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Hospital authority to set its millage rate

The Effingham County Board of Commissioners announced its intention to increase property taxes because of the hospital authority's proposal not to rollback its millage rate from 2 mills to 1.827 mills. This is a 9.47 percent increase.

June 12, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


EDA close to landing 'big one'

The Effingham County Economic Development Authority may be close to landing exactly what it's been seeking for its land along Highway 21.

June 12, 2007 | By Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


BOE to hold hearings on millage rate

The Effingham County Board of Education has announced its intention to increase the property taxes it will levy this year by 9.39 percent over the rollback millage rate.

June 12, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Rincon narrows manager choice

The city of Rincon is getting closer to finally having a permanent city manager in place. According to Mayor Ken Lee, the city could have the position filled within six weeks to two months.

June 12, 2007 | By Ralna Pearson Effingham Herald | Local


Public meeting scheduled on water quality

The public is invited to a meeting regarding improving the water quality of Runs Branch and Ebenezer Creek.

June 12, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


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


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Appeal on Jones challenge filed with state high court

The challenge to Vera Jones' candidacy is headed to the state's highest court.

June 23, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Drivers can use online receipts as proof until license arrives

Georgia Department of Driver Services Commissioner Rob Mikell has announced a new customer service initiative to save customers time by encouraging more online driver's license transactions.

June 23, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Commissioners approve $26.81M budget

Effingham County commissioners have approved a fiscal year 2015 budget that shaves about 1 percent of spending from the current financial plan.

June 19, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County gets deluge of calls on water bills

Effingham County commissioners raised rates for county water customers, and now commissioners are getting flooded with calls about water bills.

June 19, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Bunyan Kessler to close during its resurfacing

Work on re-paving Bunyan Kessler Road is expected to start soon, according to Effingham County officials.

June 16, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Private dirt road residents ask county to start maintenance

A deed will be prepared so that Effingham County crews can begin taking care of what has been a private dirt road, after more than two dozen residents requested the county maintain it.

June 16, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


State unveils updated emergency mobile app

Gov. Nathan Deal and the Georgia Emergency Management Agency/Homeland Security have introduced an upgraded version of the state's emergency mobile app, Ready Georgia, which was designed to help Georgians stay safe and informed during emergencies. Upgrading the app was one of the recommendations of the governor's Severe Winter Weather Warning and Preparedness Taskforce.

June 16, 2014 | Staff report | Local


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


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