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Isakson, Chambliss vote against budget resolution, saying it would raise taxes

WASHINGTON - Expressing dismay over the Senate's plan to increase spending and raise taxes, U.S. Sens. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., and Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., voted against final passage Thursday night of the fiscal year 2009 budget resolution, which passed by a vote of 51 to 41.

April 06, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Baby Aiden's father denied bond

The father of an Effingham County baby still recovering from suspected child abuse in a Savannah hospital was denied bond and his case was bound over to the grand jury Thursday morning.

April 06, 2008 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Isakson votes to halt earmarks

WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., voted for an amendment to the fiscal year 2009 budget resolution that would have imposed a year-long moratorium on congressional earmarks.

April 06, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Refinery explosion victim dies at burn center

Officials at the Joseph M. Still Burn Center at Doctors Hospital in Augusta said that one of the patients from the Imperial Sugar refinery explosion died Friday.

April 06, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


McKinney's run involves a lot of walking

"Contrary to popular opinion, Georgia is not flat," said Congressional candidate Ray McKinney (R-Savannah), who has been walking the 12th Congressional District for the past four and a half weeks.

April 06, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Rincon teen collapses, dies watching parade

A Rincon teenager who collapsed while watching the St. Patrick's Day parade in Savannah on Friday died, accordingto the Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department.

April 05, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Springfield adopts liquor by the drink ordinance

The Springfield City Council approved an ordinance to issue permits to restaurants to sell liquor by the drink.

April 03, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


Meeting planned for Exley tract proposal

Effingham County staff will meet tonight with developers of the Exley tract and nearby residents to go over proposed plans for the area.

April 03, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Guyton gets a green light for its red light

Guyton's long-awaited traffic light may be reality soon.

April 03, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Tearing the house down

Community member gathered Wednesday for a groundbreaking "Wall Destruction" at the United Way Effingham Service Center. Those in attendance took swings at the wall for $5 a hit in support of the renovations that will begin at the center on Friday. The renovations are expected to be complete in June, and the center will house eight agencies including the United Way when the renovations are complete.

April 03, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


Relay for Life will hold kids walk as part of the annual event for the second year

This year, the American Cancer Society's Effingham County Relay For Life will have its second annual Kid's Walk for kindergarten through fifth grade boys and girls.

April 03, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Rietkovich crowned Junior Miss St. Patrick’s Day

April 03, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Families are overwhelmed at community's response

Morgan Seckinger and Jenny Purnell greeted well-wishers and media seeking interviews warmly on an often chilly Saturday.

April 01, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Rincon to start interviews for police chief

Rincon may be moving quickly to fill its vacant police chief job.

April 01, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Organizers thankful at fundraiser turnout

Crowds jammed into Kelly's Tavern all day Saturday. They filled the cleared-out Springfield Builders Supply for the silent auction. They were lined up, and bundled up, for the bake sale.

April 01, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


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Road work at intersection of Fort Howard Rd-Hwy 21 causing traffic jam

Construction at the intersection of Fort Howard Road and Highway 21 in Rincon has traffic backed up for over a mile.

December 02, 2016 | Staff report | Local


DDI construction requires lane closures on SR 21

Contractors for Georgia Department of Transportation will be paving for the diverging diamond interchange (DDI) on SR 21 at I-95 interchange in Port Wentworth.

November 30, 2016 | Staff report | Local


David Exley named Coroner of the Year

On Nov. 19, the Georgia Coroners Association held their Annual Meeting at the Macon Marriott City Center in Macon and during that meeting, the Honorable ...

November 30, 2016 | Special to the Herald | Local


Vince Dooley visits Effingham

Former University of Georgia football coach and member of the College Football Hall of Fame, Vince Dooley, was put to work Tuesday afternoon signing autographs ...

November 30, 2016 | By Zack Lee | Local


Vince Dooley visiting Rincon Kroger for book signing

Legendary University of Georgia football coach, Vince Dooley, will be signing copies of his books and other collegiate memorabilia on Tuesday from 4-6 p.m ...

November 28, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Effingham County Teacher of the Year: Bilinda Sikes

Some people grow up not knowing what they want to do with their life or what they want to be when they grow up – others ...

November 22, 2016 | By Zack Lee | Local


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