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Southeastern, south-central Ga. regions experiencing drought

ATHENS - Extreme drought conditions have developed across southeast and south-central Georgia. Another week with little or no rain and temperatures in the 70s and 80s have led to worsening drought conditions statewide.

May 22, 2007 | By David Stooksbury University of Georgia | Local


Fire victim sounds call for help

Though the afternoon was perfect for sitting outside chatting in the shade, Susan Altman wasn't chatting, she was crying out for help.

May 19, 2007 | Ralna Pearson Effingham Herald | Local


Golfers play a round for Habitat

The Sea Grill restaurant in Port Wentworth sponsored a fundraising golf tournament for the Habitat for Humanity of Effingham County on April 4 and raised $4,790.

May 19, 2007 | By Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Springfield adopts new fire fees

The Springfield City Council passed an ordinance instituting fire service fees Tuesday night.

May 19, 2007 | Sandi Van Orden Effingham Herald | Local


Rincon residents plunge into water issues

Several Rincon residents had plenty of questions on Rincon's water supplies at a public hearing Tuesday night.

May 19, 2007 | By Ralna Pearson Effingham Herald | Local


Above and beyond the call

Two local men were honored with the Life Saving Award at Rincon's city council meeting on Monday night for their actions during a house fire.

May 19, 2007 | Ralna Pearson Effingham Herald | Local


Escapee caught in Florida

Federal agents apprehended an Effingham County prisoner who fled from a work detail Monday afternoon.

May 19, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Effingham Herald | Local


Parents unhappy with uniform decision

Local parents spoke out against the new uniform policy at an Effingham County Board of Education meeting Thursday.

May 17, 2007 | Sandi Van Orden Effingham Herald | Local


Relay more than a walk

For Gert Campbell, the laps around the track at Effingham County High School on Friday night and Saturday morning were more than mere steps.

May 17, 2007 | By Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Search on for escaped prisoner

Federal agents captured a man Wednesday morning who fled from an Effingham County Prison work detail Monday afternoon.

May 17, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


MDA wants summer volunteers

The Muscular Dystrophy Association is seeking volunteers who are looking for a rewarding and unforgettable experience at MDA summer camp. Volunteer counselors are needed to help young people with neuromuscular diseases enjoy a fun-filled week of camp June 9-15 at New Ebenezer Retreat Center in Rincon.

May 17, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Family fighting for survival after attack

An Effingham County teen accused of stabbing his younger brother to death and severely wounding his parents Friday night will face a first hearing this morning in an Effingham County courtroom.

May 17, 2007 | By Ralna Pearson Effingham Herald | Local


EDA's plans catching eyes

It may be years before DP Partners and the Effingham Economic Development Authority see buildings spring out of the ground at the EDA's I-16 tracts near Meldrim. But the EDA is catching the eyes of others.

May 17, 2007 | By Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Herald launching a new and improved Web site

Starting today, the Effingham Herald's Web site will take on a whole new look.

May 17, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Olde Effingham Days

Visitors named a couple of reasons for attending Olde Effingham Days in Springfield on Saturday. However, at the top of the list was a love of history.

May 17, 2007 | By Ralna Pearson | Local


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Senate runoff: Perdue feels he’s the real conservative in GOP race

STATESBORO - U.S. Senate candidate David Perdue, making a campaign stop at Locos Grill and Pub in Statesboro on the cusp of the primary runoff, told reporters that the other Republican in the race, U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston, spends money like a liberal Democrat.

July 21, 2014 | By Al Hackle | Local


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