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Alderman, Lee to run for mayor again

Barton Alderman and Ken Lee said they will seek re-election as mayor of their respective cities.

August 26, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Seeing opportunities, not challenges

Margaret Edwards maintains a positive outlook toward life's challenges.

August 26, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


ECSO issues warning over ‘Crazy Clown’

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office is warning about a synthetic drug being sold under the names Crazy Clown and Herbal Madness Incense.

August 26, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


State troopers to take part in Operation Zero Tolerance

Now through midnight on Labor Day, Georgia state troopers are joining law enforcement officials from across the state for Operation Zero Tolerance, an enforcement campaign that targets impaired drivers.

August 26, 2013 | Staff report | Local


Guyton’s Kerchief lends a hand to injured soldiers

KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan - For many soldiers, a deployment to Afghanistan means early-morning foot patrols, long days wearing heavy gear and the possibility of engaging the enemy.

August 26, 2013 | By Staff Sgt. Kristen Duus | Local


AAA predicts busy Labor Day travel

AAA Travel projects 34.1 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more from home during the Labor Day holiday, a 4.2 percent increase from the 32.7 million people who traveled last year.

August 22, 2013 | Staff report | Local


Central High group asks county to move ahead on site

As Effingham County commissioners start looking at what projects they want to accomplish as part of their short-term work program, they were lobbied Tuesday night to move ahead on renovations at the old Central High School.

August 22, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County gets Keep Effingham Beautiful audit

Effingham County commissioners still have a series of questions after an auditor presented his report on Keep Effingham Beautiful.

August 22, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


ACS driven to find transportation for cancer patients

SAVANNAH - People in Effingham County can help local cancer patients get the treatment they need, simply by offering them a ride.

August 19, 2013 | Staff report | Local


Shaw selected to lead state transportation board

ATLANTA - Former state legislator Jay Shaw of Lakeland has been elected chairman of the State Transportation Board. Don Grantham of Augusta was elected vice chairman, and Emily Dunn of Blue Ridge was elected to the newly formed position of secretary.

August 19, 2013 | Staff report | Local


Rincon, IDA probe access to tract

Rincon, the Effingham Industrial Development Authority and others may partner to start finding ways to get access to the IDA's sprawling Research Forest Tract.

August 19, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Gant picks Missouri

The state's No. 1 high school basketball prospect appears to be off the board.

August 19, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Millage rate won’t budge for Springfield residents

Springfield property owners will continue to have the same millage rate as they've had for seven years.

August 15, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rincon sets qualifying fees, dates

Qualifying for Rincon's upcoming municipal elections will be held Aug. 26-30.

August 15, 2013 | Staff report | Local


Rincon pledges support to communications tower fix

Rincon City Council members will support the Effingham County commissioners' plan to upgrade the south communications tower. But their check will wait until the work is done.

August 15, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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Omnitracs project moving right along

The Effingham County Industrial Development Authority has been busy over the last few years bringing in new industries and developments into Effingham County – none bigger ...

October 12, 2016 | By Zack Lee | Local


The angel on Long Pond Road

"Angels come in many forms."

October 12, 2016 | By Zack Lee Editor for the Effingham Herald | Local


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