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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

Ballots, we've got ballots!

November 20, 2008 | Staff Report | Local

County ponders master building plan

Effingham County commissioners continue to mull where county offices might be located in the future.

November 18, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local

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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

Crash claims life of Guyton man

An Effingham County man died in a motorcycle crash early Saturday morning.

May 26, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local

Commissioners take a look at slightly bigger budget

Effingham County commissioners are poring over a draft fiscal year 2015 budget that is an increase over their current revenue and spending plan.

May 26, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

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