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Runoff to decide two local races Tuesday

Turnout for Tuesday's runoff election already has been strong, Effingham County voting officials said Monday.

December 23, 2008 | Patrick Donahue | Local


Gifts keep coming for Treutlen House

The Treutlen House is getting closer to its goal.

December 22, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


IDA looks at digging into Research Forest

As Effingham Industrial Development Authority members ponder their next step in the massive Research Forest Tract, they're wondering where and when to start digging in - literally.

December 22, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


On the job: Guyton residents praise police

December marks three years since Guyton hired a police chief to start planning the organization of a new police department. Although some citizens thought there was no need for the city of about 1,500 to have its own force, the city moved forward with its plans. The police department opened its doors in June 2006.

December 22, 2008 | Angela Mensing | Local


Springfield splits on millage rate vote

By a split vote, the Springfield City Council voted to keep the millage rate at 4.3.

December 19, 2008 | By Sandi Van Orden | Local


Rincon signs on to gateway grant

The Effingham County Chamber of Commerce and the city of Rincon are opening the door to the county's gateway along Highway 21.

December 19, 2008 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Former Days Inn board chairman, Effingham native, dies

Lon L. Day Jr., a Springfied native and a former member of the Days Inn board of directors, died Wednesday in Duluth. He was 79.

December 19, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Toms steps down

The city of Rincon will start its search soon for a new city manager.

December 18, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Sapp ready to ride off into the sunset

His last meeting as an Effingham County commissioner behind him, Hubert "Bucky" Sapp was hailed as a man of integrity who didn't mind digging in his heels when he thought he was right.

December 18, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


IDA gives Henry a two-year contract

The Effingham Industrial Development Authority rewarded Chief Executive Officer John Henry by tearing up his one-year contract and giving him a two-year deal.

December 18, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Treutlen House seeks to keep doors open

Treutlen House is looking for the help of the community to remain open in the coming month.

December 16, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


DOT suspends most major lane closures

The Georgia Department of Transportation will scale back its construction projects across the state - suspending most lane closures on interstate and major state highways, including the I-95 construction projects in McIntosh, Glynn and Liberty counties - to ease traffic congestion for Thanksgiving holiday travelers.

December 16, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


It’s ABC for Guard unit —Alpha Battery Christmas

A group of Effingham citizens has joined together to plan for a community effort of appreciation for the local Georgia Army National Guard, Alpha Battery of the 118th Field Artillery Battalion, headquartered in Springfield. The plan is to provide a Christmas luncheon for the troops and their families, numbering approximately 200.

December 16, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Exchange Club begins annual Empty Stocking Fund drive

The Exchange Club of Effingham is beginning the annual Empty Stocking Fund drive. This effort goes into a community fund to fill the needs of local families, children, elderly and disabled at Christmas in the county.

December 16, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Victim Witness makes a call for cell phone drive

Effingham County Victim Witness Assistance Program Inc. announces another special emphasis on a cell phone fundraising program. Proceeds from the collection efforts will be applied to fund the services provided to victims of personal injury crime throughout the community.

December 16, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


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Lady Mustangs complete perfect regular season

GUYTON -- Mallori Jenkins was virtually speechless after South Effingham's girls tennis team defeated Screven County 4-1 on Wednesday to finish the regular season with ...

March 29, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Herald announces second $100 gift card winner

A sampling of Effingham Herald readers filled out a survey about the newspaper in the past month and Laurie Beck is the second participant to ...

March 29, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


Wildcats silence Rebels

Effingham County's seven-game win streak in baseball ended quietly Wednesday at Richmond Hill.

March 29, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


Teen Maze teaches students that choices have consequences

utomobile wreck got students' attention as the Teen Maze got started for Effingham County 10th graders last week.

March 28, 2018 | Rick Lott | Local


LIFE offers tools of independence

RINCON - For 21 years, Fran Todd has been trying to get people to fully embrace the opportunities of LIFE.

March 27, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Port Wentworth Spotlight: Visitors Information Center welcomes tourists

PORT WENTWORTH - A wide variety of vendors unwrapped the gift that is Georgia during Georgia On My Mind Day at the new Visitor Information Center ...

March 27, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Catie's Fund reaches milestone

GUYTON - The desire to defeat childhood cancer is growing. The monetary commitment to make it happen is, too.

March 27, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Mustangs cool Phoenix with big inning

GUYTON -- South Effingham plated five third-inning runs en route to a 7-1 pasting of the Region 2-AAAAA New Hampstead Phoenix on Monday.

March 26, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


Johnson, Rebels squelch Wildcats

SPRINGFIELD -- Effingham County's Ethan Johnson maintained his string of consistent pitching Monday, taking down Region 2-AAAAAA Richmond Hill 3-0 with a complete-game five-hitter. He ...

March 26, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


Former Effingham County star receives West Georgia honor

Former Effingham County basketball standout Randy Rountree received the Honorary Alumnus Award from the University of West Georgia during the recent "Evening with the Stars ...

March 26, 2018 | Submitted report | Local


DRT America helps Rincon Fire Department

RINCON -- On Thursday, DRT America donated $3.000 to the Rincon Fire Department to help it purchase rescue equipment.

March 26, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


Special Olympics puts smiles on competitors, volunteers

GUYTON - It didn't matter how far the tennis ball went. Every throw drew applause and high fives from the crowd.

March 26, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Huddle House slates fundraising event

RINCON -- Thirty percent of Huddle House sales from 5-9 p.m. Tuesday will benefit My Father's House -- a ministry of Guyton Christian Church.

March 26, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


Grant paves way for boat ramp repairs

SPRINGFIELD -- The Effingham County Board of Commissioners has received a grant from the Georgia Environmental Protection Division to preform repairs on several of the counties ...

March 24, 2018 | | Local


Mustangs' 'grit' shows in series finale against Jackets

GUYTON -- After getting knocked down hard twice in recent days, the South Effingham Mustangs got up, dusted themselves off and turned in a good showing ...

March 23, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


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