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Dasher to join council incumbents

Rincon residents were happy with the city's direction, said city council incumbents who were re-elected to their seats Tuesday.

November 10, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Residents request county to close road

Residents along a south Effingham County road are asking county commissioners to close a portion of that road for safety reasons.

November 07, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rincon elections to be held today

Voters in Rincon will go to the polls today to fill three of the six seats on Rincon City Council.

November 07, 2011 | Staff Report | Local


GEFA drops its letter of credit need

The letters of credit required from developers for water and sewer infrastructure soon may be extinct in Effingham County.

November 07, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Candidate profiles

The Rincon City Council elections are the only contested municipal elections in Effingham County this year. There are three seats up for election and seven candidates running for those seats.

November 04, 2011 | Staff Report | Local


Insurance chief urges making the right choices

ATLANTA-State Insurance Commissioner Ralph T. Hudgens urges consumers who are part of a group health plan to be prepared to make the right choices during health insurance open enrollment.

November 04, 2011 | Staff Report | Local


State tourism team to visit county

Georgia Tourism's Product Development Office, a division of the Georgia Department of Economic Development, will be in Effingham County to conduct a Resource Team visit from Nov. 7-10.

November 04, 2011 | Staff Report | Local


County to get outside opinion on request

Effingham County commissioners will ask a separate attorney if a contract with a developer means the county will have to pay that developer more money.

November 04, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


City gets $10K grant from state for work on the Mars

The Springfield Revitalization Corporation and the city of Springfield are rejoicing after being notified of winning a $10,000 grant to go toward improvements of the Mars Theater.

November 03, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rincon supporting GMA’s annual Mayors Motorcade

In the state of Georgia there are several thousand citizens living in Georgia's six hospitals and community-based housing serving persons with developmental disabilities and behavioral health needs. Many of these patients have little, if any, contact with or support from friends or family.

November 01, 2011 | Staff Report | Local


Open enrollment for Medicare now under way

ATLANTA-Americans now have seven full weeks to select new Medicare plans or choose to stay with current coverage. During this year's Medicare open enrollment period, which ends Dec. 7, the Georgia Department of Human Services (DHS), Division of Aging Services and the state's Area Agencies on Aging will offer free one-on-one assistance and community presentations to help Georgians make decisions about Medicare health and prescription drug plans.

November 01, 2011 | Staff Report | Local


Riverkeepers alarmed at fish kills in state’s Kaolin Belt

A pair of recent fish kills in Middle Georgia's kaolin-mining belt have the Savannah Riverkeeper and Altamaha Riverkeeper organizations concerned over state authorities' management and oversight of industrial wastewater permits at kaolin-processing facilities.

November 01, 2011 | Staff Report | Local


Rincon to add fire training structure

Rincon's fire department is looking to add to its training repertoire.

October 31, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


A local feel to Occupy movement

Occupy Wall Street has reached the Coastal Empire.

October 31, 2011 | By Calli Arnold | Local


Georgia-Pacific Bucket Brigade pitches in for Guyton department

With a big check - literally - from the Georgia-Pacific Bucket Brigade, the Guyton Volunteer Fire Department will be bolstering its equipment.

October 31, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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IDA CEO search enters final stages

SPRINGFIELD - The wheel of industrial development in one of Georgia's premier logistical spots will soon be placed in permanent hands.

April 23, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Don't miss chance to show support for class of 2018

Show support for your favorite member of the class of 2018 in the Effingham Herald's annual graduation section.

April 23, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


History comes alive at festival

SPRINGFIELD - Barbara Keel yearned to make her hoop skirt history. Instead of portraying a Civil War Southern belle, she wanted to don overalls and be ...

April 23, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Gant opts to wrestle for Newberry

SPRINGFIELD - Zebrandon Gant has many accolades as a wrestler. He won a state championship, finished the season undefeated and now he can add collegiate wrestler ...

April 23, 2018 | | Local


Carter accepts surprise opportunity to play soccer for Brewton-Parker

SPRINGFIELD - Jamesa Carter was simply a high school student looking for a college that would enable her to pursue a career as a veterinarian.

April 23, 2018 | Trice Williams | Local


New field to feature 'Redd Monster'

RINCON - A monster is moving into the Clarence E. Morgan Complex.

April 23, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Region champs polish off Pirates

Effingham County completed a regular season-endiing sweep of Brunswick on Friday, beating the Pirates 5-4 at Rebel Field in Springfield.

April 20, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


Mustangs lock up home playoff series

GUYTON -- The South Effingham Mustangs played like they had a plane to catch -- or maybe a lengthy bus ride to avoid.

April 20, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Alumna partners with Georgia Southern to enhance ECCA student experiences

As director of scientific research at Effingham College and Career Academy (ECCA), Georgia Southern University alumna Michelle Thompson, Ed.D., ('00,'05,'11) is constantly ...

April 20, 2018 | Submitted report | Local


South Effingham boys move into second round

GUYTON -- The persistent wind that howled across its courts wasn't the only thing that created turbulence for South Effingham's boys tennis team Thursday.

April 19, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Huddle House offers deal to benefit Navigator Team

Huddle House of Rincon is slated to conduct a fundraiser for the Effingham County Navigator Team on Tuesday in observance of Autism Awareness Month.

April 19, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


Mustangs skin Gators

The South Effingham Mustangs took the lead right out of the chute and cruised to an 8-3 Region 2-AAAAA baseball win over Ware County in ...

April 19, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


Effingham County clinches baseball crown

Effingham County rallied for three sixth-inning runs en route to a 6-3 road victory over Brunswick on Wednesday. The comeback propelled the Rebels to the ...

April 19, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


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