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Firefighters work quickly to quell fire at historic Methodist meeting ground

Springfield firefighters and firefighters from around the county battled a blaze at the Methodist Campground in Springfield late Wednesday afternoon.

January 10, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


'Christmas in Effingham' one of weekend's attractions

Christmas in Effingham took place for the second year on Saturday.

January 09, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


Rincon sets budget, keeps millage at zero

Rincon's millage rate will continue to be zero after city council adopted the 2008 budget.

January 08, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Commissioners ponder R-8 zoning again

Effingham County commissioners again discussed creating a new zoning ordinance that could allow for townhome developments.

January 08, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Springfield OKs alcohol referendum

The Springfield City Council unanimously approved a resolution to have a referendum brought to voters on liquor by the drink sales in the city.

January 08, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


Report: New tobacco rules would save Georgia $1.3 billion

ATLANTA - If Congress passes legislation to give the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authority to regulate tobacco products, the new law would save the state $1.3 billion in tobacco-related health care costs by keeping 72,000 kids from becoming new smokers, according to a new report released recently by the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids.

January 08, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Rincon gives the go-ahead, too

Rincon residents will get to decide if they want to allow restaurants that serve liquor by the drink.

January 08, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Fire spreads from house to three other buildings

A house fire spread to three other buildings on Highway 17 outside of Guyton on Monday.

January 08, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


Young Farmers group recognizes award winners

The Young Farmers held its annual Christmas Awards Banquet last Monday.

January 08, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


Transportation study under way

Effingham County residents are being asked to take part in comprehensive transportation plan for the county's traffic and road needs.

January 05, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


County adopts vehicle policy

Effingham County commissioners approved a vehicle use policy Tuesday, adopting guidelines that cover who has use of county cars and where they can use them.

January 05, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


County to look at townhome zoning

Effingham County commissioners are expected to take up a request for a new zoning category at its meeting this afternoon.

January 05, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Operation Zero Tolerance under way across state

Operation Zero Tolerance is a statewide enforcement initiative to raise driver awareness to the deadly consequences of drunk driving. Impaired drivers cause one out of five fatality crashes on Georgia highways each year.

January 05, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


DOT tries to map road growth

Even the state Department of Transportation is looking at Effingham County's growth.

January 05, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Chatham's help needed for parkway

Effingham County's path to ease congestion on its roads may lie outside its own borders, state lawmakers said this week.

January 03, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


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Tuesday wreck results in two deaths

A two-car accident Tuesday afternoon took the life of oneEffinghamCountywoman and seriously injured another woman.

June 30, 2016 | By Caitlyn Richtman Herald Intern | Local


Effingham Democrats hold county caucus

The Effingham County Democratic Committee recently held a public caucus to elect and re-elect members to the committee to represent all Democrats in the county ...

June 29, 2016 | Staff report | Local


DOT reveals plans for I-16, I-95 improvements

The plans for improving Interstate 16 and the interchange at I-16 and I-95 have been laid out and are now open for public review and ...

June 28, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County picks construction manager for rec complex

The proposed 120-acre central recreation complex will have a Statesboro firm to oversee the construction.

June 28, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


State Patrol still seeking answers in I-16 fatal crash

Georgia State Patrol investigators are trying to determine what led to a two-car accident that killed five people, including a mother and her son from ...

June 28, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


BoE chairman badly hurt in accident

Effingham County Board of Education Chairman Lamar Allen was hurt in an accident Sunday and taken to Memorial University Medical Center, where he is undergoing ...

June 28, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Wednesday wreck claims life of longtime community servant

The Georgia State Patrol's specialized collision reconstruction team has taken over the investigation of a June 22 crash that killed an Effingham County resident.

June 24, 2016 | Staff report | Local


IDA, Chamber ready to renew contract

The Effingham Industrial Development Authority is likely to renew its professional services contract with the Effingham Chamber of Commerce.

June 22, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Commissioners approve capacity agreement for prison

Effingham County commissioners have approved an annual agreement for the number of prisoners housed at the Effingham County Prison.

June 22, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


DOT to place new pavement markers on stretch of I-16

A state Department of Transportation contractor will remove and replace reflective pavement markers (RPMs) on Interstate 16 from Candler County eastbound to Chatham County through ...

June 15, 2016 | Staff report | Local


State DOT to hold open house on I-16 work

The state Department of Transportation will hold a public information open house June 28 at Garden City City Hall, 100 Central Ave., from 11 a ...

June 15, 2016 | Staff report | Local


County approves budget

Effingham County commissioners have approved a fiscal year 2017 budget, which will go into effect July 1.

June 15, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Traffic signal at 21 and Brentwood to go into flash mode

A new signal at the intersection of Highway 21 and Brentwood Street in Rincon will start flashing today, according to the state Department of Transportation.

June 09, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Corbitt takes narrow win over Kessler

In a race that was neck-and-neck throughout the night, former Rincon city manager Wesley Corbitt won the Republican primary forEffinghamCountycommission chairman over incumbent Wendall Kessler.

June 06, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Jimmy DeLoach Parkway connector ready for trucks

The number of big trucks on Highway 21 could be reduced significantly soon, according to state officials.

June 01, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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