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Basic rules of court etiquette

If you have been ordered to appear in court, these guidelines will provide list important information that will assist you before your appearance. This information does not constitute legal advice. If you require legal assistance, please consult an attorney.

June 26, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Rincon council takes a look at its charges in water deal

Rincon City Council had a few more questions about its deal for surface water from Effingham County.

June 26, 2007 | By Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Hospital to cut ribbon on new Physician’s Center

A special ribbon cutting ceremony will held today at 10 a.m. in front of the main entrance of the new Physician's Center building at Effingham Hospital's main medical campus at Springfield.

June 26, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


No greater love

Niko Vandevoorde remembered Michael Russell's dry wit as they searched for something to kill the spare time they had in the Afghanistan desert.

June 26, 2007 | By Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Land values, taxes continue to stir residents

Vastly higher property assessments and possible higher taxes are still on the minds of Effingham County citizens, who Thursday night let county commissioners know exactly what they were thinking.

June 23, 2007 | By Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


DHR to seek input on FY09 budget

The Board of Human Resources, which oversees and sets policy for the Georgia Department of Human Resources (DHR), will seek public input as the agency and its board plan for the SFY 2009 budget.

June 23, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Giveaway to cap week-long Parade of Homes

Lamar Smith Signature Development will give away a red 2007 Pontiac Solstice convertible sports car at the conclusion of the upcoming 2007 Tri-County Parade of Homes sponsored by the Home Builders Association of Greater Savannah.

June 23, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Rincon to work with customers' bills on leaks

Rincon's city council is trying to streamline the process by which residents may get their water bills adjusted in the event of a leak.

June 23, 2007 | By Ralna Pearson | Local


Exchange Club honors Loper

Reggie Loper was recently presented the Book of Golden Deeds by the Effingham Exchange Club.

June 23, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Farm Bureau honors Helmey

C. Edward Helmey Sr. was honored recently with a surprise recognition supper by the Effingham County Farm Bureau at Zion Lutheran Church.

June 23, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Library kicks off vacation reading program

Children in Chatham, Effingham and Liberty counties can make the most of their summer with Live Oak Public Libraries and the annual vacation reading program. This year's theme is "Reading Takes You Everywhere!" and three separate kick-off events are planned. Children can register for VRP and enjoy shows by some of the area's most popular children's entertainers.

June 23, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Springfield OKs historic commission

The Springfield City Council approved an ordinance establishing a historic preservation commission last week.

June 23, 2007 | By Sandi Van Orden Effingham Herald | Local


Carter optimistic about 'megasite'

State Rep. Buddy Carter also said he continues to field questions about the "megasite" off I-16. When Carter was mayor of Pooler, the state began talks with DaimlerChrysler and had a tentative deal for the automaker to build a Sprinter van plant there.

June 23, 2007 | By Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Hines finishes Air Force basic training

Air Force Airman 1st Class Franklyn A. Hines has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

June 23, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Perdue signs off on local laws

Gov. Sonny Perdue signed into law four bills aimed at Effingham County government, though county commissioners had been hopeful of a veto of some of the local legislation changing the way they do business.

June 22, 2007 | By Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


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State records 11 traffic deaths over holiday

The state Department of Public Safety reported there were 11 fatalities on Georgia's roads during the 4th of July holiday weekend, which ran from July 3 at 6 p.m. to July 6 at midnight.

July 07, 2014 | Staff report | Local


State law banning sale of e-cigarettes to minors in effect

ATLANTA - It is against the law in Georgia to sell or distribute any electronic cigarette to a person who is under 18 years old. The Georgia Department of Public Health is urging caution about the use and exposure of children to electronic nicotine delivery systems, including electronic cigarettes and other emissions-producing products.

July 07, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Fire from lightning strike displaces group home residents

A late June fire has displaced several residents of a group home.

July 07, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


City fire chief suggests consolidating departments

A fire chief is sounding the call to consolidate the various fire departments in Effingham County.

July 07, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County, residents go over plans for Courthouse Road Extension

As Effingham County officials listened, they heard plenty about the proposed route for a reworked Courthouse Road Extension.

July 07, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rincon making changes to alcohol law

The city of Rincon is making a few changes to its alcohol ordinance.

July 07, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Search continues for missing Guyton man

A search that began Sunday for a missing Effingham County man continued into Monday.

July 07, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Where to go, how to get there for River Street fireworks

In preparation for an influx of motorists traveling along Savannah-Chatham Highways during the firework displays on the Fourth of July, the Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department has implemented a traffic operations plan to reduce delays and relieve congestion.

July 03, 2014 | Staff report | Local


ECSO urging safety for the 4th of July holiday

Fireworks aren't the only potentially dangerous objects the Effingham County Sheriff's Office discourages people from shooting into the air for the Fourth of July weekend.

July 03, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


A walk in the park

The four fields at the Macomber Park expansion are done, but there is still plenty of work to do on the new phase - and on the older parts of the park.

July 03, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Deputies on the lookout for ‘slow pokes’

Along with watching out for people driving too fast on Georgia highways, officers can now ticket those driving too slow.

July 03, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


County, prison renew capacity agreement

Effingham County commissioners have renewed the capacity agreement with the state Department of Corrections for the Effingham County Prison.

July 03, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Response filed on challenge’s Supreme Court appeal

Attorneys for an Effingham County commissioner have filed their response to an appeal of the board of elections' and a Superior Court judge's decision denying a challenge to her qualifications.

July 03, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Tow to Go ready for the weekend

More than one in five consumers said they rarely or never use a designated driver while away from home and drinking, according to a recent AAA survey.

July 02, 2014 | Staff report | Local


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