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Home sweet home

Jammed into Annaliesa Sterno's new home on Highway 17 Sunday afternoon were friends, family and those who helped build it, huddled together on a warm June day.

July 05, 2007 | By Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Handel lauds court ruling

Atlanta - Georgia Secretary of State Karen Handel welcomed Monday's unanimous ruling of the Georgia Supreme Court reversing last fall's decision by a Fulton County Superior Court Judge that Georgia's Photo ID law was unconstitutional.

July 03, 2007 | Staff Report Effingham Herald | Local


Some restrictions on feed trucks lifted

ATLANTA - Gov. Sonny Perdue issued an executive order lifting certain restrictions for commercial trucks and other types of motor vehicles transporting food to livestock. The severe drought in Georgia has resulted in an inability to produce home-grown crops sufficient to sustain Georgia livestock.

July 03, 2007 | Staff Report Effingham Herald | Local


Hospital gives visiting docs elbow room

Those from the business and medical communities celebrated the opening of the new Effingham Hospital Physician's Center in Springfield on Tuesday morning.

July 03, 2007 | Ralna Pearson | Local


Bieber indicted

Mitchell Bieber was indicted by the grand jury on Monday in Effingham County Superior Court following evidence presented by Brad Brown, an investigator with the sheriff's office.

July 03, 2007 | By Ralna Pearson Effingham Herald | Local


Property appeals top 2,000

Tuesday was the last day for property owners to file appeals on their assessments, and Chief Appraiser Janis Bevill said her office had received more than 2,000 appeals on property assessments that went out last month.

July 03, 2007 | By Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Residents question hospital millage

Effingham County residents continued to pepper county commissioners on rising property values and taxes during a hearing on the hospital authority's proposed millage rate.

July 03, 2007 | By Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Party chair levels charges against registrar

The Effingham County Board of Elections hasn't even been seated and already there is a furor brewing.

July 03, 2007 | Patrick Donahue | Local


BOE defends millage decision

The Effingham County Board of Education explained its decision to keep its millage rate the same during two public hearings Tuesday.

July 03, 2007 | By Sandi Van Orden Effingham Herald | Local


Perdue preps for European trip

ATLANTA - Gov. Sonny Perdue will lead a state delegation on an economic development and diplomatic mission to Europe from June 18-29. The mission will take the governor to six countries, including the Republic of Ireland, the United Kingdom (Northern Ireland), France, the Czech Republic, Germany and Belgium.

July 03, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Goin' HOG wild

July 03, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Two men charged in armed robbery

A man was reportedly assaulted and robbed in the middle of the day at his home in downtown Guyton on Tuesday.

July 03, 2007 | By Ralna Pearson Effingham Herald | Local


Senators critical of moves

WASHINGTON - U.S. Sens. Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.) and Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga.) criticized the Democratic leadership in the Senate for refusing to allow up or down votes on Republican amendments that would strengthen comprehensive immigration reform.

June 30, 2007 | Staff Report Effingham Herald | Local


Bomb threat called into hospital Monday

Law enforcement officials are investigating an alleged bomb threat called into the Effingham Hospital on Monday afternoon.

June 30, 2007 | Staff Report Effingham Herald | Local


For pageant, the show must go on

Even with bad weather and power outages, the Ms. Senior Southeast Georgia pageant continued Saturday night at Effingham County High School.

June 30, 2007 | By Sandi Van Orden Effingham Herald | Local


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Driving ahead on the parkway

The Effingham Parkway is still a few years away from construction, but the interest in the road isn't stuck in neutral.

March 24, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Second K9 joins Rincon police’s ranks

Rincon City Council members met the police department's newest member - but didn't offer any treats.

March 17, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Lundy sworn in as Guyton police chief

Guyton's new police chief isn't a newcomer to the city's streets.

March 17, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Diverging diamond work could start by end of year

Work on improvements for the I-95/Highway 21 interchange could happen before the end of the year, state transportation board member Ann Purcell said Thursday.

March 17, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County to alter rec board makeup

By a split decision, Effingham County commissioners decided to start reducing the number of members on the county recreation board.

March 10, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Pipeline project draws questions, critics

A proposed pipeline that would cross through Effingham County drew vocal opposition last Wednesday evening.

March 10, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County awards bid to build Tusculum fire station

The Effingham County Fire and Rescue Department is expected to add another station in the next few months.

March 03, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


DOT schedules lane closures for eastbound I-16

Contractors for the state Department of Transportation, in conjunction with a $5.3 million concrete rehabilitation project on I-16 from exit 152 to exit 162, will be installing temporary lane closures on the eastbound lanes. Closures will begin Friday and will last daily from 9:30 a.m.-7 p.m.

February 26, 2015 | Staff report | Local


Interest grows in proposed sprawling park

There could be a wide range of activities taking place on a vast tract of land in southern Effingham County.

February 24, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County sets meeting on plans for Effingham Parkway

Plans for the proposed Effingham Parkway will be on the drawing boards for people to see at a public information open house next month.

February 24, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


EPD chief: textiles plant permit most stringent

The permit for a Screven County textiles plant that was the source of a massive fish kill is the most stringent in the state, Environmental Protection Division director Jud Turner said.

February 18, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Cities worry about effect of transportation tax proposal

As state lawmakers weigh a change in the sales tax system to fund transportation initiatives, cities and counties are starting to line up against it.

February 17, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Springfield takes a look at license plate readers

The Springfield Police Department could be the next local law enforcement unit to add license plate scanners.

February 17, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Bicyclist dies in collision with SUV

SAVANNAH – A Savannah woman died Sunday after the bicycle she was riding collided with a sport utility vehicle driven by an Effingham County man.

February 16, 2015 | Staff report | Local


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