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Land values, taxes continue to stir residents

Vastly higher property assessments and possible higher taxes are still on the minds of Effingham County citizens, who Thursday night let county commissioners know exactly what they were thinking.

June 23, 2007 | By Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


DHR to seek input on FY09 budget

The Board of Human Resources, which oversees and sets policy for the Georgia Department of Human Resources (DHR), will seek public input as the agency and its board plan for the SFY 2009 budget.

June 23, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Giveaway to cap week-long Parade of Homes

Lamar Smith Signature Development will give away a red 2007 Pontiac Solstice convertible sports car at the conclusion of the upcoming 2007 Tri-County Parade of Homes sponsored by the Home Builders Association of Greater Savannah.

June 23, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Rincon to work with customers' bills on leaks

Rincon's city council is trying to streamline the process by which residents may get their water bills adjusted in the event of a leak.

June 23, 2007 | By Ralna Pearson | Local


Exchange Club honors Loper

Reggie Loper was recently presented the Book of Golden Deeds by the Effingham Exchange Club.

June 23, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Farm Bureau honors Helmey

C. Edward Helmey Sr. was honored recently with a surprise recognition supper by the Effingham County Farm Bureau at Zion Lutheran Church.

June 23, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Library kicks off vacation reading program

Children in Chatham, Effingham and Liberty counties can make the most of their summer with Live Oak Public Libraries and the annual vacation reading program. This year's theme is "Reading Takes You Everywhere!" and three separate kick-off events are planned. Children can register for VRP and enjoy shows by some of the area's most popular children's entertainers.

June 23, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Springfield OKs historic commission

The Springfield City Council approved an ordinance establishing a historic preservation commission last week.

June 23, 2007 | By Sandi Van Orden Effingham Herald | Local


Carter optimistic about 'megasite'

State Rep. Buddy Carter also said he continues to field questions about the "megasite" off I-16. When Carter was mayor of Pooler, the state began talks with DaimlerChrysler and had a tentative deal for the automaker to build a Sprinter van plant there.

June 23, 2007 | By Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Hines finishes Air Force basic training

Air Force Airman 1st Class Franklyn A. Hines has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

June 23, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Perdue signs off on local laws

Gov. Sonny Perdue signed into law four bills aimed at Effingham County government, though county commissioners had been hopeful of a veto of some of the local legislation changing the way they do business.

June 22, 2007 | By Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


County summer food program kicks off today

One of the things cited in the comprehensive plan for Effingham County was the limited amount of recreational outlets. The county-sponsored Summer Food Service Program may help address this need.

June 22, 2007 | By Ralna Pearson Effingham Herald | Local


Cops say parent went on spree at school

A parent allegedly stole more than $100 in cash and charged over $1,000 after stealing from teachers and staff at her child's school.

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


Missing woman returned to family

A local woman suffering from Alzheimer's was returned to her family after she went missing for several hours on Wednesday.

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


Springfield digs deep for wastewater treatment plans

The Springfield City Council allocated $25,000 for engineering fees expected for a planned land application system for wastewater treatment.

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


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Student killed in accident mourned

Landry Oliver was "a joy to be around," according to Wallace Blackstock, the boy's principal at Marlow Elementary School.

February 24, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


GOP candidates try to highlight their differences

GAINESVILLE - The seven Republican candidates vying this year for the state's U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Saxby Chambliss have more than a few things in common.

February 24, 2014 | By Joshua Silavent | Local


Flu death confirmed in Glynn County

The Georgia Department of Public Health has confirmed the flu-related death of an adult male in Glynn County.

February 24, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Time running out for new title ad valorem tax opt-in

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Revenue wants to remind citizens that if you purchased a motor vehicle on or after Jan. 1, 2012, and prior to March 1, 2013, you have the opportunity to opt in to the new title ad valorem tax. However, this expires at the close of business on Feb. 28, 2014.

February 24, 2014 | Staff report | Local


State DDS warns of unofficial sites charging citizens fees

ATLANTA - Department of Driver Services Commissioner Rob Mikell urges customers to be careful of third-party Web sites when trying to access the Georgia Driver's Manual or obtain other driver licensing services and information. Third-party Internet sites such as www.DMV.org and www.Drivers-Licenses.org are not connected with or sanctioned by the DDS.

February 24, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Child dies after being shot

A 9-year-old Effingham County boy has died after being shot Thursday night at a home on Zittrouer Road.

February 21, 2014 | Paul Floeckher | Local


Pickup driver hits pedestrian, pole, knocks out power

An Effingham County man is suspected of driving under the influence in a wreck Tuesday that injured a pedestrian and knocked down a power pole.

February 20, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Rincon council approves tablets purchase

Rincon City Council members are about to get a lot more communication and information power in their hands.

February 20, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County OKs paving for Blue Jay, McCall

A Savannah company is expected to start in the next few weeks on a paving project that will affect traffic on two major Effingham County roads.

February 20, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Annexation puts delay on county, city fire station

The deal between Effingham County and the city of Rincon to place a fire station off Blue Jay and McCall roads may be delayed.

February 20, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Young right whale freed from entangled fishing rope

A young North Atlantic right whale is swimming easier after wildlife biologists cut away most of the 100-plus yards of heavy fishing rope the animal was dragging.

February 20, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Losses from last week’s storm pegged at $25M

ATLANTA - State Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens said estimated insured losses in Georgia from last week's winter storm stand at $25 million.

February 20, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Hudgens warns of rip-offs

ATLANTA - Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens warns homeowners eager to get their lives back to normal to beware of unreputable contractors who may be price gouging.

February 20, 2014 | Staff report | Local


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