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Robin Heidt testifies about affair with Craig Heidt

The widow of an Effingham County man shot and killed along with his father in his father's home testified Friday to having an affair with her late husband's brother and said he denied having anything to do with those killings.

December 03, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Craig Heidt denied affair to GBI Agent

Robin Heidt, widow of Carey Heidt, completed her testimony on the third day of court.

December 03, 2010 | Staff Report | Local

Robin Heidt to be cross examined

Robin Heidt, widow of Carey Heidt, has just completed and hour and a half of direct testimony for the state in the case against Craig Heidt.

December 03, 2010 | Staff Report | Local

Elderly man dies trying to fight house fire

State investigators have ruled a fire that killed a north Effingham County man Monday night as accidental.
William Henry Roper Jr., 71, was killed in the blaze that destroyed his home in the 600 block of Ingram Road. The fire apparently was caused by an electrical problem inside the home, according to the state Department of Insurance.
At approximately 7:30 p.m. Monday, Effingham County Fire and Rescue personnel and sheriff's deputies were sent to the double-wide mobile home on the report of a structure fire.
Roper, his wife, their son and three grandchildren escaped the fire, but ...

December 02, 2010 | Staff Report | Local

GBI agent: Scene staged as robbery

It was a grueling day in Ebenezer courtroom at the Effingham Judicial Complex in Springfield as jurors heard testimony Thursday from expert witnesses and viewed the home where the crimes took place during the second day of the double murder trial of an accused Effingham man.
Court recessed just after 4 p.m. Thursday to allot key witness Robin Heidt enough time to testify, which could last up to three hours and will begin today at 9 a.m.
Defendant Craig Heidt, accused of slaying his father, Philip Heidt, brother Carey Heidt and of shooting his mother, Linda Heidt folded ...

December 02, 2010 | By Calli Arnold | Local

Chamber to hold Eggs and Issues breakfast

The Effingham Chamber of Commerce is holding its annual Eggs and Issues Breakfast on Dec. 8 at 7:30 a.m. at First Baptist Church in Rincon.
The annual event is an opportunity to visit with state legislators and hear their responses to current issues and questions concerning Effingham County. State Sen. Jack Hill and state Reps. Jon Burns and Ann Purcell will be in attendance and will address the audience and ask questions.
There will be a panel discussion with Hill, Burns and Purcell. The Chamber's Governmental Affairs committee prepared a list of issues for the elected officials ...

December 02, 2010 | Staff Report | Local

Free vaccine program ends

The Effingham County Health Department is no longer offering certain vaccines free of cost. The state of Georgia received funding through the federal American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) over the summer to supply several vaccines, including tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis (Tdap), to local health departments. The county health departments, in turn, provided the vaccine at no cost to citizens while supplies were available.
"The ARRA funding provided a great opportunity for those living in the Coastal Health District and throughout the state of Georgia to get immunized against certain diseases for no out-of-pocket cost," said Beth Hausauer, immunization coordinator ...

December 02, 2010 | Staff Report | Local

GBI agent says scene staged to look like robbery

A GBI agent testified that the scene at the home of Philip and Linda Heidt was staged to look like a robbery.

December 02, 2010 | Staff Report | Local

Linda Heidt takes the stand

SPRINGFIELD-The sole survivor of a fatal shooting attack that left an Effingham County father and son dead said Wednesday she does not know who shot her.

December 01, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Jury picked in Heidt trial

A jury of eight women and four men will begin to hear evidence and testimony Wednesday morning in the trial of an Effingham County man accused of killing his father and brother.

November 30, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

IDA makes recruiting effort

The Effingham Industrial Development Authority's recruitment efforts are extending to making the community Work Ready.
IDA CEO John Henry is hoping to get more Effingham residents to take part in the Georgia Work Ready program.
Georgia Work Ready was created to show to potential industries and businesses that the state's workforce is skilled and can adapt. The program calls for certain sectors to undergo testing, and test takers and potential employees can show their level of certification to hiring businesses.
For the complete story, see Tuesday's edition of the Effingham Herald.

