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A medal for honor

Richard Alton Saxon, by his own admission, doesn't like to blow his own horn.

May 26, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Effingham Herald | Local


Builder wants help from county for architect's charges

Effingham County commissioners will try to work out an agreement with the builder of the new justice complex to settle more than $100,000 back charges.

May 26, 2007 | By Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Rincon local to walk 60 miles during Atlanta Breast Cancer 3-Day

CJ Satterfield of Rincon will join thousands of other dedicated women and men at the Atlanta Breast Cancer 3-Day benefiting Susan G. Komen for the Cure and the National Philanthropic Trust Breast Cancer Fund. After months of training and fundraising, participants will walk 60 miles during three days to raise awareness and funds for critical research and community outreach programs.

May 26, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Family seeks kidney donor for ailing son

Riding around his house on a large toy bike, Daniel Trowell could easily be mistaken for a preschooler. He smiles easily from ear to ear and laughs heartily. However, he talks like a child much older than he looks.

May 26, 2007 | By Ralna Pearson Effingham Herald | Local


Sheriff's deputies to get new vests

The Effingham County Sheriff's Department will be getting new bullet-proof vests, thanks to a Department of Justice grant the county commissioners accepted this week.

May 26, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Scratch off game pays off for one Guyton woman

A Guyton woman has won $50,000 playing the Georgia lottery.

May 26, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Four counties to participate in Special Olympics

Athletes from Chatham, Effingham, Liberty and Long counties will come together to compete in the 2007 Special Olympics Georgia Area 17 Summer Games on Wednesday at Savannah Country Day School (SCDS) and Bacon Park Golf Complex. Opening ceremonies will be at 10:30 a.m. at SCDS.

May 24, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Oxedine urges residents to look into flood coverage

ATLANTA - State Insurance Commissioner John W. Oxendine joins FEMA's National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) to remind consumers that experts are predicting another above-average hurricane season, and now is the time for people to protect their homes and property against the most frequent natural disaster in America - floods.

May 24, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Grandson of Guyton native receives Navy Bronze Star

Lt. Cmdr. John L. Lowery, grandson of the late John and Dorothy Crapps of Guyton, was awarded the Bronze Star at the Naval Sea System Command in Washington, D.C. for his actions in countering radio-controlled improvised explosive devices (IED) in Iraq.

May 24, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Bieber to be tried as an adult

An Effingham County teen will be tried as an adult for fatally stabbing his younger brother and the stabbing of his parents on April 20 in Guyton.

May 22, 2007 | Ralna Pearson Effingham Herald | Local


Rincon gets GEFA loan

Georgia Environmental Facilities Authority's Interim Executive Director Gregory R. Mason announced last Thursday that a loan of $2,904,759 has been executed with Rincon to expand and upgrade the current Sweigoffer Creek treatment facility.

May 22, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Developers offer unique proposal to county

Effingham County commissioners are expected to consider a unique proposal from a developer to put in water and sewer lines when they meet Tuesday.

May 22, 2007 | By Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Marchman: domestic violence remains 'a community problem'

Effingham County law enforcement officers and the community at large got a serious lesson in domestic violence on Thursday from domestic violence expert Derek Marchman.

May 22, 2007 | By Ralna Pearson Effingham Herald | Local


New coach wins 'em over

In less than 30 months, the Georgia Southern University football program has had three head coaches.

May 22, 2007 | By Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Springfield to take a look at raising water, sewer rates

The Springfield City Council will hold a public hearing on water and sewer rates May 22 at its second monthly council meeting.

May 22, 2007 | By Sandi Van Orden Effingham Herald | Local


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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


The places Rincon Police can go, with its new UTV

The Rincon Police Department has a new set of wheels - one that can access areas standard police cars can't.

May 29, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


County ponders how to pay for fire coverage

As Effingham County commissioners ponder how to improve fire protection and coverage in parts of the county where it is lacking, they also have to figure out how to pay for it.

May 29, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


ECSO starts campaign to prevent kids from being left in hot cars

Sheriff Jimmy McDuffie and the Effingham County Sheriff's Office are promoting the "Look Again" initiative to prevent children from being locked in cars during the hot summer months.

May 29, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


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