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Georgia Chamber wants to 'Get Georgia Moving'

The very real possibility that 2008 may be the year that Georgia takes a giant step forward toward finding solutions to its transportation woes has energized a statewide group of organizations committed to improvements.

February 23, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Referendum, primary voting locations

Polls will be open from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. at county and municipal voting precincts. Voters in the Springfield and Rincon alcohol referendums must vote on that issue for their respective city at Springfield City Hall for Springfield residents or the Vernon C. Hinely Center in Rincon for Rincon residents.

February 23, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Sharing his vision

Craig MacFarlane talked to Effingham Rotary members about the importance of perseverance and helping others when he was visiting Effingham last week.

February 21, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


Most Georgians not ready for an emergency

A recent statewide survey conducted on behalf of the Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA) finds that when faced with large-scale emergencies, such as natural disasters, pandemic outbreaks or terrorist attacks, most Georgians are not prepared to survive without assistance for the recommended 72 hours, though 78 percent think they are.

February 21, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Isakson praises progress in Iraq

WASHINGTON - U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., spoke on the Senate floor Tuesday where he praised the progress U.S. troops are making in Iraq, highlighting his recent visit to Iraq this month to meet with Georgia troops.

February 21, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Wheels turning for EFACEC

With the groundbreaking still weeks away, EFACEC is beginning to gear up for its opening next year.

February 21, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Barrow answers questions from Sand Hill fifth-graders

U.S. Rep. John Barrow visited Sand Hill Elementary fifth graders Thursday for a lesson on U.S. government.

February 21, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


Rotary Club seeks volunteer of the year nominees

The Rotary Club of Effingham is accepting nominations for volunteer of the year.

February 21, 2008 | By Sandi Van Orden | Local


State troopers probe Friday's fatal accident

A Savannah man remains in critical condition after an accident Friday night on Highway 21 claimed the life of a passenger in his car.

February 21, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Liquor referendum stirs debate

Bob Rogers and Charles Kea agree on one thing - neither wants to see bars and liquor stores open in Effingham County.

February 21, 2008 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Isakson co-sponsors line item veto amendment

WASHINGTON - U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., announced that he is co-sponsoring a constitutional amendment that would allow the President to use the line-item veto to either eliminate or reduce appropriations in any bill passed by the Congress.

February 21, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Manufactured home owners can appeal valuations

Tax bills/assessment notices were mailed Dec. 28 for manufactured homes. If you own a manufactured home, but do not own the land, you are renting or leasing a space for your home from another property owner, you should have received a bill/notice. If you did not receive a bill/notice please contact the Board of Tax Assessor's office at 754-2125 as soon as possible.

February 21, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Governor kicks off ready Georgia campaign, severe weather awareness week

Gov. Sonny Perdue announced Ready Georgia, a new statewide campaign that will be led by the Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA). Perdue unveiled the campaign during a ceremony proclaiming Feb. 3-9 as Severe Weather Awareness Week (SWAW) in Georgia.

February 21, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Voters reminded to bring photo ID to advance voting

ATLANTA - Georgia Secretary of State Karen Handel reminds voters participating in the upcoming presidential preference primary that advance voting will begin Monday and end Friday. Voters participating in the election in-person will be required to show photo ID.

February 21, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Y 'all in' with Priceless Gifts campaign

The Effingham YMCA is going all in.

February 21, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


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‘Prayer Walk’ inspired by local woman

Behind the inspiration of a Georgia Southern senior from Springfield, hundreds of sorority and fraternity members gathered on Greek Row on the university's campus ...

August 24, 2016 | By JULIE LAVENDER For the Effingham Herald | Local


Mildred Ellen “Miki” DeSanto Robinson

COLUMBIA, SC – Mildred Ellen "Miki" DeSanto Robinson, 91, passed away Friday, August 19, 2016.

August 24, 2016 | | Local


Savannah Christian Church is now Compassion Christian

Savannah's largest church – Savannah Christian – has changed its name to Compassion Christian Church.

August 22, 2016 | Special to the Herald | Local


Springfield angler sets women’s record for African pompano

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources has announced a new women's record for African pompano, Alectis ciliaris, landed in Georgia by Jennifer Roberts of ...

August 22, 2016 | Special to the Herald | Local


Softball 2016 - Rebels gain inspiration from injured teammate

Effingham County High School's softball team faced some hardship months before their season even began. Head coach Matt Huntley lost a rising sophomore to ...

August 18, 2016 | By SHANE PEASTER For the Effingham Herald | Local


Softball 2016 - Mustangs ‘expect big things’ from focused team

After South Effingham saw their season end in the first round of the Class AAAAA playoffs, the Lady Mustangs hope to go deeper into the ...

August 18, 2016 | By SHANE PEASTER For the Effingham Herald | Local


STEM students love new Academy

Effingham County's newest educational facility opened its doors to students last week with a smooth transition with unique learning opportunities all around.

August 18, 2016 | By JULIE LAVENDER For the Effingham Herald | Local


Mustangs kick off 2016 season Friday; S. Effingham must overcome loss of 23 seniors

No team wants to be in the "rebuilding stage," but after graduating 23 seniors from last year's playoff team, South Effingham falls in that ...

August 18, 2016 | By SHANE PEASTER For the Effingham Herald | Local


Rebels kick off 2016 season Friday; Effingham eyes playoffs in move to AAAAAA

After a historic 2015 season, the Effingham County Rebels hope to come out ready to pick up where they left off – minus a few key ...

August 18, 2016 | By SHANE PEASTER For the Effingham Herald | Local


‘Summer Heat’ snares 7 locals

Seven Effingham County residents were among 39 men arrested in a 10-week online sex sting investigation – Operation Summer Heat - that ended last week.

August 18, 2016 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON For the Effingham Herald | Local


Decision expected in Guyton plant dispute

A Chatham County Superior Court judge is expected to rule on an Effingham County property owner's motion against the proposed Guyton wastewater treatment plant.

August 10, 2016 | By PATRICK DONAHUE | Local


Shadowbrook seeks help with roads

Residents of a subdivision are asking Effingham County commissioners for help with their failing road.

August 10, 2016 | By PATRICK DONAHUE | Local


New Rincon Elementary cost: $20.7 million

The new Rincon Elementary School will be built at a cost of $20.7 million, after Effingham County Board of Education members agreed to a ...

August 10, 2016 | By PATRICK DONAHUE | Local


‘People are frustrated’

There is a great level of frustration among the people with the government, U.S. Rep. Buddy Carter said Wednesday - a sentiment he has shared ...

August 10, 2016 | By PATRICK DONAHUE | Local


Lawsuit claims USA Gymnastics failed to act on predator

An Effingham County family is asking for $10 million in damages from USA Gymnastics, claiming the organization failed to act on complaints of sexual misconduct ...

August 05, 2016 | Staff report | Local


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