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County ready to dial in to radio tower fix

Having decided to forge ahead with upgrades for the south communications tower, Effingham County commissioners will deliberate how to pay for it and other improvements to the county's radio system.

July 04, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Bringing health care closer to home

Having grown up in the small town of Jackson, Dr. Tony Miranda appreciates the importance of helping neighbors.

July 04, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


AAA, Bud Light offer Tow 2 Go

AAA and Bud Light will offer the Tow to Go program for Independence Day weekend. The program is designed to help discourage an intoxicated driver from getting behind the wheel. Anyone an call for a Tow to Go ride through July 7.

July 03, 2013 | Staff report | Local


State DNR encourages boating safety

The state Department of Natural Resources is encouraging people to make safety a priority before boating this upcoming Fourth of July holiday weekend by wearing a life jacket, boating sober, taking a boating safety course and reviewing your safety check list.

July 01, 2013 | Staff report | Local


State insurance chief, burn center call for fireworks caution

ATLANTA - While sparklers and similar non-explosive fireworks devices are legal in Georgia, Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens is urging citizens to use extreme caution to avoid injuries when using legalized fireworks during the Fourth of July holiday.

July 01, 2013 | Staff report | Local


DNR board approves own law enforcement division

STATESBORO - Georgia Department of Natural Resources' board voted to reorganize the department, creating a Law Enforcement Division separate from its Wildlife Resources Division.

July 01, 2013 | By Al Hackle | Local


City sets duties for Mars director

With the Mars Theater's renovations moving at a brisk pace, Springfield City Council members are ramping up efforts to find someone to run the facility.

July 01, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Out in force to ensure safety over the holiday

Expect to see Georgia State Patrol troopers and Department of Natural Resources personnel out in force for the next few days.

July 01, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Dog’s case in court gets continued until next month

An Effingham County dog's day in court will have to wait another month.

June 27, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Wildlife Resources Division prepares for Operation Dry Water

SOCIAL CIRCLE - As part of a nationally coordinated effort to reduce the number of accidents and fatalities related to boating under the influence, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Resources Division will participate in Operation Dry Water from June 28-30.

June 26, 2013 | Staff report | Local


Effingham IDA approves FY14 budget

Even with one big project set to commence and other project still in the offing, the Effingham Industrial Development Authority will have a smaller budget for its upcoming fiscal year.

June 24, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


No millage hike expected in county budget

Effingham County commissioners have a draft of the fiscal year 2014 budget to go over, after approving a continuing resolution at their meeting last week.

June 24, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Push on to save pit bull

A pit bull that attacked an Effingham County child last year is expected to be the subject of a court hearing Wednesday - but not if the dog's court-appointed attorney has his way.

June 24, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Clyo man hit, killed by train Friday night

Investigators are trying to determine why an Effingham County man did not see or hear a train that struck and killed him Friday night.

June 24, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Riverkeeper federal suit against King America can proceed

A lawsuit by an environmental group against a textile plant for a widespread May 2011 fish kill along the Ogeechee River can go forward, a federal judge said Wednesday.

June 20, 2013 | Staff report | Local


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Springfield Fall Festival rescheduled

The City of Springfield and the Fall Festival Planning Committee have decided to reschedule the 2016 Springfield Fall Festival to Nov. 18-19.

October 14, 2016 | By Zack Lee | Local


Lady Mustangs sweep Jones County

South Effingham Lady Mustangs sweep Jones County

October 14, 2016 | By Zack Lee | Local


Lady Rebels hosting playoff tilt

The Effingham County High School Lady Rebels volleyball team has earned the No. 1 seed and will be hosting Lanier High School in the opening ...

October 13, 2016 | | Local


Sikes awarded for Effingham Teacher of the Year

Local educators gathered Wednesday night at the New Ebenezer Retreat Center in Rincon for the annual Effingham County Teacher of the Year banquet.

October 12, 2016 | By Zack Lee | Local


Omnitracs project moving right along

The Effingham County Industrial Development Authority has been busy over the last few years bringing in new industries and developments into Effingham County – none bigger ...

October 12, 2016 | By Zack Lee | Local


The angel on Long Pond Road

"Angels come in many forms."

October 12, 2016 | By Zack Lee Editor for the Effingham Herald | Local


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