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ACS driven to find transportation for cancer patients

SAVANNAH - People in Effingham County can help local cancer patients get the treatment they need, simply by offering them a ride.

August 19, 2013 | Staff report | Local


Shaw selected to lead state transportation board

ATLANTA - Former state legislator Jay Shaw of Lakeland has been elected chairman of the State Transportation Board. Don Grantham of Augusta was elected vice chairman, and Emily Dunn of Blue Ridge was elected to the newly formed position of secretary.

August 19, 2013 | Staff report | Local


Rincon, IDA probe access to tract

Rincon, the Effingham Industrial Development Authority and others may partner to start finding ways to get access to the IDA's sprawling Research Forest Tract.

August 19, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Gant picks Missouri

The state's No. 1 high school basketball prospect appears to be off the board.

August 19, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Millage rate won’t budge for Springfield residents

Springfield property owners will continue to have the same millage rate as they've had for seven years.

August 15, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rincon sets qualifying fees, dates

Qualifying for Rincon's upcoming municipal elections will be held Aug. 26-30.

August 15, 2013 | Staff report | Local


Rincon pledges support to communications tower fix

Rincon City Council members will support the Effingham County commissioners' plan to upgrade the south communications tower. But their check will wait until the work is done.

August 15, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Pit bull that attacked child to be sent to animal refuge

A pit bull that attacked an Effingham County child last July will be sent to live the rest of his days at a New York animal refuge.

August 15, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Dozens of King America cases settled

Dozens of civil suits brought against a Screven County textile plant in the wake of one of the state's largest fish kills have been settled, according to attorneys for both sides.

August 12, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Savannah MPO to hold hearing on Highway 21 study

The Savannah Coastal Regional Metropolitan Planning Organization will hold a final public meeting on potential improvements to Highway 21.

August 12, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County clears the way for first crop of solar farms

The next farms to come to Effingham County may be growing power instead of crops or livestock.

August 12, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Home at last

When 3rd Infantry Division soldier Greg Alford returned to his Effingham County home Wednesday from a tour in Afghanistan, he was touched to see all the "welcome home" signs and American flags in his neighborhood.

August 12, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Springfield man dies on the Ogeechee

An Effingham County man died on the Ogeechee River on Sunday after witnesses say he jumped from a bridge.

August 12, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Commissioners limit how much to include in MPO

For now, as little as possible of Effingham County will be included in metro Savannah's transportation planning arm, commissioners decided.

August 08, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County makes the call for radio tower fix

Radio communications problems that have plagued local emergency personnel could be resolved soon, for the most part.

August 08, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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Interstate 16 Safety Enhancement Project begins this week

SAVANNAH – On Monday, the Georgia Department of Transportation will begin a two-year safety enhancement project along portions of Interstate 16 starting at the Candler/Emanuel ...

February 26, 2017 | Staff report | Local


Swain finishes basic training

U.S. Air Force National Guard Airman 1st Class Joe C. Swain III graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio ...

February 24, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Local


EHS honors staff with 2017 Employee Appreciation Banquet

Effingham Health System honored staff members of the hospital Thursday night at the Effingham Health System 2017 Employee Appreciation Banquet at the National Museum of ...

February 23, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Freeman, Van Sickle honored as STAR students

The Rotary Club of Effingham County honored two students Thursday afternoon for being named the STAR Students for the county. Marina Van Sickle won for ...

February 22, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Black History Month Spotlight: Honoring Springfield Central High basketball

Back in the 1960s during the era of segregated schools, Effingham County saw one of its high schools rise to the top and win multiple ...

February 22, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


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