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Barrow answers questions from Sand Hill fifth-graders

U.S. Rep. John Barrow visited Sand Hill Elementary fifth graders Thursday for a lesson on U.S. government.

February 21, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


Rotary Club seeks volunteer of the year nominees

The Rotary Club of Effingham is accepting nominations for volunteer of the year.

February 21, 2008 | By Sandi Van Orden | Local


State troopers probe Friday's fatal accident

A Savannah man remains in critical condition after an accident Friday night on Highway 21 claimed the life of a passenger in his car.

February 21, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Liquor referendum stirs debate

Bob Rogers and Charles Kea agree on one thing - neither wants to see bars and liquor stores open in Effingham County.

February 21, 2008 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Isakson co-sponsors line item veto amendment

WASHINGTON - U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., announced that he is co-sponsoring a constitutional amendment that would allow the President to use the line-item veto to either eliminate or reduce appropriations in any bill passed by the Congress.

February 21, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Manufactured home owners can appeal valuations

Tax bills/assessment notices were mailed Dec. 28 for manufactured homes. If you own a manufactured home, but do not own the land, you are renting or leasing a space for your home from another property owner, you should have received a bill/notice. If you did not receive a bill/notice please contact the Board of Tax Assessor's office at 754-2125 as soon as possible.

February 21, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Governor kicks off ready Georgia campaign, severe weather awareness week

Gov. Sonny Perdue announced Ready Georgia, a new statewide campaign that will be led by the Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA). Perdue unveiled the campaign during a ceremony proclaiming Feb. 3-9 as Severe Weather Awareness Week (SWAW) in Georgia.

February 21, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Voters reminded to bring photo ID to advance voting

ATLANTA - Georgia Secretary of State Karen Handel reminds voters participating in the upcoming presidential preference primary that advance voting will begin Monday and end Friday. Voters participating in the election in-person will be required to show photo ID.

February 21, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Y 'all in' with Priceless Gifts campaign

The Effingham YMCA is going all in.

February 21, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Carter endorses McCain

ATLANTA - State Rep. Buddy Carter (R-Pooler) announced Friday that his supporting Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) for the Republican nomination for President.

February 21, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Chamber preparing for entrepreneur friendly visit

The Effingham Chamber of Commerce is only a few weeks away from earning the entrepreneur friendly community designation.

February 21, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Property owners can file appeal on assessment notice

Any Effingham County taxpayer who disagrees with the current value of has property has the opportunity to file a property tax return with the Effingham County Board of Tax Assessors until April 1.

February 21, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Isakson backs tax credit legislation for homebuyers

WASHINGTON - Drawing on more than three decades of experience in the real estate industry, U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., introduced legislation Wednesday to provide a $15,000 tax credit spread out over three tax years for anyone purchasing a new home, a foreclosed home or a home where foreclosure is pending. Isakson said he believes such a tax credit would provide an immediate boost to the housing market and to the nation's economy, just as a similar tax credit did in the mid-1970s.

February 21, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


State may pitch in for IDA

The Effingham Industrial Development Authority's undertaking at I-16 and Old River Road could be getting some help from the state.

February 14, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Springfield council gets offer for one acre

The Springfield City Council discussed the possibility of selling one acre of land from the sprayfield site on Long Bridge Road.

February 14, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


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Road work at intersection of Fort Howard Rd-Hwy 21 causing traffic jam

Construction at the intersection of Fort Howard Road and Highway 21 in Rincon has traffic backed up for over a mile.

December 02, 2016 | Staff report | Local


DDI construction requires lane closures on SR 21

Contractors for Georgia Department of Transportation will be paving for the diverging diamond interchange (DDI) on SR 21 at I-95 interchange in Port Wentworth.

November 30, 2016 | Staff report | Local


David Exley named Coroner of the Year

On Nov. 19, the Georgia Coroners Association held their Annual Meeting at the Macon Marriott City Center in Macon and during that meeting, the Honorable ...

November 30, 2016 | Special to the Herald | Local


Vince Dooley visits Effingham

Former University of Georgia football coach and member of the College Football Hall of Fame, Vince Dooley, was put to work Tuesday afternoon signing autographs ...

November 30, 2016 | By Zack Lee | Local


Vince Dooley visiting Rincon Kroger for book signing

Legendary University of Georgia football coach, Vince Dooley, will be signing copies of his books and other collegiate memorabilia on Tuesday from 4-6 p.m ...

November 28, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Effingham County Teacher of the Year: Bilinda Sikes

Some people grow up not knowing what they want to do with their life or what they want to be when they grow up – others ...

November 22, 2016 | By Zack Lee | Local


City of Rincon receives $500,000 grant

SAVANNAH - The City of Rincon has received a 2016 Employment Incentive Program (EIP) grant in the amount of $500,000 from the Georgia Department of ...

November 21, 2016 | | Local


Jerry Schaufelberger chosen as Grand Marshal for Lions Club Christmas Parade

Longtime Effingham County resident and former Lions Club President, Jerry Schaufelberger, has been selected as the Grand Marshal for the 37th Annual Lions Club Christmas ...

November 17, 2016 | By Zack Lee | Local


Effingham Orchestra Holiday Concert Dec. 4

Effingham Community Orchestra will present its 10th annual Holiday Concert and homemade cookie sale fundraiser on Sunday, Dec. 4. The event will be held at ...

November 17, 2016 | Special to the Herald | Local


Effingham soldier, Winston Hencely, injured in Afghanistan

Winston Hencely, a 2014 graduate of Effingham County High School and a soldier in the United States Army stationed in Afghanistan, was injured Saturday when ...

November 17, 2016 | By Zack Lee | Local


Massive turnout for Veterans Day Program in Springfield

Veterans from all branches of service and conflicts were honored for their service Friday morning at the Veteran's Day Program at Veterans Park of ...

November 17, 2016 | By Zack Lee | Local


Effingham Health System gets 501c3 status approval

As of Nov. 1, Effingham Health System has officially restructured as a 501c3 nonprofit corporation. The organizational change is part of a long-range plan that ...

November 10, 2016 | By Zack Lee | Local


Rincon voters approve Sunday package sales

Residents of Rincon will now be able to purchase packaged wine or beer on Sundays after the measure was voted on and approved on Election ...

November 09, 2016 | By Zack Lee | Local


Effingham County Commissioners vote down mosquito spraying proposal

The Effingham County commissioners held a public meeting Tuesday night and voted no to a proposal to use taxpayer money to help fight the current ...

November 04, 2016 | By Zack Lee | Local


ECHS, SEHS students attend college fair

Seniors and juniors from both Effingham County High School and South Effingham High School met with representatives from colleges and universities from across the nation ...

November 02, 2016 | By Zack Lee | Local


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