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900 in Rincon without power

A downed fuse has caused approximately 900 Rincon residents to be without power in the Lost Plantation area. Georgia Power crews have been called to the scene.

July 11, 2007 | Staff Report Effingham Herald | Local


I-16 wreck Friday sends two men to hospital

An early Friday morning single vehicle wreck on I-16 at the Old River Road overpass left two people who had to be taken to a Savannah hospital.

July 10, 2007 | By Ralna Pearson Effingham Herald | Local


Home, sweet home

SAVANNAH - George Justice Jr from Savannah received an unexpected Father's Day gift when he was announced as the grand-prize winner of the newly-built, $345,000 St. Jude Dream Home house Sunday. His winning ticket was pulled from among more than 5,267 other tickets during the live St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway on WSAV TV.

July 10, 2007 | Staff Report Effingham Herald | Local


Hospital sees imaging center in near future

The ceremonial shovels turned over a little bit of dirt Thursday morning but within a couple of months, Effingham Hospital officials hope even more earth can be moved for its new imaging center.

July 10, 2007 | By Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Blood supplies hit a dangerous level

ATLANTA - If this was your vehicle's gas gauge, you'd be more than a little nervous.

July 10, 2007 | Staff Report Effingham Herald | Local


Comp plan faces more questions at meeting

Some residents are asking Effingham County commissioners for more time before the county sends its comprehensive plan to the state for review.

July 10, 2007 | By Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


County, developer to work on recreation use

Effingham County commissioners are weighing a proposal from a developer to waive an impact fee in exchange for access to recreation areas in a planned subdivision.

July 07, 2007 | By Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Rincon turns down rezoning request

Rincon's city council denied a petition by CORR Development to rezone nearly 20 acres on Fort Howard Road from single-family to multi-family residential.

July 07, 2007 | By Ralna Pearson Effingham Herald | Local


Jewelers' grant to help train, recruit children's advocates

STATESBORO - Without the help of child advocates, several hundred children slip through the cracks of the judicial system every year and many more have to reenter the system utilizing an inefficient amount of resources from the courts. Recognizing the importance of this issue, the Jewelers for Children Foundation gave the Court Appointed Special Advocates Program for the Ogeechee Judicial Circuit a $10,000 grant to help recruit and train advocates for foster children.

July 07, 2007 | Staff Report Effingham Herald | Local


Springfield balks at EPD's water strings

Springfield City Councilman Dennis Webb recommended the city send a letter to the Environmental Protection Division refusing to pay "fines or penalties" for withdrawals above their permit Tuesday.

July 07, 2007 | By Sandi Van Orden Effingham Herald | Local


County, cities to hold comp plan meeting

Effingham County residents will get a chance to have their say in the direction of the county tonight (Thursday).

July 07, 2007 | By Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


State clears way for imaging center

The state Department of Community Health gave the Effingham Hospital the go-ahead Wednesday for the construction of an imaging and diagnostic center adjacent to its primary care facility at Highway 21 and Goshen Road.

July 07, 2007 | Staff Report Effingham Herald | Local


Guyton woman claims $1 million prize

Another Guyton resident has hit the jackpot.

July 07, 2007 | By Ralna Pearson Effingham Herald | Local


Man of the hour

The Effingham County Chamber of Commerce bestowed its John Adam Treutlen Award on Herb Jones at the chamber's annual meeting Thursday night at Effingham County High School.

July 05, 2007 | By Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Rincon gearing up for its annual Fourth of July parade

Coordinators of Rincon's annual July 4 festivities are implementing some new things this year in an effort to make the event bigger and better.

July 05, 2007 | By Ralna Pearson Effingham Herald | Local


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State issues recall of fruits

Agriculture Commissioner Gary W. Black is alerting Georgians to the recall of some stone fruits (including plums, peaches and nectarines), and related made-in-store items prepared with these stone fruits that have been distributed in Georgia, because the products may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Georgia Department of Agriculture inspectors will be checking retail stores to make sure the recalled product is removed from sale.

July 29, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Probate judges get up-to-date on changes in carry law

Georgia probate judges began readying themselves for the changes in the state's weapons carry law, many of which directly affect the way judges handle firearms applications, prior to the law becoming effective on July 1.

July 28, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Springfield eyes sidewalk, drainage improvements

A day-long discussion by Springfield City Council members and key staff could lead to the go-ahead for several projects and improvements around the city.

July 28, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rincon OKs warranty, change order for fire station

The city of Rincon has started the one-year warranty period for its newest fire station.

July 28, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County to vacate court order on gaming machines

A state law that rescinded a previous policy has prompted Effingham County commissioners to agree to vacate a 2010 court order.

July 28, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Consultant to help find ways to lower ISO ratings

Effingham County commissioners have given the go-ahead for a fire consulting services agreement.

July 28, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Fort Howard Road back open following gas leak

Fort Howard Road has reopened after a natural gas leak closed a portion of the road for about four hours.

July 25, 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


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