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Raises on the way for county employees

Effingham County employees will be getting a little more money after county commissioners agreed to new pay rates and job classification changes.

November 23, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


State recommends well owners conserve, test water

Georgia faces one of the most severe droughts in its history. Rivers and reservoirs are at record lows, and many communities face water shortages that could challenge their ability to meet water supply needs.

November 22, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Key peanut provisions included in 2007 farm bill

Georgia Peanut Commission leaders were on Capitol Hill for last week's U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee mark-up and passage of the 2007 Farm Bill. Key peanut provisions included in the bill are:

November 22, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


IDA looks for ways to get water to project

Having completed its deal with DP Partners to develop its land straddling I-16, the Effingham Industrial Development Authority is trying to live up to its end of the bargain.

November 22, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


ACS memorial service set

Join the community on Nov. 11 at 2:30 p.m. for the annual Effingham County American Cancer Society memorial service at the Effingham County Board of Education Auditorium, 405 North Ash St., Springfield. The public is invited to attend.

November 20, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Church asks Rincon to close Sixth Street

Rincon City Council is looking at what to do about a request to close Sixth Street between Highway 21 and Richland Avenue.

November 20, 2007 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


Rincon may look at re-inspection fees

Rincon wants to take a look at how much to charge for inspectors who have to take another look at construction sites.

November 20, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Chamber wants to get seeds to grow businesses

Effingham County Chamber of Commerce officials hope a visit to Valdosta will help them grow small businesses here.

November 20, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Work coming to Lost Plantation entrance

It may be tough getting in and out of the Lost Plantation area for a while, but work planned for the Lockner Road entrance should make it easier once it's done, according to Rincon officials.

November 17, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Thursday night at the fair

Cattle Show Winners

November 17, 2007 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


Cagle, Richardson unveil reservoir relief bill

Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle and Speaker of the House Glenn Richardson announced details of the Reservoir Development and Drought Relief Act which will be introduced in the legislature this upcoming session.

November 17, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Tuesday night at the fair

Tuesday night at the Effingham County Fair featured the goat show.

November 17, 2007 | Brittany McNair | Local


Larson to address state water issues at Chamber breakfast

For months now, water - or the lack of it - has been a growing concern for Georgia. The northern and western parts of the state are suffering from the worst drought in the state's history. Gov. Sonny Purdue has declared parts of the state a disaster area because of the adverse effects of the drought.

November 17, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Statewide tax meeting coming to Savannah

ATLANTA - This fall, the Georgia Budget and Policy Institute will host a series of meetings throughout Georgia to educate the public about proposals being discussed by state legislators that would make major changes to the state's tax system.

November 17, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Red Cross mobilizes for wildfires

With the wildfires still escalating, Red Cross supplies and volunteers are en route to Southern California by the thousands. More than 500 American Red Cross workers have been hard at work since Sunday morning and the Red Cross is expanding its services rapidly as the needs change and escalate. Here's what the Red Cross has on the way:

November 17, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


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County to spend $1M to replenish graders

With the heavy equipment needed to repair the county's dirt roads and ditches inoperable, Effingham County commissioners have committed to spend nearly $1 million ...

July 06, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Effingham Girl Scouts receive Silver Award

In June 2015, Mary Surber, Alana Clairmont, and Lauren Stark, Girl Scouts from Troop 30197, began working toward a Silver Award which is the second ...

July 06, 2016 | staff report | Local


Tuesday wreck results in two deaths

A two-car accident Tuesday afternoon took the life of oneEffinghamCountywoman and seriously injured another woman.

July 01, 2016 | By Caitlyn Richtman Herald Intern | Local


Effingham Democrats hold county caucus

The Effingham County Democratic Committee recently held a public caucus to elect and re-elect members to the committee to represent all Democrats in the county ...

June 29, 2016 | Staff report | Local


DOT reveals plans for I-16, I-95 improvements

The plans for improving Interstate 16 and the interchange at I-16 and I-95 have been laid out and are now open for public review and ...

June 28, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County picks construction manager for rec complex

The proposed 120-acre central recreation complex will have a Statesboro firm to oversee the construction.

June 28, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


State Patrol still seeking answers in I-16 fatal crash

Georgia State Patrol investigators are trying to determine what led to a two-car accident that killed five people, including a mother and her son from ...

June 28, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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