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Military working dogs create paws and effect

LACKLAND AIR FORCE BASE, Texas - It can be a terrifying thing to see a dog streaking toward you across a field, fast and low to the ground, lips peeled back from a mouth filled with huge white teeth. But for the son of a Rincon couple, all he can think about, as the 80-pound animal leaps toward his arm, is making sure the dog gets a good bite.

June 18, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


County to get a better look at itself through LIDAR

A closer, clearer look at Effingham County could help more readily determine flood zones in the near future.

June 15, 2009 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Springfield makes underpass top priority

The Springfield City Council has voted to present the underpass project as the sole transportation priority of the city.

June 15, 2009 | By Sandi Van Orden | Local


EFACEC helps state earn Silver Shovel award

ATLANTA - Gov. Sonny Perdue welcomed the news that Georgia won a Silver Shovel award from Area Development magazine, a key recognition of the state's business-friendly policies by a respected economic development publication. Georgia was one of 11 states honored by the magazine.

June 15, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


GSU to host customer service seminar

The Georgia Southern Continuing Education Center will host The Corporate Education Academy "Superior Customer Service Internal/External" and "Taking Ownership" seminars from 8 a.m.-noon and 1-5 p.m. on July 16.

June 15, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


STC to hold ‘hospitality casting call’

SAVANNAH -The Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management Department at Savannah Technical College will hold a "hospitality casting call" on June 23 at 9 a.m. in the Eckburg Auditorium at the White Bluff Campus. Interviews will be conducted for admission into the STC's hospitality customer service provider certificate program. Upon successful completion of the 10-week program, students will be given an opportunity to interview with some of Savannah's largest hospitality employers.

June 15, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


Ready Georgia finds Georgians aren’t ready

As the 2009 hurricane season continues and moves closer toward its August through October peak, a new study from the Georgia Emergency Management Agency's Ready Georgia campaign has found that most Georgians are not adequately prepared for hurricanes and other natural or man-made disasters.

June 15, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


Guyton water, sewer rates to rise

Water and sewer rates in Guyton will be heading up soon.

June 11, 2009 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Heat adds to problems at house fire

Effingham County fire investigators are looking into why a Jamestown Road home erupted in flames late Tuesday night in an apparent barbecuing accident.

June 11, 2009 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Restaurant seeks extra hour to serve

A local restaurant owner has requested the Springfield City Council extend hours of alcohol sales by one hour Monday through Friday.

June 08, 2009 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


Herald claims 11 awards in Better Newspaper Contest

The Effingham Herald took seven first-place awards - and a top distinction among all newspapers in the state - Friday night among its 11 honors at the annual Georgia Press Association Better Newspaper Contest on Jekyll Island.

June 08, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


Mighty 8th begins community appreciation rates for area residents

The Mighty 8th Air Force Museum has dedicated June as community appreciation month for Coastal Empire and Low Country residents.

June 08, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


County budget to shrink for fiscal year 2010

Effingham County commissioners are on track to approve a budget that County Administrator David Crawley said was "better than balanced."

June 04, 2009 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Yarbrough selected to fill hospital board’s 1st District seat

In a vote Tuesday night, Patricia Ann Yarbrough has been selected as the 1st District representative to the Effingham Hospital Board of Trustees.

June 04, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


And the walls came tumbling down...

June 01, 2009 | By Sandi Van Orden | Local


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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


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