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County to discuss fire fees

Effingham County commissioners are expected Tuesday to discuss fire fees for the upcoming fiscal year, after their last discussion also delved into the massive water-sewer debt the county faces.

April 16, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Hall to challenge Mallard for DA's post

Ogeechee Judicial Circuit District Attorney Richard A. Mallard hopes to maintain his position by running for office again. This year, he is challenged by local attorney Martha Kirkland Hall, who once worked under former district attorney Joe Martin.

April 12, 2012 | By Holli Deal Bragg Special to the Herald | Local

Springfield to take a look at safe serving for fall festival

Springfield officials will continue to look at ways to provide training for those who may be manning the beer tent at the upcoming fall festival.

April 12, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

County puts alcohol separation rules back on the table

Effingham County commissioners will wait until their next meeting to delve into distance requirements between churches and outlets selling alcohol.

April 12, 2012 | By Pat Donahue | Local

Rincon ready to start recycling

Curbside recycling could be coming to Rincon as soon as July 1.

April 12, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Rincon UMC Relay For Life team giving cancer the flush

You might say that Rincon United Methodist Church's Relay For Life team is taking the fight against cancer sitting down.

April 12, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Local

Bohannon refutes city's charges

Less than a week after his ouster as Rincon police chief, Mike Bohannon has fired back at the city.

April 09, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Bohannon out as Rincon police chief

Rincon Police Chief Mike Bohannon was fired Thursday morning, just two days after being placed on administrative leave.

April 05, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

McDuffie to run for re-election

Sheriff Jimmy McDuffie is running for re-election as sheriff of Effingham County.

April 05, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Bohannon out as Rincon police chief

Rincon interim city manager Wesley Corbitt has confirmed that police chief Mike Bohannon was relieved of his duties Thursday morning.

April 05, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Rincon police chief placed on leave

Citing differences in management philosophies, Rincon interim city manager Wesley Corbitt said police chief Mike Bohannon has been placed on administrative leave.

April 04, 2012 | Staff report | Local

Sheriff glad spice is off shelves, streets

Stores in Effingham County aren't carrying what's known as "spice" on the shelves anymore, according to Effingham Sheriff Jimmy McDuffie. And with a new law that went into effect last week, they can't.

April 02, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Barrow anxious to see health care ruling

Like millions of Americans, Congressman John Barrow is anxiously awaiting the U.S. Supreme Court's decision on the 2010 health care reform law, commonly referred to as Obamacare.

April 02, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Local

Rincon OKs rate hike for recycling program

Recycling is coming to Rincon residents - but how soon remains to be seen.

March 29, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Sheriff happy state has outlawed 'spice'

Local law enforcement officials expressed their satisfaction with Senate Bill 370 becoming law in Georgia.

March 29, 2012 | Staff report | Local

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Kieffer, Jones, Mason to run again

At least one Effingham County commissioner race will be contested in the May 20 general primary.

March 03, 2014 | Staff Report | Local

DOT looks at solutions for 95/21

Traffic at the Highway 21/Interstate 95 intersection could be getting a unique solution, Effingham County leaders learned recently.

February 27, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Getting in on the clues

A group of local high school students got an up-close look Tuesday at how to investigate a crime scene.

February 27, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local

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 and 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

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