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Barrow gearing up for 2008, including re-election run

As 2007 was winding down and Congress was taking a break, Congressman John Barrow of Georgia's 12th district took a few minutes of his time to talk about the upcoming year.

January 29, 2008 | Phil Boyum Special to Effingham Herald | Local


New Ebenezer Retreat to mark 30 years

The New Ebenezer Family Retreat and Conference Center in Rincon will celebrate "30 Years of Miracles."

January 29, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Couple glad to be alive after road incident

Mark Lavin said he will never forget the experience he had the night of Dec. 27 when his car was struck on the way home from a quiet evening, and later he and his wife were held at gunpoint.

January 29, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


County laying groundwork for road projects

Effingham County commissioners are hoping to get more roads with stripes in the coming year.

January 29, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Audit shows county's finances are strong

Effingham County commissioners learned the county's finances are in good shape and the county is operating efficiently after their annual audit was presented during their Jan. 3 meeting.

January 29, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Williams' resignation accepted

Effingham County commissioners accepted County Administrator Ed Williams' resignation by a unanimous vote Thursday afternoon.

January 27, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Daniel sworn in to Rincon council

Ann Daniel took her seat on the Rincon City Council on Wednesday night, after she was sworn in as the council's newest member.

January 26, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Lewis named commission chairperson

For what is likely the last time, Effingham County commissioners chose their chairperson Thursday morning.

January 26, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Monday deadline approaching for voters in presidential primary

ATLANTA - Secretary of State Karen Handel reminded voters that the deadline to register to vote and be eligible to cast a ballot in the Feb. 5 presidential preference primary is Monday.

January 24, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Commissioners to go over comp plan

Effingham County commissioners are scheduling a workshop to go over a laundry list of topics, including information on the nearly completed comprehensive plan.

January 24, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


County looks at service lines

Discussion of service delivery lines has prompted Effingham County commissioners to revisit the possibility of a countywide water and sewer commission.

January 24, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


A look back at what made news in 2007: March, April

MARCH 2007

January 22, 2008 | Staff Reports | Local


A look back at what made news in 2007: May, June, July

May 2007

January 22, 2008 | Staff Reports | Local


A look back at what made news in 2007: August, September, October

AUGUST 2007

January 22, 2008 | Staff Reports | Local


A look back at what made news in 2007: January, February

JANUARY 2007

January 22, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


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Articles by Section - Local


Wilbour Green chosen as 2017 MLK Jr. Parade Grand Marshal

Effingham County resident, Wilbour "Butch" Green, has been chosen as the 2017 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Parade Grand Marshal and will lead the parade ...

January 11, 2017 | Staff report | Local


Rincon City Council approves addition of two vehicles for police department

The Rincon City Council met Monday night in the first meeting of 2017 and voted on a number of issues, including the addition of two ...

January 11, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Lane closures this week on SR 21

Contractors for the Georgia Department of Transportation will install lane closures on SR 21 in both directions between Hendley Road and Highway 30 in Port ...

January 09, 2017 | Staff report | Local


Winston Hencely battling headaches

After battling a case of pneumonia a few weeks ago and dealing with the removal of a chest tube so that he could begin eating ...

January 04, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Guyton woman arrested for marijuana possession, DWI

A Guyton woman was arrested by an Effingham County Sheriff's deputy Dec. 22 after an altercation at a Dollar General store in Guyton led ...

January 03, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Smith's expertise in budgeting critical as Rincon City Manager

Wes Smith is a busy man.

January 03, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Winston Hencely continuing to improve from injuries

Following a stint in the ICU last week due to pneumonia, Winston Hencely is continuing his recovery from injuries sustained in a bombing at Bagram ...

December 28, 2016 | By Zack Lee | Local


Sunday package sales in Rincon to begin Jan. 1

After voters determined that Sunday package sales of alcohol would be allowed on Election Day last month, the implementation of that ordinance will commence Jan ...

December 28, 2016 | Staff report | Local


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