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Bomb threat called into hospital Monday

Law enforcement officials are investigating an alleged bomb threat called into the Effingham Hospital on Monday afternoon.

June 30, 2007 | Staff Report Effingham Herald | Local


For pageant, the show must go on

Even with bad weather and power outages, the Ms. Senior Southeast Georgia pageant continued Saturday night at Effingham County High School.

June 30, 2007 | By Sandi Van Orden Effingham Herald | Local


Quite a catch

Josh Jameson caught this fish during Memorial Day weekend on Clark Hill Lake. It weighed 46.3 pounds and was 48 inches long. He is now getting it mounted at Soggy Bottoms Taxidermy in Effingham County.

June 30, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Health department urges special needs registry signup

As another hurricane season begins, the Effingham County Health Department urges everyone to prepare now to protect their lives, their loved ones and their property before a storm approaches our coast. Preparedness is important for all coastal residents, but critical for those with special needs.

June 29, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


A reason to smile

The Help a Child Smile mobile dental clinic pulled into Effingham County on Monday to provide dental care to children without a family dentist.

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


Plans for Towne Park West moving along

Towne Park West is bursting with development and the crown jewel appears to be a planned upscale, gated community.

June 28, 2007 | By Ralna Pearson Effingham Herald | Local


EDA awaits action from appeals court on lawsuits

There has been no movement in the challenge of an Effingham County Economic Development Authority member's seat, former EDA attorney Mickey Kicklighter said.

June 28, 2007 | By Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Zittrouer attends Farm Bureau conference

Effingham County Farm Bureau Office Manager Sandra Zittrouer recently attended the Georgia Farm Bureau Office Manager and Secretary Conference held in Macon.

June 28, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Local sheriff's deputy completes GPSTC course

Deputy Mike Hendricks of the Effingham County Sheriff's Office completed a DUI Detection and Standardized Field Sobriety Testing course taught by the Georgia Police Academy Division of the Georgia Public Safety Training Center in Forsyth.

June 28, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Vidalia Onions hit Capitol Hill

June 28, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Was rainfall enough?

May went down as one of the driest months in history, and Tropical Depression Barry's impact may not be enough.

June 28, 2007 | Staff Report Effingham Herald | Local


Truck can't stop

Some vehicles at Springfield Ford in Rincon were damaged when a Guyton teen lost control of his vehicle driving southbound on Highway 21 on Wednesday.

June 26, 2007 | By Sandi Van Orden Effingham Herald | Local


Isakson: First step in reform is securing nation’s borders

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.) again urged the Senate to commit to securing the U.S. borders as the required first step of any immigration reform. Comprehensive immigration legislation is currently being debated on the Senate floor.

June 26, 2007 | Staff Report Effingham Herald | Local


Veteran Atlanta TV reporter seeks Chambliss’ seat in ’08

An Atlanta TV news reporter has tossed his hat into the ring for U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss' seat.

June 26, 2007 | Staff Report Effingham Herald | Local


Basic rules of court etiquette

If you have been ordered to appear in court, these guidelines will provide list important information that will assist you before your appearance. This information does not constitute legal advice. If you require legal assistance, please consult an attorney.

June 26, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


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County, hospital work out agreement

Effingham County commissioners and Effingham Health System officials have agreed on a plan that will ensure the hospital's funding and enables both bodies to track the payments to the hospital.

November 18, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Democrats choose committee members

The Effingham County Democratic Committee recently held a public caucus to elect and re-elect members to the committee to represent all Democrats in the county. Vice- hair Jimmie Snooks presided over the election.

November 11, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Rincon agrees to fee cut for Habitat project

Rincon City Council members agreed last month to cut the fees by $100 for a home being built by Habitat for Humanity of Effingham County.

November 11, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County, ECRP ready to move on master plan

Effingham County commissioners could shape the future of the county's recreation for the coming decade and more at their next meeting.

November 11, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Tips on home heating safety

ATLANTA - With potential cooler weather in the forecast, Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens wants to remind Georgians of some heating tips to help keep their homes safe this winter.

November 11, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Early voting ends Friday, polls open Tuesday

Early voting continues through Friday for the general election, and polls will be open Tuesday from 7 a.m.-7 p.m.

October 28, 2014 | Staff report | Local


EMS celebrates 35 years of service

For the last 35 years, the Effingham County Emergency Medical Service has responded to calls for help day and night.

October 28, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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


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