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Brush fire contained

Georgia Forestry crews have nearly quelled a brush fire off Midland Road that has burned more than 350 acres and without any help from the brief showers Thursday morning.

July 04, 2008 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Springfield approves radar use

The Springfield City Council approved resolutions authorizing condemnation for easements if necessary for the new water lines in unincorporated areas and authorizing the police department to use radar.

July 03, 2008 | By Sandi Van Orden | Local


Crews containing brush fire

A brush fire in the middle of a swampy area in southern central Effingham County has burned more than 300 acres, and crews have been continuing to try to contain it.

July 03, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Alexander dons interim city manager hat

Randy Alexander already has a task in hand for his first day as Guyton's interim city manager.

July 03, 2008 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Guyton ponders public safety

A proposal for a public safety department found a receptive audience with the Guyton City Council.

July 03, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Residents, neighbors question Guyton’s plans

Tempers flared and accusations were voiced at the joint Guyton/Ogeechee-Canoochee Riverkeeper public workshop held at the old Guyton school gymnasium on Monday evening.

July 03, 2008 | Angela Mensing | Local


Trucks still rule Effingham auto sales

Without an end in increasing fuel costs in sight, many consumers and small businesses are clamping down on unnecessary costs and purchases. The three biggest domestic auto manufacturers have all reported a drop in overall sales in 2008, and the local dealerships also have felt the crunch.

July 02, 2008 | Angela Mensing | Local


Brush fire consumes 100 acres

A brush fire in the middle of a swampy area in southern central Effingham County could be quelled shortly.

July 02, 2008 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Plans finalized for candidates’ forum

Plans for a political forum sponsored by Leaders Improving the Future of Effingham and the Effingham Herald have been finalized.

July 01, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Elections board asks for more help

With a primary and a general election looming, the board of elections questioned Effingham County commissioners why its budget requests were reduced by more than one-fourth.

July 01, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Work on Old Augusta ahead of schedule

Work on a long-awaited road project is progressing faster than expected, Effingham County commissioners learned last week.

July 01, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


County takes a longer look at work week

Effingham County may be taking a deeper look at altering the work week schedule for its employees.

July 01, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Knight to hold two Savannah events Tuesday

Rand Knight, a candidate for the U.S. Senate currently held by Saxby Chambliss, will make two campaign stops in Savannah Tuesday.

July 01, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Police chief may be tapped to be Guyton interim manager

Guyton City Council may have delayed its search for a city manager, but council members could be ready to appoint an interim to that position.

June 28, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


McKinney says he’s not source of personal attacks

Congressional candidate Ray McKinney issued the following statement:

June 26, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


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Unbeaten Panthers fill middle school pipeline

SPRINGFIELD -- Effingham County coach Buddy Holder doesn't have to look toward a distant horizon to see the future of his football program. It's ...

October 13, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Effingham County trounces Lovejoy en route to second round

SPRINGFIELD -- Effingham County defeated Lovejoy in three straight sets in the opening round of the Class AAAAAA volleyball tournament Thursday.

October 13, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Fishing with a Friend slated Saturday

Effingham County/Fire Rescue and other first responders invite the community to a fun-filled event featuring good food.

October 12, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Candidate forum set in Port Wentworth

The Port Wentworth Chamber of Commerce is set to host a candidate forum Oct. 19 at 7 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Express, 7210 ...

October 12, 2017 | Staff report | Local


South Effingham volleyball team rolls on

GUYTON -- South Effingham swept Fayette County 3-0 in the first round of the Class AAAAA volleyball tournament Wednesday.

October 12, 2017 | Staff report | Local


Mustangs advance to second round in softball

GUYTON -- South Effingham advanced to the second round of the Class AAAAA softball playoffs by sweeping the Veterans War Hawks on Wednesday 4-0 and 2-1.

October 11, 2017 | Trice Williams | Local


Suspect wounded during execution of search warrant

SPRINGFIELD -- The Effingham County Sheriff's Office Criminal Investigative Division executed a search warrant on 2nd Street in Meldrim on Monday after a year-long undercover ...

October 11, 2017 | Submitted report | Local


Effingham County voting officials remain busy

SPRINGFIELD - Even though there won't be any votes for them to tabulate until next year, Olivia Morgan and her staff have plenty to do ...

October 10, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Master gardeners start pollinator project

The past decade has seen declining bee populations across the country for reasons that are still not fully understood. At the same time, Effingham County ...

October 10, 2017 | Ben Cantrell | Local


Reddick's dream field close to reality

SPRINGFIELD - Effingham County native and Houston Astros outfielder Josh Reddick is giving back to his hometown community by building a state-of-the-art baseball field.

October 10, 2017 | Submitted report | Local


Pastors join forces, invite public to event designed to promote unity

RINCON -- Responding to recent divisive events, including the confrontation between groups in Charlottesville, Va., that resulted in the death of Heather Heyer on Aug. 12 ...

October 09, 2017 | Submitted report | Local


Early voting for municipal races starts Oct. 16

RINCON -- Rincon's mayoral race highlights the 2017 municipal elections in Effingham County.

October 09, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Democrat announces candidacy in 1st Congressional District

Barbara A. Seidman, a resident of Waycross, has announced her intention to seek the 2018 Democratic nomination for Georgia's 1st Congressional District seat. The ...

October 08, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


South Effingham grabs second straight region volleyball crown

GUYTON -- South Effingham withdrew some helpful knowledge from its memory bank that helped it obtain another championship.

October 07, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Rebel Rousers change colors

Instead of their usual blue and white, the Rebel Rousers, ardent student supporters of Effingham County High School sports teams, donned pink for Friday night ...

October 07, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


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