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Voter photo ID outreach starts

ATLANTA - Georgia Secretary of State Karen Handel announced the beginning of Phase Two of her office's Photo ID outreach and education campaign in preparation for municipal elections to be held in 90 counties on Nov. 6.

November 08, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


County set to act on vehicle services contract

Commissioners will meet today at 3 p.m. at the county administrative complex for their only scheduled meeting of the month. The Oct. 2 meeting was canceled since it coincided with the Association of County Commissioners of Georgia convention. Commissioners coupled with that a planning retreat.

November 08, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Springfield candidate questionnaires

Editor's note: Here are the questionnaires we have sent out to candidates and their response sent back to the Herald.

November 08, 2007 | staff report | Local


A special delivery

Rincon's first post office was taken from its longtime home and moved to a new location last Tuesday, going from 6th Street to 17th Street. Former Rincon resident Roberta Dickey gave the building to the city. The small structure originally sat next to her parents' house on Carolina Avenue and faced the railroad. It was moved to its current location on West 6th Street on property Dickey owns a short time after the second post office was constructed.

November 06, 2007 | Ralna Pearson | Local


Eaton likes small town feel

Current planning and zoning board member Ulysses Eaton may be new to Guyton politics, but he has roots in public office.

November 06, 2007 | Ralna Pearson | Local


Missing Effingham firefighter found dead: update 1

The body of an Effingham County firefighter who had gone fishing with his 10-year-old son on the Ogeechee River on Sunday afternoon was found around 10 p.m. Sunday night by searchers.

November 06, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Ports outline needed road improvements

The Georgia Ports Authority is continuing to expand and is trying to take some of the pressure off the roads, Effingham Chamber of Commerce members learned Wednesday morning.

November 05, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


The power of a candle

Effingham County Victim Witness Assistance hosted a candlelight vigil for victims of domestic violence at the courthouse Tuesday.

November 05, 2007 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


Winners abound at Treutlen House tourney

In this tournament, winning wasn't the only thing. In fact, it was likely far from the most important thing.

November 05, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Bentley graduates from basic training

Army Reserve Pfc. Joseph B. Bentley has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.

November 04, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Governor to sign Veterans Day proclamation

ATLANTA-Gov. Sonny Perdue will continue a long-standing state tradition by proclaiming Nov. 11 as "Veterans Day in Georgia" during a 1:30 p.m. ceremony on Oct. 24 at the State Capitol.

November 01, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Senate committee approves permanent ag disaster bill

The U.S. Senate Finance Committee recently approved their portion of the 2007 Farm Bill and the "Heartland, Habitat, Harvest and Horticulture Act of 2007" by a vote of 17-4.

November 01, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


County ready for new vehicle service

Once comments from legal counsel come back, Effingham County commissioners will go ahead with a new vehicle maintenance contract.

October 30, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Lovett ready to defend council seat

Guyton native and incumbent councilwoman Dr. Brenda Lovett is preparing to fight for her seat in this year's election.

October 30, 2007 | Ralna Pearson | Local


Domestic violence cases to get day in state court

The Effingham State Court is establishing a day for a domestic violence docket.

October 30, 2007 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


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Burns tosses hat into ring for House majority leader

Jon Burns' star has been rising steadily throughout the Georgia Legislature. It may soon rise to one of the top spots in the House of Representatives.

May 05, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Building trust

Local law enforcement needs the help of the citizens it serves, and the community also needs to be able to trust the officers, authorities said Thursday night.

April 28, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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


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