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County, developer to work on recreation use

Effingham County commissioners are weighing a proposal from a developer to waive an impact fee in exchange for access to recreation areas in a planned subdivision.

July 07, 2007 | By Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Rincon turns down rezoning request

Rincon's city council denied a petition by CORR Development to rezone nearly 20 acres on Fort Howard Road from single-family to multi-family residential.

July 07, 2007 | By Ralna Pearson Effingham Herald | Local


Jewelers' grant to help train, recruit children's advocates

STATESBORO - Without the help of child advocates, several hundred children slip through the cracks of the judicial system every year and many more have to reenter the system utilizing an inefficient amount of resources from the courts. Recognizing the importance of this issue, the Jewelers for Children Foundation gave the Court Appointed Special Advocates Program for the Ogeechee Judicial Circuit a $10,000 grant to help recruit and train advocates for foster children.

July 07, 2007 | Staff Report Effingham Herald | Local


Springfield balks at EPD's water strings

Springfield City Councilman Dennis Webb recommended the city send a letter to the Environmental Protection Division refusing to pay "fines or penalties" for withdrawals above their permit Tuesday.

July 07, 2007 | By Sandi Van Orden Effingham Herald | Local


County, cities to hold comp plan meeting

Effingham County residents will get a chance to have their say in the direction of the county tonight (Thursday).

July 07, 2007 | By Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


State clears way for imaging center

The state Department of Community Health gave the Effingham Hospital the go-ahead Wednesday for the construction of an imaging and diagnostic center adjacent to its primary care facility at Highway 21 and Goshen Road.

July 07, 2007 | Staff Report Effingham Herald | Local


Guyton woman claims $1 million prize

Another Guyton resident has hit the jackpot.

July 07, 2007 | By Ralna Pearson Effingham Herald | Local


Man of the hour

The Effingham County Chamber of Commerce bestowed its John Adam Treutlen Award on Herb Jones at the chamber's annual meeting Thursday night at Effingham County High School.

July 05, 2007 | By Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Rincon gearing up for its annual Fourth of July parade

Coordinators of Rincon's annual July 4 festivities are implementing some new things this year in an effort to make the event bigger and better.

July 05, 2007 | By Ralna Pearson Effingham Herald | Local


United Way sponsors tee it up at Savannah Harbor

United Way of the Coastal Empire hosted its 15th Annual Golf Tournament on June 4 at The Club at Savannah Harbor.

July 05, 2007 | Staff Report Effingham Herald | Local


Chamber to explore partnerships

The incoming Effingham County Chamber of Commerce president hopes to build bridges across county lines.

July 05, 2007 | By Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Home sweet home

Jammed into Annaliesa Sterno's new home on Highway 17 Sunday afternoon were friends, family and those who helped build it, huddled together on a warm June day.

July 05, 2007 | By Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Handel lauds court ruling

Atlanta - Georgia Secretary of State Karen Handel welcomed Monday's unanimous ruling of the Georgia Supreme Court reversing last fall's decision by a Fulton County Superior Court Judge that Georgia's Photo ID law was unconstitutional.

July 03, 2007 | Staff Report Effingham Herald | Local


Some restrictions on feed trucks lifted

ATLANTA - Gov. Sonny Perdue issued an executive order lifting certain restrictions for commercial trucks and other types of motor vehicles transporting food to livestock. The severe drought in Georgia has resulted in an inability to produce home-grown crops sufficient to sustain Georgia livestock.

July 03, 2007 | Staff Report Effingham Herald | Local


Hospital gives visiting docs elbow room

Those from the business and medical communities celebrated the opening of the new Effingham Hospital Physician's Center in Springfield on Tuesday morning.

July 03, 2007 | Ralna Pearson | Local


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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


Early voting under way for general election

In-person early voting for the Nov. 4 general election is under way in the state and will run through Oct. 31. Mandatory Saturday voting will be made available across Georgia on Oct. 25.

October 17, 2014 | Staff report | Local


State agencies announce Hunters Helping Farmers

Boars. Wild hogs. Feral pigs.

October 14, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Cash available for eligible land conservation in the state

The Georgia General Assembly has made it possible for eligible landowners to do good for their land while doing well for their pocketbook. Those who protect their qualifying land with a conservation easement by year-end and sell the resulting tax credits can earn as much as $500,000.

October 14, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Stretch of I-16 in Chatham County to be resurfaced

The Georgia Department of Transportation announced Tuesday bid awards on 13 new highway infrastructure improvement projects, including pavement rehabilitation projects on Interstates 16 and 20.

October 14, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Allen promoted to lead county staff

Effingham County commissioners have agreed to hire Toss Allen as the county administrator.

October 09, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


State awarded $6.75 million to support offender re-entry services

Gov. Nathan Deal announced that Georgia was awarded $6.75 million in federal grant money to support re-entry services for rehabilitated offenders. The grants were administered by the U.S. Department of Justice to the Governor's Office of Transition, Support and Re-entry (GOTSR) and the Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ).

October 07, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Clyo man involved in fatal crash

The Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police major accident investigation team is looking into a three-vehicle wreck that claimed the life of a Savannah man Tuesday afternoon.

October 01, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Hospital, county to work on financing

Effingham County commissioners and Effingham Health System representatives may try to revise a deal between the two groups that enabled the hospital to embark on its modernization and expansion.

September 30, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Motorcycle rider dies after collision with SUV

An Effingham County man died from the injuries he suffered when his motorcycle collided with a sport utility vehicle Friday afternoon.

September 30, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Effingham man dies as result of Bulloch crash

An Effingham County man died from injuries sustained in a Friday evening crash on Highway 119, according to the Georgia State Patrol.

September 30, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Neighbors lobby against sand mine permit extension

A sand mine operator was granted two more years to finish digging out his property, after county commissioners voted to deny a rezoning application but allow the extension.

September 30, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Goshen substation more than fire trucks and ambulances

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office has joined county paramedics and Rincon firefighters at their station on Goshen Road Extension.

September 23, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


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