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State DNR encourages boating safety

The state Department of Natural Resources is encouraging people to make safety a priority before boating this upcoming Fourth of July holiday weekend by wearing a life jacket, boating sober, taking a boating safety course and reviewing your safety check list.

July 01, 2013 | Staff report | Local


State insurance chief, burn center call for fireworks caution

ATLANTA - While sparklers and similar non-explosive fireworks devices are legal in Georgia, Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens is urging citizens to use extreme caution to avoid injuries when using legalized fireworks during the Fourth of July holiday.

July 01, 2013 | Staff report | Local


DNR board approves own law enforcement division

STATESBORO - Georgia Department of Natural Resources' board voted to reorganize the department, creating a Law Enforcement Division separate from its Wildlife Resources Division.

July 01, 2013 | By Al Hackle | Local


City sets duties for Mars director

With the Mars Theater's renovations moving at a brisk pace, Springfield City Council members are ramping up efforts to find someone to run the facility.

July 01, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Out in force to ensure safety over the holiday

Expect to see Georgia State Patrol troopers and Department of Natural Resources personnel out in force for the next few days.

July 01, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Dog’s case in court gets continued until next month

An Effingham County dog's day in court will have to wait another month.

June 27, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Wildlife Resources Division prepares for Operation Dry Water

SOCIAL CIRCLE - As part of a nationally coordinated effort to reduce the number of accidents and fatalities related to boating under the influence, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Resources Division will participate in Operation Dry Water from June 28-30.

June 26, 2013 | Staff report | Local


Effingham IDA approves FY14 budget

Even with one big project set to commence and other project still in the offing, the Effingham Industrial Development Authority will have a smaller budget for its upcoming fiscal year.

June 24, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


No millage hike expected in county budget

Effingham County commissioners have a draft of the fiscal year 2014 budget to go over, after approving a continuing resolution at their meeting last week.

June 24, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Push on to save pit bull

A pit bull that attacked an Effingham County child last year is expected to be the subject of a court hearing Wednesday - but not if the dog's court-appointed attorney has his way.

June 24, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Clyo man hit, killed by train Friday night

Investigators are trying to determine why an Effingham County man did not see or hear a train that struck and killed him Friday night.

June 24, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Riverkeeper federal suit against King America can proceed

A lawsuit by an environmental group against a textile plant for a widespread May 2011 fish kill along the Ogeechee River can go forward, a federal judge said Wednesday.

June 20, 2013 | Staff report | Local


Scaled-down parkway considered

The Effingham Parkway could be forging ahead soon, though in a scaled-down version.

June 17, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County aims to resolve drainage woes

Longstanding drainage problems for a subdivision could be remedied soon, if Effingham County commissioners agree Tuesday.

June 17, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Easy steps to cut down on chances for West Nile virus

Summer is quickly approaching, which means that mosquito activity will soon become more widespread.

June 17, 2013 | Staff report | Local


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County to spend $1M to replenish graders

With the heavy equipment needed to repair the county's dirt roads and ditches inoperable, Effingham County commissioners have committed to spend nearly $1 million ...

July 06, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Effingham Girl Scouts receive Silver Award

In June 2015, Mary Surber, Alana Clairmont, and Lauren Stark, Girl Scouts from Troop 30197, began working toward a Silver Award which is the second ...

July 06, 2016 | staff report | Local


Tuesday wreck results in two deaths

A two-car accident Tuesday afternoon took the life of oneEffinghamCountywoman and seriously injured another woman.

July 01, 2016 | By Caitlyn Richtman Herald Intern | Local


Effingham Democrats hold county caucus

The Effingham County Democratic Committee recently held a public caucus to elect and re-elect members to the committee to represent all Democrats in the county ...

June 29, 2016 | Staff report | Local


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