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Springfield OKs permit for fall festival on Laurel Street

Plans are taking shape for a fall festival in downtown Springfield. But first, organizers may have to learn how to best serve the expected patrons.

March 26, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Judge rules Riverkeeper has no standing in suit

An state administrative hearings judge ruled Tuesday that the Ogeechee Riverkeeper has no standing to bring a case about the Ogeechee River.

March 22, 2012 | By Holli Deal Bragg Special to the Herald | Local


Commissioners opt not to pay bill - for now

After a lengthy and sometimes sharp-edged debate, Effingham County commissioners agreed in a divided vote to repay another current commissioner's company for installing a generator - but the question is when to do it.

March 22, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Bill to limit chairman’s voting moves to Senate

A bill that would limit the powers and duties of the Effingham County commission chairman is in a state Senate committee for consideration.

March 22, 2012 | Staff report | Local


Tall Ships visit to pay a call on Chamber members luncheon

Joe Marinelli, president of Visit Savannah, will speak to an Effingham Chamber of Commerce membership luncheon on Savannah's plans for the upcoming Tall Ships Festival that Savannah will host starting May 3.

March 22, 2012 | Staff report | Local


Hinson to seek re-election as magistrate

Judge Scott Hinson, Effingham County's Chief Magistrate, is announcing his intention to seek re-election for a second term in July's non-partisan election.

March 22, 2012 | Staff report | Local


Guyton pushes for paving, drainage upgrades

Residents in one area of Effingham County soon may get some much-needed road improvements.

March 19, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


IDA setting strategic course for its future

Members of the Effingham Industrial Development Authority believe they have a vision of what they want to accomplish and what it may take to get those done, after finishing discussing their strategic plan.

March 19, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


IDA renews pact with Chamber

The Effingham Industrial Development Authority has renewed its professional services agreement with the Effingham Chamber of Commerce.

March 19, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Springfield gets ready for next streetscape phase

Work on Springfield's long-awaited streetscape project is continuing, and its next phase could start later this year.

March 15, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


City hopes to get Mars work soon

Plans for the renovation of the Mars Theater could be afoot soon, after Springfield City Council's action at its meeting Tuesday night.

March 15, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Guyton to take up signs issue

With no signage regulations currently in place, the City of Guyton has virtually no say in the signs that go up in the city.

March 15, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Hursey announces bid for re-election

Elizabeth Z. Hursey has announced that she will seek re-election for the office of clerk of Superior Court in Effingham County. Qualifying for the position opens May 23.

March 15, 2012 | Staff report | Local


Firehouse Subs delivers grant for county fire department

Effingham County Fire Rescue received a grant from the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation for two thermal imaging cameras.

March 13, 2012 | Staff report | Local


Effingham County Farm Bureau president attends GFB Day at the Capitol

Effingham County Farm Bureau President Stuart Exley traveled to Atlanta on Feb. 14 to participate in Georgia Farm Bureau Day at the Capitol.

March 13, 2012 | Staff report | Local


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Student killed in accident mourned

Landry Oliver was "a joy to be around," according to Wallace Blackstock, the boy's principal at Marlow Elementary School.

February 24, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


GOP candidates try to highlight their differences

GAINESVILLE - The seven Republican candidates vying this year for the state's U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Saxby Chambliss have more than a few things in common.

February 24, 2014 | By Joshua Silavent | Local


Flu death confirmed in Glynn County

The Georgia Department of Public Health has confirmed the flu-related death of an adult male in Glynn County.

February 24, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Time running out for new title ad valorem tax opt-in

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Revenue wants to remind citizens that if you purchased a motor vehicle on or after Jan. 1, 2012, and prior to March 1, 2013, you have the opportunity to opt in to the new title ad valorem tax. However, this expires at the close of business on Feb. 28, 2014.

February 24, 2014 | Staff report | Local


State DDS warns of unofficial sites charging citizens fees

ATLANTA - Department of Driver Services Commissioner Rob Mikell urges customers to be careful of third-party Web sites when trying to access the Georgia Driver's Manual or obtain other driver licensing services and information. Third-party Internet sites such as www.DMV.org and www.Drivers-Licenses.org are not connected with or sanctioned by the DDS.

February 24, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Child dies after being shot

A 9-year-old Effingham County boy has died after being shot Thursday night at a home on Zittrouer Road.

February 21, 2014 | Paul Floeckher | Local


Pickup driver hits pedestrian, pole, knocks out power

An Effingham County man is suspected of driving under the influence in a wreck Tuesday that injured a pedestrian and knocked down a power pole.

February 20, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Rincon council approves tablets purchase

Rincon City Council members are about to get a lot more communication and information power in their hands.

February 20, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County OKs paving for Blue Jay, McCall

A Savannah company is expected to start in the next few weeks on a paving project that will affect traffic on two major Effingham County roads.

February 20, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Annexation puts delay on county, city fire station

The deal between Effingham County and the city of Rincon to place a fire station off Blue Jay and McCall roads may be delayed.

February 20, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Young right whale freed from entangled fishing rope

A young North Atlantic right whale is swimming easier after wildlife biologists cut away most of the 100-plus yards of heavy fishing rope the animal was dragging.

February 20, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Losses from last week’s storm pegged at $25M

ATLANTA - State Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens said estimated insured losses in Georgia from last week's winter storm stand at $25 million.

February 20, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Hudgens warns of rip-offs

ATLANTA - Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens warns homeowners eager to get their lives back to normal to beware of unreputable contractors who may be price gouging.

February 20, 2014 | Staff report | Local


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