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Effingham horse tests positive for EEE

A horse in Effingham County has tested positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE). EEE also has been detected in the mosquito population in Chatham County. EEE is a mosquito-borne virus that causes swelling of the brain and poses a significant risk to both horses and humans.

July 28, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Muldrew takes runoff for judge seat

Michael Muldrew, currently chief assistant district attorney in the Ogeechee Judicial Circuit, will become the circuit's newest Superior Court judge in January, after outpolling Martha Hall in Tuesday's runoff.

July 27, 2016 | By Al Hackle Statesboro Herald | Local


Red Cross facing critical blood shortage

While thousands of people from across the country responded to the emergency request for blood and platelet donations issued by the American Red Cross in early July, a critical blood shortage remains. The Red Cross urges eligible donors to give now to help ensure blood is available throughout the rest of the summer to meet patient needs.

July 27, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Business summit to replace annual Chamber retreat this year

This year's annual Effingham Chamber of Commerce retreat is taking a different approach - and will be in a different locale.

July 27, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Commissioners deny CASA request for part of add-on fee revenue

The Ogeechee Judicial Circuit's Court-Appointed Special Advocates will have to wait to receive funding from the same source as Effingham County Victim Witness Assistance Program.

July 27, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County opening the door for new online portal

Effingham County's presence on the World Wide Web could be changing soon.

July 27, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rincon to replace current K9 cars

The Rincon Police Department's K9 corps will be getting new rides.

July 26, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Weems retiring from Coastal Health Distirct

Dr. Lawton C. Davis, the current health director of the South Central Health District, has been named to replace Dr. Diane Z. Weems, who announced she will retire as director of the Coastal Health District at the end of the month.

July 20, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Springfield aims to pull carts back from road

Springfield residents who leave their garbage carts out on the street a little too long could be facing a fine.

July 19, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Hinely stepping down from IDA

The longest continuous serving member of the Effingham Industrial Development Authority has relinquished his seat on the board.

July 19, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Springfield, DRT reach water agreement

A French company building a turpentine distilling plant and the city of Springfield have reached an agreement for water service to the facility.

July 19, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Early voting ongoing in Superior Court judge race

Early voting for the July 26 runoff between Martha Hall and Michael Muldrew in the Ogeechee Judicial Circuit Superior Court judge race is under way.

July 13, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Rincon may deliver old post office to HES

The Historic Effingham Society's Living History Site could be getting a piece of Rincon to display soon.

July 12, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


IDA trimming its expenses in budget

The Effingham Industrial Development Authority has put into a motion a budget for the current fiscal year that is smaller than the previous budget.

July 12, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


IDA putting capital improvement plan into motion

With the nearly 1,560 acres of the tract off Old River Road and Interstate 16 now back under its control, the Effingham Industrial Development Authority is putting into motion its capital improvement plan.

July 12, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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Coffee shows Rebels where they need work

STATESBORO – The momentum shifted several times Friday night between the Effingham County Rebels and the Coffee County Trojans, but the Rebels ultimately fell 41-13 in ...

August 24, 2016 | By SHANE PEASTER For the Effingham Herald | Local


Purcell named to State Transportation Board

Rincon's Ann Purcell was elected last week the State Transportation Board to its new executive leadership team.

August 24, 2016 | For the Effingham Herald | Local


Business Summit focuses on transportation

While metro Atlanta still consumes a super-sized portion of Georgia's highway funds, projects affecting Effingham County are getting a healthy serving of the increased ...

August 24, 2016 | By AL HACKLE For the Effingham Herald | Local


‘Prayer Walk’ inspired by local woman

Behind the inspiration of a Georgia Southern senior from Springfield, hundreds of sorority and fraternity members gathered on Greek Row on the university's campus ...

August 24, 2016 | By JULIE LAVENDER For the Effingham Herald | Local


Mildred Ellen “Miki” DeSanto Robinson

COLUMBIA, SC – Mildred Ellen "Miki" DeSanto Robinson, 91, passed away Friday, August 19, 2016.

August 24, 2016 | | Local


Savannah Christian Church is now Compassion Christian

Savannah's largest church – Savannah Christian – has changed its name to Compassion Christian Church.

August 22, 2016 | Special to the Herald | Local


Springfield angler sets women’s record for African pompano

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources has announced a new women's record for African pompano, Alectis ciliaris, landed in Georgia by Jennifer Roberts of ...

August 22, 2016 | Special to the Herald | Local


Softball 2016 - Rebels gain inspiration from injured teammate

Effingham County High School's softball team faced some hardship months before their season even began. Head coach Matt Huntley lost a rising sophomore to ...

August 18, 2016 | By SHANE PEASTER For the Effingham Herald | Local


Softball 2016 - Mustangs ‘expect big things’ from focused team

After South Effingham saw their season end in the first round of the Class AAAAA playoffs, the Lady Mustangs hope to go deeper into the ...

August 18, 2016 | By SHANE PEASTER For the Effingham Herald | Local


STEM students love new Academy

Effingham County's newest educational facility opened its doors to students last week with a smooth transition with unique learning opportunities all around.

August 18, 2016 | By JULIE LAVENDER For the Effingham Herald | Local


Mustangs kick off 2016 season Friday; S. Effingham must overcome loss of 23 seniors

No team wants to be in the "rebuilding stage," but after graduating 23 seniors from last year's playoff team, South Effingham falls in that ...

August 18, 2016 | By SHANE PEASTER For the Effingham Herald | Local


Rebels kick off 2016 season Friday; Effingham eyes playoffs in move to AAAAAA

After a historic 2015 season, the Effingham County Rebels hope to come out ready to pick up where they left off – minus a few key ...

August 18, 2016 | By SHANE PEASTER For the Effingham Herald | Local


‘Summer Heat’ snares 7 locals

Seven Effingham County residents were among 39 men arrested in a 10-week online sex sting investigation – Operation Summer Heat - that ended last week.

August 18, 2016 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON For the Effingham Herald | Local


Decision expected in Guyton plant dispute

A Chatham County Superior Court judge is expected to rule on an Effingham County property owner's motion against the proposed Guyton wastewater treatment plant.

August 10, 2016 | By PATRICK DONAHUE | Local


Shadowbrook seeks help with roads

Residents of a subdivision are asking Effingham County commissioners for help with their failing road.

August 10, 2016 | By PATRICK DONAHUE | Local


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