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Handel ready to take axe to government

A Republican gubernatorial candidate is calling for a 10 percent cut in the state's workforce.

March 04, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Firm to start probe of county’s ash roads

A firm hired by Effingham County to probe its ash road problem is scheduled to start its work by the weekend.

March 04, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

All positive for Alpha Battery

A year to the day - and almost to the minute - after friends and family and members of the Effingham County sent Alpha Battery off to Afghanistan, they gave those same soldiers a warm welcome home from their combat mission.

March 04, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Revell named head football coach at SEHS

The Effingham County Board of Education unanimously approved Donnie Revell as the next head football coach at South Effingham High School.

March 03, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

President tours Savannah

Following are excerpts from President Obama's remarks at Savannah Technical College's main campus:

March 02, 2010 | Staff Report | Local

Rincon’s Grace reflects on Afghanistan deployment

Georgia Army Guard Spc. Andrew Grace of Rincon and a cannon crew member with Springfield's A Battery, 1/118 Field Artillery Battalion, has returned from Afghanistan, his first-ever deployment.

March 02, 2010 | Staff Report | Local

Harrelson ‘proud’ of his duty and glad to be back

Georgia Army Guard Spc. Steven Harrelson of Rincon and a fire direction control technician for Springfield's A Battery 1/118 Field Artillery, talks about his experiences in Afghanistan with radio host Bill Edwards of Savannah's 1290 at the Georgia Guard Garrison Training Center.

March 02, 2010 | Staff Report | Local

Coleman glad to be back after tour of duty

Georgia Army Guard Pfc. Sean Coleman of Rincon, a cannon crew member with Springfield's Battery A, 1st Battalion, 118th Field Artillery, has returned from Afghanistan, his first-ever deployment.

March 02, 2010 | Staff Report | Local

Rotary dives into water issues

Michelle Liotta, a member of the Coastal Regional Water Council, spoke to Sunrise Rotary members about the statewide water plan. The Coastal Council is one of 11 regional councils established by the Georgia Comprehensive Statewide Water Plan to do resource assessments, forecast water needs and make regional plans for water resources in the future.

March 02, 2010 | Staff Report | Local

County headed to the auction

Effingham County may turn to auctions to augment its fleet of heavy equipment.

March 01, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Rincon renews jail agreement with county

Rincon City Council has voted to renew its contract with Effingham County to continue the use of the County Jail in Springfield to house city prisoners.

March 01, 2010 | By Rick Lott | Local

City gets ready for power outages

It's one thing when the power goes out for a few hours and the hardest thing you have to deal with at home is hoping your freezer doesn't defrost before the power comes back on.

March 01, 2010 | By Rick Lott | Local

Prepping for the troops

March 01, 2010 | Staff Report | Local

'It's wonderful'

FORT STEWART-The old adage is that absence makes the heart grow fonder. But even the advancements of modern communication couldn't quell the emotion of loved ones seeing, touching and hugging their soldiers upon their return.

February 25, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

King to run for commission’s 2nd District seat

A former Rincon City Council member will be running for a seat on the Effingham County Board of Commissioners.

February 25, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

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Dead body found behind Gamestop in Rincon

A death investigation is underway in Rincon after police say a dead body was found Wednesday afternoon.

February 15, 2017 | Staff report | Local

Guyton Police Chief terminated by Mayor

Guyton Police Chief Kelphie Lundy has been removed from his position effective immediately. The announcement came Monday during a Guyton City Council meeting.

February 15, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local

Effingham farmer honored

Jerry Graham, of Effingham County, was awarded the title of 2016 Conservationist of the Year Feb. 2 by the Bankers and Supervisors of the Ogeechee ...

February 15, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local

Gateway returning to Rincon

The Gateway Community Service Board announced recently the relocation of all operations in Effingham County.

February 13, 2017 | Staff report | Local

Donors urgently needed to increase winter blood supply for Red Cross

The American Red Cross urgently needs blood donors to make an appointment to give this winter so that patients can continue to receive lifesaving treatments.

February 13, 2017 | Staff report | Local

DDI Construction Continues On SR 21

Contractors for the Georgia Department of Transportation will use lane closures on SR 21 north and southbound lanes in Port Wentworth Monday through Friday of ...

February 10, 2017 | Staff report | Local

Many trees down in Pineora area due to weather

Wednesday night's severe weather knocked down dozens of trees in the Pineora area, leaving residents with quite the mess to clean up.

February 09, 2017 | Staff report | Local

Effingham woman attends Trump's Inauguration

While millions of people around the world watched newly inaugurated President Donald Trump take the Oath of Office in front of the Capitol Building in ...

February 09, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local

Marcus Wade Tebeau Indicted on Multiple Charges of Sexual Exploitation of Children

Marcus Wade Tebeau, 37, of Rincon, was indicted on Jan. 31 for sex charges involving a child.

February 08, 2017 | Staff report | Local

SEHS junior Darius Scott pens winning speech

They say a picture says a thousand words, but when you have the public speaking skills of Darius Scott, pictures aren't needed.

February 08, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local

I-16/Old River Road Interchange Project set to begin early

ATLANTA - Effingham County will see improvements to the interchange at I-16/Old River Road three years earlier than originally anticipated.

February 08, 2017 | Staff report | Local

Effingham students serve as pages during trip to Capitol Building

Students from Effingham County High School, South Effingham High School and Ebenezer Middle School got an opportunity to learn more about how the government works ...

February 02, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local

Purcell re-elected to State Transportation Board

ATLANTA - On Jan. 25, State Transportation Board (STB) members Ann R. Purcell of Rincon (First Congressional District) and Sam Wellborn of Columbus (Third Congressional District ...

February 01, 2017 | Staff report | Local

Man shot in standoff with Effingham County deputies was sex offender

The man killed last week during a standoff with two Effingham County Sheriff's Office deputies and one deputy from Bulloch County was a registered ...

February 01, 2017 | By Holli Deal Saxon for the Effingham Herald | Local

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