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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

McDuffie to run for re-election

Sheriff Jimmy McDuffie is running for re-election as sheriff of Effingham County.

April 05, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Bohannon out as Rincon police chief

Rincon interim city manager Wesley Corbitt has confirmed that police chief Mike Bohannon was relieved of his duties Thursday morning.

April 05, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Rincon police chief placed on leave

Citing differences in management philosophies, Rincon interim city manager Wesley Corbitt said police chief Mike Bohannon has been placed on administrative leave.

April 04, 2012 | Staff report | Local

Sheriff glad spice is off shelves, streets

Stores in Effingham County aren't carrying what's known as "spice" on the shelves anymore, according to Effingham Sheriff Jimmy McDuffie. And with a new law that went into effect last week, they can't.

April 02, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Barrow anxious to see health care ruling

Like millions of Americans, Congressman John Barrow is anxiously awaiting the U.S. Supreme Court's decision on the 2010 health care reform law, commonly referred to as Obamacare.

April 02, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Local

Rincon OKs rate hike for recycling program

Recycling is coming to Rincon residents - but how soon remains to be seen.

March 29, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Sheriff happy state has outlawed 'spice'

Local law enforcement officials expressed their satisfaction with Senate Bill 370 becoming law in Georgia.

March 29, 2012 | Staff report | Local

County looks to make roads safer

Effingham County will reimburse the state Department of Transportation for leveling and paving on Hodgeville Road, under a proposal county commissioners approved Tuesday.

March 29, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

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Red Cross still in urgent need of blood

The American Red Cross continues to have an urgent need for blood donors of all blood types to give before the Labor Day holiday, even after many more donors stepped up to give following an urgent call issued in late July.

August 07, 2014 | Staff report | Local

County to take up water pact for possible development

Effingham County commissioners are expected at Tuesday's meeting to delve into how to provide water and sewer service to a potential development off Old Augusta and Chimney roads.

August 04, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

ECSO needs help for its K-9 unit

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office K-9 unit has helped the community in a number of ways. Now, the ECSO is hoping the public will return the gesture.

July 31, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local

State issues recall of fruits

Agriculture Commissioner Gary W. Black is alerting Georgians to the recall of some stone fruits (including plums, peaches and nectarines), and related made-in-store items prepared with these stone fruits that have been distributed in Georgia, because the products may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Georgia Department of Agriculture inspectors will be checking retail stores to make sure the recalled product is removed from sale.

July 29, 2014 | Staff report | Local

Probate judges get up-to-date on changes in carry law

Georgia probate judges began readying themselves for the changes in the state's weapons carry law, many of which directly affect the way judges handle firearms applications, prior to the law becoming effective on July 1.

July 28, 2014 | Staff report | Local

Springfield eyes sidewalk, drainage improvements

A day-long discussion by Springfield City Council members and key staff could lead to the go-ahead for several projects and improvements around the city.

July 28, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Rincon OKs warranty, change order for fire station

The city of Rincon has started the one-year warranty period for its newest fire station.

July 28, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

County to vacate court order on gaming machines

A state law that rescinded a previous policy has prompted Effingham County commissioners to agree to vacate a 2010 court order.

July 28, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Consultant to help find ways to lower ISO ratings

Effingham County commissioners have given the go-ahead for a fire consulting services agreement.

July 28, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Fort Howard Road back open following gas leak

Fort Howard Road has reopened after a natural gas leak closed a portion of the road for about four hours.

July 25, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local

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