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Sister: Couple was about to get kids back

An Effingham County couple whose bodies were found in the Amicalola River were supposed to be visiting their three children over the weekend - and it was supposed to be their last visit before reclaiming custody, according to a family member.

December 24, 2009 | By Rick Lott | Local


Springfield Fire Department honors its own

The Springfield Fire Department held its awards banquet Thursday night at Springfield United Methodist Church's social hall.

December 23, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


Old Augusta phase open

Effingham County motorists finally have a chance to roll down the first phase of the Old Augusta Road project.

December 22, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


Rincon steps up to the tee, buys golf course

The city of Rincon will be buying the Lost Plantation Golf Club, and Mayor Ken Lee said he hopes the sale will be completed soon.

December 17, 2009 | By Rick Lott | Local


Big man, on campus

Rick Tomberlin's introductory news conference was delayed by nearly 20 minutes Thursday morning - the new Effingham County High School football coach was busy talking to each of the Rebels players individually.

December 17, 2009 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rains close road

December 15, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


County alters animal control

After going through two directors of the animal control department in a year, Effingham County commissioners have decided to do away with the position.

December 14, 2009 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rincon to buy golf course

Rincon City Council members have voted to buy the Lost Plantation Golf Course, concluding negotiations that have been in the works for years.

December 14, 2009 | By Rick Lott | Local


County OKs Bryan Co. work detail

More inmates from the Effingham County Prison will be put to work soon.

December 14, 2009 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Hinely to retain seat on IDA

Charles Hinely will remain a member of the Effingham Industrial Development Authority, after Springfield City Council overwhelmingly approved his re-appointment Tuesday night.

December 11, 2009 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County pushes forward with old courthouse

Work on the renovation of the historic Effingham Courthouse should be completed by the middle of October 2010, county commissioners were told Tuesday afternoon.

December 11, 2009 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Westwood residents ponder, question annexation

Residents of the Westwood Heights subdivision just outside the Rincon city limits again face the possibility of annexation, and city council chambers were at seating capacity Monday night for a public hearing.

December 11, 2009 | By Rick Lott | Local


A first for Young Farmers

Kelly Rahn was named Effingham County Young Farmer of the Year on Thursday night, the first time a woman has received that honor.

December 07, 2009 | By Rick Lott | Local


Burnin’ down the house

Effingham County firefighters, under the direction of Fire Chief Val Ashcraft, went through a periodic live fire training exercise on Monday night at their training facilities on 125 acres just outside of Springfield.

December 03, 2009 | By Rick Lott | Local


Barnes running on track record

Former governor Roy Barnes touted his track record in office, even with the mistakes he admits he made in office.

December 01, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


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‘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


New Rincon Elementary cost: $20.7 million

The new Rincon Elementary School will be built at a cost of $20.7 million, after Effingham County Board of Education members agreed to a ...

August 10, 2016 | By PATRICK DONAHUE | Local


‘People are frustrated’

There is a great level of frustration among the people with the government, U.S. Rep. Buddy Carter said Wednesday - a sentiment he has shared ...

August 10, 2016 | By PATRICK DONAHUE | Local


Lawsuit claims USA Gymnastics failed to act on predator

An Effingham County family is asking for $10 million in damages from USA Gymnastics, claiming the organization failed to act on complaints of sexual misconduct ...

August 05, 2016 | Staff report | Local


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