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Guyton to spread out council meetings

When Guyton residents speak up, city council listens.

December 09, 2008 | Angela Mensing | Local


A show of FORCE

December 09, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Council denies Berry's appeal

Rincon City Council members denied, by a unanimous vote, Michael Berry's appeal to be reinstated as poilce chief Monday night.

December 09, 2008 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Stage is set for HES’ first fall festival on Nov. 22

Join Historic Effingham Society on Nov. 22 for its first Effingham Fall Festival.

December 05, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Christmas parade ready to roll again

The Rincon Christmas Parade is gearing up for its annual run, and the parade committee is taking entries.

December 05, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


A busy evening for Guyton’s police force

Guyton's new public safety department saw an influx in crime this past weekend.

December 05, 2008 | Angela Mensing | Local


Family loses mobile home in Tuesday fire

A Tuesday afternoon fire destroyed more than half of a mobile and has displaced its family.

December 05, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Call of duty

As the nation and Effingham County paid tribute to the millions of veterans who served the country across the globe Tuesday, Brig. Gen. Lawrence Dudney reminded those at Veterans Park in Springfield to keep a group in uniform in mind.

December 05, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


LifeStar in a holding pattern

The LifeStar air ambulance still isn't cleared for landing at a new home in Effingham County.

December 02, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Thursday wreck claims life of Rincon woman

A Rincon woman died from injuries sustained in a single-car accident Thursday on Highway 80 in Bryan County, according to authorities.

November 29, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


After two close shaves, a breather for Barrow

Democratic incumbent John Barrow secured his third term in Congress, easily defeating Republican challenger John Stone in the race for Georgia's U.S. House District 12.

November 28, 2008 | Phil Boyum Special to the Effingham Herald | Local


Alford ready to get back to work

Troy Alford is ready to get back to work with the Effingham County Board of Education.

November 28, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


McDaniel relieved by results

Well-wishers from across the state had been calling Linda McDaniel throughout Tuesday night to get an update on her race.

November 28, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Some races still not done

The campaigning isn't over for four Effingham County candidates.

November 28, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Rincon suspends Toms

The recent chaos in the city of Rincon's police department has spread to the administration. City council voted unanimously during Monday's special called meeting to place City Manager Donald Toms on administrative leave.

November 28, 2008 | Angela Mensing | Local


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State issues recall of fruits

Agriculture Commissioner Gary W. Black is alerting Georgians to the recall of some stone fruits (including plums, peaches and nectarines), and related made-in-store items prepared with these stone fruits that have been distributed in Georgia, because the products may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Georgia Department of Agriculture inspectors will be checking retail stores to make sure the recalled product is removed from sale.

July 29, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Probate judges get up-to-date on changes in carry law

Georgia probate judges began readying themselves for the changes in the state's weapons carry law, many of which directly affect the way judges handle firearms applications, prior to the law becoming effective on July 1.

July 28, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Springfield eyes sidewalk, drainage improvements

A day-long discussion by Springfield City Council members and key staff could lead to the go-ahead for several projects and improvements around the city.

July 28, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rincon OKs warranty, change order for fire station

The city of Rincon has started the one-year warranty period for its newest fire station.

July 28, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County to vacate court order on gaming machines

A state law that rescinded a previous policy has prompted Effingham County commissioners to agree to vacate a 2010 court order.

July 28, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Consultant to help find ways to lower ISO ratings

Effingham County commissioners have given the go-ahead for a fire consulting services agreement.

July 28, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Fort Howard Road back open following gas leak

Fort Howard Road has reopened after a natural gas leak closed a portion of the road for about four hours.

July 25, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


County to take a look at long-range rec plans

Effingham County commissioners will undertake forming a master plan for future recreation improvements and enhancements, after voting 5-0 Tuesday to enter into an agreement with consulting firm CHA.

July 21, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rincon 2013 audit finds two problems

Rincon City Council members were handed their 2013 audit, which pointed out two material weaknesses.

July 21, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


How to help curtail a mosquito problem

Coastal Health District officials remind residents to take precautions to avoid mosquitoes which are not only a nuisance but can carry disease such as West Nile Virus (WNV), Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE), and chikungunya.

July 21, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Early voting numbers trail primary turnout

ATLANTA - Early in-person voting ended Friday for Tuesday's primary runoff.

July 21, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Senate runoff: Kingston says being 'local' helps his appeal to independents

STATESBORO - U.S. Senate candidate Rep. Jack Kingston said Friday he has the conservative credentials to appeal to Republicans at this stage but that being accessible and "local" will help him with independent voters.

July 21, 2014 | By Al Hackle | Local


Senate runoff: Perdue feels he’s the real conservative in GOP race

STATESBORO - U.S. Senate candidate David Perdue, making a campaign stop at Locos Grill and Pub in Statesboro on the cusp of the primary runoff, told reporters that the other Republican in the race, U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston, spends money like a liberal Democrat.

July 21, 2014 | By Al Hackle | Local


Guyton woman hit by truck, dies

An Effingham County woman died after being hit by a truck on Honey Ridge Road Thursday night.

July 18, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Bryan County man fighting flesh-eating bacteria

A local man was in critical condition at a Savannah hospital after reportedly fishing near Dasher's Landing on the Ogeechee River last week and contracting a bacterial infection commonly known as the flesh-eating disease.

July 17, 2014 | Staff report | Local


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