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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

County looks to make roads safer

Effingham County will reimburse the state Department of Transportation for leveling and paving on Hodgeville Road, under a proposal county commissioners approved Tuesday.

March 29, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

In their thoughts

Longtime coach Billy Shelton threw out the first pitch Wednesday as Savannah Christian held its first night home baseball game. The Raiders hosted Effingham County, and the school honored Logan Shelton, a member of the Rebels program who died last year as a result of an automobile accident.

March 29, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

The future of health

Betsy Tallent from Effingham Health System recently spoke to the Rotary Club of Effingham County and provided an update on services currently offered, as well as those planned in the future. Accompanying Tallent were Dr. Mark Mudano, orthopaedic surgeon, and Traci Knuth, his physician assistant. Dr. Mudano recently opened his practice on the Effingham Health System campus. He provided an overview of the services that his practice provides.

March 29, 2012 | Staff report | Local

SEDA pays a visit to Exchange Club

Steve Weathers, president and CEO of the Savannah Economic Development Authority, spoke to the Exchange Club of Effingham County about growth in the metropolitan Savannah area (to include Effingham County) and how the region works together to promote industrial growth in the area.

March 29, 2012 | Staff report | Local

Exley to seek re-election as county coroner

David H. Exley will be seeking re-election as coroner of Effingham County.

March 29, 2012 | Staff report | Local

Mosley to seek re-election as probate judge

Judge Beth Mosley has announced her bid for re-election as the probate court judge, a position she has held for the past four years.

March 26, 2012 | Staff report | Local

County wants input on possible alcohol changes

Effingham County commissioners hope to get public input on potential changes to the county's alcohol ordinance.

March 26, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

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

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Deal challenger assails governor’s credentials

STATESBORO - David Pennington says that if elected, he will be Georgia's first limited-government, conservative Republican governor.

February 17, 2014 | By Al Hackle | Local

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