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Chamber awards tourism grants

The Effingham Chamber of Commerce awarded checks totaling $18,000 in tourism grants to three Effingham County organizations. Checks were awarded to the Historic Effingham Society, the Georgia Salzburger Society and to the Jerusalem Lutheran Church for various tourism related projects.

August 08, 2011 | Staff Report | Local

Savannah Social Security office to trim its hours

Effective Aug. 15, the Savannah Social Security office will be open to the public Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. - a reduction of 30 minutes each weekday.

August 08, 2011 | Staff Report | Local

Driver dies after wreck at Highways 17 and 30

One man is dead following a two-car accident Thursday afternoon in southern Effingham County.

August 05, 2011 | Staff report | Local

Chairman at-large seat won’t be full-time

If Effingham County voters get the chance to determine if they want to retain the at-large county commission chairman post next year, it won't be a full-time position.

August 04, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Parkway makes the list

All four phases of the Effingham Parkway are headed to the full regional transportation roundtable for approval after the executive committee approved what is known as the constrained draft list.

August 04, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Lawmakers discuss Ogeechee River

State legislators discussed the pollution of the Ogeechee River, as well as the job security of about 500 people who are employed by a textiles treatment plant being blamed by some for a massive fish kill in May.

August 04, 2011 | By Holli Deal Bragg Special to the Effingham Herald | Local

Northway ousted from office

Jeff Northway is out as mayor of Springfield, following a judge's ruling handed down Monday.

August 01, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

District lines set for state, federal OKs

Effingham County commissioners have approved what they hope will be the final version for county commission and school board districts.

August 01, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Springfield, HES hope wall can help preserve Living History Site’s future

Springfield City Council members have approved plans that they and the Historic Effingham Society hope will alleviate problems at the Living History Site.

August 01, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Riverkeeper puts plant on notice

A textiles treatment plant in Screven County has been given 60 days to respond to allegations the plant is dumping chemicals into the Ogeechee River.

August 01, 2011 | By Holli Deal Bragg Special to the Effingham Herald | Local

County adopts budget, millage

Effingham County commissioners have adopted a budget for the fiscal year - after some final wrangling and adjusting.

July 28, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Rec SPLOST money gets no designation

Effingham County commissioners have re-designated $750,000 in special purpose local option sales tax revenue from a specific recreation project to a less specific category.

July 28, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Rincon council member wants to bring more openness to meetings

Rincon City Council members may discuss soon what they choose to discuss more frequently in open session.

July 28, 2011 | Patrick Donahue | Local

Deputy's death ruled suicide

An autopsy performed Tuesday has ruled that the death of an Effingham County Sheriff's deputy Monday morning was a suicide.

July 26, 2011 | Staff Report | Local

Speed limits to change at intersection

Speed limits around the Blue Jay and Midland roads intersection could be changing soon.

July 25, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

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Family Promise yard sale, bake sale set April 28

Family Promise of Effingham will conduct a dedication service on April 28 at 8:30 a.m. at its new location at 2160 Hwy 21 ...

April 09, 2018 | Staff Report | Local

Ebenezer Creek cleanup slated Saturday

Savannah Riverkeeper has scheduled a cleanup event on scenic Ebenezer Creek for Saturday at 9 a.m. at Tommy Long Boat Landing, 158 Tommy Long ...

April 09, 2018 | Submitted report | Local

Red Terrors torment Rebels

Glynn Academy raced to a 7-0 first-inning lead en route to a 12-3 Region 2-AAAAAA baseball victory over Effingham County in Brunswick on Friday.

April 09, 2018 | Staff Report | Local

Pollett new Exchange Club member

During an Exchange Club of Effingham County meeting at Renasant Bank in Springfield on Thursday, Branden Pollet (left) was installed as a member by Pete ...

April 05, 2018 | Staff Report | Local

Mustangs surge past Blue Devils in late innings

GUYTON -- South Effingham coach John DeRing frequently uses "resilient" to describe his baseball team. Wednesday's game against Statesboro was a perfect example of why ...

April 05, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local

Rahn slaps game-winning hit for Rebels

SPRINGFIELD -- Jordan Rahn's RBI-single in the seventh inning lifted the Effingham County Rebels to a 4-3 victory over Glynn Academy on Wednesday. Rahn's ...

April 05, 2018 | Staff Report | Local

Opportunities abound in 4-H

SPRINGFIELD - Few youth organizations feature a wider door of opportunity than 4-H.

April 04, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local

Effingham County road repairs slated

SPRINGFIELD -- Starting Wednesday, Effingham County will proceed with its scheduled roadway repairs of Courthouse Extension. The repairs could go through Saturday.

April 03, 2018 | Submitted report | Local

Berryville's heart still beating

BERRYVILLE - Most of the buildings from its heyday nearly a century ago are totally gone. Those that remain are crumbling.

April 03, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local

South Effingham on region roll

The South Effingham Mustangs earned their fourth straight Region 2-AAAAA baseball victory Monday, winning 9-5 at Statesboro.

April 03, 2018 | Staff Report | Local

Effingham County maintains hot baseball pace

The Effingham County Rebels are speeding to the finish line of the regular baseball season.

April 03, 2018 | Staff Report | Local

Investigators seeking help to ID fraud suspects

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office Investigative Unit is seeking the public's assistance in identifying two suspects involved in defrauding an Effingham County resident ...

April 02, 2018 | | Local

Merle Norman changes hands

RINCON - Mary Jane Brinson didn't just pass the proverbial torch to Tiffany Writch. She passed her the mascara, lipstick, toner, cleanser and the rest ...

April 02, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local

Marlow students run to assist school's PTO

GUYTON - Even though Thursday's event at Marlow Elementary School was dubbed the "Fun Run," its participants enjoyed jumping, gyrating and cheering, too. Plus, they ...

April 02, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local

Lady Rebels hang tough against top-ranked team

SPRINGFIELD -- Glynn Academy's girls soccer team maintained its grip on its lofty rankings despite having its hands full with Effingham County on Thursday.

March 30, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local

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