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A local feel to Occupy movement

Occupy Wall Street has reached the Coastal Empire.

October 31, 2011 | By Calli Arnold | Local


Georgia-Pacific Bucket Brigade pitches in for Guyton department

With a big check - literally - from the Georgia-Pacific Bucket Brigade, the Guyton Volunteer Fire Department will be bolstering its equipment.

October 31, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


‘Weird numbers’ lead to lottery win for Eden man

An Eden man is happy he selected the Quik Pik option in Thursday's Fantasy 5 drawing. Timothy Weik (pronounced Wike), 49, says he couldn't have chosen the computer-generated combination that helped him win $54,701.

October 31, 2011 | Staff Report | Local


Metro Savannah jobless rate slips to 9.3 percent

ATLANTA-The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that the preliminary unadjusted unemployment rate in metro Savannah decreased to 9.3 percent in September, down two-tenths of a percentage point from 9.5 percent in August. The jobless rate in metro Savannah in September a year ago was 9.0 percent.

October 28, 2011 | Staff Report | Local


Lighting the way

With dusk, reverence set in the circle of nearly 20 people in front of the Effingham County Administrative Complex facing Laurel Street.

October 27, 2011 | By Calli Arnold | Local


Rincon to train officers how to stop pursuits

In the wake of a recent high-speed chase that started in Rincon and ended in a Savannah neighborhood, more Rincon Police officers will be trained in the technique their chief used to end the pursuit safely.

October 27, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Fort Howard Road widening may start soon

The proposed widening of Fort Howard Road could take place soon, after Rincon City Council members approved a contract for the work.

October 27, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


A bridge across the ages

Savannah officials signed the Hostess City on as Halle, Germany's first North American sister city last week, celebrating the long German and American heritage of both cities.

October 24, 2011 | By Calli Arnold | Local


County balks at price tag for plans of bigger building

Effingham County commissioners have rejected an additional pay request for a firm designing a new sanitation department office.

October 24, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Food drive to highlight Farm-City Week

Did you know the average grocery store stocks more than 30,000 items? If you appreciate the variety and quality of the many food items available at your local grocery store, then the Effingham County Farm Bureau invites you to join the organization in celebrating National Farm-City Week, Nov. 18-24.

October 24, 2011 | Staff Report | Local


Riverkeeper files suit against state EPD

The Ogeechee Riverkeeper organization filed a lawsuit Friday against the Georgia Environmental Protection Division, claiming the state agency failed to protect citizens. The Riverkeeper also charges that the EPD did not honor the rights of citizens to have input on a recent consent order against a textiles plant blamed for a massive fish kill.

October 24, 2011 | By Holli Deal Bragg Special to the Effingham Herald | Local


Taking a big step

Tools and supplies were strewn in different rooms and the smell of sawed sheetrock hung in the air at the new addition of the Effingham Hospital on Thursday. While walls wait for paint and floors for tiles, the personality and flow of the building have begun to take shape as the facility opened its doors for a public preview to business and community leaders.

October 20, 2011 | By Calli Arnold | Local


County gives its final OK to alcohol ballot measure

Voters in Effingham County will choose who they want their political party to stand as a presidential candidate - and if they want Sunday sales of alcohol.

October 20, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


IDA continues chase of big prospect

Effingham Industrial Development Authority members will engage a local industrial brokerage to help land a potential prospect.

October 20, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Authorities want to rid Spice from stores

As law enforcement authorities continue to grapple with the scourge of methampethamine, a new and so far legal substance has them worried - and trying to combat it.

October 17, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | 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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