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Rincon, county to work on fire station location

Fire coverage west of Rincon is expected to improve with the construction of a new station. Just where that station will be could be a matter to be resolved through continued talks between Effingham County commissioners and Rincon City Council members.

November 11, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

County pledges parking help in agreement with city

Efforts to renovate Ulmer Park may be inching forward, after Springfield officials asked Effingham County commissioners what they could do in support.

November 07, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Ricker joins Scott, Morgan on council

Incumbents Levi Scott Jr. and Scott Morgan were re-elected to serve four more years on Rincon City Council, joined by newcomer Christina Shores Ricker.

November 07, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Local

Guilty plea on child porn nets 10 years

An Effingham County man found in possession more than a hundred images of child pornography in July was sentenced Thursday to 10 years in prison.

November 07, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Local

Rincon elections to be held Tuesday

Voting will take place from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. today at the Vernon C. Hinely Center for Rincon municipal elections.

November 04, 2013 | Staff report | Local

County backs drug court

The drug court in Effingham County received a shot in the arm from the county law library.

November 04, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Rincon City Council candidates

A look at the five candidates for the three seats on Rincon City Council.

November 04, 2013 | Staff report | Local

Truck passenger hurt after collision with school bus

A young child was injured when a pick-up truck collided with an Effingham County school bus Wednesday afternoon.

October 31, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Local

State issues pet treat recall

State Agriculture Commissioner Gary W. Black is alerting consumers to the recall of particular packages of Bailey's Choice dog treats. These products have the potential to be contaminated with salmonella and should be discarded.

October 31, 2013 | Staff report | Local

Insurance commissioner: Check smoke alarms when re-setting clocks

Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens is urging Georgians to change the batteries in their smoke alarms at the same time they change their clocks back to standard time this Sunday.

October 28, 2013 | Staff report | Local

Healing through laughter

Ronda Rich not only carried on a family tradition of finding humor in life's challenges, she made a career of it.

October 28, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Local

Inspiration for Alzheimer’s fundraiser passes away

David Jimenez spent the final day of his life the way he enjoyed so many others - with a golf club in his hand.

October 28, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Local

Deputies to isolate sex offenders during Halloween

Registered sex offenders on probation in Effingham County will be spending their Halloween at the sheriff's office.

October 28, 2013 | Staff report | Local

County, King America reach out-of-court settlement

An agreement between Effingham County and King America Finishing is under wraps, until all the signatures have been received, after county commissioners agreed Tuesday night to an out-of-court settlement.

October 24, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

DNR seeking land acquistion proposals

As the state's lead agency for implementing the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Coastal and Estuarine Land Conservation Program, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Coastal Resources Division is soliciting proposals for land acquisition projects in the coastal region that are consistent with the state's coastal and estuarine land conservation plan.

October 21, 2013 | Staff report | Local

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Rebel Regiment takes top honors at Walterboro Band Classic

The Effingham County High School Rebel Regiment took top honors at the Walterboro Band Classic at Colleton County High School in Walterboro, SC on Saturday.

September 29, 2016 | | Local

Former Effingham Hospital CEO begins new career

Norma Jean Morgan, who for years served as the CEO of Effingham Health System, has found a new place to call home and a new ...

September 28, 2016 | By Zack Lee | Local

GSU offers Ogeechee River Study update

About halfway through a three-year project studying the Ogeechee River, Georgia Southern University researchers and their partners offered an update on their progress during a ...

September 28, 2016 | By Holli Deal Saxon for the Effingham Herald | Local

Rincon City Council votes to approve millage rate

Rincon City Council Members met on Monday night to address a host of items that were awaiting approval.

September 28, 2016 | By Richard Walls | Local

William Exley Smith chosen as Rincon City Manager

In a called meeting of the Rincon City Council Monday, Sept. 19, William Exley "Wes" Smith was chosen over current interim City Manager, Wanda Simmons ...

September 22, 2016 | By Zack Lee | Local

Mustangs Fall To West Laurens

In an effort to gain momentum following last week's loss to rival Effingham County High School, the South Effingham Mustangs were left scoreless in ...

September 21, 2016 | By Richard Walls | Local

Rebels Take Down Blue Devils 20-16

Another standout performance from Toot Johnson helped lead the Effingham County Rebels to their second consecutive victory as they took down the Statesboro High School ...

September 21, 2016 | By Zack Lee | Local

United Way Kicks Off New Campaign

An energized crowd of United Way supporters gathered for lunch at the Effingham College and Career Academy Wednesday to kick off the 2016 Fall Campaign ...

September 21, 2016 | By Zack Lee | Local

7th Annual Effingham Oktoberfest to open keg Friday, Saturday

Put on your dancing shoes, find your thirst for a cold draft and get ready to bring in the Fall with the 7thAnnual Effingham Oktoberfest ...

September 21, 2016 | By Zack Lee | Local

Rebels get revenge, defeat Mustangs 34-7

It was a night of payback for Effingham County High School Friday as Toot Johnson rushed for 169 yards with three touchdowns to lead the ...

September 14, 2016 | By Zack Lee | Local

Effingham County commissioners unanimously approve R-6 zoning

The Effingham County Board of Commissioners recently voted and approved a motion to begin R-6 zoning in the county.

September 14, 2016 | By Zack Lee | Local

New clinic offers free healthcare to Effingham residents

For many citizens, the issue of acquiring healthcare is one that is often dictated by the factors of cost and convenience. The high prices charged ...

August 31, 2016 | By Richard Walls Staff Writer | Local

Town hall focuses on health issues in Effingham

The Effingham County Parks and Recreation Department held a town hall meeting last week to talk about the community's health.

August 31, 2016 | By Richard Walls Staff Writer | Local

Herald hires new editor

From very early on in my life, I have loved to write.

August 31, 2016 | By ZACK LEE | Local

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