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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


Traffic, historic areas top cities' goals at comp plan meeting

Effingham County's municipalities are looking at ways to preserve their historic areas as they finish their portions of the comprehensive plan.

July 12, 2007 | By Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


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AAA offering Tow2Go

One in five consumers said they have never used a designated driver while away from home and drinking, according to a recent AAA Consumer Pulse™ Survey. AAA and Bud Light urge motorists to plan ahead for the holiday weekend if they will be out drinking. This means choosing a designated driver, staying where you are celebrating, using a cab or finding another form of sober transportation.

November 26, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Ebenezer Crossing to be preserved

One of the most historically significant and ecologically fragile areas of Effingham County will be preserved for future generations.

November 26, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County to buy land for central park complex

Effingham County commissioners took a big step last Tuesday night toward building a central recreation park.

November 26, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Insurance office states case for safe cooking

ATLANTA - Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens urges Georgians to use caution with holiday cooking, and when they heat up leftovers on the stove after the holidays.

November 25, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Drivers reminded to buckle up, drive safely

The busiest travel period of the year is under way, putting more people on the road, and unfortunately increasing the likelihood of crashes. Law enforcement agencies across the state are joining in a national effort to reach all Thanksgiving travelers with one important message: buckle up.

November 25, 2014 | Staff report | Local


County, hospital work out agreement

Effingham County commissioners and Effingham Health System officials have agreed on a plan that will ensure the hospital's funding and enables both bodies to track the payments to the hospital.

November 18, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Democrats choose committee members

The Effingham County Democratic Committee recently held a public caucus to elect and re-elect members to the committee to represent all Democrats in the county. Vice- hair Jimmie Snooks presided over the election.

November 11, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Rincon agrees to fee cut for Habitat project

Rincon City Council members agreed last month to cut the fees by $100 for a home being built by Habitat for Humanity of Effingham County.

November 11, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County, ECRP ready to move on master plan

Effingham County commissioners could shape the future of the county's recreation for the coming decade and more at their next meeting.

November 11, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Tips on home heating safety

ATLANTA - With potential cooler weather in the forecast, Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens wants to remind Georgians of some heating tips to help keep their homes safe this winter.

November 11, 2014 | Staff report | Local


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


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