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Historic Courthouse wins Georgia Trust award

The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation on Friday recognized the Effingham County Courthouse among the best of preservation in Georgia during its 35th annual Preservation Awards ceremony in Roswell. The courthouse, built originally in 1908 by Savannah architect Hyman Witcover, received an award for Excellence in Restoration.

April 23, 2012 | Staff report | Local


Turning rails into trails

A project a long time in the making was officially dedicated Saturday in Guyton.

April 23, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


IDA: County’s economic picture is getting better

After a lengthy recession, Effingham County's economy appears to be headed in a positive direction, Effingham Industrial Development Authority CEO John Henry said.

April 23, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Allen to run for BoE seat again

Lamar Allen has announced he will seek a third term to the Effingham County Board of Education. Allen currently represents the 3rd District and also serves as chairman of the school board.

April 23, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Purcell to retire — won’t seek re-election

Ann Purcell is bringing her career under Georgia's Gold Dome to a close.

April 23, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County moves forward on revising alcohol ordinance

Effingham County commissioners have voted to remove the separation requirement between churches in retail or business centers and businesses that sell alcohol.

April 19, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County may hike its garbage fee for recycling

Effingham County residents might face a little higher bill for sanitation next year to cover the cost of the recycling program.

April 19, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Governor signs bill re-defining chairman's post

Gov. Nathan Deal has signed into law a measure that would limit the powers of the Effingham County Board of Commissioners chairman.

April 19, 2012 | Staff report | Local


EPD: River safe for fishing, swimming

Almost a year after a major fish kill that was linked to contamination, state officials claim the Ogeechee River is safe for fishing and swimming.

April 17, 2012 | Holli Deal Bragg Special to the Herald | Local


Drug testing for welfare benefits signed into law

Gov. Nathan Deal has signed into law legislation that requires drug testing for welfare benefits and cracks down on the spreading problem of metal theft.

April 17, 2012 | Staff report | Local


Savannah readies for the power of sail

Already regarded as one of the top destinations for tourists in the South and the U.S., Savannah is about to embark on a new chapter when a flotilla of sail pays a call.

April 16, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Springfield starts move to hire new public works chief

The city of Springfield hopes to fill a hole in its staff with the hiring of a public works director.

April 16, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County to discuss fire fees

Effingham County commissioners are expected Tuesday to discuss fire fees for the upcoming fiscal year, after their last discussion also delved into the massive water-sewer debt the county faces.

April 16, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Hall to challenge Mallard for DA's post

Ogeechee Judicial Circuit District Attorney Richard A. Mallard hopes to maintain his position by running for office again. This year, he is challenged by local attorney Martha Kirkland Hall, who once worked under former district attorney Joe Martin.

April 12, 2012 | By Holli Deal Bragg Special to the Herald | Local


Springfield to take a look at safe serving for fall festival

Springfield officials will continue to look at ways to provide training for those who may be manning the beer tent at the upcoming fall festival.

April 12, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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Crash claims life of 4-year-old child

A 4-year-old child died and two people were injured in a traffic crash caused by a reckless driver Friday afternoon, according to the Effingham County Sheriff's Office.

June 07, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


ECSO looking into report of suspicious man

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office has received a report of a white man in a white or silver SUV who approached two children Thursday afternoon in the Stonegate subdivision and tried to get them into his car.

June 06, 2014 | Staff report | Local


County approves parkway concept

Effingham County commissioners know the way they want to proceed with a revised Effingham Parkway plan. Who will pay for it remains to be seen.

June 05, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Grand jury indicts former Springfield mayor

A former Springfield mayor who resigned his post two years ago now faces an indictment stemming from his run for office.

June 05, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Libraries to get a small funding boost

Effingham County's pending budget will include a little more money for the libraries, and commissioners also pledged to help the library system find ways to further pare expenses.

June 05, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Boating accident claims life of Guyton man on Lake Sinclair

Authorities are waiting for the autopsy results on an Effingham County man who died as a result of a boating accident last week on Lake Sinclair.

June 02, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County to take look at rec improvement planning

Effingham County commissioners are expected to approve a contract for architectural and engineering services in conjunction with improvements at the Effingham County Recreation and Parks' Highway 119 complex.

June 02, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Conservancy ready to help in wetlands reserve program

In recent weeks, Congress has passed legislation to provide hundreds of millions of dollars for American landowners who agree to certain conservation measures for their land. Each county in Georgia has land which may be eligible for these programs.

June 02, 2014 | Staff report | Local


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