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A touch of old, a touch of new

The rehabilitation project for the historic Effingham Courthouse is on track, contractors said Tuesday.

January 21, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Local pastor seeks to rebuild Haiti orphanage

As the devastation mounts in Haiti from the earthquake and its sizable aftershocks over the past week and a half, 62 lives were spared at an orphanage supported by a local pastor's mission organization.

January 21, 2010 | By Calli Arnold | Local

Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade

Organizers couldn't have asked for a nicer day for the annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Parade.

January 18, 2010 | Staff Report | Local

Rincon gets changes in special flood hazard area

There have been changes in the boundaries of the special flood hazard area for Rincon, and the city is set to notify citizens of the changes and their impact.

January 18, 2010 | By Rick Lott | Local

Guyton, Habitat seeking solution

Guyton city officials are looking into what they can do to help a family moving into a Habitat for Humanity for home.

January 18, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

King’s message resonates

The words and message of the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. are as relevant now as they were a generation ago, state Sen. Jack Hill said.

January 18, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

County to hold update on old courthouse plans

Effingham County commissioners will hold a public information meeting tonight to discuss the ongoing rehabilitation of the historic courthouse.

January 18, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Sworn in

Ulysses Eaton and Michael Johnson were sworn in as aldermen on the Guyton City Council at the beginning of Tuesday's council meeting.

January 15, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Rincon OKs site plan for Wendy’s

The news that a Wendy's is coming to Rincon is generating a lot of buzz.

January 14, 2010 | By Rick Lott | Local

Northway takes the helm in Springfield

Barton Alderman handed his gavel to Jeff Northway on Tuesday night, as Northway took his position as mayor of Springfield.

January 14, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Group offers free help for filing property tax return

The We, the Taxpayers, organization will have a public meeting for all citizens who wish to attend to discuss the present efforts of the organization regarding the issue of Effingham County property taxes.

January 11, 2010 | Staff Report | Local

Barrow fields variety of questions in rural listening tour

U.S. Rep. John Barrow (D-Savannah) recently completed his 2010 Rural Listening Tour, which included a stop in Statesboro.

January 11, 2010 | Staff Report | Local

Rincon's well may get its permit

The city of Rincon may be a step closer to a long-desired permit for its lower Floridan well, a well that can't be used without the state's blessing.

January 11, 2010 | By Rick Lott | Local

County moves ahead with animal control plan

Effingham County commissioners have approved funding two sheriff's deputies to take over animal control enforcement issues.

January 11, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Residents urged to get H1N1 vaccine

SAVANNAH-It's not too late for residents in the Coastal Health District to get vaccinated against the H1N1 flu virus. The virus is still circulating and causing mild to severe illness.

January 11, 2010 | Staff Report | Local

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Rebel Regiment takes top honors at Walterboro Band Classic

The Effingham County High School Rebel Regiment took top honors at the Walterboro Band Classic at Colleton County High School in Walterboro, SC on Saturday.

September 29, 2016 | | Local

Former Effingham Hospital CEO begins new career

Norma Jean Morgan, who for years served as the CEO of Effingham Health System, has found a new place to call home and a new ...

September 28, 2016 | By Zack Lee | Local

GSU offers Ogeechee River Study update

About halfway through a three-year project studying the Ogeechee River, Georgia Southern University researchers and their partners offered an update on their progress during a ...

September 28, 2016 | By Holli Deal Saxon for the Effingham Herald | Local

Rincon City Council votes to approve millage rate

Rincon City Council Members met on Monday night to address a host of items that were awaiting approval.

September 28, 2016 | By Richard Walls | Local

William Exley Smith chosen as Rincon City Manager

In a called meeting of the Rincon City Council Monday, Sept. 19, William Exley "Wes" Smith was chosen over current interim City Manager, Wanda Simmons ...

September 22, 2016 | By Zack Lee | 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

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