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Springfield takes a look at liquor by the drink

The Springfield City Council discussed a possible liquor by the drink ordinance at a workshop on Tuesday.

January 01, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


County vote on liquor coming in February

Voters in Effingham County may be able to decide in February whether they want liquor by the drink sold in restaurants.

January 01, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Guyton narrows finalists

The Guyton City Council has pared its candidates for the soon-to-be-created city manager job to three nominees, including two already in Effingham County.

January 01, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Neighbors say no to surface mine in Rincon

Rincon city council members have asked for more information from a group wanting to begin a surface mine.

December 29, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Speaker touts GREAT plan

Georgia Speaker of the House Glenn Richardson was hosted by the Statesboro Chamber of Commerce recently to discuss the speaker's tax reform plan - GREAT. Standing for Georgia's Repeal of Every Ad valorem Tax, the speaker's plan calls for the elimination of all property taxes in favor of an expansion of the sales tax - without an increase in the sales tax rate.

December 29, 2007 | Phil Boyum Special to Effingham Herald | Local


County joins 'call before you dig'

Effingham County will be getting a call before someone else digs in for its water and sewer lines.

December 28, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


City looks to expand sewage capacity

Springfield city councilmen and other residents were given an overview of the proposed plan for the wastewater treatment facility expansion and the spray field Monday.

December 28, 2007 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


Work on first part of Old Augusta Road ready to move forward

Crews may start work on the Old Augusta Road project by the middle of this week, Effingham County commissioners and staff learned.

December 28, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


IDA begins to take look at Research Forest plans

It may take 20 or more years before the Effingham Industrial Development Authority is finished with the Research Forest Tract, but there are some issues IDA members want to get resolved soon, especially access to the nearly 2,600-acre property.

December 28, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


City's budget to grow a little

The Springfield City Council approved the first reading of the budget for 2008.

December 28, 2007 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


Corps of Engineers to hold meeting on drought, lake levels

SAVANNAH - The commander of the Savannah District, U. S. Army Corps of Engineers, Col. Edward J. Kertis, will host a public meeting in the lower Savannah River basin to discuss water management at Lakes Thurmond, Russell and Hartwell during the current drought conditions. The Corps' Savannah District manages the three reservoirs and the dams that form them. Public meetings were held in mid-November in the upper Savannah River Basin in Augusta and Anderson, S.C.

December 27, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


County agrees to new contract with Republic

Republic Waste Service will continue to provide sanitation service to the unincorporated areas of Effingham County after county commissioners approved a new contract.

December 27, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Comp plan draws more questions

Effingham County's part of the comprehensive plan is done, and county commissioners are expected to approve it at their December meeting to send to the Coastal Georgia Regional Development Center and the state Department of Community Affairs.

December 27, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


County gives go-ahead for liquor vote

esidents in unincorporated Effingham County may get the chance next year to vote on whether they want to have liquor by the drink sold in restaurants.

December 27, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Guyton Christmas parade photo gallery

December 27, 2007 | Photos by Brittany McNair | Local


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Weems retiring from Coastal Health Distirct

Dr. Lawton C. Davis, the current health director of the South Central Health District, has been named to replace Dr. Diane Z. Weems, who announced ...

July 20, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Springfield aims to pull carts back from road

Springfield residents who leave their garbage carts out on the street a little too long could be facing a fine.

July 19, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Hinely stepping down from IDA

The longest continuous serving member of the Effingham Industrial Development Authority has relinquished his seat on the board.

July 19, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Springfield, DRT reach water agreement

A French company building a turpentine distilling plant and the city of Springfield have reached an agreement for water service to the facility.

July 19, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Early voting ongoing in Superior Court judge race

Early voting for the July 26 runoff between Martha Hall and Michael Muldrew in the Ogeechee Judicial Circuit Superior Court judge race is under way.

July 13, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Rincon may deliver old post office to HES

The Historic Effingham Society's Living History Site could be getting a piece of Rincon to display soon.

July 12, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


IDA trimming its expenses in budget

The Effingham Industrial Development Authority has put into a motion a budget for the current fiscal year that is smaller than the previous budget.

July 12, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


IDA putting capital improvement plan into motion

With the nearly 1,560 acres of the tract off Old River Road and Interstate 16 now back under its control, the Effingham Industrial Development ...

July 12, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


BoE chairman badly hurt in accident

Effingham County Board of Education Chairman Lamar Allen continues to recuperate after a lengthy surgery stemming from a June 26 wreck.

July 12, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Lane closures on 21 expected with resurfacing

Motorists are advised to expect nighttime lane closures along Highway 21 from Patriot Drive in Rincon to just north of Highway 119 in Springfield as ...

July 11, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Carter: Radical terrorists, not gun laws, the problem

The U.S. needs to deal with radical Islamic fundamentalism instead of instituting restrictive gun laws, U.S. Rep. Buddy Carter said Thursday.

July 06, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Making friends at Camp Buddy

The Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society held its annual Camp Buddy at Rincon Elementary School, with Chef Nick Mueller's usual visit to make pizzas and ...

July 06, 2016 | staff report | Local


Getting churned on

The city of Guyton held its third annual ice cream social June 16 from 5:30-7 p.m. on the walking trail, with six churns ...

July 06, 2016 | staff report | Local


Rincon OKs deal for inmate work crew

The city of Rincon has renewed its contract with Effingham County for an inmate work crew.

July 06, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County to spend $1M to replenish graders

With the heavy equipment needed to repair the county's dirt roads and ditches inoperable, Effingham County commissioners have committed to spend nearly $1 million ...

July 06, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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