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Southeastern, south-central Ga. regions experiencing drought

ATHENS - Extreme drought conditions have developed across southeast and south-central Georgia. Another week with little or no rain and temperatures in the 70s and 80s have led to worsening drought conditions statewide.

May 22, 2007 | By David Stooksbury University of Georgia | Local


Fire victim sounds call for help

Though the afternoon was perfect for sitting outside chatting in the shade, Susan Altman wasn't chatting, she was crying out for help.

May 19, 2007 | Ralna Pearson Effingham Herald | Local


Golfers play a round for Habitat

The Sea Grill restaurant in Port Wentworth sponsored a fundraising golf tournament for the Habitat for Humanity of Effingham County on April 4 and raised $4,790.

May 19, 2007 | By Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Springfield adopts new fire fees

The Springfield City Council passed an ordinance instituting fire service fees Tuesday night.

May 19, 2007 | Sandi Van Orden Effingham Herald | Local


Rincon residents plunge into water issues

Several Rincon residents had plenty of questions on Rincon's water supplies at a public hearing Tuesday night.

May 19, 2007 | By Ralna Pearson Effingham Herald | Local


Above and beyond the call

Two local men were honored with the Life Saving Award at Rincon's city council meeting on Monday night for their actions during a house fire.

May 19, 2007 | Ralna Pearson Effingham Herald | Local


Escapee caught in Florida

Federal agents apprehended an Effingham County prisoner who fled from a work detail Monday afternoon.

May 19, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Effingham Herald | Local


Parents unhappy with uniform decision

Local parents spoke out against the new uniform policy at an Effingham County Board of Education meeting Thursday.

May 17, 2007 | Sandi Van Orden Effingham Herald | Local


Relay more than a walk

For Gert Campbell, the laps around the track at Effingham County High School on Friday night and Saturday morning were more than mere steps.

May 17, 2007 | By Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Search on for escaped prisoner

Federal agents captured a man Wednesday morning who fled from an Effingham County Prison work detail Monday afternoon.

May 17, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


MDA wants summer volunteers

The Muscular Dystrophy Association is seeking volunteers who are looking for a rewarding and unforgettable experience at MDA summer camp. Volunteer counselors are needed to help young people with neuromuscular diseases enjoy a fun-filled week of camp June 9-15 at New Ebenezer Retreat Center in Rincon.

May 17, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Family fighting for survival after attack

An Effingham County teen accused of stabbing his younger brother to death and severely wounding his parents Friday night will face a first hearing this morning in an Effingham County courtroom.

May 17, 2007 | By Ralna Pearson Effingham Herald | Local


EDA's plans catching eyes

It may be years before DP Partners and the Effingham Economic Development Authority see buildings spring out of the ground at the EDA's I-16 tracts near Meldrim. But the EDA is catching the eyes of others.

May 17, 2007 | By Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Herald launching a new and improved Web site

Starting today, the Effingham Herald's Web site will take on a whole new look.

May 17, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Olde Effingham Days

Visitors named a couple of reasons for attending Olde Effingham Days in Springfield on Saturday. However, at the top of the list was a love of history.

May 17, 2007 | By Ralna Pearson | 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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