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Trucks still rule Effingham auto sales

Without an end in increasing fuel costs in sight, many consumers and small businesses are clamping down on unnecessary costs and purchases. The three biggest domestic auto manufacturers have all reported a drop in overall sales in 2008, and the local dealerships also have felt the crunch.

July 02, 2008 | Angela Mensing | Local


Brush fire consumes 100 acres

A brush fire in the middle of a swampy area in southern central Effingham County could be quelled shortly.

July 02, 2008 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Plans finalized for candidates’ forum

Plans for a political forum sponsored by Leaders Improving the Future of Effingham and the Effingham Herald have been finalized.

July 01, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Elections board asks for more help

With a primary and a general election looming, the board of elections questioned Effingham County commissioners why its budget requests were reduced by more than one-fourth.

July 01, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Work on Old Augusta ahead of schedule

Work on a long-awaited road project is progressing faster than expected, Effingham County commissioners learned last week.

July 01, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


County takes a longer look at work week

Effingham County may be taking a deeper look at altering the work week schedule for its employees.

July 01, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Knight to hold two Savannah events Tuesday

Rand Knight, a candidate for the U.S. Senate currently held by Saxby Chambliss, will make two campaign stops in Savannah Tuesday.

July 01, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Police chief may be tapped to be Guyton interim manager

Guyton City Council may have delayed its search for a city manager, but council members could be ready to appoint an interim to that position.

June 28, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


McKinney says he’s not source of personal attacks

Congressional candidate Ray McKinney issued the following statement:

June 26, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Teachers’ groups endorse Barrow

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Rep. John Barrow (D-Savannah) has received the endorsement of the Georgia Association of Educators (GAE) and the NEA Fund for Children and Public Education, the political action committee of the National Education Association, in his campaign for re-election to the House of Representatives.

June 26, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Controversial tract getting a new plan

A rezoning petition that stirred strong reactions from nearby residents and was pulled at the last minute in April may be coming back before county commissioners.

June 26, 2008 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rincon council ponders tree ordinance

Rincon city council members are trying to balance the value of private property rights and the city's desire to preserve its canopy of tree shade.

June 26, 2008 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County in 'good financial position'

Effingham County commissioners are poised to adopt a budget that trims the countywide millage rate.

June 26, 2008 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Governor suspends scheduled hike in gasoline taxes

ATLANTA - Gov. Sonny Perdue signed an executive order Monday suspending a scheduled increase in gas taxes that would have taken effect on July 1.

June 25, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


County OKs deal with prison

Effingham County commissioners approved an agreement to continue to house inmates at the Effingham County Prison.

June 24, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


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Substitutes power South Effingham boys to victory

EVANS -- A first-rate effort by its second teamers powered South Effingham past Augusta Prep in the Monterrey Christmas Classic on Saturday.

December 30, 2017 | | Local


Slow start dooms Mustangs

EVANS -- There often is no happy medium for the South Effingham Mustangs. Sizzling starts and fizzling finishes -- or vice versa --have plagued them all season.

December 29, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Hospital, hospital authority set special meeting date

There will be a special called joint meeting of the Effingham County Hospital Authority and Effingham Hospital Inc. on Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018, at 6 ...

December 28, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Homecomings 2017 Effingham County highlights

RINCON - Effingham County had plenty of reasons to celebrate in 2017.

December 28, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Mustangs' Scott opts to vault to Ivy League school

GUYTON - Darius Scott is about to take the biggest leaps of his life. One is athletic and the other is academic.

December 26, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Johnson continues Port Wentworth holiday tradition

PORT WENTWORTH - It was about helping others this holiday season in Port Wentworth.

December 26, 2017 | Lainey Standiford | Local


IDA seeking more proactive approach

SPRINGFIELD - The Effingham County Industrial Development Authority (IDA) has determined that a unified voice is more likely to be heard when pitching Effingham County's ...

December 26, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Hartzog, Lady Rebels ready for tourney

SPRINGFIELD - The Effingham County girls basketball team is gearing up for a competitive bout of games in the Deep South Classic. The three-day tournament will ...

December 24, 2017 | Trice Williams | Local


Gant leads Effingham County contingent at Coastal Clash

Effingham County's wrestling team participated in the Coastal Clash in Myrtle Beach, S.C., on Friday and Saturday. Zebrandon Gant (center) upped his season ...

December 24, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Students compete in livestock judging career development event

Students from Effingham County Middle School, Ebenezer Middle School, Effingham County High School, South Effingham High School and South Effingham Middle School participated in the ...

December 23, 2017 | Submitted report | Local


Narcotics probe results in 34 felony arrests

SPRINGFIELD - On Thursday, the Springfield Police Department ended a lengthy narcotics investigation led by Sgt. James Woodcock.

December 23, 2017 | | Local


South Effingham employee dies after school mishap

GUYTON -- A South Effingham High School employee died Sunday from injuries he suffered at the school.

December 22, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Lady Mustangs drop tourney finale in heartbreaking fashion

SAVANNAH -- South Effingham's girls didn't get any wins to put in their Savannah Country Day Christmas Classic stocking.

December 22, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Lady Mustangs can't knock Lady Patriots from unbeaten ranks

SAVANNAH -- The Pinewood Christian Lady Patriots stayed perfect Thursday by topping South Effingham 51-35 in the Savannah Country Day Christmas Classic.

December 21, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Commissioners express gratitude to employees

Effingham County commissioners had a great time spnsoring and serving a recent holiday luncheon for all Effingham County employees as a way to show their ...

December 21, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


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