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Citizens question church school location

Several citizens voiced their concerns Monday night to Rincon City Council about a planned private school.

August 13, 2009 | Rick Lott | Local


Park draws support

While Guyton City Council members may have gotten support for their idea of a park on their Riverside Drive property, the proposed wastewater treatment plant continues to draw fire and critics.

August 13, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Guyton closes in on leisure services board

Guyton City Council finally has five names to consider putting on its newly-created leisure services board.

August 13, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Rincon library branch to close on Sundays

The Rincon branch of the Live Oak Public Library will close on Sundays, beginning Sept. 6.

August 13, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


Springfield woman, dog killed in wreck

The Georgia State Patrol is investigating a single-vehicle accident that claimed the life of a Springfield woman Wednesday morning.

August 13, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


Richmond Hill to pay last respects to fallen Marine

A Richmond Hill Marine killed in Afghanistan earlier this month is being remembered as a good man, a devoted family man and a true patriot.

August 13, 2009 | Ross Blair | Local


Rincon OKs disorderly conduct ordinance

Rincon City Council approved a new ordinance aimed at preventing public drunkenness.

August 10, 2009 | Rick Lott | Local


County glad to have new 911 center

It's built to handle a lot - and that's just what its inhabitants and owners want.

August 10, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


GSP releases ‘Take Back Our Highways’ results

The Georgia Department of Public Safety announced Friday the activity totals for the week-long concentrated patrols with four other Southeastern states in the "Take Back Our Highways" program.

August 10, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


County gives go-ahead to pay raises

To the applause from the county employees in attendance, Effingham County commissioners approved a budget that includes pay raises for its workers.

August 06, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Road for RFT on the horizon for the IDA

As the Effingham Industrial Development Authority begins to think about the future of Research Forest Tract, it also has to find the answer to a question about the sprawling parcel - how to get in and out of there.

August 03, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Currington escapes injury in Canadian stage collapse

Billy Currington, country music star from Effingham County, and his band narrowly missed tragedy Saturday when a ferocious storm toppled the main stage at the Big Valley Country Music Jamboree in Alberta, Canada.

August 03, 2009 | Rick Lott | Local


State troopers urging caution as school resumes

With children returning to school over the next few weeks, the Georgia State Patrol is reminding drivers to be alert when traveling in school zones and near school bus stops.

August 03, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


FSA taking applications for biomass crop help program

USDA Farm Service Agency Administrator Jonathan Coppess has announced that biomass conversion facilities can begin signing up to participate in the Biomass Crop Assistance Program, which will help increase production of renewable energy.

August 03, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


ECSO issues traffic advisory

Motorists are being advised to avoid the following areas because of flooding and downed trees and power lines.

July 30, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


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Effingham County athletes shine at Class AAAAAA meet

The Effingham County track team wrapped up its season at the Class AAAAAA state meet in Carrollton where three athletes earned top five finishes.

May 14, 2018 | Trice Williams | Local


P.B. Edwards Gym offering turbo kickboxing

PORT WENTWORTH - Turbo Kick LIVE is not just a fitness class - it's a total experience that combines a high-energy workout with a party feel.

May 14, 2018 | Submitted report | Local


Rebels' 2018 football schedule

Aug. 10 -- at Screven County (scrimmage)

May 14, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


Girls get resources to help them navigate challenges of middle school

RINCON - Mothers weren't the only ones who received gifts over the weekend.

May 14, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Family needs support after leukemia diagnosis

RINCON - Dwight Lariscy's heart is broken. It was shattered by shocking news.

May 14, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Shots fired into Effingham Herald office

RINCON -- The Effingham Herald was struck by projectiles fired from a rifle Saturday night.

May 13, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


Got snake questions? DNR has answers

FORSYTH - As spring fades into summer, the number of snake-related calls and emails to John Jensen go up. But most center on two questions: What ...

May 12, 2018 | Submitted report | Local


E-911 communications officers face emotional challenges

SPRINGFIELD - E-911 communications officers have lots of questions. The unanswered ones often linger in their minds.

May 11, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Movies to return soon to Mars Theatre

SPRINGFIELD -- There's a lot of excitement at the Mars Theatre this month.

May 09, 2018 | Submitted report | Local


Sheriff issues warning about ATV hazards

Riding ATV's is a fun outdoor past time, However, many people are losing their lives doing it.

May 08, 2018 | Submitted report | Local


Citizens gather at courthouse to observe National Day of Prayer

SPRINGFIELD - About 50 people from various denominations gathered at the Effingham County Courthouse on Thursday to cry out to God in a unified voice.

May 08, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


May Day tradition to carry over to new school

RINCON - Rincon Elementary School's slow waltz toward a new $20.7 million building on Fort Howard Road has been underway for months.

May 08, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


'Outsider' eyes job as lieutenant governor

RINCON - Geoff Duncan wants to do a lot more than change the curtains in the lieutenant governor's office. He said his goal is to ...

May 08, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Early voting under way

Early voting is being conducted at the Board of Elections and Registration Office, 284 Ga. Hwy 119 South, Springfield on Monday-Friday from 8:30 a ...

May 07, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


District 1 school board race takes new shape

RINCON - Nancy Floyd has ended her candidacy, leaving Robert Grant and Lynn Anderson to vie for the Effingham County Board of Education District 1 seat.

May 07, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


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