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December 13, 2016 | Staff Reporter | Local


Effingham County Teacher of the Year: Bilinda Sikes

Some people grow up not knowing what they want to do with their life or what they want to be when they grow up – others know from a young age the plan they have for themselves. And sometimes, things just happen by chance.

November 22, 2016 | By Zack Lee | Local


City of Rincon receives $500,000 grant

SAVANNAH - The City of Rincon has received a 2016 Employment Incentive Program (EIP) grant in the amount of $500,000 from the Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA), which administers the program on behalf of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

November 21, 2016 | | Local


Jerry Schaufelberger chosen as Grand Marshal for Lions Club Christmas Parade

Longtime Effingham County resident and former Lions Club President, Jerry Schaufelberger, has been selected as the Grand Marshal for the 37th Annual Lions Club Christmas Parade that will take place this Saturday at 10 a.m.

November 17, 2016 | By Zack Lee | Local


Effingham Orchestra Holiday Concert Dec. 4

Effingham Community Orchestra will present its 10th annual Holiday Concert and homemade cookie sale fundraiser on Sunday, Dec. 4. The event will be held at the Effingham County Recreation and Parks Department Gymnasium, 808 Highway 119 South in Springfield.

November 17, 2016 | Special to the Herald | Local


Effingham soldier, Winston Hencely, injured in Afghanistan

Winston Hencely, a 2014 graduate of Effingham County High School and a soldier in the United States Army stationed in Afghanistan, was injured Saturday when a suicide bomber ignited an explosion at Bagram Airfield.

November 17, 2016 | By Zack Lee | Local


Massive turnout for Veterans Day Program in Springfield

Veterans from all branches of service and conflicts were honored for their service Friday morning at the Veteran's Day Program at Veterans Park of Effingham County in Springfield.

November 17, 2016 | By Zack Lee | Local


Effingham Health System gets 501c3 status approval

As of Nov. 1, Effingham Health System has officially restructured as a 501c3 nonprofit corporation. The organizational change is part of a long-range plan that will facilitate growth system-wide.

November 10, 2016 | By Zack Lee | Local


Rincon voters approve Sunday package sales

Residents of Rincon will now be able to purchase packaged wine or beer on Sundays after the measure was voted on and approved on Election Day Tuesday with 77 percent in favor.

November 09, 2016 | By Zack Lee | Local


Effingham County Commissioners vote down mosquito spraying proposal

The Effingham County commissioners held a public meeting Tuesday night and voted no to a proposal to use taxpayer money to help fight the current mosquito problem in Effingham County.

November 04, 2016 | By Zack Lee | Local


ECHS, SEHS students attend college fair

Seniors and juniors from both Effingham County High School and South Effingham High School met with representatives from colleges and universities from across the nation Wednesday as part of the Probe 2016 College Fair Tour.

November 02, 2016 | By Zack Lee | Local


Lunch, Laugh and Learn helps raise spirits, awareness

It was all smiles Thursday afternoon at the Lunch, Laugh and Learn for Breast Cancer Awareness event held at Effingham College and Career Academy as attendees were treated to great food, good company and a rousing message by guest speaker, Ronda Rich.

November 02, 2016 | By Zack Lee | Local


ECCA named College and Career Academy of the Year

CALHOUN - Effingham College and Career Academy was named the College and Career Academy of the Year on Tuesday, Oct. 25 in Calhoun by Lt. Governor Casey Cagle at his Ninth Annual Business and Education Summit in Calhoun.

November 02, 2016 | By Zack Lee | Local


Faith Equestrian Therepeutic Center competes at Special Olympics Horse Show

GAINESVILLE - Faith Equestrian Therapeutic Center in Guyton took eight of their students and ten of their wonderful volunteers to Gainesville, GA to compete in the Special Olympics Horse Show at the Chicopee Woods Agricultural Center on Oct. 7-9.

October 26, 2016 | | Local


Rincon voters to determine sale of alcohol on Sundays

Voters in the United States have a lot to think about between now and Nov. 8, when the country will decide on the next President. For voters in Rincon, they will also be deciding whether the sale of packaged beer and wine will be allowed on Sundays.

October 26, 2016 | By Zack Lee | Local


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State’s College and Career Ready Index is released

The Georgia Department of Education released recently the scoring for the 2015-2016 Georgia College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI) that measures schools and school ...

December 23, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Winston Hencely remains in Surgical Intensive Care Unit with injuries

Effingham County local hero, Winston Hencely, remains in critical condition with injuries he sustained from an explosion during an attack on Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan ...

December 23, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Honorable Beth Rahn Mosley swears in Effingham Officials

Seven Effingham County Officials were sworn in Thursday night in the historic courtroom of the Effingham County Courthouse by the Honorable Beth Rahn Mosley.

December 23, 2016 | By Zack Lee | Local


Rincon Fire Chief found not guilty

Corey Rahn, Rincon Fire Chief, was found not guilty on all charges Thursday by a jury of his peers stemming from an incident back in ...

December 21, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Trial begins for Rincon Fire Chief Corey Rahn

The trial for Rincon Fire Chief Corey Rahn began Monday morning with testimony given from the officer who attempted to pull Rahn over back in ...

December 21, 2016 | By Zack Lee | Local


Effingham County School District achieves GSBA Distinguished School Board Status

The Effingham County School District was recently recognized as the Georgia School Boards Association's (GSBA) 2016 Distinguished School Board recognition.

December 21, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Effingham County places fourth, SEHS eighth at Rebel Invitational

The Effingham County High School wrestling team hosted the Rebel Invitational Saturday and welcomed 16 teams, including cross-county foe South Effingham High School. The Rebels ...

December 16, 2016 | By Zack Lee | Local


Effingham County places fourth, SEHS eighth at Rebel Invitational

The Effingham County High School wrestling team hosted the Rebel Invitational Saturday and welcomed 16 teams, including cross-county foe South Effingham High School. The Rebels ...

December 16, 2016 | By Zack Lee | Local


STEM students show off scientific research projects at ECCA

STEM students at Effingham College and Career Academy have been hard at work over the last few months working on their scientific research projects, an ...

December 15, 2016 | By Zack Lee | Local


Emilia Truluck wins Marshall Scholarship for achievements in academics

ATLANTA – The UK Government has announced a 25% increase in the number of American post-graduate students joining the Marshall Scholarship programme, the government's flagship ...

December 14, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Effingham County Chamber of Commerce holds annual Eggs and Issues Breakfast

Business leaders in various fields came together on Wednesday, Dec. 7 to congregate, eat and partake in a Q&A session with political leaders in ...

December 14, 2016 | By Zack Lee | Local


Local paddlers explore natural beauty of lower Ebenezer Creek

On Saturday, the Georgia Conservancy, City of Springfield and Georgia DNR welcomed more than 30 paddlers on an exploration of lower Ebenezer Creek.

December 08, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Adjustments to SPLOST budget to be made after shortage of funds

At a called workshop of the Effingham County Commissioners Wednesday, Nov. 30, the commissioners discussed SPLOST, Capital Needs and the Short Term Work Program (STWP ...

December 07, 2016 | By Zack Lee | Local


United Way of the Coastal Empire raises $337,813 in Effingham Campaign

The United Way of the Coastal Empire's 2016 Effingham County Campaign announced Wednesday morning that donations from various businesses and groups in the area ...

December 07, 2016 | By Zack Lee | Local


Effingham Lady Rebels finish fourth at state

The 2016 Effingham County High School competition cheer season was a successful one for the Lady Rebels as they finished with a fourth-place showing at ...

December 05, 2016 | Staff report | Local


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