Effingham Sheriff's reports
Nov. 23: A van driving on Ga. 21 in the Springfield area, in the dark, suffered severe damage when something struck it.
Thu Dec 05, 2013
Washington's games and America's pains
The faces of two small children pressed against the car window watching the approach of a small cart of groceries from the Manna House pantry in Rincon.
Rincon, county getting close to fire station agreement
Effingham County will prepare an agreement for the city of Rincon to go over, after Rincon officials stated their case Tuesday for a fire station on Blue Jay Road.
FBC Rincon to present annual Christmas musical
First Baptist Church of Rincon will present its annual Christmas musical, "The Heart of Christmas," on Sunday at 6 p.m. The musical will include a variety of classical and contemporary Christmas songs, with a wide range of musical styles.
Tue Dec 03, 2013
Effingham grand jury indicts Rincon couple on child porn charges
The indictment of a Rincon husband and wife on child pornography related charges is one of several indictments handed down by an Effingham County Grand Jury on Monday.
Kingston to hold day office
A representative from Congressman Jack Kingston's office will be in Effingham County to meet with anyone who needs assistance with a federal agency during a congressional day office.
Mon Dec 02, 2013
Toys for Tots drive and car seat check coming Saturday
The Effingham County Health Department, in partnership with the Georgia Department of Public Safety, will hold a Toys for Tots toy drive at the Fred's store in Rincon on Dec. 7 from 10 a.m.-noon.
Community celebrates Christmas at Ebenezer
First Baptist Church of Rincon music minister Rev. Greg Hartzog leads the crowd in Christmas carols during Sunday's Historic Effingham Christmas at Ebenezer.
Sun Dec 01, 2013
School board may balance elementary enrollments
The Effingham County Board of Education is considering a proposal that would lower the enrollment that is by far the largest among the county's eight elementary schools.
Crews visits Exchange Club
Joseph Crews from Rincon spoke to the Effingham Exchange Club about "one nation under God" at its Nov. 6 meeting.
Wed Nov 27, 2013
Company use African Americans to discrimination against other African Americans
On September 17, 2011, I was terminated because I decline an offer that to manage a run-down Waffle House in a minority community.
Mon Nov 25, 2013
Rincon council hopes signs show people the way
Rincon City Council members hope new signs can point the way to what the city has going on.
Fri Nov 22, 2013
Three brothers killed in Effingham wreck
Wesley Mulligan, 18, was on the way to pick up his little sister at Marlow Elementary School about 3 p.m. Thursday when the Ford truck he was driving struck a gasoline tanker, Effingham County Sheriff's Office spokesman David Ehanipoor said.
Chamber sets date for annual Eggs and Issues
The Effingham Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual Eggs and Issues breakfast Dec. 5 at 7:30 a.m. at the Effingham College and Career Academy on Highway 21 in Rincon.
Thu Nov 21, 2013
Community Thanksgiving service to be held Sunday
First Baptist Church of Rincon will host the annual Rincon Community Thanksgiving Service on Sunday at 6 p.m. Pastors from five different local churches will speak briefly on the verses of Psalm 100, with the theme, "Enter with the password 'thank you''' .
The Island Packet
Police: Jasper schools employee embezzled more than $10,000
A former Jasper County School District employee is accused of embezzling more than $10,000 from the school district, the Ridgeland Police Department said.
World War II vet Giles to lead Rincon parade
Peter Giles Jr. was 16 years old and cutting up wood so his mother would have some fuel for the fire.
Wed Nov 20, 2013
CEC named College and Career Academy of Year
Governor Casey Cagle, at the Lieutenant Governor's 2013 Business and Education Summit.
Mon Nov 18, 2013
Statesboro shutters pair of trouble-plagued clubs
Two clubs with a history of violent incidents have been closed in the wake of a Nov. 10 fatal shooting at a Statesboro nightclub.
Johnson to get sendoff for national pageant
The community is invited to give Megan Johnson a big sendoff as she goes to California to compete in the National American Miss pageant.