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County headed to the auction

Effingham County may turn to auctions to augment its fleet of heavy equipment.

March 01, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rincon renews jail agreement with county

Rincon City Council has voted to renew its contract with Effingham County to continue the use of the County Jail in Springfield to house city prisoners.

March 01, 2010 | By Rick Lott | Local


City gets ready for power outages

It's one thing when the power goes out for a few hours and the hardest thing you have to deal with at home is hoping your freezer doesn't defrost before the power comes back on.

March 01, 2010 | By Rick Lott | Local


Prepping for the troops

March 01, 2010 | Staff Report | Local


'It's wonderful'

FORT STEWART-The old adage is that absence makes the heart grow fonder. But even the advancements of modern communication couldn't quell the emotion of loved ones seeing, touching and hugging their soldiers upon their return.

February 25, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


King to run for commission’s 2nd District seat

A former Rincon City Council member will be running for a seat on the Effingham County Board of Commissioners.

February 25, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Utility ready to start next wave of upgrades

Georgia Power is about to start its next wave of transmission upgrades throughout the county - and that means there will be isolated power outages.

February 25, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rincon ready to dig into work for Patriot’s Park

The city of Rincon broke ground on its long-awaited Patriot's Park on Wednesday.

February 25, 2010 | By Rick Lott | Local


'Like winning the Super Bowl'

FORT STEWART-It was worth the wait for the families and soldiers of Alpha Battery.

February 23, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


A peek at history

You couldn't have asked for better weather for Saturday's time capsule opening at the Historic Effingham Courthouse.

February 22, 2010 | By Rick Lott | Local


IDA wants to get on the road for tract access

Getting in and out, and through, the easternmost parcel of the Research Forest Tract is becoming a focal point for the Effingham Industrial Development Authority.

February 22, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Alpha Battery set to come home

Effingham County residents are in the planning mode for the welcome home celebration of Alpha Battery, 1/118th Field Artillery Battalion.

February 22, 2010 | Staff Report | Local


Commissioners won’t go to DC meeting after all

The Washington trip for an Effingham County commissioners' delegation is now off.

February 18, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Kieffer to run for 5th District seat

Phil Kieffer announced his plans Wednesday to run for the Effingham County Commission 5th District seat in front of a group of family and supporters at Rincon's Macomber Ballpark.

February 18, 2010 | By Rick Lott | Local


A trip back in time Saturday at Historic Courthouse

It's an event 101 years in the making for Effingham County.

February 18, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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Road work at intersection of Fort Howard Rd-Hwy 21 causing traffic jam

Construction at the intersection of Fort Howard Road and Highway 21 in Rincon has traffic backed up for over a mile.

December 02, 2016 | Staff report | Local


DDI construction requires lane closures on SR 21

Contractors for Georgia Department of Transportation will be paving for the diverging diamond interchange (DDI) on SR 21 at I-95 interchange in Port Wentworth.

November 30, 2016 | Staff report | Local


David Exley named Coroner of the Year

On Nov. 19, the Georgia Coroners Association held their Annual Meeting at the Macon Marriott City Center in Macon and during that meeting, the Honorable ...

November 30, 2016 | Special to the Herald | Local


Vince Dooley visits Effingham

Former University of Georgia football coach and member of the College Football Hall of Fame, Vince Dooley, was put to work Tuesday afternoon signing autographs ...

November 30, 2016 | By Zack Lee | Local


Vince Dooley visiting Rincon Kroger for book signing

Legendary University of Georgia football coach, Vince Dooley, will be signing copies of his books and other collegiate memorabilia on Tuesday from 4-6 p.m ...

November 28, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Effingham County Teacher of the Year: Bilinda Sikes

Some people grow up not knowing what they want to do with their life or what they want to be when they grow up – others ...

November 22, 2016 | By Zack Lee | Local


City of Rincon receives $500,000 grant

SAVANNAH - The City of Rincon has received a 2016 Employment Incentive Program (EIP) grant in the amount of $500,000 from the Georgia Department of ...

November 21, 2016 | | Local


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