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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


Guyton resident scratches way to $1M

An Effingham County man is excited about a Georgia Lottery win. Trey Hunter of Guyton won $1 million playing the instant game Maximum Green.

October 17, 2011 | Staff Report | Local


State looking at coastal drought impacts

BRUNSWICK-Georgia resource managers, coastal scientists from diverse institutions and Georgia Sea Grant staff at the University of Georgia are working to coordinate a response to potential drought impacts along the Georgia coast.

October 17, 2011 | Staff Report | Local


Rincon to seek new carts for course

By a 5-1 vote, council members approved putting out to bid the purchase of new golf carts for the city-owned Lost Plantation Golf Course. The course has had 24 carts under a short-term lease for two months.

October 13, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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Deal challenger assails governor’s credentials

STATESBORO - David Pennington says that if elected, he will be Georgia's first limited-government, conservative Republican governor.

February 17, 2014 | By Al Hackle | Local


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