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Comp plan moving along

Planners are hoping to put the final touches on the comprehensive plan after a public meeting last Thursday night at Effingham County Middle School.

November 15, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Senators urge President to approve Perdue’s request

U.S. Sens. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., and Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., joined with the entire Georgia congressional delegation Tuesday in sending a letter to President Bush urging him to approve Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue's request to declare a major disaster area in Georgia and utilize the executive power under the Endangered Species Act to exempt the state from complying with water reservoir releases during unprecedented drought conditions.

November 15, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


HES fundraisers to be held Nov. 3

Historic Effingham Society's annual auction fundraiser and spaghetti supper will to be held Nov. 3 in the Family Life Center of the Springfield First Methodist Church.

November 15, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Mossy Oak Music Festival

November 14, 2007 | Photos by Sandi Van Orden | Local


Red Cross thanks donors, supporters

The Savannah Chapter of the American Red Cross held its 90th annual meeting Thursday night at the Savannah Marriott Riverfront. This annual event gave the Red Cross an opportunity to recognize and thank all of their supporters and contributors.

November 13, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Zeigler to run for at-large post

November 13, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Davis has 'no animosity'

Ralph Davis bears no ill will, no malice, to the two young men who beat him, tortured him and nearly killed him.

November 13, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Chamber, IDA target gateway cleanup

Effingham Chamber of Commerce and Industrial Development Authority officials want to make Highway 21 into the county more than just a busy four-lane road.

November 13, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Forestry outlook getting brighter

There may be light at the end of a long tunnel for Southern tree growers currently struggling under depressed timber markets resulting from the housing slump. A new assessment of the South's forest resources expects timber demand to increase in the coming year, especially for lumber and building materials.

November 13, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Senators praise Corps for updating water control plan

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., and Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., announced that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has now committed to begin to update its outdated water control plan for the drought-ravaged river basin that serves Georgia and Alabama.

November 13, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Crop disaster losses signups under way

USDA Farm Service Agency Administrator Teresa Lasseter announced that eligible farmers who suffered quantity losses to their crops in recent years can enroll in the Crop Disaster Program 2005-2007 (CDP) at local FSA service centers. FSA will announce and conduct sign-up for quality losses under CDP as soon as possible.

November 13, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Hospital expands its rehab unit

She called it the "chamber of pain," but Ruth Lee readily showed the full range of motion she had on her left arm, thanks to Effingham Hospital's physical therapy unit.

November 13, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Uzupan runs for love of the city

Tim Uzupan is running for Springfield City Council because of his love for the city.

November 13, 2007 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


Wilson earns peer supporter status

Jason Wilson of Rincon has just become certified as a peer supporter for people with disabilities. The class was sponsored by and held at LIFE, Inc. in Savannah and conducted by Disability Link of Macon. Funds were made available from the Georgia Department of Human Resources through the Governor's Council on Developmental Disabilities.

November 10, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Northway completes basic training

Army Pfc. Zachery Northway has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.

November 10, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


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County renews agreement with Chamber

Effingham County commissioners have approved a new professional services agreement with the Chamber of Commerce, but it the decision was not unanimous.

January 05, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Massive tract along Altahama bought for preservation

The Nature Conservancy and the Georgia Department of Natural Resources announce the protection of a 3,986 acre tract known as Altama along Georgia's ...

January 05, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Identification begins on remains found in woods

It may take anywhere from several days to several weeks to identify skeletal remains found in Effingham County over the weekend.

January 05, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Teen killed in crash mourned

An Effingham County High School student killed in a Dec. 29 traffic accident was laid to rest last week.

January 05, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Services set for Statesboro airman killed in Afghanistan

Chester McBride Jr., a Statesboro native and 2003 graduate of Statesboro High, was killed Dec. 21 along with five fellow American troops when a suicide ...

December 30, 2015 | Statesboro Herald | Local


Johnson crowned Miss Southeastern

Megan Johnson, daughter of Patrick and Sara Johnson of Bloomingdale, was recently crowned as the 2016 Miss Southeastern in Brunswick. Johnson will compete for the ...

December 29, 2015 | Staff report | Local


Tuesday crash kills teenager

Georgia State troopers are investigating a Tuesday morning accident that claimed the life of an Effingham County teenager.

December 29, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County ponders prison's future

As Effingham County commissioners approve an agreement with the state for the Effingham County Prison's capacity, they also are pondering the future of the ...

December 29, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Deputies, officers help deliver meals to elderly in need

Local law enforcement officers spread holiday cheer to elderly citizens earlier Thursday.

December 24, 2015 | Staff report | Local


Cruz banking on ground work

BLOOMINGDALE-The next time Ted Cruz visits H.B. Waller's Ottawa Farms in Bloomingdale, former Congressman Jack Kingston vowed to put a gun in ...

December 23, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Law enforcement will be out in force on the roads

With gas prices under $2 a gallon and Christmas falling on a Friday, law enforcement and highway safety officials are bracing for what is expected ...

December 23, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County hires new warden for prison

Effingham County commissioners have hired a veteran of the state's corrections organization to be the next warden at Effingham County Prison.

December 23, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rincon council gives final approval to budget

The city of Rincon has approved an overall budget of more than $15.5 million for the coming fiscal year, encompassing all of its operations.

December 22, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rincon Police to get new cameras

The Rincon Police Department will be outfitted soon with newer and better cameras.

December 22, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Company hopes to get water-sewer deal for proposed plant

A French company that will open a manufacturing plant in Effingham County is working with Springfield officials on a water and sewer arrangement.

December 15, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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