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Dementia task force seeking input

ATLANTA - A new Georgia task force on Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia is asking for the public's input on how the state can improve care, support, and awareness activities for residents coping with dementia. The comments will be used to develop a statewide plan to address the needs of a growing population of Georgians living with Alzheimer's and other related dementias.

August 05, 2013 | Staff report | Local


How to avoid health problems caused by the heavy rainfall

Southeast Georgia has experienced a lot of rain over the past several weeks, which could cause an increase in public health-related issues such as mosquito breeding and septic system failure. Coastal Health District officials recommend that residents take whatever precautions possible to minimize potential problems.

August 01, 2013 | Staff report | Local


Bicyclist hit by truck

A bicyclist was seriously injured when he was hit by a pickup on Highway 21 late Wednesday night.

August 01, 2013 | Staff report | Local


Springfield man scratches his way to $1 million payday

An Effingham County nurse scored a $1 million Georgia Lottery prize in Port Wentworth.

August 01, 2013 | Staff report | Local


County has more than 20 resumes for clerk job

More than 20 people have applied to fill the county clerk position, and Effingham County commissioners still may have to decide just how the next county administrator will function.

August 01, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Mom: Dog meant to kill her son

The mother of an Effingham County child badly injured in a pit bull attack last year said Tuesday afternoon the dog meant to kill her son.

August 01, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Commissioners to put audit’s corrections into place

A corrective action plan stemming from Effingham County's audit will be put into place, but commissioners also were advised that their policies may need more review.

July 29, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County may avoid dispossessory action

A dispossessory notice filed against Effingham County could be negated, after the property owner asked the magistrate court to do so.

July 29, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Council member wants to explore selling golf course

A Rincon City Council member is asking for the city to take more than a mulligan on its golf course.

July 25, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Fire fees hiked, garbage fees remain the same

Fire fees across the unincorporated portions of Effingham County are going up, while sanitation fees will remain level.

July 25, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County passes budget

Effingham County commissioners adopted a budget for the fiscal year already under way that includes cost-of-living increases for employees, a bigger use of fund balance and less than whole-hearted support from the board.

July 25, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


CAP cadets go on search for ‘downed plane’

Three cadets from the Civil Air Patrol Effingham Cadet Squadron located a "downed aircraft" at a recent search and rescue exercise hosted by the Brunswick Senior Squadron.

July 25, 2013 | Staff report | Local


Neighborhood comes together to stop crime

People who live in the Barrister Crossing subdivision describe the neighborhood as "very close" and "a big family."

July 22, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Springfield to use different firm for city’s audit

Springfield City Council members hope to have their annual audit in hand soon after choosing a Statesboro firm to perform the work.

July 22, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


River warnings still in effect from EMA

The Effingham County Emergency Management Agency had a "busy night" Wednesday as another storm system rolled through the county, director Ed Myrick said.

July 19, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


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Springfield Fall Festival rescheduled

The City of Springfield and the Fall Festival Planning Committee have decided to reschedule the 2016 Springfield Fall Festival to Nov. 18-19.

October 14, 2016 | By Zack Lee | Local


Lady Mustangs sweep Jones County

South Effingham Lady Mustangs sweep Jones County

October 14, 2016 | By Zack Lee | Local


Lady Rebels hosting playoff tilt

The Effingham County High School Lady Rebels volleyball team has earned the No. 1 seed and will be hosting Lanier High School in the opening ...

October 13, 2016 | | Local


Sikes awarded for Effingham Teacher of the Year

Local educators gathered Wednesday night at the New Ebenezer Retreat Center in Rincon for the annual Effingham County Teacher of the Year banquet.

October 12, 2016 | By Zack Lee | Local


Omnitracs project moving right along

The Effingham County Industrial Development Authority has been busy over the last few years bringing in new industries and developments into Effingham County – none bigger ...

October 12, 2016 | By Zack Lee | Local


The angel on Long Pond Road

"Angels come in many forms."

October 12, 2016 | By Zack Lee Editor for the Effingham Herald | Local


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