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Elections board takes seat

The five members of the Effingham County Board of Elections have finally been seated.

July 21, 2007 | Staff Report Effingham Herald | Local


Meldrim to dedicate playground to disaster victims

Thursday marked the 48th anniversary of the 1959 Meldrim Trestle Disaster.

July 21, 2007 | Staff Report Effingham Herald | Local


Rincon probes new charges to fines

Rincon's city council likely will start hitting violators where it hurts - their wallets - as they get ready to put two ordinances into effect.

July 21, 2007 | By Ralna Pearson Effingham Herald | Local


Meter reading going high-tech

The Springfield City Council approved a bid for a new dewatering facility and the purchase of automatic meter reading software Tuesday.

July 21, 2007 | By Sandi Van Orden Effingham Herald | Local


Fourth of July parade route

The city of Rincon is holding their annual Fourth of July parade on Saturday, June 30 beginning at 10 a.m.

July 19, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Towne Park light gets go-ahead signal

Work has already begun on improving the chaotic intersection of Highway 21 and Towne Park.

July 19, 2007 | By Ralna Pearson Effingham Herald | Local


County agrees to give to Springfield fireworks show

Effingham County commissioners approved giving Springfield $3,000 to help with its annual Fourth of July fireworks display, but let it be known they want others outside of government to help.

July 19, 2007 | By Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


County looking to slow it down on two roads

Effingham County commissioners are looking at lower the speed limit on two roads.

July 19, 2007 | By Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


He's Ray McKinney and he's running for President

A former governor and chairman of the U.S. Olympic Committee. A former U.S. attorney credited with squashing the mob in New York City and later mayor of the nation's largest city. A former Navy pilot and prisoner of war who is currently a U.S. senator. A senator from Kansas, an Arkansas governor, congressmen from California, Colorado and Texas, a former Wisconsin governor, a former governor of Virginia and now, add to the list of Republican candidates for the presidency in 2008 a 1980 graduate of Effingham County High School.

July 19, 2007 | By Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


County approves partial comp plan

Effingham County commissioners have given their approval to the partial plan update for the comprehensive plan.

July 19, 2007 | By Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Fights could lead to charges

A domestic dispute between a group of friends led to two violent confrontations and also may lead to felony charges.

July 17, 2007 | By Ralna Pearson Effingham Herald | Local


LifeStar looks for new home

LifeStar wants to land in Effingham County - permanently.

July 17, 2007 | By Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Red Cross needs O-type blood donors as levels drop

Savannah - With blood donations at such low levels that the Red Cross can currently supply only one fourth of Georgia hospitals' demand for blood, an urgent call for donors has been issued by the humanitarian organization.

July 17, 2007 | Staff Report Effingham Herald | Local


Plans for 911 center almost done

Bids are expected to go out soon for Effingham County's planned 911 center.

July 17, 2007 | By Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Cops looking to share info

The law enforcement agencies of Effingham County are on the verge of improving the way they work together to fight crime.

July 17, 2007 | By Ralna Pearson Effingham Herald | Local


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Officials plea for safe driving on New Year’s

For many, New Year's Eve involves consuming alcohol at parties. So it comes as no surprise that there's a spike in drunk driving crashes at the end of the year.

December 30, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Animal shelter residents get new Atlanta homes

Though the Effingham County Animal Shelter has been fortunate not to need to euthanize any animals lately, shelter director Cory Whitfield offers a grim reminder.

December 23, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


County closes in on land for recreation complex

It may be a while before shovels start turning dirt into ball fields, but Effingham County has taken a necessary big step toward its next recreation facility.

December 23, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Springfield approves $2.2 million budget

Springfield City Council has approved a fiscal year 2015 budget, and the proposed budget is a 12 percent increase over the current spending plan.

December 16, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Operation Zero Tolerance hits the road

Operation Zero Tolerance is under way and that means increased patrols and high visibility enforcement in Georgia.

December 16, 2014 | Staff report | Local


ECHS mourns band student killed in crash

The show went on for the Effingham County High School band, even though the students were mourning the loss of one of their own.

December 13, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Rincon set to OK smaller FY15 budgets

Rincon City Council is set to approve a budget for its coming fiscal year that is smaller than its current operating plan.

December 09, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rincon may be adding another K9

The Rincon Police Department could be adding to its roster.

December 02, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


State urges doing homework on charities

ATLANTA - Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp offers advice to people planning to donate to charitable organizations during the holiday season.

December 02, 2014 | Staff report | Local


AAA offering Tow2Go

One in five consumers said they have never used a designated driver while away from home and drinking, according to a recent AAA Consumer Pulse™ Survey. AAA and Bud Light urge motorists to plan ahead for the holiday weekend if they will be out drinking. This means choosing a designated driver, staying where you are celebrating, using a cab or finding another form of sober transportation.

November 26, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Ebenezer Crossing to be preserved

One of the most historically significant and ecologically fragile areas of Effingham County will be preserved for future generations.

November 26, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County to buy land for central park complex

Effingham County commissioners took a big step last Tuesday night toward building a central recreation park.

November 26, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Insurance office states case for safe cooking

ATLANTA - Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens urges Georgians to use caution with holiday cooking, and when they heat up leftovers on the stove after the holidays.

November 25, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Drivers reminded to buckle up, drive safely

The busiest travel period of the year is under way, putting more people on the road, and unfortunately increasing the likelihood of crashes. Law enforcement agencies across the state are joining in a national effort to reach all Thanksgiving travelers with one important message: buckle up.

November 25, 2014 | Staff report | Local


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