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McKinney, Smith square off for final time before runoff

Ray McKinney and Carl Smith want to unseat incumbent John Barrow as Georgia's 12th District representative in Congress, but one of them needs to win the Aug. 10 runoff first.
The two GOP hopefuls laid out how they would try to beat Barrow, a three-term incumbent.
Smith said the Republican candidate needs to be able to reach across the aisle in order to win the slightly Democratic-leaning district.
"The reality is we got to get the Republicans out to vote, and we got to bridge the gap with Democrats and independents to win this race," Smith said.
McKinney said ...

August 09, 2010 | By Phil Boyum Special to the Effingham Herald | Local

STC to host ‘Open for Business’ workshop

SAVANNAH-In today's tough economy, more people are considering the benefits and rewards of small business ownership. While they may have the perfect business plan, they often lack financial backing and the knowledge to identify and secure financing from other sources. To that end,
Savannah Technical College is hosting its first "Open for Business" technical workshop on Aug. 18 at 2:30 p.m. on securing financing for small businesses, featuring Jessica Byck, Microbusiness Finance Associate for the Small Business Assistance Corporation (SBAC). The workshop will be held in the Savannah Room, 2nd floor Goodman Hall on the Savannah ...

August 09, 2010 | Staff Report | Local

Flying high with new home

Effingham EMS has a home of its own finally. And LifeStar's helicopter has dropped anchor in the same building.

August 05, 2010 | Patrick Donahue | Local

McKinney believes he can close the deal,win runoff

Ray McKinney finished 2,030 votes shy of winning the Republican primary for the 12th District U.S. House seat outright. Now, he's focusing on getting his voters - and then some - back to the polls for Tuesday's runoff.
McKinney finished with 42.6 percent of the vote in the primary, while Thunderbolt fire chief Carl Smith captured 27.9 percent in the four-person field. His campaign is in full campaign gear, with mailers, volunteers making calls and radio ads set to air Saturday-Tuesday.
"We're doing everything we can," he said. "We're reaching out every way we ...

August 05, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Georgia Southern University to hold leadership training for supervisors

What do manufacturing-line workers, resort hotel front-desk staff, and telephone company installers have in common? Like the majority of American workers, one person has a powerful impact on their job productivity - their direct manager or supervisor.
"Leadership Skills for the Front-Line Manager" training is the productivity-solution Georgia Southern University recommends. For the past decade, the University's Continuing Education Center has offered its eight-week short course of that name in Savannah, training team-leaders from fields as varied as manufacturing, distribution, hospitality, transportation, health care and the government.
Starting Sept. 16, this fall's "Leadership Skills" course runs 8:30 a ...

August 05, 2010 | Staff Report | Local

County to look at flood ordinance

Effingham County commissioners will have their first reading of the flood damage prevention ordinance today.

August 02, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Spending worries council

Rincon City Council members are questioning just how much money the city is spending.

August 02, 2010 | Photo by Pat Donahue | Local

No more warnings for texting at wheel

The 30-day grace period by the Georgia State Patrol comes to an end this weekend as Georgia State Troopers will begin issuing citations for texting while driving and motorists not buckled up in pickup trucks. Troopers have been warning violators about the new laws during the month of July and began issuing citations Aug. 1.
Georgia law now requires adults in pickup trucks to wear seat belts. Georgia has had a primary seat belt law since 1996 but the law exempted adults in pickups until legislation was passed and signed into law earlier this year.
The new texting while driving ...

August 02, 2010 | Staff Report | Local

Feds launch campaign on child exploitation

The U.S. Department of Justice has released its first National Strategy to Combat Child Exploitation Prevention and Interdiction. The strategy builds upon the department's accomplishments in combating child exploitation by establishing specific, aggressive goals and priorities and increasing cooperation and collaboration at all levels of government and the private sector.
As part of the overall strategy, the U.S. Marshals Service is launching a nationwide operation targeting the top 500 most dangerous, non-compliant sex offenders in the nation. Additionally, the department will create a national database to allow federal, state, tribal, local and international law enforcement partners to ...

