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Hoover re-ups with Air Guard unit

June 16, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Sheriff's deputies make more pot busts

On Monday, the Effingham County Sheriff's Office added two more suspects to a throng of marijuana manufacturing arrests.

June 16, 2007 | By Ralna Pearson Effingham Herald | Local


Savannah River cleanup part of national waterways week

Savannah - Along with thousands of volunteers taking part in hundreds of cleanups across the country to remove trash from rivers and streams, local citizens are tackling pollution in the Savannah River, as part of National River Cleanup Week 2007. The Savannah Riverkeeper and Marine Rescue Squadron 5A are making it happen.

June 16, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Water rates on the rise in Springfield

Water rates will increase in Springfield effective in the June billing cycle. The city council voted unanimously for the rate increase at its meeting Tuesday night.

June 16, 2007 | By Sandi Van Orden Effingham Herald | Local


County, Rincon finally come to agreement on water deal

After many long months of negotiations, the deal between Effingham County and the city of Rincon for surface water has finally been completed.

June 16, 2007 | By Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Deputies hitting road in force this weekend

This Memorial Day weekend, travelers will not only have to contend with a slew of other drivers on the road, but law enforcement officers, too.

June 16, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


A big day for Manna House

Sunday was more than just the celebration of the 20th anniversary of Manna House in Effingham County. It was also a chance to dedicate their building after two weeks of rapid and major renovation.

June 14, 2007 | By Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Springfield gets a look at historic preservation law

Springfield citizens got an explanation of an ordinance to create a historic preservation commission at a public meeting in Springfield last Tuesday.

June 14, 2007 | By Sandi Van Orden Effingham Herald | Local


Cops make handful of drug arrests

Five individuals were arrested by the Effingham County Sheriff's Office over the span of two days for drug-related crimes.

June 14, 2007 | By Ralna Pearson Effingham Herald | Local


Isakson backs move to cut spending

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.) took another step toward fulfilling his campaign pledge to end reckless spending in Washington by signing as a co-sponsor of legislation to reduce the federal deficit and reform the federal budget process.

June 14, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Hospital authority to set its millage rate

The Effingham County Board of Commissioners announced its intention to increase property taxes because of the hospital authority's proposal not to rollback its millage rate from 2 mills to 1.827 mills. This is a 9.47 percent increase.

June 12, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


EDA close to landing 'big one'

The Effingham County Economic Development Authority may be close to landing exactly what it's been seeking for its land along Highway 21.

June 12, 2007 | By Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


BOE to hold hearings on millage rate

The Effingham County Board of Education has announced its intention to increase the property taxes it will levy this year by 9.39 percent over the rollback millage rate.

June 12, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Rincon narrows manager choice

The city of Rincon is getting closer to finally having a permanent city manager in place. According to Mayor Ken Lee, the city could have the position filled within six weeks to two months.

June 12, 2007 | By Ralna Pearson Effingham Herald | Local


Public meeting scheduled on water quality

The public is invited to a meeting regarding improving the water quality of Runs Branch and Ebenezer Creek.

June 12, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


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Signs are a coming attraction for the Mars

Springfield officials hope their action Tuesday night will go a long way toward answering what they say has been a frequent question of late.

July 10, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


A fire for the job

Even before his first official day as the Effingham County Sheriff's Office's fire investigator, Dan Mealor was on the job.

July 10, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


State insurance office offers tips, help during storm season

ATLANTA - Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens said his office stands ready to assist Georgia residents with any claims arising from tropical storms during hurricane season, including a toll-free claims assistance line and plans to have insurance experts in the area in the event of a storm.

July 07, 2014 | Staff report | Local


State records 11 traffic deaths over holiday

The state Department of Public Safety reported there were 11 fatalities on Georgia's roads during the 4th of July holiday weekend, which ran from July 3 at 6 p.m. to July 6 at midnight.

July 07, 2014 | Staff report | Local


State law banning sale of e-cigarettes to minors in effect

ATLANTA - It is against the law in Georgia to sell or distribute any electronic cigarette to a person who is under 18 years old. The Georgia Department of Public Health is urging caution about the use and exposure of children to electronic nicotine delivery systems, including electronic cigarettes and other emissions-producing products.

July 07, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Fire from lightning strike displaces group home residents

A late June fire has displaced several residents of a group home.

July 07, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


City fire chief suggests consolidating departments

A fire chief is sounding the call to consolidate the various fire departments in Effingham County.

July 07, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County, residents go over plans for Courthouse Road Extension

As Effingham County officials listened, they heard plenty about the proposed route for a reworked Courthouse Road Extension.

July 07, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rincon making changes to alcohol law

The city of Rincon is making a few changes to its alcohol ordinance.

July 07, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Search continues for missing Guyton man

A search that began Sunday for a missing Effingham County man continued into Monday.

July 07, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Where to go, how to get there for River Street fireworks

In preparation for an influx of motorists traveling along Savannah-Chatham Highways during the firework displays on the Fourth of July, the Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department has implemented a traffic operations plan to reduce delays and relieve congestion.

July 03, 2014 | Staff report | Local


ECSO urging safety for the 4th of July holiday

Fireworks aren't the only potentially dangerous objects the Effingham County Sheriff's Office discourages people from shooting into the air for the Fourth of July weekend.

July 03, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


A walk in the park

The four fields at the Macomber Park expansion are done, but there is still plenty of work to do on the new phase - and on the older parts of the park.

July 03, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Deputies on the lookout for ‘slow pokes’

Along with watching out for people driving too fast on Georgia highways, officers can now ticket those driving too slow.

July 03, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


County, prison renew capacity agreement

Effingham County commissioners have renewed the capacity agreement with the state Department of Corrections for the Effingham County Prison.

July 03, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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