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IDA trying to get I-16 water flowing

The Effingham County Industrial Development Authority, county commissioners and Springfield are trying to solve the conundrum of how to provide water to the DP Partners tracts straddling I-16.

July 25, 2007 | By Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


GSP taking part in Operation CARE

Although the upcoming July 4 holiday period is only 30 hours long, the Georgia Department of Public Safety is reminding motorists who will be traveling to exercise caution and to make safety a priority. Col. Bill Hitchens, DPS Commissioner, said careful planning is the key to a enjoying a safe holiday.

July 24, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


200 Club to start drive for families of 'Charleston 9'

Two days after nine Charleston firefighters lost their lives while rescuing four civilians during a furniture warehouse fire, the 200 Club of the Coastal Empire board of directors authorized a first "out-of-territory" financial response to the surviving families of the nine heroes.

July 24, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Ash roads to get plenty of work soon

There's a lot of road work heading Effingham's way.

July 24, 2007 | Staff Report Effingham Herald | Local


IDA OKs its budget

The Effingham County Industrial Development Authority approved an $8.7 million budget at its meeting Thursday.

July 24, 2007 | By Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Comp plan meeting scheduled

Effingham County is holding an additional public workshop to discuss the future development map for the update on the comprehensive plan.

July 24, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


IDA still seriously courting 'Project Supreme'

Project Supreme may turn out to be the big fish for the Effingham County Industrial Development Authority.

July 24, 2007 | By Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


State water draft available for review

A draft version of Georgia's first comprehensive statewide water management plan was presented to the Water Council on Thursday and is now available for public review. The document, titled "Georgia's Water Resources: A Blueprint for the Future," was developed by the Environmental Protection Division (EPD) of the Department of Natural Resources.

July 24, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


No quorum for Rincon council

Rincon City Council did not have its regularly scheduled meeting on Monday night because it could not muster a quorum.

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


Elections board takes seat

The five members of the Effingham County Board of Elections have finally been seated.

July 21, 2007 | Staff Report Effingham Herald | Local


Meldrim to dedicate playground to disaster victims

Thursday marked the 48th anniversary of the 1959 Meldrim Trestle Disaster.

July 21, 2007 | Staff Report Effingham Herald | Local


Rincon probes new charges to fines

Rincon's city council likely will start hitting violators where it hurts - their wallets - as they get ready to put two ordinances into effect.

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


Meter reading going high-tech

The Springfield City Council approved a bid for a new dewatering facility and the purchase of automatic meter reading software Tuesday.

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


Fourth of July parade route

The city of Rincon is holding their annual Fourth of July parade on Saturday, June 30 beginning at 10 a.m.

July 19, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Towne Park light gets go-ahead signal

Work has already begun on improving the chaotic intersection of Highway 21 and Towne Park.

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


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County expected to get audit Tuesday

Effingham County commissioners expect to get the much-awaited and anticipated audit of the county presented Tuesday.

June 16, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Gun locks are key

As he watched news coverage of last week's school shooting in Oregon, Effingham County Sheriff Jimmy McDuffie saw the need to remind the community that his office provides gun locks free of charge.

June 16, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Council members OK Mars’ budget

From glowing reviews of the sound system and an appreciation of the seating arrangements, Springfield City Council members are hearing plenty of good things about the Mars Theatre.

June 12, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Woman loses house and a home to her rescued pets

Suzanne Collier lost her home and all the belongings in it Monday night, but she is focusing on what she still has.

June 12, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Funeral Friday for Owen Rivers, 4

Funeral arrangements have been made for the 4-year-old Effingham County boy who died following a head-on collision on Highway 17 Friday afternoon.

June 10, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Armstrong Police collect nearly quarter-ton of pills

Over the past four months, the Armstrong Police Department at Armstrong Atlantic State University collected nearly 500 pounds of unused prescription drugs. With the help of the Chatham-Savannah Counter Narcotics Team, the drugs were transported to Florida to be incinerated.

June 09, 2014 | Staff report | Local


State revenues climb more than 3 percent

Gov. Nathan Deal announced that Georgia's net tax collections for May totaled $1.39 billion for an increase of nearly $42.25 million, or 3.1 percent, compared to the month-ended May 2013.

June 09, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Former SEAL Team 6 sniper says to keep a target on goals

Growing up with an adopted and abusive father, there was plenty for Howard Wasdin to overcome. And that was before he signed up to take basic underwater demolition/SEAL team training.

June 09, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County approves Sand Hill Park improvements

Effingham County commissioners have approved $45,000 in improvements for Sand Hill Park and want to take a closer look at improvements for one of its oldest facilities.

June 09, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Crash claims life of 4-year-old child

A 4-year-old child died and two people were injured in a traffic crash caused by a reckless driver Friday afternoon, according to the Effingham County Sheriff's Office.

June 07, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


ECSO looking into report of suspicious man

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office has received a report of a white man in a white or silver SUV who approached two children Thursday afternoon in the Stonegate subdivision and tried to get them into his car.

June 06, 2014 | Staff report | Local


County approves parkway concept

Effingham County commissioners know the way they want to proceed with a revised Effingham Parkway plan. Who will pay for it remains to be seen.

June 05, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Grand jury indicts former Springfield mayor

A former Springfield mayor who resigned his post two years ago now faces an indictment stemming from his run for office.

June 05, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Libraries to get a small funding boost

Effingham County's pending budget will include a little more money for the libraries, and commissioners also pledged to help the library system find ways to further pare expenses.

June 05, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Boating accident claims life of Guyton man on Lake Sinclair

Authorities are waiting for the autopsy results on an Effingham County man who died as a result of a boating accident last week on Lake Sinclair.

June 02, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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