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County jail turning on to video visitations

Visitations at the Effingham County Jail are undergoing a makeover almost as drastic as the one for the jail itself.

October 07, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Kitchen safety the emphasis in Fire Prevention Week

ATLANTA - Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens is joining forces with the National Fire Protection Association to remind Georgians that Fire Prevention Week runs through Oct 12.

October 07, 2013 | Staff report | Local


Firm withdraws as county auditor

Effingham County commissioners will start the process to choose a new auditor at their meeting Tuesday.

October 03, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Sheriff: New jail could be ready in March

Effingham County Sheriff Jimmy McDuffie is hesitant to use the word "nice" to describe a jail.

September 30, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Driver in fatal wreck dies from injuries

South Effingham High School paid tribute at Friday's homecoming game to a current student and an alumnus who died during the week.

September 30, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Three people killed in rash of weekend accidents

Authorities are continuing to investigate a series of fatal wrecks that took place over the weekend.

September 30, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Crash claims life of SEHS senior

Update (Friday, Sept. 27, 5 p.m.): Henry Longworth was pronounced dead late this afternoon at Memorial Health University Medical Center.

September 27, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


ECSO to get new fleet of patrol cars

It may be several weeks until they hit the road, but the Effingham County Sheriff's Office is about to field almost a new fleet of patrol cars.

September 26, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


City gets $500K grant for 9th Street work

The city of Rincon has received a $500,000 community development block grant grant from the Georgia Department of Community Affairs.

September 23, 2013 | Staff report | Local


Mars could be open by early next year

The doors to a finished and ready-for-business Mars Theatre are expected to open early next year.

September 23, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


12th District hopefuls court GOP voters

SYLVANIA - With the general election more than 13 months away, Rick Allen and John Stone, vying for the Republican nomination for Georgia's 12th Congressional District, are speaking at fish fries and jostling over debate plans.

September 23, 2013 | By Al Hackle | Local


Health department makes flu vaccine available

The weather outside may still feel like summer, but the fact is that flu season is here and it's never too early to get vaccinated. The Effingham County Health Department now has flu vaccine available for the general public.

September 16, 2013 | Staff report | Local


Decison on audit for next year splits commissioners

Divisions among Effingham County commissioners resurfaced Tuesday night over discussions on next year's audit.

September 12, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County moves to bolster inmates’ breakfast

Complaints from jail and prison inmates have subsided after Effingham County commissioners approved changes to the food service contract and beefed up their breakfast.

September 09, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County to drive ahead with ash road fixes

Work on fixing several of Effingham County's troubled ash roads could begin soon, but county commissioners also worried what could be done for a more permanent solution.

September 05, 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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