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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


Barrow gearing up for 2008, including re-election run

As 2007 was winding down and Congress was taking a break, Congressman John Barrow of Georgia's 12th district took a few minutes of his time to talk about the upcoming year.

January 29, 2008 | Phil Boyum Special to Effingham Herald | Local


New Ebenezer Retreat to mark 30 years

The New Ebenezer Family Retreat and Conference Center in Rincon will celebrate "30 Years of Miracles."

January 29, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Couple glad to be alive after road incident

Mark Lavin said he will never forget the experience he had the night of Dec. 27 when his car was struck on the way home from a quiet evening, and later he and his wife were held at gunpoint.

January 29, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


County laying groundwork for road projects

Effingham County commissioners are hoping to get more roads with stripes in the coming year.

January 29, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Audit shows county's finances are strong

Effingham County commissioners learned the county's finances are in good shape and the county is operating efficiently after their annual audit was presented during their Jan. 3 meeting.

January 29, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Williams' resignation accepted

Effingham County commissioners accepted County Administrator Ed Williams' resignation by a unanimous vote Thursday afternoon.

January 27, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Daniel sworn in to Rincon council

Ann Daniel took her seat on the Rincon City Council on Wednesday night, after she was sworn in as the council's newest member.

January 26, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Lewis named commission chairperson

For what is likely the last time, Effingham County commissioners chose their chairperson Thursday morning.

January 26, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Monday deadline approaching for voters in presidential primary

ATLANTA - Secretary of State Karen Handel reminded voters that the deadline to register to vote and be eligible to cast a ballot in the Feb. 5 presidential preference primary is Monday.

January 24, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Commissioners to go over comp plan

Effingham County commissioners are scheduling a workshop to go over a laundry list of topics, including information on the nearly completed comprehensive plan.

January 24, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


County looks at service lines

Discussion of service delivery lines has prompted Effingham County commissioners to revisit the possibility of a countywide water and sewer commission.

January 24, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


A look back at what made news in 2007: March, April

MARCH 2007

January 22, 2008 | Staff Reports | Local


A look back at what made news in 2007: May, June, July

May 2007

January 22, 2008 | Staff Reports | Local


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Polls to open Tuesday for primaries

Advance voting for the May 24 general primary will continue through Friday at the Effingham County Board of Elections and Registration office and also at ...

May 17, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Judge hopefuls state their claim to the bench

The three candidates for the Ogeechee Judicial Circuit Superior Court judge position said they would be accessible to Effingham County residents.

May 13, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Candidates for magistrate court praise each other

Two candidates for the chief magistrate judge said each other would be a viable pick for the open seat - but also extolled why they were ...

May 13, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


School board candidates lay out positions at forum

The Effingham County Board of Education District 5 incumbent and the challenger to the seat agreed that public tax money should be directed toward local ...

May 11, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Burns touts record, Almond promises more energy at forum

State Rep. Jon Burns said at candidates' forum Thursday night he is proud of his record but challenger Daniel Almond said the current majority leader ...

May 11, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Amity but differences of opinion among chairman candidates

Wendall Kessler and Wesley Corbitt sat next to each other for the Effingham Chamber of Commerce's candidates' forum Thursday at the Mars Theatre - while ...

May 11, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Judge’s race tops $100K in money

The three candidates for the available Superior Court judgeship in the Ogeechee Judicial Circuit had amassed, and partly spent, almost $85,000 for their campaigns ...

May 04, 2016 | By Al Hackle Statesboro Herald | Local


County starts to set priorities for next SPLOST

Effingham County voters likely will have renewing the one-cent special purpose local option sales tax on the ballot in the November.

May 03, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Guyton ponders how to spend SPLOST money

While Guyton City Council members have agreed to how they would split the proceeds from a potential special purpose local option sales tax renewal, it ...

May 03, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Trooper urges drivers to keep eyes on road

When drivers are out on the road, their focus and field of vision needs to be on the road ahead, said Georgia State Patrol Sgt ...

May 03, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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