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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


United Way sponsors tee it up at Savannah Harbor

United Way of the Coastal Empire hosted its 15th Annual Golf Tournament on June 4 at The Club at Savannah Harbor.

July 05, 2007 | Staff Report Effingham Herald | Local


Chamber to explore partnerships

The incoming Effingham County Chamber of Commerce president hopes to build bridges across county lines.

July 05, 2007 | By Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Home sweet home

Jammed into Annaliesa Sterno's new home on Highway 17 Sunday afternoon were friends, family and those who helped build it, huddled together on a warm June day.

July 05, 2007 | By Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


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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


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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