November 29, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Early voting slow for judicial runoffs

Early voting for today's statewide runoffs has been light.
Gail Whitehead, supervisor of the Effingham County Elections and Registration Office, said 24 people have early voted in the two statewide runoffs.
Incumbent state Supreme Court Justice David Nahmias faces challenger Tammy Lynn Adkins for his seat on the state's highest court, and Antoinette
"Toni" Davis and Chris McFadden are running for a seat on the state Court of Appeals. Both races are non-partisan.
Runoffs for other posts also are being conducted in other counties, but Effingham has no further runoffs on today's ballot. All 21 polling places ...

November 29, 2010 | Staff Report | Local

Springfield, Rincon to take part in Mayors’ Motorcade

The city of Springfield will be doing its part to make the holiday season special for residents of Georgia's hospitals serving persons with developmental disabilities and behavioral health needs.
Donated items from the City of Springfield will be delivered to the Georgia Regional Hospital in Savannah on Dec. 8. Civic organizations, businesses, churches, schools, scout troops and individual citizens are encouraged to help with the collection of gifts for the Mayors' Christmas Motorcade. For more information on how groups can participate, call Linda Rineair at 754-6666.
The city of Rincon also is taking part in the Mayors' Motorcade and ...

November 29, 2010 | Staff Report | Local

DDS gets grant for teen programs

The Georgia Department of Driver Services announced the receipt of a grant totaling $57,700 earmarked for the Alcohol and Drug Awareness Program.
The Governor's Office of Highway Safety approved the funding to be used to sustain ADAP which supports over 130,000 teens and over 1,000 instructors each year.
"DDS appreciates the continued grant support from GOHS," DDS Commissioner Gregory C. Dozier said. "This particular funding will augment our efforts to provide effective alcohol and drug awareness programs for teens throughout the state."
All Georgia teens must successfully pass ADAP before applying for their Class D driver ...

November 29, 2010 | Staff Report | Local

Kimbrell completes basic training

Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Kimberly D. Kimbrell graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.
The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.
Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.
She is the daughter of Randall Moss of Rincon.
Kimbrell graduated in 2000 from South Effingham High School.

November 29, 2010 | Staff Report | Local

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Short shower doesn't dampen Country Carnival spirits

RINCON -- The second annual Country Carinval conducted at Freedom Park on Sunday was a hit despite a brief shower just before the event started at ...

October 22, 2017 | Staff Report | Local

Pirates unleash firepower on Rebels

BRUNSWICK -- There were plenty of explosive plays in Friday night's Effingham County-Brunswick football game.

October 21, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local

Diverse group gathers to pray for unity in the community

RINCON -- The doors of First Baptist Church of Rincon are open for everyone. That was evident Thursday night when it hosted "Love One Another," an ...

October 20, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local

Port Wentworth candidates face questions

PORT WENTWORTH -- Public safety, transportation, recreation, flood mitigation and business growth were the primary topics at Thursday night's Port Wentworth Candidates Forum at the ...

October 20, 2017 | Staff Report | Local

Effingham County High School Athletic Department Hall of Fame applications sought

Effingham County High School Athletic Department Hall of Fame applications are due Nov. 10 by 3 p.m.

October 19, 2017 | Staff Report | Local

Rebels draw state champ in volleyball bracket

SPRINGFIELD -- Effingham County faces a big task and a big opportunity in the quarterfinal round of the Class AAAAAA volleyball tournament Saturday.

October 19, 2017 | Staff Report | Local

Effingham County Girl Scouts observe birthday of founder

Effingham County Girl Scouts celebrated Girl Scouts founder Juliette Gordon Low's birthday on Oct. 7 at Daisy's Birthday Bash hosted by Troop 30197.

October 19, 2017 | Submitted report | Local

Trio arrested, suspected of illegal collection and reproduction of financial card information

RINCON -- The Rincon Police Department apprehended three Florida men Wednesday. Each is suspected to be involved in the illegal collection and reproduction of financial card ...

October 19, 2017 | Submitted report | Local

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