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Commissioners have questions on at-large seat

Effingham County voters will decide on a county commission chairman at-large in the 2008 elections, and current commissioners still have plenty of questions about the position.

January 17, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Jail repairs a 'serious' issue

Effingham County officials will go ahead with finding a structural engineer to recommend improvements to the county jail, improvements that demand immediate attention, according to county staff.

January 17, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Guyton won't renew contract with Republic

Guyton's city council may have opened the door for a new waste disposal service contract.

January 17, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


IRS working on 'patch' for alternative minimum tax

The Internal Revenue Service announced it will immediately begin the final reprogramming steps for its income-tax processing systems to prepare for the upcoming tax season following final passage of the alternative minimum tax "patch" Dec. 19 by the House.

January 17, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Guyton eyes putting police right next door to city hall

The Guyton Police Department could be on the move to a new home that would make it more visible, city council members believe.

January 17, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Springfield OKs budget

The Springfield City Council unanimously approved the 2008 budget at a special called meeting on Tuesday.

January 12, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


IDA, county, Springfield near water pact

The Effingham Industrial Development Authority is drawing closer to providing water for its massive project at I-16 - and it's a solution that also may help local governments comply with state mandates.

January 12, 2008 | Patrick Donahue | Local


Authorities say arson cause of campground fire

Wednesday's fire at the Methodist Campground in Springfield has been determined to be arson.

January 12, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


Chamber pushing forward with gateways project

Effingham Chamber of Commerce leaders are forging ahead with plans to spruce up the county's gateways.

January 12, 2008 | Patrick Donahue | Local


Williams resigning as county adminstrator

County Administrator Ed Williams is stepping down less than nine months after he was named to the position permanently.

January 10, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Firefighters work quickly to quell fire at historic Methodist meeting ground

Springfield firefighters and firefighters from around the county battled a blaze at the Methodist Campground in Springfield late Wednesday afternoon.

January 10, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


'Christmas in Effingham' one of weekend's attractions

Christmas in Effingham took place for the second year on Saturday.

January 09, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


Rincon sets budget, keeps millage at zero

Rincon's millage rate will continue to be zero after city council adopted the 2008 budget.

January 08, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Commissioners ponder R-8 zoning again

Effingham County commissioners again discussed creating a new zoning ordinance that could allow for townhome developments.

January 08, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Springfield OKs alcohol referendum

The Springfield City Council unanimously approved a resolution to have a referendum brought to voters on liquor by the drink sales in the city.

January 08, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


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Omnitracs project moving right along

The Effingham County Industrial Development Authority has been busy over the last few years bringing in new industries and developments into Effingham County – none bigger ...

October 12, 2016 | By Zack Lee | Local


The angel on Long Pond Road

"Angels come in many forms."

October 12, 2016 | By Zack Lee Editor for the Effingham Herald | Local


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