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Rincon family finalizes adoption of Super Seven

An Effingham County family of three recently added a few members to the family - seven, to be exact - as their adoption of the "Super Seven" was finalized May 9.

May 17, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Meeting on DRT America to be Wednesday night

A public hearing regarding DRT America and the potential hazard it could cause to Ebenezer Creek will be held tonight at 7 p.m. at the Effingham County Administrative Complex in Springfield.

May 16, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Effingham Community Orchestra Concert Sunday

Effingham Community Orchestra will perform its spring concert on Sunday, May 21 at 3 p.m. at the Effingham County Recreation and Parks Dept. Gymnasium, located at 808 Hwy. 119 South in Springfield.

May 15, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


National Association of Letter Carriers hosting 25th Annual Stamp Out Hunger! Food Drive

The National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) will host their 25th Annual Stamp Out Hunger! Food Drive on Saturday.

May 12, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


The adventure of a lifetime: A cross-country trip on foot

Last week, many citizens of Effingham County came into contact or saw from a distance two characters walking the roads and streets of the community.

May 12, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Rincon Bobcats celebrate 34th May Day

Rincon Elementary School hosted the 34th annual May Day on Friday morning with a crowd of hundreds watching.

May 11, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Effingham County Navigator Team hosts fundraiser at Huddle House

On Tuesday, May 2, the Effingham County Navigator Team (ECNT) held a fundraiser at the Huddle House in Rincon to raise money for the group.

May 11, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Rincon council debates privacy fence issue

One Rincon family's request to build a privacy fence on their property was a long-debated issue at Monday night's Rincon City Council meeting, where HOA representatives, neighbors and council members all had their input heard.

May 10, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Toss Allen out as Effingham County Administrator

The Effingham County Board of Commissioners announced Wednesday that current County Administrator Toss Allen would not have his contract renewed.

May 10, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Savannah River Classic has anglers hooked

Ten years ago, the Port Wentworth Chamber of Commerce was interested in creating an event that would support the Stand Up for America Day celebration and raise funds for local veterans. After much research and an assessment of the local assets, the Board decided that adding a bass fishing tournament out of the Houlihan Boat Landing, near the festival site, was the perfect addition to the Stand Up for America Day activities.

May 08, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Local realtor Karen Miller achieves high recognition from NAR

RINCON - Karen Miller with Southern Georgia Homes has been awarded the Accredited Buyer's Representation (ABR) designation by the Real Estate Buyer's Agent Council (REBAC).

May 08, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


EHS nurses treated to lunch for National Nurses Week

Nurses at Effingham Health System were treated to a catered lunch Wednesday in celebration of National Nurses Week, which began on Monday and will finish tomorrow, National Nurses Day.

May 05, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Rincon Garden Club member wins Best in Show

The Rincon Garden Club recently attended the Olde Effingham Day flower show, Eighty Years in Bloom, on April 22.

May 04, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Effingham K9's to get body armor

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office K9's, Arest and Gero, will receive bullet and stab-protective vests soon thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc.

May 04, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Edwards Interiors nominated for Mid-Sized Manufacturer of the Year

Edwards Interiors was honored last week at the 2017 Governor's Awards Luncheon at the Georgia International Convention Center in College Park by being nominated for Mid-Sized Manufacturer of the Year.

May 03, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


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Extension agent enjoys surprise factor of his job

SPRINGFIELD - Ben Cantrell expects the unexpected. That is the primary thing he finds interesting about his job as an agent for the Effingham County Cooperative ...

September 12, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Emergency operations halted

Effingham County has sustained winds of 40 mph.

September 11, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Band room at South Effingham getting makeover

Effingham County Schools Superintendent Dr. Randy Shearouse said everything possible is being done to clear the air about a situation in the band room at ...

September 10, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Effingham Herald to close Monday

The Effingham Herald will be closed Monday because of Hurricane Irma.

September 10, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Effingham County EMA to operate until Irma has passed

Effingham County EMA has upgraded its Emergency Operations Center to Operation Level 2; It is operating 24 hours until the threat of Hurricane Irma has ...

September 10, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Shelters to open for Hurricane Irma relief

Three safe shelters are set to open in Guyton for those in need of refuge from Hurricane Irma.

September 09, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


President signs emergency declaration for Georgia

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced Friday that federal emergency aid has been made available to ...

September 08, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Go team!

Kassey Johnson proudly wears her school colors during Thursday's Effingham County-South Effingham football game at The Corral. Johnson's team, the Mustangs fell in ...

September 08, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Rebel Rousers

Rebel Rousers Brett Nettles, Taryn Aceret, Brice Moore and Zach Wilson, from left, of Effingham County show their team spirit before Thursday night's football ...

September 08, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


EOC encourages residents to remain wary of Irma despite course change

Effingham County EMA has activated its EOC to Operations Level 3-Enhanced operating 12-hour shifts.

September 08, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Rincon City Council nixes meeting

The Rincon City Council regular scheduled Council Meeting for Monday has been cancelled.

September 08, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


EGSC cancels classes

Based on predicted weather conditions from Hurricane Irma, East Georgia State College has cancelled all classes and college events on it's Swainsboro, Statesboro and ...

September 08, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Rebels turn back County Champions Trophy challenge

GUYTON -- The County Champions Trophy will stay put for another year, prompting a surprising celebratory dance.

September 08, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Voluntary evacuation order issued in Effingham County and its cities

Effingham County, along with the cities of Rincon, Springfield and Guyton, are issuing a voluntary evacuation order effective 8 a.m. Friday.

September 07, 2017 | Submitted report | Local


Governor expands state of emergency to Effingham County

Following a recommendation from Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency (GEMA/HS) officials and local Emergency Management Agencies, Gov. Nathan Deal is expanding his ...

September 07, 2017 | Submitted report | Local


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