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County to push for more parkway help

As Effingham County Chamber of Commerce members and other community leaders gather in Atlanta, they'll be knocking on doors of key lawmakers and administrators in the state.

January 26, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


County tallies up sewage spill amount

The amount of sewage that spilled out of a ruptured force main is approximately 4,700 gallons, according to Effingham County engineer Steve Liotta.

January 26, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Ports open new intermodal container transfer facility

Gov. Sonny Perdue announced Thursday the opening of the Chatham Intermodal Container Transfer Facility (ICTF) at the Georgia Ports Authority's Garden City Terminal. The new facility features three working tracks at 2,145 feet each and a total of 12,406 feet of storage tracks.

January 22, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


Rincon digs into searches

Rincon City Council is about to start in earnest its search for the city's next police chief.

January 22, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Three-car accident at Courthouse, Midland

Effingham County Sheriff's deputies are on the scene of a three-car accident at the intersection of Courthouse Road and Midland Road. The intersection has been closed temporarily.

January 21, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


Much rejoicing taking place as Obama takes oath of office

It's a day they thought they wouldn't live to see.

January 19, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Dr. King’s dream is still alive, Dunham says

The dream is still alive, Chester Dunham proclaimed Monday morning, and now it rests in the hands of the people.

January 19, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Guyton continues talks with county

Guyton officials are continuing their talks with Effingham County representatives on sewage plans, Mayor Michael Garvin said.

January 19, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Rincon to defer some single-family building fees

The Rincon City Council has taken a unique step to help out the homebuilding industry.

January 19, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


County probes cause, extent of sewage spill

Effingham County officials are trying to figure out what caused a sewage spill Thursday afternoon and determine how much got out.

January 19, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


County tries to figure out cause of sewage spill

Effingham County officials are trying to figure out what caused a sewage spill Thursday afternoon and determine how much got out.

January 16, 2009 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Guyton looking to put a stop to increased speeding

The removal of several stop signs around Guyton has improved the flow of traffic, but it's also meant more speeding - a lot more.

January 15, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Numbers add up for Treutlen House

Members of the Treutlen House board announced Wednesday that $146,941 was raised in an effort to keep the facility open.

January 15, 2009 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


Springfield OKs loan from GEFA

The Springfield City Council approved a resolution to accept a loan from the Georgia Environmental Facilities Authority's Georgia Fund with financial conditions.

January 15, 2009 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


Eaton sworn in to Guyton City Council

Ulysses Eaton, left, takes the oath of office from Guyton city clerk Debra Scruggs during the Guyton City Council meeting Tuesday night.

January 15, 2009 | Patrick Donahue | Local


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Hospital, county to work on financing

Effingham County commissioners and Effingham Health System representatives may try to revise a deal between the two groups that enabled the hospital to embark on its modernization and expansion.

September 30, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Motorcycle rider dies after collision with SUV

An Effingham County man died from the injuries he suffered when his motorcycle collided with a sport utility vehicle Friday afternoon.

September 30, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Effingham man dies as result of Bulloch crash

An Effingham County man died from injuries sustained in a Friday evening crash on Highway 119, according to the Georgia State Patrol.

September 30, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Neighbors lobby against sand mine permit extension

A sand mine operator was granted two more years to finish digging out his property, after county commissioners voted to deny a rezoning application but allow the extension.

September 30, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Goshen substation more than fire trucks and ambulances

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office has joined county paramedics and Rincon firefighters at their station on Goshen Road Extension.

September 23, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


City OKs gas station for Walmart lot

Rincon City Council members approved a final site plan for a proposed gas station to be built adjacent to Walmart.

September 23, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Investigation into fatal wreck may take months

The investigation of a deadly car crash in Effingham County on Sept. 7 might not conclude for several more months, according to the Georgia State Patrol.

September 23, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Schools, insurance agency push safe driving for teens

A local insurance agency saw Friday's Effingham County-South Effingham football game as the ideal place and time to kick off a safe driving initiative for teenagers.

September 16, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Herald moving to Wednesdays

Technology and new ways of communicating are reaching and affecting even an industry that's been around for nearly 500 years.

September 15, 2014 | Staff Report | Local


County, rec board setting sights on new central park

Effingham County officials are setting their sights on building another Sand Hill Park-type complex closer to the center of the county, after a joint workshop Tuesday between county commissioners and recreation board members.

September 11, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Sunday crash claims a third victim

A third person has died from injuries in a car crash in Effingham County Sunday afternoon.

September 11, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Funeral Saturday for mother, daughter who died in crash

Funeral arrangements have been made for a mother and daughter who died Sunday in a car crash in Effingham County.

September 09, 2014 | Staff report | Local


ECHS mourns loss of beloved teacher in crash

On a tearful day at Effingham County High School, friends and colleagues of Megan Kessler reflected on the difference she made on campus and off.

September 08, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Rincon woman, her mother die in crash

An Effingham County woman and her mother died in a crash on Old Augusta Road Sunday afternoon.

September 08, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


City approves rental policy for the Mars

While the Mars Theatre's slate of shows and programs continues to expand and attract visitors, there is also a growing demand to rent the facility.

September 04, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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