

June 09, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Crash claims life of 4-year-old child

A 4-year-old child died and two people were injured in a traffic crash caused by a reckless driver Friday afternoon, according to the Effingham County Sheriff's Office.

June 07, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


ECSO looking into report of suspicious man

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office has received a report of a white man in a white or silver SUV who approached two children Thursday afternoon in the Stonegate subdivision and tried to get them into his car.

June 06, 2014 | Staff report | Local


County approves parkway concept

Effingham County commissioners know the way they want to proceed with a revised Effingham Parkway plan. Who will pay for it remains to be seen.

June 05, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Grand jury indicts former Springfield mayor

A former Springfield mayor who resigned his post two years ago now faces an indictment stemming from his run for office.

June 05, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Libraries to get a small funding boost

Effingham County's pending budget will include a little more money for the libraries, and commissioners also pledged to help the library system find ways to further pare expenses.

June 05, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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


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