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Voters reminded to bring photo ID to advance voting

ATLANTA - Georgia Secretary of State Karen Handel reminds voters participating in the upcoming presidential preference primary that advance voting will begin Monday and end Friday. Voters participating in the election in-person will be required to show photo ID.

February 21, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Y 'all in' with Priceless Gifts campaign

The Effingham YMCA is going all in.

February 21, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Carter endorses McCain

ATLANTA - State Rep. Buddy Carter (R-Pooler) announced Friday that his supporting Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) for the Republican nomination for President.

February 21, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Chamber preparing for entrepreneur friendly visit

The Effingham Chamber of Commerce is only a few weeks away from earning the entrepreneur friendly community designation.

February 21, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Property owners can file appeal on assessment notice

Any Effingham County taxpayer who disagrees with the current value of has property has the opportunity to file a property tax return with the Effingham County Board of Tax Assessors until April 1.

February 21, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Isakson backs tax credit legislation for homebuyers

WASHINGTON - Drawing on more than three decades of experience in the real estate industry, U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., introduced legislation Wednesday to provide a $15,000 tax credit spread out over three tax years for anyone purchasing a new home, a foreclosed home or a home where foreclosure is pending. Isakson said he believes such a tax credit would provide an immediate boost to the housing market and to the nation's economy, just as a similar tax credit did in the mid-1970s.

February 21, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


State may pitch in for IDA

The Effingham Industrial Development Authority's undertaking at I-16 and Old River Road could be getting some help from the state.

February 14, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Springfield council gets offer for one acre

The Springfield City Council discussed the possibility of selling one acre of land from the sprayfield site on Long Bridge Road.

February 14, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


Shearouse to recommend firing Hayes

Effingham County School Superintendent Randy Shearouse is expected to recommend to school board members that veteran Effingham County High School girls basketball coach Nate Hayes be fired.

February 14, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Church combats vandals

Bob Rogers wasn't sure how to handle the situation.

February 14, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Trauma care network to get attention

Effingham County's legislative delegation expects the General Assembly to address trauma care sooner rather than later.

February 14, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Changes in DFCS applications

Beginning this month, if you bring in your paperwork listed below and you file your application on Tuesday or Thursday, you may have same day approval of your case (does not include ABD Medicaid or childcare).

February 12, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


EFACEC opening eyes, doors for IDA

Landing EFACEC did more than get the Effingham Industrial Development Authority national and global attention. It also appears the Portuguese outfit's decision to come to Effingham has drawn the eye of other industries.

February 12, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Ag census participation urged

Gov. Sonny Perdue and Commissioner of Agriculture Tommy Irvin put the focus on agriculture statistical data by designating January Census of Agriculture Month.

February 12, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Barrow to sponsor mortgage, foreclosure help workshop

U.S. Rep. John Barrow (D-Savannah) will host a mortgage and foreclosure assistance workshop on Friday at the Savannah Morning News Auditorium, located at 1375 Chatham Parkway, between I-16 and Ogeechee Road. The event will run from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Barrow will be joined by Georgia Senior Assistant Attorney General David S. McLaughlin.

February 12, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


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Savannah Christian Church is now Compassion Christian

Savannah's largest church – Savannah Christian – has changed its name to Compassion Christian Church.

August 22, 2016 | Special to the Herald | Local


Springfield angler sets women’s record for African pompano

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources has announced a new women's record for African pompano, Alectis ciliaris, landed in Georgia by Jennifer Roberts of ...

August 22, 2016 | Special to the Herald | Local


Softball 2016 - Rebels gain inspiration from injured teammate

Effingham County High School's softball team faced some hardship months before their season even began. Head coach Matt Huntley lost a rising sophomore to ...

August 18, 2016 | By SHANE PEASTER For the Effingham Herald | Local


Softball 2016 - Mustangs ‘expect big things’ from focused team

After South Effingham saw their season end in the first round of the Class AAAAA playoffs, the Lady Mustangs hope to go deeper into the ...

August 18, 2016 | By SHANE PEASTER For the Effingham Herald | Local


STEM students love new Academy

Effingham County's newest educational facility opened its doors to students last week with a smooth transition with unique learning opportunities all around.

August 18, 2016 | By JULIE LAVENDER For the Effingham Herald | Local


Mustangs kick off 2016 season Friday; S. Effingham must overcome loss of 23 seniors

No team wants to be in the "rebuilding stage," but after graduating 23 seniors from last year's playoff team, South Effingham falls in that ...

August 18, 2016 | By SHANE PEASTER For the Effingham Herald | Local


Rebels kick off 2016 season Friday; Effingham eyes playoffs in move to AAAAAA

After a historic 2015 season, the Effingham County Rebels hope to come out ready to pick up where they left off – minus a few key ...

August 18, 2016 | By SHANE PEASTER For the Effingham Herald | Local


‘Summer Heat’ snares 7 locals

Seven Effingham County residents were among 39 men arrested in a 10-week online sex sting investigation – Operation Summer Heat - that ended last week.

August 18, 2016 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON For the Effingham Herald | Local


Decision expected in Guyton plant dispute

A Chatham County Superior Court judge is expected to rule on an Effingham County property owner's motion against the proposed Guyton wastewater treatment plant.

August 10, 2016 | By PATRICK DONAHUE | Local


Shadowbrook seeks help with roads

Residents of a subdivision are asking Effingham County commissioners for help with their failing road.

August 10, 2016 | By PATRICK DONAHUE | Local


New Rincon Elementary cost: $20.7 million

The new Rincon Elementary School will be built at a cost of $20.7 million, after Effingham County Board of Education members agreed to a ...

August 10, 2016 | By PATRICK DONAHUE | Local


‘People are frustrated’

There is a great level of frustration among the people with the government, U.S. Rep. Buddy Carter said Wednesday - a sentiment he has shared ...

August 10, 2016 | By PATRICK DONAHUE | Local


Lawsuit claims USA Gymnastics failed to act on predator

An Effingham County family is asking for $10 million in damages from USA Gymnastics, claiming the organization failed to act on complaints of sexual misconduct ...

August 05, 2016 | Staff report | Local


DoT urging safety as school starts

Students heading back to school means more traffic, increased congestion and the need for extra safety precautions. From school buses loading and unloading, to kids ...

August 03, 2016 | Staff Report | Local


Hitchens receives award from state police chiefs group

State Rep. Bill Hitchens (R-Rincon) recently received the Meritorious Service Award from the Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police (GACP). Rep. Hitchens was presented with ...

August 03, 2016 | Staff report | Local


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