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Life, Effingham Herald sponsoring July 1 candidates’ forum

A political forum will be held on July 1 at 7 p.m. at the South Effingham High School, featuring the candidates in the contested county races in the July 15 primary. The candidates will be questions by a panel of citizens on their qualifications for the office and what their plans for serving in the capacities they seek.

July 17, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Georgia teachers group backs Knight for U.S. Senate

ATLANTA - The Georgia Association of Educators (GAE) endorsed Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate Rand Knight.

July 17, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Senate candidate Knight rolls out education proposal

ATLANTA - Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate Rand Knight unveiled his proposal for education policy.

July 15, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


McKinney: Obama’s backing of Barrow is ‘hypocritical’

Rincon - Barack Obama's endorsement of U.S. Rep. John Barrow is "hypocritical and nothing more than politics-as-usual" according to candidate for Congress Ray McKinney.

July 15, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Operation Zero Tolerance begins in earnest

Georgia state troopers along with officers from the Georgia Department of Public Safety's Motor Carrier Compliance and Capitol Police divisions will team with law enforcement officers from local police and sheriffs' departments across Georgia for Operation Zero Tolerance, Georgia's high visibility impaired driving enforcement program.

July 15, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Two throw in hat for probate seat

Qualifying for nonpartisan races in Effingham County got off to a fast start Monday.

July 15, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


EFACEC big day could be getting closer

The long-awaited groundbreaking for EFACEC could be getting closer.

July 15, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


IDA budgets for a potentially busy year

With a handful of major tasks ahead of it, and the potential for more looming, the Effingham Industrial Development Authority hopes its budget for the pending fiscal year puts some of those plans in motion.

July 15, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Questions still abound for residents on Guyton's plans

Guyton's joint public workshop with the Ogeechee-Canoochee Riverkeeper left attendees with more questions about a proposed wastewater treatment plant than answers. Local citizens and affected groups are doing what they can to try and stop Guyton from moving forward with its plans; however, it seems their efforts may be a little too late.

July 15, 2008 | Angela Mensing | Local


IDA, Chamber form new bond

The nature of the relationship between the Effingham Industrial Development Authority and the Chamber of Commerce is changing, and it's changing for the better, members of the two groups said.

July 12, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


First-hand look a big help to new board members

After a walk around the woods, the Effingham Industrial Development Authority members really can see the forest for the trees.

July 12, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Gossett says he’ll put people first if elected

Rick Gossett says the campaign to be sheriff came to him.

July 12, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Commissioners OK budget, millage rates

Effingham County commissioners approved their budget for the coming fiscal year and the millage they believe they need to support it, but one commissioner has had a change of heart in how the money is doled out.

July 10, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Hinson to run for chief magistrate

Scott Hinson, owner of Hinson's Georgia Market, and his wife Sue Nell have announced his intention to run for chief magistrate of Effingham County.

July 10, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Jones not running again

As much as she wanted to, Vera Jones won't be running for re-election to the Effingham County Board of Education.

July 10, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


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Coffee capitalizes on Effingham County miscues

STATESBORO -- Effingham County coach Buddy Holder suffered a season-opening loss Friday night, but he didn't sound defeated.

August 19, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Effingham Herald names Lastinger editor

Longtime journalist Mark Lastinger has been named editor of the Effingham Herald.

August 19, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Humidity problem steams South Effingham band parent

The Effingham County Board of Education hit a sour note with a South Effingham High School band parent.

August 18, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Search warrants results in drug-related arrests

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office Drug Suppression Unit initiated a criminal investigation in July regarding illegal drug activity at a Guyton Low Ground Road ...

August 17, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


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