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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


Veteran Atlanta TV reporter seeks Chambliss’ seat in ’08

An Atlanta TV news reporter has tossed his hat into the ring for U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss' seat.

June 26, 2007 | Staff Report Effingham Herald | Local


Basic rules of court etiquette

If you have been ordered to appear in court, these guidelines will provide list important information that will assist you before your appearance. This information does not constitute legal advice. If you require legal assistance, please consult an attorney.

June 26, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Rincon council takes a look at its charges in water deal

Rincon City Council had a few more questions about its deal for surface water from Effingham County.

June 26, 2007 | By Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Hospital to cut ribbon on new Physician’s Center

A special ribbon cutting ceremony will held today at 10 a.m. in front of the main entrance of the new Physician's Center building at Effingham Hospital's main medical campus at Springfield.

June 26, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


No greater love

Niko Vandevoorde remembered Michael Russell's dry wit as they searched for something to kill the spare time they had in the Afghanistan desert.

June 26, 2007 | By Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Land values, taxes continue to stir residents

Vastly higher property assessments and possible higher taxes are still on the minds of Effingham County citizens, who Thursday night let county commissioners know exactly what they were thinking.

June 23, 2007 | By Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


DHR to seek input on FY09 budget

The Board of Human Resources, which oversees and sets policy for the Georgia Department of Human Resources (DHR), will seek public input as the agency and its board plan for the SFY 2009 budget.

June 23, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Giveaway to cap week-long Parade of Homes

Lamar Smith Signature Development will give away a red 2007 Pontiac Solstice convertible sports car at the conclusion of the upcoming 2007 Tri-County Parade of Homes sponsored by the Home Builders Association of Greater Savannah.

June 23, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Rincon to work with customers' bills on leaks

Rincon's city council is trying to streamline the process by which residents may get their water bills adjusted in the event of a leak.

June 23, 2007 | By Ralna Pearson | Local


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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


Rincon 2013 audit finds two problems

Rincon City Council members were handed their 2013 audit, which pointed out two material weaknesses.

July 21, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


How to help curtail a mosquito problem

Coastal Health District officials remind residents to take precautions to avoid mosquitoes which are not only a nuisance but can carry disease such as West Nile Virus (WNV), Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE), and chikungunya.

July 21, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Early voting numbers trail primary turnout

ATLANTA - Early in-person voting ended Friday for Tuesday's primary runoff.

July 21, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Senate runoff: Kingston says being 'local' helps his appeal to independents

STATESBORO - U.S. Senate candidate Rep. Jack Kingston said Friday he has the conservative credentials to appeal to Republicans at this stage but that being accessible and "local" will help him with independent voters.

July 21, 2014 | By Al Hackle | Local


Senate runoff: Perdue feels he’s the real conservative in GOP race

STATESBORO - U.S. Senate candidate David Perdue, making a campaign stop at Locos Grill and Pub in Statesboro on the cusp of the primary runoff, told reporters that the other Republican in the race, U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston, spends money like a liberal Democrat.

July 21, 2014 | By Al Hackle | Local


Guyton woman hit by truck, dies

An Effingham County woman died after being hit by a truck on Honey Ridge Road Thursday night.

July 18, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Bryan County man fighting flesh-eating bacteria

A local man was in critical condition at a Savannah hospital after reportedly fishing near Dasher's Landing on the Ogeechee River last week and contracting a bacterial infection commonly known as the flesh-eating disease.

July 17, 2014 | Staff report | Local


State to add 100 child case workers

Gov. Nathan Deal approved the hire of 100 new child protective service workers to assist with a recent influx of cases. The number of reports of child abuse and neglect has significantly increased since the opening of a centralized 24/7 Child Protective Services Intake Communications Center.

July 17, 2014 | Staff report | Local


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