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Jury acquits Stone of vehicular homicide charges

Robbie Stone could not hold back tears Friday as an Effingham County jury cleared him of charges that could have sent him to jail for 75 years.

March 11, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Stone not guilty of vehicular homicide

An Effingham County jury found Robbie Stone of reckless driving but not guilty of vehicular homicide.

March 08, 2013 | Staff report | Local


County tries to warm up to solar farm projects

Recent requests about solar farms has Effingham County commissioners wondering how to handle those inquiries for certain zoning districts.

March 07, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Residents aim ire

One by one, speakers told state Environmental Protection Division representatives that the agency wasn't doing its job and the pollution of the Ogeechee River had to stop.

March 07, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Witness says driver in fatal accident was ‘driving crazy’

Robbie Stone was "driving crazy" prior to having a wreck that killed two Effingham County teenagers, one of the survivors of the crash testified Thursday in Stone's vehicular homicide trial.

March 07, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Set your clocks ahead and check smoke alarms, fire escape plans

Sunday marks the beginning of Daylight Savings Time and that means moving your clocks ahead one hour (spring forward) before retiring for the evening Saturday. It is also a great time to think about fire safety, according to fire safety professionals.

March 07, 2013 | Staff report | Local


Youngster to lead Effingham Kiss-a-Pig effort

Last year, Abbey Brannen helped her assistant principal at Ebenezer Elementary School, Dana Wright, raise the most money in the American Diabetes Association's Kiss-a-Pig campaign.

March 04, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Sheriff asks for ‘no’ on House Bill 1

Effingham County Sheriff Jimmy McDuffie has asked state lawmakers to reconsider a piece of legislation that he and other sheriffs believe will make it harder to seize criminals' assets.

March 04, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


River to recede; EPD meeting Tuesday night

A flood warning for the Ogeechee River near Eden is still in effect, according to the National Weather Service.

March 04, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


River expected to crest Sunday

The National Weather Service is predicting the Ogeechee River at Eden will rise to almost 13.3 feet by Sunday evening before beginning to recede slowly.

February 28, 2013 | Staff report | Local


Board backs partisan elections on split vote

Effingham County commissioners won't support any legislation calling for non-partisan elections of commissioners - even though the vote itself split commissioners 3-2.

February 28, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Home court advantage

Marion Dingle fondly recalls his days coaching high school basketball in Effingham County.

February 28, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Jury picked for Stone trial

The trial of an Effingham County man accused of two counts of vehicular homicide will begin next Thursday.

February 28, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Cribbs, Laning to run for spot on Springfield City Council

Springfield voters will choose between Justin Howard Cribbs and Wanda J. Laning in the March 19 special election to fill a seat on the Springfield City Council.

February 25, 2013 | Staff report | Local


IDA, Chamber renew contract

The Effingham Industrial Development Authority has continued its contract with the Effingham Chamber of Commerce, following a unanimous vote by the IDA board.

February 25, 2013 | 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


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