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State forming drought response group

ATLANTA - In a joint effort, four state agencies with expertise in disaster planning have joined forces to develop policies and strategies to cope with Georgia's ongoing drought.

November 17, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


County OKs vehicle service contract

Effingham County commissioners approved a new contract for maintenance, going with First Vehicle Services.

November 17, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Wednesday night at the fair

Swine Show Winners

November 17, 2007 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


Guyton man killed in I-95 wreck

A Guyton man died Sunday after crashing his motorcycle into the back of a trailer on Interstate 95 in west Chatham County.

November 15, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


IDA members discuss need for more roads

When a developer's group spoke to the Effingham Industrial Development Authority last month, they espoused the need for roads.

November 15, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Research Forest plans in the works

Effingham County Industrial Development Authority members don't want the plans for the Research Forest Tract to languish.

November 15, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


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


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Trump leads Effingham primary vote-getters

Donald Trump was the leading vote-getter among those who cast a ballot in Effingham County during the March 1 presidential preference primary.

March 09, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Daniel wins in bid to return to city council

Ann Daniel will return to a seat on Rincon City Council, having outpolled former city council member Leon Zipperer in a special election Tuesday.

March 09, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Kicklighter to run for Superior Court judge

Attorney Mickey Kicklighter announced Wednesday he will be a candidate for Ogeechee Judicial Circuit Superior Court judge.

March 09, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Burns to run again for House seat

State Rep. Jon Burns will seek re-election in House District 159, which includes all or parts of Effingham, Screven and Bulloch counties.

March 09, 2016 | Staff report | Local


A ground breaking day

Calling it an "historic day," Effingham County officials turned the first shovels of dirt for the planned central recreation complex Friday afternoon.

March 09, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County agrees to settlement in prison discrimination suit

Effingham County commissioners approved a settlement between a former Effingham Prison employee and the county, resulting from the employee's federal discrimination lawsuit.

March 09, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


White to challenge Decker for school board

The Effingham County Board of Education's 5th District will be contested in the May non-partisan election.

March 09, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Salzburgers not happy reference getting dropped from lessons

A proposed change to the statewide social studies standards has caught the attention of the Effingham County Board of Education and the Georgia Salzburger Society.

March 09, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


24th ID veterans gather to remember

FORT STEWART-Time heals all wounds, the saying goes. Still, after 25 years, the loss of comrades-in-arms was felt as the name of each of ...

March 02, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Allen to hold office hours in Effingham

WASHINGTON, D.C.-U.S. Rep. Rick Allen (R-Augusta) announced his staff will be holding community office hours in Springfield on March 9 from 1-3 ...

March 02, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Muldrew to run for superior court judge

STATESBORO-Ogeechee Judicial Circuit Assistant District Attorney Michael Muldrew officially announced Friday his intentions to run for Superior Court Judge for the Ogeechee Judicial Circuit ...

March 02, 2016 | By Holli Bragg Statesboro Herald | Local


Judge turns down pipeline's appeal on eminent domain

A Fulton County Superior Court judge has upheld state Department of Transportation Commissioner Russell McMurry's decision prohibiting a pipeline company from using eminent domain ...

March 02, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Springfield delves into DDA proces

The city of Springfield could have an ordinance for its downtown development authority ready in about three months, City Manager Brett Bennett said.

March 02, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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