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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


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


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County audit presentation has 13 findings

The long-awaited audit of Effingham County's fiscal year 2013 revealed 13 findings, including not depositing checks and a lack of vigilance on old returned checks.

June 23, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Appeal on Jones challenge filed with state high court

The challenge to Vera Jones' candidacy is headed to the state's highest court.

June 23, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Drivers can use online receipts as proof until license arrives

Georgia Department of Driver Services Commissioner Rob Mikell has announced a new customer service initiative to save customers time by encouraging more online driver's license transactions.

June 23, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Commissioners approve $26.81M budget

Effingham County commissioners have approved a fiscal year 2015 budget that shaves about 1 percent of spending from the current financial plan.

June 19, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County gets deluge of calls on water bills

Effingham County commissioners raised rates for county water customers, and now commissioners are getting flooded with calls about water bills.

June 19, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Bunyan Kessler to close during its resurfacing

Work on re-paving Bunyan Kessler Road is expected to start soon, according to Effingham County officials.

June 16, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Private dirt road residents ask county to start maintenance

A deed will be prepared so that Effingham County crews can begin taking care of what has been a private dirt road, after more than two dozen residents requested the county maintain it.

June 16, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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


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