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City’s fire fees could be on the rise

Fire fees in Springfield could be on the way up, after city council members agreed to move forward with an ordinance that increases those charges.

November 15, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Ambrose steps down from city council

Springfield City Council members voted, albeit reluctantly, to accept the resignation of mayor pro tem Jeff Ambrose.

November 15, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Drug busts send three to jail

Three people were arrested Tuesday night in a drug bust by the Effingham County Sheriff's Office Drug Suppression Team.

November 15, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Local

Parade route to change

Because of the construction at the intersection of Highway 21 and 9th Street in Rincon, the annual Rincon Lions Club Christmas Parade on Saturday will turn off Highway 21 onto 8th Street and then proceed to Richland Avenue.

November 15, 2012 | Staff report | Local

Group seeks stop to plant’s discharge into Ogeechee

Attorneys representing the Ogeechee Riverkeeper Association filed a petition for mandamus Tuesday in Screven County Superior Court, seeking to force the Georgia Environmental Protection Division to halt a textile company's discharge of wastewater into the Ogeechee River.

November 15, 2012 | Staff report | Local

GSP’s Troop I honored at Challenge Awards

Georgia State Patrol Troop I was one of several law enforcement agencies to win big Friday when the Governor's Office of Highway Safety hosted its 12th Annual Governor's Challenge Awards at the Macon Centreplex.

November 12, 2012 | Staff report | Local

Not forgotten

s a young soldier, Mick Kicklighter served two tours of duty in Vietnam, including one stint with the famed 101st Airborne Division.

November 12, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Rincon hopeful on new ISO rates

The city of Rincon should be hearing soon on new ISO ratings, and Fire Chief Corey Rahn is eagerly awaiting the results.

November 12, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Floyd wants Ogeechee resolution

Forrest Floyd already has in mind what one of his first orders of business will be after he takes office.

November 08, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Size of victory surprises Kessler

Republican Wendall Kessler was confident in his chances of winning his race against Democrat Franklin Goldwire for Effingham County Board of Commissioners chairman at-large, but he had no idea he'd carry 63 percent of the vote.

November 08, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Local

Vietnam vets to be honored at Veterans Day observance

The Veterans Park of Effingham County is marking the 10th anniversary of its dedication with a special Veterans Day program, which will be held Sunday starting at 4 p.m.

November 08, 2012 | Staff report | Local

2012 Election Results

County Commission

November 08, 2012 | Staff report | Local

County commission District 1 results

Bob Brantley - 903 (24.35%)

November 06, 2012 | Staff Report | Local

County commission chairman at-large results

Franklin Goldwire - 7,307 (36.58%)

November 06, 2012 | Staff Report | Local

DNR accepting proposals for coastal incentive grants

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Coastal Resources Division (CRD) has announced that proposals are now being accepted for Coastal Incentive Grants Cycle 16.

November 06, 2012 | Staff report | Local

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Articles by Section - Local

Mustangs Fall To West Laurens

In an effort to gain momentum following last week's loss to rival Effingham County High School, the South Effingham Mustangs were left scoreless in ...

September 21, 2016 | By Richard Walls | Local

Rebels Take Down Blue Devils 20-16

Another standout performance from Toot Johnson helped lead the Effingham County Rebels to their second consecutive victory as they took down the Statesboro High School ...

September 21, 2016 | By Zack Lee | Local

United Way Kicks Off New Campaign

An energized crowd of United Way supporters gathered for lunch at the Effingham College and Career Academy Wednesday to kick off the 2016 Fall Campaign ...

September 21, 2016 | By Zack Lee | Local

7th Annual Effingham Oktoberfest to open keg Friday, Saturday

Put on your dancing shoes, find your thirst for a cold draft and get ready to bring in the Fall with the 7thAnnual Effingham Oktoberfest ...

September 21, 2016 | By Zack Lee | Local

Rebels get revenge, defeat Mustangs 34-7

It was a night of payback for Effingham County High School Friday as Toot Johnson rushed for 169 yards with three touchdowns to lead the ...

September 14, 2016 | By Zack Lee | Local

Effingham County commissioners unanimously approve R-6 zoning

The Effingham County Board of Commissioners recently voted and approved a motion to begin R-6 zoning in the county.

September 14, 2016 | By Zack Lee | Local

New clinic offers free healthcare to Effingham residents

For many citizens, the issue of acquiring healthcare is one that is often dictated by the factors of cost and convenience. The high prices charged ...

August 31, 2016 | By Richard Walls Staff Writer | Local

Town hall focuses on health issues in Effingham

The Effingham County Parks and Recreation Department held a town hall meeting last week to talk about the community's health.

August 31, 2016 | By Richard Walls Staff Writer | Local

Herald hires new editor

From very early on in my life, I have loved to write.

August 31, 2016 | By ZACK LEE | Local

Springfield man recovering from multiple gun shots

A Springfield man was shot multiple times Wednesday morning following an altercation, but his wounds are considered non-life threatening, at this time, said Sgt. Don ...

August 24, 2016 | From Staff Reports | Local

Coffee shows Rebels where they need work

STATESBORO – The momentum shifted several times Friday night between the Effingham County Rebels and the Coffee County Trojans, but the Rebels ultimately fell 41-13 in ...

August 24, 2016 | By SHANE PEASTER For the Effingham Herald | Local

Purcell named to State Transportation Board

Rincon's Ann Purcell was elected last week the State Transportation Board to its new executive leadership team.

August 24, 2016 | For the Effingham Herald | Local

Business Summit focuses on transportation

While metro Atlanta still consumes a super-sized portion of Georgia's highway funds, projects affecting Effingham County are getting a healthy serving of the increased ...

August 24, 2016 | By AL HACKLE For the Effingham Herald | Local

‘Prayer Walk’ inspired by local woman

Behind the inspiration of a Georgia Southern senior from Springfield, hundreds of sorority and fraternity members gathered on Greek Row on the university's campus ...

August 24, 2016 | By JULIE LAVENDER For the Effingham Herald | Local

Mildred Ellen “Miki” DeSanto Robinson

COLUMBIA, SC – Mildred Ellen "Miki" DeSanto Robinson, 91, passed away Friday, August 19, 2016.

August 24, 2016 | | Local

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