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Effingham CVB to mark 150th anniversary of Camp Davis

The 150th anniversary of Camp Davis will be celebrated May 12 from 9 a.m.-6 p.m., two-and-a-half miles north of Guyton on Highway 17.

April 23, 2012 | Staff report | Local


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


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State records 11 traffic deaths over holiday

The state Department of Public Safety reported there were 11 fatalities on Georgia's roads during the 4th of July holiday weekend, which ran from July 3 at 6 p.m. to July 6 at midnight.

July 07, 2014 | Staff report | Local


State law banning sale of e-cigarettes to minors in effect

ATLANTA - It is against the law in Georgia to sell or distribute any electronic cigarette to a person who is under 18 years old. The Georgia Department of Public Health is urging caution about the use and exposure of children to electronic nicotine delivery systems, including electronic cigarettes and other emissions-producing products.

July 07, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Fire from lightning strike displaces group home residents

A late June fire has displaced several residents of a group home.

July 07, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


City fire chief suggests consolidating departments

A fire chief is sounding the call to consolidate the various fire departments in Effingham County.

July 07, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County, residents go over plans for Courthouse Road Extension

As Effingham County officials listened, they heard plenty about the proposed route for a reworked Courthouse Road Extension.

July 07, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rincon making changes to alcohol law

The city of Rincon is making a few changes to its alcohol ordinance.

July 07, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Search continues for missing Guyton man

A search that began Sunday for a missing Effingham County man continued into Monday.

July 07, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Where to go, how to get there for River Street fireworks

In preparation for an influx of motorists traveling along Savannah-Chatham Highways during the firework displays on the Fourth of July, the Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department has implemented a traffic operations plan to reduce delays and relieve congestion.

July 03, 2014 | Staff report | Local


ECSO urging safety for the 4th of July holiday

Fireworks aren't the only potentially dangerous objects the Effingham County Sheriff's Office discourages people from shooting into the air for the Fourth of July weekend.

July 03, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


A walk in the park

The four fields at the Macomber Park expansion are done, but there is still plenty of work to do on the new phase - and on the older parts of the park.

July 03, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Deputies on the lookout for ‘slow pokes’

Along with watching out for people driving too fast on Georgia highways, officers can now ticket those driving too slow.

July 03, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


County, prison renew capacity agreement

Effingham County commissioners have renewed the capacity agreement with the state Department of Corrections for the Effingham County Prison.

July 03, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Response filed on challenge’s Supreme Court appeal

Attorneys for an Effingham County commissioner have filed their response to an appeal of the board of elections' and a Superior Court judge's decision denying a challenge to her qualifications.

July 03, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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