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BOE to hold hearings on millage rate

The Effingham County Board of Education has announced its intention to increase the property taxes it will levy this year by 9.39 percent over the rollback millage rate.

June 12, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Hospital authority to set its millage rate

The Effingham County Board of Commissioners announced its intention to increase property taxes because of the hospital authority's proposal not to rollback its millage rate from 2 mills to 1.827 mills. This is a 9.47 percent increase.

June 12, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


EDA close to landing 'big one'

The Effingham County Economic Development Authority may be close to landing exactly what it's been seeking for its land along Highway 21.

June 12, 2007 | By Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Rincon narrows manager choice

The city of Rincon is getting closer to finally having a permanent city manager in place. According to Mayor Ken Lee, the city could have the position filled within six weeks to two months.

June 12, 2007 | By Ralna Pearson Effingham Herald | Local


Public meeting scheduled on water quality

The public is invited to a meeting regarding improving the water quality of Runs Branch and Ebenezer Creek.

June 12, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


EDA, DP Partners come to terms

After a year in the works, the deal with DP Partners is done.

June 12, 2007 | By Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


County rolls back its millage rate

Effingham County commissioners are set to adopt a balanced budget and a millage rate that will rollback the assessed growth in real property.

June 09, 2007 | By Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Four charged in robbery, attack Friday in Faulkville

A group of four men allegedly robbed a man at gunpoint at his home in Faulkville on May 11.

June 09, 2007 | By Ralna Pearson Effingham Herald | Local


County, Rincon to meet again on Grandview project

Effingham County and Rincon officials may meet one more time - and one last time - to discuss water and sewer service for the Grandview development.

June 09, 2007 | By Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


County, Rincon water deal signed

The long-awaited agreement between Effingham County and Rincon for water service may not have to wait much longer to be put into motion.

June 07, 2007 | By Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Springfield goes over comp plan, vision for future

A public meeting to discuss the comprehensive plan of Springfield was held Thursday.

June 07, 2007 | By Sandi Van Orden Effingham Herald | Local


Commissioners to take another look at budget

Effingham County commissioners are expected to go over the proposed fiscal year 2008 budget at their meeting today.

June 07, 2007 | By Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Lecturer to discuss economics of preservation

Coastal Georgia Regional Development Center (CGRDC) recently announced awarding of a special grant from the National Trust for Historic Preservation. The purpose of the grant request is to bring a preservation economist to coastal Georgia for a two-part lecture series, "Preservation Economics in Coastal Georgia."

June 07, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Humorist Rich to highlight annual Chamber meeting

Best-selling author and Southern humorist Ronda Rich will be the keynote speaker at the 20th annual meeting of the Effingham County Chamber of Commerce. The event is set for June 7, 6-9 p.m. at Effingham County High School in Springfield.

June 05, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Guyton explores fire service fee

Guyton's fire chief is considering charging service fees to the insurance companies of individuals the fire department serves.

June 05, 2007 | By Ralna Pearson Effingham Herald | Local


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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


Tips on home heating safety

ATLANTA - With potential cooler weather in the forecast, Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens wants to remind Georgians of some heating tips to help keep their homes safe this winter.

November 11, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Early voting ends Friday, polls open Tuesday

Early voting continues through Friday for the general election, and polls will be open Tuesday from 7 a.m.-7 p.m.

October 28, 2014 | Staff report | Local


EMS celebrates 35 years of service

For the last 35 years, the Effingham County Emergency Medical Service has responded to calls for help day and night.

October 28, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


GOHS offers '5 to Drive' for teen driver safety week

The Governor's Office of Highway Safety is marking National Teen Driver Safety Week by encouraging parents of teen drivers to always set the rules before their teens hit the road.

October 21, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Savannah man dies in Highway 21 wreck

A Savannah man died after crossing the center line and causing a four-vehicle crash Thursday on Highway 21 near Highway 275, according to the Georgia State Patrol.

October 21, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Deal forms Ebola response team

Gov. Nathan Deal has signed an executive order to create an Ebola response team, which will assess current state health and emergency management procedures and produce necessary recommendations to minimize any potential impact of the disease in Georgia.

October 21, 2014 | Staff report | Local


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