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Ticket sales going well for Guyton Tour of Homes

Church Street is expected to be the center of activity for this year's Guyton Tour of Homes, according to organizers.

January 01, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Guyton still has questions on Republic contract

Guyton City Council wants to find out a little more about a contract pending with Republic Waste Services.

January 01, 2008 | Patrick Donahue | Local


Springfield takes a look at liquor by the drink

The Springfield City Council discussed a possible liquor by the drink ordinance at a workshop on Tuesday.

January 01, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


County vote on liquor coming in February

Voters in Effingham County may be able to decide in February whether they want liquor by the drink sold in restaurants.

January 01, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Guyton narrows finalists

The Guyton City Council has pared its candidates for the soon-to-be-created city manager job to three nominees, including two already in Effingham County.

January 01, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Neighbors say no to surface mine in Rincon

Rincon city council members have asked for more information from a group wanting to begin a surface mine.

December 29, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Speaker touts GREAT plan

Georgia Speaker of the House Glenn Richardson was hosted by the Statesboro Chamber of Commerce recently to discuss the speaker's tax reform plan - GREAT. Standing for Georgia's Repeal of Every Ad valorem Tax, the speaker's plan calls for the elimination of all property taxes in favor of an expansion of the sales tax - without an increase in the sales tax rate.

December 29, 2007 | Phil Boyum Special to Effingham Herald | Local


County joins 'call before you dig'

Effingham County will be getting a call before someone else digs in for its water and sewer lines.

December 28, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


City looks to expand sewage capacity

Springfield city councilmen and other residents were given an overview of the proposed plan for the wastewater treatment facility expansion and the spray field Monday.

December 28, 2007 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


Work on first part of Old Augusta Road ready to move forward

Crews may start work on the Old Augusta Road project by the middle of this week, Effingham County commissioners and staff learned.

December 28, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


IDA begins to take look at Research Forest plans

It may take 20 or more years before the Effingham Industrial Development Authority is finished with the Research Forest Tract, but there are some issues IDA members want to get resolved soon, especially access to the nearly 2,600-acre property.

December 28, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


City's budget to grow a little

The Springfield City Council approved the first reading of the budget for 2008.

December 28, 2007 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


Corps of Engineers to hold meeting on drought, lake levels

SAVANNAH - The commander of the Savannah District, U. S. Army Corps of Engineers, Col. Edward J. Kertis, will host a public meeting in the lower Savannah River basin to discuss water management at Lakes Thurmond, Russell and Hartwell during the current drought conditions. The Corps' Savannah District manages the three reservoirs and the dams that form them. Public meetings were held in mid-November in the upper Savannah River Basin in Augusta and Anderson, S.C.

December 27, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


County agrees to new contract with Republic

Republic Waste Service will continue to provide sanitation service to the unincorporated areas of Effingham County after county commissioners approved a new contract.

December 27, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Comp plan draws more questions

Effingham County's part of the comprehensive plan is done, and county commissioners are expected to approve it at their December meeting to send to the Coastal Georgia Regional Development Center and the state Department of Community Affairs.

December 27, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


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Trump leads Effingham primary vote-getters

Donald Trump was the leading vote-getter among those who cast a ballot in Effingham County during the March 1 presidential preference primary.

March 09, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Daniel wins in bid to return to city council

Ann Daniel will return to a seat on Rincon City Council, having outpolled former city council member Leon Zipperer in a special election Tuesday.

March 09, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Kicklighter to run for Superior Court judge

Attorney Mickey Kicklighter announced Wednesday he will be a candidate for Ogeechee Judicial Circuit Superior Court judge.

March 09, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Burns to run again for House seat

State Rep. Jon Burns will seek re-election in House District 159, which includes all or parts of Effingham, Screven and Bulloch counties.

March 09, 2016 | Staff report | Local


A ground breaking day

Calling it an "historic day," Effingham County officials turned the first shovels of dirt for the planned central recreation complex Friday afternoon.

March 09, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County agrees to settlement in prison discrimination suit

Effingham County commissioners approved a settlement between a former Effingham Prison employee and the county, resulting from the employee's federal discrimination lawsuit.

March 09, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


White to challenge Decker for school board

The Effingham County Board of Education's 5th District will be contested in the May non-partisan election.

March 09, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Salzburgers not happy reference getting dropped from lessons

A proposed change to the statewide social studies standards has caught the attention of the Effingham County Board of Education and the Georgia Salzburger Society.

March 09, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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