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Bomb threat called into hospital Monday

Law enforcement officials are investigating an alleged bomb threat called into the Effingham Hospital on Monday afternoon.

June 30, 2007 | Staff Report Effingham Herald | Local


For pageant, the show must go on

Even with bad weather and power outages, the Ms. Senior Southeast Georgia pageant continued Saturday night at Effingham County High School.

June 30, 2007 | By Sandi Van Orden Effingham Herald | Local


Senators critical of moves

WASHINGTON - U.S. Sens. Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.) and Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga.) criticized the Democratic leadership in the Senate for refusing to allow up or down votes on Republican amendments that would strengthen comprehensive immigration reform.

June 30, 2007 | Staff Report Effingham Herald | Local


Quite a catch

Josh Jameson caught this fish during Memorial Day weekend on Clark Hill Lake. It weighed 46.3 pounds and was 48 inches long. He is now getting it mounted at Soggy Bottoms Taxidermy in Effingham County.

June 30, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Health department urges special needs registry signup

As another hurricane season begins, the Effingham County Health Department urges everyone to prepare now to protect their lives, their loved ones and their property before a storm approaches our coast. Preparedness is important for all coastal residents, but critical for those with special needs.

June 29, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


A reason to smile

The Help a Child Smile mobile dental clinic pulled into Effingham County on Monday to provide dental care to children without a family dentist.

June 29, 2007 | By Ralna Pearson Effingham Herald | Local


Plans for Towne Park West moving along

Towne Park West is bursting with development and the crown jewel appears to be a planned upscale, gated community.

June 28, 2007 | By Ralna Pearson Effingham Herald | Local


EDA awaits action from appeals court on lawsuits

There has been no movement in the challenge of an Effingham County Economic Development Authority member's seat, former EDA attorney Mickey Kicklighter said.

June 28, 2007 | By Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Zittrouer attends Farm Bureau conference

Effingham County Farm Bureau Office Manager Sandra Zittrouer recently attended the Georgia Farm Bureau Office Manager and Secretary Conference held in Macon.

June 28, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Local sheriff's deputy completes GPSTC course

Deputy Mike Hendricks of the Effingham County Sheriff's Office completed a DUI Detection and Standardized Field Sobriety Testing course taught by the Georgia Police Academy Division of the Georgia Public Safety Training Center in Forsyth.

June 28, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Vidalia Onions hit Capitol Hill

June 28, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Was rainfall enough?

May went down as one of the driest months in history, and Tropical Depression Barry's impact may not be enough.

June 28, 2007 | Staff Report Effingham Herald | Local


Truck can't stop

Some vehicles at Springfield Ford in Rincon were damaged when a Guyton teen lost control of his vehicle driving southbound on Highway 21 on Wednesday.

June 26, 2007 | By Sandi Van Orden Effingham Herald | Local


DP Partners anxious to get started on park

Much work remains to be done at the Effingham Economic Development Authority's I-16/Meldrim tracts, and DP Partners is raring to go.

June 26, 2007 | By Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Isakson: First step in reform is securing nation’s borders

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.) again urged the Senate to commit to securing the U.S. borders as the required first step of any immigration reform. Comprehensive immigration legislation is currently being debated on the Senate floor.

June 26, 2007 | Staff Report Effingham Herald | Local


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Crawley named county manager in McDuffie

Former Effingham County administrator David Crawley has been hired to be the county manager in McDuffie County.

August 11, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Insurance commissioner recommends buying travel insurance for vacation losses

ATLANTA - With the Labor Day weekend approaching, Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens urges Georgians to consider travel insurance to protect against possible vacation losses.

August 11, 2014 | Staff report | Local


DOT to hold open house on 21/95 plans

The Georgia Department of Transportation seeks input on the proposed diverging diamond interchange on Highway 21 at I-95 Exit 109 in Chatham County.

August 07, 2014 | Staff report | Local


County to drive forward on ash road repairs

Effingham County commissioners have approved a bid for repairs for nearly a dozen ash roads, but also are urging the contractor to exert traffic control measures to prevent cars from becoming damaged.

August 07, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Red Cross still in urgent need of blood

The American Red Cross continues to have an urgent need for blood donors of all blood types to give before the Labor Day holiday, even after many more donors stepped up to give following an urgent call issued in late July.

August 07, 2014 | Staff report | Local


County to take up water pact for possible development

Effingham County commissioners are expected at Tuesday's meeting to delve into how to provide water and sewer service to a potential development off Old Augusta and Chimney roads.

August 04, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


ECSO needs help for its K-9 unit

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office K-9 unit has helped the community in a number of ways. Now, the ECSO is hoping the public will return the gesture.

July 31, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


State issues recall of fruits

Agriculture Commissioner Gary W. Black is alerting Georgians to the recall of some stone fruits (including plums, peaches and nectarines), and related made-in-store items prepared with these stone fruits that have been distributed in Georgia, because the products may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Georgia Department of Agriculture inspectors will be checking retail stores to make sure the recalled product is removed from sale.

July 29, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Probate judges get up-to-date on changes in carry law

Georgia probate judges began readying themselves for the changes in the state's weapons carry law, many of which directly affect the way judges handle firearms applications, prior to the law becoming effective on July 1.

July 28, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Springfield eyes sidewalk, drainage improvements

A day-long discussion by Springfield City Council members and key staff could lead to the go-ahead for several projects and improvements around the city.

July 28, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rincon OKs warranty, change order for fire station

The city of Rincon has started the one-year warranty period for its newest fire station.

July 28, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County to vacate court order on gaming machines

A state law that rescinded a previous policy has prompted Effingham County commissioners to agree to vacate a 2010 court order.

July 28, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Consultant to help find ways to lower ISO ratings

Effingham County commissioners have given the go-ahead for a fire consulting services agreement.

July 28, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Fort Howard Road back open following gas leak

Fort Howard Road has reopened after a natural gas leak closed a portion of the road for about four hours.

July 25, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


County to take a look at long-range rec plans

Effingham County commissioners will undertake forming a master plan for future recreation improvements and enhancements, after voting 5-0 Tuesday to enter into an agreement with consulting firm CHA.

July 21, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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