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Effingham County Animal Shelter Receives State Grant for Dog and Cat Sterilization Program

Effingham County Animal Shelter received the good news on Thursday that they will receive a $3,000 grant from the Georgia Department of Agriculture to help fund the sterilization of animals adopted from their shelter in Springfield.

January 13, 2017 | Staff report | Local


SCMPD searching for missing woman

SAVANNAH: Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police ask the public's help in locating a missing Savannah woman, last seen on Monday, Jan. 9 at her residence on the 600 block of Little Neck Road.

January 13, 2017 | Staff report | Local


Rep. Bill Hitchens Named Chairman of House Defense and Veterans Affairs Committee

ATLANTA – The Georgia House of Representatives' Committee on Assignments named State Representative Bill Hitchens (R-Rincon) as the Chairman of the House Defense & Veterans Affairs Committee.

January 12, 2017 | Staff report | Local


Wilbour Green chosen as 2017 MLK Jr. Parade Grand Marshal

Effingham County resident, Wilbour "Butch" Green, has been chosen as the 2017 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Parade Grand Marshal and will lead the parade down its route on Monday morning.

January 11, 2017 | Staff report | Local


Rincon City Council approves addition of two vehicles for police department

The Rincon City Council met Monday night in the first meeting of 2017 and voted on a number of issues, including the addition of two new vehicles for the Rincon Police Department.

January 11, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Lane closures this week on SR 21

Contractors for the Georgia Department of Transportation will install lane closures on SR 21 in both directions between Hendley Road and Highway 30 in Port Wentworth from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. tomorrow through Friday. Lane closures will be utilized to complete grading on the outside shoulders and median. All work is weather contingent.

January 09, 2017 | Staff report | Local


Winston Hencely battling headaches

After battling a case of pneumonia a few weeks ago and dealing with the removal of a chest tube so that he could begin eating solid foods, Winston Hencely is another step forward on the road to recovery from injuries he sustained from an explosion at Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan in November.

January 04, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Guyton woman arrested for marijuana possession, DWI

A Guyton woman was arrested by an Effingham County Sheriff's deputy Dec. 22 after an altercation at a Dollar General store in Guyton led to deputies finding the woman in possession of marijuana and under the influence of Xanax.

January 03, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Smith's expertise in budgeting critical as Rincon City Manager

Wes Smith is a busy man.

January 03, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Winston Hencely continuing to improve from injuries

Following a stint in the ICU last week due to pneumonia, Winston Hencely is continuing his recovery from injuries sustained in a bombing at Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan that occured in November.

December 28, 2016 | By Zack Lee | Local


Sunday package sales in Rincon to begin Jan. 1

After voters determined that Sunday package sales of alcohol would be allowed on Election Day last month, the implementation of that ordinance will commence Jan. 1.

December 28, 2016 | Staff report | Local


State’s College and Career Ready Index is released

The Georgia Department of Education released recently the scoring for the 2015-2016 Georgia College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI) that measures schools and school districts on an easy-to-understand 100 point scale.

December 23, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Winston Hencely remains in Surgical Intensive Care Unit with injuries

Effingham County local hero, Winston Hencely, remains in critical condition with injuries he sustained from an explosion during an attack on Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan in November.

December 23, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Honorable Beth Rahn Mosley swears in Effingham Officials

Seven Effingham County Officials were sworn in Thursday night in the historic courtroom of the Effingham County Courthouse by the Honorable Beth Rahn Mosley.

December 23, 2016 | By Zack Lee | Local


Rincon Fire Chief found not guilty

Corey Rahn, Rincon Fire Chief, was found not guilty on all charges Thursday by a jury of his peers stemming from an incident back in April involving his failure to stop during a drive to an accident in Effingham County.

December 21, 2016 | Staff report | Local


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Springfield DDA growth efforts sprouting

SPRINGFIELD - The signs of new life in Springfield aren't all related to the onset of spring.

April 26, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Rebels' Griffin named Region 2-AAAAAA's top coach

Effingham County's Brett Griffin has been named the coach of the year by his baseball counterparts in Region 2-AAAAAA.

April 26, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


Mustangs douse Demons in soccer playoff

South Effingham's boys soccer team scored less than two minutes into the match and cruised to a 5-0 opening-round victory over Warner Robins in ...

April 26, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


Starting time changed for Effingham County baseball series

Because of the possibility of rain, the starting time for Effingham County's Class AAAAAA baseball playoff games versus Coffee on Thursday have been changed.

April 25, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


Tennis Rebels advance to Elite Eight

SPRINGFIELD -- An strange ingredient didn't ruin Effingham County's recipe for success in boys tennis Wednesday.

April 25, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Girls soccer season ends for South Effingham

The South Effingham Lady Mustangs were ousted from the Class AAAAA soccer playoffs in the opening round Wednesday, losing to Warner Robins 3-0 at The ...

April 25, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


Civic, corporate volunteers teach in ways that fuel students' passion

RINCON - Junior Achievement's reach is long and wide.

April 25, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Lady Rebels emerge from shootout

SPRINGFIELD -- Effingham County's girls soccer team advanced to the second round of the Class AAAAAA playoffs in thrilling fashion Tuesday at Rebel Field.

April 24, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Burns seizes chance to discuss state budget

RINCON - Politicians talk a lot about a lot of things and Rep. Jon Burns broached as many subjects as he could during his allotted time ...

April 24, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


IDA CEO search enters final stages

SPRINGFIELD - The wheel of industrial development in one of Georgia's premier logistical spots will soon be placed in permanent hands.

April 23, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Don't miss chance to show support for class of 2018

Show support for your favorite member of the class of 2018 in the Effingham Herald's annual graduation section.

April 23, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


History comes alive at festival

SPRINGFIELD - Barbara Keel yearned to make her hoop skirt history. Instead of portraying a Civil War Southern belle, she wanted to don overalls and be ...

April 23, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Gant opts to wrestle for Newberry

SPRINGFIELD - Zebrandon Gant has many accolades as a wrestler. He won a state championship, finished the season undefeated and now he can add collegiate wrestler ...

April 23, 2018 | | Local


Carter accepts surprise opportunity to play soccer for Brewton-Parker

SPRINGFIELD - Jamesa Carter was simply a high school student looking for a college that would enable her to pursue a career as a veterinarian.

April 23, 2018 | Trice Williams | Local


New field to feature 'Redd Monster'

RINCON - A monster is moving into the Clarence E. Morgan Complex.

April 23, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


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