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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


Springfield to take a look at safe serving for fall festival

Springfield officials will continue to look at ways to provide training for those who may be manning the beer tent at the upcoming fall festival.

April 12, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County puts alcohol separation rules back on the table

Effingham County commissioners will wait until their next meeting to delve into distance requirements between churches and outlets selling alcohol.

April 12, 2012 | By Pat Donahue | Local


Rincon ready to start recycling

Curbside recycling could be coming to Rincon as soon as July 1.

April 12, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rincon UMC Relay For Life team giving cancer the flush

You might say that Rincon United Methodist Church's Relay For Life team is taking the fight against cancer sitting down.

April 12, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Bohannon refutes city's charges

Less than a week after his ouster as Rincon police chief, Mike Bohannon has fired back at the city.

April 09, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Bohannon out as Rincon police chief

Rincon Police Chief Mike Bohannon was fired Thursday morning, just two days after being placed on administrative leave.

April 05, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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County to take look at rec improvement planning

Effingham County commissioners are expected to approve a contract for architectural and engineering services in conjunction with improvements at the Effingham County Recreation and Parks' Highway 119 complex.

June 02, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Conservancy ready to help in wetlands reserve program

In recent weeks, Congress has passed legislation to provide hundreds of millions of dollars for American landowners who agree to certain conservation measures for their land. Each county in Georgia has land which may be eligible for these programs.

June 02, 2014 | Staff report | Local


The places Rincon Police can go, with its new UTV

The Rincon Police Department has a new set of wheels - one that can access areas standard police cars can't.

May 29, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


County ponders how to pay for fire coverage

As Effingham County commissioners ponder how to improve fire protection and coverage in parts of the county where it is lacking, they also have to figure out how to pay for it.

May 29, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


ECSO starts campaign to prevent kids from being left in hot cars

Sheriff Jimmy McDuffie and the Effingham County Sheriff's Office are promoting the "Look Again" initiative to prevent children from being locked in cars during the hot summer months.

May 29, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Crash claims life of Guyton man

An Effingham County man died in a motorcycle crash early Saturday morning.

May 26, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Commissioners take a look at slightly bigger budget

Effingham County commissioners are poring over a draft fiscal year 2015 budget that is an increase over their current revenue and spending plan.

May 26, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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