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Relay For Life ready to hit track

The Effingham County Relay For Life Night is scheduled for Friday from 7 p.m.-1 a.m. at Effingham County High School. Twenty-eight teams have been raising money toward this year's goal of $58,500 t... » Read More

Wassner completes basic training

Air Force Reserve Airman 1st Class Austin S. Wassner graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas. » Read More
Mars Theatre  fast becoming a marquee attraction

Mars Theatre fast becoming a marquee attraction

The first year for the Mars Theatre has been boffo, Springfield director of cultural affairs Tommy Deadwyler said. » Read More
Extension visits Lions Club

Extension visits Lions Club

Extension Agent Sam Ingram gave a presentation to the Rincon Noon Lions Club on the services provided by the UGA Extension Office. The group meets at 12:15 p.m. on the first and third Monday of eac... » Read More
Olde Effingham Day turns back the clock

Olde Effingham Day turns back the clock

Historic Effingham Society showed how life used to be with its Olde Effingham Day at the Effingham Museum and Living History Site on Saturday. » Read More
Effingham’s Summers to lead United Way board

Effingham’s Summers to lead United Way board

For the first time in the United Way of the Coastal Empire's history, someone from Effingham County will lead its board of directors. » Read More
Award-winners show no hurdle in life is too tall

Award-winners show no hurdle in life is too tall

A trio of teenagers were honored Friday night at the seventh annual Shaw Wilkerson Outstanding Achievement Award ceremony. » Read More
Extended care facility honored

Extended care facility honored

Effingham County Extended Care Facility was recently recognized by the AHCA/NCAL for attaining the Tier III Level of Excellence in the 2014 Quality Initiative Recognition Program. » Read More
ECRP rolls out annual Easter egg hunt

ECRP rolls out annual Easter egg hunt

Effingham County Recreation and Parks held its annual egg hunt March 31 at the ECRP offices in Springfield. » Read More
Effingham girl the subject of Savannah photo exhibit

Effingham girl the subject of Savannah photo exhibit

SAVANNAH - An Effingham County girl with diabetes is the subject of a photography exhibit at Savannah's Cultural Arts Gallery. » Read More
Effingham YMCA tops campaign goal

Effingham YMCA tops campaign goal

The Effingham YMCA announced it exceeded its annual campaign goal as part of the YMCA of Coastal Georgia's 160th annual meeting. » Read More
Community wishes Herald publisher well in retirement

Community wishes Herald publisher well in retirement

The community gave Effingham Herald Publisher Karen Tanksley a big sendoff into her retirement. » Read More

Red Cross to hold blood drives

The American Red Cross encourages eligible blood donors to make a difference in the lives of patients this spring by giving blood. » Read More
EHS tees it up for HES

EHS tees it up for HES

A group of local golfers hit the links recently for Effingham Health System's annual charity golf tournament at Lost Plantation Golf Club in Rincon. » Read More
Effingham Family Connection awards grants

Effingham Family Connection awards grants

Effingham County Family Connection recently awarded three grants in support of community efforts to assist children and families. » Read More
Gearing up for Relay for Life

Gearing up for Relay for Life

Speaking recently at a local church about Effingham County's upcoming Relay for Life, Denese Parker asked everyone in the audience to stand if they know a friend who has cancer. » Read More
All winners at Special Olympics

All winners at Special Olympics

Students from every elementary, middle and high school in Effingham County participated in the Special Olympics Friday at South Effingham High School. » Read More

NAACP to host town hall on police, community relations

An Effingham County town hall on police and community relations will be held at the Effingham County Board of Education auditorium April 23 at 6:30 p.m. » Read More
For Family Promise, it’s make your bed — and race in it

For Family Promise, it’s make your bed — and race in it

When Family Promise of Effingham held its inaugural bed race fundraiser last spring, Ashley Moore had not yet come on board as the organization's executive director. » Read More
Young Farmers auction raises a crop of money

Young Farmers auction raises a crop of money

The Effingham County Young Farmers held their annual Lloyd Arnsdorff Auction on Thursday at Effingham County High School, with more than 90 items up for live auction and more in a silent auction. T... » Read More

Singleton graduates from basic training

Army Pvt. Pyresha Singleton has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C. » Read More
A big hand from United Way

A big hand from United Way

The United Way of Effingham County served an average of nearly 5,200 people per month in 2014, according to its annual report released last week. » Read More
A caring clerk of courts office

A caring clerk of courts office

The Effingham County Clerk of Courts Department was recognized for having the highest increase in participation over the previous year in the United Way's 2014 fundraising campaign in Effingham. » Read More
3rd ID welcomed to Capitol

3rd ID welcomed to Capitol

The General Assembly observed 3rd Infantry Division Day at the state Capitol. » Read More

Mickey completes basic training

Army Pfc. Chassity Mickey has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C. » Read More

Community cleanup set for March 21

The Effingham County Sanitation Department, in partnership with Republic Waste and South Effingham JROTC volunteers, is preparing to descend on debris, collect clutter and scavenge for scrap in an ... » Read More
Giving them a Taste

Giving them a Taste

The fifth annual Effingham Chamber of Commerce Taste of Effingham was held Thursday at the Effingham County Recreation and Parks gym in Springfield, and another big crowd turned out to sample the w... » Read More
Simmons to lead Ga. Air Guard

Simmons to lead Ga. Air Guard

Brig. Gen. Jesse T. Simmons Jr., a longtime Effingham County resident, has assumed command of the Georgia Air National Guard. » Read More
Effingham Fire honors staff, volunteers in awards ceremony

Effingham Fire honors staff, volunteers in awards ceremony

Effingham Fire and Rescue recognized the accomplishments of staff, volunteers and family members in the inaugural awards and accolades banquet held Feb. 21 at the Effingham College and Career Acade... » Read More

Roberts completes basic training

U.S. Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Drew M. Roberts graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas. » Read More

Byrd graduates from basic training

U.S. Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Mandi N. Byrd graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas. » Read More

Rincon PD taking applications for Citizens Police Academy

The Rincon Police Department is accepting applications for its Citizens Police Academy. The CPA will begin April 14 and is a 10-week program. » Read More
Embracing through the bond of Kisses for Catie 5K

Embracing through the bond of Kisses for Catie 5K

A common bond connects three women who teach on the same wing at Marlow Elementary School. They each have experienced one of their own children battling cancer. » Read More
Soccer community comes together for SEMS cancer patient

Soccer community comes together for SEMS cancer patient

Ethan Ferguson just wanted to play one soccer game for his school this spring. » Read More
Scotts named one of America’s ‘coolest black families’

Scotts named one of America’s ‘coolest black families’

An Effingham County family has been featured in a national magazine as a "coolest black family in America." » Read More
Chamber sets table for annual Taste of Effingham

Chamber sets table for annual Taste of Effingham

The Effingham Chamber's fifth annual Taste of Effingham is scheduled for March 5 from 5-7 p.m. Chamber Director Rick Lott said that as of Feb. 18, 18 booths signed up to provide food and beverage t... » Read More

Colton graduates from basic training

Air Force Airman Christopher L. Colton graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas. » Read More
Baeten completes Eagle Scout project

Baeten completes Eagle Scout project

Trevor Baeten has finished his Eagle Scout project of building and installing new picnic tables at the Effingham County Methodist Campground and at Springfield United Methodist Church. » Read More
Groups see need for transitional housing

Groups see need for transitional housing

Two organizations dedicated to housing initiatives are hoping to help establish more places for lower-income families to live in Effingham County. » Read More

Kennedy graduates from basic training

Air Force Airman Bobby X. Kennedy graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas. » Read More


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