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Chamber awards tourism grants

The Effingham Chamber of Commerce awarded checks totaling $18,000 in tourism grants to three Effingham County organizations. Checks were awarded to the Historic Effingham Society, the Georgia Salzburger Society and to the Jerusalem Lutheran Church for various tourism related projects.

August 08, 2011 | Staff Report | Local

Savannah Social Security office to trim its hours

Effective Aug. 15, the Savannah Social Security office will be open to the public Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. - a reduction of 30 minutes each weekday.

August 08, 2011 | Staff Report | Local

Driver dies after wreck at Highways 17 and 30

One man is dead following a two-car accident Thursday afternoon in southern Effingham County.

August 05, 2011 | Staff report | Local

Chairman at-large seat won’t be full-time

If Effingham County voters get the chance to determine if they want to retain the at-large county commission chairman post next year, it won't be a full-time position.

August 04, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Parkway makes the list

All four phases of the Effingham Parkway are headed to the full regional transportation roundtable for approval after the executive committee approved what is known as the constrained draft list.

August 04, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Lawmakers discuss Ogeechee River

State legislators discussed the pollution of the Ogeechee River, as well as the job security of about 500 people who are employed by a textiles treatment plant being blamed by some for a massive fish kill in May.

August 04, 2011 | By Holli Deal Bragg Special to the Effingham Herald | Local

Northway ousted from office

Jeff Northway is out as mayor of Springfield, following a judge's ruling handed down Monday.

August 01, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

District lines set for state, federal OKs

Effingham County commissioners have approved what they hope will be the final version for county commission and school board districts.

August 01, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Springfield, HES hope wall can help preserve Living History Site’s future

Springfield City Council members have approved plans that they and the Historic Effingham Society hope will alleviate problems at the Living History Site.

August 01, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Riverkeeper puts plant on notice

A textiles treatment plant in Screven County has been given 60 days to respond to allegations the plant is dumping chemicals into the Ogeechee River.

August 01, 2011 | By Holli Deal Bragg Special to the Effingham Herald | Local

County adopts budget, millage

Effingham County commissioners have adopted a budget for the fiscal year - after some final wrangling and adjusting.

July 28, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Rec SPLOST money gets no designation

Effingham County commissioners have re-designated $750,000 in special purpose local option sales tax revenue from a specific recreation project to a less specific category.

July 28, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Rincon council member wants to bring more openness to meetings

Rincon City Council members may discuss soon what they choose to discuss more frequently in open session.

July 28, 2011 | Patrick Donahue | Local

Deputy's death ruled suicide

An autopsy performed Tuesday has ruled that the death of an Effingham County Sheriff's deputy Monday morning was a suicide.

July 26, 2011 | Staff Report | Local

Speed limits to change at intersection

Speed limits around the Blue Jay and Midland roads intersection could be changing soon.

July 25, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

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Johnson puts clamps on Starr's Mill

SPRINGFIELD -- Effingham County right-hander Ethan Johnson posted his second complete-game victory Friday night by shutting down Starr's Mill 2-1. He allowed just one hit ...

February 24, 2018 | Staff Report | Local

Carter delivers positive economic news

RINCON -- First District Congressman Buddy Carter could barely contain himself Friday. He had plenty of good news to share from Washington.

February 23, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local

Late goal powers Mustangs to tie with Richmond Hill

GUYTON -- Even though it won't be credited for it in the win column, South Effingham's boys soccer team logged a victory of sorts ...

February 23, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local

Student's initiative leads to creation of SEMS Student Council

GUYTON - Alexis Camacho's voice needs no amplification. She has a knack for getting her message across loudly and clearly.

February 23, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local

Former SEHS student charged with making terroristic threats

An investigation by the Effingham County Sheriff's Office has resulted in the arrest of 18-year-old Noah Tyson of Guyton.

February 22, 2018 | Submitted report | Local

Chamber members tour Mars Theatre

SPRINGFIELD -- The Effingham County Chamber of Commerce conducted its monthy Business After Hours meeting at the Mars Theatre on Thursday.

February 22, 2018 | Staff Report | Local

African Methodist Episcopal Church hub of history, activity

GUYTON - Effingham County is loaded with noteworthy places but few have achieved the status of New Hope African Methodist Episcopal Church. The 149-year-old structure has ...

February 22, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local

Umpire in the dark

During the second inning of Tuesday night's game at Rebel field in Springfield, the home plate umpire watches in right field as Wayne County ...

February 21, 2018 | Staff Report | Local

Yellow Jackets stroll past Rebels

SPRINGFIELD -- The Effingham County Rebels were generous to a fault against Wayne County on Tuesday.

February 21, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local

Martinez inks with South Florida

SPRINGFIELD - Effingham County's Sydney Martinez is taking her talents to South Florida.

February 21, 2018 | Trice Williams | Local

Chaney competes for Brenau track and field team

Racine Chaney of Rincon competed on the Brenau University track and field team at Friday's Appalachian Athletic Conference Indoor Championships on Friday in Kingsport ...

February 20, 2018 | Submitted report | Local

Hospital hands out annual awards

POOLER - In a ceremony underscoring the importance of people in the transformation of Effingham Health System (EHS), more than four dozen employees were recognized at ...

February 20, 2018 | | Local

Mayor updates Exchange Club on Rincon happenings

SPRINGFIELD - Rincon Mayor Ken Lee overflowed with information during Thursday's Exchange Club of Effingham County meeting. He gushed so much that he apologized for ...

February 19, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local

SEMS students get dose of reality

GUYTON - On Feb. 14, eighth graders at South Effingham Middle School got a taste of the real world. The students participated in the annual Reality ...

February 19, 2018 | | Local

Family Connection Focus: Ready2CONNECT offers a path to independence

RINCON - Ready2CONNECT (R2C) offers tools to help people become financially independent.

February 19, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local

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