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Tallent receives state telehealth honor

Joe Tallent, MHA, Community and Operations coordinator at Effingham Health System was named the Telehealth Coordinator of the Year at the 9th Annual Georgia Partnership for Telehealth (GPT) Conference on March 22. Each year, GPT honors a deserving individual who has exemplified both outstanding telehealth program coordination and a commitment to telehealth success. Effingham Health System and the Effingham County Board of Education partnered to pilot a school-based Telemedicine Program in 2017 at Guyton Elementary School and Springfield Elementary School. Also pictured, Loren Nix, RN, director of School-Based Telehealth for Georgia Partnership for Telehealth.

March 30, 2018 | | Local

Mustangs mash Phoenix in doubleheader

The South Effingham Mustangs swept New Hampstead's Phoenix 7-1 and 8-2 in a Region 2-AAAAA baseball doubleheader in Guyton on Thursday.

March 30, 2018 | Staff Report | Local

First-inning explosion powers Rebels to victory

The Effingham County Rebels baseball team tallied six first-inning runs en route to an 11-5 Region 2-AAAAAA win over Richmond Hill on Thursday in Springfield.

March 30, 2018 | Staff Report | Local

Kelly to handle city manager duties on interim basis

RINCON -- City planner Lameisha Kelly will lead the day-to-day operations of the City of Rincon on an interim basis following the resignation of Wes Smith as city manager.

March 30, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local

South Effingham girls nip Southeast Bulloch

Gracie Kessler tallied the game's lone goal to send South Effingham past Southeast Bulloch in Thursday's girls soccer contest in Brooklet.

March 30, 2018 | Staff Report | Local

Sheriff's Office seeking help to ID credit card fraud suspect

SPRINGFIELD -- The Effingham County Criminal Investigative Unit is seeking the public's help in identifying a credit card fraud suspect.

March 29, 2018 | Submitted report | Local

Lady Mustangs complete perfect regular season

GUYTON -- Mallori Jenkins was virtually speechless after South Effingham's girls tennis team defeated Screven County 4-1 on Wednesday to finish the regular season with a 13-0 record.

March 29, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local

Herald announces second $100 gift card winner

A sampling of Effingham Herald readers filled out a survey about the newspaper in the past month and Laurie Beck is the second participant to receive a $100 Visa gift card.

March 29, 2018 | Staff Report | Local

Wildcats silence Rebels

Effingham County's seven-game win streak in baseball ended quietly Wednesday at Richmond Hill.

March 29, 2018 | Staff Report | Local

Teen Maze teaches students that choices have consequences

utomobile wreck got students' attention as the Teen Maze got started for Effingham County 10th graders last week.

March 28, 2018 | Rick Lott | Local

LIFE offers tools of independence

RINCON - For 21 years, Fran Todd has been trying to get people to fully embrace the opportunities of LIFE.

March 27, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local

Port Wentworth Spotlight: Visitors Information Center welcomes tourists

PORT WENTWORTH - A wide variety of vendors unwrapped the gift that is Georgia during Georgia On My Mind Day at the new Visitor Information Center at mile marker 111 on I-95.

March 27, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local

Catie's Fund reaches milestone

GUYTON - The desire to defeat childhood cancer is growing. The monetary commitment to make it happen is, too.

March 27, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local

Mustangs cool Phoenix with big inning

GUYTON -- South Effingham plated five third-inning runs en route to a 7-1 pasting of the Region 2-AAAAA New Hampstead Phoenix on Monday.

March 26, 2018 | Staff Report | Local

Johnson, Rebels squelch Wildcats

SPRINGFIELD -- Effingham County's Ethan Johnson maintained his string of consistent pitching Monday, taking down Region 2-AAAAAA Richmond Hill 3-0 with a complete-game five-hitter. He logged seven strikeouts.

March 26, 2018 | Staff Report | Local

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Veterans Open Job Fair set in Hinesville

HINESVILLE -- The Georgia Department of Labor, Hinesville Career Center and Liberty College & Career Academy are partnering to host the 2018 Veterans Open Job Fair. More ...

June 15, 2018 | Submitted report | Local

Grammy winner Davis to perform at Mars Theatre

SPRINGFIELD -Performing is a family affair for three-time Grammy Award winner Linda Davis whether she is related to the people she sings with or not.

June 14, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local

Truck sails into river at high speed; driver escapes

SPRINGFIELD -- Just before 6 a.m. Wednesday, Effingham County Sheriff's Deputy Karyn Witherington was on routine patrol near the Foxbow neighborhood on Hwy 80 ...

June 13, 2018 | Submitted report | Local

Springfield mayor, city council announce millage rate proposal

SPRINGFIELD -- The City of Springfield mayor and city council members announced Wednesday their intention to increase property taxes they will levy this year by 2 ...

June 13, 2018 | Submitted report | Local

Grant, Anderson set to answer questions during political forum

Effingham County Board of Education District 1 candidates Robert Grant and Lynn Anderson are set to participate in a political forum Thursday at 4:30 ...

June 12, 2018 | Staff Report | Local

Roberson joins United Way as Effingham assistant director

Elizabeth Roberson has recently joined United Way of the Coastal Empire as the Effingham assistant director.

June 12, 2018 | Submitted report | Local

Former Effingham County student making her way in country music

RINCON - Jordan Rainer is pushing her pen in an unexpected direction.

June 12, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local

WorkSource Coastal links job seekers, employers through network of agencies

RINCON - WorkSource Coastal is in the business of partnerships, making it a perfect addition to Effingham County Family Connection.

June 12, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local

Effingham Health System receives special designation for stroke care

SPRINGFIELD - Residents of Effingham and the surrounding area who think they may be experiencing a stroke have life-saving treatment available right here, in our community.

June 11, 2018 | Submitted report | Local

Drivers urged to adjust to Hands-Free Georgia Act now

The Governor's Office of Highway Safety is encouraging all drivers to start complying with the state's Hands-Free Georgia Act before it takes effect ...

June 11, 2018 | Submitted report | Local

Car seat safety and the dangers of hot cars

Summer brings time to spend with family, fun outdoors, vacations and road trips. Here's what you need to know to keep your little ones ...

June 11, 2018 | Dr. Bailey Alford | Local

Hwy 21 open again at plane crash site

The Georgia Department of Transportation (DOT) wants the travel public to be aware Hwy 21 is open at the site of last month's Puerto ...

June 08, 2018 | Submitted report | Local

Effingham County Chamber of Commerce recognizes members

SPRINGFIELD -- The Effingham County Chamber of Commerce conducted its annual Membership Recognition Banquet on Thursday at St. Boniface Catholic Church's banquet hall.

June 08, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local

IDA makes Herndon's hiring official

SPRINGFIELD - The Effingham County Industrial Development Authority's exhaustive search for a CEO ended with a unanimous sigh of relief Thursday morning.

June 07, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local

Freedom Rings Celebration slated

RINCON -- Freedom Park will host the Freedom Rings Celebration on June 29 from 6-10 p.m.

June 06, 2018 | Staff Report | Local

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