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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


Water rates on the rise in Springfield

Water rates will increase in Springfield effective in the June billing cycle. The city council voted unanimously for the rate increase at its meeting Tuesday night.

June 16, 2007 | By Sandi Van Orden Effingham Herald | Local


County, Rincon finally come to agreement on water deal

After many long months of negotiations, the deal between Effingham County and the city of Rincon for surface water has finally been completed.

June 16, 2007 | By Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Deputies hitting road in force this weekend

This Memorial Day weekend, travelers will not only have to contend with a slew of other drivers on the road, but law enforcement officers, too.

June 16, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


A big day for Manna House

Sunday was more than just the celebration of the 20th anniversary of Manna House in Effingham County. It was also a chance to dedicate their building after two weeks of rapid and major renovation.

June 14, 2007 | By Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Springfield gets a look at historic preservation law

Springfield citizens got an explanation of an ordinance to create a historic preservation commission at a public meeting in Springfield last Tuesday.

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


Cops make handful of drug arrests

Five individuals were arrested by the Effingham County Sheriff's Office over the span of two days for drug-related crimes.

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


Isakson backs move to cut spending

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.) took another step toward fulfilling his campaign pledge to end reckless spending in Washington by signing as a co-sponsor of legislation to reduce the federal deficit and reform the federal budget process.

June 14, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Hospital authority to set its millage rate

The Effingham County Board of Commissioners announced its intention to increase property taxes because of the hospital authority's proposal not to rollback its millage rate from 2 mills to 1.827 mills. This is a 9.47 percent increase.

June 12, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


EDA close to landing 'big one'

The Effingham County Economic Development Authority may be close to landing exactly what it's been seeking for its land along Highway 21.

June 12, 2007 | By Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


BOE to hold hearings on millage rate

The Effingham County Board of Education has announced its intention to increase the property taxes it will levy this year by 9.39 percent over the rollback millage rate.

June 12, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


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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


Crawley named county manager in McDuffie

Former Effingham County administrator David Crawley has been hired to be the county manager in McDuffie County.

August 11, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Insurance commissioner recommends buying travel insurance for vacation losses

ATLANTA - With the Labor Day weekend approaching, Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens urges Georgians to consider travel insurance to protect against possible vacation losses.

August 11, 2014 | Staff report | Local


DOT to hold open house on 21/95 plans

The Georgia Department of Transportation seeks input on the proposed diverging diamond interchange on Highway 21 at I-95 Exit 109 in Chatham County.

August 07, 2014 | Staff report | Local


County to drive forward on ash road repairs

Effingham County commissioners have approved a bid for repairs for nearly a dozen ash roads, but also are urging the contractor to exert traffic control measures to prevent cars from becoming damaged.

August 07, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Red Cross still in urgent need of blood

The American Red Cross continues to have an urgent need for blood donors of all blood types to give before the Labor Day holiday, even after many more donors stepped up to give following an urgent call issued in late July.

August 07, 2014 | Staff report | Local


County to take up water pact for possible development

Effingham County commissioners are expected at Tuesday's meeting to delve into how to provide water and sewer service to a potential development off Old Augusta and Chimney roads.

August 04, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


ECSO needs help for its K-9 unit

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office K-9 unit has helped the community in a number of ways. Now, the ECSO is hoping the public will return the gesture.

July 31, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


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