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Isakson backs tax credit legislation for homebuyers

WASHINGTON - Drawing on more than three decades of experience in the real estate industry, U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., introduced legislation Wednesday to provide a $15,000 tax credit spread out over three tax years for anyone purchasing a new home, a foreclosed home or a home where foreclosure is pending. Isakson said he believes such a tax credit would provide an immediate boost to the housing market and to the nation's economy, just as a similar tax credit did in the mid-1970s.

February 21, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


State may pitch in for IDA

The Effingham Industrial Development Authority's undertaking at I-16 and Old River Road could be getting some help from the state.

February 14, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Springfield council gets offer for one acre

The Springfield City Council discussed the possibility of selling one acre of land from the sprayfield site on Long Bridge Road.

February 14, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


Shearouse to recommend firing Hayes

Effingham County School Superintendent Randy Shearouse is expected to recommend to school board members that veteran Effingham County High School girls basketball coach Nate Hayes be fired.

February 14, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Church combats vandals

Bob Rogers wasn't sure how to handle the situation.

February 14, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Trauma care network to get attention

Effingham County's legislative delegation expects the General Assembly to address trauma care sooner rather than later.

February 14, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Changes in DFCS applications

Beginning this month, if you bring in your paperwork listed below and you file your application on Tuesday or Thursday, you may have same day approval of your case (does not include ABD Medicaid or childcare).

February 12, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


EFACEC opening eyes, doors for IDA

Landing EFACEC did more than get the Effingham Industrial Development Authority national and global attention. It also appears the Portuguese outfit's decision to come to Effingham has drawn the eye of other industries.

February 12, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Ag census participation urged

Gov. Sonny Perdue and Commissioner of Agriculture Tommy Irvin put the focus on agriculture statistical data by designating January Census of Agriculture Month.

February 12, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Barrow to sponsor mortgage, foreclosure help workshop

U.S. Rep. John Barrow (D-Savannah) will host a mortgage and foreclosure assistance workshop on Friday at the Savannah Morning News Auditorium, located at 1375 Chatham Parkway, between I-16 and Ogeechee Road. The event will run from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Barrow will be joined by Georgia Senior Assistant Attorney General David S. McLaughlin.

February 12, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


CGRDC taps St. Simons native for executive director

After a year-long search, the Coastal Georgia Regional Development Center Board of Directors announced they have named Allen A. Burns III as the new executive director of the CGRDC at their Jan. 9 board meeting.

February 12, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


King's vision continues into 21st century

The legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is about people coming together, Norma Jean Morgan told a packed room at the county administrative complex Monday morning.

February 12, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Barrow lauds veterans' spending

U.S. Rep. John Barrow (D-Savannah) hailed the President's approval of $3.7 billion in additional veterans funding provided by Congress. This is the largest single funding increase in the 77-year history of the Department of Veterans Affairs.

February 12, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Rincon to drop Republic

Rincon City Council approved a deal for Waste Management to take over the city's garbage hauling at its meeting Wednesday night.

February 09, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


State looks at cutting taxes

It isn't just the GREAT plan - Speaker of the House Glenn Richardson's move to do away with state property taxes - that is making waves under the Gold Dome.

February 09, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


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Effingham farmer honored

Jerry Graham, of Effingham County, was awarded the title of 2016 Conservationist of the Year Feb. 2 by the Bankers and Supervisors of the Ogeechee ...

February 15, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Gateway returning to Rincon

The Gateway Community Service Board announced recently the relocation of all operations in Effingham County.

February 13, 2017 | Staff report | Local


Donors urgently needed to increase winter blood supply for Red Cross

The American Red Cross urgently needs blood donors to make an appointment to give this winter so that patients can continue to receive lifesaving treatments.

February 13, 2017 | Staff report | Local


DDI Construction Continues On SR 21

Contractors for the Georgia Department of Transportation will use lane closures on SR 21 north and southbound lanes in Port Wentworth Monday through Friday of ...

February 10, 2017 | Staff report | Local


Many trees down in Pineora area due to weather

Wednesday night's severe weather knocked down dozens of trees in the Pineora area, leaving residents with quite the mess to clean up.

February 09, 2017 | Staff report | Local


Effingham woman attends Trump's Inauguration

While millions of people around the world watched newly inaugurated President Donald Trump take the Oath of Office in front of the Capitol Building in ...

February 09, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Marcus Wade Tebeau Indicted on Multiple Charges of Sexual Exploitation of Children

Marcus Wade Tebeau, 37, of Rincon, was indicted on Jan. 31 for sex charges involving a child.

February 08, 2017 | Staff report | Local


SEHS junior Darius Scott pens winning speech

They say a picture says a thousand words, but when you have the public speaking skills of Darius Scott, pictures aren't needed.

February 08, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


I-16/Old River Road Interchange Project set to begin early

ATLANTA - Effingham County will see improvements to the interchange at I-16/Old River Road three years earlier than originally anticipated.

February 08, 2017 | Staff report | Local


Effingham students serve as pages during trip to Capitol Building

Students from Effingham County High School, South Effingham High School and Ebenezer Middle School got an opportunity to learn more about how the government works ...

February 02, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Purcell re-elected to State Transportation Board

ATLANTA - On Jan. 25, State Transportation Board (STB) members Ann R. Purcell of Rincon (First Congressional District) and Sam Wellborn of Columbus (Third Congressional District ...

February 01, 2017 | Staff report | Local


Man shot in standoff with Effingham County deputies was sex offender

The man killed last week during a standoff with two Effingham County Sheriff's Office deputies and one deputy from Bulloch County was a registered ...

February 01, 2017 | By Holli Deal Saxon for the Effingham Herald | Local


Effingham County deputies involved in fatal shooting Monday night

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is not yet releasing the identity of a man shot Monday night near the Bulloch/Bryan county line by deputies ...

January 25, 2017 | By Holli Deal Saxon for the Effingham Herald | Local


Local residents travel to Atlanta for Effingham Day at the Capitol

Local business leaders, chairpersons of various city councils and many other members of the Effingham County community descended upon Atlanta earlier this week to celebrate ...

January 25, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


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