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Effingham IDA approves FY14 budget

Even with one big project set to commence and other project still in the offing, the Effingham Industrial Development Authority will have a smaller budget for its upcoming fiscal year.

June 24, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


No millage hike expected in county budget

Effingham County commissioners have a draft of the fiscal year 2014 budget to go over, after approving a continuing resolution at their meeting last week.

June 24, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Push on to save pit bull

A pit bull that attacked an Effingham County child last year is expected to be the subject of a court hearing Wednesday - but not if the dog's court-appointed attorney has his way.

June 24, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Clyo man hit, killed by train Friday night

Investigators are trying to determine why an Effingham County man did not see or hear a train that struck and killed him Friday night.

June 24, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Riverkeeper federal suit against King America can proceed

A lawsuit by an environmental group against a textile plant for a widespread May 2011 fish kill along the Ogeechee River can go forward, a federal judge said Wednesday.

June 20, 2013 | Staff report | Local


Scaled-down parkway considered

The Effingham Parkway could be forging ahead soon, though in a scaled-down version.

June 17, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County aims to resolve drainage woes

Longstanding drainage problems for a subdivision could be remedied soon, if Effingham County commissioners agree Tuesday.

June 17, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Easy steps to cut down on chances for West Nile virus

Summer is quickly approaching, which means that mosquito activity will soon become more widespread.

June 17, 2013 | Staff report | Local


Survey: Teen drivers have a lot to think about

While an overwhelming majority of teen drivers felt a personal sense of responsibility for themselves (98 percent) and their passengers (99 percent), many admitted to feeling helpless about their own crash risk.

June 13, 2013 | Staff report | Local


State to debut new wildlife license plates

Three new wild license plate designs are available in local tag offices, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Resources Division announced.

June 13, 2013 | Staff report | Local


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, www.dds.ga.gov, 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


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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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