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Springfield gives a sigh of relief over fireworks

With a big sigh of relief, Springfield City Council members can't wait for the annual July 4 fireworks show.

June 24, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Putting a GEFA loan to reuse

The city of Rincon hopes to start work soon on a reuse and irrigation system after the Georgia Environmental Facilities Authority approved a $2.5 million loan.

June 24, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Candidates also back funding for library

Effingham County commission candidates were in accordance that the libraries are an integral part of the community and had varying suggestions on how to adequately fund them.

June 24, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Hospital gets support but financing draws questions

Candidates for Effingham County's Board of Commissioners offered their support for Effingham Hospital. But there were differences in how that's accomplished at Monday night's forum.

June 24, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Candidates make their pitches

Candidates in Effingham County's three county commission races showed their levels of agreement on a handful of issues but also tried to show their differences to potential voters.

June 24, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Governor taps Bryant to replace Cox as state superintendent

Gov. Sonny Perdue will appoint Brad Bryant as state school superintendent.
Bryant will take office July 1 to fill the term of Superintendent Kathy Cox who resigned to head an education think tank in Washington, D.C. Bryant will also run for election in November as an independent.
"Brad has a wealth of experience as a parent, local school board member and state school board member," said Gov. Perdue. "He has done the big picture work and, on the other end of the spectrum, he understands what must take place in individual schools across the state to help students be ...

June 24, 2010 | Staff Report | Local

Courthouse won’t go to 4-10 week

While Effingham County's commissioners will go forward with their plans for a 4-10 work week, it doesn't appear that will be the case for the courthouse or its offices.

June 21, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Herald earns a first place among its five awards

The Effingham Herald captured five awards, including a first place, at the Georgia Press Association's annual Better Newspaper Contest. The awards ceremony was held Friday at Jekyll Island.

June 21, 2010 | Staff Report | Local

Candidates stake out positions

More than 50 Effingham County residents came out Friday night to hear from the four GOP Congressional candidates for the District 12 seat.

June 21, 2010 | By Calli Arnold | Local

Deputies to get computers, tasers with federal grant

Effingham County Sheriff's deputies will be armed with tasers, after county commissioners approved a grant for the ECSO.

June 21, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

City, food pantry trying to find a cooler spot

The Fillin' Station food pantry is hoping to open a new depot.

June 21, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Hospital pleads for county support

In one week, Effingham County commissioners will determine whether to back Effingham Hospital's modernization and expansion plans, using a federal loan.

June 17, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Rincon to raise water, sewer rates

Rincon City Council members approved a water and sewer rate increase Monday night, and they want to make the heaviest users pay more.

June 17, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

County approves budget

Effingham County commissioners have approved their fiscal year 2011 budget - complete with a cut in library funding that has drawn widespread criticism.

June 17, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Grant will help Springfield light up the 4th

The show will go on for the city of Springfield.

June 17, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

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SR 21 and I-95 DDI lane closures scheduled next week

Contractors for the Georgia Department of Transportation will install lane closures on SR 21 north and south bound in Port Wentworth next week for construction ...

March 03, 2017 | Staff report | Local

Effingham County Art Show March 13-16

Select students from all Effingham County Schools will be participating in the sixth annual district-wide art exhibition from March 13-16 in celebration of the visual ...

March 02, 2017 | Staff report | Local

Effingham County IDA cuts ribbon on Rincon solar farm

Members of the Effingham County Industrial Development Authority were on hand Thursday as they cut the ribbon to a 287-acre solar farm in Rincon.

March 02, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local

Rincon Elementary students get moving at Bobcat Fun Run

Rincon Elementary School students released more energy than usual on Friday as they participated in the First Annual Bobcats Fun Run, an event put on ...

March 01, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local

NAACP honors drowned slaves at Ebenezer Creek

Leroy Lloyd, President of the Effingham County chapter of the NAACP, and other members honored the lives of hundreds of freed slaves who drowned trying ...

March 01, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local

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