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Operation Rolling Thunder continues in Savannah Area

SAVANNAH – Last Friday, the Thunder Task Force came together in Savannah to write 332 citations and 120 warnings to drivers violating traffic laws.

June 16, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Death investigation underway by Effingham County Sheriff's Office

On Thursday, the Effingham County Sheriff's Office was notified that Investigators with the Savannah Chatham Metropolitan Police Department had cultivated information that there may be the body of a deceased person being concealed in Effingham County.

June 16, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Effingham County Hussars hold Annual Confederate Memorial Day service

The Effingham County Hussars Chapter No. 2285 welcomed friends and guests recently for their annual Confederate Memorial Day Service to honor those who fought and served valiantly for a cause dear to them.

June 15, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


South Effingham educator selected to attend Keystone Science School

RINCON – Jessica Lyons, a 10th and 11th grade environmental and physical science teacher at South Effingham High School, has been selected by Georgia-Pacific to attend Keystone Science School's 2017 Key Issues Institute: Bringing Environmental Issues to the Classroom this summer in Silverthorne, CO.

June 15, 2017 | By Carrie Thompson | Local


Rincon City Council denies permit to Williamsburg Townhomes

The Rincon City Council heard arguments both for and against a Master Plan Revision for Williamsburg Townhomes at a meeting Monday night before ultimately deciding to decline the approval request submitted by Ernerst Communities, LLC.

June 14, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Effingham Chamber hosts 2017 banquet for members

The Effingham County Chamber of Commerce held its annual Membership Recognition Banquet Thursday night at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Rincon to hand out awards and usher in new leadership.

June 14, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Dr. Franklin Goldwire honored with Treutlen Award Thursday

Dr. Franklin Goldwire was honored Thursday night with the Treutlen Award at the Effingham County Chamber of Commerce 2017 Membership Recognition Banquet, which took place at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Rincon.

June 09, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Operation Rolling Thunder results in more than 1,200 stops

SAVANNAH – Nearly 1,300 people were affected by the latest wave of Operation Rolling Thunder.

June 09, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Hollywood actress Renee Lawless pays visit to ECHS

On Friday, May 5, Hollywood celebrity and actress, Renee Lawless (Katherine Cryer on Haves and Have Nots), visited Effingham County High School to teach a few select students some tricks of the trade.

June 08, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


New Effingham Orthopaedics now seeing patients

Springfield, GA - Effingham Health System is collaborating with Chatham Orthopaedic Associates to offer industry-leading orthopaedic care and sports medicine in Effingham County.

June 08, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Zack Norton honored with A Celebration of Life

Hundreds of Effingham County citizens made their way to the Effingham County Fair Grounds in Springfield Saturday to celebrate the life of one of Effingham County's strongest and bravest members, Zack Norton.

June 07, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Leadership Effingham gives pair of project run-downs at ECCA

Leadership Effingham met at the Effingham College and Career Academy Thursday afternoon to hear two group project presentations from members.

June 07, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Free lunches now available with beginning of Summer Lunch Program

With children out of school for the summer and parents working during the day, the launch of the Summer Lunch Program is once again underway.

June 07, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Faith Equestrian Therapeutic Center offering Horse Camp for special needs community

Faith Equestrian Therapeutic Center is offering a Horse Camp for the special needs community June 26-30 and July 10-14 (teen camp).

June 02, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Effingham County BOE announces 13.13 percent increase to property taxes

The Effingham County Board of Education announced Thursday its intention to increase the property taxes it will levy this year by 13.13 percent over the rollback millage rate.

June 01, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


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Guyton man arrested after child porn images discovered

SPRINGFIELD -- The Effingham County Crimes Against Children Division has made another arrest after concluding its investigation of Joseph Canaan Johnson, 44. of Guyton.

September 14, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Pregame entertainment

Kynzlee Cox, 5, and Rylan Cox, 3, dance on the softball field before South Effingham's home game against Effingham County on Thursday. The girls ...

September 14, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


New PIO ready to help several Effingham County agencies

SPRINGFIELD -- There is something symbolic about Deputy Gena Bilbo's office. It doesn't have a door, which projects a sense of perpetual openness that ...

September 14, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Guyton student participates in NFL celebration

Eliza Youmans of Guyton was among more than 200 Dean College students who participate in the 2017 NFL pregame celebration held at Gillette Stadium on ...

September 14, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Teams work around Irma

GUYTON - It's going to be a challenging week in what has been a challenging season for South Effingham coach Donnie Revell.

September 13, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Help for storm victims available

The following local non-profits are available to assist Effingham County residents in the wake of Tropical Storm Irma:

September 13, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Rebel runners off to good start

SPRINGFIELD - A few meets into the cross country season, Effingham County coach Katy Fleming thinks her teams are running at a successful pace.

September 13, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Trash pickup to resume Wednesday

Republic plans to resume track pickup in Effingham County at 7 a.m. Wednesday. Recycling has been suspended until further notice.

September 12, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Rebels change football game day

Effingham County football coach Buddy Holder said Tuesday that his Rebels will host Statesboro at 6 p.m. Saturday instead of Friday at 7:30 ...

September 12, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Schools to remain closed longer than expected

A few days before Monday's arrival of Tropical Storm Irma, Superintendent Dr. Randy Shearouse announced that Effingham County Schools would be closed Friday, Monday ...

September 12, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Extension agent enjoys surprise factor of his job

SPRINGFIELD - Ben Cantrell expects the unexpected. That is the primary thing he finds interesting about his job as an agent for the Effingham County Cooperative ...

September 12, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Emergency operations halted

Effingham County has sustained winds of 40 mph.

September 11, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Band room at South Effingham getting makeover

Effingham County Schools Superintendent Dr. Randy Shearouse said everything possible is being done to clear the air about a situation in the band room at ...

September 10, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Effingham Herald to close Monday

The Effingham Herald will be closed Monday because of Hurricane Irma.

September 10, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Effingham County EMA to operate until Irma has passed

Effingham County EMA has upgraded its Emergency Operations Center to Operation Level 2; It is operating 24 hours until the threat of Hurricane Irma has ...

September 10, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


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