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Rincon ready for parade

The city of Rincon is ready for its annual 4th of July parade.

July 02, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Guyton OKs its budget for coming fiscal year

Guyton City Council members approved another extension for Randy Alexander to continue his double duty as interim city manager.

July 02, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Emergency food, shelter program funds available

Effingham County has been awarded federal funds through the American Recovery and reinvestment Act of 2009 for the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program.

July 02, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


Savannah-Chatham Metro Police prepares for the 4th

In preparation for an influx of motorists traveling along Savannah-Chatham Highways during the firework displays on the 4th of July weekend, the Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department has implemented a traffic operations plan to reduce delays and relieve congestion.

July 02, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


State predicts 22 deaths on Georgia road for holiday

As motorists take to the roads this week for the July 4th holiday travel period, the Georgia State Patrol is reminding drivers to plan their travels carefully, keeping safety as the number one priority. The 78-hour holiday period began Thursday at 6 p.m. and ends at midnight Sunday.

July 02, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


State Patrol reminds drivers to keep vehicles from overheating

The Georgia State Patrol is reminding drivers this week that now is the time to make sure your vehicles are ready for the summer driving season.

July 02, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


State asks for caution around fireworks

ATLANTA - While sparklers and similar non-explosive fireworks are legal in Georgia, Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John W. Oxendine is urging citizens to use extreme caution to avoid injuries and fires when using fireworks during the Fourth of July holiday.

July 02, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


Chamber to host ID theft prevention seminar July 8-9

Officials of the Effingham County Chamber of Commerce will hold an Identity Theft Prevention Seminar on July 8 and 9. The course is open to Chamber members and the general public, Scott Hinson, chairman of the Chamber's Entrepreneur Friendly Task Force, announced.

July 02, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


EFACEC packs ’em in

In a few months, the massive EFACEC plant across Highway 21 from the Savannah Technical College-Effingham campus will spring to life. Wednesday evening, hundreds piled into STC's Effingham facility to hear more about the Portuguese manufacturer.

July 01, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


GBI: Man found in Wal-Mart parking lot died of natural causes

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has determined that a man whose body was found in the Rincon Wal-Mart parking lot Saturday died of nautral causes.

June 30, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


GBI probes weekend death of toddler

Details remain scarce, but the Georgia Bureau of Investigation is looking into the weekend death of a Springfield toddler.

June 29, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


County delays adopting its FY10 budget

Effingham County residents told their county commissioners that pay raises for county employees pale in comparison to their property taxes.

June 29, 2009 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Springfield makes no changes to liquor law

The Springfield City Council voted to keep the alcohol ordinance the same after considering amending the ordinance to change the time of sales and consumption on premises.

June 29, 2009 | By Sandi Van Orden | Local


50 years later, effects of train disaster linger

Like Sunday, the same day 50 years earlier was a hot, muggy afternoon.

June 29, 2009 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rincon looks to add tasers to arsenal

The Rincon Police Department has taken the first step toward putting tasers in the hands of its officers.

June 25, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


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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


Georgia State Patrol reports 15 April crashes

Troopers from the Rincon post of the Georgia State Patrol investigated 15 traffic crashes during April in Effingham County.

May 15, 2018 | Submitted report | Local


Effingham County athletes shine at Class AAAAAA meet

The Effingham County track team wrapped up its season at the Class AAAAAA state meet in Carrollton where three athletes earned top five finishes.

May 14, 2018 | Trice Williams | Local


P.B. Edwards Gym offering turbo kickboxing

PORT WENTWORTH - Turbo Kick LIVE is not just a fitness class - it's a total experience that combines a high-energy workout with a party feel.

May 14, 2018 | Submitted report | Local


Rebels' 2018 football schedule

Aug. 10 -- at Screven County (scrimmage)

May 14, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


Girls get resources to help them navigate challenges of middle school

RINCON - Mothers weren't the only ones who received gifts over the weekend.

May 14, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Family needs support after leukemia diagnosis

RINCON - Dwight Lariscy's heart is broken. It was shattered by shocking news.

May 14, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Shots fired into Effingham Herald office

RINCON -- The Effingham Herald was struck by projectiles fired from a rifle Saturday night.

May 13, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


Got snake questions? DNR has answers

FORSYTH - As spring fades into summer, the number of snake-related calls and emails to John Jensen go up. But most center on two questions: What ...

May 12, 2018 | Submitted report | Local


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