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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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County says no to survey for pipeline route

A controversial pipeline project won't be getting permission to access county property for a survey.

April 28, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Memorial fund set up for nursing students killed in wreck

The Georgia Southern School of Nursing Students' Memorial Fund has been established to honor the five nursing students who tragically lost their lives Wednesday morning. Visitwww.GeorgiaSouthern.edu/memorial to make a gift to the fund.

April 23, 2015 | Staff report | Local


Packed house blasts pipeline proposal

RICHMOND HILL-Allen Fore, Kinder Morgan's vice president of public affairs, was the first to speak at Tuesday's public hearing at the Richmond Hill City Center regarding the company's proposed Palmetto Pipeline Project.

April 22, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local


Five GSU students killed in Bryan County crash

Five Georgia Southern University students were killed and two others were injured Wednesday morning in an accident on Interstate-16.

April 22, 2015 | Staff report | Local


Springfield, county fire make plans to join forces

A deal that would consolidate the Effingham County and Springfield fire departments could be resolved in a matter of weeks, following a workshop last Wednesday between county commissioners, Springfield City Council and staff from both bodies.

April 21, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


What’s that noise?

Rincon soon may have new tornado sirens up and active, just in time for tornado season.

April 21, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rincon may sell first Charger to Guyton

The Rincon Police Department is going to help the Guyton force add to its fleet.

April 14, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


ASU: Regional economy growing at fastest pace in 11 years

Armstrong State University's latest Coastal Empire Economic Monitor reports the Savannah-area economy continued to strengthen during the fourth quarter of 2014 and is expected to experience sustained growth at a healthy pace throughout 2015. Over the past year, the regional economy expanded at its fastest pace since 2004.

April 14, 2015 | Staff report | Local


Rincon to support public library branch

Rincon City Council has agreed to support the Effingham County library system, committing $12,000 it had set aside in its fiscal year 2015 budget.

April 14, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Trip down Savannah River more than a pleasure cruise for trio

A five-week trip was more than a pleasure cruise for Joanne Steele, her son Jesse and their friend Bob Brooksher.

April 14, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Community, co-workers mourn late ECSO deputy

Melinda Harr of Springfield and her neighbor Marianna Alger stood alongside Highway 21 Saturday morning, watching the procession of vehicles for Deputy Lee Witt's funeral.

April 14, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Effingham Farm Bureau named district agency of the year

For the second year in a row, Effingham County Farm Bureau was awarded as the District 7 Agency of the Year. This honor recognizes all of the staff's hard work and dedication serving the county and their members. The award is presented to the large agency that excels in their district in overall sales performance.

April 14, 2015 | Staff report | Local


Two injured in tanker, trash truck wreck

Two people were injured Friday afternoon when a trash truck hit a tractor trailer carrying fuel on Highway 21.

April 10, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


DOT recommends traffic beacon for 17/Marlow

The intersection of Highway 17 and Marlow Road may be in line for an upgrade that could augment safety at the crossing.

April 07, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rincon tops for families in state

NerdWallet's survey results are cool with Rincon.

April 07, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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