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National Garden Week

July 17, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Averitt STARS search for talent

Statesboro's Community Theater organization, the Averitt STARS, is holding auditions for the 3rd annual Averitt Star Search.

July 14, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Guyton considers millage rollback

Guyton's city council may rollback the city's tax millage rate for this year in response to residents' concerns.

July 14, 2007 | By Ralna Pearson Effingham Herald | Local


Sunrise shines for Mars

Members of the Effingham Sunrise Rotary Club got he latest news on the "Mars on Main" project. The "Mars on Main" Revitalization Committee just got the signed contract back and can now move forward with the planned demolition and future restoration of the old Mars Theater (circa 1948) in downtown Springfield.

July 14, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Guyton goes over city manager's job

Effingham County's municipalities either have or are in the process of getting a city manager, and Guyton's city council gathered Tuesday afternoon to discuss the job description for their future hire.

July 14, 2007 | By Ralna Pearson Effingham Herald | Local


BOE sets its millage

The Effingham County Board of Education set the bond millage rate at 1.178 and the millage rate for maintenance and operation at 15.57 Monday.

July 14, 2007 | By Sandi Van Orden Effingham Herald | Local


McAtee completes basic

Seaman Recruit Jonathan S. McAtee graduated from Navy basic military training at Great Lakes Naval Training Center, Great Lakes, Ill., on June 8.

July 14, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Hospital's millage questioned

Effingham County commissioners approved a millage rate for the coming fiscal year, but not without some more hand-wringing.

July 14, 2007 | By Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Commissioners OK $28.8 million budget

Effingham County commissioners approved a $28.86 million budget Tuesday for the coming fiscal year by a 4-1 vote, setting aside money and procedures to approve raises.

July 14, 2007 | By Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


A Father's Day for all ages

The men at Effingham Care Center were treated to a steak dinner on June 15 in celebration of Father's Day.

July 14, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Guyton, Rincon gear up election machines

Announcements and appointments were made at both Rincon and Guyton city council meetings as the cities look ahead to the Nov. 6 election.

July 12, 2007 | By Ralna Pearson Effingham Herald | Local


Mercer, Memorial announce plans for a medical school

SAVANNAH - Mercer University and Memorial Health announced Wednesday a major initiative to increase the number of doctors serving Georgia's communities. Mercer will expand its existing two-year clinical program at Memorial Health University Medical Center in Savannah into a full four-year campus of the Mercer University School of Medicine.

July 12, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Senior pageant donates to Habitat

Carolyn Bashlor with the Senior Southeastern Georgia Pageant made a presentation of a $800 check to Habitat for Humanity on Saturday. The check was deposited in Habitat's construction fund and will be used to purchase the interior doors for the house Habitat and its volunteers are building with Shirley Milton and her family.

July 12, 2007 | Staff Report Effingham Herald | Local


County weighs requests for personnel

Effingham County commissioners want department heads requesting additional personnel to show that any prospective new employees would pay for themselves.

July 12, 2007 | By Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Groups to probe tax solutions

Effingham County's state lawmakers have backed resolutions that call for the county to study its current tax structure.

July 12, 2007 | By Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


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Separate accidents result in two fatalities

The Labor Day holiday weekend was a deadly one on Effingham County roads, as two women died from injuries in separate single-car crashes.

September 01, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Military motorcycle training can fulfill state testing requirements

Georgia Department of Driver Services Commissioner Rob Mikell has announced a new customer service for active/former military service members and their dependents requesting a motorcycle license. These customers may exempt the written and road skills testing for a motorcycle endorsement - if they have successfully completed a safety course based on the Motor Safety Foundation curriculums offered by the U.S. Department of Defense or branch of the U.S. military.

September 01, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Hospital, county to attempt to resolve pay disagreement

With the Department of Housing and Urban Development scheduled to visit in a few weeks, Effingham Health System leaders want to resolve an issue on how much money the hospital is owed from the county.

August 28, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rincon approves service rate hikes

Rincon residents can expect to pay more for water, sewer, sanitation and fire fees.

August 28, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Leaders look for ways to get the word out

ST. SIMONS ISLAND - Community leaders want to get Effingham County residents to not just think local but act local - especially when it comes to spending their money.

August 25, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Work on parkway could start in 2017

ST. SIMONS ISLAND - The Effingham Parkway likely won't look like the design submitted a few years ago, with a tie-in to the Jimmy Deloach Parkway. But even with a scaled-back version, finding the money to complete the work may not be easy, Effingham County community leaders learned Thursday.

August 25, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rincon council OKs changes to nuisance enforcement

Rincon City Council has approved changes to how it will handle violations and enforcement of its nuisance ordinance.

August 25, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County turns down request for groundwater use

Effingham County commissioners voted not to cede any of its groundwater withdrawal permit so a proposed development could install a well and water tank that the county eventually would operate.

August 21, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Springfield opts to bump up its millage rate

The millage rate is increasing in Springfield, after city council members approved a hike last Tuesday night.

August 18, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


DOT hopes drivers take a shine to diverging diamond

State Rep. Bill Hitchens has seen the two "diverging diamond interchanges" in use on metro Atlanta highways.

August 18, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Hospital gets ready for hurricane season

Effingham County Emergency Management Agency and Georgia Emergency Management Agency met with Michael Murphy, emergency management health care professional at Effingham Health System, to discuss plans for the 2014 hurricane season.

August 18, 2014 | Staff report | Local


County trims millage rate

Effingham County commissioners approved a slightly lower millage rate and also voted to keep fire and sanitation fees the same during a special called meeting Wednesday evening.

August 14, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County to set 2015 millage rate Wednesday

Effingham County commissioners are expected to set the 2014-15 millage rates when they meet Wednesday at 6 p.m.

August 11, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Work set to start on county’s next audit

The next audit of Effingham County's government appears to be on track.

August 11, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Commissioners set meeting for rec plan

Effingham County commissioners will meet with members of the county's recreation board as part of a process to come up with a master plan for the county's recreation needs.

August 11, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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