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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


Barrow wants to know where half of federal bailout went

With more than half of the $700 billion pledged from the federal government to the Wall Street bailout already spent, U.S. Rep. John Barrow has one question.

January 12, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Banner humbled by selection

Pastor Verdie Banner will be the grand marshal for the Martin Luther King Jr. parade in Springfield on Monday.

January 12, 2009 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


Habitat, county to work on grants

Effingham County and the Effingham Habitat for Humanity may be joining forces to pursue block grants to help the home-building organization.

January 12, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Carter glad trauma system is hot topic

With the General Assembly set to convene Monday at the state Capitol, the discussion of the state's trauma system - and its lack thereof - is heating up, much to state Rep. Buddy Carter's delight.

January 08, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Commissioners deny fired animal control officer’s appeal

A former Effingham County Animal Control employee had the appeal of his termination denied Tuesday.

January 08, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Wounded Marine draws inspiration from president

The gesture from the President of the United States was as unexpected as the visit itself.

January 05, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


New members of BoC ready to start work

They've already started their training in Athens and they've been more than interested observers at the last few county commission meetings.

January 01, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Election winners sworn in Tuesday

Effingham County's elected officials took their oaths of office Tuesday, the final step before assuming their offices.

January 01, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Long journey about to begin

By the time they board the plane that will take them to Afghanistan, the soldiers of Alpha Battery of the 1/118 Field Artillery Battalion will be well-traveled.

December 30, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Civil rights groups say justice isn’t being done for accused father

Members of four local Christian and civil rights organizations convened at the Church of the Harvest on Saturday to rally support for an Effingham County resident who they believe was wrongfully indicted for killing his 8-week-old daughter in May 2006.

December 30, 2008 | Angela Mensing | Local


Ex-chief sues city over open meetings

A former Rincon police chief is now charging the city with violating state open records statutes and has filed suit against Rincon for violating open meetings statutes.

December 30, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Parkway a matter of time, money

The long-awaited Effingham Parkway may have to wait a little longer, if the state Department of Transportation's fiscal woes prolong or worsen.

December 29, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Building boom

Crews are working feverishly on the EFACEC site, Effingham Industrial Development Authority members said.

December 29, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Rincon holds the line on its millage

Rincon City Council approved the 2009 operating budget during last Monday night's meeting. And once again, they have done so without charging its resident city property taxes. They voted to set the 2008 millage rate at zero mills.

December 29, 2008 | Angela Mensing | Local


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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


Injured power line worker recuperating

A Georgia Power worker hurt late Tuesday afternoon is recuperating at an Augusta hospital.

September 04, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Feeling right at home

A delivery came across Sam Ingram's desk Wednesday, his second day as the agriculture and natural resources agent in the University of Georgia Extension Service's Effingham County office.

September 04, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Springfield OKs bump in millage rate

Springfield City Council members have voted to raise the millage rate, but officials say the increase won't have much effect on most property owners.

September 04, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Separate accidents result in two fatalities

The Labor Day holiday weekend was a deadly one on Effingham County roads, as two women died from injuries in separate single-car crashes.

September 01, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Military motorcycle training can fulfill state testing requirements

Georgia Department of Driver Services Commissioner Rob Mikell has announced a new customer service for active/former military service members and their dependents requesting a motorcycle license. These customers may exempt the written and road skills testing for a motorcycle endorsement - if they have successfully completed a safety course based on the Motor Safety Foundation curriculums offered by the U.S. Department of Defense or branch of the U.S. military.

September 01, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Hospital, county to attempt to resolve pay disagreement

With the Department of Housing and Urban Development scheduled to visit in a few weeks, Effingham Health System leaders want to resolve an issue on how much money the hospital is owed from the county.

August 28, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rincon approves service rate hikes

Rincon residents can expect to pay more for water, sewer, sanitation and fire fees.

August 28, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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