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Effingham takes Capitol by storm

Nearly 80 Effingham County government, business and civic leaders made the annual trek to Atlanta for Effingham Day at the Capitol and by all accounts, it was one of the most successful and productive in some time.

January 31, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Conviction in molestation that may have led to suicide

(Editor's note: To protect the alleged victim's identity, her name and her family members' names are not used.)

January 31, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Man dies in motorcycle wreck

A Rincon man died Sunday night in a motorcycle crash on Highway 21.

January 28, 2013 | Staff report | Local


Springfield moving ahead with streetscape work

Springfield's streetscape improvement could be moving ahead later this year.

January 28, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County strikes deal on Old Augusta signal

Effingham County and the ownership group of a large industrial tract have reached an agreement for a road into the property.

January 28, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Springfield awards bid for Railroad Ave. sewer work

Springfield's long-awaited sewer improvement project is closer to getting started.

January 24, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Slow and steady

The Effingham Industrial Development Authority is making steady progress in getting one of its tracts more appealing to potential customers - going at a pace a little quicker than what is being removed is accustomed.

January 24, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County OKs resolution in support of Ogeechee River

Effingham County commissioners unanimously adopted a resolution Tuesday night that asks the state to continue monitoring the Ogeechee River.

January 24, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Bicyclist hit by semi on 80 dies

A Bloomingdale man who was hit by a tractor-trailer while riding his bicycle on Highway 80 on Jan. 9 has died.

January 21, 2013 | Staff report | Local


Springfield signs agreement on VOA group home

The city of Springfield and an organization seeking to open a second group home for people with mental and intellectual disabilities have reached an agreement in a lawsuit filed against the city.

January 17, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Folder can’t wait for ‘best’ MLK Parade

At 84 years old, Adam Folder Jr. doesn't get around like he used to. However, his family says, that doesn't keep from attending every local Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade he can.

January 17, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Another tragedy touches ECHS

Several Effingham County teenagers have died in car wrecks in recent years, and the community suffered another loss Wednesday night.

January 17, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


No word yet on King America Finishing hearing

A court hearing regarding a local textile plant's continued discharge of chemical-laden effluent into the Ogeechee River was postponed after a court-ordered change of venue.

January 14, 2013 | By Holli Deal Bragg | Local


Guyton sewage plant draws vocal, fierce opposition

In a near-unanimous voice, attendees at a state Environmental Protection Division public hearing on Guyton's proposed wastewater treatment plant expressed their displeasure and opposition.

January 14, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


ECSO issues scam warning

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office is warning the public about groups of people who have been reported in the county going door to door soliciting business. Deputies have received reports that people from out of state have been offering to pave residents' property for them at a low cost.

January 10, 2013 | Staff report | Local


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Springfield Fall Festival rescheduled

The City of Springfield and the Fall Festival Planning Committee have decided to reschedule the 2016 Springfield Fall Festival to Nov. 18-19.

October 14, 2016 | By Zack Lee | Local


Lady Mustangs sweep Jones County

South Effingham Lady Mustangs sweep Jones County

October 14, 2016 | By Zack Lee | Local


Lady Rebels hosting playoff tilt

The Effingham County High School Lady Rebels volleyball team has earned the No. 1 seed and will be hosting Lanier High School in the opening ...

October 13, 2016 | | Local


Sikes awarded for Effingham Teacher of the Year

Local educators gathered Wednesday night at the New Ebenezer Retreat Center in Rincon for the annual Effingham County Teacher of the Year banquet.

October 12, 2016 | By Zack Lee | Local


Omnitracs project moving right along

The Effingham County Industrial Development Authority has been busy over the last few years bringing in new industries and developments into Effingham County – none bigger ...

October 12, 2016 | By Zack Lee | Local


The angel on Long Pond Road

"Angels come in many forms."

October 12, 2016 | By Zack Lee Editor for the Effingham Herald | Local


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