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Humorist Rich to highlight annual Chamber meeting

Best-selling author and Southern humorist Ronda Rich will be the keynote speaker at the 20th annual meeting of the Effingham County Chamber of Commerce. The event is set for June 7, 6-9 p.m. at Effingham County High School in Springfield.

June 05, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


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


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


Gift to the library

May 31, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


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Red Cross still in urgent need of blood

The American Red Cross continues to have an urgent need for blood donors of all blood types to give before the Labor Day holiday, even after many more donors stepped up to give following an urgent call issued in late July.

August 07, 2014 | Staff report | Local


County to take up water pact for possible development

Effingham County commissioners are expected at Tuesday's meeting to delve into how to provide water and sewer service to a potential development off Old Augusta and Chimney roads.

August 04, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


ECSO needs help for its K-9 unit

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office K-9 unit has helped the community in a number of ways. Now, the ECSO is hoping the public will return the gesture.

July 31, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


State issues recall of fruits

Agriculture Commissioner Gary W. Black is alerting Georgians to the recall of some stone fruits (including plums, peaches and nectarines), and related made-in-store items prepared with these stone fruits that have been distributed in Georgia, because the products may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Georgia Department of Agriculture inspectors will be checking retail stores to make sure the recalled product is removed from sale.

July 29, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Probate judges get up-to-date on changes in carry law

Georgia probate judges began readying themselves for the changes in the state's weapons carry law, many of which directly affect the way judges handle firearms applications, prior to the law becoming effective on July 1.

July 28, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Springfield eyes sidewalk, drainage improvements

A day-long discussion by Springfield City Council members and key staff could lead to the go-ahead for several projects and improvements around the city.

July 28, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rincon OKs warranty, change order for fire station

The city of Rincon has started the one-year warranty period for its newest fire station.

July 28, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County to vacate court order on gaming machines

A state law that rescinded a previous policy has prompted Effingham County commissioners to agree to vacate a 2010 court order.

July 28, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Consultant to help find ways to lower ISO ratings

Effingham County commissioners have given the go-ahead for a fire consulting services agreement.

July 28, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Fort Howard Road back open following gas leak

Fort Howard Road has reopened after a natural gas leak closed a portion of the road for about four hours.

July 25, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


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