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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


Was rainfall enough?

May went down as one of the driest months in history, and Tropical Depression Barry's impact may not be enough.

June 28, 2007 | Staff Report Effingham Herald | Local


Truck can't stop

Some vehicles at Springfield Ford in Rincon were damaged when a Guyton teen lost control of his vehicle driving southbound on Highway 21 on Wednesday.

June 26, 2007 | By Sandi Van Orden Effingham Herald | Local


Isakson: First step in reform is securing nation’s borders

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.) again urged the Senate to commit to securing the U.S. borders as the required first step of any immigration reform. Comprehensive immigration legislation is currently being debated on the Senate floor.

June 26, 2007 | Staff Report Effingham Herald | Local


Veteran Atlanta TV reporter seeks Chambliss’ seat in ’08

An Atlanta TV news reporter has tossed his hat into the ring for U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss' seat.

June 26, 2007 | Staff Report Effingham Herald | Local


Basic rules of court etiquette

If you have been ordered to appear in court, these guidelines will provide list important information that will assist you before your appearance. This information does not constitute legal advice. If you require legal assistance, please consult an attorney.

June 26, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Rincon council takes a look at its charges in water deal

Rincon City Council had a few more questions about its deal for surface water from Effingham County.

June 26, 2007 | By Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Hospital to cut ribbon on new Physician’s Center

A special ribbon cutting ceremony will held today at 10 a.m. in front of the main entrance of the new Physician's Center building at Effingham Hospital's main medical campus at Springfield.

June 26, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


No greater love

Niko Vandevoorde remembered Michael Russell's dry wit as they searched for something to kill the spare time they had in the Afghanistan desert.

June 26, 2007 | By Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


DP Partners anxious to get started on park

Much work remains to be done at the Effingham Economic Development Authority's I-16/Meldrim tracts, and DP Partners is raring to go.

June 26, 2007 | By Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Land values, taxes continue to stir residents

Vastly higher property assessments and possible higher taxes are still on the minds of Effingham County citizens, who Thursday night let county commissioners know exactly what they were thinking.

June 23, 2007 | By Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


DHR to seek input on FY09 budget

The Board of Human Resources, which oversees and sets policy for the Georgia Department of Human Resources (DHR), will seek public input as the agency and its board plan for the SFY 2009 budget.

June 23, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Giveaway to cap week-long Parade of Homes

Lamar Smith Signature Development will give away a red 2007 Pontiac Solstice convertible sports car at the conclusion of the upcoming 2007 Tri-County Parade of Homes sponsored by the Home Builders Association of Greater Savannah.

June 23, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


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DOT schedules lane closures for eastbound I-16

Contractors for the state Department of Transportation, in conjunction with a $5.3 million concrete rehabilitation project on I-16 from exit 152 to exit 162, will be installing temporary lane closures on the eastbound lanes. Closures will begin Friday and will last daily from 9:30 a.m.-7 p.m.

February 26, 2015 | Staff report | Local


Interest grows in proposed sprawling park

There could be a wide range of activities taking place on a vast tract of land in southern Effingham County.

February 24, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County sets meeting on plans for Effingham Parkway

Plans for the proposed Effingham Parkway will be on the drawing boards for people to see at a public information open house next month.

February 24, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


EPD chief: textiles plant permit most stringent

The permit for a Screven County textiles plant that was the source of a massive fish kill is the most stringent in the state, Environmental Protection Division director Jud Turner said.

February 18, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Cities worry about effect of transportation tax proposal

As state lawmakers weigh a change in the sales tax system to fund transportation initiatives, cities and counties are starting to line up against it.

February 17, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Springfield takes a look at license plate readers

The Springfield Police Department could be the next local law enforcement unit to add license plate scanners.

February 17, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Bicyclist dies in collision with SUV

SAVANNAH – A Savannah woman died Sunday after the bicycle she was riding collided with a sport utility vehicle driven by an Effingham County man.

February 16, 2015 | Staff report | Local


Sheriff’s office happy under one good roof

The various arms of the Effingham County Sheriff's Office are now under one roof - and just as happy as Sheriff Jimmy McDuffie appears to be for that, he's also happy to have them under a roof and in a building that won't be as much of a problem.

February 10, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


I-95/21 interchange bid could be awarded this summer

Effingham County's transportation ills could be getting a little bit of remedy, starting this spring.

February 03, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Springfield adds more parking

Springfield City Council members addressed a long-standing goal at their Jan. 13 meeting.

January 27, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rincon Police sets sights on acquiring second K-9

The Rincon Police Department is getting closer to acquiring another K-9.

January 27, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Commissioners still have questions on transportation resolution

Effingham County commissioners aren't ready to sign off on a resolution forged by a statewide legislative committee exploring ways to finance transportation improvements.

January 27, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Commissioners OK new sheriff’s office

There are still a few items left to address, but the Effingham County Sheriff's Office is settled into its new home.

January 27, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County approves recreation master plan

With the land in hand to build a large, central recreation facility, the Effingham County commissioners also have signed off on a 15-year master plan for the county's recreation needs.

January 27, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Former mayor pleads guilty

A former Springfield mayor pled guilty last Wednesday to charges of perjury and false swearing.

January 27, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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