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Candidates state their cases with GHFF

With the general primary approaching quickly, political candidates are busy espousing their conservative credentials across south Georgia.

February 10, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Friends mourn veteran who died in cycle crash

Friends of a military veteran who died in a motorcycle crash as he failed to pull over for a police vehicle said no one will ever know why he didn't stop and that he wasn't in any trouble with the law.

February 10, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Ray’s family relieved over trial and verdict

The parents of Charlie Ray III expressed relief and gratitude Friday after an Effingham County jury found Kim Moretz guilty of concealing their son's grisly death last year.

February 10, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Moretz to learn sentence Wednesday

Kim Moretz will be back in Effingham County Superior Court on Wednesday, to be sentenced for her role in the gruesome death of a Wilmington Island man.

February 10, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Moretz guilty of concealing Ray's death

An Effingham County jury found Kimberly Moretz guilty Friday of concealing the death a Wilmington Island man last January and of hindering the apprehension of the man investigators say committed it, her husband Chad Moretz.

February 07, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Moretz jury likely to start deliberations Friday

Kimberly Moretz's trial began Wednesday with the prosecution accusing her of committing "inexcusable actions" and her attorney countering that "she's a victim in every way in this case."

February 06, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Locals lobby for passage of Ava’s Law

A contingent from Effingham County traveled to Atlanta on Tuesday to show their support for autism insurance reform.

February 06, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Four-way stop at Blue Jay, Midland to start Tuesday

Effingham County is preparing to go live with new safety improvements to the intersection of Blue Jay Road and Midland Road. The intersection will officially be a four-way stop Tuesday around 11 a.m. As a true four-way stop, all traffic will be required to stop and check both directions for oncoming traffic.

February 03, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Fire chief suspended but will keep job

Springfield Fire Chief Travis Zittrouer has been suspended for 15 days without pay, following his arrest last month for driving under the influence.

February 03, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


DNR grant for Ebenezer Crossing draws praise

The purchase of hundreds of acres along the Ebenezer Creek for preservation purposes is getting a significant boost.

February 03, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Mars Theatre to get wired for the future

With the building now finished, the Springfield City Council took steps Thursday night to get the nuts and bolts of the Mars Theatre's interior completed.

February 03, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Aid sought for family that lost two sons, home in fire

A fund has been set up to help a local family devastated by a fire last week.

February 03, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


State’s severe weather awareness week is under way

Severe Weather Awareness Week kicked off Monday in Georgia, a time when residents are encouraged to set aside a few minutes each day to prepare for unexpected events, practice emergency response procedures for all types of weather and learn more about local threats.

February 03, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Governor forms task force to find storm response fix

Gov. Nathan Deal announced immediate reforms for how the state communicates with Georgians when under a winter storm warning; he also named the Governor's Severe Winter Weather Warning and Preparedness Task Force, which will advise on implementation of reforms and suggest short-term and long-term solutions.

February 03, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Local, state leaders meet at Effingham Day at the Capitol

Effingham County leaders and Chamber of Commerce members, along with members of its state legislative delegation, met with state officials Monday and Tuesday during the Chamber's Effingham Day at the Capitol.

January 30, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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Guyton Police Chief terminated by Mayor

Guyton Police Chief Kelphie Lundy has been removed from his position effective immediately. The announcement came Monday during a Guyton City Council meeting.

February 15, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Effingham farmer honored

Jerry Graham, of Effingham County, was awarded the title of 2016 Conservationist of the Year Feb. 2 by the Bankers and Supervisors of the Ogeechee ...

February 15, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Gateway returning to Rincon

The Gateway Community Service Board announced recently the relocation of all operations in Effingham County.

February 13, 2017 | Staff report | Local


Donors urgently needed to increase winter blood supply for Red Cross

The American Red Cross urgently needs blood donors to make an appointment to give this winter so that patients can continue to receive lifesaving treatments.

February 13, 2017 | Staff report | Local


DDI Construction Continues On SR 21

Contractors for the Georgia Department of Transportation will use lane closures on SR 21 north and southbound lanes in Port Wentworth Monday through Friday of ...

February 10, 2017 | Staff report | Local


Many trees down in Pineora area due to weather

Wednesday night's severe weather knocked down dozens of trees in the Pineora area, leaving residents with quite the mess to clean up.

February 09, 2017 | Staff report | Local


Effingham woman attends Trump's Inauguration

While millions of people around the world watched newly inaugurated President Donald Trump take the Oath of Office in front of the Capitol Building in ...

February 09, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Marcus Wade Tebeau Indicted on Multiple Charges of Sexual Exploitation of Children

Marcus Wade Tebeau, 37, of Rincon, was indicted on Jan. 31 for sex charges involving a child.

February 08, 2017 | Staff report | Local


SEHS junior Darius Scott pens winning speech

They say a picture says a thousand words, but when you have the public speaking skills of Darius Scott, pictures aren't needed.

February 08, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


I-16/Old River Road Interchange Project set to begin early

ATLANTA - Effingham County will see improvements to the interchange at I-16/Old River Road three years earlier than originally anticipated.

February 08, 2017 | Staff report | Local


Effingham students serve as pages during trip to Capitol Building

Students from Effingham County High School, South Effingham High School and Ebenezer Middle School got an opportunity to learn more about how the government works ...

February 02, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Purcell re-elected to State Transportation Board

ATLANTA - On Jan. 25, State Transportation Board (STB) members Ann R. Purcell of Rincon (First Congressional District) and Sam Wellborn of Columbus (Third Congressional District ...

February 01, 2017 | Staff report | Local


Man shot in standoff with Effingham County deputies was sex offender

The man killed last week during a standoff with two Effingham County Sheriff's Office deputies and one deputy from Bulloch County was a registered ...

February 01, 2017 | By Holli Deal Saxon for the Effingham Herald | Local


Effingham County deputies involved in fatal shooting Monday night

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is not yet releasing the identity of a man shot Monday night near the Bulloch/Bryan county line by deputies ...

January 25, 2017 | By Holli Deal Saxon for the Effingham Herald | Local


Local residents travel to Atlanta for Effingham Day at the Capitol

Local business leaders, chairpersons of various city councils and many other members of the Effingham County community descended upon Atlanta earlier this week to celebrate ...

January 25, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


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