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Taxes, water to dominate session

Expect the 40 days and 40 nights of the upcoming General Assembly session to be busy and contentious, local legislators said Wednesday morning.

January 01, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


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


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Primary results

Effingham County Sheriff's Office Maj. Scott Lewis will be the next Effingham County magistrate after he won a three-way race in Tuesday's general ...

May 25, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Effingham County Commission chairman candidates

Age: 62

May 19, 2016 | Staff report | Local


County commission chairman candidates

Age: 60

May 19, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Superior Court judges

Age: 49

May 19, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Magistrate court candidates

Age: 58

May 19, 2016 | Staff report | Local


House District 159 candidates

Age: 63

May 19, 2016 | Staff report | Local


House District 159 candidates

Age: 37

May 19, 2016 | Staff report | Local


School board District 5 candidates

Family: Married to Herlene Blake White and we have two children, Dr. Torian White of Brooklet and Tiffani Neely of Snellville.

May 19, 2016 | Staff report | Local


School board District 5 candidates

Age: 41

May 19, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Lundy making a bid for Bulloch commission

Guyton's public safety director, Kelphie Lundy, is a Bulloch County native who has lived in the county all his life, and hopes to give ...

May 18, 2016 | By Holli Deal Saxon Statesboro Herald | Local


Polls to open Tuesday for primaries

Advance voting for the May 24 general primary will continue through Friday at the Effingham County Board of Elections and Registration office and also at ...

May 17, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Judge hopefuls state their claim to the bench

The three candidates for the Ogeechee Judicial Circuit Superior Court judge position said they would be accessible to Effingham County residents.

May 13, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Candidates for magistrate court praise each other

Two candidates for the chief magistrate judge said each other would be a viable pick for the open seat - but also extolled why they were ...

May 13, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


School board candidates lay out positions at forum

The Effingham County Board of Education District 5 incumbent and the challenger to the seat agreed that public tax money should be directed toward local ...

May 11, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Burns touts record, Almond promises more energy at forum

State Rep. Jon Burns said at candidates' forum Thursday night he is proud of his record but challenger Daniel Almond said the current majority leader ...

May 11, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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