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Burns touts record, Almond promises more energy at forum

State Rep. Jon Burns said at candidates' forum Thursday night he is proud of his record but challenger Daniel Almond said the current majority leader could have done more to counteract recent vetoes.

May 11, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Amity but differences of opinion among chairman candidates

Wendall Kessler and Wesley Corbitt sat next to each other for the Effingham Chamber of Commerce's candidates' forum Thursday at the Mars Theatre - while they faced the audience and as they listened to the other hopefuls for office.

May 11, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Judge’s race tops $100K in money

The three candidates for the available Superior Court judgeship in the Ogeechee Judicial Circuit had amassed, and partly spent, almost $85,000 for their campaigns as of March 31. And comments from candidates and reports of more recent major contributions indicate that the cash committed to race has now surpassed $100,000.

May 04, 2016 | By Al Hackle Statesboro Herald | Local

County starts to set priorities for next SPLOST

Effingham County voters likely will have renewing the one-cent special purpose local option sales tax on the ballot in the November.

May 03, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Guyton ponders how to spend SPLOST money

While Guyton City Council members have agreed to how they would split the proceeds from a potential special purpose local option sales tax renewal, it's priorities within those allocations they are pondering.

May 03, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Trooper urges drivers to keep eyes on road

When drivers are out on the road, their focus and field of vision needs to be on the road ahead, said Georgia State Patrol Sgt. 1st Class Chris Nease.

May 03, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Changes coming from hospital

The Effingham Health System is set to embark on another set of changes for how it delivers health care.

April 26, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Chamber to hold candidates' forum

The Effingham Chamber of Commerce has announced that a candidate forum will be held May 5 at 6 p.m. at the Mars Theatre in downtown Springfield.

This forum, sponsored by Hussey, Gay and Bell, will feature candidates who have opposition for the board of commissioners chairman, school board, magistrate court judge, superior court judge, and state representative for District 159. Candidates will be questioned by a panel made up of two journalists and representatives from the Republican and Democratic parties. Refreshments will be served and will be provided by the Effingham Herald and Effingham Now newspapers ...

April 26, 2016 | Staff report | Local

Guyton awards bids for treatment plant

Guyton City Council members have approved two contracts that will pave the way for the city's own wastewater treatment plant.

April 26, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Runaway juveniles found unharmed

Effingham County Sheriff's Office has reported that two runaway juveniles have been found unharmed.

April 25, 2016 | Staff report | Local

Settlements reached in 3 GSU nursing students' deaths

Just days before the one-year anniversary of a fiery crash that took the lives of five Georgia Southern University students, attorneys announced that "substantial" settlements were reached in wrongful death lawsuits regarding three of the victims.

April 21, 2016 | By Holli Deal Bragg Statesboro Herald | Local

UGA to dedicate cabins at Wormsloe

SAVANNAH-The University of Georgia will hold a dedication ceremony for its newest facilities, the Center for Research and Education at Wormsloe cabins, on Friday, at 4 p.m. at Wormsloe, 7601 Skidaway Road, Savannah.

April 20, 2016 | Staff report | Local

Religious freedom bill likely to be revived in 2017

The religious freedom bill vetoed last month by Gov. Nathan Deal could be revived in a future General Assembly session, state Rep. Jon Burns said.

April 20, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Guyton City Council hits stalemate trying to fill seat

Filling the vacant seat on Guyton City Council will have to wait at least one more meeting.

April 20, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Dig it - top archaeologists to survey Springfield historic site

Some of the nation's top archaeologists will be trekking across the city of Springfield's property near the famed Ebenezer Crossing.

April 19, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

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Resident voices concern about potential noise problems at industrial park

SPRINGFIELD -- Jimmy Blakey told the Effingham County Industrial Development Authority that he is concerned about being followed. He lives near the Research Forest tract that ...

January 19, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local

DRT America still sniffing out odor problem

SPRINGFIELD -- During its regularly scheduled meeting Thursday night, the Effingham County Industrial Development Authority received an upate on DRT America's effort to curb smelly ...

January 19, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local

Fireworks to cap Josh Reddick Foundation concert

RINCON -- The Josh Reddick Foundation Concert at Freedom Park on Jan. 27 is sure to end with a bang.

January 18, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local

Kemp addresses Rotary, talks gubernatorial race later

RINCON -- Secretary of State Brian Kemp deftly avoided talk of this year's gubernatorial race while addressing the Rotary Club of Effingham County on Thursday ...

January 18, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local

Hospital board announces next meeting

The Effingham Hospital Inc. Board of Directors will meet in regular session Tuesday at 7:15pm in Kieffer Hall Community at Effingham Health System.

January 18, 2018 | Staff Report | Local

Commission moves to repair road damage

SPRINGFIELD -- The Effingham County Board of Commissioners approved a motion Tuesday night that it hopes will smooth damaged roads and allay safety concerns.

January 17, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local

Move to appoint Strickland public safety director stalls

GUYTON - A motion to appoint a public safety director died on the Guyton City Council table on Jan. 9.

January 16, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local

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