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A busy Thursday awaits

The new Lowe's in Rincon has opened its doors and will conduct a grand opening Thursday at 10 a.m. An hour later on Thursday, the Effingham campus of the Savannah Technical College on Highway 21 will have its official grand opening and dedication.

January 03, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Rincon council OKs liquor referendum (update 1)

Rincon City Council approved allowing voters to decide on a referendum that would allow liquor by the drink in sales in restaurants.

January 03, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Guyton turned on to saving water

Guyton City Council expects to get its water withdrawal permit increased from the state Environmental Protection Division. It also wants to make sure its current customers aren't losing water.

January 03, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Guyton still pushing for traffic light

Guyton City Council members say they are determined to get a traffic light for the city's most notorious intersection.

January 03, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Beulah home to be on Tour of Homes

The Guyton Tour of Homes will be held Tuesday, and Beulah once again will be a location on the tour.

January 01, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


Board takes no action on vision obstruction law

Springfield's planning and zoning board held a public hearing on a proposed amendment to the zoning ordinance that would restrict objects that could obstruct driver vision including fences and shrubbery.

January 01, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


Taxes, water to dominate session

Expect the 40 days and 40 nights of the upcoming General Assembly session to be busy and contentious, local legislators said Wednesday morning.

January 01, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Ticket sales going well for Guyton Tour of Homes

Church Street is expected to be the center of activity for this year's Guyton Tour of Homes, according to organizers.

January 01, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Guyton still has questions on Republic contract

Guyton City Council wants to find out a little more about a contract pending with Republic Waste Services.

January 01, 2008 | Patrick Donahue | Local


Springfield takes a look at liquor by the drink

The Springfield City Council discussed a possible liquor by the drink ordinance at a workshop on Tuesday.

January 01, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


County vote on liquor coming in February

Voters in Effingham County may be able to decide in February whether they want liquor by the drink sold in restaurants.

January 01, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Guyton narrows finalists

The Guyton City Council has pared its candidates for the soon-to-be-created city manager job to three nominees, including two already in Effingham County.

January 01, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Neighbors say no to surface mine in Rincon

Rincon city council members have asked for more information from a group wanting to begin a surface mine.

December 29, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Speaker touts GREAT plan

Georgia Speaker of the House Glenn Richardson was hosted by the Statesboro Chamber of Commerce recently to discuss the speaker's tax reform plan - GREAT. Standing for Georgia's Repeal of Every Ad valorem Tax, the speaker's plan calls for the elimination of all property taxes in favor of an expansion of the sales tax - without an increase in the sales tax rate.

December 29, 2007 | Phil Boyum Special to Effingham Herald | Local


County joins 'call before you dig'

Effingham County will be getting a call before someone else digs in for its water and sewer lines.

December 28, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


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Mossy Oak hosting 47th Bluegrass Festival

They've said it here before, if you appreciate acoustic music played in the best traditional bluegrass and gospel style, then you'll certainly want ...

April 19, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Local hero Winston Hencely returns home

American flags waved through the air Saturday morning along Highway 21 as local hero, Winston Hencely, made his way back home to Effingham County.

April 19, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Olde Effingham Day Festival set for Saturday

It's time again to step back into time and enjoy a day at the Effingham Museum and Living History Site in Springfield.

April 17, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


I-95 Bridge Maintenance Project requires double lane closure at Exit 102

Contractors for the Georgia Department of Transportation will be installing nighttime double lane closures today and Tuesday on I-95 Interchange Bridge over US 80 at ...

April 17, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


State Route 21 lane closures scheduled next week in Port Wentworth

Contractors for the Georgia Department of Transportation will utilize lane closures on SR 21 in both directions between Hendley Road and Highway 30 in Port ...

April 14, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Upset Rincon residents take up road issue with city

Many Effingham County residents made their way to the Rincon City Council meeting Monday night to appear before the council to discuss the streets in ...

April 12, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Nominees honored by Rotary Club

The Rotary Club of Effingham County held the 15th Annual Herb Jones Volunteer of the Year Awards Banquet Thursday night at the New Ebenezer Retreat ...

April 12, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Lane closures scheduled on SR21 at Bonnie Bridge Road in Port Wentworth

Contractors for the Georgia Department of Transportation will be resurfacing SR 21 southbound at the intersection of Bonnie Bridge Road, which requires nighttime lane closures ...

April 10, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Eggs and Issues Breakfast April 19

Springfield – The Effingham Chamber of Commerce announced its annual Eggs and Issues Review Breakfast, scheduled for Wednesday, April 19 at 7:30 a.m. at ...

April 06, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


ECHS Drama Club performs The Sound of Music

The Effingham County High School Drama Club hosted three presentations of the Rodgers and Hammerstein beloved musical 'The Sound of Music' with performances on March ...

April 05, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Hathaway speaks to Exchange Club on American Values

Members of the Exchange Club of Effingham County were treated to quite the guest speaker at their meeting Thursday afternoon as Effingham County High School ...

April 05, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


SR21 Southbound lane closure scheduled Monday

If weather permits, contractors for Georgia Department of Transportation will be milling and resurfacing at the Bojangles' driveway along SR 21 southbound.

March 31, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Springfield's own Braxton Calhoun to perform at Mars Theatre

Springfield native Braxton Calhoun will perform at the Mars Theatre in Springfield Saturday at 8 p.m.

March 30, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


I-95 Bridge Maintenance Project requires lane closures on Jimmy Deloach Parkway

In conjunction with a $2.9 million bridge preservation project on I-95, a contractor for the Georgia Department of Transportation will install lane closures from ...

March 30, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Rincon approves payments, OKs hiring two officers

The Rincon City Council approved a motion to pay R.B. Baker Construction $257,043.09 Monday night at a regulary-scheduled meeting for their work ...

March 29, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


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