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Effingham officials preparing to retreat

Government and local officials from Effingham County are preparing to make the annual trip to Jekyll Island to attend the 2007 Effingham Chamber of Commerce community retreat.

August 30, 2007 | Ralna Pearson Staff Writer | Local


Guyton to put surplus items up for bid, sale

Guyton's city council held a special called meeting Monday morning to dispose of property and purchase additional property.

August 30, 2007 | Ralna Pearson Staff Writer | Local


Civil Air Patrol goes sky high

Effingham County Cadet Squadron Civil Air Patrol Georgia Unit 453 meets Tuesdays from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Effingham County High School JROTC building. The commander is Joe Yutz. Ages are 12 to 21 for cadet programs. The Civil Air Patrol is an auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force.

August 30, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


County, IDA close on sewer pact

Effingham County commissioners and the Industrial Development Authority are expected to iron out an agreement for water and sewer service at the IDA's I-16 project.

August 30, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


County driving toward vehicle policy

Effingham County commissioners are expected to decide soon who has county vehicles and where they can be driven.

August 28, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Gattman takes over at Treutlen House

Susan Gattman has taken the reins as director of the Treutlen House.

August 28, 2007 | Sandi Van Orden Staff Writer | Local


Commissioners want to take a look at closing prison

Effingham County commissioners have asked county staff to weigh closing the Effingham Prison, though a thorough analysis may take a couple of months.

August 28, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Non-profit groups can get help with United Way grants

To help local nonprofits in their efforts, the Georgia Center for Nonprofits (GCN) is offering developing outcome-based performance measures for grant-funded programs on Aug. 16 from 1:30-4:30 p.m at the United Way Building, 428 Bull St., Savannah.

August 28, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Barrow to push for FDA tobacco control

State health leaders will join U.S. Rep. John Barrow (D-Savannah) to hold a press conference on Wednesday to announce the results of a new poll conducted in the 12th Congressional District of Georgia that shows support for legislation granting the U.S. Food and Drug Administration authority over tobacco products.

August 28, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


IDA still waiting on Supreme word

The Effingham County Industrial Development Authority is still waiting to hear from Project Supreme.

August 28, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Rincon ready for paving work

The city of Rincon will soon resurface some city streets with the help of the Local Assistance Road Program.

August 25, 2007 | Ralna Pearson Staff Writer | Local


Sales tax holiday begins Thursday

ATLANTA - Georgia shoppers will get an opportunity to purchase certain clothing items, schools supplies, computers and computer accessories without paying state and local sales tax during the state's tax-free holiday that begins at 12:01 a.m. Thursday and continues until midnight Sunday.

August 25, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Commissioners ponder road, building plans

Effingham County commissioners may be taking up master plans for both roads and buildings in the very near future.

August 25, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Immigration remains hot button

There won't be any major immigration reform attempts until after the 2008 presidential elections, U.S. Rep. John Barrow said.

August 23, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Local Guardsmen honored

Georgia Air National Guardsman Technical Sgt. Timothy Norton of Rincon, a member of the 117th Air Control Squadron of the Georgia Air National Guard was recently awarded the Air Force Commendation Medal for his achievements while assigned to the 727th Expeditionary Air Control Squadron at Balad Air Base in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

August 23, 2007 | Staff Report | 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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