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Hospital celebrates trauma center status

This has been quite a year for Effingham Health System.

August 20, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Where there’s smoke, there’s fire training

Smoke poured out of the structure, as Rincon firefighters began assembling hoses, ladders and chainsaws - all to show the citizens what the investment in sales taxes provides.

August 20, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Chamber makes hotel-motel tax pitch to city

Rincon City Council members may delve into what a hotel-motel tax would mean for the city.

August 16, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Chamber prepping for Oktoberfest

Effingham Chamber of Commerce executive director Rick Lott recalls that, when plans began for Effingham County's first Oktoberfest, organizers didn't know how successful it would be.

August 16, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


ECSO still seeking fugitive

A suspect in a Sunday night chase with an Effingham County Sheriff's deputy has turned himself in, according to the Effingham County Sheriff's Office.

August 16, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Arrests made in attempted holdup of pizza driver

Four arrests have been made in connection with an alleged armed robbery and shooting of a pizza deliveryman late Wednesday night.

August 16, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Cities, county hope to find LOST solution

Representatives from the three cities and Effingham County could be getting closer to finding an agreement on how to divide the local option sales tax.

August 13, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


EPD grants new permit to plant

King America Finishing may legally discharge wastewater into the Ogeechee River after the Georgia Environmental Protection Division issued a permit Friday.

August 13, 2012 | By Holli Deal Bragg | Local


Effingham EMA lifts river advisory

The Effingham County Emergency Management Agency has lifted its advisory on the Ogeechee River.

August 13, 2012 | Staff report | Local


Rincon close to naming new police chief

Rincon City Council members are going over the final candidates to fill the city's vacant police chief position.

August 13, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Stricklands help pave the way for grant to Treutlen House

On a business trip last fall, Tommy and Terri Strickland learned about the York Children's Foundation.

August 13, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


County mourns loss of friend, co-worker

Effingham County's government and community are mourning the loss of one of its most dedicated cheerleaders.

August 13, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


ECSO seeks fugitive who led Sunday chase

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's assistance in locating a wanted fugitive.

August 13, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Road work at 21, 9th Street to begin

Work on the traffic signal for Highway 21 and Ninth Street in Rincon is scheduled to begin Aug. 13, according to the state Department of Transportation.

August 09, 2012 | Staff report | Local


Suspect turns himself in to ECSO

A man Effingham County Sheriff's deputies were seeking has turned himself in.

August 09, 2012 | Staff report | Local


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Neighbors lobby against sand mine permit extension

A sand mine operator was granted two more years to finish digging out his property, after county commissioners voted to deny a rezoning application but allow the extension.

September 30, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Goshen substation more than fire trucks and ambulances

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office has joined county paramedics and Rincon firefighters at their station on Goshen Road Extension.

September 23, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


City OKs gas station for Walmart lot

Rincon City Council members approved a final site plan for a proposed gas station to be built adjacent to Walmart.

September 23, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Investigation into fatal wreck may take months

The investigation of a deadly car crash in Effingham County on Sept. 7 might not conclude for several more months, according to the Georgia State Patrol.

September 23, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Schools, insurance agency push safe driving for teens

A local insurance agency saw Friday's Effingham County-South Effingham football game as the ideal place and time to kick off a safe driving initiative for teenagers.

September 16, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Herald moving to Wednesdays

Technology and new ways of communicating are reaching and affecting even an industry that's been around for nearly 500 years.

September 15, 2014 | Staff Report | Local


County, rec board setting sights on new central park

Effingham County officials are setting their sights on building another Sand Hill Park-type complex closer to the center of the county, after a joint workshop Tuesday between county commissioners and recreation board members.

September 11, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Sunday crash claims a third victim

A third person has died from injuries in a car crash in Effingham County Sunday afternoon.

September 11, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Funeral Saturday for mother, daughter who died in crash

Funeral arrangements have been made for a mother and daughter who died Sunday in a car crash in Effingham County.

September 09, 2014 | Staff report | Local


ECHS mourns loss of beloved teacher in crash

On a tearful day at Effingham County High School, friends and colleagues of Megan Kessler reflected on the difference she made on campus and off.

September 08, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Rincon woman, her mother die in crash

An Effingham County woman and her mother died in a crash on Old Augusta Road Sunday afternoon.

September 08, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


City approves rental policy for the Mars

While the Mars Theatre's slate of shows and programs continues to expand and attract visitors, there is also a growing demand to rent the facility.

September 04, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Injured power line worker recuperating

A Georgia Power worker hurt late Tuesday afternoon is recuperating at an Augusta hospital.

September 04, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Feeling right at home

A delivery came across Sam Ingram's desk Wednesday, his second day as the agriculture and natural resources agent in the University of Georgia Extension Service's Effingham County office.

September 04, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Springfield OKs bump in millage rate

Springfield City Council members have voted to raise the millage rate, but officials say the increase won't have much effect on most property owners.

September 04, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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