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Guyton may turn to Springfield instead

Springfield and Guyton are revisiting water and sewer issues, Alderman Phillip King announced in Tuesday's council meeting.

July 31, 2008 | By Angela Mensing | Local


Photo ID needed for early voting

Georgia Secretary of State Karen Handel reminds all voters participating in the general primary election that in-person advance voting will end Friday.

July 29, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Can future building carry Guyton’s plan

What happens when government officials take loans based on the promise of future growth?

July 29, 2008 | Angela Mensing | Local


Effingham could hold key to GOP primary

Effingham County may hold the key to the upcoming Republican Congressional primary. And not just because a native son is in the race.

July 29, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


EPD has yet to sign off on Guyton sewage plant

Guyton residents and other citizens who have an interest in the city's planned wastewater treatment plant may get two more opportunities for input.

July 29, 2008 | Angela Mensing | Local


Mother defends son accused in attack

The mother of an Effingham County teenager charged in with hitting another teen with an axe handle says her son was trying to defend himself and another youngster.

July 29, 2008 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Guyton pours work into its alcohol law

Guyton held a public workshop Tuesday evening to discuss Demetrios Sotiropoulos's request to sell beer and wine by the drink at The Olive Branch Restaurant in Guyton.

July 26, 2008 | Angela Mensing | Local


Guyton OKs millage hike, smaller budget

Guyton held a second public hearing on consideration of adopting a millage rate of 2.246 on Thursday. Despite the no rollback in the rate, property taxes for 2008 will increase by 0.11 percent.

July 26, 2008 | Angela Mensing | Local


Barrow, Thomas square off

In a lively exchange, incumbent U.S. Rep. John Barrow (D-Savannah) traded words with 12th District challenger Regina Thomas during a Democratic primary debate Wednesday evening at Ogeechee Technical College.

July 26, 2008 | Hollie Deal Bragg Special to the Effingham Herald | Local


Burn center patient upgraded

Augusta - Three patients who were injured in the Feb. 7 Imperial Sugar refinery explosion in Port Wentworth continue to receive medical treatment at Doctors Hospital in Augusta.

July 25, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Effingham Herald to return to twice-a-week schedule

The Effingham Herald will be returning to its roots, in a manner of speaking.

July 25, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


BIPAC backs Barrow in primary

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Rep John Barrow (D-Savannah) has received the endorsement of the Business-Industry Political Action Committee (BIPAC). According to Roll Call, Barrow is "the first incumbent the business group has gotten behind this election cycle."

July 24, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


State troopers gear up for long July 4 holiday weekend

The Georgia State Patrol is preparing for a busy July 4th holiday period despite higher gasoline prices that could mean fewer vehicles on Georgia roads.

July 24, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


McDuffie, Gossett each tout their experience, accomplishments

Effingham County's two sheriff candidates said they want to be able to put officers on the streets, but they also tried to show the differences between themselves at a forum Tuesday night.

July 24, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Services, work schedule dominate tax commissioner talk

Effingham County tax commissioner Republican candidates said they would improve customer service and would be a constant presence at the tax commissioners' office, charges the incumbent tried to rebuff.

July 24, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


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Girl Scout Troop 30197 celebrates founder’s birthday in special way

Girl Scout Troop 30197 celebrated the birthday of Girls Scouts founder Juliette Gordon Low by honoring Peyton Donchell Thomas, who shares Low's Halloween birthday ...

November 19, 2017 | Submitted report | Local


Josh Reddick Field just months away

SPRINGFIELD - Gold-painted shovels moved the first piles of dirt on what will become a golden opportunity for the children of Effingham County.

November 18, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


World Series champ receives hero's welcome at alma mater

GUYTON -- Josh Reddick's moral compass keeps him pointed in a homeward direction.

November 17, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Lady Mustangs' rebuilding project off to good start

GUYTON - It was only a scrimmage, but South Effingham's girls basketball team looked like a good bet to surpass last season's paltry win ...

November 17, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Effingham County Board of Education hears redistricting concerns

SPRINGFIELD - Some students and parents are going to have to share in Effingham County's growing pains.

November 17, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Springfield City Council rejects plant's wastewater request

SPRINGFIELD -- The Springfield City Council swiftly and unanimously rejected DRT America's request to dispose of thousands of gallons of wastewater in the city's ...

November 16, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


City of Rincon accepting items for Mayors' Christmas Motorcade

RINCON - The City of Rincon will be doing its part to make the holiday season special for residents of Georgia's hospitals serving persons with ...

November 16, 2017 | Submitted report | Local


SANTA'S HELPER

RINCON - Santa Claus has lots of helpers. Carl Rushing is one of them.

November 16, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Volleyball skills earn Williams college opportunity

SPRINGFIELD -- The love of Hailey Williams' sports life has blossomed into a beautiful opportunity.

November 15, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Poinsettia sale underway

SPRINGFIELD -- Effingham County Middle School's FFA chapter is conducting its annual poinsettia sale.

November 14, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Poinsettia sale underway

SPRINGFIELD -- Effingham County Middle School's FFA chapter is conducting its annual poinsettia sale.

November 14, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Christmas parade to feature World Series champion

RINCON -- The Lions Club Christmas parade at 10 a.m. Saturday in Rincon will feature local World Series champ Josh Reddick. The former South Effingham ...

November 14, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Sheriff's office seeking person of interest in homicide

SPRINGFIELD -- The Effingham County Sheriff's Office Criminal Investigative Division is seeking anyone with information on the current whereabouts of Frank O'Neal Lang.

November 13, 2017 | Submitted report | Local


Commissioners OK trash deal with Atlantic Waste

SPRINGFIELD - The Effingham County Board of Commissioners has taken a step toward tidying up its residential trash collection contract.

November 13, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Crowd shows appreciation on Veterans Day

SPRINGFIELD -- Old Glory and a vivid spirit of appreciation proudly waved at Veterans Park of Effingham County on Saturday.

November 13, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


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