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Rincon Elementary book parade features a cast of characters

Students, faculty and staff got into the spirit of Rincon Elementary School's book parade Nov. 20. Classes in each grade dressed up in the theme of a particular book.

December 02, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Reddick Foundation bringing Colt Ford to Freedom Park

The Josh Reddick Foundation will be bringing a rising country music star to Rincon next month.

December 01, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Morgan leaving council seat

Scott Morgan addressed his fellow Rincon City Council members at a called meeting Monday night to inform them he was leaving his post.

December 01, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rincon looks at adopting bigger budget for 2016

The city of Rincon is closer to adopting a budget that will put its spending and revenues at nearly $14.96 million for the coming fiscal year.

December 01, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Springfield closer to adopting budget for next fiscal year

Springfield City Council members have approved the first reading for the 2016 fiscal year budget, a $2.16 million spending plan for the coming 12 months.

December 01, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Jarriel named Guyton fire chief

Council members took the action at their Tuesday morning meeting. Jarriel had been the interim chief after longtime chief David Starling and assistant chief Mike Crager were let go in October.

November 25, 2015 | Staff report | Local


A grand time for grand marshal

Bonnie Dixon will be ending her 25 years at the helm of the United Way of Effingham County in a few weeks, and she led the annual Rincon Lions Club Christmas Parade through Rincon.

November 24, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Effingham County Teacher of the Year

In her classroom halfway down a hall at Ebenezer Middle School, Heather Cocke has created a utopia for her students.

November 24, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Education


Effingham IDA recaps busy year

The Effingham Industrial Development Authority, in its first year-end review, discussed its accomplishments for the year so far and announced a goal to nearly double its portion of the property digest.

November 24, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Architects to look at Springfield city hall uses

Springfield City Council members have agreed to a proposal from a Savannah architecture firm to explore how to redevelop Springfield City Hall.

November 24, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County says no to possible landfill

Effingham County commissioners voted unanimously Nov. 3 to reject a memorandum of understanding from a sanitation company regarding the Grandview tract.

November 24, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


United Way surpasses campaign goal again

The confetti cannons fired as the numbers were turned over Wednesday morning, just as they had two months ago when the United Way of Effingham County revealed its annual campaign goal.

November 24, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Rincon’s Teach Right to sponsor Angel Tree for the holiday season

Teach Right in Rincon is sponsoring a community Angel Tree for those interested in helping families in need in Effingham County.

November 18, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


ECSO deputy wounded, but recovering after shooting

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation continues to probe an incident Friday morning that resulted in wounds to an Effingham County Sheriff's deputy and the death of a suspect.

November 17, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Crime Reports


Stories to tell

Veterans shouldn't wait to share the stories of their service, said the keynote speaker for the annual community Veterans Day observance.

November 17, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


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ECSO asks to limit traffic on dirt roads

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office is alerting residents that dirt road conditions in the county are deteriorating.

February 04, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Corbitt to step down as Rincon city manager

Former city clerk and personnel manager Wanda Simmons has agreed to serve as Rincon's interim city manager, Mayor Ken Lee said.

February 02, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Dennis named Herald general manager

Kim Dennis has been named as the general manager of the Effingham Herald, Morris Multimedia Vice President Joe McGlamery announced Monday.

February 02, 2016 | Staff report | Business


School board approves safety vestibules

Effingham County elementary schools soon may have new safety vestibules at their front entrances.

February 02, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Education


Company to seek permits soon for pipeline

Work on a proposed and hotly-debated pipeline could start by the end of the year, according to a company official.

January 28, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Mosley to run again for probate judge

Beth Rahn Mosley announces her bid for re-election as the Effingham County Probate Judge, a position she has held for seven years.

January 27, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Carter impressed with tour of ECCA

Though he's been a visitor to the Effingham College and Career Academy, U.S. Rep. Buddy Carter has never had the up-close look at ...

January 27, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Zipperer to run for vacant Rincon seat

A former Rincon City Council will be seeking the open seat on the current board.

January 27, 2016 | Staff report | Local


County, Springfield working to lower ISO rate

Effingham County Fire Department officials are hoping to find enough in their recent ISO review to bring in a score that will result in a ...

January 27, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County moves to curb dumpster parking

Effingham County commissioners have approved a change to their parking of trucks and trailers ordinance that will prohibit dumpsters from being placed on county roads.

January 27, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rebel cheer team honored at school board meeting

Katie Ward admitted she won't pass up an opportunity to talk about her team.

January 27, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Education


Long-awaited Parkway getting big boost

ATLANTA-The announcement was unexpected - but welcomed gladly

January 27, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


King's legacy included to how to treat others

The dream of the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. included how his fellow man treats one another, said Van Johnson.

January 19, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Reddick gets into foundation swing

With the big offseason events of his foundation now in the books, Josh Reddick now can look forward to getting ready for spring training.

January 19, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Around Town


Incumbent commissioners, chief magistrate, tax commissioner to run again

With election approaching for several Effingham County offices, four incumbents have announced their intention to be returned to their posts.

January 19, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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