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EDA, DP Partners come to terms

After a year in the works, the deal with DP Partners is done.

June 12, 2007 | By Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


County rolls back its millage rate

Effingham County commissioners are set to adopt a balanced budget and a millage rate that will rollback the assessed growth in real property.

June 09, 2007 | By Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Four charged in robbery, attack Friday in Faulkville

A group of four men allegedly robbed a man at gunpoint at his home in Faulkville on May 11.

June 09, 2007 | By Ralna Pearson Effingham Herald | Local


County, Rincon to meet again on Grandview project

Effingham County and Rincon officials may meet one more time - and one last time - to discuss water and sewer service for the Grandview development.

June 09, 2007 | By Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


County, Rincon water deal signed

The long-awaited agreement between Effingham County and Rincon for water service may not have to wait much longer to be put into motion.

June 07, 2007 | By Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Springfield goes over comp plan, vision for future

A public meeting to discuss the comprehensive plan of Springfield was held Thursday.

June 07, 2007 | By Sandi Van Orden Effingham Herald | Local


Commissioners to take another look at budget

Effingham County commissioners are expected to go over the proposed fiscal year 2008 budget at their meeting today.

June 07, 2007 | By Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Lecturer to discuss economics of preservation

Coastal Georgia Regional Development Center (CGRDC) recently announced awarding of a special grant from the National Trust for Historic Preservation. The purpose of the grant request is to bring a preservation economist to coastal Georgia for a two-part lecture series, "Preservation Economics in Coastal Georgia."

June 07, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Humorist Rich to highlight annual Chamber meeting

Best-selling author and Southern humorist Ronda Rich will be the keynote speaker at the 20th annual meeting of the Effingham County Chamber of Commerce. The event is set for June 7, 6-9 p.m. at Effingham County High School in Springfield.

June 05, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Guyton explores fire service fee

Guyton's fire chief is considering charging service fees to the insurance companies of individuals the fire department serves.

June 05, 2007 | By Ralna Pearson Effingham Herald | Local


Springfield not happy with state plan for Laurel

The Springfield City Council discussed proposals Tuesday to remove truck traffic from Laurel Street.

June 05, 2007 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


Residents sound off on assessments

There was barely any standing room at the Effingham County administrative complex in Springfield on Thursday evening as residents packed the building to question huge increases in property assessments.

June 05, 2007 | By Ralna Pearson Effingham Herald | Local


Honor Guard ready

The community came together to support Sheriff Jimmy McDuffie's efforts to establish an honor guard.

June 05, 2007 | By Ralna Pearson Effingham Herald | Local


Supply drive on for forest firefighters

After much demand, the Adventure Radio Group, along with WSAV, will again be holding a drive for the firefighters in Ware County.

June 05, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Groups will team up to show how those in poverty live

Concerted Services, Inc. and Step Up Savannah are collaborating to hold a simulation on poverty on May 14 in Springfield at the recreation department.

June 02, 2007 | By Ralna Pearson Effingham Herald | Local


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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


Boating accident claims life of Guyton man on Lake Sinclair

Authorities are waiting for the autopsy results on an Effingham County man who died as a result of a boating accident last week on Lake Sinclair.

June 02, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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