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Hospital seeking to roll back millage

Effingham Hospital officials and county commissioners will try to work together on finding room for the hospital to expand, and hospital trustees also are looking to roll back their millage.

May 29, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Commissioners driving forward on parkway

Effingham County commissioners are going ahead with preliminary work on the Effingham Parkway. But the final tab of the entire project could be even greater than commissioners already have imagined.

May 29, 2008 | Patrick Donahue | Local


Crews battle isolated fire at Savannah River Mill

A contractor at Georgia-Pacific's Savannah River Mill was injured slightly as G-P crews and local fire departments battled a fire at the mill Wednesday afternoon.

May 29, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


McKinney: Stone doesn’t live in district

SAVANNAH - Public records show that Republican Candidate John Stone does not live in nor is he registered to vote in the congressional district he wants to represent. According to the Richmond County Voter Registration Office, Stone registered to vote in the 10th District on March 11, several months after he began his campaign for Congress.

May 29, 2008 | Patrick Donahue | Local


Rincon chief still looking to fully staff police force

The Rincon Police Department is still two officers short of a full roster, but Chief Michael Berry told city council members he wants quality over mere quantity.

May 27, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Putting ‘fun’ in fundraiser

On a warm early Saturday in May, Becky Reece painted the faces and arms of children in the parking lot of Lovett's Tradin' Post in Rincon.

May 27, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Hill seeks re-election to Senate seat

Sen. Jack Hill (R-Reidsville) announced that he will offer for reelection to his tenth term in the state Senate. Sen. Hill has represented the 4th Senatorial District of Georgia since 1991.

May 25, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


McDaniel declares for tax commissioner seat

Linda McDaniel has qualified to run for the position as tax commissioner as a Republican.

May 25, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


No opposition for Zeigler, Loper, Brantley

There's only one candidate for Effingham County's newly-created commission chairman at-large seat, but two other countywide offices will be contested in July's partisan primaries.

May 25, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Rincon tries to keep patrol cars out on the road

The Rincon Police Department is embarking on a stringent new set of guidelines for upkeep of its cars, Chief Michael Berry said.

May 25, 2008 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Isakson, Chambliss back expanding G.I. Bill

WASHINGTON - U.S. Sens. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., and Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., announced that they are co-sponsoring legislation that would enhance the existing Montgomery G.I. Bill by improving education benefits for servicemembers, veterans and members of the National Guard and Reserve.

May 24, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Senators push to boost domestic energy supply

WASHINGTON - U.S. Sens. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., and Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., announced that they are co-sponsoring legislation that aims to lower the cost of energy and enhance U.S. energy security by increasing domestic supply.

May 24, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


McKinney taps longtime activist Murphy to direct campaign

Congressional candidate Ray McKinney (R-Savannah) this week hired longtime Savannah-area Republican and community activist Clint Murphy to manage his campaign for Congress.

May 24, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Barrow gets dust control law pushed through

The U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation introduced by John Barrow (D-Savannah) and George Miller (D-Calif.) to help prevent combustible dust explosions such as the one at the Imperial Sugar refinery in Port Wentworth on Feb. 7 that killed 13 workers and injured more than 60 others.

May 24, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Shepeard’s Port Wentworth blood drive draws 350

Three hundred-fifty people came out to donate blood with Shepeard Community Blood Center at the Imperial Sugar hosted burn replacement blood drive.

May 22, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


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Board of education votes on make-up day

During its meeting Thursday night, the Effingham County Board of Education voted to not add a make-up day for Monday's holiday for the solar ...

August 19, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Tift County rides wave of momentum past South Effingham

STATESBORO -- The Tift County Blue Devils grabbed momentum by the neck and refused to let it go in Friday's 42-0 win over South Effingham ...

August 19, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Coffee capitalizes on Effingham County miscues

STATESBORO -- Effingham County coach Buddy Holder suffered a season-opening loss Friday night, but he didn't sound defeated.

August 19, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Effingham Herald names Lastinger editor

Longtime journalist Mark Lastinger has been named editor of the Effingham Herald.

August 19, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Humidity problem steams South Effingham band parent

The Effingham County Board of Education hit a sour note with a South Effingham High School band parent.

August 18, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Search warrants results in drug-related arrests

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office Drug Suppression Unit initiated a criminal investigation in July regarding illegal drug activity at a Guyton Low Ground Road ...

August 17, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


After weeks of preparation, Mustangs, Rebels eager to march into new seasons

After spending several weeks getting into shape, working on fundamentals, developing timing and memorizing formations just like their football counterparts, the Effingham County and South ...

August 16, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Health premiums rise for state workers, teachers

State employees and teachers will face an average premium increase of about 3.7 percent for coverage next year in the State Health Benefit Plan.

August 15, 2017 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local


Exchange Club meets new Chamber Executive Director

At its meeting on July 20, the Exchange Club of Effingham County met Brad Carr, the new Executive Director of the Effingham Chamber of Commerce ...

August 14, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Effingham Retired Educators banquet to be held Sept. 6

All retirees of the Effingham County School System are invited to our annual banquet on Wednesday, Sept. 6.

August 11, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Josh Reddick Foundation donates $10,000 to SEHS, ECHS

The Josh Reddick Foundation made two donations of $10,000, one to South Effingham High School and the other to Effingham County High School, Monday ...

August 10, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Sheriff McDuffie named Secretary Treaurer of Georgia Sheriffs' Youth Homes

The Georgia Sheriff's Youth Home recently named Sheriff Jimmy McDuffie as the Secretary Treasurer.

August 09, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Vance, Carr leading Chamber in new direction

The Effingham County Chamber of Commerce met on July 27 for their first meeting of the new fiscal year and discussed a number of topics ...

August 09, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Savannah Metro seeks woman for questioning

SAVANNAH - The Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department detectives are asking for the public's help locating a woman who is wanted for questioning in reference to ...

August 07, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Effingham County schools to be closed Aug. 21

The Effingham County School System has declared Monday, August 21, 2017 as an inclement weather day in anticipation of the Total Solar Eclipse. An event ...

August 04, 2017 | By Mariella Manhatton | Local


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