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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


County selects site, scheme for new jail

Planning for a new Effingham County Jail will go forward, and the new jail will be built near the site of the current one, county commissioners decided Tuesday.

January 05, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rincon won’t put Sunday sales on March ballot

Rincon will not include a referendum on Sunday alcohol sales on its March 6 presidential preference primary ballot.

January 05, 2012 | By Calli Arnold | Local


Rincon sees more growth on the way

Two returning council members and one new member were sworn in Tuesday night at the Rincon City Council inauguration ceremony.

January 05, 2012 | By Calli Arnold | Local


Body ID’d as that of missing man

A body pulled from an Effingham County pond Wednesday has been identified as that of a man reported missing nearly a year ago.

January 05, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


‘48 Hours’ to air Linda Heidt interview

The first interviews with Linda Heidt and Robin Heidt Cave will be aired as part of CBS' "48 Hours Mystery" on Saturday night.

January 05, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Body found in pond identified

The body of an adult male discovered in a pond yesterday morning has been identified as James Tebeau who was reported missing last year.

January 04, 2012 | Staff report | Local


County to debate closing road

Effingham County commissioners will hold a public hearing tonight at 6 p.m. to discuss possible abandonment of Herbert Kessler Road.

January 02, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rincon DQ mourns loss of beloved manager

Employees of Rincon's Dairy Queen are coming to grips with the sudden loss of a beloved supervisor who was a "father figure" to many of the store's young employees.

December 29, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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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


Child dies after being shot

A 9-year-old Effingham County boy has died after being shot Thursday night at a home on Zittrouer Road.

February 21, 2014 | Paul Floeckher | Local


Pickup driver hits pedestrian, pole, knocks out power

An Effingham County man is suspected of driving under the influence in a wreck Tuesday that injured a pedestrian and knocked down a power pole.

February 20, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Rincon council approves tablets purchase

Rincon City Council members are about to get a lot more communication and information power in their hands.

February 20, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County OKs paving for Blue Jay, McCall

A Savannah company is expected to start in the next few weeks on a paving project that will affect traffic on two major Effingham County roads.

February 20, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Annexation puts delay on county, city fire station

The deal between Effingham County and the city of Rincon to place a fire station off Blue Jay and McCall roads may be delayed.

February 20, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Young right whale freed from entangled fishing rope

A young North Atlantic right whale is swimming easier after wildlife biologists cut away most of the 100-plus yards of heavy fishing rope the animal was dragging.

February 20, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Losses from last week’s storm pegged at $25M

ATLANTA - State Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens said estimated insured losses in Georgia from last week's winter storm stand at $25 million.

February 20, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Hudgens warns of rip-offs

ATLANTA - Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens warns homeowners eager to get their lives back to normal to beware of unreputable contractors who may be price gouging.

February 20, 2014 | Staff report | Local


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