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Committee maps out proposed scenic byway

The Effingham County Scenic Byway committee held a public meeting in Meldrim on Thursday as part of their ongoing efforts to educate the public about the proposed scenic byway.

May 29, 2007 | By Ralna Pearson Effingham Herald | Local


Caravan of Care

Volunteers from all over landed upon Effingham County last week as part of Habitat for Humanity's RV Care-A-Vanners.

May 29, 2007 | By Ralna Pearson Effingham Herald | Local


County gives go-ahead to Grandview proposal

Effingham County will go ahead with a unique agreement with the developers of Grandview for water and sewer service.

May 26, 2007 | By Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Assessment notices a hot topic for county

D-Day for Effingham County property owners is June 5 this year.

May 26, 2007 | By Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


A medal for honor

Richard Alton Saxon, by his own admission, doesn't like to blow his own horn.

May 26, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Effingham Herald | Local


Builder wants help from county for architect's charges

Effingham County commissioners will try to work out an agreement with the builder of the new justice complex to settle more than $100,000 back charges.

May 26, 2007 | By Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Rincon local to walk 60 miles during Atlanta Breast Cancer 3-Day

CJ Satterfield of Rincon will join thousands of other dedicated women and men at the Atlanta Breast Cancer 3-Day benefiting Susan G. Komen for the Cure and the National Philanthropic Trust Breast Cancer Fund. After months of training and fundraising, participants will walk 60 miles during three days to raise awareness and funds for critical research and community outreach programs.

May 26, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Family seeks kidney donor for ailing son

Riding around his house on a large toy bike, Daniel Trowell could easily be mistaken for a preschooler. He smiles easily from ear to ear and laughs heartily. However, he talks like a child much older than he looks.

May 26, 2007 | By Ralna Pearson Effingham Herald | Local


Sheriff's deputies to get new vests

The Effingham County Sheriff's Department will be getting new bullet-proof vests, thanks to a Department of Justice grant the county commissioners accepted this week.

May 26, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Scratch off game pays off for one Guyton woman

A Guyton woman has won $50,000 playing the Georgia lottery.

May 26, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Four counties to participate in Special Olympics

Athletes from Chatham, Effingham, Liberty and Long counties will come together to compete in the 2007 Special Olympics Georgia Area 17 Summer Games on Wednesday at Savannah Country Day School (SCDS) and Bacon Park Golf Complex. Opening ceremonies will be at 10:30 a.m. at SCDS.

May 24, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Oxedine urges residents to look into flood coverage

ATLANTA - State Insurance Commissioner John W. Oxendine joins FEMA's National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) to remind consumers that experts are predicting another above-average hurricane season, and now is the time for people to protect their homes and property against the most frequent natural disaster in America - floods.

May 24, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Grandson of Guyton native receives Navy Bronze Star

Lt. Cmdr. John L. Lowery, grandson of the late John and Dorothy Crapps of Guyton, was awarded the Bronze Star at the Naval Sea System Command in Washington, D.C. for his actions in countering radio-controlled improvised explosive devices (IED) in Iraq.

May 24, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Bieber to be tried as an adult

An Effingham County teen will be tried as an adult for fatally stabbing his younger brother and the stabbing of his parents on April 20 in Guyton.

May 22, 2007 | Ralna Pearson Effingham Herald | Local


Rincon gets GEFA loan

Georgia Environmental Facilities Authority's Interim Executive Director Gregory R. Mason announced last Thursday that a loan of $2,904,759 has been executed with Rincon to expand and upgrade the current Sweigoffer Creek treatment facility.

May 22, 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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