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On Saturday evening, the cities of Springfield and Guyton joined forces with the county to host the annual fireworks display held at Effingham County High School.

July 28, 2007 | By Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Traffic, buffers worry Old Augusta residents

Residents along Old Augusta Road raised concerns about possible future traffic woes with Effingham County commissioners.

July 28, 2007 | By Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


State's teen pregnancy rate declining faster

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Human Resources, Division of Public Health, Office of Adolescent Health and Youth Development reports the decline of pregnancy rates among Georgia females between the ages of 15 and 17 exceeds the national average rate by 4 percent.

July 26, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


IDA trying to get I-16 water flowing

The Effingham County Industrial Development Authority, county commissioners and Springfield are trying to solve the conundrum of how to provide water to the DP Partners tracts straddling I-16.

July 25, 2007 | By Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


GSP taking part in Operation CARE

Although the upcoming July 4 holiday period is only 30 hours long, the Georgia Department of Public Safety is reminding motorists who will be traveling to exercise caution and to make safety a priority. Col. Bill Hitchens, DPS Commissioner, said careful planning is the key to a enjoying a safe holiday.

July 24, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


200 Club to start drive for families of 'Charleston 9'

Two days after nine Charleston firefighters lost their lives while rescuing four civilians during a furniture warehouse fire, the 200 Club of the Coastal Empire board of directors authorized a first "out-of-territory" financial response to the surviving families of the nine heroes.

July 24, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Ash roads to get plenty of work soon

There's a lot of road work heading Effingham's way.

July 24, 2007 | Staff Report Effingham Herald | Local


IDA OKs its budget

The Effingham County Industrial Development Authority approved an $8.7 million budget at its meeting Thursday.

July 24, 2007 | By Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Comp plan meeting scheduled

Effingham County is holding an additional public workshop to discuss the future development map for the update on the comprehensive plan.

July 24, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


IDA still seriously courting 'Project Supreme'

Project Supreme may turn out to be the big fish for the Effingham County Industrial Development Authority.

July 24, 2007 | By Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


State water draft available for review

A draft version of Georgia's first comprehensive statewide water management plan was presented to the Water Council on Thursday and is now available for public review. The document, titled "Georgia's Water Resources: A Blueprint for the Future," was developed by the Environmental Protection Division (EPD) of the Department of Natural Resources.

July 24, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


No quorum for Rincon council

Rincon City Council did not have its regularly scheduled meeting on Monday night because it could not muster a quorum.

July 21, 2007 | By Ralna Pearson Effingham Herald | Local


Elections board takes seat

The five members of the Effingham County Board of Elections have finally been seated.

July 21, 2007 | Staff Report Effingham Herald | Local


Meldrim to dedicate playground to disaster victims

Thursday marked the 48th anniversary of the 1959 Meldrim Trestle Disaster.

July 21, 2007 | Staff Report Effingham Herald | Local


Rincon probes new charges to fines

Rincon's city council likely will start hitting violators where it hurts - their wallets - as they get ready to put two ordinances into effect.

July 21, 2007 | By Ralna Pearson Effingham Herald | Local


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Leaders look for ways to get the word out

ST. SIMONS ISLAND - Community leaders want to get Effingham County residents to not just think local but act local - especially when it comes to spending their money.

August 25, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Work on parkway could start in 2017

ST. SIMONS ISLAND - The Effingham Parkway likely won't look like the design submitted a few years ago, with a tie-in to the Jimmy Deloach Parkway. But even with a scaled-back version, finding the money to complete the work may not be easy, Effingham County community leaders learned Thursday.

August 25, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rincon council OKs changes to nuisance enforcement

Rincon City Council has approved changes to how it will handle violations and enforcement of its nuisance ordinance.

August 25, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County turns down request for groundwater use

Effingham County commissioners voted not to cede any of its groundwater withdrawal permit so a proposed development could install a well and water tank that the county eventually would operate.

August 21, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Springfield opts to bump up its millage rate

The millage rate is increasing in Springfield, after city council members approved a hike last Tuesday night.

August 18, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


DOT hopes drivers take a shine to diverging diamond

State Rep. Bill Hitchens has seen the two "diverging diamond interchanges" in use on metro Atlanta highways.

August 18, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Hospital gets ready for hurricane season

Effingham County Emergency Management Agency and Georgia Emergency Management Agency met with Michael Murphy, emergency management health care professional at Effingham Health System, to discuss plans for the 2014 hurricane season.

August 18, 2014 | Staff report | Local


County trims millage rate

Effingham County commissioners approved a slightly lower millage rate and also voted to keep fire and sanitation fees the same during a special called meeting Wednesday evening.

August 14, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County to set 2015 millage rate Wednesday

Effingham County commissioners are expected to set the 2014-15 millage rates when they meet Wednesday at 6 p.m.

August 11, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Work set to start on county’s next audit

The next audit of Effingham County's government appears to be on track.

August 11, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Commissioners set meeting for rec plan

Effingham County commissioners will meet with members of the county's recreation board as part of a process to come up with a master plan for the county's recreation needs.

August 11, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Crawley named county manager in McDuffie

Former Effingham County administrator David Crawley has been hired to be the county manager in McDuffie County.

August 11, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Insurance commissioner recommends buying travel insurance for vacation losses

ATLANTA - With the Labor Day weekend approaching, Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens urges Georgians to consider travel insurance to protect against possible vacation losses.

August 11, 2014 | Staff report | Local


DOT to hold open house on 21/95 plans

The Georgia Department of Transportation seeks input on the proposed diverging diamond interchange on Highway 21 at I-95 Exit 109 in Chatham County.

August 07, 2014 | Staff report | Local


County to drive forward on ash road repairs

Effingham County commissioners have approved a bid for repairs for nearly a dozen ash roads, but also are urging the contractor to exert traffic control measures to prevent cars from becoming damaged.

August 07, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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