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Route set for Alpha Battery’s parade

Alpha Battery of the Georgia Army National Guard's 118th Field Artillery Battalion will take its first steps on its deployment to Afghanistan marching through the heart of Springfield and Rincon on Tuesday morning.

February 26, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


Barrow: New highway bill may aid cause for parkway

The stimulus package passed by Congress and signed by President Obama may not be the panacea for Effingham County's road woes, Congressman John Barrow said.

February 23, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Kiss-a-Pig campaign to host Junior Olympics

The Effingham County Kiss-a-Pig Campaign Committee is hosting a Junior Olympic carnival and health fair at the South Effingham High School track on Saturday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

February 23, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


CGRDC to host workshops on regional plan

BRUNSWICK - An opportunity to learn, better understand and utilize the education and outreach element of the regional plan of Coastal Georgia is being kicked-off Thursday by the Coastal Georgia Regional Development Center (CGRDC) in Brunswick. It is the first practicum (workshop) of a planned six-part series being offered free to elected and appointed officials, local governments, and interested citizens, according to Lupita McClenning, Senior Planner of the CGRDC.

February 23, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


Alpha Battery to get sendoff parade

Plans are in the process to promote a parade in honor of the troops of Alpha Battery, the Springfield-based Georgia Army National Guard unit that is deploying to Afghanistan.

February 23, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


Hospital pitches its new plan

The Effingham Hospital's move to a non-profit corporation could happen soon, Hospital Authority Chairman Stephen Mobley said.

February 19, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


County won’t back Guyton annexation

Effingham County commissioners rebuffed Guyton's request to endorse its proposal to annex more than 3,000 acres, including the land where it intends to build its controversial wastewater treatment plant.

February 19, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


County picks low bidder for old courthouse work

Work is going to move forward on renovating the old Effingham Courthouse, but county commissioners were split on who should carry out the task.

February 19, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Guyton OKs aggressive selling law

Selling Girl Scout cookies in Guyton will go on - but the city is trying to crack down on what it considers aggressive sales techniques.

February 19, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Know the rules for outdoor burning in Effingham County

The outdoor burning restrictions are:

February 19, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


Bohannon on the job as the next Rincon police chief

Just hours after being offered - and taking - the job as police chief for Rincon, Mike Bohannon was on the job.

February 16, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Hospital to take look at new way of doing business

Effingham County commissioners are expected to take a recess in the middle of their meeting Tuesday to hear what the Effingham Hospital Authority has in mind.

February 16, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Bohannon named Rincon police chief

February 12, 2009 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


City levies strong accusations against former police chief

The first round of the Rincon City Council's investigation into its police department and its former chief has revealed an atmosphere of fear and intimidation, according to city officials.

February 12, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Council: New chief could be hired soon

Rincon City Council is on the verge of hiring its next police chief and could do so soon.

February 12, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


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Herald moving to Wednesdays

Technology and new ways of communicating are reaching and affecting even an industry that's been around for nearly 500 years.

September 15, 2014 | Staff Report | Local


County, rec board setting sights on new central park

Effingham County officials are setting their sights on building another Sand Hill Park-type complex closer to the center of the county, after a joint workshop Tuesday between county commissioners and recreation board members.

September 11, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Sunday crash claims a third victim

A third person has died from injuries in a car crash in Effingham County Sunday afternoon.

September 11, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Funeral Saturday for mother, daughter who died in crash

Funeral arrangements have been made for a mother and daughter who died Sunday in a car crash in Effingham County.

September 09, 2014 | Staff report | Local


ECHS mourns loss of beloved teacher in crash

On a tearful day at Effingham County High School, friends and colleagues of Megan Kessler reflected on the difference she made on campus and off.

September 08, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Rincon woman, her mother die in crash

An Effingham County woman and her mother died in a crash on Old Augusta Road Sunday afternoon.

September 08, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


City approves rental policy for the Mars

While the Mars Theatre's slate of shows and programs continues to expand and attract visitors, there is also a growing demand to rent the facility.

September 04, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Injured power line worker recuperating

A Georgia Power worker hurt late Tuesday afternoon is recuperating at an Augusta hospital.

September 04, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Feeling right at home

A delivery came across Sam Ingram's desk Wednesday, his second day as the agriculture and natural resources agent in the University of Georgia Extension Service's Effingham County office.

September 04, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Springfield OKs bump in millage rate

Springfield City Council members have voted to raise the millage rate, but officials say the increase won't have much effect on most property owners.

September 04, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Separate accidents result in two fatalities

The Labor Day holiday weekend was a deadly one on Effingham County roads, as two women died from injuries in separate single-car crashes.

September 01, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Military motorcycle training can fulfill state testing requirements

Georgia Department of Driver Services Commissioner Rob Mikell has announced a new customer service for active/former military service members and their dependents requesting a motorcycle license. These customers may exempt the written and road skills testing for a motorcycle endorsement - if they have successfully completed a safety course based on the Motor Safety Foundation curriculums offered by the U.S. Department of Defense or branch of the U.S. military.

September 01, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Hospital, county to attempt to resolve pay disagreement

With the Department of Housing and Urban Development scheduled to visit in a few weeks, Effingham Health System leaders want to resolve an issue on how much money the hospital is owed from the county.

August 28, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rincon approves service rate hikes

Rincon residents can expect to pay more for water, sewer, sanitation and fire fees.

August 28, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Leaders look for ways to get the word out

ST. SIMONS ISLAND - Community leaders want to get Effingham County residents to not just think local but act local - especially when it comes to spending their money.

August 25, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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