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County agrees to give to Springfield fireworks show

Effingham County commissioners approved giving Springfield $3,000 to help with its annual Fourth of July fireworks display, but let it be known they want others outside of government to help.

July 19, 2007 | By Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


County looking to slow it down on two roads

Effingham County commissioners are looking at lower the speed limit on two roads.

July 19, 2007 | By Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


He's Ray McKinney and he's running for President

A former governor and chairman of the U.S. Olympic Committee. A former U.S. attorney credited with squashing the mob in New York City and later mayor of the nation's largest city. A former Navy pilot and prisoner of war who is currently a U.S. senator. A senator from Kansas, an Arkansas governor, congressmen from California, Colorado and Texas, a former Wisconsin governor, a former governor of Virginia and now, add to the list of Republican candidates for the presidency in 2008 a 1980 graduate of Effingham County High School.

July 19, 2007 | By Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


County approves partial comp plan

Effingham County commissioners have given their approval to the partial plan update for the comprehensive plan.

July 19, 2007 | By Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Fights could lead to charges

A domestic dispute between a group of friends led to two violent confrontations and also may lead to felony charges.

July 17, 2007 | By Ralna Pearson Effingham Herald | Local


LifeStar looks for new home

LifeStar wants to land in Effingham County - permanently.

July 17, 2007 | By Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Red Cross needs O-type blood donors as levels drop

Savannah - With blood donations at such low levels that the Red Cross can currently supply only one fourth of Georgia hospitals' demand for blood, an urgent call for donors has been issued by the humanitarian organization.

July 17, 2007 | Staff Report Effingham Herald | Local


Plans for 911 center almost done

Bids are expected to go out soon for Effingham County's planned 911 center.

July 17, 2007 | By Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Cops looking to share info

The law enforcement agencies of Effingham County are on the verge of improving the way they work together to fight crime.

July 17, 2007 | By Ralna Pearson Effingham Herald | Local


National Garden Week

July 17, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Averitt STARS search for talent

Statesboro's Community Theater organization, the Averitt STARS, is holding auditions for the 3rd annual Averitt Star Search.

July 14, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Guyton considers millage rollback

Guyton's city council may rollback the city's tax millage rate for this year in response to residents' concerns.

July 14, 2007 | By Ralna Pearson Effingham Herald | Local


Sunrise shines for Mars

Members of the Effingham Sunrise Rotary Club got he latest news on the "Mars on Main" project. The "Mars on Main" Revitalization Committee just got the signed contract back and can now move forward with the planned demolition and future restoration of the old Mars Theater (circa 1948) in downtown Springfield.

July 14, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Guyton goes over city manager's job

Effingham County's municipalities either have or are in the process of getting a city manager, and Guyton's city council gathered Tuesday afternoon to discuss the job description for their future hire.

July 14, 2007 | By Ralna Pearson Effingham Herald | Local


BOE sets its millage

The Effingham County Board of Education set the bond millage rate at 1.178 and the millage rate for maintenance and operation at 15.57 Monday.

July 14, 2007 | By Sandi Van Orden Effingham Herald | Local


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Arson damages home where eight people lived

A mobile home where eight people lived was damaged in a fire Monday that appears to have been intentionally set, according to investigators.

July 21, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


County to take a look at long-range rec plans

Effingham County commissioners will undertake forming a master plan for future recreation improvements and enhancements, after voting 5-0 Tuesday to enter into an agreement with consulting firm CHA.

July 21, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rincon 2013 audit finds two problems

Rincon City Council members were handed their 2013 audit, which pointed out two material weaknesses.

July 21, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


How to help curtail a mosquito problem

Coastal Health District officials remind residents to take precautions to avoid mosquitoes which are not only a nuisance but can carry disease such as West Nile Virus (WNV), Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE), and chikungunya.

July 21, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Early voting numbers trail primary turnout

ATLANTA - Early in-person voting ended Friday for Tuesday's primary runoff.

July 21, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Senate runoff: Kingston says being 'local' helps his appeal to independents

STATESBORO - U.S. Senate candidate Rep. Jack Kingston said Friday he has the conservative credentials to appeal to Republicans at this stage but that being accessible and "local" will help him with independent voters.

July 21, 2014 | By Al Hackle | Local


Senate runoff: Perdue feels he’s the real conservative in GOP race

STATESBORO - U.S. Senate candidate David Perdue, making a campaign stop at Locos Grill and Pub in Statesboro on the cusp of the primary runoff, told reporters that the other Republican in the race, U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston, spends money like a liberal Democrat.

July 21, 2014 | By Al Hackle | Local


Guyton woman hit by truck, dies

An Effingham County woman died after being hit by a truck on Honey Ridge Road Thursday night.

July 18, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Bryan County man fighting flesh-eating bacteria

A local man was in critical condition at a Savannah hospital after reportedly fishing near Dasher's Landing on the Ogeechee River last week and contracting a bacterial infection commonly known as the flesh-eating disease.

July 17, 2014 | Staff report | Local


State to add 100 child case workers

Gov. Nathan Deal approved the hire of 100 new child protective service workers to assist with a recent influx of cases. The number of reports of child abuse and neglect has significantly increased since the opening of a centralized 24/7 Child Protective Services Intake Communications Center.

July 17, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Light turnout expected for Tuesday’s runoff

Only a small number of Effingham County's 28,000 registered voters are expected to cast ballots in Tuesday's primary runoff.

July 17, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


County to turn off water rate hike

Water and sewer rates for Effingham County's customers are going back down.

July 17, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Want to know what's going on? See the new Regional Calendar

So you're looking for something to do this weekend in and around Effingham County, and next week, you have some relatives visiting who really want to check out the Lucas Theatre in Savannah, one of whom is also a history buff who wants to learn a little about Georgia's past.

July 14, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Springfield audit comes back clean

The city of Springfield received a clean bill of financial health from its auditors Tuesday night.

July 14, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Supreme Court turns down appeal on Jones challenge

The challenge to an Effingham County commissioner's candidacy appears to be over.

July 14, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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