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Council members laud newest Rincon chief

For the last six months, Phillip Scholl has been in charge of the Rincon Police Department on an interim basis.

October 11, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Scholl named Rincon police chief

Rincon City Council members have appointed Phillip Scholl as chief of police.

October 08, 2012 | Staff report | Local


A full house at new apartments

It's been a busy first few months for Goshen Crossing Apartments in Rincon.

October 08, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


DNR urges tree stand safety for hunting season

The state Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources Division, is asking hunters to practice tree stand safety this hunting season. Tree stands are the leading cause of hunting-related incidents in Georgia each year.

October 08, 2012 | Staff report | Local


Man accused of shovel slaying indicted by grand jury

An Effingham County man accused in the July 4 death of a relative has been indicted on three counts of murder by the grand jury.

October 08, 2012 | Staff report | Local


Dancing up a storm

Although they are not professional dancers, seven Effingham Countians put on quite a show Saturday night.

October 08, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Effingham to come together for ‘We Are One’ festival

Like many other communities in 2009, Effingham County was feeling the effects of the recession.

October 04, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Traffic stop leads to meth arrest

Two men were arrested Tuesday night after an Effingham County Sheriff's deputy discovered a methamphetamine lab inside their vehicle during a traffic stop.

October 04, 2012 | Staff report | Local


Waffle House to serve up help for ECSO

Diners at Waffle House can do more than just get it scattered, smothered and covered or diced and chunked starting Friday morning.

October 04, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Chairman: Vote is show of confidence in Crawley

Fellow county commissioners voted not to support the Facebook post of another Effingham County commissioner - and in doing so, offered a vote of support for the county administrator, Chairman Dusty Zeigler said.

October 04, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


DNR Coastal HQ to host CoastFest

The 18th annual CoastFest is set for Oct. 6 at the Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Coastal Regional Headquarters in Brunswick.

October 04, 2012 | Staff report | Local


Escape plan preparation to highlight fire prevention week

ATLANTA - Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) remind Georgians that Fire Prevention Week is Oct. 7-13. The theme this year is, "Have Two Ways Out!"

October 01, 2012 | Staff report | Local


GSU students approve increases for stadium expansion, FBS move

Now that Georgia Southern University students have voted to pay a fee to support a move to college football's highest level, two steps remain.

October 01, 2012 | By Holli Deal Bragg | Local


Meeting on hazard mitigation plan review to be held Nov. 1

A public kick-off meeting to review Effingham County's Hazard Mitigation Plan update requirements and process will be held Nov. 1 at 6:30 p.m. in the commissioners meeting room, located at 601 N. Laurel St. in Springfield in the Administrative Complex.

October 01, 2012 | Staff report | Local


IDA faces a boat mold problem

The Effingham Industrial Development Authority is trying to figure out how to get rid of a mold problem - all 54 feet of it.

October 01, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | 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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