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Trucks still rule Effingham auto sales

Without an end in increasing fuel costs in sight, many consumers and small businesses are clamping down on unnecessary costs and purchases. The three biggest domestic auto manufacturers have all reported a drop in overall sales in 2008, and the local dealerships also have felt the crunch.

July 02, 2008 | Angela Mensing | Local

Brush fire consumes 100 acres

A brush fire in the middle of a swampy area in southern central Effingham County could be quelled shortly.

July 02, 2008 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Plans finalized for candidates’ forum

Plans for a political forum sponsored by Leaders Improving the Future of Effingham and the Effingham Herald have been finalized.

July 01, 2008 | Staff Report | Local

Elections board asks for more help

With a primary and a general election looming, the board of elections questioned Effingham County commissioners why its budget requests were reduced by more than one-fourth.

July 01, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local

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

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United Way of the Coastal Empire-Effingham sets goal

RINCON -- Supporters of United Way of the Coastal Empire-Effingham are taking aim at a big target.

September 27, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local

Arnsdorff drives in five runs

Haley Arnsdorff collected five RBI to help lead the Effingham County Rebels past Richmond Hill 9-2 on Thursday in Region 2-AAAAAA softball.

September 27, 2017 | Submitted report | Local

Mustangs girding for Richmond Hill in homecoming game

GUYTON - The South Effingham High School football team is trying to find its way after a tough 44-13 loss to Brunswick last week. Although there ...

September 27, 2017 | Trice Williams | Local

Parent University-Effingham celebrates fifth graduation

SPRINGFIELD - Parent University-Effingham reached a milestone on Saturday by graduating its fifth class at Effingham Middle School.

September 26, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local

Family Connection agencies discuss projects

ingham County Family Connection recently spent some time strengthening the bonds among its network of agencies.

September 26, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local

Man dies of multiple gunshot wounds

Effingham County deputies responded to the Goldwire Community Center on Stillwell Clyo Road on Sunday in reference to a shooting incident.

September 25, 2017 | Staff Report | Local

Volunteers sought to monitor Ebenezer Creek water quality

A workshop to train volunteers to monitor water quality in Ebenezer Creek is scheduled Sunday from 1:45 to 5 p.m.

September 25, 2017 | Submitted report | Local

Chamber to host job fair in Ellabel

The Richmond Hill/Bryan County Chamber of Commerce, the Development Authority of Bryan County (DABC) and the North Bryan County Chamber of Commerce will host ...

September 25, 2017 | Staff Report | Local

South Effingham cheerleaders relish competition

GUYTON -- Great ahletes don't always wear football helmets. Sometimes they wear gigantic bows in their hair.

September 25, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local

Fourth-down gamble pays off for Burke County

SPRINGFIELD -- There was no magical comeback for Effingham County this time. The Burke County Bears wouldn't allow it.

September 22, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local

Football final scores

Brunswick 44, South Effingham 13

September 22, 2017 | Staff Report | Local

Habitat for Humanity makes another dream come true

RINCON -- The happiness -- perhaps relief -- was evident on Lauren Alvarado's face.

September 22, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local

Effingham County Board of Education juggles schedule to recover time lost to storm

SPRINGFIELD -- The Effingham County Board of Education squeezed 1 1/2 days into the 2017-18 school calendar without extending it.

September 21, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local

Forensics program growing at Effingham County

SPRINGFIELD -- A lot of adults are under the impression that today's teenagers are clueless.

September 21, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local

Mustangs trample Phoenix

South Effingham's softball team smashed New Hampstead 15-0 at New Hampstead on Tuesday.

September 21, 2017 | Staff Report | Local

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