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Some restrictions on feed trucks lifted

ATLANTA - Gov. Sonny Perdue issued an executive order lifting certain restrictions for commercial trucks and other types of motor vehicles transporting food to livestock. The severe drought in Georgia has resulted in an inability to produce home-grown crops sufficient to sustain Georgia livestock.

July 03, 2007 | Staff Report Effingham Herald | Local


Hospital gives visiting docs elbow room

Those from the business and medical communities celebrated the opening of the new Effingham Hospital Physician's Center in Springfield on Tuesday morning.

July 03, 2007 | Ralna Pearson | Local


Bieber indicted

Mitchell Bieber was indicted by the grand jury on Monday in Effingham County Superior Court following evidence presented by Brad Brown, an investigator with the sheriff's office.

July 03, 2007 | By Ralna Pearson Effingham Herald | Local


Property appeals top 2,000

Tuesday was the last day for property owners to file appeals on their assessments, and Chief Appraiser Janis Bevill said her office had received more than 2,000 appeals on property assessments that went out last month.

July 03, 2007 | By Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Residents question hospital millage

Effingham County residents continued to pepper county commissioners on rising property values and taxes during a hearing on the hospital authority's proposed millage rate.

July 03, 2007 | By Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Party chair levels charges against registrar

The Effingham County Board of Elections hasn't even been seated and already there is a furor brewing.

July 03, 2007 | Patrick Donahue | Local


BOE defends millage decision

The Effingham County Board of Education explained its decision to keep its millage rate the same during two public hearings Tuesday.

July 03, 2007 | By Sandi Van Orden Effingham Herald | Local


Perdue preps for European trip

ATLANTA - Gov. Sonny Perdue will lead a state delegation on an economic development and diplomatic mission to Europe from June 18-29. The mission will take the governor to six countries, including the Republic of Ireland, the United Kingdom (Northern Ireland), France, the Czech Republic, Germany and Belgium.

July 03, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Goin' HOG wild

July 03, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Two men charged in armed robbery

A man was reportedly assaulted and robbed in the middle of the day at his home in downtown Guyton on Tuesday.

July 03, 2007 | By Ralna Pearson Effingham Herald | Local


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


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Student killed in accident mourned

Landry Oliver was "a joy to be around," according to Wallace Blackstock, the boy's principal at Marlow Elementary School.

February 24, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


GOP candidates try to highlight their differences

GAINESVILLE - The seven Republican candidates vying this year for the state's U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Saxby Chambliss have more than a few things in common.

February 24, 2014 | By Joshua Silavent | Local


Flu death confirmed in Glynn County

The Georgia Department of Public Health has confirmed the flu-related death of an adult male in Glynn County.

February 24, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Time running out for new title ad valorem tax opt-in

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Revenue wants to remind citizens that if you purchased a motor vehicle on or after Jan. 1, 2012, and prior to March 1, 2013, you have the opportunity to opt in to the new title ad valorem tax. However, this expires at the close of business on Feb. 28, 2014.

February 24, 2014 | Staff report | Local


State DDS warns of unofficial sites charging citizens fees

ATLANTA - Department of Driver Services Commissioner Rob Mikell urges customers to be careful of third-party Web sites when trying to access the Georgia Driver's Manual or obtain other driver licensing services and information. Third-party Internet sites such as www.DMV.org and www.Drivers-Licenses.org are not connected with or sanctioned by the DDS.

February 24, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Child dies after being shot

A 9-year-old Effingham County boy has died after being shot Thursday night at a home on Zittrouer Road.

February 21, 2014 | Paul Floeckher | Local


Pickup driver hits pedestrian, pole, knocks out power

An Effingham County man is suspected of driving under the influence in a wreck Tuesday that injured a pedestrian and knocked down a power pole.

February 20, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Rincon council approves tablets purchase

Rincon City Council members are about to get a lot more communication and information power in their hands.

February 20, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County OKs paving for Blue Jay, McCall

A Savannah company is expected to start in the next few weeks on a paving project that will affect traffic on two major Effingham County roads.

February 20, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Annexation puts delay on county, city fire station

The deal between Effingham County and the city of Rincon to place a fire station off Blue Jay and McCall roads may be delayed.

February 20, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Young right whale freed from entangled fishing rope

A young North Atlantic right whale is swimming easier after wildlife biologists cut away most of the 100-plus yards of heavy fishing rope the animal was dragging.

February 20, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Losses from last week’s storm pegged at $25M

ATLANTA - State Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens said estimated insured losses in Georgia from last week's winter storm stand at $25 million.

February 20, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Hudgens warns of rip-offs

ATLANTA - Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens warns homeowners eager to get their lives back to normal to beware of unreputable contractors who may be price gouging.

February 20, 2014 | Staff report | Local


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