August 02, 2010 | Staff Report | Local

Cagle to make two Effingham stops

Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle will be in town this Thursday, first at the grand opening of the new Effingham Career Academy from 2-4 p.m. and then from 5-6 p.m. at the Effingham County Chamber of Commerce offices on Highway 21 in Springfield. Both events are free and open to the public.
Cagle will be on hand for the open house and dedication ceremony for the Career Academy, located adjacent to the Effingham campus of Savannah Technical College on Highway 21.
"During these tough economic times, it is more important than ever before to give our students the promise ...

August 02, 2010 | Staff Report | Local

Screven hosts GOP 12th District meeting

Despite heat, humidity and plenty of gnats, about 200 people attended Screven County's 14th Annual 12th District Republican Party Fish Fry on Thursday, including GOP gubernatorial candidate Karen Handel.
In attendance were approximately 200 12th District residents, along with state Sens. Jack Hill, Tommie Williams and Buddy Carter, and state Rep. Jon Burns.
"I was plowing firebreaks on my land today," Williams said, "and it made me think we need to plow a lot of firebreaks in both the state and national governments. We need to protect ourselves from the growing national debt, from the fraud and corruption and ...

August 02, 2010 | Staff Report | Local

GSU to hold HR certification classes

Running Monday evenings this fall at the Coastal Georgia Center in Savannah, Georgia Southern University's "Certificate in Professional HR Management" course provides 36 classroom hours of Professional in Human Resources/Senior Professional in Human Resources exam preparation across 12 weeks.
Created and monitored by the HR Certification Institute, the next PHR/SPHR exam will be held online Dec. 1-Jan. 31. Exam-applicants must have completed at least two years of professional HR experience. After Jan. 31, the eligibility requirements for both exams will differ based on work experience and level of completed higher education.
Primarily designed for HR professionals, Georgia ...

August 02, 2010 | Staff Report | Local

STC Effingham to host career info sessions

SAVANNAH-The Effingham Campus of Savannah Technical College will host an information session about manufacturing careers. Area employers will be in attendance as will STC admission and financial aid staff.
The sessions will be held Aug. 11 at 1 and 6 p.m. in Room 135 of the STC Effingham campus.
This is the second session of its kind, after 25 people attended the June 30 session.
"Employers know that graduates of Savannah Technical College's Electrical Mechanical/Manufacturing Technician program come with a skill set that gives them an advantage in the workplace," said Effingham Campus Dean for Student ...

August 02, 2010 | Staff Report | Local

Savannah ports hold fourth spot in volume

SAVANNAH - Georgia Ports Authority's Executive Director Curtis J. Foltz announced Monday the GPA handled more than 2.63 million TEUs (20-foot Equivalent Unit containers), added new services and maintained its position as the fourth highest volume container port in fiscal year 2010.
For the month of June 2010, the GPA posted a 34-percent increase with 240,734 TEUs compared with 179,451 TEUs handled in June 2009.
"The second half of the year was particularly strong with signs of economic recovery, retail sector inventory replenishment and continued strong demand for U.S. produced products boosting export volumes," Foltz said ...

August 02, 2010 | Staff Report | Local

Heidt trial delayed again

The trial of an Effingham County man accused of killing his father and brother is on hold again.

July 30, 2010 | Staff Report | Local

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ECIDA covers OmniTrax partnership at workshop

The Effingham County Industrial Development Authority CEO covered its agreement with OmniTrax Inc. during a workshop at the Effingham County Chamber of Commerce on Thursday ...

August 21, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local

Board of education votes on make-up day

During its meeting Thursday night, the Effingham County Board of Education voted to not add a make-up day for Monday's holiday for the solar ...

August 19, 2017 | Staff Report | Local

Tift County rides wave of momentum past South Effingham

STATESBORO -- The Tift County Blue Devils grabbed momentum by the neck and refused to let it go in Friday's 42-0 win over South Effingham ...

August 19, 2017 | Staff Report | Local

Coffee capitalizes on Effingham County miscues

STATESBORO -- Effingham County coach Buddy Holder suffered a season-opening loss Friday night, but he didn't sound defeated.

August 19, 2017 | Staff Report | Local

Effingham Herald names Lastinger editor

Longtime journalist Mark Lastinger has been named editor of the Effingham Herald.

August 19, 2017 | Staff Report | Local

Humidity problem steams South Effingham band parent

The Effingham County Board of Education hit a sour note with a South Effingham High School band parent.

August 18, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local

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