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Can Guyton pay back $13.35M GEFA loan?

Believing in "if you build it, they will come" may have worked in the movie "Field of Dreams," but some concerned citizens believe it may prove costly for Guyton residents if the city council moves forward with their plans to build a 500,000-gallon per day capacity wastewater treatment facility.

July 19, 2008 | Angela Mensing | Local


Barrow backs AMT relief act

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Rep. John Barrow (D-Savannah) voted Wednesday for legislation that will prevent an automatic tax hike on middle class families.

July 19, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Senators put name on bill to fight gas prices

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Sens. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., and Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., announced Thursday that they are co-sponsoring legislation that addresses rising gas prices as well as provides a balanced approach to America's long-term energy needs.

July 19, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Isakson, Chambliss applaud troop funding bill approval

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Sens. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., and Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., praised the Senate's passage of legislation to provide funds for American troops in Iraq and Afghanistan on Friday.

July 19, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Guyton Police, citizens trade information in town hall setting

On the surface, the design of the Guyton Police Department's town hall meetings is for the police to let citizens know what they're doing. But it's also a chance for residents to tell the cops what they may need to know about their neighborhoods.

July 19, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Barrow, Thomas to be in debate Wednesday

The Statesboro Herald, in cooperation with Ogeechee Technical College, is sponsoring a Democratic primary debate for U.S. House District 12, held at OTC's Joseph E. Kennedy Building auditorium July 2 at 7 p.m.

July 19, 2008 | Phil Boyum Special to the Effingham Herald | Local


Springfield PD to take payments online

The Springfield Police Department has made it a little more convenient to pay fines for citations.

July 17, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


July 4 parade plans march along

Plans for the annual Rincon Fourth of July parade are proceeding rapidly, according to city officials and parade organizers.

July 17, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Edenfield to run for District 2 BOE seat

Local businessman Scott Hinson has qualified to run for the Effingham County chief magistrate seat and local attorney Richard Rafter has qualified to run for probate court judge.

July 17, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Springfield OKs GEFA loan for upgrades

The Springfield City Council approved a resolution Tuesday authorizing a GEFA loan agreement for the upgrades to the wastewater treatment facility and addition of a spray field for $5.4 million.

July 17, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


Life, Effingham Herald sponsoring July 1 candidates’ forum

A political forum will be held on July 1 at 7 p.m. at the South Effingham High School, featuring the candidates in the contested county races in the July 15 primary. The candidates will be questions by a panel of citizens on their qualifications for the office and what their plans for serving in the capacities they seek.

July 17, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Georgia teachers group backs Knight for U.S. Senate

ATLANTA - The Georgia Association of Educators (GAE) endorsed Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate Rand Knight.

July 17, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Senate candidate Knight rolls out education proposal

ATLANTA - Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate Rand Knight unveiled his proposal for education policy.

July 15, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


McKinney: Obama’s backing of Barrow is ‘hypocritical’

Rincon - Barack Obama's endorsement of U.S. Rep. John Barrow is "hypocritical and nothing more than politics-as-usual" according to candidate for Congress Ray McKinney.

July 15, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Operation Zero Tolerance begins in earnest

Georgia state troopers along with officers from the Georgia Department of Public Safety's Motor Carrier Compliance and Capitol Police divisions will team with law enforcement officers from local police and sheriffs' departments across Georgia for Operation Zero Tolerance, Georgia's high visibility impaired driving enforcement program.

July 15, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


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Free water quality training available

A workshop to train volunteers to monitor water quality in Ebenezer Creek is scheduled Nov. 5 from 1 p.m.-4p.m.

October 26, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Panthers' second-half wave swamps Cubs

SPRINGFIELD -- After sputtering badly in the first half, the Effingham County Middle School Panthers shifted into high gear and zoomed past the Burke County Cubs ...

October 25, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Close encounter

Three-year-old Allyson Mohler of Rincon isn't the least bit intimidated by a goat that approached her Tuesday at the 74th Effingham County Fair in ...

October 25, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Local artists show works at fair

SPRINGFIELD -- In addition to the customary rides, livestock shows and decadent foods, the 74th Effingham County Fair features the works of local artists.

October 25, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Epling adds surprising achievement to resume

SPRINGFIELD -- Beth Epling, a winner of Effingham County's highest honor, added a completely unexpected achievement to her resume Tuesday. She was named the showmanship ...

October 24, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Tigers thwart Mustangs' volleyball run

GUYTON - The road to the Class AAAAA championship was cut short for South Effingham, which fell to the Harris County Tigers in the Sweet Sixteen ...

October 24, 2017 | | Local


Mustangs have one more shot to avoid winless season

GUYTON - Undone by a rash of errors, South Effingham's football team slipped to 0-9 with a 35-3 loss at Ware County in Waycross on ...

October 24, 2017 | Trice Williams | Local


Rincon City Council candidates want to offer fresh ideas

RINCON - Two fresh political faces hope voters are eager for a fresh perspective on government affairs in Rincon.

October 24, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Rebels' historic volleyball season ends

SPRINGFIELD - Effingham County's volleyball season came to a disapointing close in the Elite Eight Saturday.

October 23, 2017 | | Local


74th Effingham County Fair kicks off with parade

SPRINGFIELD -- The show must go on, and so does the parade.

October 23, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


City of Rincon receives $750,0000 grant for water and sewer upgrades

RINCON -- The City has received a 2017 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) grant in the amount of $750,000 from the Georgia Department of Community ...

October 23, 2017 | Submitted report | Local


South Effingham cheerleaders rack up another win

South Effingham won first place in the Class AAAAA division at Saturday's annual Battle in the Boro cheerleading competition in Statesboro.

October 23, 2017 | Submitted report | Local


Short shower doesn't dampen Country Carnival spirits

RINCON -- The second annual Country Carinval conducted at Freedom Park on Sunday was a hit despite a brief shower just before the event started at ...

October 22, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Pirates unleash firepower on Rebels

BRUNSWICK -- There were plenty of explosive plays in Friday night's Effingham County-Brunswick football game.

October 21, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Diverse group gathers to pray for unity in the community

RINCON -- The doors of First Baptist Church of Rincon are open for everyone. That was evident Thursday night when it hosted "Love One Another," an ...

October 20, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


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