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Ready to walk for Relay

The numbers only reveal part of the story in Rayne Highsmith's life.

May 15, 2007 | By Ralna Pearson Effingham Herald | Local


Draft budget raises eyebrows

Effingham County commissioners will spend the next two weeks going over the details of a proposed budget that's $2 million short.

May 15, 2007 | By Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


EDA trying to nail down water issues

With the desired rezoning in hand for its massive I-16 holdings, the Effingham Economic Development Authority now it's trying to put the rest of the pieces in place for its deal with DP Partners.

May 15, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Effingham Herald | Local


Red Cross drive gets a kick-start

A fundraising drive for the American Red Cross got off to a fast start in Effingham County on Thursday when the First Effingham Bank presented the organization with a check for $1,000.

May 15, 2007 | Staff report | Local


Hoover re-ups with Air Guard

Air National Guardsman Staff Sgt. Thomas Matthew Hoover of Guyton recently re-enlisted for an additional six years in the 117th Air Control Squadron of the Georgia Air National Guard.

May 15, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Council puts Rincon building inspector back on job

Rincon building inspector Cathy Hughes put up a mighty fight as she tried to hold on to her job at her public hearing Monday evening.

May 15, 2007 | By Ralna Pearson Effingham Herald | Local


County OKs rezoning for EDA's Meldrim southern tract

The last rezoning hurdle for the Effingham Economic Development Authority's plans for its massive I-16 tracts was cleared with ease Tuesday night.

May 15, 2007 | By Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Historic moment

May 13, 2007 | Sandi Van Orden Effingham Herald | Local


Guyton police conducts third drug sweep

Guyton's police department showed its muscle as officers conducted a third drug counter operation April 13.

May 13, 2007 | Ralna Pearson Effingham Herald | Local


Ferst Foundation gears up for its thrift sale Saturday

Today is the last day to donate items for the Ferst Foundation thrift sale planned for Saturday.

May 12, 2007 | By Sandi Van Orden Effingham Herald | Local


Wildfires plague county

More than 100 acres were burned as a fire off Go Cart Road traveled through an Effingham community on Monday afternoon.

May 12, 2007 | By Ralna Pearson Effingham Herald | Local


Property assessment to hit mail soon

Property assessment notices for 2007 are scheduled to be mailed by April 23. This year the appearance of the notice has changed. The tax assessors' office has heard complaints in the past about the notice layout and small print on the notice and has listened. Instead of an 8x5 form, the notice will be letter size, and the printing is large enough for most folks to read.

May 12, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


A touch of the Emerald Isle

Harry O'Donoghue performs "Follow Me Up to Carlow" on the bodhran, a traditional Irish drum, during a presentation of classic and traditional Irish music at the South Effingham Branch Library in Rincon on Thursday.

May 12, 2007 | By Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


House overrides governor's veto

The Georgia House of Representatives resoundingly overturned Gov. Sonny Perdue's veto of the fiscal year 2007 amended budget Friday.

May 12, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Victim Witness backs 'Jeans for Justice'

Two groups are asking local employers to allow employees to wear jeans as part of "Jeans for Justice" on April 27.

May 10, 2007 | By Sandi Van Orden Effingham Herald | Local


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Arson damages home where eight people lived

A mobile home where eight people lived was damaged in a fire Monday that appears to have been intentionally set, according to investigators.

July 21, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


County to take a look at long-range rec plans

Effingham County commissioners will undertake forming a master plan for future recreation improvements and enhancements, after voting 5-0 Tuesday to enter into an agreement with consulting firm CHA.

July 21, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rincon 2013 audit finds two problems

Rincon City Council members were handed their 2013 audit, which pointed out two material weaknesses.

July 21, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


How to help curtail a mosquito problem

Coastal Health District officials remind residents to take precautions to avoid mosquitoes which are not only a nuisance but can carry disease such as West Nile Virus (WNV), Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE), and chikungunya.

July 21, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Early voting numbers trail primary turnout

ATLANTA - Early in-person voting ended Friday for Tuesday's primary runoff.

July 21, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Senate runoff: Kingston says being 'local' helps his appeal to independents

STATESBORO - U.S. Senate candidate Rep. Jack Kingston said Friday he has the conservative credentials to appeal to Republicans at this stage but that being accessible and "local" will help him with independent voters.

July 21, 2014 | By Al Hackle | Local


Senate runoff: Perdue feels he’s the real conservative in GOP race

STATESBORO - U.S. Senate candidate David Perdue, making a campaign stop at Locos Grill and Pub in Statesboro on the cusp of the primary runoff, told reporters that the other Republican in the race, U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston, spends money like a liberal Democrat.

July 21, 2014 | By Al Hackle | Local


Guyton woman hit by truck, dies

An Effingham County woman died after being hit by a truck on Honey Ridge Road Thursday night.

July 18, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Bryan County man fighting flesh-eating bacteria

A local man was in critical condition at a Savannah hospital after reportedly fishing near Dasher's Landing on the Ogeechee River last week and contracting a bacterial infection commonly known as the flesh-eating disease.

July 17, 2014 | Staff report | Local


State to add 100 child case workers

Gov. Nathan Deal approved the hire of 100 new child protective service workers to assist with a recent influx of cases. The number of reports of child abuse and neglect has significantly increased since the opening of a centralized 24/7 Child Protective Services Intake Communications Center.

July 17, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Light turnout expected for Tuesday’s runoff

Only a small number of Effingham County's 28,000 registered voters are expected to cast ballots in Tuesday's primary runoff.

July 17, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


County to turn off water rate hike

Water and sewer rates for Effingham County's customers are going back down.

July 17, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Want to know what's going on? See the new Regional Calendar

So you're looking for something to do this weekend in and around Effingham County, and next week, you have some relatives visiting who really want to check out the Lucas Theatre in Savannah, one of whom is also a history buff who wants to learn a little about Georgia's past.

July 14, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Springfield audit comes back clean

The city of Springfield received a clean bill of financial health from its auditors Tuesday night.

July 14, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Supreme Court turns down appeal on Jones challenge

The challenge to an Effingham County commissioner's candidacy appears to be over.

July 14, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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