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Empty Stocking campaign begins

"It's time for Effingham citizens to come together for the annual effort to fill the empty stockings for children, families and the elderly," said Reggie Loper.

December 27, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Rincon expects liquor proposal at next meeting

Rincon city council members spent some of their meeting Monday night talking about an item that will be on their next agenda - a proposal for a liquor by the drink referendum.

December 27, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Christmas trees displayed at Ebenezer

New Ebenezer Retreat Center held their annual Christmas Tree Festival this weekend to raise funds for their scholarship fund.

December 27, 2007 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


Is Chatham's help needed for Effingham Parkway?

Effingham County officials invited outgoing state Department of Transportation Commissioner Harold Linnenkohl to Springfield to thank him for his help over the years and to ask for a few more favors before he departs office.

December 27, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Springfield wonders if GREAT is all that good

The Springfield City Council heard comments from state Rep. John Burns on Tuesday regarding state House Speaker Glenn Richardson's GREAT plan.

December 27, 2007 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


Statesboro OCSS office closing temporarily, moving in 2008

The Office of Child Support Services at 1 Courtland St. in Statesboro has closed. The closure is because of its relocation to its new office at 34 Hill St., Statesboro. Due to the relocation planned for early 2008, the current office will be closed during the months of December and January. All staff will be temporarily reassigned to other state offices in the surrounding area.

December 27, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


County to go back to square one on courthouse

Effingham County commissioners may be going back to square one with the plans to hire an architect for the old courthouse.

December 20, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Rafter, Exley selected for hospital trustee board

Richard R. Rafter and Tommy Exley have been selected as the newest members of the Effingham Hospital Board of Trustees.

December 20, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Springfield council debates raises for city employees

Members of the Springfield City Council discussed changing the way raises are given to city employees at a budget workshop Monday.

December 19, 2007 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


Former sheriff dies

With only four deputies, Lloyd Fulcher made the Effingham County Sheriff's Department one of the most respected in the state.

December 19, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Pickard wins raffle

December 19, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Outgoing chairman praises work of IDA board, staff

The last few years on the Effingham Industrial Development Authority have been tumultuous and busy for Martin Wilkins.

December 18, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Rincon Lions Club Christmas Parade photo gallery

December 18, 2007 | Patrick Donahue | Local


Guyton going with new cell phone plan for city employees

Guyton's police and other employees will be able to talk to each other and everybody else more clearly after the city council approved a new cell phone plan.

December 18, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Guyton maps out possible new service delivery area

Guyton's city council also accepted a proposed revision to its service delivery area last Monday, which will expand the territory the city will serve with water and wastewater. The boundary will extend roughly north to Tusculum Road, east to Little McCall Road, south to Pineora and west to the Ogeechee River.

December 18, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


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Effingham horse tests positive for EEE

A horse in Effingham County has tested positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE). EEE also has been detected in the mosquito population in Chatham County ...

July 28, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Muldrew takes runoff for judge seat

Michael Muldrew, currently chief assistant district attorney in the Ogeechee Judicial Circuit, will become the circuit's newest Superior Court judge in January, after outpolling ...

July 27, 2016 | By Al Hackle Statesboro Herald | Local


Red Cross facing critical blood shortage

While thousands of people from across the country responded to the emergency request for blood and platelet donations issued by the American Red Cross in ...

July 27, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Business summit to replace annual Chamber retreat this year

This year's annual Effingham Chamber of Commerce retreat is taking a different approach - and will be in a different locale.

July 27, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Commissioners deny CASA request for part of add-on fee revenue

The Ogeechee Judicial Circuit's Court-Appointed Special Advocates will have to wait to receive funding from the same source as Effingham County Victim Witness Assistance ...

July 27, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County opening the door for new online portal

Effingham County's presence on the World Wide Web could be changing soon.

July 27, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rincon to replace current K9 cars

The Rincon Police Department's K9 corps will be getting new rides.

July 26, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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


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