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Fish biting at ECRP rodeo

About 60 anglers took part in the Effingham County Recreation and Parks Department's fishing rodeo at Baker Pond earlier this month.

May 22, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Southeastern, south-central Ga. regions experiencing drought

ATHENS - Extreme drought conditions have developed across southeast and south-central Georgia. Another week with little or no rain and temperatures in the 70s and 80s have led to worsening drought conditions statewide.

May 22, 2007 | By David Stooksbury University of Georgia | Local


Fire victim sounds call for help

Though the afternoon was perfect for sitting outside chatting in the shade, Susan Altman wasn't chatting, she was crying out for help.

May 19, 2007 | Ralna Pearson Effingham Herald | Local


Golfers play a round for Habitat

The Sea Grill restaurant in Port Wentworth sponsored a fundraising golf tournament for the Habitat for Humanity of Effingham County on April 4 and raised $4,790.

May 19, 2007 | By Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Springfield adopts new fire fees

The Springfield City Council passed an ordinance instituting fire service fees Tuesday night.

May 19, 2007 | Sandi Van Orden Effingham Herald | Local


Rincon residents plunge into water issues

Several Rincon residents had plenty of questions on Rincon's water supplies at a public hearing Tuesday night.

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


Above and beyond the call

Two local men were honored with the Life Saving Award at Rincon's city council meeting on Monday night for their actions during a house fire.

May 19, 2007 | Ralna Pearson Effingham Herald | Local


Escapee caught in Florida

Federal agents apprehended an Effingham County prisoner who fled from a work detail Monday afternoon.

May 19, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Effingham Herald | Local


Parents unhappy with uniform decision

Local parents spoke out against the new uniform policy at an Effingham County Board of Education meeting Thursday.

May 17, 2007 | Sandi Van Orden Effingham Herald | Local


Relay more than a walk

For Gert Campbell, the laps around the track at Effingham County High School on Friday night and Saturday morning were more than mere steps.

May 17, 2007 | By Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Search on for escaped prisoner

Federal agents captured a man Wednesday morning who fled from an Effingham County Prison work detail Monday afternoon.

May 17, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


EDA's plans catching eyes

It may be years before DP Partners and the Effingham Economic Development Authority see buildings spring out of the ground at the EDA's I-16 tracts near Meldrim. But the EDA is catching the eyes of others.

May 17, 2007 | By Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


MDA wants summer volunteers

The Muscular Dystrophy Association is seeking volunteers who are looking for a rewarding and unforgettable experience at MDA summer camp. Volunteer counselors are needed to help young people with neuromuscular diseases enjoy a fun-filled week of camp June 9-15 at New Ebenezer Retreat Center in Rincon.

May 17, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Family fighting for survival after attack

An Effingham County teen accused of stabbing his younger brother to death and severely wounding his parents Friday night will face a first hearing this morning in an Effingham County courtroom.

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


Herald launching a new and improved Web site

Starting today, the Effingham Herald's Web site will take on a whole new look.

May 17, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


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Search continues for missing Guyton man

A search that began Sunday for a missing Effingham County man continued into Monday.

July 07, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Where to go, how to get there for River Street fireworks

In preparation for an influx of motorists traveling along Savannah-Chatham Highways during the firework displays on the Fourth of July, the Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department has implemented a traffic operations plan to reduce delays and relieve congestion.

July 03, 2014 | Staff report | Local


ECSO urging safety for the 4th of July holiday

Fireworks aren't the only potentially dangerous objects the Effingham County Sheriff's Office discourages people from shooting into the air for the Fourth of July weekend.

July 03, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


A walk in the park

The four fields at the Macomber Park expansion are done, but there is still plenty of work to do on the new phase - and on the older parts of the park.

July 03, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Deputies on the lookout for ‘slow pokes’

Along with watching out for people driving too fast on Georgia highways, officers can now ticket those driving too slow.

July 03, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


County, prison renew capacity agreement

Effingham County commissioners have renewed the capacity agreement with the state Department of Corrections for the Effingham County Prison.

July 03, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Response filed on challenge’s Supreme Court appeal

Attorneys for an Effingham County commissioner have filed their response to an appeal of the board of elections' and a Superior Court judge's decision denying a challenge to her qualifications.

July 03, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Tow to Go ready for the weekend

More than one in five consumers said they rarely or never use a designated driver while away from home and drinking, according to a recent AAA survey.

July 02, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Event raises funds for mom injured in wreck, and more

A Guyton woman wasn't able to attend a fundraiser held on her behalf Saturday, but the attendance reflected how many people are thinking about her.

June 30, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


State urging safety and legal use with fireworks

ATLANTA - While sparklers and similar non-explosive fireworks devices are legal in Georgia, Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens is urging citizens to use extreme caution to avoid injuries when using legalized fireworks during the Fourth of July holiday.

June 30, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Tips on staying safe in the summertime

Spending time outdoors is just one of the great things about summer. Coastal Health District officials want coastal Georgia residents to make the most of that time and prevent illness and injury that some summer-related activities can bring.

June 26, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Operation Zero Tolerance in effect

The Fourth of July is a favorite holiday for many as friends and family gather to celebrate America with food, parades, parties and fireworks.

June 23, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Keeping kids out of the heat

A toddler's death in Cobb County last week has brought attention again to the issue of children being left unattended in hot cars.

June 23, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


County audit presentation has 13 findings

The long-awaited audit of Effingham County's fiscal year 2013 revealed 13 findings, including not depositing checks and a lack of vigilance on old returned checks.

June 23, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Appeal on Jones challenge filed with state high court

The challenge to Vera Jones' candidacy is headed to the state's highest court.

June 23, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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