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Effingham Victim Witness gets grant from Target

Effingham County Victim Witness Assistance Program Inc. announced a partnership with Target in recognition of its efforts in fostering safe families and communities through education.

October 31, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Rincon agrees to delay Berry appeal

Rincon City Council will hear the appeal from former police chief Michael Berry on Nov. 3 after council members voted to delay the hearing during a special called meeting Monday night.

October 31, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Teen killed in ATV accident

An Effingham County teenager was killed Tuesday when the all-terrain vehicle he was a passenger on turned over.

October 31, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Port planning on more growth and expansion

Doug J. Marchand, executive director of the Georgia Ports Authority, outlined actions required to achieve continued growth and prosperity for the Port of Savannah during his annual State of the Port speech Thursday, "Strengthening Our Advantages."

October 31, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Two forums for local races scheduled for this week

Political forums featuring the candidates in all contested races on Nov. 4 are set for Oct. 14 and Oct. 16. The LIFE group has invited all candidates to participate in these forums on Oct. 14 at South Effingham High School and Oct. 16 at the Board of Education auditorium in Springfield. Both forums will begin at 7 p.m.

October 31, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Strong showing for registration and early voting

Voter registration for the 2008 general election concluded Monday, and by all indications it could be a strong turnout.

October 28, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Rincon says it’s in compliance with probation

Rincon city officials are trying to show the state that they aren't out of compliance with their handling of probations.

October 28, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Domestic violence awareness candlelight vigil set for Tuesday

Effingham County Victim Witness Assistance Program Inc. and the Effingham County Domestic Violence Task Force will sponsor a candlelight vigil Tuesday at 6:30 on the steps of the Effingham County Courthouse with a reception to follow.

October 28, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


New Jekyll plan unveiled

The board of directors of the Jekyll Island Authority reviewed revised plans Monday from Greensboro-based Linger Longer Communities for a beach village that will be a key part of the island's overall revitalization effort.

October 28, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Deputy hit while in response

Deputies and Georgia State troopers inspect the crumpled patrol car after a two-vehicle accident Friday afternoon at Highway 21 and McCall Road.

October 28, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Bailout package now law

The U.S. House of Representatives passed a $700 billion bailout of Wall Street firms on Friday afternoon, and President Bush hurriedly signed the legislation into law.

October 25, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Stone calls for transportation, energy fixes

The gas crunch that much of the state and the South are in now could be alleviated if the U.S. began increasing - and diversifying - its number of oil refineries.

October 24, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Collins appeal delayed

A police officer fired by Rincon will have his appeal heard later this month.

October 24, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


State high court backs day care over city

A local day care center has fought city hall - and won.

October 18, 2008 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Springfield ready to light up street for Christmas

The Springfield City Council gave City Manager Brett Bennett permission to purchase new Christmas decorations to go on Laurel Street at Tuesday night's meeting.

October 17, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


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South Effingham girls nip Southeast Bulloch

Gracie Kessler tallied the game's lone goal to send South Effingham past Southeast Bulloch in Thursday's girls soccer contest in Brooklet.

March 30, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


Sheriff's Office seeking help to ID credit card fraud suspect

SPRINGFIELD -- The Effingham County Criminal Investigative Unit is seeking the public's help in identifying a credit card fraud suspect.

March 29, 2018 | Submitted report | Local


Lady Mustangs complete perfect regular season

GUYTON -- Mallori Jenkins was virtually speechless after South Effingham's girls tennis team defeated Screven County 4-1 on Wednesday to finish the regular season with ...

March 29, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Herald announces second $100 gift card winner

A sampling of Effingham Herald readers filled out a survey about the newspaper in the past month and Laurie Beck is the second participant to ...

March 29, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


Wildcats silence Rebels

Effingham County's seven-game win streak in baseball ended quietly Wednesday at Richmond Hill.

March 29, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


Teen Maze teaches students that choices have consequences

utomobile wreck got students' attention as the Teen Maze got started for Effingham County 10th graders last week.

March 28, 2018 | Rick Lott | Local


LIFE offers tools of independence

RINCON - For 21 years, Fran Todd has been trying to get people to fully embrace the opportunities of LIFE.

March 27, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Port Wentworth Spotlight: Visitors Information Center welcomes tourists

PORT WENTWORTH - A wide variety of vendors unwrapped the gift that is Georgia during Georgia On My Mind Day at the new Visitor Information Center ...

March 27, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Catie's Fund reaches milestone

GUYTON - The desire to defeat childhood cancer is growing. The monetary commitment to make it happen is, too.

March 27, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Mustangs cool Phoenix with big inning

GUYTON -- South Effingham plated five third-inning runs en route to a 7-1 pasting of the Region 2-AAAAA New Hampstead Phoenix on Monday.

March 26, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


Johnson, Rebels squelch Wildcats

SPRINGFIELD -- Effingham County's Ethan Johnson maintained his string of consistent pitching Monday, taking down Region 2-AAAAAA Richmond Hill 3-0 with a complete-game five-hitter. He ...

March 26, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


Former Effingham County star receives West Georgia honor

Former Effingham County basketball standout Randy Rountree received the Honorary Alumnus Award from the University of West Georgia during the recent "Evening with the Stars ...

March 26, 2018 | Submitted report | Local


DRT America helps Rincon Fire Department

RINCON -- On Thursday, DRT America donated $3.000 to the Rincon Fire Department to help it purchase rescue equipment.

March 26, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


Special Olympics puts smiles on competitors, volunteers

GUYTON - It didn't matter how far the tennis ball went. Every throw drew applause and high fives from the crowd.

March 26, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Huddle House slates fundraising event

RINCON -- Thirty percent of Huddle House sales from 5-9 p.m. Tuesday will benefit My Father's House -- a ministry of Guyton Christian Church.

March 26, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


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