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Effingham Fire Department battling structure fire on Hodgeville Road

Deputies from the Effingham County Sheriff's Department and firefighters from Effingham Fire are currently in the 1500 block of Hodgeville Road working a structure fire.

July 28, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


New school employees attend orientation

Over 200 new employees of the Effingham County School System walked through the doors and hallways of Ebenezer Middle School Tuesday morning for New Employee Orientation, an all-day affair that introduced the new employees to the school system and its guidelines.

July 27, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Rincon Council tables website upgrade

The Rincon City Council met Monday night for a regularly-scheduled meeting to discuss a number of topics, many of which ending up being tabled for later meetings due to insufficient information.

July 27, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Steve Jarvis to run for Buddy Carter's seat in congress

Bernard Stefan (Steve) Jarvis has announced that he is running as a democrat for the Congressional seat currently occupied by Rep. Buddy Carter in the 2018 election.

July 26, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Guyton to raise property taxes

The City of Guyton sent out a press release last week announcing that a decision has been made to increase the 2017 property taxes it will levy by 25.29 percent over the rollback millage rate.

July 26, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Effingham Sheriffs working fatal accident

The Effingham County Sheriffs Department is currently working a fatal accident at highway 80 and 17.

July 25, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Smalls graduates from basic military training

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Kenyatt N. Smalls II graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

July 21, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Boy Scouts of America Venturing Crew 369 celebrates awards night

Local Boy Scouts of America Venturing Crew 369, who is chartered by St. John's Lutheran Church of Rincon, had plenty of things to celebrate recently at their Awards Night.

July 21, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Georgia getting drivers to obey speed limit or get ticket

Motorists who think they drive faster than the legal speed limit without getting pulled over could soon see blue lights in the rearview mirror as Georgia joins a multi-state effort to reduce traffic deaths by getting drivers to follow the posted speed limit.

July 20, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


ECHS's Holder given $1,000 for use at GSU

Lenexa, Kan. – The International Essential Tremor Foundation (IETF) is pleased to award a $1,000 scholarship to student Robert Holder from Clyo, Ga., for the 2017-2018 academic year.

July 20, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Kindness Rocks Effingham County

Local residents have gotten their "rock" on this summer as they paint messages, pictures and positive words onto rocks and hide them around the county for others to find.

July 19, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Oktoberfest takes a break

In a press release sent out on Tuesday afternoon from the Effingham County Chamber of Commerce, a decision to put the 2017 Oktoberfest on hiatus was announced in a surprising move.

July 19, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Effingham Sheriff's Department Continues Search

Earlier today deputies were dispatched to a residence on Half Moon Drive in reference to a possible burglary. The caller stated that a tall, thin, white male with no shirt ran into the woods behind the residence. As deputies responded to the area, they spotted a white male with no shirt, wearing khaki shorts, and sneakers, but before they could approach the subject, he ran into the wood line. After an exhaustive search, the suspect was not located. Patrol efforts will be increased in the area. Sheriff Jimmy McDuffie ask that you continue to look out for your neighbor, and ...

July 13, 2017 | Kim Dennis | Local


Effingham 4-H members participate at State 4-H Council

EFFINGHAM COUNTY – State 4-H Council, one of Georgia 4-H's core programs, is the constitutional meeting of the Georgia 4-H Council and the election of Georgia 4-H State Officers.

July 11, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Lightning catches Rincon home on fire

A lightning bolt struck a house in Rincon Sunday night, causing a fire that engulfed the structure and destroyed the home.

July 11, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


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ECIDA covers OmniTrax partnership at workshop

The Effingham County Industrial Development Authority CEO covered its agreement with OmniTrax Inc. during a workshop at the Effingham County Chamber of Commerce on Thursday ...

August 21, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Board of education votes on make-up day

During its meeting Thursday night, the Effingham County Board of Education voted to not add a make-up day for Monday's holiday for the solar ...

August 19, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Tift County rides wave of momentum past South Effingham

STATESBORO -- The Tift County Blue Devils grabbed momentum by the neck and refused to let it go in Friday's 42-0 win over South Effingham ...

August 19, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Coffee capitalizes on Effingham County miscues

STATESBORO -- Effingham County coach Buddy Holder suffered a season-opening loss Friday night, but he didn't sound defeated.

August 19, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Effingham Herald names Lastinger editor

Longtime journalist Mark Lastinger has been named editor of the Effingham Herald.

August 19, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


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