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Commissioners cool to merging magistrate, probate

Effingham County commissioners likely won't take a proposal to merge the magistrate and probate courts much further.

March 01, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


At least 3 killed in refinery explosion

Authorities said Friday afternoon that rescue teams have discovered three bodies in the wreckage of the Imperial Sugar refinery in Port Wentworth following a massive explosion and fire there Thursday night.

March 01, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


One Effingham man badly hurt in blast

An Effingham County man is said to be recovering in a burn treatment center at an Augusta hospital after being injured in Thursday night's explosion at the Imperial Sugar refinery in Port Wentworth.

March 01, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


County may re-think closing prison

Effingham County commissioners have toyed with the idea of closing the Effingham Prison. But they may be having second thoughts after Warden Ronald Spears' presentation Tuesday afternoon.

March 01, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Liquor wins in a landslide

By an overwhelming margin, voters across Effingham County have approved referendums to allow liquor by the drink sales.

February 28, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Voting twice doesn't bother Springfield residents

Residents of Springfield voted to approve liquor by the drink sales Tuesday by a vote of 160 to 102.

February 28, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


County gets to work on new alcohol ordinance

Even as voters were casting ballots on a liquor by the drink referendum, Effingham County commissioners discussed what they wanted in an alcohol ordinance should the measure pass.

February 28, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Barrow blasts Bush budget

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Rep. John Barrow (D-Savannah) released the following statement in response to President Bush's FY09 budget proposal:

February 28, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Hayes to keep job

The Effingham County Board of Education suspended Effingham County High School coach Nathaniel Hayes without pay for 60 days at a hearing on Wednesday.

February 28, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


Referendum results (updates 1-7)

UPDATE 7 (10:05 p.m.):

February 27, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Barrow asking for federal help with illegal aliens

U.S. Rep. John Barrow (D-Savannah) joined Congressional leaders urging President Bush to fully fund the State Criminal Alien Assistance Program, which is currently authorized at $950 million.

February 26, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Voters reminded to bring photo ID to the polls

ATLANTA - Secretary of State Karen Handel reminds voters to bring photo identification when participating in today's presidential preference primary.

February 26, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Carter introduces tax relief bills for Effingham

State Rep. Buddy Carter (R-Pooler) has introduced legislation calling for a referendum to be voted on by the citizens of Effingham County that would place caps on property tax increases within the county.

February 26, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Baby pulls community together

Community members gathered Friday night at the Effingham County Courthouse to pray for a 10-month-old baby recovering from the effects of alleged child abuse.

February 26, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


Lawmakers are glad Anderson re-elected

Raybon Anderson retained his seat on the state transportation board, but not after some tense moments and some intense political scrutiny.

February 26, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


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Tift County rides wave of momentum past South Effingham

STATESBORO -- The Tift County Blue Devils grabbed momentum by the neck and refused to let it go in Friday's 42-0 win over South Effingham ...

August 19, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Coffee capitalizes on Effingham County miscues

STATESBORO -- Effingham County coach Buddy Holder suffered a season-opening loss Friday night, but he didn't sound defeated.

August 19, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Effingham Herald names Lastinger editor

Longtime journalist Mark Lastinger has been named editor of the Effingham Herald.

August 19, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Humidity problem steams South Effingham band parent

The Effingham County Board of Education hit a sour note with a South Effingham High School band parent.

August 18, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Search warrants results in drug-related arrests

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office Drug Suppression Unit initiated a criminal investigation in July regarding illegal drug activity at a Guyton Low Ground Road ...

August 17, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


After weeks of preparation, Mustangs, Rebels eager to march into new seasons

After spending several weeks getting into shape, working on fundamentals, developing timing and memorizing formations just like their football counterparts, the Effingham County and South ...

August 16, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Health premiums rise for state workers, teachers

State employees and teachers will face an average premium increase of about 3.7 percent for coverage next year in the State Health Benefit Plan.

August 15, 2017 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local


Exchange Club meets new Chamber Executive Director

At its meeting on July 20, the Exchange Club of Effingham County met Brad Carr, the new Executive Director of the Effingham Chamber of Commerce ...

August 14, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Effingham Retired Educators banquet to be held Sept. 6

All retirees of the Effingham County School System are invited to our annual banquet on Wednesday, Sept. 6.

August 11, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Josh Reddick Foundation donates $10,000 to SEHS, ECHS

The Josh Reddick Foundation made two donations of $10,000, one to South Effingham High School and the other to Effingham County High School, Monday ...

August 10, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Sheriff McDuffie named Secretary Treaurer of Georgia Sheriffs' Youth Homes

The Georgia Sheriff's Youth Home recently named Sheriff Jimmy McDuffie as the Secretary Treasurer.

August 09, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Vance, Carr leading Chamber in new direction

The Effingham County Chamber of Commerce met on July 27 for their first meeting of the new fiscal year and discussed a number of topics ...

August 09, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Savannah Metro seeks woman for questioning

SAVANNAH - The Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department detectives are asking for the public's help locating a woman who is wanted for questioning in reference to ...

August 07, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Effingham County schools to be closed Aug. 21

The Effingham County School System has declared Monday, August 21, 2017 as an inclement weather day in anticipation of the Total Solar Eclipse. An event ...

August 04, 2017 | By Mariella Manhatton | Local


Lowe's Heroes make upgrades to South Effingham Elementary

South Effingham Elementary School received an upgraded look on Thursday as employees of Lowe's, known as the "Lowe's Heroes", came to the school ...

August 03, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


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