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A sweet and cool treat

"It feels good on the inside," 10-year-old Ayden Meadows said as he served lemonade Friday afternoon at The Learning Treehouse in Rincon.

July 23, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


IDA opens its doors to home fixtures company

The Effingham Industrial Development Authority is set to welcome a new tenant into its industrial park.

July 23, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Moving forward on Mars

The city of Springfield is exploring ways to have work done on the Mars Theater.

July 23, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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


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Former SEAL Team 6 sniper says to keep a target on goals

Growing up with an adopted and abusive father, there was plenty for Howard Wasdin to overcome. And that was before he signed up to take basic underwater demolition/SEAL team training.

June 09, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County approves Sand Hill Park improvements

Effingham County commissioners have approved $45,000 in improvements for Sand Hill Park and want to take a closer look at improvements for one of its oldest facilities.

June 09, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Crash claims life of 4-year-old child

A 4-year-old child died and two people were injured in a traffic crash caused by a reckless driver Friday afternoon, according to the Effingham County Sheriff's Office.

June 07, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


ECSO looking into report of suspicious man

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office has received a report of a white man in a white or silver SUV who approached two children Thursday afternoon in the Stonegate subdivision and tried to get them into his car.

June 06, 2014 | Staff report | Local


County approves parkway concept

Effingham County commissioners know the way they want to proceed with a revised Effingham Parkway plan. Who will pay for it remains to be seen.

June 05, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Grand jury indicts former Springfield mayor

A former Springfield mayor who resigned his post two years ago now faces an indictment stemming from his run for office.

June 05, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Libraries to get a small funding boost

Effingham County's pending budget will include a little more money for the libraries, and commissioners also pledged to help the library system find ways to further pare expenses.

June 05, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | 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


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