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Hospital adds EZ-IO to emergency care

There is something new and innovative in the emergency department at Effingham Hospital.

March 18, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


County fire department offers free inspections

Effingham County Fire/Rescue is offering fire safety inspections to all businesses, public buildings and churches within the county. This free service has been available since February 2007 through the department's prevention division.

March 18, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


IDA postpones offer on land

Effingham Industrial Development Authority members put off a revised offer from a current tenant in their existing industrial park for another parcel there.

March 18, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Small business a big priority

Now that the state has added Effingham County to its list of entrepreneur friendly communities, the Chamber of Commerce is ready to dive into its plans to help local small businesses.

March 18, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Rincon takes look at historic preservation laws

Rincon's city council has begun to take a look at historic preservation ordinances.

March 18, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Memorial unites company

SAVANNAH - On Saturday afternoon, an estimated 700 Imperial Sugar refinery workers, their family and friends and the men and women of the emergency services who responded to the Feb. 7 explosion gathered in the Savannah Civic Center to remember lives lost and changed in the blast that has since claimed 11 and injured dozens.

March 18, 2008 | Lewis Levine Special to the Herald | Local


Guyton picks new garbage service provider

Guyton will have a new garbage collection service beginning April 1.

March 15, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Locals step up to donate blood

United Way Effingham Service Center sponsored a local American Red Cross blood drive on Friday. The blood drive was being held to address the need for blood for burn victims of the Imperial Sugar refinery explosion.

March 15, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


EFACEC ups its bond to $175M

A Portuguese manufacturer that will be setting up shop in Effingham County may be making an even bigger splash than anticipated.

March 15, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


County to try one more time at SDA agreement

Effingham County commissioners are willing to make one more, and perhaps one last, try to come to terms with Rincon on a service delivery area amenable to both entities.

March 15, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Zeigler to lend hand in fundraising

Former New York Giants center and life-long resident of Effingham County Dusty Zeigler has joined the fundraising efforts in Effingham County for the victims of the Imperial Sugar Plant disaster.

March 15, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Oxnard, Sprague families make lead gift

The Oxnard and Sprague families have made a lead gift of $250,000 to the United Way of the Coastal Empire to expand efforts to assist those affected by the sugar refinery explosion in Port Wentworth.

March 15, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Stimulus payments to start in May

WASHINGTON - The Internal Revenue Service advised taxpayers that in most cases they will not have to do anything extra this year to get the economic stimulus payments beginning in May.

March 15, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Rotary clubs to put their motto into action

Effingham's Rotary Clubs will be living the group's motto Saturday morning.

March 13, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


County works on alcohol ordinance

As much as Effingham County commissioners want to streamline a proposed alcohol ordinance, county staffers don't want there to be any holes in it that can be exploited.

March 13, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


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I-16/Old River Road Interchange Project set to begin early

ATLANTA - Effingham County will see improvements to the interchange at I-16/Old River Road three years earlier than originally anticipated.

February 08, 2017 | Staff report | Local


Effingham students serve as pages during trip to Capitol Building

Students from Effingham County High School, South Effingham High School and Ebenezer Middle School got an opportunity to learn more about how the government works ...

February 02, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Purcell re-elected to State Transportation Board

ATLANTA - On Jan. 25, State Transportation Board (STB) members Ann R. Purcell of Rincon (First Congressional District) and Sam Wellborn of Columbus (Third Congressional District ...

February 01, 2017 | Staff report | Local


Man shot in standoff with Effingham County deputies was sex offender

The man killed last week during a standoff with two Effingham County Sheriff's Office deputies and one deputy from Bulloch County was a registered ...

February 01, 2017 | By Holli Deal Saxon for the Effingham Herald | Local


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