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BOE defends millage decision

The Effingham County Board of Education explained its decision to keep its millage rate the same during two public hearings Tuesday.

July 03, 2007 | By Sandi Van Orden Effingham Herald | Local


Perdue preps for European trip

ATLANTA - Gov. Sonny Perdue will lead a state delegation on an economic development and diplomatic mission to Europe from June 18-29. The mission will take the governor to six countries, including the Republic of Ireland, the United Kingdom (Northern Ireland), France, the Czech Republic, Germany and Belgium.

July 03, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Goin' HOG wild

July 03, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Two men charged in armed robbery

A man was reportedly assaulted and robbed in the middle of the day at his home in downtown Guyton on Tuesday.

July 03, 2007 | By Ralna Pearson Effingham Herald | Local


Senators critical of moves

WASHINGTON - U.S. Sens. Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.) and Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga.) criticized the Democratic leadership in the Senate for refusing to allow up or down votes on Republican amendments that would strengthen comprehensive immigration reform.

June 30, 2007 | Staff Report Effingham Herald | Local


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


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Springfield approves $2.2 million budget

Springfield City Council has approved a fiscal year 2015 budget, and the proposed budget is a 12 percent increase over the current spending plan.

December 16, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Operation Zero Tolerance hits the road

Operation Zero Tolerance is under way and that means increased patrols and high visibility enforcement in Georgia.

December 16, 2014 | Staff report | Local


ECHS mourns band student killed in crash

The show went on for the Effingham County High School band, even though the students were mourning the loss of one of their own.

December 13, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Rincon set to OK smaller FY15 budgets

Rincon City Council is set to approve a budget for its coming fiscal year that is smaller than its current operating plan.

December 09, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rincon may be adding another K9

The Rincon Police Department could be adding to its roster.

December 02, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


State urges doing homework on charities

ATLANTA - Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp offers advice to people planning to donate to charitable organizations during the holiday season.

December 02, 2014 | Staff report | Local


AAA offering Tow2Go

One in five consumers said they have never used a designated driver while away from home and drinking, according to a recent AAA Consumer Pulse™ Survey. AAA and Bud Light urge motorists to plan ahead for the holiday weekend if they will be out drinking. This means choosing a designated driver, staying where you are celebrating, using a cab or finding another form of sober transportation.

November 26, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Ebenezer Crossing to be preserved

One of the most historically significant and ecologically fragile areas of Effingham County will be preserved for future generations.

November 26, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County to buy land for central park complex

Effingham County commissioners took a big step last Tuesday night toward building a central recreation park.

November 26, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Insurance office states case for safe cooking

ATLANTA - Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens urges Georgians to use caution with holiday cooking, and when they heat up leftovers on the stove after the holidays.

November 25, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Drivers reminded to buckle up, drive safely

The busiest travel period of the year is under way, putting more people on the road, and unfortunately increasing the likelihood of crashes. Law enforcement agencies across the state are joining in a national effort to reach all Thanksgiving travelers with one important message: buckle up.

November 25, 2014 | Staff report | Local


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


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