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Deal for IDA land still on the table

An offer from one of its tenants at the Effingham Industrial Park is still on the Effingham Industrial Development Authority's table.

February 09, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Springfield ponders effects of 'yes' vote on referendum

The Springfield City Council continued working on an ordinance for liquor by the drink sales in the city in the event that the upcoming referendum passes to allow sales inside the city limits.

February 09, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


Money's tight for road projects

ATLANTA - With a new commissioner on board, the state Department of Transportation will be conducting business in new ways, Effingham Chamber of Commerce members learned.

February 07, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


McKinney to walk the walk in campaign for 12th District seat

Ray McKinney believes that one of the best ways to run for Congress is to walk. In February and March, the 12th District native Republican will take to the streets, roads and highways of the 12th Congressional District in his bid to replace U.S. Rep. John Barrow (D-Savannah).

February 07, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Empty Stocking Fund makes holidays brighter

The Effingham Empty Stocking Fund continues to receive funds for the annual effort to provide Christmas wishes for those in need of assistance. Families receiving assistance include families with children and the aged and disabled.

February 07, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Senate to take up state water plan Friday

ATLANTA - The state Senate is expected to vote on the widely-debated statewide water plan Friday.

February 07, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Player’s mom wants coach out

The mother of an Effingham County High School girls basketball player who has accused her coach of choking her wants that coach fired.

February 05, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


County clears the way for aerial photography contract

Smile, Effingham County - the county is going to take a picture.

February 05, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Rincon checks into license process

Rincon is looking at ways to make sure businesses in the city have their licenses and to see if they can make the process easier for current license holders.

February 05, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Barrow: Blue Dog Coalition's influence growing

In 2006, Democrats took the majority position in both the House of Representatives and the Senate. But since then, the Democratic leadership has not had much success pushing their agenda through Congress.

February 02, 2008 | Phil Boyum Special to Effingham Herald | Local


Group looks into county's tax remedies

A group put together to look at Effingham County's tax situation has begun its work.

February 02, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Coach remains in limbo

The investigation into an incident between a coach and a player at Effingham County High School is expected to be finished soon, Superintendent Randy Shearouse said.

February 02, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Rincon OKs O'Reilly's plans

Rincon City Council gave approval Tuesday night to the final site plans for O'Reilly Auto Parts, but there is still some question about what is - or isn't - under the ground at the proposed site.

January 31, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Guyton gives go-ahead for sewage plant

Guyton City Council voted Tuesday to approve an engineering contract with Hofstadter and Associates, Inc. for the planning and supervision of construction of a municipal wastewater treatment facility.

January 31, 2008 | Brittany McNair | Local


Springfield offering helping hand to Mars

The Springfield City Council approved donating funds to cover the cost of insurance for the Mars Theatre pending approval from the city attorney.

January 31, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


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SEHS junior Darius Scott pens winning speech

They say a picture says a thousand words, but when you have the public speaking skills of Darius Scott, pictures aren't needed.

February 08, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


I-16/Old River Road Interchange Project set to begin early

ATLANTA - Effingham County will see improvements to the interchange at I-16/Old River Road three years earlier than originally anticipated.

February 08, 2017 | Staff report | Local


Effingham students serve as pages during trip to Capitol Building

Students from Effingham County High School, South Effingham High School and Ebenezer Middle School got an opportunity to learn more about how the government works ...

February 02, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Purcell re-elected to State Transportation Board

ATLANTA - On Jan. 25, State Transportation Board (STB) members Ann R. Purcell of Rincon (First Congressional District) and Sam Wellborn of Columbus (Third Congressional District ...

February 01, 2017 | Staff report | Local


Man shot in standoff with Effingham County deputies was sex offender

The man killed last week during a standoff with two Effingham County Sheriff's Office deputies and one deputy from Bulloch County was a registered ...

February 01, 2017 | By Holli Deal Saxon for the Effingham Herald | Local


Effingham County deputies involved in fatal shooting Monday night

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is not yet releasing the identity of a man shot Monday night near the Bulloch/Bryan county line by deputies ...

January 25, 2017 | By Holli Deal Saxon for the Effingham Herald | Local


Local residents travel to Atlanta for Effingham Day at the Capitol

Local business leaders, chairpersons of various city councils and many other members of the Effingham County community descended upon Atlanta earlier this week to celebrate ...

January 25, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Scott Pinholster arrested in connection with death of Courtney Wells

Earlier this afternoon, investigators with the Effingham County Sheriff's Office made an arrest in the death investigation of Courtney Wells.

January 18, 2017 | Staff report | Local


Guyton woman found dead Sunday morning identified as Courtney Wells

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office is investigating what is being called a suspicious death after a woman was found deceased lying along a dirt ...

January 18, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Guyton updates one contract, adds another to help with wastewater treatment plant

In a special called meeting by the Guyton City Council Thursday afternoon, Mayor Jeff Lariscy and the other members of the council updated a contract ...

January 18, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Effingham County Sheriff's Office Investigating Suspicious Death

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office is investigating a suspicious death.

January 15, 2017 | Staff report | Local


Effingham County Animal Shelter Receives State Grant for Dog and Cat Sterilization Program

Effingham County Animal Shelter received the good news on Thursday that they will receive a $3,000 grant from the Georgia Department of Agriculture to ...

January 13, 2017 | Staff report | Local


SCMPD searching for missing woman

SAVANNAH: Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police ask the public's help in locating a missing Savannah woman, last seen on Monday, Jan. 9 at her residence on ...

January 13, 2017 | Staff report | Local


Rep. Bill Hitchens Named Chairman of House Defense and Veterans Affairs Committee

ATLANTA – The Georgia House of Representatives' Committee on Assignments named State Representative Bill Hitchens (R-Rincon) as the Chairman of the House Defense & Veterans Affairs Committee.

January 12, 2017 | Staff report | Local


Wilbour Green chosen as 2017 MLK Jr. Parade Grand Marshal

Effingham County resident, Wilbour "Butch" Green, has been chosen as the 2017 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Parade Grand Marshal and will lead the parade ...

January 11, 2017 | Staff report | Local


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