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New life for rare Oaky Woods prairies

SOCIAL CIRCLE-Tom Patrick is walking across a chalk prairie on Oaky Woods Wildlife Management Area, pointing out plants that should or shouldn't be there and occasionally wiping at sweat raised by the sweltering summer morning.

August 11, 2011 | Staff report | Local


F-15s to keep local skies busy

gles and 227 airmen from the 4th Fighter Wing/333rd Fighter Squadron have deployed to the Combat Readiness Training Center (CRTC) in Savannah and will begin executing flight training missions immediately. These airmen and their aircraft are typically based at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base in North Carolina.

August 11, 2011 | Staff report | Local


Highway 17 open

All lanes of Highway 17 north are now open.

August 11, 2011 | Staff report | Local


Commissioners OK vehicle service contract

Effingham County commissioners have approved a contract extension for service on the county's vehicles - but it's a function they may want to take another look at down the road.

August 08, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County to take look at vehicle policy

Effingham County commissioners are vowing to take a closer look at who can take county-owned vehicles home at night.

August 08, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Chamber awards tourism grants

The Effingham Chamber of Commerce awarded checks totaling $18,000 in tourism grants to three Effingham County organizations. Checks were awarded to the Historic Effingham Society, the Georgia Salzburger Society and to the Jerusalem Lutheran Church for various tourism related projects.

August 08, 2011 | Staff Report | Local


Savannah Social Security office to trim its hours

Effective Aug. 15, the Savannah Social Security office will be open to the public Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. - a reduction of 30 minutes each weekday.

August 08, 2011 | Staff Report | Local


Driver dies after wreck at Highways 17 and 30

One man is dead following a two-car accident Thursday afternoon in southern Effingham County.

August 05, 2011 | Staff report | Local


Chairman at-large seat won’t be full-time

If Effingham County voters get the chance to determine if they want to retain the at-large county commission chairman post next year, it won't be a full-time position.

August 04, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Parkway makes the list

All four phases of the Effingham Parkway are headed to the full regional transportation roundtable for approval after the executive committee approved what is known as the constrained draft list.

August 04, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Lawmakers discuss Ogeechee River

State legislators discussed the pollution of the Ogeechee River, as well as the job security of about 500 people who are employed by a textiles treatment plant being blamed by some for a massive fish kill in May.

August 04, 2011 | By Holli Deal Bragg Special to the Effingham Herald | Local


Northway ousted from office

Jeff Northway is out as mayor of Springfield, following a judge's ruling handed down Monday.

August 01, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


District lines set for state, federal OKs

Effingham County commissioners have approved what they hope will be the final version for county commission and school board districts.

August 01, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Springfield, HES hope wall can help preserve Living History Site’s future

Springfield City Council members have approved plans that they and the Historic Effingham Society hope will alleviate problems at the Living History Site.

August 01, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Riverkeeper puts plant on notice

A textiles treatment plant in Screven County has been given 60 days to respond to allegations the plant is dumping chemicals into the Ogeechee River.

August 01, 2011 | By Holli Deal Bragg Special to the Effingham Herald | Local


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Crowd gathers to reflect on deadly Civil War incident at Ebenezer Creek

RINCON - The past, present and future gathered near the Savannah River on Sunday.

February 26, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Congressman addresses school safety

RINCON - Congressman Buddy Carter fully appreciates why school safety has jumped near the front of the line of the issues confronting America.

February 25, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Johnson puts clamps on Starr's Mill

SPRINGFIELD -- Effingham County right-hander Ethan Johnson posted his second complete-game victory Friday night by shutting down Starr's Mill 2-1. He allowed just one hit ...

February 24, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


Carter delivers positive economic news

RINCON -- First District Congressman Buddy Carter could barely contain himself Friday. He had plenty of good news to share from Washington.

February 23, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Late goal powers Mustangs to tie with Richmond Hill

GUYTON -- Even though it won't be credited for it in the win column, South Effingham's boys soccer team logged a victory of sorts ...

February 23, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Student's initiative leads to creation of SEMS Student Council

GUYTON - Alexis Camacho's voice needs no amplification. She has a knack for getting her message across loudly and clearly.

February 23, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Former SEHS student charged with making terroristic threats

An investigation by the Effingham County Sheriff's Office has resulted in the arrest of 18-year-old Noah Tyson of Guyton.

February 22, 2018 | Submitted report | Local


Chamber members tour Mars Theatre

SPRINGFIELD -- The Effingham County Chamber of Commerce conducted its monthy Business After Hours meeting at the Mars Theatre on Thursday.

February 22, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


African Methodist Episcopal Church hub of history, activity

GUYTON - Effingham County is loaded with noteworthy places but few have achieved the status of New Hope African Methodist Episcopal Church. The 149-year-old structure has ...

February 22, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Umpire in the dark

During the second inning of Tuesday night's game at Rebel field in Springfield, the home plate umpire watches in right field as Wayne County ...

February 21, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


Yellow Jackets stroll past Rebels

SPRINGFIELD -- The Effingham County Rebels were generous to a fault against Wayne County on Tuesday.

February 21, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Martinez inks with South Florida

SPRINGFIELD - Effingham County's Sydney Martinez is taking her talents to South Florida.

February 21, 2018 | Trice Williams | Local


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