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Effingham chief deputy defends his court testimony

A top Effingham County law enforcement officer is defending himself against attacks based on his testimony in a recent court hearing.

June 12, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Hospital opens its open MRI

Effingham Hospital's open MRI center is now open for business - and hospital leaders want to make sure potential patients in the county and in surrounding areas know it's here.

June 12, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Candidate calls for halt of gas taxes

One of the candidates for the Republican bid for the U.S. 12th District seat says he has a plan that would cut the price of gas by 50 cents a gallon - now.

June 12, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


McKinney signs pledge in support of earmark reform

SAVANNAH - Candidate for Congress Ray McKinney (R-Savannah) signed a pledge Thursday supporting common-sense reform of how Congress spends taxpayer dollars.

June 10, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


McKinney taps GOP vet as press secretary

Reidsville – Candidate for Congress Ray McKinney (R-Savannah) has named former Tattnall County Republican Chairman David Cutbirth as his campaign's press secretary.

June 10, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Barrow glad farm bill passed

Washington - U.S. Rep. John Barrow (D-Savannah) voted for a bipartisan farm bill that will strengthen American agriculture, help families facing high food costs, increase support for land conservation and encourage energy independence.

June 10, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Guyton moves ahead with sewage plant plans

Guyton City Council has taken one of the steps necessary as it continues to go ahead with plans with the city's own wastewater treatment plant.

June 10, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


City still looking at its alcohol ordinance

Guyton City Council members will be holding a workshop on the city's current alcohol laws after a restaurant owner asked about his proposal to sell beer and wine by the drink at his establishment.

June 10, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


IDA targets a future without millage

The Effingham Industrial Development Authority is putting its fiscal year 2009 budget together. But it's what is beyond those numbers that the IDA members are targeting.

June 10, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


All the bells, whistles and sirens

The gleaming new red fire truck is a welcome sight for the Rincon Fire Department - and not just because it was delivered well ahead of schedule.

June 07, 2008 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


IDA to take wide-ranging look at projects

With three massive projects already on the table, and potentially prospects heating up, the Effingham Industrial Development Authority is trying to arrange a strategic planning session for its members.

June 07, 2008 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Suit challenging Hinely’s IDA seat dismissed

The last bit of litigation for the Effingham Industrial Development Authority has fallen by the wayside, much to the joy of IDA members, one in particular.

June 07, 2008 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Perdue signs hospital reform bill

On May 13, Georgia House Bill 1234 was signed at Putnam General Hospital in Eatonton.

June 07, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Effingham lands Go Fish Georgia

Gov. Sonny Perdue announced the selection of eight additional facilities for the Go Fish Georgia Program. The additional mega-ramps sites announced Friday, including one for Effingham County, will bring the total up to 18 ramps funded by the program.

June 07, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Red Cross disaster teams respond to Mother's Day storms

American Red Cross Chapters in Savannah Brunswick and Statesboro continue to provide food, shelter, clothing and other emergency assistance to families affected by the tornadoes that swept through Georgia on May 11. Areas with damage include Emanuel, Tattnall, Bulloch, Montgomery, Toombs, Glynn and McIntosh counties.

June 06, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


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ECIDA covers OmniTrax partnership at workshop

The Effingham County Industrial Development Authority CEO covered its agreement with OmniTrax Inc. during a workshop at the Effingham County Chamber of Commerce on Thursday ...

August 21, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Board of education votes on make-up day

During its meeting Thursday night, the Effingham County Board of Education voted to not add a make-up day for Monday's holiday for the solar ...

August 19, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Tift County rides wave of momentum past South Effingham

STATESBORO -- The Tift County Blue Devils grabbed momentum by the neck and refused to let it go in Friday's 42-0 win over South Effingham ...

August 19, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


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


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