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Swain finishes basic training

U.S. Air Force National Guard Airman 1st Class Joe C. Swain III graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

February 24, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Local


EHS honors staff with 2017 Employee Appreciation Banquet

Effingham Health System honored staff members of the hospital Thursday night at the Effingham Health System 2017 Employee Appreciation Banquet at the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force in Pooler.

February 23, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Freeman, Van Sickle honored as STAR students

The Rotary Club of Effingham County honored two students Thursday afternoon for being named the STAR Students for the county. Marina Van Sickle won for Effingham County High School and Kate Freeman won for South Effingham High School.

February 22, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Black History Month Spotlight: Honoring Springfield Central High basketball

Back in the 1960s during the era of segregated schools, Effingham County saw one of its high schools rise to the top and win multiple state championships in basketball. Now, after decades of going largely unmentioned and uncelebrated, it is time to honor the Panthers and Pantherettes of Springfield Central High School.

February 22, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


ECCA recognized by Georgia Senate, House of Representatives

The Effingham College and Career Academy was honored and recognized this month by both the State of Georgia House of Representatives and the Georgia Senate for its dedicated service to our community and to the state.

February 20, 2017 | By Mariella Manhatton | Local


FFA members from SEMS, ECMS attend Discovery Conference

COVINGTON – Members of the ECMS and SEMSFFA chapter attended the Georgia FFA Association's Discovery Conference on Jan. 27-28 at the Georgia FFA-FCCLA Center near Covington.

February 17, 2017 | By Mariella Manhatton | Local


Rep. Rick Allen's staff to visit Springfield

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman Rick Allen (R-Ga.-12) announced Tuesday that his staff will be holding Community Office Hours in Springfield on Thursday, March 9, from 1-3 p.m at the Effingham County Board of Commissioners Administrative Complex.

February 16, 2017 | Staff report | Local


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 River Soil and Water Conservation Commission (SWCC) at a banquet at Statesboro First Baptist Church in Statesboro.

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 next week to complete grading on the outside shoulders and median within these areas and to place concrete for the concrete islands located at the intersections of SR 21 and the I-95 entrance and exit ramps.

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 Washington, D.C., one of Effingham County's very own was there to witness the event live in person.

February 09, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


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I-95 Bridge Maintenance Project requires double lane closure at Exit 102

Contractors for the Georgia Department of Transportation will be installing nighttime double lane closures today and Tuesday on I-95 Interchange Bridge over US 80 at ...

April 17, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


State Route 21 lane closures scheduled next week in Port Wentworth

Contractors for the Georgia Department of Transportation will utilize lane closures on SR 21 in both directions between Hendley Road and Highway 30 in Port ...

April 14, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Upset Rincon residents take up road issue with city

Many Effingham County residents made their way to the Rincon City Council meeting Monday night to appear before the council to discuss the streets in ...

April 12, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Nominees honored by Rotary Club

The Rotary Club of Effingham County held the 15th Annual Herb Jones Volunteer of the Year Awards Banquet Thursday night at the New Ebenezer Retreat ...

April 12, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Lane closures scheduled on SR21 at Bonnie Bridge Road in Port Wentworth

Contractors for the Georgia Department of Transportation will be resurfacing SR 21 southbound at the intersection of Bonnie Bridge Road, which requires nighttime lane closures ...

April 10, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Eggs and Issues Breakfast April 19

Springfield – The Effingham Chamber of Commerce announced its annual Eggs and Issues Review Breakfast, scheduled for Wednesday, April 19 at 7:30 a.m. at ...

April 06, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


ECHS Drama Club performs The Sound of Music

The Effingham County High School Drama Club hosted three presentations of the Rodgers and Hammerstein beloved musical 'The Sound of Music' with performances on March ...

April 05, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Hathaway speaks to Exchange Club on American Values

Members of the Exchange Club of Effingham County were treated to quite the guest speaker at their meeting Thursday afternoon as Effingham County High School ...

April 05, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


SR21 Southbound lane closure scheduled Monday

If weather permits, contractors for Georgia Department of Transportation will be milling and resurfacing at the Bojangles' driveway along SR 21 southbound.

March 31, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Springfield's own Braxton Calhoun to perform at Mars Theatre

Springfield native Braxton Calhoun will perform at the Mars Theatre in Springfield Saturday at 8 p.m.

March 30, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


I-95 Bridge Maintenance Project requires lane closures on Jimmy Deloach Parkway

In conjunction with a $2.9 million bridge preservation project on I-95, a contractor for the Georgia Department of Transportation will install lane closures from ...

March 30, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Rincon approves payments, OKs hiring two officers

The Rincon City Council approved a motion to pay R.B. Baker Construction $257,043.09 Monday night at a regulary-scheduled meeting for their work ...

March 29, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Clyo El Cheapo store held up, robbed Saturday

The El Cheapo gas station in Clyo was held up by three suspects Saturday afternoon, two of whom had handguns.

March 29, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Savannah Police searching for missing man

SAVANNAH – The Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department is asking for the public's help in locating a missing male who was last seen Tuesday, Mar. 28.

March 28, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Georgia farmers celebrate Agricultural Awareness Week

This week, Georgians throughout the state are celebrating the first annual Agriculture Awareness Week, a tradition that surely will continue for many years to come.

March 24, 2017 | By Ben Cantrell | Local


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