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AAA predicts busy Labor Day travel

AAA Travel projects 34.1 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more from home during the Labor Day holiday, a 4.2 percent increase from the 32.7 million people who traveled last year.

August 22, 2013 | Staff report | Local

Central High group asks county to move ahead on site

As Effingham County commissioners start looking at what projects they want to accomplish as part of their short-term work program, they were lobbied Tuesday night to move ahead on renovations at the old Central High School.

August 22, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

County gets Keep Effingham Beautiful audit

Effingham County commissioners still have a series of questions after an auditor presented his report on Keep Effingham Beautiful.

August 22, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

ACS driven to find transportation for cancer patients

SAVANNAH - People in Effingham County can help local cancer patients get the treatment they need, simply by offering them a ride.

August 19, 2013 | Staff report | Local

Shaw selected to lead state transportation board

ATLANTA - Former state legislator Jay Shaw of Lakeland has been elected chairman of the State Transportation Board. Don Grantham of Augusta was elected vice chairman, and Emily Dunn of Blue Ridge was elected to the newly formed position of secretary.

August 19, 2013 | Staff report | Local

Rincon, IDA probe access to tract

Rincon, the Effingham Industrial Development Authority and others may partner to start finding ways to get access to the IDA's sprawling Research Forest Tract.

August 19, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Gant picks Missouri

The state's No. 1 high school basketball prospect appears to be off the board.

August 19, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Millage rate won’t budge for Springfield residents

Springfield property owners will continue to have the same millage rate as they've had for seven years.

August 15, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Rincon sets qualifying fees, dates

Qualifying for Rincon's upcoming municipal elections will be held Aug. 26-30.

August 15, 2013 | Staff report | Local

Rincon pledges support to communications tower fix

Rincon City Council members will support the Effingham County commissioners' plan to upgrade the south communications tower. But their check will wait until the work is done.

August 15, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Pit bull that attacked child to be sent to animal refuge

A pit bull that attacked an Effingham County child last July will be sent to live the rest of his days at a New York animal refuge.

August 15, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Dozens of King America cases settled

Dozens of civil suits brought against a Screven County textile plant in the wake of one of the state's largest fish kills have been settled, according to attorneys for both sides.

August 12, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Savannah MPO to hold hearing on Highway 21 study

The Savannah Coastal Regional Metropolitan Planning Organization will hold a final public meeting on potential improvements to Highway 21.

August 12, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

County clears the way for first crop of solar farms

The next farms to come to Effingham County may be growing power instead of crops or livestock.

August 12, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Home at last

When 3rd Infantry Division soldier Greg Alford returned to his Effingham County home Wednesday from a tour in Afghanistan, he was touched to see all the "welcome home" signs and American flags in his neighborhood.

August 12, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Local

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Articles by Section - 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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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

Town hall focuses on health issues in Effingham

The Effingham County Parks and Recreation Department held a town hall meeting last week to talk about the community's health.

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

Herald hires new editor

From very early on in my life, I have loved to write.

August 31, 2016 | By ZACK LEE | Local

Springfield man recovering from multiple gun shots

A Springfield man was shot multiple times Wednesday morning following an altercation, but his wounds are considered non-life threatening, at this time, said Sgt. Don ...

August 24, 2016 | From Staff Reports | Local

Coffee shows Rebels where they need work

STATESBORO – The momentum shifted several times Friday night between the Effingham County Rebels and the Coffee County Trojans, but the Rebels ultimately fell 41-13 in ...

August 24, 2016 | By SHANE PEASTER For the Effingham Herald | Local

Purcell named to State Transportation Board

Rincon's Ann Purcell was elected last week the State Transportation Board to its new executive leadership team.

August 24, 2016 | For the Effingham Herald | Local

Business Summit focuses on transportation

While metro Atlanta still consumes a super-sized portion of Georgia's highway funds, projects affecting Effingham County are getting a healthy serving of the increased ...

August 24, 2016 | By AL HACKLE For the Effingham Herald | Local

‘Prayer Walk’ inspired by local woman

Behind the inspiration of a Georgia Southern senior from Springfield, hundreds of sorority and fraternity members gathered on Greek Row on the university's campus ...

August 24, 2016 | By JULIE LAVENDER For the Effingham Herald | Local

Mildred Ellen “Miki” DeSanto Robinson

COLUMBIA, SC – Mildred Ellen "Miki" DeSanto Robinson, 91, passed away Friday, August 19, 2016.

August 24, 2016 | | Local

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