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Ticket sales going well for Guyton Tour of Homes

Church Street is expected to be the center of activity for this year's Guyton Tour of Homes, according to organizers.

January 01, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Guyton still has questions on Republic contract

Guyton City Council wants to find out a little more about a contract pending with Republic Waste Services.

January 01, 2008 | Patrick Donahue | Local


Springfield takes a look at liquor by the drink

The Springfield City Council discussed a possible liquor by the drink ordinance at a workshop on Tuesday.

January 01, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


County vote on liquor coming in February

Voters in Effingham County may be able to decide in February whether they want liquor by the drink sold in restaurants.

January 01, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Guyton narrows finalists

The Guyton City Council has pared its candidates for the soon-to-be-created city manager job to three nominees, including two already in Effingham County.

January 01, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Neighbors say no to surface mine in Rincon

Rincon city council members have asked for more information from a group wanting to begin a surface mine.

December 29, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Speaker touts GREAT plan

Georgia Speaker of the House Glenn Richardson was hosted by the Statesboro Chamber of Commerce recently to discuss the speaker's tax reform plan - GREAT. Standing for Georgia's Repeal of Every Ad valorem Tax, the speaker's plan calls for the elimination of all property taxes in favor of an expansion of the sales tax - without an increase in the sales tax rate.

December 29, 2007 | Phil Boyum Special to Effingham Herald | Local


County joins 'call before you dig'

Effingham County will be getting a call before someone else digs in for its water and sewer lines.

December 28, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


City looks to expand sewage capacity

Springfield city councilmen and other residents were given an overview of the proposed plan for the wastewater treatment facility expansion and the spray field Monday.

December 28, 2007 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


Work on first part of Old Augusta Road ready to move forward

Crews may start work on the Old Augusta Road project by the middle of this week, Effingham County commissioners and staff learned.

December 28, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


IDA begins to take look at Research Forest plans

It may take 20 or more years before the Effingham Industrial Development Authority is finished with the Research Forest Tract, but there are some issues IDA members want to get resolved soon, especially access to the nearly 2,600-acre property.

December 28, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


City's budget to grow a little

The Springfield City Council approved the first reading of the budget for 2008.

December 28, 2007 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


Corps of Engineers to hold meeting on drought, lake levels

SAVANNAH - The commander of the Savannah District, U. S. Army Corps of Engineers, Col. Edward J. Kertis, will host a public meeting in the lower Savannah River basin to discuss water management at Lakes Thurmond, Russell and Hartwell during the current drought conditions. The Corps' Savannah District manages the three reservoirs and the dams that form them. Public meetings were held in mid-November in the upper Savannah River Basin in Augusta and Anderson, S.C.

December 27, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


County agrees to new contract with Republic

Republic Waste Service will continue to provide sanitation service to the unincorporated areas of Effingham County after county commissioners approved a new contract.

December 27, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Comp plan draws more questions

Effingham County's part of the comprehensive plan is done, and county commissioners are expected to approve it at their December meeting to send to the Coastal Georgia Regional Development Center and the state Department of Community Affairs.

December 27, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


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Judge’s race tops $100K in money

The three candidates for the available Superior Court judgeship in the Ogeechee Judicial Circuit had amassed, and partly spent, almost $85,000 for their campaigns ...

May 04, 2016 | By Al Hackle Statesboro Herald | Local


County starts to set priorities for next SPLOST

Effingham County voters likely will have renewing the one-cent special purpose local option sales tax on the ballot in the November.

May 03, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Guyton ponders how to spend SPLOST money

While Guyton City Council members have agreed to how they would split the proceeds from a potential special purpose local option sales tax renewal, it ...

May 03, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Trooper urges drivers to keep eyes on road

When drivers are out on the road, their focus and field of vision needs to be on the road ahead, said Georgia State Patrol Sgt ...

May 03, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Changes coming from hospital

The Effingham Health System is set to embark on another set of changes for how it delivers health care.

April 26, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Chamber to hold candidates' forum

The Effingham Chamber of Commerce has announced that a candidate forum will be held May 5 at 6 p.m. at the Mars Theatre ...

April 26, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Guyton awards bids for treatment plant

Guyton City Council members have approved two contracts that will pave the way for the city's own wastewater treatment plant.

April 26, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Runaway juveniles found unharmed

Effingham County Sheriff's Office has reported that two runaway juveniles have been found unharmed.

April 25, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Settlements reached in 3 GSU nursing students' deaths

Just days before the one-year anniversary of a fiery crash that took the lives of five Georgia Southern University students, attorneys announced that "substantial" settlements ...

April 21, 2016 | By Holli Deal Bragg Statesboro Herald | Local


UGA to dedicate cabins at Wormsloe

SAVANNAH-The University of Georgia will hold a dedication ceremony for its newest facilities, the Center for Research and Education at Wormsloe cabins, on Friday ...

April 20, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Religious freedom bill likely to be revived in 2017

The religious freedom bill vetoed last month by Gov. Nathan Deal could be revived in a future General Assembly session, state Rep. Jon Burns said.

April 20, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Guyton City Council hits stalemate trying to fill seat

Filling the vacant seat on Guyton City Council will have to wait at least one more meeting.

April 20, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Dig it - top archaeologists to survey Springfield historic site

Some of the nation's top archaeologists will be trekking across the city of Springfield's property near the famed Ebenezer Crossing.

April 19, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rincon to light up sky again for July 4th

Rincon's Freedom Rings celebration will be set to tune of fireworks again this year.

April 13, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Commissioners to back roundabout at Old Augusta-Fort Howard

Effingham County commissioners will support the construction of a roundabout at Fort Howard and Old Augusta roads.

April 13, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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