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At least 3 killed in refinery explosion

Authorities said Friday afternoon that rescue teams have discovered three bodies in the wreckage of the Imperial Sugar refinery in Port Wentworth following a massive explosion and fire there Thursday night.

March 01, 2008 | Staff Report | Local

One Effingham man badly hurt in blast

An Effingham County man is said to be recovering in a burn treatment center at an Augusta hospital after being injured in Thursday night's explosion at the Imperial Sugar refinery in Port Wentworth.

March 01, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local

County may re-think closing prison

Effingham County commissioners have toyed with the idea of closing the Effingham Prison. But they may be having second thoughts after Warden Ronald Spears' presentation Tuesday afternoon.

March 01, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local

Liquor wins in a landslide

By an overwhelming margin, voters across Effingham County have approved referendums to allow liquor by the drink sales.

February 28, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local

Voting twice doesn't bother Springfield residents

Residents of Springfield voted to approve liquor by the drink sales Tuesday by a vote of 160 to 102.

February 28, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | Local

County gets to work on new alcohol ordinance

Even as voters were casting ballots on a liquor by the drink referendum, Effingham County commissioners discussed what they wanted in an alcohol ordinance should the measure pass.

February 28, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local

Barrow blasts Bush budget

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Rep. John Barrow (D-Savannah) released the following statement in response to President Bush's FY09 budget proposal:

February 28, 2008 | Staff Report | Local

Hayes to keep job

The Effingham County Board of Education suspended Effingham County High School coach Nathaniel Hayes without pay for 60 days at a hearing on Wednesday.

February 28, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | Local

Referendum results (updates 1-7)

UPDATE 7 (10:05 p.m.):

February 27, 2008 | Staff Report | Local

Barrow asking for federal help with illegal aliens

U.S. Rep. John Barrow (D-Savannah) joined Congressional leaders urging President Bush to fully fund the State Criminal Alien Assistance Program, which is currently authorized at $950 million.

February 26, 2008 | Staff Report | Local

Voters reminded to bring photo ID to the polls

ATLANTA - Secretary of State Karen Handel reminds voters to bring photo identification when participating in today's presidential preference primary.

February 26, 2008 | Staff Report | Local

Carter introduces tax relief bills for Effingham

State Rep. Buddy Carter (R-Pooler) has introduced legislation calling for a referendum to be voted on by the citizens of Effingham County that would place caps on property tax increases within the county.

February 26, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local

Baby pulls community together

Community members gathered Friday night at the Effingham County Courthouse to pray for a 10-month-old baby recovering from the effects of alleged child abuse.

February 26, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | Local

Lawmakers are glad Anderson re-elected

Raybon Anderson retained his seat on the state transportation board, but not after some tense moments and some intense political scrutiny.

February 26, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local

A busy day for commisssioners, too

Today will be a busy day at the polls and for Effingham County commissioners.

February 26, 2008 | Patrick Donahue | Local

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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

Springfield man recovering from multiple gun shots

A Springfield man was shot multiple times Wednesday morning following an altercation, but his wounds are considered non-life threatening, at this time, said Sgt. Don ...

August 24, 2016 | From Staff Reports | Local

Coffee shows Rebels where they need work

STATESBORO – The momentum shifted several times Friday night between the Effingham County Rebels and the Coffee County Trojans, but the Rebels ultimately fell 41-13 in ...

August 24, 2016 | By SHANE PEASTER For the Effingham Herald | Local

Purcell named to State Transportation Board

Rincon's Ann Purcell was elected last week the State Transportation Board to its new executive leadership team.

August 24, 2016 | For the Effingham Herald | Local

Business Summit focuses on transportation

While metro Atlanta still consumes a super-sized portion of Georgia's highway funds, projects affecting Effingham County are getting a healthy serving of the increased ...

August 24, 2016 | By AL HACKLE For the Effingham Herald | Local

‘Prayer Walk’ inspired by local woman

Behind the inspiration of a Georgia Southern senior from Springfield, hundreds of sorority and fraternity members gathered on Greek Row on the university's campus ...

August 24, 2016 | By JULIE LAVENDER For the Effingham Herald | Local

Mildred Ellen “Miki” DeSanto Robinson

COLUMBIA, SC – Mildred Ellen "Miki" DeSanto Robinson, 91, passed away Friday, August 19, 2016.

August 24, 2016 | | Local

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