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Springfield man dies on the Ogeechee

An Effingham County man died on the Ogeechee River on Sunday after witnesses say he jumped from a bridge.

August 12, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Local

Commissioners limit how much to include in MPO

For now, as little as possible of Effingham County will be included in metro Savannah's transportation planning arm, commissioners decided.

August 08, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

County makes the call for radio tower fix

Radio communications problems that have plagued local emergency personnel could be resolved soon, for the most part.

August 08, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

County making changes to animal shelter rules

Changes to Effingham County's animal control could be coming soon, after commissioners approved a new set of standard operating procedures.

August 08, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Sheriff delighted with progress of new jail

Construction on Effingham County's new jail is ahead of schedule and inmates could be moved in as soon as the end of June, according to Sheriff Jimmy McDuffie.

August 08, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Local

County signs new lease for Brown Building

The county has agreed to keep the Department of Juvenile Justice in its current home for at least the next year.

August 05, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Springfield taps Crawley to be public works director

The city of Springfield found its next public works director - and it's someone with a lot of experience in local government.

August 05, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

County awaiting special audit finish

Effingham County commissioners are waiting on the results of a special audit on the Keep Effingham Beautiful account.

August 05, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Democrats see fortunes turning in Georgia

Democrats from across the state who gathered at Georgia Southern University's Russell Union Ballrooom said Georgia's demographics are changing, and the red state could turn into blue on the electoral map.

August 05, 2013 | By Al Hackle | Local

Megaload to be on the move Friday

The state Department of Transportation is asking motorists to use caution and expect delays on Ebenezer Road and Highway 21 Friday morning.

August 05, 2013 | Staff report | Local

Dementia task force seeking input

ATLANTA - A new Georgia task force on Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia is asking for the public's input on how the state can improve care, support, and awareness activities for residents coping with dementia. The comments will be used to develop a statewide plan to address the needs of a growing population of Georgians living with Alzheimer's and other related dementias.

August 05, 2013 | Staff report | Local

How to avoid health problems caused by the heavy rainfall

Southeast Georgia has experienced a lot of rain over the past several weeks, which could cause an increase in public health-related issues such as mosquito breeding and septic system failure. Coastal Health District officials recommend that residents take whatever precautions possible to minimize potential problems.

August 01, 2013 | Staff report | Local

Bicyclist hit by truck

A bicyclist was seriously injured when he was hit by a pickup on Highway 21 late Wednesday night.

August 01, 2013 | Staff report | Local

Springfield man scratches his way to $1 million payday

An Effingham County nurse scored a $1 million Georgia Lottery prize in Port Wentworth.

August 01, 2013 | Staff report | Local

County has more than 20 resumes for clerk job

More than 20 people have applied to fill the county clerk position, and Effingham County commissioners still may have to decide just how the next county administrator will function.

August 01, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

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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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