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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


900 in Rincon without power

A downed fuse has caused approximately 900 Rincon residents to be without power in the Lost Plantation area. Georgia Power crews have been called to the scene.

July 11, 2007 | Staff Report Effingham Herald | Local


I-16 wreck Friday sends two men to hospital

An early Friday morning single vehicle wreck on I-16 at the Old River Road overpass left two people who had to be taken to a Savannah hospital.

July 10, 2007 | By Ralna Pearson Effingham Herald | Local


Home, sweet home

SAVANNAH - George Justice Jr from Savannah received an unexpected Father's Day gift when he was announced as the grand-prize winner of the newly-built, $345,000 St. Jude Dream Home house Sunday. His winning ticket was pulled from among more than 5,267 other tickets during the live St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway on WSAV TV.

July 10, 2007 | Staff Report Effingham Herald | Local


Hospital sees imaging center in near future

The ceremonial shovels turned over a little bit of dirt Thursday morning but within a couple of months, Effingham Hospital officials hope even more earth can be moved for its new imaging center.

July 10, 2007 | By Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Blood supplies hit a dangerous level

ATLANTA - If this was your vehicle's gas gauge, you'd be more than a little nervous.

July 10, 2007 | Staff Report Effingham Herald | Local


Comp plan faces more questions at meeting

Some residents are asking Effingham County commissioners for more time before the county sends its comprehensive plan to the state for review.

July 10, 2007 | By Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


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


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DOT schedules lane closures for eastbound I-16

Contractors for the state Department of Transportation, in conjunction with a $5.3 million concrete rehabilitation project on I-16 from exit 152 to exit 162, will be installing temporary lane closures on the eastbound lanes. Closures will begin Friday and will last daily from 9:30 a.m.-7 p.m.

February 26, 2015 | Staff report | Local


Interest grows in proposed sprawling park

There could be a wide range of activities taking place on a vast tract of land in southern Effingham County.

February 24, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County sets meeting on plans for Effingham Parkway

Plans for the proposed Effingham Parkway will be on the drawing boards for people to see at a public information open house next month.

February 24, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


EPD chief: textiles plant permit most stringent

The permit for a Screven County textiles plant that was the source of a massive fish kill is the most stringent in the state, Environmental Protection Division director Jud Turner said.

February 18, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Cities worry about effect of transportation tax proposal

As state lawmakers weigh a change in the sales tax system to fund transportation initiatives, cities and counties are starting to line up against it.

February 17, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Springfield takes a look at license plate readers

The Springfield Police Department could be the next local law enforcement unit to add license plate scanners.

February 17, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Bicyclist dies in collision with SUV

SAVANNAH – A Savannah woman died Sunday after the bicycle she was riding collided with a sport utility vehicle driven by an Effingham County man.

February 16, 2015 | Staff report | Local


Sheriff’s office happy under one good roof

The various arms of the Effingham County Sheriff's Office are now under one roof - and just as happy as Sheriff Jimmy McDuffie appears to be for that, he's also happy to have them under a roof and in a building that won't be as much of a problem.

February 10, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


I-95/21 interchange bid could be awarded this summer

Effingham County's transportation ills could be getting a little bit of remedy, starting this spring.

February 03, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Springfield adds more parking

Springfield City Council members addressed a long-standing goal at their Jan. 13 meeting.

January 27, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rincon Police sets sights on acquiring second K-9

The Rincon Police Department is getting closer to acquiring another K-9.

January 27, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Commissioners still have questions on transportation resolution

Effingham County commissioners aren't ready to sign off on a resolution forged by a statewide legislative committee exploring ways to finance transportation improvements.

January 27, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Commissioners OK new sheriff’s office

There are still a few items left to address, but the Effingham County Sheriff's Office is settled into its new home.

January 27, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County approves recreation master plan

With the land in hand to build a large, central recreation facility, the Effingham County commissioners also have signed off on a 15-year master plan for the county's recreation needs.

January 27, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Former mayor pleads guilty

A former Springfield mayor pled guilty last Wednesday to charges of perjury and false swearing.

January 27, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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