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Early turnout tops 6,000

Effingham County voters already have hit the polls in large numbers.

November 25, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Cancer victims’ families urged to continue the fight

Connie Burns said she envisioned a time when such a memorial ceremony may not be necessary.

November 25, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


IRS still has stimulus checks for many Effingham residents

ATLANTA - The Internal Revenue Service is looking for Georgia taxpayers who are missing more than 12,500 economic stimulus checks totaling about $7.1 million and more than 3,900 regular refund checks totaling about $3.9 million that were returned by the U.S. Postal Service due to mailing address errors.

November 25, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Sheriff yet to be served with suit

Jimmy McDuffie likely will be re-elected to another term as Effingham County sheriff today, but veteran lawman faces a legal challenge in court.

November 25, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Daylight savings time ends

November 22, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Barrow, Stone highlight their differences in race

With only a couple of locally contested races this year, many people are following the U.S House race for Georgia's 12th District between Democrat incumbent John Barrow of Savannah and Republican challenger John Stone of Augusta.

November 21, 2008 | Phil Boyum Special to the Effingham Herald | Local


Scaring up a good time for a good cause

Visitors to the Tompkins' house off Brittany Lane in south Effingham can expect to have a frightfully good time this evening.

November 21, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


GSP urges caution for busy traffic weekend

The Georgia State Patrol is cautioning drivers to be prepared as they travel today. Traffic is expected to be heavier than normal this Halloween with additional motorists traveling the state's roads for the weekend.

November 21, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


ACS to hold annual memorial service Sunday

The annual Effingham County American Cancer Society memorial service at the Effingham County Board of Education Auditorium on Sunday at 2:30 p.m.

November 21, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Springfield OKs pact to dip into state TE pot

The Springfield City Council has authorized Mayor Barton Alderman to sign a memorandum of understanding with the Georgia Department of Transportation for a transportation enhancement grant.

November 21, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


Rincon moves ahead with identity theft law

The city of Rincon now has an identity theft ordinance, which puts the city in compliance with the Federal Trade Commission's 2007 Identity Theft Red Flag Rule.

November 21, 2008 | Angela Mensing | Local


Guard unit readies for next mission

Georgia's citizen-soldiers will be on the move again soon.

November 21, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Effingham poll locations

Below are the county voting precincts for the Nov. 4 election

November 21, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


A look at the amendments

Amendment 1

November 21, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Berry's attorneys to seek continuance

A former Rincon police chief whose appeal of his termination was scheduled to be heard Monday night will be asking city council for a continuance.

November 20, 2008 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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Crash claims life of 4-year-old child

A 4-year-old child died and two people were injured in a traffic crash caused by a reckless driver Friday afternoon, according to the Effingham County Sheriff's Office.

June 07, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


ECSO looking into report of suspicious man

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office has received a report of a white man in a white or silver SUV who approached two children Thursday afternoon in the Stonegate subdivision and tried to get them into his car.

June 06, 2014 | Staff report | Local


County approves parkway concept

Effingham County commissioners know the way they want to proceed with a revised Effingham Parkway plan. Who will pay for it remains to be seen.

June 05, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Grand jury indicts former Springfield mayor

A former Springfield mayor who resigned his post two years ago now faces an indictment stemming from his run for office.

June 05, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Libraries to get a small funding boost

Effingham County's pending budget will include a little more money for the libraries, and commissioners also pledged to help the library system find ways to further pare expenses.

June 05, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Boating accident claims life of Guyton man on Lake Sinclair

Authorities are waiting for the autopsy results on an Effingham County man who died as a result of a boating accident last week on Lake Sinclair.

June 02, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County to take look at rec improvement planning

Effingham County commissioners are expected to approve a contract for architectural and engineering services in conjunction with improvements at the Effingham County Recreation and Parks' Highway 119 complex.

June 02, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Conservancy ready to help in wetlands reserve program

In recent weeks, Congress has passed legislation to provide hundreds of millions of dollars for American landowners who agree to certain conservation measures for their land. Each county in Georgia has land which may be eligible for these programs.

June 02, 2014 | Staff report | Local


The places Rincon Police can go, with its new UTV

The Rincon Police Department has a new set of wheels - one that can access areas standard police cars can't.

May 29, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


County ponders how to pay for fire coverage

As Effingham County commissioners ponder how to improve fire protection and coverage in parts of the county where it is lacking, they also have to figure out how to pay for it.

May 29, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


ECSO starts campaign to prevent kids from being left in hot cars

Sheriff Jimmy McDuffie and the Effingham County Sheriff's Office are promoting the "Look Again" initiative to prevent children from being locked in cars during the hot summer months.

May 29, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


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