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The Effingham Daily News formed with the merger of four newspapers in 1946 – the Effingham Daily Record, Effingham Democrat, Effingham Republican, and County Review.

“The Effingham Daily News has no axes to grind, save to be of service to the people of its community and the surrounding area, and will make every effort to be deserving of their support,” the newly created newspaper said in a note to readers on Aug. 1, 1946.

That philosophy has not changed.

The EDN serves all of Effingham County and parts of the counties of Cumberland, Shelby, Fayette, Clay and Jasper.

Besides the daily newspaper, which appears Monday through Saturday, the EDN also publishes several magazines: Effingham Life, A Day Away, Living Well, Discover, and Progress.

The newspaper also has a continually growing presence online at, with video and photo galleries, and a greater selection of regional and national stories from the Associated Press wire service and from our sister papers across the country.

Publisher Amy Winter can be reached at 217-347-7151 ext. 112 or by email at

Editor Jeff Long can be reached at 217-347-7151 ext. 129 or by email at

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