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Chamber, IDA target gateway cleanup

Effingham Chamber of Commerce and Industrial Development Authority officials want to make Highway 21 into the county more than just a busy four-lane road.

November 13, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Forestry outlook getting brighter

There may be light at the end of a long tunnel for Southern tree growers currently struggling under depressed timber markets resulting from the housing slump. A new assessment of the South's forest resources expects timber demand to increase in the coming year, especially for lumber and building materials.

November 13, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Senators praise Corps for updating water control plan

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., and Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., announced that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has now committed to begin to update its outdated water control plan for the drought-ravaged river basin that serves Georgia and Alabama.

November 13, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Crop disaster losses signups under way

USDA Farm Service Agency Administrator Teresa Lasseter announced that eligible farmers who suffered quantity losses to their crops in recent years can enroll in the Crop Disaster Program 2005-2007 (CDP) at local FSA service centers. FSA will announce and conduct sign-up for quality losses under CDP as soon as possible.

November 13, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Hospital expands its rehab unit

She called it the "chamber of pain," but Ruth Lee readily showed the full range of motion she had on her left arm, thanks to Effingham Hospital's physical therapy unit.

November 13, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Uzupan runs for love of the city

Tim Uzupan is running for Springfield City Council because of his love for the city.

November 13, 2007 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


Wilson earns peer supporter status

Jason Wilson of Rincon has just become certified as a peer supporter for people with disabilities. The class was sponsored by and held at LIFE, Inc. in Savannah and conducted by Disability Link of Macon. Funds were made available from the Georgia Department of Human Resources through the Governor's Council on Developmental Disabilities.

November 10, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Northway completes basic training

Army Pfc. Zachery Northway has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.

November 10, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Pitts joins Alpha Battery ranks

The Georgia Army National Guard welcomes Pvt. Zachary A. Pitts, who graduated from basic combat training at Fort Sill, Okla., on Oct. 5.

November 10, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Alpha Battery promotes two during drill weekend

Alpha Battery of 1/118 Field Artillery Battalion held its monthly drill Oct. 13-14 at the Georgia Army National Guard armory in Springfield.

November 10, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


County holds off on courthouse architect

Effingham County commissioners have pushed back the decision on hiring an architect to take a look at renovating the jail and the old courthouse.

November 10, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Effingham firefighters mourn loss of Andrews: update 2

Effingham County firefighters are mourning the loss of one of their own.

November 10, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Cleanup of 21/307 wreck going fast

Cleanup of an accident involving two tractor trailers and a train at Highways 21 and 307 is under way, according to the Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department.

November 10, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Rincon Police to hit the city's streets for Halloween

On Oct. 31, the Rincon Police Department will have a Halloween detail out in subdivisions and city streets around the city of Rincon.

November 10, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


HES seeks items for auction fundraiser

Historic Effingham Society is holding its 6th Annual Auction with a spaghetti supper on Nov. 3, in the Springfield United Methodist Family Life Center at the corner of Cleveland and Pine streets in Springfield, one block off Laurel Street.

November 10, 2007 | Susan Exley | Local


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Springfield man recovering from multiple gun shots

A Springfield man was shot multiple times Wednesday morning following an altercation, but his wounds are considered non-life threatening, at this time, said Sgt. Don ...

August 24, 2016 | From Staff Reports | Local


Coffee shows Rebels where they need work

STATESBORO – The momentum shifted several times Friday night between the Effingham County Rebels and the Coffee County Trojans, but the Rebels ultimately fell 41-13 in ...

August 24, 2016 | By SHANE PEASTER For the Effingham Herald | Local


Purcell named to State Transportation Board

Rincon's Ann Purcell was elected last week the State Transportation Board to its new executive leadership team.

August 24, 2016 | For the Effingham Herald | Local


Business Summit focuses on transportation

While metro Atlanta still consumes a super-sized portion of Georgia's highway funds, projects affecting Effingham County are getting a healthy serving of the increased ...

August 24, 2016 | By AL HACKLE For the Effingham Herald | Local


‘Prayer Walk’ inspired by local woman

Behind the inspiration of a Georgia Southern senior from Springfield, hundreds of sorority and fraternity members gathered on Greek Row on the university's campus ...

August 24, 2016 | By JULIE LAVENDER For the Effingham Herald | Local


Mildred Ellen “Miki” DeSanto Robinson

COLUMBIA, SC – Mildred Ellen "Miki" DeSanto Robinson, 91, passed away Friday, August 19, 2016.

August 24, 2016 | | Local


Savannah Christian Church is now Compassion Christian

Savannah's largest church – Savannah Christian – has changed its name to Compassion Christian Church.

August 22, 2016 | Special to the Herald | Local


Springfield angler sets women’s record for African pompano

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources has announced a new women's record for African pompano, Alectis ciliaris, landed in Georgia by Jennifer Roberts of ...

August 22, 2016 | Special to the Herald | Local


Softball 2016 - Rebels gain inspiration from injured teammate

Effingham County High School's softball team faced some hardship months before their season even began. Head coach Matt Huntley lost a rising sophomore to ...

August 18, 2016 | By SHANE PEASTER For the Effingham Herald | Local


Softball 2016 - Mustangs ‘expect big things’ from focused team

After South Effingham saw their season end in the first round of the Class AAAAA playoffs, the Lady Mustangs hope to go deeper into the ...

August 18, 2016 | By SHANE PEASTER For the Effingham Herald | Local


STEM students love new Academy

Effingham County's newest educational facility opened its doors to students last week with a smooth transition with unique learning opportunities all around.

August 18, 2016 | By JULIE LAVENDER For the Effingham Herald | Local


Mustangs kick off 2016 season Friday; S. Effingham must overcome loss of 23 seniors

No team wants to be in the "rebuilding stage," but after graduating 23 seniors from last year's playoff team, South Effingham falls in that ...

August 18, 2016 | By SHANE PEASTER For the Effingham Herald | Local


Rebels kick off 2016 season Friday; Effingham eyes playoffs in move to AAAAAA

After a historic 2015 season, the Effingham County Rebels hope to come out ready to pick up where they left off – minus a few key ...

August 18, 2016 | By SHANE PEASTER For the Effingham Herald | Local


‘Summer Heat’ snares 7 locals

Seven Effingham County residents were among 39 men arrested in a 10-week online sex sting investigation – Operation Summer Heat - that ended last week.

August 18, 2016 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON For the Effingham Herald | Local


Decision expected in Guyton plant dispute

A Chatham County Superior Court judge is expected to rule on an Effingham County property owner's motion against the proposed Guyton wastewater treatment plant.

August 10, 2016 | By PATRICK DONAHUE | Local


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