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Rincon to wait and see on tower assist

Rincon City Council members held off on committing their financial assistance to upgrades at the south communications tower, waiting to see just how committed Effingham County is to getting it fixed.

June 13, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Springfield ponders how to run theater

As work on the Mars Theater progresses, Springfield City Council members are taking up the task of how it should be operated and who should do it.

June 13, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Highway 21 northbound lanes open

The state Department of Transportation has re-opened both northbound lanes of Highway 21 in Effingham County.

June 12, 2013 | Staff report | Local

No need for second trip to license office

Gov. Nathan Deal announced that more Internet services are available to Georgia driver's license and ID card holders from the Georgia Department of Driver Services. Customers can now provide additional residency information and/or Social Security information through the secure DDS website,, eliminating the need for a return trip to complete their permanent driver's license or ID issuance.

June 10, 2013 | Staff report | Local

Flood insurance rates could be receding soon

Effingham County property owners could be getting a substantial break on their flood insurance premiums.

June 10, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

County OKs prison capacity agreement

Effingham County commissioners have approved a capacity agreement with Effingham County Prison, though commissioners still have questions on what benefits the prison provides.

June 10, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

GEMA, AAA offer tips on being ready for storms

The Georgia Emergency Management Agency/Homeland Security advises there is no better time for the public to get prepared for hurricane season. As Superstorm Sandy revealed last year, it only takes one storm to devastate a community.

June 06, 2013 | Staff report | Local

County adjusts budget calendar

A fiscal year 2014 budget could be finalized and approved in August, after Effingham County commissioners approved an adjusted budget calendar Tuesday.

June 06, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

County closer to starting hotel-motel tax for tourism

Effingham County could have a boost to tourism efforts, after commissioners' action Tuesday night.

June 06, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

DNR pushes for own law enforcement branch

GAINESVILLE - The Georgia Department of Natural Resources is proposing to create a new law enforcement division, separating it from the Wildlife Resources Division, a move that concerns many wildlife advocates.

June 03, 2013 | By Jeff Gill | Local

Insurance commissioner urges preparation for hurricane season

ATLANTA - State Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens wants to remind Georgians that they should check their insurance policies to be sure they have adequate coverage, now that hurricane season is under way.

June 03, 2013 | Staff report | Local

Health department asking residents with functional, medical needs to register

Hurricane season is here and health department officials are encouraging those who meet certain criteria to apply to the functional and medical needs registry. Residents should apply to be on the registry before a storm threatens the area.

June 03, 2013 | Staff report | Local

Top honors again for Effingham Prison

For the second time in three years, Effingham County Prison has been recognized as the best prison in the state.

June 03, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Local

Rincon not ready to signal its help on radio tower

Rincon City Council members expressed their desire to remedy the problems plaguing public safety communications - but they also said they want to see just how committed the county is.

June 03, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

EPD chief: Ogeechee cleaner, safer than in 2011

The director of the state Environmental Protection Division told Effingham County government and community leaders that the discharge from a Screven County textiles plant is being held to a much higher standard.

June 03, 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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