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Polls to open Tuesday for primaries

Advance voting for the May 24 general primary will continue through Friday at the Effingham County Board of Elections and Registration office and also at the Old Marlow Elementary School.

May 17, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Judge hopefuls state their claim to the bench

The three candidates for the Ogeechee Judicial Circuit Superior Court judge position said they would be accessible to Effingham County residents.

May 13, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Candidates for magistrate court praise each other

Two candidates for the chief magistrate judge said each other would be a viable pick for the open seat - but also extolled why they were the better choice.

May 13, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


School board candidates lay out positions at forum

The Effingham County Board of Education District 5 incumbent and the challenger to the seat agreed that public tax money should be directed toward local public schools.

May 11, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Burns touts record, Almond promises more energy at forum

State Rep. Jon Burns said at candidates' forum Thursday night he is proud of his record but challenger Daniel Almond said the current majority leader could have done more to counteract recent vetoes.

May 11, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Amity but differences of opinion among chairman candidates

Wendall Kessler and Wesley Corbitt sat next to each other for the Effingham Chamber of Commerce's candidates' forum Thursday at the Mars Theatre - while they faced the audience and as they listened to the other hopefuls for office.

May 11, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Judge’s race tops $100K in money

The three candidates for the available Superior Court judgeship in the Ogeechee Judicial Circuit had amassed, and partly spent, almost $85,000 for their campaigns as of March 31. And comments from candidates and reports of more recent major contributions indicate that the cash committed to race has now surpassed $100,000.

May 04, 2016 | By Al Hackle Statesboro Herald | Local


County starts to set priorities for next SPLOST

Effingham County voters likely will have renewing the one-cent special purpose local option sales tax on the ballot in the November.

May 03, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Guyton ponders how to spend SPLOST money

While Guyton City Council members have agreed to how they would split the proceeds from a potential special purpose local option sales tax renewal, it's priorities within those allocations they are pondering.

May 03, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Trooper urges drivers to keep eyes on road

When drivers are out on the road, their focus and field of vision needs to be on the road ahead, said Georgia State Patrol Sgt. 1st Class Chris Nease.

May 03, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Changes coming from hospital

The Effingham Health System is set to embark on another set of changes for how it delivers health care.

April 26, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Chamber to hold candidates' forum

The Effingham Chamber of Commerce has announced that a candidate forum will be held May 5 at 6 p.m. at the Mars Theatre in downtown Springfield.

This forum, sponsored by Hussey, Gay and Bell, will feature candidates who have opposition for the board of commissioners chairman, school board, magistrate court judge, superior court judge, and state representative for District 159. Candidates will be questioned by a panel made up of two journalists and representatives from the Republican and Democratic parties. Refreshments will be served and will be provided by the Effingham Herald and Effingham Now newspapers ...

April 26, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Guyton awards bids for treatment plant

Guyton City Council members have approved two contracts that will pave the way for the city's own wastewater treatment plant.

April 26, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Runaway juveniles found unharmed

Effingham County Sheriff's Office has reported that two runaway juveniles have been found unharmed.

April 25, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Settlements reached in 3 GSU nursing students' deaths

Just days before the one-year anniversary of a fiery crash that took the lives of five Georgia Southern University students, attorneys announced that "substantial" settlements were reached in wrongful death lawsuits regarding three of the victims.

April 21, 2016 | By Holli Deal Bragg Statesboro Herald | 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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