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Hill: State faces slow recovery

Georgia's recovery is going slowly, and it's going even more slowly than anticipated, state Sen. Jack Hill said Thursday.

August 09, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


ECSO makes arrest on child porn charges

One man is facing several child porn-related charges after Effingham County Sheriff's deputies conducted a search warrant Tuesday night at a residence in Port Wentworth.

August 09, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Man arrested on child porn charges

A Port Wentworth man is facing multiple charges after Effingham County Sheriff's Deputies say he downloaded several images and videos of child pornography.

August 08, 2012 | Staff report | Local


Property appeals lead to second notice

Taxpayers who appealed their 2012 assessment will receive a second Change of Assessment.

August 06, 2012 | Staff report | Local


Commissioners hold the line on county’s millage rate

Effingham County commissioners have approved making no change in the county's millage rate - and they also approved making no change to the hospital authority's millage rate.

August 06, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


City council accepts Northway’s resignation

Springfield voters will choose their next mayor in a special election, scheduled to be held Nov. 6.

August 06, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Goldwire kicks off chairman campaign

After facing no opposition in the July primary, Democrat Franklin Goldwire's bid for Effingham County Commission chairman at-large now begins in earnest.

August 06, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Rincon ponders sidewalks, speed

As work continues on the expansion of Fort Howard Road, the sidewalks along the street likely will be a little farther off the path.

August 06, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Chief holds court with cadets

Chief Master Sgt. Sam Currie, a loadmaster with the 165th Airlift Wing, Georgia Air National Guard, introduced members of the Royal Air Force Cadet program to the intricacies of a C-130H cargo aircraft.

August 06, 2012 | Staff report | Local


Plan ahead before getting a new license

Since July 3, as part of its Secure ID initiative to comply with the Federal Real ID Act of 2005, the Department of Driver Services has required first-time and renewing license holders to provide original documentation to prove identity, social security number and two proofs of residency.

August 06, 2012 | Staff report | Local


2012 Primary Results

County Commission

August 02, 2012 | Staff Report | Local


McDaniel grateful for support

Incumbent Effingham County tax commissioner Linda McDaniel fended off a challenge from local businessman John Kieffer, winning with nearly 62 percent of the vote. McDaniel, who beat incumbent Lisa Wright four years ago, said she was surprised at the margin of victory and was relieved the campaign was over.

August 02, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


T-SPLOST backers ponder referendum’s defeat

By a resounding margin, Effingham County voters turned down a one-cent sales tax proposed to go toward transportation projects in the county and the Coastal Empire.

August 02, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Mallard carries 3 of 4 counties in re-election bid

A dominant showing in his home county carried Richard Mallard to re-election as district attorney for the Ogeechee Judicial Circuit.

August 02, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Chamber taking Leadership Effingham applications

The Effingham Chamber of Commerce is kicking off the new year for the Leadership Effingham program.

August 02, 2012 | Staff report | Local


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Neighbors lobby against sand mine permit extension

A sand mine operator was granted two more years to finish digging out his property, after county commissioners voted to deny a rezoning application but allow the extension.

September 30, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Goshen substation more than fire trucks and ambulances

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office has joined county paramedics and Rincon firefighters at their station on Goshen Road Extension.

September 23, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


City OKs gas station for Walmart lot

Rincon City Council members approved a final site plan for a proposed gas station to be built adjacent to Walmart.

September 23, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Investigation into fatal wreck may take months

The investigation of a deadly car crash in Effingham County on Sept. 7 might not conclude for several more months, according to the Georgia State Patrol.

September 23, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Schools, insurance agency push safe driving for teens

A local insurance agency saw Friday's Effingham County-South Effingham football game as the ideal place and time to kick off a safe driving initiative for teenagers.

September 16, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Herald moving to Wednesdays

Technology and new ways of communicating are reaching and affecting even an industry that's been around for nearly 500 years.

September 15, 2014 | Staff Report | Local


County, rec board setting sights on new central park

Effingham County officials are setting their sights on building another Sand Hill Park-type complex closer to the center of the county, after a joint workshop Tuesday between county commissioners and recreation board members.

September 11, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Sunday crash claims a third victim

A third person has died from injuries in a car crash in Effingham County Sunday afternoon.

September 11, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Funeral Saturday for mother, daughter who died in crash

Funeral arrangements have been made for a mother and daughter who died Sunday in a car crash in Effingham County.

September 09, 2014 | Staff report | Local


ECHS mourns loss of beloved teacher in crash

On a tearful day at Effingham County High School, friends and colleagues of Megan Kessler reflected on the difference she made on campus and off.

September 08, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Rincon woman, her mother die in crash

An Effingham County woman and her mother died in a crash on Old Augusta Road Sunday afternoon.

September 08, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


City approves rental policy for the Mars

While the Mars Theatre's slate of shows and programs continues to expand and attract visitors, there is also a growing demand to rent the facility.

September 04, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Injured power line worker recuperating

A Georgia Power worker hurt late Tuesday afternoon is recuperating at an Augusta hospital.

September 04, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Feeling right at home

A delivery came across Sam Ingram's desk Wednesday, his second day as the agriculture and natural resources agent in the University of Georgia Extension Service's Effingham County office.

September 04, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Springfield OKs bump in millage rate

Springfield City Council members have voted to raise the millage rate, but officials say the increase won't have much effect on most property owners.

September 04, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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