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William Exley Smith chosen as Rincon City Manager

William Exley Smith chosen as Rincon City Manager

In a called meeting of the Rincon City Council Monday night, William Exley Smith was chosen over current interim City Manager, Wanda Simmons, to serve ... » Read More
Mustangs Fall To West Laurens

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 ... » Read More
Rebels Take Down Blue Devils 20-16

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 ... » Read More
United Way Kicks Off New Campaign

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 ... » Read More
7th Annual Effingham Oktoberfest to open keg Friday, Saturday

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 ... » Read More
Police arrest area man for fatal hit-and-run

Police arrest area man for fatal hit-and-run

A man from Rincon was arrested Monday morning connected to a fatal hit-and-run involving a pedestrian on U.S. 17 near the Georgia/South Carolina ... » Read More
Rebels get revenge, defeat Mustangs 34-7

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 ... » Read More

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. » Read More
New clinic offers free healthcare to Effingham residents

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 ... » Read More
Town hall focuses on health issues in Effingham

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. » Read More
Herald hires new editor

Herald hires new editor

From very early on in my life, I have loved to write. » Read More
Springfield man recovering from multiple gun shots

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 ... » Read More
Coffee shows Rebels where they need work

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 ... » Read More
Purcell named to State Transportation Board

Purcell named to State Transportation Board

Rincon's Ann Purcell was elected last week the State Transportation Board to its new executive leadership team. » Read More
Business  Summit focuses on transportation

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 ... » Read More
‘Prayer Walk’ inspired by local woman

‘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 ... » Read More

Mildred Ellen “Miki” DeSanto Robinson

COLUMBIA, SC – Mildred Ellen "Miki" DeSanto Robinson, 91, passed away Friday, August 19, 2016. » Read More
Savannah Christian Church is now Compassion Christian

Savannah Christian Church is now Compassion Christian

Savannah's largest church – Savannah Christian – has changed its name to Compassion Christian Church. » Read More
Springfield angler sets women’s record for African pompano

Springfield angler sets women’s record for African pompano

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources has announced a new women's record for African pompano, Alectis ciliaris, landed in Georgia by Jennifer Roberts of ... » Read More
Softball 2016 - Rebels gain inspiration from injured teammate

Softball 2016 - Rebels gain inspiration from injured teammate

Effingham County High School's softball team faced some hardship months before their season even began. Head coach Matt Huntley lost a rising sophomore to ... » Read More
Softball 2016 - Mustangs ‘expect big things’ from focused team

Softball 2016 - Mustangs ‘expect big things’ from focused team

After South Effingham saw their season end in the first round of the Class AAAAA playoffs, the Lady Mustangs hope to go deeper into the ... » Read More
STEM students love new Academy

STEM students love new Academy

Effingham County's newest educational facility opened its doors to students last week with a smooth transition with unique learning opportunities all around. » Read More
Mustangs kick off 2016 season Friday; S. Effingham must overcome loss of 23 seniors

Mustangs kick off 2016 season Friday; S. Effingham must overcome loss of 23 seniors

No team wants to be in the "rebuilding stage," but after graduating 23 seniors from last year's playoff team, South Effingham falls in that ... » Read More
Rebels kick off 2016 season Friday; Effingham eyes playoffs in move to AAAAAA

Rebels kick off 2016 season Friday; Effingham eyes playoffs in move to AAAAAA

After a historic 2015 season, the Effingham County Rebels hope to come out ready to pick up where they left off – minus a few key ... » Read More
‘Summer Heat’ snares 7 locals

‘Summer Heat’ snares 7 locals

Seven Effingham County residents were among 39 men arrested in a 10-week online sex sting investigation – Operation Summer Heat - that ended last week. » Read More
Decision expected in Guyton plant dispute

Decision expected in Guyton plant dispute

A Chatham County Superior Court judge is expected to rule on an Effingham County property owner's motion against the proposed Guyton wastewater treatment plant. » Read More
Shadowbrook seeks help with roads

Shadowbrook seeks help with roads

Residents of a subdivision are asking Effingham County commissioners for help with their failing road. » Read More
New Rincon Elementary cost: $20.7 million

New Rincon Elementary cost: $20.7 million

The new Rincon Elementary School will be built at a cost of $20.7 million, after Effingham County Board of Education members agreed to a ... » Read More
‘People are frustrated’

‘People are frustrated’

There is a great level of frustration among the people with the government, U.S. Rep. Buddy Carter said Wednesday - a sentiment he has shared ... » Read More
Lawsuit claims USA Gymnastics failed to act on predator

Lawsuit claims USA Gymnastics failed to act on predator

An Effingham County family is asking for $10 million in damages from USA Gymnastics, claiming the organization failed to act on complaints of sexual misconduct ... » Read More
DoT urging safety as school starts

DoT urging safety as school starts

Students heading back to school means more traffic, increased congestion and the need for extra safety precautions. From school buses loading and unloading, to kids ... » Read More
Hitchens receives award from state police chiefs group

Hitchens receives award from state police chiefs group

State Rep. Bill Hitchens (R-Rincon) recently received the Meritorious Service Award from the Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police (GACP). Rep. Hitchens was presented with ... » Read More

State lawmakers announce three road projects in the area

The legislative delegation from Bulloch, Candler and Effingham counties announced that three DOT projects were awarded to the district by the state Department of Transportation ... » Read More

State awards grant Springfield greenway site, app

The Georgia Department of Economic Development's (GDEcD) Tourism division announced that it has awarded more than $85,275 in product development agreements to 13 ... » Read More

Rincon chief hopes program has an impact

For those young drivers who think it won't happen to them, Rincon Police Chief Phillip Scholl has a message. » Read More

Effingham horse tests positive for EEE

A horse in Effingham County has tested positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE). EEE also has been detected in the mosquito population in Chatham County ... » Read More
Muldrew takes runoff for judge seat

Muldrew takes runoff for judge seat

Michael Muldrew, currently chief assistant district attorney in the Ogeechee Judicial Circuit, will become the circuit's newest Superior Court judge in January, after outpolling ... » Read More

Red Cross facing critical blood shortage

While thousands of people from across the country responded to the emergency request for blood and platelet donations issued by the American Red Cross in ... » Read More

Business summit to replace annual Chamber retreat this year

This year's annual Effingham Chamber of Commerce retreat is taking a different approach - and will be in a different locale. » Read More

Commissioners deny CASA request for part of add-on fee revenue

The Ogeechee Judicial Circuit's Court-Appointed Special Advocates will have to wait to receive funding from the same source as Effingham County Victim Witness Assistance ... » Read More

County opening the door for new online portal

Effingham County's presence on the World Wide Web could be changing soon. » Read More


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