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Guyton explores fire service fee

Guyton's fire chief is considering charging service fees to the insurance companies of individuals the fire department serves.

June 05, 2007 | By Ralna Pearson Effingham Herald | Local


Springfield not happy with state plan for Laurel

The Springfield City Council discussed proposals Tuesday to remove truck traffic from Laurel Street.

June 05, 2007 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


Residents sound off on assessments

There was barely any standing room at the Effingham County administrative complex in Springfield on Thursday evening as residents packed the building to question huge increases in property assessments.

June 05, 2007 | By Ralna Pearson Effingham Herald | Local


Honor Guard ready

The community came together to support Sheriff Jimmy McDuffie's efforts to establish an honor guard.

June 05, 2007 | By Ralna Pearson Effingham Herald | Local


Supply drive on for forest firefighters

After much demand, the Adventure Radio Group, along with WSAV, will again be holding a drive for the firefighters in Ware County.

June 05, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Groups will team up to show how those in poverty live

Concerted Services, Inc. and Step Up Savannah are collaborating to hold a simulation on poverty on May 14 in Springfield at the recreation department.

June 02, 2007 | By Ralna Pearson Effingham Herald | Local


G-P writes a big check for Habitat

Georgia-Pacific Savannah River Mill presented a check for $9,000 to Habitat for Humanity on Tuesday to assist with the completion of a home for a local woman.

June 02, 2007 | By Ralna Pearson Effingham Herald | Local


Springfield council probes expanding water, sewer

The Springfield City Council discussed possible steps to gain more water and sewer capacity for the city's service area at its meeting Tuesday night.

June 02, 2007 | By Sandi Van Orden Effingham Herald | Local


Sheriff: Progress being made on jail

The Effingham County Sheriff's Department is complying with a grand jury's recommendation to improve the jail, Sheriff Jimmy McDuffie told county commissioners last week.

May 31, 2007 | By Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Developers upset over county's impact fees

A developer is at odds with the Effingham County commissioners over what he thought was a deal to set impact fees.

May 31, 2007 | By Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


MedCare turns to primary care from urgent care

After nearly a year of consideration, the MedCare Center at Goshen Road and Highway 21 is changing its focus.

May 31, 2007 | By Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Gift to the library

May 31, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Guyton council crunches numbers for its budget

Guyton's city council members and department heads met on Jekyll Island over the past weekend to work out details of the fiscal year 2007-08 budget.

May 31, 2007 | By Ralna Pearson Effingham Herald | Local


Departments plead for personnel help

As Effingham County commissioners look for ways to pare a $30 million budget, county department heads pleaded their cases for more help.

May 31, 2007 | By Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Millage hearing dates, uniform policy top BOE agenda

The Effingham County Board of Education will have public hearings June 5 at 11:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. and June 18 at 6 p.m. regarding the millage rate for the 2008 fiscal year.

May 29, 2007 | By Sandi Van Orden Effingham Herald | Local


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State insurance office offers tips, help during storm season

ATLANTA - Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens said his office stands ready to assist Georgia residents with any claims arising from tropical storms during hurricane season, including a toll-free claims assistance line and plans to have insurance experts in the area in the event of a storm.

July 07, 2014 | Staff report | Local


State records 11 traffic deaths over holiday

The state Department of Public Safety reported there were 11 fatalities on Georgia's roads during the 4th of July holiday weekend, which ran from July 3 at 6 p.m. to July 6 at midnight.

July 07, 2014 | Staff report | Local


State law banning sale of e-cigarettes to minors in effect

ATLANTA - It is against the law in Georgia to sell or distribute any electronic cigarette to a person who is under 18 years old. The Georgia Department of Public Health is urging caution about the use and exposure of children to electronic nicotine delivery systems, including electronic cigarettes and other emissions-producing products.

July 07, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Fire from lightning strike displaces group home residents

A late June fire has displaced several residents of a group home.

July 07, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


City fire chief suggests consolidating departments

A fire chief is sounding the call to consolidate the various fire departments in Effingham County.

July 07, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County, residents go over plans for Courthouse Road Extension

As Effingham County officials listened, they heard plenty about the proposed route for a reworked Courthouse Road Extension.

July 07, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rincon making changes to alcohol law

The city of Rincon is making a few changes to its alcohol ordinance.

July 07, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Search continues for missing Guyton man

A search that began Sunday for a missing Effingham County man continued into Monday.

July 07, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Where to go, how to get there for River Street fireworks

In preparation for an influx of motorists traveling along Savannah-Chatham Highways during the firework displays on the Fourth of July, the Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department has implemented a traffic operations plan to reduce delays and relieve congestion.

July 03, 2014 | Staff report | Local


ECSO urging safety for the 4th of July holiday

Fireworks aren't the only potentially dangerous objects the Effingham County Sheriff's Office discourages people from shooting into the air for the Fourth of July weekend.

July 03, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


A walk in the park

The four fields at the Macomber Park expansion are done, but there is still plenty of work to do on the new phase - and on the older parts of the park.

July 03, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Deputies on the lookout for ‘slow pokes’

Along with watching out for people driving too fast on Georgia highways, officers can now ticket those driving too slow.

July 03, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


County, prison renew capacity agreement

Effingham County commissioners have renewed the capacity agreement with the state Department of Corrections for the Effingham County Prison.

July 03, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Response filed on challenge’s Supreme Court appeal

Attorneys for an Effingham County commissioner have filed their response to an appeal of the board of elections' and a Superior Court judge's decision denying a challenge to her qualifications.

July 03, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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