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Edenfield to run for District 2 BOE seat

Local businessman Scott Hinson has qualified to run for the Effingham County chief magistrate seat and local attorney Richard Rafter has qualified to run for probate court judge.

July 17, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Springfield OKs GEFA loan for upgrades

The Springfield City Council approved a resolution Tuesday authorizing a GEFA loan agreement for the upgrades to the wastewater treatment facility and addition of a spray field for $5.4 million.

July 17, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


Life, Effingham Herald sponsoring July 1 candidates’ forum

A political forum will be held on July 1 at 7 p.m. at the South Effingham High School, featuring the candidates in the contested county races in the July 15 primary. The candidates will be questions by a panel of citizens on their qualifications for the office and what their plans for serving in the capacities they seek.

July 17, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Georgia teachers group backs Knight for U.S. Senate

ATLANTA - The Georgia Association of Educators (GAE) endorsed Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate Rand Knight.

July 17, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Senate candidate Knight rolls out education proposal

ATLANTA - Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate Rand Knight unveiled his proposal for education policy.

July 15, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


McKinney: Obama’s backing of Barrow is ‘hypocritical’

Rincon - Barack Obama's endorsement of U.S. Rep. John Barrow is "hypocritical and nothing more than politics-as-usual" according to candidate for Congress Ray McKinney.

July 15, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Operation Zero Tolerance begins in earnest

Georgia state troopers along with officers from the Georgia Department of Public Safety's Motor Carrier Compliance and Capitol Police divisions will team with law enforcement officers from local police and sheriffs' departments across Georgia for Operation Zero Tolerance, Georgia's high visibility impaired driving enforcement program.

July 15, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Two throw in hat for probate seat

Qualifying for nonpartisan races in Effingham County got off to a fast start Monday.

July 15, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


EFACEC big day could be getting closer

The long-awaited groundbreaking for EFACEC could be getting closer.

July 15, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


IDA budgets for a potentially busy year

With a handful of major tasks ahead of it, and the potential for more looming, the Effingham Industrial Development Authority hopes its budget for the pending fiscal year puts some of those plans in motion.

July 15, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Questions still abound for residents on Guyton's plans

Guyton's joint public workshop with the Ogeechee-Canoochee Riverkeeper left attendees with more questions about a proposed wastewater treatment plant than answers. Local citizens and affected groups are doing what they can to try and stop Guyton from moving forward with its plans; however, it seems their efforts may be a little too late.

July 15, 2008 | Angela Mensing | Local


IDA, Chamber form new bond

The nature of the relationship between the Effingham Industrial Development Authority and the Chamber of Commerce is changing, and it's changing for the better, members of the two groups said.

July 12, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


First-hand look a big help to new board members

After a walk around the woods, the Effingham Industrial Development Authority members really can see the forest for the trees.

July 12, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Gossett says he’ll put people first if elected

Rick Gossett says the campaign to be sheriff came to him.

July 12, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Commissioners OK budget, millage rates

Effingham County commissioners approved their budget for the coming fiscal year and the millage they believe they need to support it, but one commissioner has had a change of heart in how the money is doled out.

July 10, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


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Lady Mustangs' rebuilding project off to good start

GUYTON - It was only a scrimmage, but South Effingham's girls basketball team looked like a good bet to surpass last season's paltry win ...

November 17, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Effingham County Board of Education hears redistricting concerns

SPRINGFIELD - Some students and parents are going to have to share in Effingham County's growing pains.

November 17, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Springfield City Council rejects plant's wastewater request

SPRINGFIELD -- The Springfield City Council swiftly and unanimously rejected DRT America's request to dispose of thousands of gallons of wastewater in the city's ...

November 16, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


City of Rincon accepting items for Mayors' Christmas Motorcade

RINCON - The City of Rincon will be doing its part to make the holiday season special for residents of Georgia's hospitals serving persons with ...

November 16, 2017 | Submitted report | Local


SANTA'S HELPER

RINCON - Santa Claus has lots of helpers. Carl Rushing is one of them.

November 16, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Volleyball skills earn Williams college opportunity

SPRINGFIELD -- The love of Hailey Williams' sports life has blossomed into a beautiful opportunity.

November 15, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Poinsettia sale underway

SPRINGFIELD -- Effingham County Middle School's FFA chapter is conducting its annual poinsettia sale.

November 14, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Poinsettia sale underway

SPRINGFIELD -- Effingham County Middle School's FFA chapter is conducting its annual poinsettia sale.

November 14, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Christmas parade to feature World Series champion

RINCON -- The Lions Club Christmas parade at 10 a.m. Saturday in Rincon will feature local World Series champ Josh Reddick. The former South Effingham ...

November 14, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Sheriff's office seeking person of interest in homicide

SPRINGFIELD -- The Effingham County Sheriff's Office Criminal Investigative Division is seeking anyone with information on the current whereabouts of Frank O'Neal Lang.

November 13, 2017 | Submitted report | Local


Commissioners OK trash deal with Atlantic Waste

SPRINGFIELD - The Effingham County Board of Commissioners has taken a step toward tidying up its residential trash collection contract.

November 13, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Crowd shows appreciation on Veterans Day

SPRINGFIELD -- Old Glory and a vivid spirit of appreciation proudly waved at Veterans Park of Effingham County on Saturday.

November 13, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


South Effingham volleyball players honored

RINCON -- South Effinghham recently conducted its end-of-season volleyball banquet.

November 12, 2017 | Staff report | Local


Hot-starting Trojans burn Rebels

DOUGLAS -- The rumor mill churned out some misinformation about the Coffee Trojans.

November 11, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Interfor expanding lumber production in Meldrim

Interfor Corporation announced Friday that it plans to invest $16.5 million to upgrade it's sawmill in Meldrim.

November 10, 2017 | Submitted report | Local


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