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Barrow: Blue Dog Coalition's influence growing

In 2006, Democrats took the majority position in both the House of Representatives and the Senate. But since then, the Democratic leadership has not had much success pushing their agenda through Congress.

February 02, 2008 | Phil Boyum Special to Effingham Herald | Local


Group looks into county's tax remedies

A group put together to look at Effingham County's tax situation has begun its work.

February 02, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Coach remains in limbo

The investigation into an incident between a coach and a player at Effingham County High School is expected to be finished soon, Superintendent Randy Shearouse said.

February 02, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Rincon OKs O'Reilly's plans

Rincon City Council gave approval Tuesday night to the final site plans for O'Reilly Auto Parts, but there is still some question about what is - or isn't - under the ground at the proposed site.

January 31, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Guyton gives go-ahead for sewage plant

Guyton City Council voted Tuesday to approve an engineering contract with Hofstadter and Associates, Inc. for the planning and supervision of construction of a municipal wastewater treatment facility.

January 31, 2008 | Brittany McNair | Local


Springfield offering helping hand to Mars

The Springfield City Council approved donating funds to cover the cost of insurance for the Mars Theatre pending approval from the city attorney.

January 31, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


Barrow gearing up for 2008, including re-election run

As 2007 was winding down and Congress was taking a break, Congressman John Barrow of Georgia's 12th district took a few minutes of his time to talk about the upcoming year.

January 29, 2008 | Phil Boyum Special to Effingham Herald | Local


New Ebenezer Retreat to mark 30 years

The New Ebenezer Family Retreat and Conference Center in Rincon will celebrate "30 Years of Miracles."

January 29, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Couple glad to be alive after road incident

Mark Lavin said he will never forget the experience he had the night of Dec. 27 when his car was struck on the way home from a quiet evening, and later he and his wife were held at gunpoint.

January 29, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


County laying groundwork for road projects

Effingham County commissioners are hoping to get more roads with stripes in the coming year.

January 29, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Audit shows county's finances are strong

Effingham County commissioners learned the county's finances are in good shape and the county is operating efficiently after their annual audit was presented during their Jan. 3 meeting.

January 29, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Williams' resignation accepted

Effingham County commissioners accepted County Administrator Ed Williams' resignation by a unanimous vote Thursday afternoon.

January 27, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Daniel sworn in to Rincon council

Ann Daniel took her seat on the Rincon City Council on Wednesday night, after she was sworn in as the council's newest member.

January 26, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Lewis named commission chairperson

For what is likely the last time, Effingham County commissioners chose their chairperson Thursday morning.

January 26, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Monday deadline approaching for voters in presidential primary

ATLANTA - Secretary of State Karen Handel reminded voters that the deadline to register to vote and be eligible to cast a ballot in the Feb. 5 presidential preference primary is Monday.

January 24, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


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Springfield man recovering from multiple gun shots

A Springfield man was shot multiple times Wednesday morning following an altercation, but his wounds are considered non-life threatening, at this time, said Sgt. Don ...

August 24, 2016 | From Staff Reports | Local


Coffee shows Rebels where they need work

STATESBORO – The momentum shifted several times Friday night between the Effingham County Rebels and the Coffee County Trojans, but the Rebels ultimately fell 41-13 in ...

August 24, 2016 | By SHANE PEASTER For the Effingham Herald | Local


Purcell named to State Transportation Board

Rincon's Ann Purcell was elected last week the State Transportation Board to its new executive leadership team.

August 24, 2016 | For the Effingham Herald | Local


Business Summit focuses on transportation

While metro Atlanta still consumes a super-sized portion of Georgia's highway funds, projects affecting Effingham County are getting a healthy serving of the increased ...

August 24, 2016 | By AL HACKLE For the Effingham Herald | Local


‘Prayer Walk’ inspired by local woman

Behind the inspiration of a Georgia Southern senior from Springfield, hundreds of sorority and fraternity members gathered on Greek Row on the university's campus ...

August 24, 2016 | By JULIE LAVENDER For the Effingham Herald | Local


Mildred Ellen “Miki” DeSanto Robinson

COLUMBIA, SC – Mildred Ellen "Miki" DeSanto Robinson, 91, passed away Friday, August 19, 2016.

August 24, 2016 | | Local


Savannah Christian Church is now Compassion Christian

Savannah's largest church – Savannah Christian – has changed its name to Compassion Christian Church.

August 22, 2016 | Special to the Herald | Local


Springfield angler sets women’s record for African pompano

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources has announced a new women's record for African pompano, Alectis ciliaris, landed in Georgia by Jennifer Roberts of ...

August 22, 2016 | Special to the Herald | Local


Softball 2016 - Rebels gain inspiration from injured teammate

Effingham County High School's softball team faced some hardship months before their season even began. Head coach Matt Huntley lost a rising sophomore to ...

August 18, 2016 | By SHANE PEASTER For the Effingham Herald | Local


Softball 2016 - Mustangs ‘expect big things’ from focused team

After South Effingham saw their season end in the first round of the Class AAAAA playoffs, the Lady Mustangs hope to go deeper into the ...

August 18, 2016 | By SHANE PEASTER For the Effingham Herald | Local


STEM students love new Academy

Effingham County's newest educational facility opened its doors to students last week with a smooth transition with unique learning opportunities all around.

August 18, 2016 | By JULIE LAVENDER For the Effingham Herald | Local


Mustangs kick off 2016 season Friday; S. Effingham must overcome loss of 23 seniors

No team wants to be in the "rebuilding stage," but after graduating 23 seniors from last year's playoff team, South Effingham falls in that ...

August 18, 2016 | By SHANE PEASTER For the Effingham Herald | Local


Rebels kick off 2016 season Friday; Effingham eyes playoffs in move to AAAAAA

After a historic 2015 season, the Effingham County Rebels hope to come out ready to pick up where they left off – minus a few key ...

August 18, 2016 | By SHANE PEASTER For the Effingham Herald | Local


‘Summer Heat’ snares 7 locals

Seven Effingham County residents were among 39 men arrested in a 10-week online sex sting investigation – Operation Summer Heat - that ended last week.

August 18, 2016 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON For the Effingham Herald | Local


Decision expected in Guyton plant dispute

A Chatham County Superior Court judge is expected to rule on an Effingham County property owner's motion against the proposed Guyton wastewater treatment plant.

August 10, 2016 | By PATRICK DONAHUE | Local


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