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Fire victim sounds call for help

Though the afternoon was perfect for sitting outside chatting in the shade, Susan Altman wasn't chatting, she was crying out for help.

May 19, 2007 | Ralna Pearson Effingham Herald | Local


Golfers play a round for Habitat

The Sea Grill restaurant in Port Wentworth sponsored a fundraising golf tournament for the Habitat for Humanity of Effingham County on April 4 and raised $4,790.

May 19, 2007 | By Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Springfield adopts new fire fees

The Springfield City Council passed an ordinance instituting fire service fees Tuesday night.

May 19, 2007 | Sandi Van Orden Effingham Herald | Local


Rincon residents plunge into water issues

Several Rincon residents had plenty of questions on Rincon's water supplies at a public hearing Tuesday night.

May 19, 2007 | By Ralna Pearson Effingham Herald | Local


Above and beyond the call

Two local men were honored with the Life Saving Award at Rincon's city council meeting on Monday night for their actions during a house fire.

May 19, 2007 | Ralna Pearson Effingham Herald | Local


Escapee caught in Florida

Federal agents apprehended an Effingham County prisoner who fled from a work detail Monday afternoon.

May 19, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Effingham Herald | Local


Parents unhappy with uniform decision

Local parents spoke out against the new uniform policy at an Effingham County Board of Education meeting Thursday.

May 17, 2007 | Sandi Van Orden Effingham Herald | Local


Relay more than a walk

For Gert Campbell, the laps around the track at Effingham County High School on Friday night and Saturday morning were more than mere steps.

May 17, 2007 | By Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Search on for escaped prisoner

Federal agents captured a man Wednesday morning who fled from an Effingham County Prison work detail Monday afternoon.

May 17, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


EDA's plans catching eyes

It may be years before DP Partners and the Effingham Economic Development Authority see buildings spring out of the ground at the EDA's I-16 tracts near Meldrim. But the EDA is catching the eyes of others.

May 17, 2007 | By Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


MDA wants summer volunteers

The Muscular Dystrophy Association is seeking volunteers who are looking for a rewarding and unforgettable experience at MDA summer camp. Volunteer counselors are needed to help young people with neuromuscular diseases enjoy a fun-filled week of camp June 9-15 at New Ebenezer Retreat Center in Rincon.

May 17, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Family fighting for survival after attack

An Effingham County teen accused of stabbing his younger brother to death and severely wounding his parents Friday night will face a first hearing this morning in an Effingham County courtroom.

May 17, 2007 | By Ralna Pearson Effingham Herald | Local


Herald launching a new and improved Web site

Starting today, the Effingham Herald's Web site will take on a whole new look.

May 17, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Olde Effingham Days

Visitors named a couple of reasons for attending Olde Effingham Days in Springfield on Saturday. However, at the top of the list was a love of history.

May 17, 2007 | By Ralna Pearson | Local


Effingham to mark Crime Victims' Rights Week

April 22-28 is national Crime Victims' Rights Week - a time to learn about victimization, reflect on the cost of crime to our society, and promote laws, policies and programs to help victims of crime rebuild their lives.

May 15, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


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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


Crash claims life of Guyton man

An Effingham County man died in a motorcycle crash early Saturday morning.

May 26, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Commissioners take a look at slightly bigger budget

Effingham County commissioners are poring over a draft fiscal year 2015 budget that is an increase over their current revenue and spending plan.

May 26, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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