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Hill to serve on education funding study committee

ATLANTA - State Sen. Jack Hill (R-Reidsville) has been appointed to the Senate Education Funding Mechanisms Review Study Committee by Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle. The study panel will meet this summer to take a comprehensive look at the way Georgia's public education system is funded and may recommend legislation for the 2009 session.

August 01, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Isakson praises FISA passage

WASHINGTON - U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., praised the Senate's passage of legislation to update the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, also known as FISA, so that our nation can take advantage of the latest communication technologies in protecting our country.

August 01, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Guyton may turn to Springfield instead

Springfield and Guyton are revisiting water and sewer issues, Alderman Phillip King announced in Tuesday's council meeting.

July 31, 2008 | By Angela Mensing | Local


Photo ID needed for early voting

Georgia Secretary of State Karen Handel reminds all voters participating in the general primary election that in-person advance voting will end Friday.

July 29, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Can future building carry Guyton’s plan

What happens when government officials take loans based on the promise of future growth?

July 29, 2008 | Angela Mensing | Local


Effingham could hold key to GOP primary

Effingham County may hold the key to the upcoming Republican Congressional primary. And not just because a native son is in the race.

July 29, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


EPD has yet to sign off on Guyton sewage plant

Guyton residents and other citizens who have an interest in the city's planned wastewater treatment plant may get two more opportunities for input.

July 29, 2008 | Angela Mensing | Local


Mother defends son accused in attack

The mother of an Effingham County teenager charged in with hitting another teen with an axe handle says her son was trying to defend himself and another youngster.

July 29, 2008 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Guyton pours work into its alcohol law

Guyton held a public workshop Tuesday evening to discuss Demetrios Sotiropoulos's request to sell beer and wine by the drink at The Olive Branch Restaurant in Guyton.

July 26, 2008 | Angela Mensing | Local


Guyton OKs millage hike, smaller budget

Guyton held a second public hearing on consideration of adopting a millage rate of 2.246 on Thursday. Despite the no rollback in the rate, property taxes for 2008 will increase by 0.11 percent.

July 26, 2008 | Angela Mensing | Local


Barrow, Thomas square off

In a lively exchange, incumbent U.S. Rep. John Barrow (D-Savannah) traded words with 12th District challenger Regina Thomas during a Democratic primary debate Wednesday evening at Ogeechee Technical College.

July 26, 2008 | Hollie Deal Bragg Special to the Effingham Herald | Local


Burn center patient upgraded

Augusta - Three patients who were injured in the Feb. 7 Imperial Sugar refinery explosion in Port Wentworth continue to receive medical treatment at Doctors Hospital in Augusta.

July 25, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Effingham Herald to return to twice-a-week schedule

The Effingham Herald will be returning to its roots, in a manner of speaking.

July 25, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


BIPAC backs Barrow in primary

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Rep John Barrow (D-Savannah) has received the endorsement of the Business-Industry Political Action Committee (BIPAC). According to Roll Call, Barrow is "the first incumbent the business group has gotten behind this election cycle."

July 24, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


State troopers gear up for long July 4 holiday weekend

The Georgia State Patrol is preparing for a busy July 4th holiday period despite higher gasoline prices that could mean fewer vehicles on Georgia roads.

July 24, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


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School closure extended

Effingham County schools will be closed Friday for students and employees. Regular school schedules will resume Monday.

January 04, 2018 | | Local


Public hearing, school board meeting rescheduled

The public hearing on rezoning and the regularly scheduled Effingham County Board of Education meeting originally set for Jan 3 at Ebenezer Middle School have ...

January 04, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


Weather advisory extended

The National Weather Service has extended the Winter Weather Advisory for our area until 11 a.m. Friday.

January 04, 2018 | Submitted report | Local


Motorists urged to stay off roads Thursday if possible

Effingham County is under a Winter Weather Advisory until 11 a.m. Thursday. Black ice will continue to make roads dangerous for travel until temperatures ...

January 04, 2018 | Submitted report | Local


Springfield special coming through

A Norfolk Southern train chugs through the snow in Springfield on Wednesday. Nathan Carpenter took this photo from the roof of City Hall.

January 03, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


Serene scene

Goshen United Methodist Church in Rincon never looked better as it was coated in pristine snow Wednesday.

January 03, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


'Snow' Angel

Angel Whiten, a nine-year-old resident of Carlisle Village in Rincon, makes a snow angel Wednesday. It was her first time seeing snow. Some parts of ...

January 03, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


Rincon City Council meeting opens with swearing-in ceremony

RINCON -- The Rincon City Council kicked off the new year in a festive mood.

January 02, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Governor declares state of emergency

Following a Winter Storm Warning issued Tuesday by the National Weather Service and acting on a recommendation from the state's Emergency Operations Command, Gov ...

January 02, 2018 | Submitted report | Local


Commission, sheriff's office announce closings

SPRINGFIELD -- Due to possible extreme weather and dangerous driving conditions, the Effingham County Board of Commissioners offices and the administrative portion of the Effingham County ...

January 02, 2018 | Submitted report | Local


Effingham Family Medicine physician offices to close

All Effingham Family Medicine physician offices and the Women's Health Center in Rincon will be closed Wednesday due to the winter storm forecast.

January 02, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


Another weather-related closure announced

Effingham YMCA will be closed on Wednesday due to weather-related concerns. All group exercise classes, child watch, Mother's Morning Out, Fun Club and events ...

January 02, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


Weather prompts school closing

The Effingham County School System will be closed to students and employees Wednesday as it anticipates freezing temperatures resulting in conditions that may compromise safety ...

January 02, 2018 | Submitted report | Local


Classical guitarist to perform at Guyton Christian Church

RINCON - Classic guitarist Jeff Bianchi is ready to strike a helpful chord.

January 02, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Effingham County wrestlers show promise in Packer Classic

Six Effingham County wrestlers placed in the top five at the Packer Classic in Moultrie on Friday and Saturday.

January 02, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


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