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GBI DNA database now over 1,500 hits in 10 years

DECATUR - The DNA Database at the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) crime lab or CODIS (Combined DNA Index System) has reached over 1,500 hits to unsolved cases. The total number of hits is now 1,511.

July 30, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


County commissioners still poring over budget

Effingham County commissioners are set to approve their fiscal year 2010 budget next week. But what that final budget will look like - nearly a month after it was going into effect - remains a question.

July 27, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


State Patrol troopers taking part in multi-state effort

State traffic enforcement officers in Georgia are working with their counterparts in four other southeastern states this week for a traffic safety campaign that targets traffic violations most commonly identified as contributing factors in fatal traffic crashes.

July 27, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


Chatham County says chicken has tested positive for EEE

Chatham County Mosquito Control has received notification that a chicken used for disease surveillance tested positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis in the first of two tests for the virus. The chicken was exposed near the Ogeechee River in Chatham County.

July 27, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


UWCE begins program funding application proces

Local non-profit organizations have between now and Sept. 14 to declare their intent to apply for funding from United Way of the Coastal Empire.

July 27, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


Screven makes room for Effingham prisoners

Effingham County will house some of its jail residents in Screven County's facility under an agreement approved by the county commissioners Tuesday.

July 23, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


ECSO applies for grant for 20 in-car computers

Effingham County Sheriff's deputies cars soon may be getting long-awaited computers.

July 23, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Guyton moves forward with creation of leisure services board

Guyton City Council took another step toward creating a leisure services board.

July 20, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Family, community pay last respects

STATESBORO - A Bulloch County National Guardsman killed in Afghanistan was laid to rest Saturday following a standing-room only funeral that packed Fletcher Memorial Baptist Church in Statesboro.

July 20, 2009 | Holli Deal Bragg | Local


Plans taking shape for Peter Giles Jr. Park

A checkerboard for Peter Giles Jr. Park is almost ready but work is still continuing on the sign for the newly-renamed park.

July 20, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


County to vote on proposed ATV park

Effingham County commissioners will have the second reading of zoning change that may allow for an all-terrain vehicle course.

July 20, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


State farmers to get $1.8M in disaster relief

USDA Farm Service Agency Georgia Acting State Executive Director David Laster announced that Georgia's farmers and ranchers will receive approximately $1.8 million in Emergency Conservation Program funds to repair farmland damaged by natural disasters that happened in 2008 and 2009.

July 20, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


USDA to make $760M in loans available to farmers, producers

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that $760 million from the Supplemental Appropriations Act signed by President Obama is available for approved but previously unfunded USDA direct farm ownership and operating loans throughout the country.

July 20, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


AAA kicking off Safe Summer Campaign

With the exception of 1992, more than 40,000 people throughout the U.S. died each year as a result of traffic crashes - 1.6 million deaths throughout the past four decades. With the Safe Summer Campaign, AAA wants to spark a change in the status quo of benign acceptance of such casualties and reduce their number through substantial education and awareness of driving behaviors to improve traffic safety.

July 20, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


Part of Old Dixie Highway closed

All lanes of Old Dixie Highway about a half mile north of Sisters Ferry Road are closed as law enforcement authorities investigate an accident.

July 16, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


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Articles by Section - Local


Girls get resources to help them navigate challenges of middle school

RINCON - Mothers weren't the only ones who received gifts over the weekend.

May 14, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Family needs support after leukemia diagnosis

RINCON - Dwight Lariscy's heart is broken. It was shattered by shocking news.

May 14, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Shots fired into Effingham Herald office

RINCON -- The Effingham Herald was struck by projectiles fired from a rifle Saturday night.

May 13, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


Got snake questions? DNR has answers

FORSYTH - As spring fades into summer, the number of snake-related calls and emails to John Jensen go up. But most center on two questions: What ...

May 12, 2018 | Submitted report | Local


E-911 communications officers face emotional challenges

SPRINGFIELD - E-911 communications officers have lots of questions. The unanswered ones often linger in their minds.

May 11, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Movies to return soon to Mars Theatre

SPRINGFIELD -- There's a lot of excitement at the Mars Theatre this month.

May 09, 2018 | Submitted report | Local


Sheriff issues warning about ATV hazards

Riding ATV's is a fun outdoor past time, However, many people are losing their lives doing it.

May 08, 2018 | Submitted report | Local


Citizens gather at courthouse to observe National Day of Prayer

SPRINGFIELD - About 50 people from various denominations gathered at the Effingham County Courthouse on Thursday to cry out to God in a unified voice.

May 08, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


May Day tradition to carry over to new school

RINCON - Rincon Elementary School's slow waltz toward a new $20.7 million building on Fort Howard Road has been underway for months.

May 08, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


'Outsider' eyes job as lieutenant governor

RINCON - Geoff Duncan wants to do a lot more than change the curtains in the lieutenant governor's office. He said his goal is to ...

May 08, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Early voting under way

Early voting is being conducted at the Board of Elections and Registration Office, 284 Ga. Hwy 119 South, Springfield on Monday-Friday from 8:30 a ...

May 07, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


District 1 school board race takes new shape

RINCON - Nancy Floyd has ended her candidacy, leaving Robert Grant and Lynn Anderson to vie for the Effingham County Board of Education District 1 seat.

May 07, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Legislative updates on breakfast menu

RINCON - Congressman Rick Allen was slightly out of his district but well within his element during the Legislative Eggs and Issues Review at Effingham College ...

May 07, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Scott to take Mars Theatre stage May 18

SPRINGFIELD - Savannah jazz favorite Huxsie Scott will take the stage at the Mars Theatre on May 18 at 8 p.m.

May 05, 2018 | | Local


Suspect charged with murder in 2017 case

SPRINGFIELD -- The Effingham County Sheriff's Office Investigative Division has made an arrest in the disappearance and death of 28-year-old Jamison Lemons nearly a year ...

May 05, 2018 | | Local


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