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Basic rules of court etiquette

If you have been ordered to appear in court, these guidelines will provide list important information that will assist you before your appearance. This information does not constitute legal advice. If you require legal assistance, please consult an attorney.

June 26, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Rincon council takes a look at its charges in water deal

Rincon City Council had a few more questions about its deal for surface water from Effingham County.

June 26, 2007 | By Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Hospital to cut ribbon on new Physician’s Center

A special ribbon cutting ceremony will held today at 10 a.m. in front of the main entrance of the new Physician's Center building at Effingham Hospital's main medical campus at Springfield.

June 26, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


No greater love

Niko Vandevoorde remembered Michael Russell's dry wit as they searched for something to kill the spare time they had in the Afghanistan desert.

June 26, 2007 | By Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Land values, taxes continue to stir residents

Vastly higher property assessments and possible higher taxes are still on the minds of Effingham County citizens, who Thursday night let county commissioners know exactly what they were thinking.

June 23, 2007 | By Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


DHR to seek input on FY09 budget

The Board of Human Resources, which oversees and sets policy for the Georgia Department of Human Resources (DHR), will seek public input as the agency and its board plan for the SFY 2009 budget.

June 23, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Giveaway to cap week-long Parade of Homes

Lamar Smith Signature Development will give away a red 2007 Pontiac Solstice convertible sports car at the conclusion of the upcoming 2007 Tri-County Parade of Homes sponsored by the Home Builders Association of Greater Savannah.

June 23, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Rincon to work with customers' bills on leaks

Rincon's city council is trying to streamline the process by which residents may get their water bills adjusted in the event of a leak.

June 23, 2007 | By Ralna Pearson | Local


Exchange Club honors Loper

Reggie Loper was recently presented the Book of Golden Deeds by the Effingham Exchange Club.

June 23, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Farm Bureau honors Helmey

C. Edward Helmey Sr. was honored recently with a surprise recognition supper by the Effingham County Farm Bureau at Zion Lutheran Church.

June 23, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Library kicks off vacation reading program

Children in Chatham, Effingham and Liberty counties can make the most of their summer with Live Oak Public Libraries and the annual vacation reading program. This year's theme is "Reading Takes You Everywhere!" and three separate kick-off events are planned. Children can register for VRP and enjoy shows by some of the area's most popular children's entertainers.

June 23, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Springfield OKs historic commission

The Springfield City Council approved an ordinance establishing a historic preservation commission last week.

June 23, 2007 | By Sandi Van Orden Effingham Herald | Local


Carter optimistic about 'megasite'

State Rep. Buddy Carter also said he continues to field questions about the "megasite" off I-16. When Carter was mayor of Pooler, the state began talks with DaimlerChrysler and had a tentative deal for the automaker to build a Sprinter van plant there.

June 23, 2007 | By Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Hines finishes Air Force basic training

Air Force Airman 1st Class Franklyn A. Hines has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

June 23, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Perdue signs off on local laws

Gov. Sonny Perdue signed into law four bills aimed at Effingham County government, though county commissioners had been hopeful of a veto of some of the local legislation changing the way they do business.

June 22, 2007 | By Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


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Former SEAL Team 6 sniper says to keep a target on goals

Growing up with an adopted and abusive father, there was plenty for Howard Wasdin to overcome. And that was before he signed up to take basic underwater demolition/SEAL team training.

June 09, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County approves Sand Hill Park improvements

Effingham County commissioners have approved $45,000 in improvements for Sand Hill Park and want to take a closer look at improvements for one of its oldest facilities.

June 09, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Crash claims life of 4-year-old child

A 4-year-old child died and two people were injured in a traffic crash caused by a reckless driver Friday afternoon, according to the Effingham County Sheriff's Office.

June 07, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


ECSO looking into report of suspicious man

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office has received a report of a white man in a white or silver SUV who approached two children Thursday afternoon in the Stonegate subdivision and tried to get them into his car.

June 06, 2014 | Staff report | Local


County approves parkway concept

Effingham County commissioners know the way they want to proceed with a revised Effingham Parkway plan. Who will pay for it remains to be seen.

June 05, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Grand jury indicts former Springfield mayor

A former Springfield mayor who resigned his post two years ago now faces an indictment stemming from his run for office.

June 05, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Libraries to get a small funding boost

Effingham County's pending budget will include a little more money for the libraries, and commissioners also pledged to help the library system find ways to further pare expenses.

June 05, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Boating accident claims life of Guyton man on Lake Sinclair

Authorities are waiting for the autopsy results on an Effingham County man who died as a result of a boating accident last week on Lake Sinclair.

June 02, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County to take look at rec improvement planning

Effingham County commissioners are expected to approve a contract for architectural and engineering services in conjunction with improvements at the Effingham County Recreation and Parks' Highway 119 complex.

June 02, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Conservancy ready to help in wetlands reserve program

In recent weeks, Congress has passed legislation to provide hundreds of millions of dollars for American landowners who agree to certain conservation measures for their land. Each county in Georgia has land which may be eligible for these programs.

June 02, 2014 | Staff report | Local


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