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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


Developers offer unique proposal to county

Effingham County commissioners are expected to consider a unique proposal from a developer to put in water and sewer lines when they meet Tuesday.

May 22, 2007 | By Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Marchman: domestic violence remains 'a community problem'

Effingham County law enforcement officers and the community at large got a serious lesson in domestic violence on Thursday from domestic violence expert Derek Marchman.

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


New coach wins 'em over

In less than 30 months, the Georgia Southern University football program has had three head coaches.

May 22, 2007 | By Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Springfield to take a look at raising water, sewer rates

The Springfield City Council will hold a public hearing on water and sewer rates May 22 at its second monthly council meeting.

May 22, 2007 | By Sandi Van Orden Effingham Herald | Local


Fish biting at ECRP rodeo

About 60 anglers took part in the Effingham County Recreation and Parks Department's fishing rodeo at Baker Pond earlier this month.

May 22, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Southeastern, south-central Ga. regions experiencing drought

ATHENS - Extreme drought conditions have developed across southeast and south-central Georgia. Another week with little or no rain and temperatures in the 70s and 80s have led to worsening drought conditions statewide.

May 22, 2007 | By David Stooksbury University of Georgia | Local


Fire victim sounds call for help

Though the afternoon was perfect for sitting outside chatting in the shade, Susan Altman wasn't chatting, she was crying out for help.

May 19, 2007 | Ralna Pearson Effingham Herald | Local


Golfers play a round for Habitat

The Sea Grill restaurant in Port Wentworth sponsored a fundraising golf tournament for the Habitat for Humanity of Effingham County on April 4 and raised $4,790.

May 19, 2007 | By Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Springfield adopts new fire fees

The Springfield City Council passed an ordinance instituting fire service fees Tuesday night.

May 19, 2007 | Sandi Van Orden Effingham Herald | 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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