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Humorist Rich to highlight annual Chamber meeting

Best-selling author and Southern humorist Ronda Rich will be the keynote speaker at the 20th annual meeting of the Effingham County Chamber of Commerce. The event is set for June 7, 6-9 p.m. at Effingham County High School in Springfield.

June 05, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Guyton explores fire service fee

Guyton's fire chief is considering charging service fees to the insurance companies of individuals the fire department serves.

June 05, 2007 | By Ralna Pearson Effingham Herald | Local


Springfield not happy with state plan for Laurel

The Springfield City Council discussed proposals Tuesday to remove truck traffic from Laurel Street.

June 05, 2007 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


Residents sound off on assessments

There was barely any standing room at the Effingham County administrative complex in Springfield on Thursday evening as residents packed the building to question huge increases in property assessments.

June 05, 2007 | By Ralna Pearson Effingham Herald | Local


Honor Guard ready

The community came together to support Sheriff Jimmy McDuffie's efforts to establish an honor guard.

June 05, 2007 | By Ralna Pearson Effingham Herald | Local


Supply drive on for forest firefighters

After much demand, the Adventure Radio Group, along with WSAV, will again be holding a drive for the firefighters in Ware County.

June 05, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Groups will team up to show how those in poverty live

Concerted Services, Inc. and Step Up Savannah are collaborating to hold a simulation on poverty on May 14 in Springfield at the recreation department.

June 02, 2007 | By Ralna Pearson Effingham Herald | Local


G-P writes a big check for Habitat

Georgia-Pacific Savannah River Mill presented a check for $9,000 to Habitat for Humanity on Tuesday to assist with the completion of a home for a local woman.

June 02, 2007 | By Ralna Pearson Effingham Herald | Local


Springfield council probes expanding water, sewer

The Springfield City Council discussed possible steps to gain more water and sewer capacity for the city's service area at its meeting Tuesday night.

June 02, 2007 | By Sandi Van Orden Effingham Herald | Local


Sheriff: Progress being made on jail

The Effingham County Sheriff's Department is complying with a grand jury's recommendation to improve the jail, Sheriff Jimmy McDuffie told county commissioners last week.

May 31, 2007 | By Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Developers upset over county's impact fees

A developer is at odds with the Effingham County commissioners over what he thought was a deal to set impact fees.

May 31, 2007 | By Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


MedCare turns to primary care from urgent care

After nearly a year of consideration, the MedCare Center at Goshen Road and Highway 21 is changing its focus.

May 31, 2007 | By Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Guyton council crunches numbers for its budget

Guyton's city council members and department heads met on Jekyll Island over the past weekend to work out details of the fiscal year 2007-08 budget.

May 31, 2007 | By Ralna Pearson Effingham Herald | Local


Departments plead for personnel help

As Effingham County commissioners look for ways to pare a $30 million budget, county department heads pleaded their cases for more help.

May 31, 2007 | By Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Gift to the library

May 31, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


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Schools, insurance agency push safe driving for teens

A local insurance agency saw Friday's Effingham County-South Effingham football game as the ideal place and time to kick off a safe driving initiative for teenagers.

September 16, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Herald moving to Wednesdays

Technology and new ways of communicating are reaching and affecting even an industry that's been around for nearly 500 years.

September 15, 2014 | Staff Report | Local


County, rec board setting sights on new central park

Effingham County officials are setting their sights on building another Sand Hill Park-type complex closer to the center of the county, after a joint workshop Tuesday between county commissioners and recreation board members.

September 11, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Sunday crash claims a third victim

A third person has died from injuries in a car crash in Effingham County Sunday afternoon.

September 11, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Funeral Saturday for mother, daughter who died in crash

Funeral arrangements have been made for a mother and daughter who died Sunday in a car crash in Effingham County.

September 09, 2014 | Staff report | Local


ECHS mourns loss of beloved teacher in crash

On a tearful day at Effingham County High School, friends and colleagues of Megan Kessler reflected on the difference she made on campus and off.

September 08, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Rincon woman, her mother die in crash

An Effingham County woman and her mother died in a crash on Old Augusta Road Sunday afternoon.

September 08, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


City approves rental policy for the Mars

While the Mars Theatre's slate of shows and programs continues to expand and attract visitors, there is also a growing demand to rent the facility.

September 04, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Injured power line worker recuperating

A Georgia Power worker hurt late Tuesday afternoon is recuperating at an Augusta hospital.

September 04, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Feeling right at home

A delivery came across Sam Ingram's desk Wednesday, his second day as the agriculture and natural resources agent in the University of Georgia Extension Service's Effingham County office.

September 04, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Springfield OKs bump in millage rate

Springfield City Council members have voted to raise the millage rate, but officials say the increase won't have much effect on most property owners.

September 04, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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


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