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Cleanup continues

Crews from around southeast Georgia - and with help from folks from much farther away - continued to sift through the remnants of the tornadoes that swept through Effingham County a week ago.

April 15, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


County makes the call on 911 center

Effingham County commissioners have given the go-ahead to Brunson Construction to build the county's 911 center.

April 15, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Georgia Power pitches in with tornado help

The Georgia Power Foundation is donating $5,000 to the United Way of the Coastal Empire to be administered to Effingham County residents affected by the March 15 tornadoes.

April 15, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Zeigler ready to be a part of Effingham's 'team'

Through his years of playing football, in Effingham County, at the University of Notre Dame and with the NFL's Buffalo Bills and New York Giants, Dusty Zeigler believes he learned about teamwork.

April 15, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Georgia on their minds

Effingham County is helping the rest of the state welcome home the submarine that bears Georgia's name.

April 12, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Savannah Yacht on verge of a buyout

The Savannah Yacht Company soon may be flying under a new flag.

April 12, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Zeigler to announce run for chairman

Curtis Dustin "Dusty" Zeigler will announce his candidacy for county commission chairman on Monday at noon at the Effingham County Judicial Complex.

April 12, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Rincon taps Berry as next chief

A veteran of the Newport News, Va., Police Department has been hired as the next police chief of Rincon.

April 12, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Commissioners table Exley tract rezoning

A controversial rezoning proposal will wait another four weeks before it's brought before the Effingham County commissioners.

April 10, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Storm cleanup continues (update: 4)

Red Cross volunteers worked Tuesday to assess the damage done by the tornado that hit the Ebenezer area Saturday night as those affected by the damage continued to clean up.

April 10, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


County sticking to 55-45 provision in alcohol law

Effingham County commissioners are going ahead with an ordinance that approves liquor by the drink in restaurants - as long those establishments make at least 55 percent of their profit from the sale of food.

April 10, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Springfield gets GEFA loan for sprayfield

Springfield has been awarded a $5.4 million loan by the Georgia Environmental Facilities Authority for the planned sprayfield and upgrades to the wastewater treatment plant.

April 10, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


McKinney takes message, campaign to the street--on foot

The odds are long for Ray McKinney. He's well aware of that. And for the last few weeks, the road has been long, too.

April 10, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Neighbors, strangers help pick up the pieces (update: 2)

Family, friends and complete strangers descended on the neighborhood at the intersection of Ebenezer Road and Woodland Drive to help residents there clean up from the aftermath of a possible tornado.

April 08, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


NWS: 2 tornadoes rumbled through (update: 3)

Two tornadoes touched down Saturday night, causing damage to homes and transmission towers causing approximately 170,000 electric customers to be without power from Springfield to Hinesville.

April 08, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | 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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