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Developers upset over county's impact fees

A developer is at odds with the Effingham County commissioners over what he thought was a deal to set impact fees.

May 31, 2007 | By Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


MedCare turns to primary care from urgent care

After nearly a year of consideration, the MedCare Center at Goshen Road and Highway 21 is changing its focus.

May 31, 2007 | By Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Gift to the library

May 31, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Guyton council crunches numbers for its budget

Guyton's city council members and department heads met on Jekyll Island over the past weekend to work out details of the fiscal year 2007-08 budget.

May 31, 2007 | By Ralna Pearson Effingham Herald | Local


Departments plead for personnel help

As Effingham County commissioners look for ways to pare a $30 million budget, county department heads pleaded their cases for more help.

May 31, 2007 | By Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Millage hearing dates, uniform policy top BOE agenda

The Effingham County Board of Education will have public hearings June 5 at 11:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. and June 18 at 6 p.m. regarding the millage rate for the 2008 fiscal year.

May 29, 2007 | By Sandi Van Orden Effingham Herald | Local


Committee maps out proposed scenic byway

The Effingham County Scenic Byway committee held a public meeting in Meldrim on Thursday as part of their ongoing efforts to educate the public about the proposed scenic byway.

May 29, 2007 | By Ralna Pearson Effingham Herald | Local


Caravan of Care

Volunteers from all over landed upon Effingham County last week as part of Habitat for Humanity's RV Care-A-Vanners.

May 29, 2007 | By Ralna Pearson Effingham Herald | Local


County gives go-ahead to Grandview proposal

Effingham County will go ahead with a unique agreement with the developers of Grandview for water and sewer service.

May 26, 2007 | By Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Assessment notices a hot topic for county

D-Day for Effingham County property owners is June 5 this year.

May 26, 2007 | By Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


A medal for honor

Richard Alton Saxon, by his own admission, doesn't like to blow his own horn.

May 26, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Effingham Herald | Local


Builder wants help from county for architect's charges

Effingham County commissioners will try to work out an agreement with the builder of the new justice complex to settle more than $100,000 back charges.

May 26, 2007 | By Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Rincon local to walk 60 miles during Atlanta Breast Cancer 3-Day

CJ Satterfield of Rincon will join thousands of other dedicated women and men at the Atlanta Breast Cancer 3-Day benefiting Susan G. Komen for the Cure and the National Philanthropic Trust Breast Cancer Fund. After months of training and fundraising, participants will walk 60 miles during three days to raise awareness and funds for critical research and community outreach programs.

May 26, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Family seeks kidney donor for ailing son

Riding around his house on a large toy bike, Daniel Trowell could easily be mistaken for a preschooler. He smiles easily from ear to ear and laughs heartily. However, he talks like a child much older than he looks.

May 26, 2007 | By Ralna Pearson Effingham Herald | Local


Sheriff's deputies to get new vests

The Effingham County Sheriff's Department will be getting new bullet-proof vests, thanks to a Department of Justice grant the county commissioners accepted this week.

May 26, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


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Flu death confirmed in Glynn County

The Georgia Department of Public Health has confirmed the flu-related death of an adult male in Glynn County.

February 24, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Time running out for new title ad valorem tax opt-in

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Revenue wants to remind citizens that if you purchased a motor vehicle on or after Jan. 1, 2012, and prior to March 1, 2013, you have the opportunity to opt in to the new title ad valorem tax. However, this expires at the close of business on Feb. 28, 2014.

February 24, 2014 | Staff report | Local


State DDS warns of unofficial sites charging citizens fees

ATLANTA - Department of Driver Services Commissioner Rob Mikell urges customers to be careful of third-party Web sites when trying to access the Georgia Driver's Manual or obtain other driver licensing services and information. Third-party Internet sites such as www.DMV.org and www.Drivers-Licenses.org are not connected with or sanctioned by the DDS.

February 24, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Child dies after being shot

A 9-year-old Effingham County boy has died after being shot Thursday night at a home on Zittrouer Road.

February 21, 2014 | Paul Floeckher | Local


Pickup driver hits pedestrian, pole, knocks out power

An Effingham County man is suspected of driving under the influence in a wreck Tuesday that injured a pedestrian and knocked down a power pole.

February 20, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Rincon council approves tablets purchase

Rincon City Council members are about to get a lot more communication and information power in their hands.

February 20, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County OKs paving for Blue Jay, McCall

A Savannah company is expected to start in the next few weeks on a paving project that will affect traffic on two major Effingham County roads.

February 20, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Annexation puts delay on county, city fire station

The deal between Effingham County and the city of Rincon to place a fire station off Blue Jay and McCall roads may be delayed.

February 20, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Young right whale freed from entangled fishing rope

A young North Atlantic right whale is swimming easier after wildlife biologists cut away most of the 100-plus yards of heavy fishing rope the animal was dragging.

February 20, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Losses from last week’s storm pegged at $25M

ATLANTA - State Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens said estimated insured losses in Georgia from last week's winter storm stand at $25 million.

February 20, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Hudgens warns of rip-offs

ATLANTA - Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens warns homeowners eager to get their lives back to normal to beware of unreputable contractors who may be price gouging.

February 20, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Six hurt in truck, daycare van wreck

Six people were injured, one of them seriously, when a pickup collided with a childcare business' van Monday morning at Highway 21 and Ebenezer Road.

February 17, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Pastor’s death hits church, friends hard

Jeffrey Rollins' length of tenure as pastor of First Baptist Church of Springfield spoke volumes about he how felt about his church, and how his church felt about him, the church's deacon chairman said Monday.

February 17, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Deal challenger assails governor’s credentials

STATESBORO - David Pennington says that if elected, he will be Georgia's first limited-government, conservative Republican governor.

February 17, 2014 | By Al Hackle | Local


Local pastor dies in one-car crash

A local pastor died Saturday in a one-car crash on Highway 119 near the Georgia/South Carolina state line.

February 15, 2014 | Staff Report | Local


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