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Sikes awarded for Effingham Teacher of the Year

Local educators gathered Wednesday night at the New Ebenezer Retreat Center in Rincon for the annual Effingham County Teacher of the Year banquet.

October 12, 2016 | By Zack Lee | Local


Omnitracs project moving right along

The Effingham County Industrial Development Authority has been busy over the last few years bringing in new industries and developments into Effingham County – none bigger than the Savannah Gateway Industrial Hub, a new project that has been in the works for quite a while.

October 12, 2016 | By Zack Lee | Local


The angel on Long Pond Road

"Angels come in many forms."

October 12, 2016 | By Zack Lee Editor for the Effingham Herald | Local


Rebel Regiment takes top honors at Walterboro Band Classic

The Effingham County High School Rebel Regiment took top honors at the Walterboro Band Classic at Colleton County High School in Walterboro, SC on Saturday.

September 29, 2016 | | Local


Former Effingham Hospital CEO begins new career

Norma Jean Morgan, who for years served as the CEO of Effingham Health System, has found a new place to call home and a new career path to travel as she is now the Deputy Chief of Healthcare Facilities for the Georgia Department of Community Health in Atlanta.

September 28, 2016 | By Zack Lee | Local


GSU offers Ogeechee River Study update

About halfway through a three-year project studying the Ogeechee River, Georgia Southern University researchers and their partners offered an update on their progress during a public forum last week at the university.

September 28, 2016 | By Holli Deal Saxon for the Effingham Herald | Local


Rincon City Council votes to approve millage rate

Rincon City Council Members met on Monday night to address a host of items that were awaiting approval.

September 28, 2016 | By Richard Walls | Local


William Exley Smith chosen as Rincon City Manager

In a called meeting of the Rincon City Council Monday, Sept. 19, William Exley "Wes" Smith was chosen over current interim City Manager, Wanda Simmons, to serve the position permanently.

September 22, 2016 | By Zack Lee | Local


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 a 41-0 loss to the West Laurens Panthers in their home opener.

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 Blue Devils 20-16 in Statesboro.

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 and celebrate lives changed in the past year.

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, which will be held on Friday and Saturday at Freedom Park (by Lowes).

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 Rebels past the South Effingham Mustangs 34-7.

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 by many health care providers force many of those in need to reconsider seeking treatment. Residents of Effingham County may now have an alternative solution.

August 31, 2016 | By Richard Walls Staff Writer | Local


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SCMPD searching for missing woman

SAVANNAH: Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police ask the public's help in locating a missing Savannah woman, last seen on Monday, Jan. 9 at her residence on ...

January 13, 2017 | Staff report | Local


Rep. Bill Hitchens Named Chairman of House Defense and Veterans Affairs Committee

ATLANTA – The Georgia House of Representatives' Committee on Assignments named State Representative Bill Hitchens (R-Rincon) as the Chairman of the House Defense & Veterans Affairs Committee.

January 12, 2017 | Staff report | Local


Wilbour Green chosen as 2017 MLK Jr. Parade Grand Marshal

Effingham County resident, Wilbour "Butch" Green, has been chosen as the 2017 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Parade Grand Marshal and will lead the parade ...

January 11, 2017 | Staff report | Local


Rincon City Council approves addition of two vehicles for police department

The Rincon City Council met Monday night in the first meeting of 2017 and voted on a number of issues, including the addition of two ...

January 11, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Lane closures this week on SR 21

Contractors for the Georgia Department of Transportation will install lane closures on SR 21 in both directions between Hendley Road and Highway 30 in Port ...

January 09, 2017 | Staff report | Local


Winston Hencely battling headaches

After battling a case of pneumonia a few weeks ago and dealing with the removal of a chest tube so that he could begin eating ...

January 04, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Guyton woman arrested for marijuana possession, DWI

A Guyton woman was arrested by an Effingham County Sheriff's deputy Dec. 22 after an altercation at a Dollar General store in Guyton led ...

January 03, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Smith's expertise in budgeting critical as Rincon City Manager

Wes Smith is a busy man.

January 03, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Winston Hencely continuing to improve from injuries

Following a stint in the ICU last week due to pneumonia, Winston Hencely is continuing his recovery from injuries sustained in a bombing at Bagram ...

December 28, 2016 | By Zack Lee | Local


Sunday package sales in Rincon to begin Jan. 1

After voters determined that Sunday package sales of alcohol would be allowed on Election Day last month, the implementation of that ordinance will commence Jan ...

December 28, 2016 | Staff report | Local


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