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Yarbrough selected to fill hospital board’s 1st District seat

In a vote Tuesday night, Patricia Ann Yarbrough has been selected as the 1st District representative to the Effingham Hospital Board of Trustees.

June 04, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


And the walls came tumbling down...

June 01, 2009 | By Sandi Van Orden | Local


County, Rincon still trying to resolve service lines

Effingham County officials want to hold off an impending state deadline on coming to terms on a service delivery strategy.

June 01, 2009 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County looks to trim millage, budget

With the current fiscal year ending - and the next fiscal year scheduled to start July 1 - Effingham County commissioners are looking at further paring back the expected budget.

June 01, 2009 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


State troopers probe fatal Sunday wreck

Georgia State Patrol troopers are investigating a crash that claimed the life of a Savannah woman Sunday night .

June 01, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


Coastal comp plan workshops coming

The Coastal Georgia Regional Development Center will hold a second round of public workshops for the expansion of the Coastal Georgia Comprehensive Plan.

May 28, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


Rincon to name park after Giles

Rincon's 7th Street/Atlantic Avenue Park will be going by a new name soon.

May 28, 2009 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Mother amazed at help for burned son

Jamie Labonte is both delighted and overwhelmed at the kindness extended to her family.

May 28, 2009 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


DNR announces reorganization and other cost-cutting measures

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources has announced a restructuring of state parks and historic sites as a result of a nearly 39 percent reduction in state appropriations and 24 percent projected loss of revenue. Reorganization will include:

May 28, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


Springfield's call for fireworks help answered

Springfield's annual Fourth of July fireworks show will go on as planned.

May 25, 2009 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


World War II vets, Alpha Battery to be honored

The annual Memorial Day program at the Veterans Park will pay special tribute to the veterans of World War II and to the members of the Alpha Battery, now deployed in Afghanistan. The program will feature special patriotic music presented by the choir of the Springfield United Methodist Church.

May 21, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


Firefighters battle Sand Hill blaze

More than 20 firefighters from the Effingham County and Rincon fire departments battled a fire that consumed a two-story house off Sand Hill Road on Monday afternoon.

May 18, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


New building allows Manna House to grow

As the need for Manna House grows, the ministry has grown, too.

May 18, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


IDA ponders access to Research Forest

With its plans for recreation in its sprawling Research Forest Tract in the nascent stages, the Effingham Industrial Development Authority wants input on those proposals - and it may ask for help in finding a way into its 2,600-acre holdings.

May 18, 2009 | Patrick Donahue | Local


It’s showtime for Guyton residents

Guyton residents looking for something to do may not have to go very far this summer.

May 14, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


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Civic, corporate volunteers teach in ways that fuel students' passion

RINCON - Junior Achievement's reach is long and wide.

April 25, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Lady Rebels emerge from shootout

SPRINGFIELD -- Effingham County's girls soccer team advanced to the second round of the Class AAAAAA playoffs in thrilling fashion Tuesday at Rebel Field.

April 24, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Burns seizes chance to discuss state budget

RINCON - Politicians talk a lot about a lot of things and Rep. Jon Burns broached as many subjects as he could during his allotted time ...

April 24, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


IDA CEO search enters final stages

SPRINGFIELD - The wheel of industrial development in one of Georgia's premier logistical spots will soon be placed in permanent hands.

April 23, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Don't miss chance to show support for class of 2018

Show support for your favorite member of the class of 2018 in the Effingham Herald's annual graduation section.

April 23, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


History comes alive at festival

SPRINGFIELD - Barbara Keel yearned to make her hoop skirt history. Instead of portraying a Civil War Southern belle, she wanted to don overalls and be ...

April 23, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Gant opts to wrestle for Newberry

SPRINGFIELD - Zebrandon Gant has many accolades as a wrestler. He won a state championship, finished the season undefeated and now he can add collegiate wrestler ...

April 23, 2018 | | Local


Carter accepts surprise opportunity to play soccer for Brewton-Parker

SPRINGFIELD - Jamesa Carter was simply a high school student looking for a college that would enable her to pursue a career as a veterinarian.

April 23, 2018 | Trice Williams | Local


New field to feature 'Redd Monster'

RINCON - A monster is moving into the Clarence E. Morgan Complex.

April 23, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Region champs polish off Pirates

Effingham County completed a regular season-endiing sweep of Brunswick on Friday, beating the Pirates 5-4 at Rebel Field in Springfield.

April 20, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


Mustangs lock up home playoff series

GUYTON -- The South Effingham Mustangs played like they had a plane to catch -- or maybe a lengthy bus ride to avoid.

April 20, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Alumna partners with Georgia Southern to enhance ECCA student experiences

As director of scientific research at Effingham College and Career Academy (ECCA), Georgia Southern University alumna Michelle Thompson, Ed.D., ('00,'05,'11) is constantly ...

April 20, 2018 | Submitted report | Local


South Effingham boys move into second round

GUYTON -- The persistent wind that howled across its courts wasn't the only thing that created turbulence for South Effingham's boys tennis team Thursday.

April 19, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Huddle House offers deal to benefit Navigator Team

Huddle House of Rincon is slated to conduct a fundraiser for the Effingham County Navigator Team on Tuesday in observance of Autism Awareness Month.

April 19, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


Mustangs skin Gators

The South Effingham Mustangs took the lead right out of the chute and cruised to an 8-3 Region 2-AAAAA baseball win over Ware County in ...

April 19, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


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