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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


GOP hopefuls tout energy independence

SAVANNAH - GOP hopefuls for the 12th District Congressional seat agree on at least one thing - there isn't enough being done to allow for exploration of oil and gas resources within the U.S.

June 21, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Honoring those who paid the ultimate price

Community members gathered to remember those who have died serving in the armed forces Monday at Veterans Park.

June 19, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


McKinney unveils contract with 12th District

What separates him from the other candidates vying for Georgia's 12th District seat in the U.S. House of Representatives is he's from the district, grew up in the district, has raised a family and works in the district, Ray McKinney said.

June 19, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


City makes acre at sprayfield surplus

The Springfield City Council declared a one-acre parcel of land at the sprayfield site surplus on Tuesday.

June 19, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


Barrow gearing up for primary

SAVANNAH - With nearly a handful of opponents, including one from his own party, wanting his job, John Barrow kicked off his Congressional re-election campaign Saturday afternoon.

June 17, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


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FRIDAY FOOTBALL FINAL SCORES

Richmond Hill, 31, South Effingham 20

September 30, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Rebels clamp down on Panthers after early struggles

HINESVILLE -- Effingham County coach Buddy Holder's worst nightmare came true, but at least it didn't last long.

September 30, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Broken arm, gender not obstacles to football player

SPRINGFIELD -- Even though Shemaree Pitts suffered a broken arm in her youth football debut, the injury didn't break her spirit.

September 29, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Riding him down

SPRINGFIELD -- Bryce Jones of the Eagles tackles Kolt Calahan of the Raiders during a 6-and-under Effingham County Parks and Recreation Department football game Thursday.

September 28, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Military organization honors Hitchens

ATLANTA -- State Rep. Bill Hitchens (R-Rincon) recently received the 2017 Georgia Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) Joseph Bartow Award for his support of military ...

September 28, 2017 | Submitted report | Local


Third grader decides it's better to give than receive

SPRINGFIELD -- Don't feel sorry for Taylor Scott because she didn't get any presents for her ninth birthday. Be proud of her.

September 28, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


4-H members beautify Springfield street

SPRINGFIELD -- Effingham 4-H has partnered with the Springfield Revitalization Corporation to continue a revitalization effort on Cleveland Street.

September 28, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Mustangs to play for region softball crown

GUYTON -- South Effingham clinched a spot in next week's Region 2-AAAAA softball championship series by sweeping Ware County on Wednesday 3-0 and 11-1.

September 28, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


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


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