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Governor announces plan to fix state roads, bridges

Gov. Nathan Deal, joined by legislators and Georgia Department of Transportation representatives, released a comprehensive infrastructure maintenance plan made possible through the Transportation Funding Act of 2015. The announcement included an 18-month project list, representing a $2.2 billion investment, and a 10-year list, representing more than $10 billion in investment.

January 13, 2016 | Staff report | Local


One more hurdle cleared for rec complex

Work on the planned central recreation complex off Highway 21 and Rahn Station Road has one less obstacle in its path.

January 12, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Assessors give updates on property tax changes

It's January, a new year is here, and the valuation process on real and personal property in Georgia is under way. Real property is land, buildings or any improvements such as the addition of a room, garage or swimming pool. Personal property includes boats, motors, airplanes, business equipment and/or business inventory.

January 12, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Railroad crossings to close for repair work

CSX Railroad has scheduled crossing closings for repair. Traffic will be re-routed and signs will mark the detours. Crossings normally are closed for three days during repair work but can vary depending on conditions.

January 11, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Rincon Police to hold citizens academy

The Rincon Police Department is currently accepting applications for its citizens police academy. The CPA will begin March 8 and is a 10-week program.

January 05, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Springfield puts new semi parking rule into gear

Parking a semi in Springfield will fall under new regulations, after city council members approved changes to a zoning ordinance.

January 05, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County renews agreement with Chamber

Effingham County commissioners have approved a new professional services agreement with the Chamber of Commerce, but it the decision was not unanimous.

January 05, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Massive tract along Altahama bought for preservation

The Nature Conservancy and the Georgia Department of Natural Resources announce the protection of a 3,986 acre tract known as Altama along Georgia's Altamaha River, in Glynn County near Interstate 95.

January 05, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Identification begins on remains found in woods

It may take anywhere from several days to several weeks to identify skeletal remains found in Effingham County over the weekend.

January 05, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Teen killed in crash mourned

An Effingham County High School student killed in a Dec. 29 traffic accident was laid to rest last week.

January 05, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Services set for Statesboro airman killed in Afghanistan

Chester McBride Jr., a Statesboro native and 2003 graduate of Statesboro High, was killed Dec. 21 along with five fellow American troops when a suicide attacker rammed an explosives-laden motorcycle into a joint NATO-Afghan patrol.

December 30, 2015 | Statesboro Herald | Local


Johnson crowned Miss Southeastern

Megan Johnson, daughter of Patrick and Sara Johnson of Bloomingdale, was recently crowned as the 2016 Miss Southeastern in Brunswick. Johnson will compete for the 2016 Miss Georgia title in Columbus in June.

December 29, 2015 | Staff report | Local


Tuesday crash kills teenager

Georgia State troopers are investigating a Tuesday morning accident that claimed the life of an Effingham County teenager.

December 29, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County ponders prison's future

As Effingham County commissioners approve an agreement with the state for the Effingham County Prison's capacity, they also are pondering the future of the prison - including its possible closure.

December 29, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Deputies, officers help deliver meals to elderly in need

Local law enforcement officers spread holiday cheer to elderly citizens earlier Thursday.

December 24, 2015 | Staff report | Local


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Herald announces second $100 gift card winner

A sampling of Effingham Herald readers filled out a survey about the newspaper in the past month and Laurie Beck is the second participant to ...

March 29, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


Wildcats silence Rebels

Effingham County's seven-game win streak in baseball ended quietly Wednesday at Richmond Hill.

March 29, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


Teen Maze teaches students that choices have consequences

utomobile wreck got students' attention as the Teen Maze got started for Effingham County 10th graders last week.

March 28, 2018 | Rick Lott | Local


LIFE offers tools of independence

RINCON - For 21 years, Fran Todd has been trying to get people to fully embrace the opportunities of LIFE.

March 27, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Port Wentworth Spotlight: Visitors Information Center welcomes tourists

PORT WENTWORTH - A wide variety of vendors unwrapped the gift that is Georgia during Georgia On My Mind Day at the new Visitor Information Center ...

March 27, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Catie's Fund reaches milestone

GUYTON - The desire to defeat childhood cancer is growing. The monetary commitment to make it happen is, too.

March 27, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Mustangs cool Phoenix with big inning

GUYTON -- South Effingham plated five third-inning runs en route to a 7-1 pasting of the Region 2-AAAAA New Hampstead Phoenix on Monday.

March 26, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


Johnson, Rebels squelch Wildcats

SPRINGFIELD -- Effingham County's Ethan Johnson maintained his string of consistent pitching Monday, taking down Region 2-AAAAAA Richmond Hill 3-0 with a complete-game five-hitter. He ...

March 26, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


Former Effingham County star receives West Georgia honor

Former Effingham County basketball standout Randy Rountree received the Honorary Alumnus Award from the University of West Georgia during the recent "Evening with the Stars ...

March 26, 2018 | Submitted report | Local


DRT America helps Rincon Fire Department

RINCON -- On Thursday, DRT America donated $3.000 to the Rincon Fire Department to help it purchase rescue equipment.

March 26, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


Special Olympics puts smiles on competitors, volunteers

GUYTON - It didn't matter how far the tennis ball went. Every throw drew applause and high fives from the crowd.

March 26, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Huddle House slates fundraising event

RINCON -- Thirty percent of Huddle House sales from 5-9 p.m. Tuesday will benefit My Father's House -- a ministry of Guyton Christian Church.

March 26, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


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