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McDuffie, Gossett each tout their experience, accomplishments

Effingham County's two sheriff candidates said they want to be able to put officers on the streets, but they also tried to show the differences between themselves at a forum Tuesday night.

July 24, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Services, work schedule dominate tax commissioner talk

Effingham County tax commissioner Republican candidates said they would improve customer service and would be a constant presence at the tax commissioners' office, charges the incumbent tried to rebuff.

July 24, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


McDuffie: Major dent put in meth labs

Effingham County has made more than a dent on the county's drug problem, Sheriff Jimmy McDuffie said.

July 22, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Gossett pursuing a lifelong dream

After he finished his career in the Army, Rick Gossett decided to pursue a lifelong dream.

July 22, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


3rd ID commander: Surge worked and Iraq is improving

In Maj. Gen. Rick Lynch's estimation, the much-debated "surge" of forces in Iraq was an unequivocal success.

July 22, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Four sign up to run for chief magistrate position

Qualifying in Effingham County's non-partisan races closed with a flourish before the Friday noon deadline.

July 19, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Moore to step down from ad hoc committee

Michael Moore announced on Wednesday that he is stepping down as chair and member of the water and sewer committee - a committee formed about two years ago after the Effingham Chamber of Commerce's annual retreat.

July 19, 2008 | Angela Mensing | Local


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


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Hot-starting Trojans burn Rebels

DOUGLAS -- The rumor mill churned out some misinformation about the Coffee Trojans.

November 11, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Interfor expanding lumber production in Meldrim

Interfor Corporation announced Friday that it plans to invest $16.5 million to upgrade it's sawmill in Meldrim.

November 10, 2017 | Submitted report | Local


Turpentine plant's wastewater request discussed at public hearing

SPRINGFIELD -- A $43 million turpentine factory's request to send its wastewater to a Springfield treatment facility before being diverted into Ebenezer Creek didn't ...

November 09, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Mars Theatre to reopen Dec. 2

SPRINGFIELD -- The Mars Theatre is scheduled to reopen Dec. 2 for an a cappella holiday concert featuring the group Eclipse 6.

November 09, 2017 | Submitted report | Local


Lee gets right back to work after election

RINCON -- Ken Lee didn't have much time to bask in the glow of his latest election.

November 09, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Dickerson makes college choice official

SPRINGFIELD -- Hayley Dickerson's competitive fire will soon burn at a higher level.

November 08, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


White, Johnson lead in Guyton

GUYTON -- With provisional ballots yet to be tallied, Joseph Lee leads the race for the Post 3 seat on the Guyton City Council.

November 08, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Lee retains mayoral post

RINCON -- Incumbent Ken Lee turned back the challenge of Christi Ricker, a Rincon City Council member, is Tuesday's Rincon mayorl election.

November 07, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Lee retains mayoral post

RINCON -- Incumbent Ken Lee turned back the challenge of Christi Ricker, a Rincon City Council member, in Tuesday's Rincon mayoral election.

November 07, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Rincon officer fired after dispute probe

RINCON - A Rincon police officer was dismissed Monday, four days after his reported involvement in a domestic dispute.

November 07, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Shearouse earns prestigious FFA degree

Former Effingham County High School FFA Chapter President Annah Shearouse received her American FFA Degree at the recent 90th National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, Indiana.

November 07, 2017 | Submitted report | Local


Auxiliary seeking help to stock VA hospital gift shop

Each year, the American Legion Auxiliary stocks the gift shop at the Veterans Hospital in Augusta so that patients there can choose gifts for their ...

November 07, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Mustangs' Newbill grateful for postseason opportunity

GUYTON - South Effingham's Makenly Newbill knows all too well the highs and lows of being a Mustang.

November 07, 2017 | Trice Williams | Local


Illness prevention department's top priority

RINCON - Running a restaurant is a tough job. Making sure it is safe for customers is also challenging.

November 06, 2017 | Lainey Standiford | Local


Groundbreaking set for Josh Reddick Field

SPRINGFIELD -- The public is invited to a Nov. 18 groundbreaking ceremony for Josh Reddick Field.

November 06, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


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