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State’s College and Career Ready Index is released

The Georgia Department of Education released recently the scoring for the 2015-2016 Georgia College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI) that measures schools and school districts on an easy-to-understand 100 point scale.

December 23, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Winston Hencely remains in Surgical Intensive Care Unit with injuries

Effingham County local hero, Winston Hencely, remains in critical condition with injuries he sustained from an explosion during an attack on Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan in November.

December 23, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Honorable Beth Rahn Mosley swears in Effingham Officials

Seven Effingham County Officials were sworn in Thursday night in the historic courtroom of the Effingham County Courthouse by the Honorable Beth Rahn Mosley.

December 23, 2016 | By Zack Lee | Local


Rincon Fire Chief found not guilty

Corey Rahn, Rincon Fire Chief, was found not guilty on all charges Thursday by a jury of his peers stemming from an incident back in April involving his failure to stop during a drive to an accident in Effingham County.

December 21, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Trial begins for Rincon Fire Chief Corey Rahn

The trial for Rincon Fire Chief Corey Rahn began Monday morning with testimony given from the officer who attempted to pull Rahn over back in April.

December 21, 2016 | By Zack Lee | Local


Effingham County School District achieves GSBA Distinguished School Board Status

The Effingham County School District was recently recognized as the Georgia School Boards Association's (GSBA) 2016 Distinguished School Board recognition.

December 21, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Effingham County places fourth, SEHS eighth at Rebel Invitational

The Effingham County High School wrestling team hosted the Rebel Invitational Saturday and welcomed 16 teams, including cross-county foe South Effingham High School. The Rebels finished in fourth place while the Mustangs finished in eighth place.

December 16, 2016 | By Zack Lee | Local


Effingham County places fourth, SEHS eighth at Rebel Invitational

The Effingham County High School wrestling team hosted the Rebel Invitational Saturday and welcomed 16 teams, including cross-county foe South Effingham High School. The Rebels finished in fourth place while the Mustangs finished in eighth place.

December 16, 2016 | By Zack Lee | Local


STEM students show off scientific research projects at ECCA

STEM students at Effingham College and Career Academy have been hard at work over the last few months working on their scientific research projects, an assignment in their Scientific Research class.

December 15, 2016 | By Zack Lee | Local


Emilia Truluck wins Marshall Scholarship for achievements in academics

ATLANTA – The UK Government has announced a 25% increase in the number of American post-graduate students joining the Marshall Scholarship programme, the government's flagship scholarship programme, beginning in 2017.

December 14, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Effingham County Chamber of Commerce holds annual Eggs and Issues Breakfast

Business leaders in various fields came together on Wednesday, Dec. 7 to congregate, eat and partake in a Q&A session with political leaders in Effingham County at the annual Eggs and Issues Breakfast, hosted by the Effingham County Chamber of Commerce at the campus of Effingham College and Career Academy.

December 14, 2016 | By Zack Lee | Local


HWY 21 Road Closures this Week

**IMPORTANT NOTICE**

December 13, 2016 | Staff Reporter | Local


Local paddlers explore natural beauty of lower Ebenezer Creek

On Saturday, the Georgia Conservancy, City of Springfield and Georgia DNR welcomed more than 30 paddlers on an exploration of lower Ebenezer Creek.

December 08, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Adjustments to SPLOST budget to be made after shortage of funds

At a called workshop of the Effingham County Commissioners Wednesday, Nov. 30, the commissioners discussed SPLOST, Capital Needs and the Short Term Work Program (STWP), where it was discovered that due to a shortage of funds in future SPLOST, changes will have to be made to plans set for the next five-plus years.

December 07, 2016 | By Zack Lee | Local


United Way of the Coastal Empire raises $337,813 in Effingham Campaign

The United Way of the Coastal Empire's 2016 Effingham County Campaign announced Wednesday morning that donations from various businesses and groups in the area totaled $337,813 for this year.

December 07, 2016 | By Zack Lee | Local


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SR 21 and I-95 DDI lane closures scheduled next week

Contractors for the Georgia Department of Transportation will install lane closures on SR 21 north and south bound in Port Wentworth next week for construction ...

March 03, 2017 | Staff report | Local


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


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