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Isakson backs tax credit legislation for homebuyers

WASHINGTON - Drawing on more than three decades of experience in the real estate industry, U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., introduced legislation Wednesday to provide a $15,000 tax credit spread out over three tax years for anyone purchasing a new home, a foreclosed home or a home where foreclosure is pending. Isakson said he believes such a tax credit would provide an immediate boost to the housing market and to the nation's economy, just as a similar tax credit did in the mid-1970s.

February 21, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


State may pitch in for IDA

The Effingham Industrial Development Authority's undertaking at I-16 and Old River Road could be getting some help from the state.

February 14, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Springfield council gets offer for one acre

The Springfield City Council discussed the possibility of selling one acre of land from the sprayfield site on Long Bridge Road.

February 14, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


Shearouse to recommend firing Hayes

Effingham County School Superintendent Randy Shearouse is expected to recommend to school board members that veteran Effingham County High School girls basketball coach Nate Hayes be fired.

February 14, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Church combats vandals

Bob Rogers wasn't sure how to handle the situation.

February 14, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Trauma care network to get attention

Effingham County's legislative delegation expects the General Assembly to address trauma care sooner rather than later.

February 14, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Changes in DFCS applications

Beginning this month, if you bring in your paperwork listed below and you file your application on Tuesday or Thursday, you may have same day approval of your case (does not include ABD Medicaid or childcare).

February 12, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


EFACEC opening eyes, doors for IDA

Landing EFACEC did more than get the Effingham Industrial Development Authority national and global attention. It also appears the Portuguese outfit's decision to come to Effingham has drawn the eye of other industries.

February 12, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Ag census participation urged

Gov. Sonny Perdue and Commissioner of Agriculture Tommy Irvin put the focus on agriculture statistical data by designating January Census of Agriculture Month.

February 12, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Barrow to sponsor mortgage, foreclosure help workshop

U.S. Rep. John Barrow (D-Savannah) will host a mortgage and foreclosure assistance workshop on Friday at the Savannah Morning News Auditorium, located at 1375 Chatham Parkway, between I-16 and Ogeechee Road. The event will run from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Barrow will be joined by Georgia Senior Assistant Attorney General David S. McLaughlin.

February 12, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


CGRDC taps St. Simons native for executive director

After a year-long search, the Coastal Georgia Regional Development Center Board of Directors announced they have named Allen A. Burns III as the new executive director of the CGRDC at their Jan. 9 board meeting.

February 12, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


King's vision continues into 21st century

The legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is about people coming together, Norma Jean Morgan told a packed room at the county administrative complex Monday morning.

February 12, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Barrow lauds veterans' spending

U.S. Rep. John Barrow (D-Savannah) hailed the President's approval of $3.7 billion in additional veterans funding provided by Congress. This is the largest single funding increase in the 77-year history of the Department of Veterans Affairs.

February 12, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Rincon to drop Republic

Rincon City Council approved a deal for Waste Management to take over the city's garbage hauling at its meeting Wednesday night.

February 09, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


State looks at cutting taxes

It isn't just the GREAT plan - Speaker of the House Glenn Richardson's move to do away with state property taxes - that is making waves under the Gold Dome.

February 09, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


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SR 21 and I-95 DDI lane closures scheduled next week

Contractors for the Georgia Department of Transportation will install lane closures on SR 21 north and south bound in Port Wentworth next week for construction ...

March 03, 2017 | Staff report | Local


Effingham County Art Show March 13-16

Select students from all Effingham County Schools will be participating in the sixth annual district-wide art exhibition from March 13-16 in celebration of the visual ...

March 02, 2017 | Staff report | Local


Effingham County IDA cuts ribbon on Rincon solar farm

Members of the Effingham County Industrial Development Authority were on hand Thursday as they cut the ribbon to a 287-acre solar farm in Rincon.

March 02, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Rincon Elementary students get moving at Bobcat Fun Run

Rincon Elementary School students released more energy than usual on Friday as they participated in the First Annual Bobcats Fun Run, an event put on ...

March 01, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


NAACP honors drowned slaves at Ebenezer Creek

Leroy Lloyd, President of the Effingham County chapter of the NAACP, and other members honored the lives of hundreds of freed slaves who drowned trying ...

March 01, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Georgia earns Water Wars win

ATLANTA – "I recommend that the Court deny Florida's request for relief." With that recommendation to the U. S. Supreme Court, Special Master Ralph Lancaster ...

February 27, 2017 | Staff report | Local


7th annual Taste of Effingham set for March 2

The Effingham Chamber of Commerce will host its 7thannual Taste of Effingham, presented by Vision Financial, on March 2. The event will be held at ...

February 26, 2017 | By Angye Morrison | Local


Interstate 16 Safety Enhancement Project begins this week

SAVANNAH – On Monday, the Georgia Department of Transportation will begin a two-year safety enhancement project along portions of Interstate 16 starting at the Candler/Emanuel ...

February 26, 2017 | Staff report | Local


Swain finishes basic training

U.S. Air Force National Guard Airman 1st Class Joe C. Swain III graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio ...

February 24, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Local


EHS honors staff with 2017 Employee Appreciation Banquet

Effingham Health System honored staff members of the hospital Thursday night at the Effingham Health System 2017 Employee Appreciation Banquet at the National Museum of ...

February 23, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Freeman, Van Sickle honored as STAR students

The Rotary Club of Effingham County honored two students Thursday afternoon for being named the STAR Students for the county. Marina Van Sickle won for ...

February 22, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Black History Month Spotlight: Honoring Springfield Central High basketball

Back in the 1960s during the era of segregated schools, Effingham County saw one of its high schools rise to the top and win multiple ...

February 22, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


ECCA recognized by Georgia Senate, House of Representatives

The Effingham College and Career Academy was honored and recognized this month by both the State of Georgia House of Representatives and the Georgia Senate ...

February 20, 2017 | By Mariella Manhatton | Local


FFA members from SEMS, ECMS attend Discovery Conference

COVINGTON – Members of the ECMS and SEMSFFA chapter attended the Georgia FFA Association's Discovery Conference on Jan. 27-28 at the Georgia FFA-FCCLA Center near ...

February 17, 2017 | By Mariella Manhatton | Local


Rep. Rick Allen's staff to visit Springfield

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman Rick Allen (R-Ga.-12) announced Tuesday that his staff will be holding Community Office Hours in Springfield on Thursday, March ...

February 16, 2017 | Staff report | Local


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