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Honor Guard ready

The community came together to support Sheriff Jimmy McDuffie's efforts to establish an honor guard.

June 05, 2007 | By Ralna Pearson Effingham Herald | Local


Supply drive on for forest firefighters

After much demand, the Adventure Radio Group, along with WSAV, will again be holding a drive for the firefighters in Ware County.

June 05, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Groups will team up to show how those in poverty live

Concerted Services, Inc. and Step Up Savannah are collaborating to hold a simulation on poverty on May 14 in Springfield at the recreation department.

June 02, 2007 | By Ralna Pearson Effingham Herald | Local


G-P writes a big check for Habitat

Georgia-Pacific Savannah River Mill presented a check for $9,000 to Habitat for Humanity on Tuesday to assist with the completion of a home for a local woman.

June 02, 2007 | By Ralna Pearson Effingham Herald | Local


Springfield council probes expanding water, sewer

The Springfield City Council discussed possible steps to gain more water and sewer capacity for the city's service area at its meeting Tuesday night.

June 02, 2007 | By Sandi Van Orden Effingham Herald | Local


Sheriff: Progress being made on jail

The Effingham County Sheriff's Department is complying with a grand jury's recommendation to improve the jail, Sheriff Jimmy McDuffie told county commissioners last week.

May 31, 2007 | By Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Developers upset over county's impact fees

A developer is at odds with the Effingham County commissioners over what he thought was a deal to set impact fees.

May 31, 2007 | By Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


MedCare turns to primary care from urgent care

After nearly a year of consideration, the MedCare Center at Goshen Road and Highway 21 is changing its focus.

May 31, 2007 | By Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Gift to the library

May 31, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Guyton council crunches numbers for its budget

Guyton's city council members and department heads met on Jekyll Island over the past weekend to work out details of the fiscal year 2007-08 budget.

May 31, 2007 | By Ralna Pearson Effingham Herald | Local


Departments plead for personnel help

As Effingham County commissioners look for ways to pare a $30 million budget, county department heads pleaded their cases for more help.

May 31, 2007 | By Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Millage hearing dates, uniform policy top BOE agenda

The Effingham County Board of Education will have public hearings June 5 at 11:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. and June 18 at 6 p.m. regarding the millage rate for the 2008 fiscal year.

May 29, 2007 | By Sandi Van Orden Effingham Herald | Local


Committee maps out proposed scenic byway

The Effingham County Scenic Byway committee held a public meeting in Meldrim on Thursday as part of their ongoing efforts to educate the public about the proposed scenic byway.

May 29, 2007 | By Ralna Pearson Effingham Herald | Local


Caravan of Care

Volunteers from all over landed upon Effingham County last week as part of Habitat for Humanity's RV Care-A-Vanners.

May 29, 2007 | By Ralna Pearson Effingham Herald | Local


County gives go-ahead to Grandview proposal

Effingham County will go ahead with a unique agreement with the developers of Grandview for water and sewer service.

May 26, 2007 | By Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


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Early voting numbers trail primary turnout

ATLANTA - Early in-person voting ended Friday for Tuesday's primary runoff.

July 21, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Senate runoff: Kingston says being 'local' helps his appeal to independents

STATESBORO - U.S. Senate candidate Rep. Jack Kingston said Friday he has the conservative credentials to appeal to Republicans at this stage but that being accessible and "local" will help him with independent voters.

July 21, 2014 | By Al Hackle | Local


Senate runoff: Perdue feels he’s the real conservative in GOP race

STATESBORO - U.S. Senate candidate David Perdue, making a campaign stop at Locos Grill and Pub in Statesboro on the cusp of the primary runoff, told reporters that the other Republican in the race, U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston, spends money like a liberal Democrat.

July 21, 2014 | By Al Hackle | Local


Guyton woman hit by truck, dies

An Effingham County woman died after being hit by a truck on Honey Ridge Road Thursday night.

July 18, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Bryan County man fighting flesh-eating bacteria

A local man was in critical condition at a Savannah hospital after reportedly fishing near Dasher's Landing on the Ogeechee River last week and contracting a bacterial infection commonly known as the flesh-eating disease.

July 17, 2014 | Staff report | Local


State to add 100 child case workers

Gov. Nathan Deal approved the hire of 100 new child protective service workers to assist with a recent influx of cases. The number of reports of child abuse and neglect has significantly increased since the opening of a centralized 24/7 Child Protective Services Intake Communications Center.

July 17, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Light turnout expected for Tuesday’s runoff

Only a small number of Effingham County's 28,000 registered voters are expected to cast ballots in Tuesday's primary runoff.

July 17, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


County to turn off water rate hike

Water and sewer rates for Effingham County's customers are going back down.

July 17, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Want to know what's going on? See the new Regional Calendar

So you're looking for something to do this weekend in and around Effingham County, and next week, you have some relatives visiting who really want to check out the Lucas Theatre in Savannah, one of whom is also a history buff who wants to learn a little about Georgia's past.

July 14, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Springfield audit comes back clean

The city of Springfield received a clean bill of financial health from its auditors Tuesday night.

July 14, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Supreme Court turns down appeal on Jones challenge

The challenge to an Effingham County commissioner's candidacy appears to be over.

July 14, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Wildlife hotline has been busier than anticipated

TIFTON - To educate the public about what to do when finding a wild animal that may be injured or orphaned, the Georgia Wildlife Rescue Association has released information about the numbers and types of calls that they have received on their statewide wildlife hotline.

July 14, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Signs are a coming attraction for the Mars

Springfield officials hope their action Tuesday night will go a long way toward answering what they say has been a frequent question of late.

July 10, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


A fire for the job

Even before his first official day as the Effingham County Sheriff's Office's fire investigator, Dan Mealor was on the job.

July 10, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


State insurance office offers tips, help during storm season

ATLANTA - Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens said his office stands ready to assist Georgia residents with any claims arising from tropical storms during hurricane season, including a toll-free claims assistance line and plans to have insurance experts in the area in the event of a storm.

July 07, 2014 | Staff report | Local


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