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Perdue signs off on local laws

Gov. Sonny Perdue signed into law four bills aimed at Effingham County government, though county commissioners had been hopeful of a veto of some of the local legislation changing the way they do business.

June 22, 2007 | By Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


County summer food program kicks off today

One of the things cited in the comprehensive plan for Effingham County was the limited amount of recreational outlets. The county-sponsored Summer Food Service Program may help address this need.

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


Cops say parent went on spree at school

A parent allegedly stole more than $100 in cash and charged over $1,000 after stealing from teachers and staff at her child's school.

June 21, 2007 | By Ralna Pearson Effingham Herald | Local


Missing woman returned to family

A local woman suffering from Alzheimer's was returned to her family after she went missing for several hours on Wednesday.

June 21, 2007 | By Ralna Pearson Effingham Herald | Local


Springfield digs deep for wastewater treatment plans

The Springfield City Council allocated $25,000 for engineering fees expected for a planned land application system for wastewater treatment.

June 21, 2007 | By Sandi Van Orden Effingham Herald | Local


Judge cuts Jeffcoat sentence

Albert Jeffcoat was in court again on Wednesday where he learned that his sentence would be reduced and his charge changed.

June 21, 2007 | By Ralna Pearson Effingham Herald | Local


Hoover re-ups with Air Guard unit

June 16, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Sheriff's deputies make more pot busts

On Monday, the Effingham County Sheriff's Office added two more suspects to a throng of marijuana manufacturing arrests.

June 16, 2007 | By Ralna Pearson Effingham Herald | Local


Savannah River cleanup part of national waterways week

Savannah - Along with thousands of volunteers taking part in hundreds of cleanups across the country to remove trash from rivers and streams, local citizens are tackling pollution in the Savannah River, as part of National River Cleanup Week 2007. The Savannah Riverkeeper and Marine Rescue Squadron 5A are making it happen.

June 16, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Water rates on the rise in Springfield

Water rates will increase in Springfield effective in the June billing cycle. The city council voted unanimously for the rate increase at its meeting Tuesday night.

June 16, 2007 | By Sandi Van Orden Effingham Herald | Local


County, Rincon finally come to agreement on water deal

After many long months of negotiations, the deal between Effingham County and the city of Rincon for surface water has finally been completed.

June 16, 2007 | By Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Deputies hitting road in force this weekend

This Memorial Day weekend, travelers will not only have to contend with a slew of other drivers on the road, but law enforcement officers, too.

June 16, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


A big day for Manna House

Sunday was more than just the celebration of the 20th anniversary of Manna House in Effingham County. It was also a chance to dedicate their building after two weeks of rapid and major renovation.

June 14, 2007 | By Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Springfield gets a look at historic preservation law

Springfield citizens got an explanation of an ordinance to create a historic preservation commission at a public meeting in Springfield last Tuesday.

June 14, 2007 | By Sandi Van Orden Effingham Herald | Local


Cops make handful of drug arrests

Five individuals were arrested by the Effingham County Sheriff's Office over the span of two days for drug-related crimes.

June 14, 2007 | By Ralna Pearson Effingham Herald | Local


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Neighbors lobby against sand mine permit extension

A sand mine operator was granted two more years to finish digging out his property, after county commissioners voted to deny a rezoning application but allow the extension.

September 30, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Goshen substation more than fire trucks and ambulances

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office has joined county paramedics and Rincon firefighters at their station on Goshen Road Extension.

September 23, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


City OKs gas station for Walmart lot

Rincon City Council members approved a final site plan for a proposed gas station to be built adjacent to Walmart.

September 23, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Investigation into fatal wreck may take months

The investigation of a deadly car crash in Effingham County on Sept. 7 might not conclude for several more months, according to the Georgia State Patrol.

September 23, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Schools, insurance agency push safe driving for teens

A local insurance agency saw Friday's Effingham County-South Effingham football game as the ideal place and time to kick off a safe driving initiative for teenagers.

September 16, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Herald moving to Wednesdays

Technology and new ways of communicating are reaching and affecting even an industry that's been around for nearly 500 years.

September 15, 2014 | Staff Report | Local


County, rec board setting sights on new central park

Effingham County officials are setting their sights on building another Sand Hill Park-type complex closer to the center of the county, after a joint workshop Tuesday between county commissioners and recreation board members.

September 11, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Sunday crash claims a third victim

A third person has died from injuries in a car crash in Effingham County Sunday afternoon.

September 11, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Funeral Saturday for mother, daughter who died in crash

Funeral arrangements have been made for a mother and daughter who died Sunday in a car crash in Effingham County.

September 09, 2014 | Staff report | Local


ECHS mourns loss of beloved teacher in crash

On a tearful day at Effingham County High School, friends and colleagues of Megan Kessler reflected on the difference she made on campus and off.

September 08, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Rincon woman, her mother die in crash

An Effingham County woman and her mother died in a crash on Old Augusta Road Sunday afternoon.

September 08, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


City approves rental policy for the Mars

While the Mars Theatre's slate of shows and programs continues to expand and attract visitors, there is also a growing demand to rent the facility.

September 04, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Injured power line worker recuperating

A Georgia Power worker hurt late Tuesday afternoon is recuperating at an Augusta hospital.

September 04, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Feeling right at home

A delivery came across Sam Ingram's desk Wednesday, his second day as the agriculture and natural resources agent in the University of Georgia Extension Service's Effingham County office.

September 04, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Springfield OKs bump in millage rate

Springfield City Council members have voted to raise the millage rate, but officials say the increase won't have much effect on most property owners.

September 04, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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