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County gives go-ahead for liquor vote

esidents in unincorporated Effingham County may get the chance next year to vote on whether they want to have liquor by the drink sold in restaurants.

December 27, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Guyton Christmas parade photo gallery

December 27, 2007 | Photos by Brittany McNair | Local


Empty Stocking campaign begins

"It's time for Effingham citizens to come together for the annual effort to fill the empty stockings for children, families and the elderly," said Reggie Loper.

December 27, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Rincon expects liquor proposal at next meeting

Rincon city council members spent some of their meeting Monday night talking about an item that will be on their next agenda - a proposal for a liquor by the drink referendum.

December 27, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Christmas trees displayed at Ebenezer

New Ebenezer Retreat Center held their annual Christmas Tree Festival this weekend to raise funds for their scholarship fund.

December 27, 2007 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


Is Chatham's help needed for Effingham Parkway?

Effingham County officials invited outgoing state Department of Transportation Commissioner Harold Linnenkohl to Springfield to thank him for his help over the years and to ask for a few more favors before he departs office.

December 27, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Springfield wonders if GREAT is all that good

The Springfield City Council heard comments from state Rep. John Burns on Tuesday regarding state House Speaker Glenn Richardson's GREAT plan.

December 27, 2007 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


Statesboro OCSS office closing temporarily, moving in 2008

The Office of Child Support Services at 1 Courtland St. in Statesboro has closed. The closure is because of its relocation to its new office at 34 Hill St., Statesboro. Due to the relocation planned for early 2008, the current office will be closed during the months of December and January. All staff will be temporarily reassigned to other state offices in the surrounding area.

December 27, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


County to go back to square one on courthouse

Effingham County commissioners may be going back to square one with the plans to hire an architect for the old courthouse.

December 20, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Rafter, Exley selected for hospital trustee board

Richard R. Rafter and Tommy Exley have been selected as the newest members of the Effingham Hospital Board of Trustees.

December 20, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Springfield council debates raises for city employees

Members of the Springfield City Council discussed changing the way raises are given to city employees at a budget workshop Monday.

December 19, 2007 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


Former sheriff dies

With only four deputies, Lloyd Fulcher made the Effingham County Sheriff's Department one of the most respected in the state.

December 19, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Pickard wins raffle

December 19, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Outgoing chairman praises work of IDA board, staff

The last few years on the Effingham Industrial Development Authority have been tumultuous and busy for Martin Wilkins.

December 18, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Rincon Lions Club Christmas Parade photo gallery

December 18, 2007 | Patrick Donahue | 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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