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King throws hat in ring for at-large chairman

A former Effingham County commission chairman wants a shot at the seat again.

January 19, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Lawmakers’ letter to EPD urges plant fund river testing

State legislators have sent a letter to the Georgia Environmental Protection Division asking for independent, third-party testing of the Ogeechee River.

January 19, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County close to an OK on gold buyer law

Local gold buyers will have to hold on to their purchases a little while longer, if a proposed ordinance goes through.

January 19, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Tourism team to show off its results to community

It was very early, on a cool November morning, with dew still clinging to the long grass and pine needles and the sun peaking brightly through the stately oaks and dogwoods on a high bluff above the Savannah River, just south of Clyo, when the Tourism Resource Team first laid eyes on the John Adam Treutlen Home site.

January 19, 2012 | Staff Report | Local


Springfield Council gives go-ahead to recycling

Curbside recycling soon will be coming to Springfield, after city council members approved an amendment in their garbage collection contract to include recycling service.

January 16, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Ready to serve again

Guyton City Clerk Debra Scruggs administers the oath of office to Alderman Dr. Brenda Lovett and Mayor Michael Garvin prior to the start of the Jan. 10 Guyton City Council meeting. Lovett and Garvin, along with Les Pevey, did not face any opposition in their re-election bids. Pevey was unable to attend the meeting and will be sworn in to his next term of office at a later date.

January 16, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


The origin of ‘the dream’

As Gregory Brunson looked around the room at the Effingham County administrative complex, he took note of what he saw and let those in attendance know - blacks and whites seated next to one another.

January 16, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


OED to stage ‘Idol’ this year

Students in Effingham middle and high schools will have a chance to show off their star power at the first Effingham Idol.

January 12, 2012 | By Calli Arnold | Local


MLK Jr. Day activities set

The annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day observance breakfast will be held Monday at 7:30 a.m. at the Effingham County Administrative Complex.

January 12, 2012 | Staff Report | Local


Council puts carts law into neutral

Springfield City Council wants to know more about a new state law before taking action on a golf cart ordinance.

January 12, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


City says sewage plant is viable

Building a wastewater treatment plant would be cheaper than the alternatives, a Guyton City Council member said Tuesday morning.

January 12, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Commissioners opt to keep Herbert Kessler Road open

An Effingham County road whose residents have complained of speeders and some of whom asked for the road to be closed will remain open, county commissioners decided.

January 09, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Contributors to Empty Stocking Fund

Following are the contributors to the Effingham County Empty Stocking Fund.

January 09, 2012 | Staff Report | Local


Riverkeeper to appeal consent order

A court hearing regarding an appeal to a consent order against a Screven County textiles plant is slated for Jan. 23, said Ogeechee Riverkeeper Diana Wedincamp.

January 09, 2012 | By Holli Deal Bragg Special to the Effingham Herald | Local


Woman dies following accident on 119

A woman died Friday afternoon following a single-vehicle accident on Highway 119 north, according to the Effingham County Sheriff's Office.

January 06, 2012 | Staff report | Local


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County ponders how to spend rec impact fees

How Effingham County will spend more than $230,000 on recreation is not just a matter on which projects the money will be directed but also how soon.

March 03, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Kieffer, Jones, Mason to run again

At least one Effingham County commissioner race will be contested in the May 20 general primary.

March 03, 2014 | Staff Report | Local


DOT looks at solutions for 95/21

Traffic at the Highway 21/Interstate 95 intersection could be getting a unique solution, Effingham County leaders learned recently.

February 27, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Getting in on the clues

A group of local high school students got an up-close look Tuesday at how to investigate a crime scene.

February 27, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Student killed in accident mourned

Landry Oliver was "a joy to be around," according to Wallace Blackstock, the boy's principal at Marlow Elementary School.

February 24, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


GOP candidates try to highlight their differences

GAINESVILLE - The seven Republican candidates vying this year for the state's U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Saxby Chambliss have more than a few things in common.

February 24, 2014 | By Joshua Silavent | Local


Flu death confirmed in Glynn County

The Georgia Department of Public Health has confirmed the flu-related death of an adult male in Glynn County.

February 24, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Time running out for new title ad valorem tax opt-in

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Revenue wants to remind citizens that if you purchased a motor vehicle on or after Jan. 1, 2012, and prior to March 1, 2013, you have the opportunity to opt in to the new title ad valorem tax. However, this expires at the close of business on Feb. 28, 2014.

February 24, 2014 | Staff report | Local


State DDS warns of unofficial sites charging citizens fees

ATLANTA - Department of Driver Services Commissioner Rob Mikell urges customers to be careful of third-party Web sites when trying to access the Georgia Driver's Manual or obtain other driver licensing services and information. Third-party Internet sites such as www.DMV.org and www.Drivers-Licenses.org are not connected with or sanctioned by the DDS.

February 24, 2014 | Staff report | Local


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