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SR 21 and I-95 DDI lane closures scheduled next week

Contractors for the Georgia Department of Transportation will install lane closures on SR 21 north and south bound in Port Wentworth next week for construction work on the diverging diamond interchange at I-95.

March 03, 2017 | Staff report | Local


Effingham County Art Show March 13-16

Select students from all Effingham County Schools will be participating in the sixth annual district-wide art exhibition from March 13-16 in celebration of the visual arts in our schools and Youth Art Month.

March 02, 2017 | Staff report | Local


Effingham County IDA cuts ribbon on Rincon solar farm

Members of the Effingham County Industrial Development Authority were on hand Thursday as they cut the ribbon to a 287-acre solar farm in Rincon.

March 02, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Rincon Elementary students get moving at Bobcat Fun Run

Rincon Elementary School students released more energy than usual on Friday as they participated in the First Annual Bobcats Fun Run, an event put on by Boosterthon to help raise money for the school.

March 01, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


NAACP honors drowned slaves at Ebenezer Creek

Leroy Lloyd, President of the Effingham County chapter of the NAACP, and other members honored the lives of hundreds of freed slaves who drowned trying to cross Ebenezer Creek in 1864 by commemorating their struggle and death with a wreath Saturday afternoon at the New Ebenezer Retreat Center.

March 01, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Georgia earns Water Wars win

ATLANTA – "I recommend that the Court deny Florida's request for relief." With that recommendation to the U. S. Supreme Court, Special Master Ralph Lancaster has brought to a close the latest episode in the long-running water wars between Florida and Georgia.

February 27, 2017 | Staff report | Local


7th annual Taste of Effingham set for March 2

The Effingham Chamber of Commerce will host its 7thannual Taste of Effingham, presented by Vision Financial, on March 2. The event will be held at the Effingham County Recreation Department, located at 808 Highway 119 in Springfield.

February 26, 2017 | By Angye Morrison | Local


Interstate 16 Safety Enhancement Project begins this week

SAVANNAH – On Monday, the Georgia Department of Transportation will begin a two-year safety enhancement project along portions of Interstate 16 starting at the Candler/Emanuel County line and continuing into Chatham County at Pooler Parkway.

February 26, 2017 | Staff report | Local


Swain finishes basic training

U.S. Air Force National Guard Airman 1st Class Joe C. Swain III graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

February 24, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Local


EHS honors staff with 2017 Employee Appreciation Banquet

Effingham Health System honored staff members of the hospital Thursday night at the Effingham Health System 2017 Employee Appreciation Banquet at the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force in Pooler.

February 23, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Freeman, Van Sickle honored as STAR students

The Rotary Club of Effingham County honored two students Thursday afternoon for being named the STAR Students for the county. Marina Van Sickle won for Effingham County High School and Kate Freeman won for South Effingham High School.

February 22, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Black History Month Spotlight: Honoring Springfield Central High basketball

Back in the 1960s during the era of segregated schools, Effingham County saw one of its high schools rise to the top and win multiple state championships in basketball. Now, after decades of going largely unmentioned and uncelebrated, it is time to honor the Panthers and Pantherettes of Springfield Central High School.

February 22, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


ECCA recognized by Georgia Senate, House of Representatives

The Effingham College and Career Academy was honored and recognized this month by both the State of Georgia House of Representatives and the Georgia Senate for its dedicated service to our community and to the state.

February 20, 2017 | By Mariella Manhatton | Local


FFA members from SEMS, ECMS attend Discovery Conference

COVINGTON – Members of the ECMS and SEMSFFA chapter attended the Georgia FFA Association's Discovery Conference on Jan. 27-28 at the Georgia FFA-FCCLA Center near Covington.

February 17, 2017 | By Mariella Manhatton | Local


Rep. Rick Allen's staff to visit Springfield

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman Rick Allen (R-Ga.-12) announced Tuesday that his staff will be holding Community Office Hours in Springfield on Thursday, March 9, from 1-3 p.m at the Effingham County Board of Commissioners Administrative Complex.

February 16, 2017 | Staff report | Local


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Toss Allen out as Effingham County Administrator

The Effingham County Board of Commissioners announced Wednesday that current County Administrator Toss Allen would not have his contract renewed.

May 10, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Savannah River Classic has anglers hooked

Ten years ago, the Port Wentworth Chamber of Commerce was interested in creating an event that would support the Stand Up for America Day celebration ...

May 08, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Local realtor Karen Miller achieves high recognition from NAR

RINCON - Karen Miller with Southern Georgia Homes has been awarded the Accredited Buyer's Representation (ABR) designation by the Real Estate Buyer's Agent Council ...

May 08, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


EHS nurses treated to lunch for National Nurses Week

Nurses at Effingham Health System were treated to a catered lunch Wednesday in celebration of National Nurses Week, which began on Monday and will finish ...

May 05, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Rincon Garden Club member wins Best in Show

The Rincon Garden Club recently attended the Olde Effingham Day flower show, Eighty Years in Bloom, on April 22.

May 04, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Effingham K9's to get body armor

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office K9's, Arest and Gero, will receive bullet and stab-protective vests soon thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit ...

May 04, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Edwards Interiors nominated for Mid-Sized Manufacturer of the Year

Edwards Interiors was honored last week at the 2017 Governor's Awards Luncheon at the Georgia International Convention Center in College Park by being nominated ...

May 03, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Ricker to run for Mayor of Rincon

Former Rincon Mayor Pro-Tem and current Rincon City Councilmember, Christi Ricker, has announced that she is running for the position of Mayor of Rincon.

May 03, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Lane closures on SR21 for signal inspections at the DDI

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

May 02, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Mars Theatre celebrating three year anniversary

SPRINGFIELD - A lot has happened at the Mars Theatre since reopening its doors in 2014. More than 47,000 tickets have been sold for movies ...

May 01, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Resurfacing project underway on SR 21 south of Rincon

Contractors for the Georgia Department of Transportation started a resurfacing project today and will utilize single lane closures between Lisa Street and Westwood Drive south ...

May 01, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


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