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County budget meets approval

After three previous attempts - and a half-dozen votes Tuesday that failed to produce a majority - Effingham County commissioners finally hammered out a successful first reading of the fiscal year 2013 budget.

July 19, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


State Chamber releases 2012 candidate surveys

ATLANTA-The Georgia Chamber of Commerce has made its 2012 candidate survey available to Georgia voters as they prepare for the July 31 primary elections. This year's survey was designed to assist Georgia Chamber investors and pro-business Georgians make the most informed decision possible when voting on their elected officials.

July 16, 2012 | Staff report | Local


GOP candidates agree on most of the issues

STATESBORO-Four Republican candidates vying to face incumbent Congressman John Barrow in the 12th Congressional District race met onstage Thursday night to stake their claim to their party's nomination.

July 16, 2012 | By Jeff Harrison Special to the Herald | Local


Group files federal suit against Springfield

An organization that had been seeking to open another group home in Springfield has filed a suit against the city, claiming discrimination in the city's zoning practices.

July 16, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Springfield begins to make strides in Railroad Avenue project

The city of Springfield is getting closer to starting work on a long-awaited project to help south Railroad Avenue residents.

July 16, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Northway resigns as Springfield mayor

The city of Springfield will determine if a special election is needed to fill its mayor's position.

July 13, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Court rules class-action against G-P can proceed

Residents near the Georgia-Pacific Savannah River Mill have been granted the ability to file a class action lawsuit against the mill for damages from the mill's emissions.

July 12, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Hall touts background in child crime cases

Ramping up the final three weeks of her campaign, Ogeechee Judicial Circuit district attorney challenger Martha Kirkland Hall met with supporters at a reception Tuesday in Rincon.

July 12, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


District 4 hopefuls seek to even budget

Two Republicans seeking the Effingham County Board of Commissioners District 4 seat pledge to do whatever is necessary to balance the county's budget - even if that means commissioners taking a pay cut.

July 12, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


District 1 GOP candidates push their experience

The two Republicans running for the Effingham County Board of Commissioners District 1 seat each believe they have the professional and personal experience to be an effective county commissioner.

July 12, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


City won’t offer police chief a separate contract

Springfield City Council members are happy with the job Paul Wynn is doing as police chief. But they don't want to enter into a separate contract with him.

July 12, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Paving the way for T-SPLOST campaign

The Effingham County Chamber of Commerce is getting some help in its support of Georgia's proposed special purpose local option sales tax for transportation (T-SPLOST). The Savannah Board of Realtors presented a $2,000 check Tuesday toward regional marketing efforts for T-SPLOST.

July 12, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Commissioners hold off on adopting budget

Effingham County commissioners will have to wait for at least another meeting before adopting a budget.

July 12, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Plant rep: No pink discharge from here

King America Finishing is not discharging pink-tinted water into the Ogeechee River, nor has it violated its discharge permits, a spokesman for the Screven County textiles plant said Friday.

July 09, 2012 | By Holli Deal Bragg | Local


Hospital authority requests bump in millage

The Effingham County Board of Commissioners announces its intention to increase the property taxes it will levy on behalf of the Effingham County Hospital Authority this year by 7.90 percent over the rollback millage rate. The current millage rate for the Hospital Authority is 1.977, the rollback millage rate is 2.178, and the proposed millage is 2.35.

July 09, 2012 | Staff report | Local


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Officials plea for safe driving on New Year’s

For many, New Year's Eve involves consuming alcohol at parties. So it comes as no surprise that there's a spike in drunk driving crashes at the end of the year.

December 30, 2014 | Staff report | Local


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