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Inspiration for Alzheimer’s fundraiser passes away

David Jimenez spent the final day of his life the way he enjoyed so many others - with a golf club in his hand.

October 28, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Deputies to isolate sex offenders during Halloween

Registered sex offenders on probation in Effingham County will be spending their Halloween at the sheriff's office.

October 28, 2013 | Staff report | Local


County, King America reach out-of-court settlement

An agreement between Effingham County and King America Finishing is under wraps, until all the signatures have been received, after county commissioners agreed Tuesday night to an out-of-court settlement.

October 24, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


DNR seeking land acquistion proposals

As the state's lead agency for implementing the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Coastal and Estuarine Land Conservation Program, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Coastal Resources Division is soliciting proposals for land acquisition projects in the coastal region that are consistent with the state's coastal and estuarine land conservation plan.

October 21, 2013 | Staff report | Local


County selects new auditing firm

After receiving an extension for last year's audit, Effingham County's commissioners may have to get another one to complete this year's audit.

October 21, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


BoC to look at county government set-up

Effingham County commissioners will meet with an Association of County Commissioners of Georgia representative next month to discuss a possible change in how the county government is organized.

October 21, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


No damage found from plant’s chemical spill

A chemical spill in September at a Screven County textiles plant was no threat to the Ogeechee River, according to an attorney speaking for the Ogeechee Riverkeeper.

October 21, 2013 | By Holli Deal Bragg | Local


More than a facelift

Some Effingham County neighborhoods are getting their own version of an extreme makeover.

October 17, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


County holds off on KAF settlement

Effingham County commissioners tabled executing an agreement with King America Finishing at a special called meeting Wednesday afternoon.

October 17, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


The drive begins for Last Mile project

PORT WENTWORTH - The move to get Savannah port truck traffic off Highway 21 got a major shove Thursday afternoon.

October 17, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


New title but same duties for theater director

It's a new job title for Tommy Deadwyler, but the duties aren't changing.

October 17, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Grant gives ECSO new breath-testing tool

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office has a new and up-to-date device to make county roads safer.

October 10, 2013 | Staff report | Local


City takes next steps for walking trail

Springfield City Council members are taking the next step in a potential recreational trail along Jack's Branch.

October 10, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Moretz trial set for November

A jury of eight women and four men was chosen Tuesday for the trial of an Effingham County woman accused of covering up a grisly murder committed by her husband.

October 10, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


County, state looking to improve intersection

One of the county's most wreck-plagued intersections could be in line for more safety upgrades.

October 07, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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Dead body found behind Gamestop in Rincon

A death investigation is underway in Rincon after police say a dead body was found Wednesday afternoon.

February 15, 2017 | Staff report | Local


Guyton Police Chief terminated by Mayor

Guyton Police Chief Kelphie Lundy has been removed from his position effective immediately. The announcement came Monday during a Guyton City Council meeting.

February 15, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Effingham farmer honored

Jerry Graham, of Effingham County, was awarded the title of 2016 Conservationist of the Year Feb. 2 by the Bankers and Supervisors of the Ogeechee ...

February 15, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Gateway returning to Rincon

The Gateway Community Service Board announced recently the relocation of all operations in Effingham County.

February 13, 2017 | Staff report | Local


Donors urgently needed to increase winter blood supply for Red Cross

The American Red Cross urgently needs blood donors to make an appointment to give this winter so that patients can continue to receive lifesaving treatments.

February 13, 2017 | Staff report | Local


DDI Construction Continues On SR 21

Contractors for the Georgia Department of Transportation will use lane closures on SR 21 north and southbound lanes in Port Wentworth Monday through Friday of ...

February 10, 2017 | Staff report | Local


Many trees down in Pineora area due to weather

Wednesday night's severe weather knocked down dozens of trees in the Pineora area, leaving residents with quite the mess to clean up.

February 09, 2017 | Staff report | Local


Effingham woman attends Trump's Inauguration

While millions of people around the world watched newly inaugurated President Donald Trump take the Oath of Office in front of the Capitol Building in ...

February 09, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Marcus Wade Tebeau Indicted on Multiple Charges of Sexual Exploitation of Children

Marcus Wade Tebeau, 37, of Rincon, was indicted on Jan. 31 for sex charges involving a child.

February 08, 2017 | Staff report | Local


SEHS junior Darius Scott pens winning speech

They say a picture says a thousand words, but when you have the public speaking skills of Darius Scott, pictures aren't needed.

February 08, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


I-16/Old River Road Interchange Project set to begin early

ATLANTA - Effingham County will see improvements to the interchange at I-16/Old River Road three years earlier than originally anticipated.

February 08, 2017 | Staff report | Local


Effingham students serve as pages during trip to Capitol Building

Students from Effingham County High School, South Effingham High School and Ebenezer Middle School got an opportunity to learn more about how the government works ...

February 02, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Purcell re-elected to State Transportation Board

ATLANTA - On Jan. 25, State Transportation Board (STB) members Ann R. Purcell of Rincon (First Congressional District) and Sam Wellborn of Columbus (Third Congressional District ...

February 01, 2017 | Staff report | Local


Man shot in standoff with Effingham County deputies was sex offender

The man killed last week during a standoff with two Effingham County Sheriff's Office deputies and one deputy from Bulloch County was a registered ...

February 01, 2017 | By Holli Deal Saxon for the Effingham Herald | Local


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