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Scott Pinholster arrested in connection with death of Courtney Wells

Earlier this afternoon, investigators with the Effingham County Sheriff's Office made an arrest in the death investigation of Courtney Wells.

January 18, 2017 | Staff report | Local


Guyton woman found dead Sunday morning identified as Courtney Wells

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office is investigating what is being called a suspicious death after a woman was found deceased lying along a dirt road in Guyton Sunday morning.

January 18, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Guyton updates one contract, adds another to help with wastewater treatment plant

In a special called meeting by the Guyton City Council Thursday afternoon, Mayor Jeff Lariscy and the other members of the council updated a contract with Hofstadter and Associates and agreed to a new contract with Parker Engineering to help with the Wastewater Treatment Plant.

January 18, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Effingham County Sheriff's Office Investigating Suspicious Death

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office is investigating a suspicious death.

January 15, 2017 | Staff report | Local


Effingham County Animal Shelter Receives State Grant for Dog and Cat Sterilization Program

Effingham County Animal Shelter received the good news on Thursday that they will receive a $3,000 grant from the Georgia Department of Agriculture to help fund the sterilization of animals adopted from their shelter in Springfield.

January 13, 2017 | Staff report | Local


SCMPD searching for missing woman

SAVANNAH: Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police ask the public's help in locating a missing Savannah woman, last seen on Monday, Jan. 9 at her residence on the 600 block of Little Neck Road.

January 13, 2017 | Staff report | Local


Rep. Bill Hitchens Named Chairman of House Defense and Veterans Affairs Committee

ATLANTA – The Georgia House of Representatives' Committee on Assignments named State Representative Bill Hitchens (R-Rincon) as the Chairman of the House Defense & Veterans Affairs Committee.

January 12, 2017 | Staff report | Local


Wilbour Green chosen as 2017 MLK Jr. Parade Grand Marshal

Effingham County resident, Wilbour "Butch" Green, has been chosen as the 2017 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Parade Grand Marshal and will lead the parade down its route on Monday morning.

January 11, 2017 | Staff report | Local


Rincon City Council approves addition of two vehicles for police department

The Rincon City Council met Monday night in the first meeting of 2017 and voted on a number of issues, including the addition of two new vehicles for the Rincon Police Department.

January 11, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Lane closures this week on SR 21

Contractors for the Georgia Department of Transportation will install lane closures on SR 21 in both directions between Hendley Road and Highway 30 in Port Wentworth from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. tomorrow through Friday. Lane closures will be utilized to complete grading on the outside shoulders and median. All work is weather contingent.

January 09, 2017 | Staff report | Local


Winston Hencely battling headaches

After battling a case of pneumonia a few weeks ago and dealing with the removal of a chest tube so that he could begin eating solid foods, Winston Hencely is another step forward on the road to recovery from injuries he sustained from an explosion at Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan in November.

January 04, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Guyton woman arrested for marijuana possession, DWI

A Guyton woman was arrested by an Effingham County Sheriff's deputy Dec. 22 after an altercation at a Dollar General store in Guyton led to deputies finding the woman in possession of marijuana and under the influence of Xanax.

January 03, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Smith's expertise in budgeting critical as Rincon City Manager

Wes Smith is a busy man.

January 03, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Winston Hencely continuing to improve from injuries

Following a stint in the ICU last week due to pneumonia, Winston Hencely is continuing his recovery from injuries sustained in a bombing at Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan that occured in November.

December 28, 2016 | By Zack Lee | Local


Sunday package sales in Rincon to begin Jan. 1

After voters determined that Sunday package sales of alcohol would be allowed on Election Day last month, the implementation of that ordinance will commence Jan. 1.

December 28, 2016 | Staff report | Local


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Effingham County Art Show March 13-16

Select students from all Effingham County Schools will be participating in the sixth annual district-wide art exhibition from March 13-16 in celebration of the visual ...

March 02, 2017 | Staff report | Local


Effingham County IDA cuts ribbon on Rincon solar farm

Members of the Effingham County Industrial Development Authority were on hand Thursday as they cut the ribbon to a 287-acre solar farm in Rincon.

March 02, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Rincon Elementary students get moving at Bobcat Fun Run

Rincon Elementary School students released more energy than usual on Friday as they participated in the First Annual Bobcats Fun Run, an event put on ...

March 01, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


NAACP honors drowned slaves at Ebenezer Creek

Leroy Lloyd, President of the Effingham County chapter of the NAACP, and other members honored the lives of hundreds of freed slaves who drowned trying ...

March 01, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Georgia earns Water Wars win

ATLANTA – "I recommend that the Court deny Florida's request for relief." With that recommendation to the U. S. Supreme Court, Special Master Ralph Lancaster ...

February 27, 2017 | Staff report | Local


7th annual Taste of Effingham set for March 2

The Effingham Chamber of Commerce will host its 7thannual Taste of Effingham, presented by Vision Financial, on March 2. The event will be held at ...

February 26, 2017 | By Angye Morrison | Local


Interstate 16 Safety Enhancement Project begins this week

SAVANNAH – On Monday, the Georgia Department of Transportation will begin a two-year safety enhancement project along portions of Interstate 16 starting at the Candler/Emanuel ...

February 26, 2017 | Staff report | Local


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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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


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