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Leadership class wants to open new doors to county

Concluding several months of leadership training, the Leadership Effingham class of 2012 offered input to the Effingham Chamber of Commerce on three local issues.

June 25, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Crime info at click of a button

Data on crime in Effingham County and Rincon is now available at the community's fingertips.

June 21, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Commissioners question sheriff on budget, cars

Effingham County staff and Sheriff Jimmy McDuffie will pore over his office's budget, after commissioners questioned the sheriff on the use of take-home cars and having a separate radio dispatch.

June 21, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


City to save nearly $700K with new bond

Springfield is taking its bid to pay off its water and sewer infrastructure to the bond market.

June 21, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Insurance commissioner urges caution with sparklers

ATLANTA-While sparklers and similar non-explosive fireworks devices are legal in Georgia, Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens is urging citizens to use extreme caution to avoid injuries when using legalized fireworks during the Fourth of July holiday.

June 21, 2012 | Staff report | Local


State Supreme Court overturns decision

The state's highest court has overturned an Effingham County Superior Court judge's decision to remove Springfield mayor Jeff Northway from office and has granted Northway's motion to dismiss.

June 18, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


City takes next step in new alcohol measures

After considerable wrangling with the issue, Springfield City Council members are on the verge of approving how to handle alcohol sales at special events in the city.

June 18, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Commissioners urged to blunt budget ax

Departments faced with cutbacks in either personnel or services pleaded with Effingham County commissioners to take the edge off the budget axe.

June 18, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Hall’s case continued

An Effingham County man charged in the 2011 death of a passenger in his vehicle had an appearance in court Monday but no action was taken.

June 18, 2012 | Staff report | Local


State high court overturns Northway removal

State Supreme Court overturns lower court decision, reverses judgment to dismiss Jeff Northway from office as mayor of Springfield. See Tuesday's Herald for more.

June 18, 2012 | Staff report | Local


Coastal Health District teams up to knock tobacco out of the park

The Coastal Health District, Savannah Sand Gnats and ENT Associates of Savannah are partnering for "Hit Tobacco Out of the Park Night" at Grayson Stadium on June 23.

June 15, 2012 | Staff report | Local


Crowd voices 'no' on new discharge permit

A public hearing on a draft permit for King America Finishing to discharge wastewater into the Ogeechee River drew about 250 people to Effingham County High School on Tuesday, including 45 who stepped to the microphone to share their opinions.

June 14, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Prison sentence begins for owner of popular tavern

The sign on the door of a popular Springfield restaurant tells patrons that due to a change in ownership they are temporarily unable to serve alcohol.

June 14, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Springfield seeks help with fireworks show

Springfield's annual fireworks show will go on as scheduled the Saturday before Independence Day. But the show may need some help.

June 14, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Mallard touts experience, success

Supporters of Richard Mallard dropped by the Hinely Community Center Tuesday for a reception as part of his campaign for re-election as Ogeechee Judicial Circuit district attorney.

June 14, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


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Bryan County man fighting flesh-eating bacteria

A local man was in critical condition at a Savannah hospital after reportedly fishing near Dasher's Landing on the Ogeechee River last week and contracting a bacterial infection commonly known as the flesh-eating disease.

July 17, 2014 | Staff report | Local


State to add 100 child case workers

Gov. Nathan Deal approved the hire of 100 new child protective service workers to assist with a recent influx of cases. The number of reports of child abuse and neglect has significantly increased since the opening of a centralized 24/7 Child Protective Services Intake Communications Center.

July 17, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Light turnout expected for Tuesday’s runoff

Only a small number of Effingham County's 28,000 registered voters are expected to cast ballots in Tuesday's primary runoff.

July 17, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


County to turn off water rate hike

Water and sewer rates for Effingham County's customers are going back down.

July 17, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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