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IDA courting two new prospects

The Effingham Industrial Development Authority is courting a few prospects, even in the current economic climate.

March 02, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local

IDA optimistic about road plans

Effingham Industrial Development Authority officials are hopeful that several steps are being taken in the right direction to push through needed road improvements, particularly for their holdings at I-16 and Old River Road.

March 02, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local

Crossing work to interrupt 21 in Garden City

The Georgia Department of Transportation in partnership with CSX Transportation, Georgia Ports Authority; and the cities of Garden City, Port Wentworth, Pooler, Rincon, Savannah and Chatham and Effingham counties announce Highway 21 will be closed for railroad grade crossing improvements.

March 01, 2009 | Staff Report | Local

City alleges abuse, misconduct

Rincon City Council has concluded its presentation of its investigation into the city's police department and its ex-chief - and offered more serious and salacious accusations Monday night.

February 26, 2009 | By Sandi Van Orden | Local

Most of 48th Brigade to deploy by summer

The soldiers of Alpha Battery are home now - but they won't be home for long.

February 26, 2009 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

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

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Salzburger descendants celebrate Landing Day

RINCON - Saturday proved to be a beautiful day for Salzburger decendants to celebrate the Georgia landing of their ancestors on March 12, 1734.

March 12, 2018 | Rick Lott | Local

Miss South Effingham crowned

GUYTON -- Kate Brennan won the Miss South Effingham Pageant on Saturday night.

March 12, 2018 | Staff Report | Local

Deloach, Kieffer draw no opposition; Jones not seeking re-election

Republican Vera Jones, commissioner for Effingham County's District 2, did not qualify to seek re-election.

March 09, 2018 | Staff Report | Local

Rebels absorb another tough loss

JESUP -- After falling behind 6-0, the Effingham County Rebels caught the Wayne County Yellow Jackets only to lose 7-6 Thursday night.

March 09, 2018 | Staff Report | Local

Area residents, visitors flocking to Georgia Visitor Information Center

PORT WENTWORTH -- Hundreds of Coastal Empire residents and travelers visited the new Georgia Vistori Information Center on I-95 by mid-morning Friday during Georgia On My ...

March 09, 2018 | Staff Report | Local

Effingham Herald presents first $100 Visa gift card

A sampling of Effingham Herald readers have filled out a survey about the newspaper in the past two weeks and Quent Mikeal now has a ...

March 08, 2018 | Staff Report | Local

Bootleg Farms products finalists in UGA’s 2018 Flavor of Georgia contest

ATHENS -- Judges save chosen Bootleg Farm's Feta Cheese and Cajeta caramel sauce as finalists in UGA's 2018 Flavor of Georgia Food Product Contest.

March 08, 2018 | Submitted report | Local

Port Wentworth providing St. Patrick's Day shuttle

PORT WENTWORTH -- Five dollars will buy relief from St. Patrick's Day parking problems in Savannah.

March 07, 2018 | Staff Report | Local

Georgia State Patrol releases January traffic statistics

State troopers from the Rincon Post of the Georgia State Patrol investigated 12 traffic crashes in January in Effingham County.

March 07, 2018 | Submitted report | Local

Mustangs blast Blue Devils in boys soccer

GUYTON -- South Effingham's boys soccer team isn't likely to get caught looking ahead. It doesn't even pay much attention to the scoreboards ...

March 07, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local

Statesboro girls trip South Effingham

GUYTON -- Statesboro nipped South Effingham 2-1 in girls soccer Tuesday afternoon.

March 07, 2018 | Staff Report | Local

Georgia Salzburger Society to observe Landing Day

RINCON - A significant event in Effingham County history will be observed at the settlement of New Ebenezer on Saturday.

March 06, 2018 | Staff Report | Local

Team Scott seeking support for fund-raising effort

GUYTON - Siblings Darius and Isaiah Scott need help to achieve their goal of helping others.

March 06, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local

McDonald's to raise funds for ECMS

RINCON - McDonald's is offering something special besides it sauces.

March 06, 2018 | Staff Report | Local

Rebels pummel Gamecocks

SPRINGFIELD -- Ethan Johnson limited the Screven County to one hit to lead Effingham County to a 12-0 baseball victory Monday.

March 06, 2018 | Staff report | Local

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