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School system has room to grow

The Effingham County School System is growing, and it has the room to grow, Superintendent Randy Shearouse said.

August 24, 2009 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Meeting spurs formation of citizens' group

The turnout for the Effingham County commissioners' budget meeting has spurred the creation of a citizens group that is calling itself "We the Taxpayers."

August 24, 2009 | By Rick Lott | Local


Rincon 'a rogue city'

In an impromptu news conference on the edge of his Rincon Commercial Park, Herman Woods expressed again his frustration at the city of Rincon's lack of proper procedure in the taking of a piece of his land improperly for the building of a well house for the city.

August 24, 2009 | By Rick Lott | Local


Guyton takes another step toward its Rails to Trails

Guyton's long-awaited Rails to Trails project is getting closer to its first step of work.

August 20, 2009 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Old Augusta finish delayed

Effingham County commissioners have agreed to extend the deadline for work on phase 1 of Old Augusta Road.

August 20, 2009 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Review of assessors board requested

A Guyton resident is asking for a review of Effingham County's board of assessors.

August 20, 2009 | Patrick Donahue | Local


Woods, city have day in court

The city of Rincon is accusing the owner of a disputed tract of land to have used a bulldozer to knock down a city building.

August 20, 2009 | By Rick Lott | Local


Who knocked down building?

Rincon's nearly completed pump house on 17th Street was partially bulldozed sometime between Sunday evening and Monday morning. The west end of the building had been taken down, with brick scattered around the area.

August 17, 2009 | Rick Lott | Local


Cycle shop owner at odds with city

The owner of a Rincon custom motorcycle shop might have to find a new place to run his business after city officials told him that his current business license does not allow him to do business the way he's presently doing it.

August 17, 2009 | Rick Lott | Local


Springfield approves annexing two parcels

The Springfield City Council approved the annexation of two pieces of property last Tuesday.

August 17, 2009 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


A soldier’s story:

Editor's note: Lucas Hynes, an Effingham County native and resident currently in Afghanistan, offered to write a first-person account of life in a combat zone for the Effingham Herald.

August 17, 2009 | Lucas Hynes | Local


Citizens meeting Thursday

A meeting of citizens concerned about government in Effingham County will be held Thursday at the Effingham County administrative complex at 7 p.m. The group is responding to interest shown at the county commissioners' Aug. 4 meeting.

August 17, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


Lightning sparks fire

Heavy thunderstorms rolled through Effingham County late Wednesday afternoon and lightning is believed to responsible for starting a fire that has displaced three Rincon families.

August 13, 2009 | Rick Lott | Local


Citizens question church school location

Several citizens voiced their concerns Monday night to Rincon City Council about a planned private school.

August 13, 2009 | Rick Lott | Local


Park draws support

While Guyton City Council members may have gotten support for their idea of a park on their Riverside Drive property, the proposed wastewater treatment plant continues to draw fire and critics.

August 13, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


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Mustang musicians marching into college with scholarships

GUYTON - Eleven South Effingham band members concluded their high school careers with a collegiate crescendo Thursday.

May 22, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


South Effingham turns to Bowdon's Eubanks

GUYTON -- Todd Eubanks pounced on the opportunity to become South Effingham's head baseball coach.

May 21, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Metter's Johnson snags extra job with Effingham County baseball

SPRINGFIELD -- Chris Johnson has turned quite a double play.

May 21, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Effingham County IDA zeroing in on Savannah's Herndon

SPRINGFIELD -- The Effingham County Industrial Development Authoriy on Sunday named Savannah's Brandt Herndon as the finalist for its CEO opening.

May 20, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Springfield Elementary School students to reveal Catie's Fund total

SAVANNAH - Springfield Elementary School will recognize Effingham County for its financial contribution and community impact to Catie's Fund, a Named Fund of CURE Childhood ...

May 20, 2018 | Submitted report | Local


Deloach earns ACCG certificate

The Association of County Commissioners of Georgia recently awarded county officials with certificates for completing requirements in the Lifelong Learning Academy.

May 18, 2018 | Submitted report | Local


First graders celebrate reading achievements

GUYTON -- Reading has many rewards.

May 17, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


4-H team wins state modified trap championship

RINCON -- Aiming high helped Effingham County 4-H's junior modified trap team hit a big target Saturday.

May 17, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Effingham Health System agrees to record-setting civil penalty

SPRINGFIELD - Effingham Health System is taking its medicine by agreeing to a record civil penalty related to alleged record keeping and notification violations of the ...

May 16, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Plane crash cleanup underway

SAVANNAH AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE -- Cleanup efforts are underway for Hwy 21 near Savannah Hilton Head International Airport where a Puerto Rico Air National Guard ...

May 16, 2018 | Submitted report | Local


South Effingham girls make history

GUYTON - South Effingham's girls golf team made history by qualifying for the state championship meet, a first for the Mustangs program.

May 16, 2018 | | Local


Griffin steps down as Effingham County coach

Just a couple of weeks after being named Region 2-AAAAAA's top coach, Brett Griffin has stepped down as head of the Effingham County baseball ...

May 16, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


South Effingham searching for baseball coach

GUYTON -- South Effingham has opted not to retain John DeRing as its baseball coach.

May 16, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


Renasant Bank delivers pet items donated by customers

Dana Causey, Lauren Kennedy, Misty Folker and Barbara Liscio of Renasant Bank dropped off a bevy of supplies for the Effingham County Animal Shelter on ...

May 15, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


It's Helmly vs. Johnson for District 4 board seat

RINCON - The Effingham County Board of Education District 4 seat will be contested in this election and will pit incumbent Beth Helmly against newcomer Ben ...

May 15, 2018 | Rick Lott | Local


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