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Judge tells river watchdog, textile plant to work together

A judge ruled the Ogeechee Riverkeeper organization must work with a Screven County textiles company to come up with an agreeable alternative to a consent order filed previously regarding improvements to the Ogeechee River.

January 30, 2012 | By Holli Deal Bragg Special to the Effingham Herald | Local


ECSO, GBI looking into jail death

An investigation is under way after an inmate was found deceased in the Effingham County Jail early Monday morning.

January 30, 2012 | Staff Report | Local


Springfield to take another turn at golf cart ordinance

Springfield's work on a golf cart ordinance is back on the table.

January 26, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


The picture of health

The finishing touches - what few of them are left - are being applied to the new Effingham Hospital.

January 26, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Helping store say goodbye

Customers were jammed into nearly every nook and cranny, waiting either on the patio to get in or in a line of vehicles stretching from the drive through window back through the parking lot and all the way to the traffic light at Highway 21.

January 23, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Old Augusta work set to move forward

Work on the next two phases of Old Augusta Road could commence in the next month, after Effingham County commissioners awarded a bid for the project.

January 23, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Raisin’ the effort for the Capitol

The Effingham County Chamber of Commerce held its annual raisin bread-baking effort Thursday at Ebenezer Middle School, in preparation for the Effingham Day at the Capitol festivities. Individual loaves of raisin bread were baked, in two shifts, for the 236 members of the Georgia General Assembly, with a loaf delivered to each of the senators and representatives Monday morning.

January 23, 2012 | Staff Report | Local


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


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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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