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County agrees to give to Springfield fireworks show

Effingham County commissioners approved giving Springfield $3,000 to help with its annual Fourth of July fireworks display, but let it be known they want others outside of government to help.

July 19, 2007 | By Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


County looking to slow it down on two roads

Effingham County commissioners are looking at lower the speed limit on two roads.

July 19, 2007 | By Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


He's Ray McKinney and he's running for President

A former governor and chairman of the U.S. Olympic Committee. A former U.S. attorney credited with squashing the mob in New York City and later mayor of the nation's largest city. A former Navy pilot and prisoner of war who is currently a U.S. senator. A senator from Kansas, an Arkansas governor, congressmen from California, Colorado and Texas, a former Wisconsin governor, a former governor of Virginia and now, add to the list of Republican candidates for the presidency in 2008 a 1980 graduate of Effingham County High School.

July 19, 2007 | By Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


County approves partial comp plan

Effingham County commissioners have given their approval to the partial plan update for the comprehensive plan.

July 19, 2007 | By Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Fights could lead to charges

A domestic dispute between a group of friends led to two violent confrontations and also may lead to felony charges.

July 17, 2007 | By Ralna Pearson Effingham Herald | Local


LifeStar looks for new home

LifeStar wants to land in Effingham County - permanently.

July 17, 2007 | By Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Red Cross needs O-type blood donors as levels drop

Savannah - With blood donations at such low levels that the Red Cross can currently supply only one fourth of Georgia hospitals' demand for blood, an urgent call for donors has been issued by the humanitarian organization.

July 17, 2007 | Staff Report Effingham Herald | Local


Plans for 911 center almost done

Bids are expected to go out soon for Effingham County's planned 911 center.

July 17, 2007 | By Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Cops looking to share info

The law enforcement agencies of Effingham County are on the verge of improving the way they work together to fight crime.

July 17, 2007 | By Ralna Pearson Effingham Herald | Local


National Garden Week

July 17, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Averitt STARS search for talent

Statesboro's Community Theater organization, the Averitt STARS, is holding auditions for the 3rd annual Averitt Star Search.

July 14, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Guyton considers millage rollback

Guyton's city council may rollback the city's tax millage rate for this year in response to residents' concerns.

July 14, 2007 | By Ralna Pearson Effingham Herald | Local


Sunrise shines for Mars

Members of the Effingham Sunrise Rotary Club got he latest news on the "Mars on Main" project. The "Mars on Main" Revitalization Committee just got the signed contract back and can now move forward with the planned demolition and future restoration of the old Mars Theater (circa 1948) in downtown Springfield.

July 14, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Guyton goes over city manager's job

Effingham County's municipalities either have or are in the process of getting a city manager, and Guyton's city council gathered Tuesday afternoon to discuss the job description for their future hire.

July 14, 2007 | By Ralna Pearson Effingham Herald | Local


BOE sets its millage

The Effingham County Board of Education set the bond millage rate at 1.178 and the millage rate for maintenance and operation at 15.57 Monday.

July 14, 2007 | By Sandi Van Orden Effingham Herald | Local


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State unveils updated emergency mobile app

Gov. Nathan Deal and the Georgia Emergency Management Agency/Homeland Security have introduced an upgraded version of the state's emergency mobile app, Ready Georgia, which was designed to help Georgians stay safe and informed during emergencies. Upgrading the app was one of the recommendations of the governor's Severe Winter Weather Warning and Preparedness Taskforce.

June 16, 2014 | Staff report | Local


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


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