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Work on Old Augusta ahead of schedule

Work on a long-awaited road project is progressing faster than expected, Effingham County commissioners learned last week.

July 01, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


County takes a longer look at work week

Effingham County may be taking a deeper look at altering the work week schedule for its employees.

July 01, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Knight to hold two Savannah events Tuesday

Rand Knight, a candidate for the U.S. Senate currently held by Saxby Chambliss, will make two campaign stops in Savannah Tuesday.

July 01, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Police chief may be tapped to be Guyton interim manager

Guyton City Council may have delayed its search for a city manager, but council members could be ready to appoint an interim to that position.

June 28, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


McKinney says he’s not source of personal attacks

Congressional candidate Ray McKinney issued the following statement:

June 26, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Teachers’ groups endorse Barrow

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Rep. John Barrow (D-Savannah) has received the endorsement of the Georgia Association of Educators (GAE) and the NEA Fund for Children and Public Education, the political action committee of the National Education Association, in his campaign for re-election to the House of Representatives.

June 26, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Controversial tract getting a new plan

A rezoning petition that stirred strong reactions from nearby residents and was pulled at the last minute in April may be coming back before county commissioners.

June 26, 2008 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rincon council ponders tree ordinance

Rincon city council members are trying to balance the value of private property rights and the city's desire to preserve its canopy of tree shade.

June 26, 2008 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County in 'good financial position'

Effingham County commissioners are poised to adopt a budget that trims the countywide millage rate.

June 26, 2008 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Governor suspends scheduled hike in gasoline taxes

ATLANTA - Gov. Sonny Perdue signed an executive order Monday suspending a scheduled increase in gas taxes that would have taken effect on July 1.

June 25, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


County OKs deal with prison

Effingham County commissioners approved an agreement to continue to house inmates at the Effingham County Prison.

June 24, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


LIFE, Herald to sponsor forum

A forum featuring the candidates for Effingham County sheriff and tax commissioner will be held at South Effingham High School on July 1 at 7 p.m.

June 24, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Chamber pushes forth with plans

The Effingham Chamber of Commerce is going forward on plans to spruce up the county's gateways.

June 24, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


County, state ready to reel in improvements

Tuckasee King Landing could be holding bass tournaments as part of the state's Go Fish Georgia program within 18 months, and maybe even sooner.

June 21, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Barrow calls for halt in adding to strategic reserve

As oil prices continue to set records, and gas approaches the $4 a gallon mark, several lawmakers - including U.S. Rep. John Barrow - are asking President Bush to suspend adding to the nation's strategic petroleum reserve.

June 21, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


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Hencely defying long odds after suicide attack in Afghanistan

People who don't believe in miracles need to meet Winston Hencely.

September 05, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


South Effingham managers enjoy special role with team

Even though their job offers few benefits other than the chance to share the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat with the players ...

September 04, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


County Champions Trophy on the line

Friday night's Effingham County-South Effingham football game is a BIG deal for a lot of reasons. One of them is the trophy that is ...

September 04, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


South Effingham retires Rietkovich's No. 12

Katie Rietkovich's name is scattered throughout South Effingham's softball record book. Now it adorns the Mustangs' outfield fence, too.

September 04, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Rebels, Mustangs focus on themselves

The Effingham County Rebels and South Effingham Mustangs spent their open weeks doing exactly the same thing. They worked on fundamentals and eliminating mistakes instead ...

September 03, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


So who is going to win the County Championship Trophy?

South Effingham will host Effingham County on Friday at 7:30 p.m. in the annual gridiron battle for the County Championship Trophy.

September 03, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Port Wentworth first responders gain weapon to combat drug crisis

Port Wentworth's first responders recently got an upgrade to their tool belts. Both the police and firefighters are now equipped with the popular drug ...

September 03, 2017 | Lainey Standiford | Local


5K series designed to boost health, non-profits

The Effingham Health System Fall 5K Series began in 2016 with the goal of promoting a more active lifestyle and community engagement. It is also ...

September 02, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Springfield municipal elections nixed

Municpal elections in Springfield becaume unnecessary Friday after the candidate qualifying period closed with incumbents drawing no opposition.

September 02, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Mars Theatre to close during expansion

After the credits for "Dunkirk" roll Saturday, the Mars Theatre in Springfield will close its doors. It is set to reopen for an a cappella ...

September 01, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Signs of school spirit on display

Representatives from Effingham County and South Effingham high schools are reflecting their school spirit in a Rincon restaurant.

September 01, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


City of Rincon lands grant for water improvements

The City of Rincon has been awarded a $750,000 Community Development Block Grant for the water and sewer upgrades in the 7th Street area ...

September 01, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Springfield's Shealy in elite Navy helicopter unit

A 2009 Effingham County High School graduate and Springfield native is serving with a U.S. Navy helicopter squadron that flies the Navy's newest ...

September 01, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Two nabbed in police car break-in

Two men are in custody after breaking into a Rincon police car Saturday.

August 31, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Effingham County Extension coordinator honored

Effingham County Extension Coordinator Abby Smith, was recently recognized with the Early Career Service Award at the 2017 Epsilon Sigma Phi Alpha Beta Chapter Annual ...

August 31, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


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