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Candidate profiles: Coroner

David Exley

July 23, 2012 | Staff Report | Local


Candidate profiles: County Commission District 1

Forrest Floyd

July 23, 2012 | Staff Report | Local


Candidate profiles: Commission Chair At-large

Wendall Kessler

July 23, 2012 | Staff Report | Local


Candidate profiles: Tax Commissioner

John Kieffer

July 23, 2012 | Staff Report | Local


Candidate profiles: District Attorney

Martha Kirkland Hall

July 23, 2012 | Staff Report | Local


The stars come out at Camp Hollywood

When Jeanie Driver first brought her autistic sons to the Arc of Effingham's Camp Hollywood four years ago, she didn't know what to expect.

July 19, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


River advisory still in effect

The Effingham County Emergency Management Agency still maintains the Ogeechee River advisory until further notice.

July 19, 2012 | Staff report | Local


Commissioners hope sheriff looks at dispatch, vehicles options

As Effingham County commissioners voted to trim the sheriff's office budget for the current fiscal year, they also bandied about possible cost-saving measures they hope Sheriff Jimmy McDuffie employs.

July 19, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County budget meets approval

After three previous attempts - and a half-dozen votes Tuesday that failed to produce a majority - Effingham County commissioners finally hammered out a successful first reading of the fiscal year 2013 budget.

July 19, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


State Chamber releases 2012 candidate surveys

ATLANTA-The Georgia Chamber of Commerce has made its 2012 candidate survey available to Georgia voters as they prepare for the July 31 primary elections. This year's survey was designed to assist Georgia Chamber investors and pro-business Georgians make the most informed decision possible when voting on their elected officials.

July 16, 2012 | Staff report | Local


GOP candidates agree on most of the issues

STATESBORO-Four Republican candidates vying to face incumbent Congressman John Barrow in the 12th Congressional District race met onstage Thursday night to stake their claim to their party's nomination.

July 16, 2012 | By Jeff Harrison Special to the Herald | Local


Group files federal suit against Springfield

An organization that had been seeking to open another group home in Springfield has filed a suit against the city, claiming discrimination in the city's zoning practices.

July 16, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Springfield begins to make strides in Railroad Avenue project

The city of Springfield is getting closer to starting work on a long-awaited project to help south Railroad Avenue residents.

July 16, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Northway resigns as Springfield mayor

The city of Springfield will determine if a special election is needed to fill its mayor's position.

July 13, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Court rules class-action against G-P can proceed

Residents near the Georgia-Pacific Savannah River Mill have been granted the ability to file a class action lawsuit against the mill for damages from the mill's emissions.

July 12, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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Articles by Section - Local


Boating accident claims life of Guyton man on Lake Sinclair

Authorities are waiting for the autopsy results on an Effingham County man who died as a result of a boating accident last week on Lake Sinclair.

June 02, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County to take look at rec improvement planning

Effingham County commissioners are expected to approve a contract for architectural and engineering services in conjunction with improvements at the Effingham County Recreation and Parks' Highway 119 complex.

June 02, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Conservancy ready to help in wetlands reserve program

In recent weeks, Congress has passed legislation to provide hundreds of millions of dollars for American landowners who agree to certain conservation measures for their land. Each county in Georgia has land which may be eligible for these programs.

June 02, 2014 | Staff report | Local


The places Rincon Police can go, with its new UTV

The Rincon Police Department has a new set of wheels - one that can access areas standard police cars can't.

May 29, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


County ponders how to pay for fire coverage

As Effingham County commissioners ponder how to improve fire protection and coverage in parts of the county where it is lacking, they also have to figure out how to pay for it.

May 29, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


ECSO starts campaign to prevent kids from being left in hot cars

Sheriff Jimmy McDuffie and the Effingham County Sheriff's Office are promoting the "Look Again" initiative to prevent children from being locked in cars during the hot summer months.

May 29, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


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