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Farm Bureau honors Helmey

C. Edward Helmey Sr. was honored recently with a surprise recognition supper by the Effingham County Farm Bureau at Zion Lutheran Church.

June 23, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Library kicks off vacation reading program

Children in Chatham, Effingham and Liberty counties can make the most of their summer with Live Oak Public Libraries and the annual vacation reading program. This year's theme is "Reading Takes You Everywhere!" and three separate kick-off events are planned. Children can register for VRP and enjoy shows by some of the area's most popular children's entertainers.

June 23, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Springfield OKs historic commission

The Springfield City Council approved an ordinance establishing a historic preservation commission last week.

June 23, 2007 | By Sandi Van Orden Effingham Herald | Local


Carter optimistic about 'megasite'

State Rep. Buddy Carter also said he continues to field questions about the "megasite" off I-16. When Carter was mayor of Pooler, the state began talks with DaimlerChrysler and had a tentative deal for the automaker to build a Sprinter van plant there.

June 23, 2007 | By Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Hines finishes Air Force basic training

Air Force Airman 1st Class Franklyn A. Hines has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

June 23, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Perdue signs off on local laws

Gov. Sonny Perdue signed into law four bills aimed at Effingham County government, though county commissioners had been hopeful of a veto of some of the local legislation changing the way they do business.

June 22, 2007 | By Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


County summer food program kicks off today

One of the things cited in the comprehensive plan for Effingham County was the limited amount of recreational outlets. The county-sponsored Summer Food Service Program may help address this need.

June 22, 2007 | By Ralna Pearson Effingham Herald | Local


Cops say parent went on spree at school

A parent allegedly stole more than $100 in cash and charged over $1,000 after stealing from teachers and staff at her child's school.

June 21, 2007 | By Ralna Pearson Effingham Herald | Local


Missing woman returned to family

A local woman suffering from Alzheimer's was returned to her family after she went missing for several hours on Wednesday.

June 21, 2007 | By Ralna Pearson Effingham Herald | Local


Springfield digs deep for wastewater treatment plans

The Springfield City Council allocated $25,000 for engineering fees expected for a planned land application system for wastewater treatment.

June 21, 2007 | By Sandi Van Orden Effingham Herald | Local


Judge cuts Jeffcoat sentence

Albert Jeffcoat was in court again on Wednesday where he learned that his sentence would be reduced and his charge changed.

June 21, 2007 | By Ralna Pearson Effingham Herald | Local


Hoover re-ups with Air Guard unit

June 16, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Sheriff's deputies make more pot busts

On Monday, the Effingham County Sheriff's Office added two more suspects to a throng of marijuana manufacturing arrests.

June 16, 2007 | By Ralna Pearson Effingham Herald | Local


Savannah River cleanup part of national waterways week

Savannah - Along with thousands of volunteers taking part in hundreds of cleanups across the country to remove trash from rivers and streams, local citizens are tackling pollution in the Savannah River, as part of National River Cleanup Week 2007. The Savannah Riverkeeper and Marine Rescue Squadron 5A are making it happen.

June 16, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Water rates on the rise in Springfield

Water rates will increase in Springfield effective in the June billing cycle. The city council voted unanimously for the rate increase at its meeting Tuesday night.

June 16, 2007 | By Sandi Van Orden Effingham Herald | 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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