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Tanksley speaks to Sunrise Rotary

Ace Herring, president of Sunrise Rotary, presented Karen Tanksley with a club pen in appreciation for a presentation she gave this month. Tanksley is publisher of the Effingham Herald and president-elect for the Effingham Noon Rotary Club.

August 18, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Work on I-16 park plans forges ahead

Plans for the sprawling industrial park straddling I-16 near Meldrim are slowly taking shape.

August 16, 2007 | By Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Missing man found dead

The search for a missing person came to a tragic end on Thursday morning when a farmer found the man dead in his field.

August 15, 2007 | By Ralna Pearson Staff Writer | Local


Roads could benefit from expected surplus

Effingham County commissioners could have a big decision soon on how to spend money.

August 15, 2007 | By Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Rincon, Towne Park West developers discuss water deal

Developers of The Springs at Towne Park West are trying to get the city of Rincon to cut them some slack on water-related costs as part of a water agreement.

August 15, 2007 | By Ralna Pearson Staff Writer | Local


Sheriff's search for missing man

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office is currently looking for 58-year-old Robert Francis Hammesfahr. He resides at 119 Old Dixie Highway North in Springfield.

August 14, 2007 | By Ralna Pearson Staff Writer | Local


Commissioners question elections board requests

Just how much are Effingham County commissioners willing to pay for training for the newly-seated elections board members?

August 14, 2007 | By Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Line divides comp plan meeting

There is one line on a map that divided opinions at last week's meeting on the comprehensive plan.

August 14, 2007 | By Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Homeowners can get help with gas appliances

United Way of the Coastal Empire's 2-1-1 is now taking applications for Atlanta Gas Light Company's Home and Heart Warming Program.

August 14, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Rincon to give Hinely center a facelift

The Vernon C. Hinely Center in Rincon is about to get a much needed makeover.

August 14, 2007 | By Ralna Pearson Staff Writer | Local


IDA, Project Supreme enter final negotiations

The Effingham County Industrial Development Authority has cancelled its regular monthly meeting, which was to be held today. But it is plenty busy today.

August 14, 2007 | By Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


IDA faces hefty tax bill

The Effingham County Industrial Development Authority could be facing a hefty bill for its condemnation of the Research Forest Tract.

August 14, 2007 | By Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Guyton rolls back millage

Money dominated Guyton's city council meeting last Tuesday night as the council both accepted money and agreed to pay out some.

August 09, 2007 | Ralna Pearson Staff Writer | Local


Audit says Rincon finances in good shape

Rincon's financial health is improving, auditors told Rincon City Council.

August 09, 2007 | Ralna Pearson Staff Writer | Local


Atlantic Avenue Park almost ready

After some time, improvements to the Atlantic Avenue Park in Rincon are finally near completion.

August 09, 2007 | Ralna Pearson Staff Writer | Local


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Early voting ends Friday, polls open Tuesday

Early voting continues through Friday for the general election, and polls will be open Tuesday from 7 a.m.-7 p.m.

October 28, 2014 | Staff report | Local


EMS celebrates 35 years of service

For the last 35 years, the Effingham County Emergency Medical Service has responded to calls for help day and night.

October 28, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


GOHS offers '5 to Drive' for teen driver safety week

The Governor's Office of Highway Safety is marking National Teen Driver Safety Week by encouraging parents of teen drivers to always set the rules before their teens hit the road.

October 21, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Savannah man dies in Highway 21 wreck

A Savannah man died after crossing the center line and causing a four-vehicle crash Thursday on Highway 21 near Highway 275, according to the Georgia State Patrol.

October 21, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Deal forms Ebola response team

Gov. Nathan Deal has signed an executive order to create an Ebola response team, which will assess current state health and emergency management procedures and produce necessary recommendations to minimize any potential impact of the disease in Georgia.

October 21, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Early voting under way for general election

In-person early voting for the Nov. 4 general election is under way in the state and will run through Oct. 31. Mandatory Saturday voting will be made available across Georgia on Oct. 25.

October 17, 2014 | Staff report | Local


State agencies announce Hunters Helping Farmers

Boars. Wild hogs. Feral pigs.

October 14, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Cash available for eligible land conservation in the state

The Georgia General Assembly has made it possible for eligible landowners to do good for their land while doing well for their pocketbook. Those who protect their qualifying land with a conservation easement by year-end and sell the resulting tax credits can earn as much as $500,000.

October 14, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Stretch of I-16 in Chatham County to be resurfaced

The Georgia Department of Transportation announced Tuesday bid awards on 13 new highway infrastructure improvement projects, including pavement rehabilitation projects on Interstates 16 and 20.

October 14, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Allen promoted to lead county staff

Effingham County commissioners have agreed to hire Toss Allen as the county administrator.

October 09, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


State awarded $6.75 million to support offender re-entry services

Gov. Nathan Deal announced that Georgia was awarded $6.75 million in federal grant money to support re-entry services for rehabilitated offenders. The grants were administered by the U.S. Department of Justice to the Governor's Office of Transition, Support and Re-entry (GOTSR) and the Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ).

October 07, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Clyo man involved in fatal crash

The Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police major accident investigation team is looking into a three-vehicle wreck that claimed the life of a Savannah man Tuesday afternoon.

October 01, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Hospital, county to work on financing

Effingham County commissioners and Effingham Health System representatives may try to revise a deal between the two groups that enabled the hospital to embark on its modernization and expansion.

September 30, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Motorcycle rider dies after collision with SUV

An Effingham County man died from the injuries he suffered when his motorcycle collided with a sport utility vehicle Friday afternoon.

September 30, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Effingham man dies as result of Bulloch crash

An Effingham County man died from injuries sustained in a Friday evening crash on Highway 119, according to the Georgia State Patrol.

September 30, 2014 | Staff report | Local


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