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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


An elite feeling

The Effingham County High School basketball teams will play their final home games of the 2012-13 season Wednesday night.

February 25, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Carters discuss life in and after White House

STATESBORO - Former President Jimmy Carter and first lady Rosalynn Carter brought a real-life, personal history lesson to a cheering audience of Georgia Southern University students recently.

February 25, 2013 | By Holli Deal Bragg | Local


Rincon pares candidates for city manager to three

The city of Rincon could have a new city manager in a couple of weeks, according to Mayor Ken Lee.

February 21, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County digs into jail work

It might be a couple of years before Effingham County Sheriff Jimmy McDuffie can move jail inmates and his personnel into a brand-new building. But he's already looking forward to that day.

February 21, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Commissioners to discuss resolution on non-partisan elections

Effingham County commissioners are scheduled to break ground today on the new jail and when they go into their regular meeting later this afternoon, they may take up the matter of a resolution opposing non-partisan elections for their seats.

February 18, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Pridgeon takes seat on council

Springfield City Council officially welcomed a new member and accepted the resignation of another.

February 18, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


County may look at airing meetings

Effingham County residents may be getting to see their commissioners in action - without having to sit in the pews at the county administrative complex.

February 18, 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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