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Memorial unites company

SAVANNAH - On Saturday afternoon, an estimated 700 Imperial Sugar refinery workers, their family and friends and the men and women of the emergency services who responded to the Feb. 7 explosion gathered in the Savannah Civic Center to remember lives lost and changed in the blast that has since claimed 11 and injured dozens.

March 18, 2008 | Lewis Levine Special to the Herald | Local


Guyton picks new garbage service provider

Guyton will have a new garbage collection service beginning April 1.

March 15, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Locals step up to donate blood

United Way Effingham Service Center sponsored a local American Red Cross blood drive on Friday. The blood drive was being held to address the need for blood for burn victims of the Imperial Sugar refinery explosion.

March 15, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


EFACEC ups its bond to $175M

A Portuguese manufacturer that will be setting up shop in Effingham County may be making an even bigger splash than anticipated.

March 15, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


County to try one more time at SDA agreement

Effingham County commissioners are willing to make one more, and perhaps one last, try to come to terms with Rincon on a service delivery area amenable to both entities.

March 15, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Zeigler to lend hand in fundraising

Former New York Giants center and life-long resident of Effingham County Dusty Zeigler has joined the fundraising efforts in Effingham County for the victims of the Imperial Sugar Plant disaster.

March 15, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Oxnard, Sprague families make lead gift

The Oxnard and Sprague families have made a lead gift of $250,000 to the United Way of the Coastal Empire to expand efforts to assist those affected by the sugar refinery explosion in Port Wentworth.

March 15, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Stimulus payments to start in May

WASHINGTON - The Internal Revenue Service advised taxpayers that in most cases they will not have to do anything extra this year to get the economic stimulus payments beginning in May.

March 15, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Rotary clubs to put their motto into action

Effingham's Rotary Clubs will be living the group's motto Saturday morning.

March 13, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


County works on alcohol ordinance

As much as Effingham County commissioners want to streamline a proposed alcohol ordinance, county staffers don't want there to be any holes in it that can be exploited.

March 13, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


2 killed in Saturday accident

The Georgia State Patrol is investigating a Saturday evening accident on Highway 30 that resulted in two deaths.

March 11, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Springfield moving ahead on liquor ordinance

The Springfield City Council continued work on a liquor ordinance Thursday and expects to vote on the ordinance at its Feb 26 meeting.

March 11, 2008 | By Sandi Van Orden | Local


Saturday accident claims two lives

Georgia State Patrol troopers are continuing to investigate a Saturday evening accident the resulted in two deaths.

March 11, 2008 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Guyton gets GEFA loan

ATLANTA - Georgia Environmental Facilities Authority Executive Director Chris Clark announced Monday the approval of a Georgia Fund loan of $13,349,950 for the city of Guyton. The loan, approved by the GEFA Executive Committee, will help finance the construction of a 500,000 gallons-per-day wastewater treatment facility.

March 11, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Comp plan inches closer to approval

Effingham County's much-debated comprehensive plan could be coming closer to approval.

March 11, 2008 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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Effingham Health System gets 501c3 status approval

As of Nov. 1, Effingham Health System has officially restructured as a 501c3 nonprofit corporation. The organizational change is part of a long-range plan that ...

November 10, 2016 | By Zack Lee | Local


Rincon voters approve Sunday package sales

Residents of Rincon will now be able to purchase packaged wine or beer on Sundays after the measure was voted on and approved on Election ...

November 09, 2016 | By Zack Lee | Local


Effingham County Commissioners vote down mosquito spraying proposal

The Effingham County commissioners held a public meeting Tuesday night and voted no to a proposal to use taxpayer money to help fight the current ...

November 04, 2016 | By Zack Lee | Local


ECHS, SEHS students attend college fair

Seniors and juniors from both Effingham County High School and South Effingham High School met with representatives from colleges and universities from across the nation ...

November 02, 2016 | By Zack Lee | Local


Lunch, Laugh and Learn helps raise spirits, awareness

It was all smiles Thursday afternoon at the Lunch, Laugh and Learn for Breast Cancer Awareness event held at Effingham College and Career Academy as ...

November 02, 2016 | By Zack Lee | Local


ECCA named College and Career Academy of the Year

CALHOUN - Effingham College and Career Academy was named the College and Career Academy of the Year on Tuesday, Oct. 25 in Calhoun by Lt. Governor ...

November 02, 2016 | By Zack Lee | Local


Faith Equestrian Therepeutic Center competes at Special Olympics Horse Show

GAINESVILLE - Faith Equestrian Therapeutic Center in Guyton took eight of their students and ten of their wonderful volunteers to Gainesville, GA to compete in the ...

October 26, 2016 | | Local


Rincon voters to determine sale of alcohol on Sundays

Voters in the United States have a lot to think about between now and Nov. 8, when the country will decide on the next President ...

October 26, 2016 | By Zack Lee | Local


Palmetto Pipeline forum yields differing opinions

A public forum regarding a proposed plan to build the Palmetto Pipeline in the coastal area of Georgia was held on Thursday morning at the ...

October 26, 2016 | By Zack Lee | Local


SEHS falls to Buford in Elite 8

After defeating Loganville 2-1 in the first round and Union Grove 3-1 in the second round, the South Effingham High School Lady Mustangs were defeated ...

October 24, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Rebels edge Pirates 14-12

Riding a four-game winning streak coming into Friday night, the Effingham County Rebels made it five consecutive victories with a hard-fought 14-12 win over Brunswick.

October 24, 2016 | By Zack Lee | Local


Manna House food drive continues through October

The Manna House Ministries is continuing their Fall Food Drive this month and they encourage you to help your neighbors and friends that need extra ...

October 19, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Guyton City Council approves changes to city vehicle operation policy

The Guyton City Council approved a motion Thursday night to change the distance that a Guyton City Police officer can live before having to pay ...

October 19, 2016 | By Zack Lee | Local


Lady Rebels sweep Lanier

The Effingham County High School Lady Rebels volleyball team had no trouble Friday afternoon defeating the Lanier High School Longhorns as they completed the sweep ...

October 19, 2016 | By Zack Lee | Local


Effingham Lady Rebels sweep Stephenson

It was a clean sweep Wednesday afternoon for the Effingham County High School Lady Rebels softball team as they went on the road to Stone ...

October 17, 2016 | By Zack Lee | Local


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