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Exchange Club honors Loper

Reggie Loper was recently presented the Book of Golden Deeds by the Effingham Exchange Club.

June 23, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Farm Bureau honors Helmey

C. Edward Helmey Sr. was honored recently with a surprise recognition supper by the Effingham County Farm Bureau at Zion Lutheran Church.

June 23, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Library kicks off vacation reading program

Children in Chatham, Effingham and Liberty counties can make the most of their summer with Live Oak Public Libraries and the annual vacation reading program. This year's theme is "Reading Takes You Everywhere!" and three separate kick-off events are planned. Children can register for VRP and enjoy shows by some of the area's most popular children's entertainers.

June 23, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Springfield OKs historic commission

The Springfield City Council approved an ordinance establishing a historic preservation commission last week.

June 23, 2007 | By Sandi Van Orden Effingham Herald | Local


Carter optimistic about 'megasite'

State Rep. Buddy Carter also said he continues to field questions about the "megasite" off I-16. When Carter was mayor of Pooler, the state began talks with DaimlerChrysler and had a tentative deal for the automaker to build a Sprinter van plant there.

June 23, 2007 | By Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Hines finishes Air Force basic training

Air Force Airman 1st Class Franklyn A. Hines has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

June 23, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Perdue signs off on local laws

Gov. Sonny Perdue signed into law four bills aimed at Effingham County government, though county commissioners had been hopeful of a veto of some of the local legislation changing the way they do business.

June 22, 2007 | By Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


County summer food program kicks off today

One of the things cited in the comprehensive plan for Effingham County was the limited amount of recreational outlets. The county-sponsored Summer Food Service Program may help address this need.

June 22, 2007 | By Ralna Pearson Effingham Herald | Local


Cops say parent went on spree at school

A parent allegedly stole more than $100 in cash and charged over $1,000 after stealing from teachers and staff at her child's school.

June 21, 2007 | By Ralna Pearson Effingham Herald | Local


Missing woman returned to family

A local woman suffering from Alzheimer's was returned to her family after she went missing for several hours on Wednesday.

June 21, 2007 | By Ralna Pearson Effingham Herald | Local


Springfield digs deep for wastewater treatment plans

The Springfield City Council allocated $25,000 for engineering fees expected for a planned land application system for wastewater treatment.

June 21, 2007 | By Sandi Van Orden Effingham Herald | Local


Judge cuts Jeffcoat sentence

Albert Jeffcoat was in court again on Wednesday where he learned that his sentence would be reduced and his charge changed.

June 21, 2007 | By Ralna Pearson Effingham Herald | Local


Hoover re-ups with Air Guard unit

June 16, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Sheriff's deputies make more pot busts

On Monday, the Effingham County Sheriff's Office added two more suspects to a throng of marijuana manufacturing arrests.

June 16, 2007 | By Ralna Pearson Effingham Herald | Local


Savannah River cleanup part of national waterways week

Savannah - Along with thousands of volunteers taking part in hundreds of cleanups across the country to remove trash from rivers and streams, local citizens are tackling pollution in the Savannah River, as part of National River Cleanup Week 2007. The Savannah Riverkeeper and Marine Rescue Squadron 5A are making it happen.

June 16, 2007 | Staff Report | 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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