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County OKs deal with prison

Effingham County commissioners approved an agreement to continue to house inmates at the Effingham County Prison.

June 24, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local

LIFE, Herald to sponsor forum

A forum featuring the candidates for Effingham County sheriff and tax commissioner will be held at South Effingham High School on July 1 at 7 p.m.

June 24, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local

Chamber pushes forth with plans

The Effingham Chamber of Commerce is going forward on plans to spruce up the county's gateways.

June 24, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local

County, state ready to reel in improvements

Tuckasee King Landing could be holding bass tournaments as part of the state's Go Fish Georgia program within 18 months, and maybe even sooner.

June 21, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local

Barrow calls for halt in adding to strategic reserve

As oil prices continue to set records, and gas approaches the $4 a gallon mark, several lawmakers - including U.S. Rep. John Barrow - are asking President Bush to suspend adding to the nation's strategic petroleum reserve.

June 21, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local

GOP hopefuls tout energy independence

SAVANNAH - GOP hopefuls for the 12th District Congressional seat agree on at least one thing - there isn't enough being done to allow for exploration of oil and gas resources within the U.S.

June 21, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local

Honoring those who paid the ultimate price

Community members gathered to remember those who have died serving in the armed forces Monday at Veterans Park.

June 19, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | Local

McKinney unveils contract with 12th District

What separates him from the other candidates vying for Georgia's 12th District seat in the U.S. House of Representatives is he's from the district, grew up in the district, has raised a family and works in the district, Ray McKinney said.

June 19, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local

City makes acre at sprayfield surplus

The Springfield City Council declared a one-acre parcel of land at the sprayfield site surplus on Tuesday.

June 19, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | Local

Barrow gearing up for primary

SAVANNAH - With nearly a handful of opponents, including one from his own party, wanting his job, John Barrow kicked off his Congressional re-election campaign Saturday afternoon.

June 17, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local

County readies budget

Effingham County commissioners will go over their proposed fiscal year 2009 budget at their June 3 and 17 meetings and are expected to adopt the spending plan and a countywide millage rate June 17.

June 14, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local

Veterans Park set for Memorial Day

The annual Memorial Day program will be presented at the Veterans Park in Springfield on Memorial Day at 6 p.m.

June 14, 2008 | Staff Report | Local

Crowd turns out for the first Pregnancy Care Center banquet

The Pregnancy Care Center of Rincon held its first fundraising banquet on April 22 at the Mill Creek Banquet Hall and Lodge.

June 14, 2008 | Staff Report | Local

Public safety officers, agencies to be out in force for Memorial Day weekend

Despite the record-high cost of gasoline across the state, the Georgia State Patrol and officers with the Department of Public Safety's Motor Carrier Compliance Division and Capitol Police Services Unit are ready for the Memorial Day holiday weekend. Col. Bill Hitchens, commissioner of the Department of Public Safety, said Wednesday the higher cost of gasoline may keep motorists closer to home this year.

June 13, 2008 | Staff Report | Local

Crawley a finalist for top county job

The Effingham County commissioners have chosen their lone finalist for the position of county administrator.

June 12, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local

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Panthers steamroll Mustangs on homecoming

The Effingham Middle School Panthers scored every time they got the ball in the first half and continued to roll the rest of the way ...

October 04, 2017 | Staff Report | Local

South Effingham Middle School cheer team sweeps events

The South Effingham Middle School competition cheer team traveled to Dexter for its first competition of the season, The Raider Rumble.

October 04, 2017 | Submitted report | Local

Sherwood graduates from basic training

U.S. Air Force Airman Hunter C. Sherwood graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

October 04, 2017 | Staff Report | Local

It's National 4-H Week

Six million students across America participate in 4-H and, of those, more than 170,000 call Georgia home. To raise awareness of the state's ...

October 03, 2017 | Submitted report | Local

Mustangs come close to first victory

GUYTON - South Effingham was on the verge of picking up its first win of the season Friday night but a fourth-quarter comeback by Richmond Hill ...

October 03, 2017 | Trice Williams | Local

New Effingham County recreation facility on track

SPRINGFIELD - One of the most impressive recreational facilities in the Coastal Empire is slowly but surely emerging from the ground in Effingham County.

October 03, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local

Nov. 1 deadline to get tax credit to help Effingham Health System

SPRINGFIELD - Nov. 1 is the deadline for local taxpayers to apply to make a charitable contribution to Effingham Health System and receive a 2017 Georgia ...

October 02, 2017 | Submitted report | Local

South Effingham announces homecoming court

South Effingham's homecoming court was announced during halftime of Friday night's football against Richmond Hill.

October 02, 2017 | Staff Report | Local

Sunrise Rotary announces tourney winners

Effingham Sunrise Rotary recently hosted its annual golf tournament at Lost Plantation.

October 02, 2017 | Staff Report | Local

Stand-up crowd

Unlike at many recent NFL games, no one kneeled or sat during the playing of "The Star-Spangled Banner" before Thursday's Bradwell Institute-Effingham County softball ...

October 01, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Richmond Hill, 31, South Effingham 20

September 30, 2017 | Staff Report | Local

Rebels clamp down on Panthers after early struggles

HINESVILLE -- Effingham County coach Buddy Holder's worst nightmare came true, but at least it didn't last long.

September 30, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local

Broken arm, gender not obstacles to football player

SPRINGFIELD -- Even though Shemaree Pitts suffered a broken arm in her youth football debut, the injury didn't break her spirit.

September 29, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local

Riding him down

SPRINGFIELD -- Bryce Jones of the Eagles tackles Kolt Calahan of the Raiders during a 6-and-under Effingham County Parks and Recreation Department football game Thursday.

September 28, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local

Military organization honors Hitchens

ATLANTA -- State Rep. Bill Hitchens (R-Rincon) recently received the 2017 Georgia Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) Joseph Bartow Award for his support of military ...

September 28, 2017 | Submitted report | Local

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