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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


Springfield begins to make strides in Railroad Avenue project

The city of Springfield is getting closer to starting work on a long-awaited project to help south Railroad Avenue residents.

July 16, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Northway resigns as Springfield mayor

The city of Springfield will determine if a special election is needed to fill its mayor's position.

July 13, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Court rules class-action against G-P can proceed

Residents near the Georgia-Pacific Savannah River Mill have been granted the ability to file a class action lawsuit against the mill for damages from the mill's emissions.

July 12, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Hall touts background in child crime cases

Ramping up the final three weeks of her campaign, Ogeechee Judicial Circuit district attorney challenger Martha Kirkland Hall met with supporters at a reception Tuesday in Rincon.

July 12, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


District 4 hopefuls seek to even budget

Two Republicans seeking the Effingham County Board of Commissioners District 4 seat pledge to do whatever is necessary to balance the county's budget - even if that means commissioners taking a pay cut.

July 12, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


District 1 GOP candidates push their experience

The two Republicans running for the Effingham County Board of Commissioners District 1 seat each believe they have the professional and personal experience to be an effective county commissioner.

July 12, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


City won’t offer police chief a separate contract

Springfield City Council members are happy with the job Paul Wynn is doing as police chief. But they don't want to enter into a separate contract with him.

July 12, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Paving the way for T-SPLOST campaign

The Effingham County Chamber of Commerce is getting some help in its support of Georgia's proposed special purpose local option sales tax for transportation (T-SPLOST). The Savannah Board of Realtors presented a $2,000 check Tuesday toward regional marketing efforts for T-SPLOST.

July 12, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Commissioners hold off on adopting budget

Effingham County commissioners will have to wait for at least another meeting before adopting a budget.

July 12, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Plant rep: No pink discharge from here

King America Finishing is not discharging pink-tinted water into the Ogeechee River, nor has it violated its discharge permits, a spokesman for the Screven County textiles plant said Friday.

July 09, 2012 | By Holli Deal Bragg | Local


Hospital authority requests bump in millage

The Effingham County Board of Commissioners announces its intention to increase the property taxes it will levy on behalf of the Effingham County Hospital Authority this year by 7.90 percent over the rollback millage rate. The current millage rate for the Hospital Authority is 1.977, the rollback millage rate is 2.178, and the proposed millage is 2.35.

July 09, 2012 | Staff report | Local


City OKs revised Silverwood plan

Rincon City Council members have approved a revised site plan for a proposed senior living complex, but they want more answers on an access road.

July 09, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Incumbent Exley, challenger Frost seek coroner post

The two candidates for Effingham County coroner outlined their credentials to the crowd at the recent candidates forum hosted by the Effingham County Chamber of Commerce.

July 09, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


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Red Cross still in urgent need of blood

The American Red Cross continues to have an urgent need for blood donors of all blood types to give before the Labor Day holiday, even after many more donors stepped up to give following an urgent call issued in late July.

August 07, 2014 | Staff report | Local


County to take up water pact for possible development

Effingham County commissioners are expected at Tuesday's meeting to delve into how to provide water and sewer service to a potential development off Old Augusta and Chimney roads.

August 04, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


ECSO needs help for its K-9 unit

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office K-9 unit has helped the community in a number of ways. Now, the ECSO is hoping the public will return the gesture.

July 31, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


State issues recall of fruits

Agriculture Commissioner Gary W. Black is alerting Georgians to the recall of some stone fruits (including plums, peaches and nectarines), and related made-in-store items prepared with these stone fruits that have been distributed in Georgia, because the products may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Georgia Department of Agriculture inspectors will be checking retail stores to make sure the recalled product is removed from sale.

July 29, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Probate judges get up-to-date on changes in carry law

Georgia probate judges began readying themselves for the changes in the state's weapons carry law, many of which directly affect the way judges handle firearms applications, prior to the law becoming effective on July 1.

July 28, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Springfield eyes sidewalk, drainage improvements

A day-long discussion by Springfield City Council members and key staff could lead to the go-ahead for several projects and improvements around the city.

July 28, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rincon OKs warranty, change order for fire station

The city of Rincon has started the one-year warranty period for its newest fire station.

July 28, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County to vacate court order on gaming machines

A state law that rescinded a previous policy has prompted Effingham County commissioners to agree to vacate a 2010 court order.

July 28, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Consultant to help find ways to lower ISO ratings

Effingham County commissioners have given the go-ahead for a fire consulting services agreement.

July 28, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Fort Howard Road back open following gas leak

Fort Howard Road has reopened after a natural gas leak closed a portion of the road for about four hours.

July 25, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


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