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Park ready for Veterans Day event

Orchestral music will ring out on Veterans Day at the Veterans Park of Effingham in Springfield. The music will be preformed by the recently formed Effingham Community Orchestra, presenting a program, "Patriotic Tribute." This program includes solos and narrations as part of the orchestra's performance.

December 13, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Rincon approves plans for O'Reilly's

Rincon City Council OK'd preliminary plans for an O'Reilly's Auto Parts franchise, as long as engineers can attest to the site being clean.

December 13, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Purple Heart ladies auxiliary gives to Veterans Park fund

The Veterans Park of Effingham County was recently presented with a check for $1,000 from the National Ladies Auxiliary of the Military Order of the Purple Heart.

December 13, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Vendors participating in the Dickens Craft Festival

1st Dickens Craft Festival

December 13, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


State sticking to water limits

Water use in north Georgia has been curtailed, and the state Environmental Protection Division is sticking to its demand to reduce the amount of water taken from the upper Floridan aquifer, Effingham Chamber of Commerce members learned Wednesday morning.

December 13, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


CGRDC recognized for transportation work

The Coastal Georgia Regional Development Center in Brunswick received a 2007 Excellence in Regional Transportation Award from the National Association of Development Organizations for the Regional Rural and Coordinated Public Transportation Program.

December 13, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Guyton gears up for annual Christmas festival

Signups for the annual Guyton Christmas craft fair are coming in briskly, according to organizers of the Guyton Christmas Festival.

December 13, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Dickens Craft Festival winners

On Saturday, the Dickens Craft Festival was held in conjunction with the Rincon Lion's Club Christmas parade. Vendors from throughout the region participated. Awards were given for best of show, first place, second place, third place and honorable mention.

December 13, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Temcor adds to a big year with a big award

It's been a big year for Temcor.

December 13, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


HomeTown Health names Effingham hospital of the year

At the 2007 annual communication of HomeTown Health, LLC held at Callaway Gardens in Pine Mountain, Effingham Hospital was recognized for the progress it has made in health care in the Southeast by being awarded HomeTown Health's "Hospital of the Year" for 2007.

December 13, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Work nearing finish on state water plan

Work on the statewide water management plan is nearing an end, and a final document is expected to be ready by the end of the year.

December 13, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Rincon Lions Club Christmas Parade winners

Best Local Band: South Effingham High School

December 13, 2007 | Patrick Donahue | Local


Speaker: GREAT will be good for state

RICHMOND HILL - State House Speaker Glenn Richardson, who has been referred to as an "agent of change," says that when he took office, he could've decided to do nothing. But instead, he said it's his job to evaluate how Georgia government is impacting its residents.

December 13, 2007 | Jessica Holthaus Special to Effingham Herald | Local


Tripp completes basic training

Army Pvt. Jonathan S. Tripp has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.

December 13, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Operation click it or ticket underway for Thanksgiving

ATLANTA - It's a fact of life.. And death: Failure to use safety belts is a major contributing factor in more than half of Georgia's Thanksgiving holiday traffic deaths.

December 13, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


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County moves to curb dumpster parking

Effingham County commissioners have approved a change to their parking of trucks and trailers ordinance that will prohibit dumpsters from being placed on county roads.

January 27, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Long-awaited Parkway getting big boost

ATLANTA-The announcement was unexpected - but welcomed gladly

January 27, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


King's legacy included to how to treat others

The dream of the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. included how his fellow man treats one another, said Van Johnson.

January 19, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Incumbent commissioners, chief magistrate, tax commissioner to run again

With election approaching for several Effingham County offices, four incumbents have announced their intention to be returned to their posts.

January 19, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Sheriff to run for re-election

Surrounded by his family and a contingent of current and former Effingham County Sheriff's Office employees, Sheriff Jimmy McDuffie announced his intention to seek ...

January 19, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Lariscy sworn in as Guyton mayor

Jeff Lariscy was sworn in as the mayor of Guyton at the regularly scheduled Jan. 12 council meeting.

January 19, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Springfield council members take oath of office

Springfield City Council members Justin Cribbs and Gary Weitman were sworn in to their seats at the Jan. 12 council meeting.

January 19, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Rincon swears in council members

Rincon City Council members Reese Browher, James Dasher and Paul Wendelken took their oaths of office as Rincon City Council members at the Jan. 12 ...

January 19, 2016 | Staff report | Local


One driver killed in Tuesday night wreck on I-16

Authorities are investigating an accident Tuesday night that claimed the life of one motorist and led to three cars catching on fire.

January 14, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Governor announces plan to fix state roads, bridges

Gov. Nathan Deal, joined by legislators and Georgia Department of Transportation representatives, released a comprehensive infrastructure maintenance plan made possible through the Transportation Funding Act ...

January 13, 2016 | Staff report | Local


One more hurdle cleared for rec complex

Work on the planned central recreation complex off Highway 21 and Rahn Station Road has one less obstacle in its path.

January 12, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Assessors give updates on property tax changes

It's January, a new year is here, and the valuation process on real and personal property in Georgia is under way. Real property is ...

January 12, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Railroad crossings to close for repair work

CSX Railroad has scheduled crossing closings for repair. Traffic will be re-routed and signs will mark the detours. Crossings normally are closed for three days ...

January 11, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Rincon Police to hold citizens academy

The Rincon Police Department is currently accepting applications for its citizens police academy. The CPA will begin March 8 and is a 10-week program.

January 05, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Springfield puts new semi parking rule into gear

Parking a semi in Springfield will fall under new regulations, after city council members approved changes to a zoning ordinance.

January 05, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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