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McDaniel wins handily; two runoffs loom

Linda McDaniel easily defeated incumbent tax commissioner Lisa Wright, taking more than 60 percent of ballots cast.

November 27, 2008 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Latest results

Click on our breaking news header for updates on the elections as they become available as the polls close.

November 26, 2008 | Staff report | Local


Toms put on administrative leave

The recent chaos in the city of Rincon's police department has spread to the administration. City Council voted unanimously during Monday's special called meeting to place City Manager Donald Toms on administrative leave.

As with most investigations, more information has come to light, said Mayor Ken Lee.

November 26, 2008 | Angela Mensing | Local


Early turnout tops 6,000

Effingham County voters already have hit the polls in large numbers.

November 25, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Cancer victims’ families urged to continue the fight

Connie Burns said she envisioned a time when such a memorial ceremony may not be necessary.

November 25, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


IRS still has stimulus checks for many Effingham residents

ATLANTA - The Internal Revenue Service is looking for Georgia taxpayers who are missing more than 12,500 economic stimulus checks totaling about $7.1 million and more than 3,900 regular refund checks totaling about $3.9 million that were returned by the U.S. Postal Service due to mailing address errors.

November 25, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Sheriff yet to be served with suit

Jimmy McDuffie likely will be re-elected to another term as Effingham County sheriff today, but veteran lawman faces a legal challenge in court.

November 25, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Daylight savings time ends

November 22, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Barrow, Stone highlight their differences in race

With only a couple of locally contested races this year, many people are following the U.S House race for Georgia's 12th District between Democrat incumbent John Barrow of Savannah and Republican challenger John Stone of Augusta.

November 21, 2008 | Phil Boyum Special to the Effingham Herald | Local


Scaring up a good time for a good cause

Visitors to the Tompkins' house off Brittany Lane in south Effingham can expect to have a frightfully good time this evening.

November 21, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


GSP urges caution for busy traffic weekend

The Georgia State Patrol is cautioning drivers to be prepared as they travel today. Traffic is expected to be heavier than normal this Halloween with additional motorists traveling the state's roads for the weekend.

November 21, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


ACS to hold annual memorial service Sunday

The annual Effingham County American Cancer Society memorial service at the Effingham County Board of Education Auditorium on Sunday at 2:30 p.m.

November 21, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Springfield OKs pact to dip into state TE pot

The Springfield City Council has authorized Mayor Barton Alderman to sign a memorandum of understanding with the Georgia Department of Transportation for a transportation enhancement grant.

November 21, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


Rincon moves ahead with identity theft law

The city of Rincon now has an identity theft ordinance, which puts the city in compliance with the Federal Trade Commission's 2007 Identity Theft Red Flag Rule.

November 21, 2008 | Angela Mensing | Local


Guard unit readies for next mission

Georgia's citizen-soldiers will be on the move again soon.

November 21, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


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New Ebenezer Retreat Center to mark 40 years

SPRINGFIELD - The sense of peace that usually surrounds New Ebenezer Retreat Center is about to be disturbed.

November 29, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Rebels saving best for second half

SPRINGFIELD - A trend has developed with Effingham County's boys basketball team. The Rebels start slow and finish fast.

November 28, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


South Effingham softball players honored

South Effingham's softball team recently conducted its annual awards banquet. Lady Mustangs ReAnn McCloy, Cheyenne Miller, Georgia Dowling, Kastin Belogorska, Alex Brown and Allie ...

November 27, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Local SAT scores top state average

SPRINGFIELD - Effingham County high school students are on the right testing track.

November 27, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Salvation Army donations guarantee smile in return

RINCON - Jeremiah Pugh gives something every time he receives a donation for the Salvation Army - a big smile a hearty "thank you."

November 27, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Soccer all-stars finish second in district

The Effingham County Recreation and Parks Department's 12-and-under soccer all-stars recently finished second in the GRPA District 1 tournament. The team includes Jayden Brierton ...

November 26, 2017 | Submitted report | Local


Lady Rebels looking for growth, maturity

SPRINGFIELD - Even though Effingham County's girls basketball team is in a season of rebuilding, head coach Katy Fleming is looking forward to the process ...

November 26, 2017 | Trice Williams | Local


Lady Mustangs off to 3-0 start

GUYTON -- South Effingham's girls basketball team believes strong starts are the key to getting the kind of finishes it wants.

November 26, 2017 | Trice Williams | Local


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