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Isakson, Chambliss praise Perdue for water solution

WASHINGTON - U.S. Sens. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., and Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., praised Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue for offering a solution to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers regarding the excess release of water from Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint reservoirs.

November 08, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Springfield's ballot

Springfield General Election for November 6, 2007

November 08, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


No campaign signs, staff for Miller

Rincon City Council candidate Jeff Miller is not your typical candidate.

November 08, 2007 | Ralna Pearson | Local


Rincon taps Grubbs as building inspector

Rincon has a new building inspector, announced city planner LaMeisha Hunter at last Monday night's city council meeting.

November 08, 2007 | Ralna Pearson | Local


Springfield council splits on millage vote

The Springfield City Council approved advertising the millage rate at 4.3 mills in a split vote Tuesday.

November 08, 2007 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


Voter photo ID outreach starts

ATLANTA - Georgia Secretary of State Karen Handel announced the beginning of Phase Two of her office's Photo ID outreach and education campaign in preparation for municipal elections to be held in 90 counties on Nov. 6.

November 08, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


County set to act on vehicle services contract

Commissioners will meet today at 3 p.m. at the county administrative complex for their only scheduled meeting of the month. The Oct. 2 meeting was canceled since it coincided with the Association of County Commissioners of Georgia convention. Commissioners coupled with that a planning retreat.

November 08, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Springfield candidate questionnaires

Editor's note: Here are the questionnaires we have sent out to candidates and their response sent back to the Herald.

November 08, 2007 | staff report | Local


A special delivery

Rincon's first post office was taken from its longtime home and moved to a new location last Tuesday, going from 6th Street to 17th Street. Former Rincon resident Roberta Dickey gave the building to the city. The small structure originally sat next to her parents' house on Carolina Avenue and faced the railroad. It was moved to its current location on West 6th Street on property Dickey owns a short time after the second post office was constructed.

November 06, 2007 | Ralna Pearson | Local


Eaton likes small town feel

Current planning and zoning board member Ulysses Eaton may be new to Guyton politics, but he has roots in public office.

November 06, 2007 | Ralna Pearson | Local


Missing Effingham firefighter found dead: update 1

The body of an Effingham County firefighter who had gone fishing with his 10-year-old son on the Ogeechee River on Sunday afternoon was found around 10 p.m. Sunday night by searchers.

November 06, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Ports outline needed road improvements

The Georgia Ports Authority is continuing to expand and is trying to take some of the pressure off the roads, Effingham Chamber of Commerce members learned Wednesday morning.

November 05, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


The power of a candle

Effingham County Victim Witness Assistance hosted a candlelight vigil for victims of domestic violence at the courthouse Tuesday.

November 05, 2007 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


Winners abound at Treutlen House tourney

In this tournament, winning wasn't the only thing. In fact, it was likely far from the most important thing.

November 05, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Bentley graduates from basic training

Army Reserve Pfc. Joseph B. Bentley has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.

November 04, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


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City pushing ahead on EIP grant for new Kroger

As trucks roll in and out of the site for the planned new Kroger, the city of Rincon is taking steps to help the process.

May 12, 2015 | Staff report | Local


State campaign aims to cut down on road fatalities

Transportation and law enforcement officials across Georgia kicked off DriveAlert ArriveAlive, a year-long multi-agency campaign to call attention to an 25 percent increase in roadway fatalities in the first quarter of 2015 and how changes in driver behavior can help to decrease these numbers.

May 12, 2015 | Staff report | Local


State to ramp up efforts to erase child sex trafficking

The state is planning a major push to eliminate child sex trafficking, and it will kick off later this summer in Savannah.

May 12, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


School board votes to fire accused teacher

The Effingham County Board of Education voted unanimously April 28 to fire a special education teacher who had been accused of inappropriate conduct with one of her students.

May 05, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Effingham delegation won’t back pipeline

Effingham County's state legislative delegation made it clear earlier this week it does not support the proposed Palmetto Pipeline.

May 05, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Lawmakers: Road work funding bill will help

Though it won't provide money for new road projects, the passage of HB 170 is critical for the state's transportation needs, state lawmakers said last week.

May 05, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Court date set for Rincon chief's traffic charges

The fire chief of Rincon will be in Port Wentworth Municipal Court later this month on three traffic charges.

May 05, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Burns tosses hat into ring for House majority leader

Jon Burns' star has been rising steadily throughout the Georgia Legislature. It may soon rise to one of the top spots in the House of Representatives.

May 05, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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