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City hopes to get Mars work soon

Plans for the renovation of the Mars Theater could be afoot soon, after Springfield City Council's action at its meeting Tuesday night.

March 15, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Guyton to take up signs issue

With no signage regulations currently in place, the City of Guyton has virtually no say in the signs that go up in the city.

March 15, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Hursey announces bid for re-election

Elizabeth Z. Hursey has announced that she will seek re-election for the office of clerk of Superior Court in Effingham County. Qualifying for the position opens May 23.

March 15, 2012 | Staff report | Local


Firehouse Subs delivers grant for county fire department

Effingham County Fire Rescue received a grant from the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation for two thermal imaging cameras.

March 13, 2012 | Staff report | Local


Effingham County Farm Bureau president attends GFB Day at the Capitol

Effingham County Farm Bureau President Stuart Exley traveled to Atlanta on Feb. 14 to participate in Georgia Farm Bureau Day at the Capitol.

March 13, 2012 | Staff report | Local


Local Marine takes part in Bold Alligator exercise

CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C.-For the Navy son of a Guyton man and grandson of a Guyton woman, "storming the beach" here looked much different than the iconic World War II photos of landing craft riding the waves to shore, followed by Marines running out with guns blazing. An amphibious beach assault today can mean vehicles emerging from the sea and moving inland where land operations can begin.

March 13, 2012 | By S.L. Standifird Special to the Herald | Local


Rincon man dies after Sunday morning accident

A Sunday morning accident in Glynn County claimed the life of a Rincon man.

March 13, 2012 | Staff report | Local


City eager to get started on a historic district

Springfield's quest for a historic district has taken a 21st century approach.

March 13, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


One Sunday sales measure passes, another defeated

In narrow votes Tuesday, one referendum on Sunday alcohol sales in Effingham County passed and one failed.

March 08, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Northway, city get their day before state Supreme Court

ATLANTA-State Supreme Court justices may render a decision in a few weeks on a lower court decision's to remove Jeff Northway from his office as Springfield mayor.

March 08, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Commissioners want generator issue settled

An issue that generated controversy last month will be on the agenda for the Effingham County Board of Commissioners' next meeting.

March 08, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Where to vote

District 1

March 05, 2012 | Staff report | Local


SCAD ready to present city project

The city of Springfield could be inching closer to establishing a historic district, after a presentation Thursday evening.

March 05, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


ECSO joining OffenderWatch program

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office is now using OffenderWatch to gather and share information about registered sex offenders living in Effingham County.

March 05, 2012 | Staff report | Local


Extension to host ATV safety course March 12

Youth in Effingham County will learn about of ATV safety March 12.

March 05, 2012 | Staff report | Local


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A fire for the job

Even before his first official day as the Effingham County Sheriff's Office's fire investigator, Dan Mealor was on the job.

July 10, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


State insurance office offers tips, help during storm season

ATLANTA - Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens said his office stands ready to assist Georgia residents with any claims arising from tropical storms during hurricane season, including a toll-free claims assistance line and plans to have insurance experts in the area in the event of a storm.

July 07, 2014 | Staff report | Local


State records 11 traffic deaths over holiday

The state Department of Public Safety reported there were 11 fatalities on Georgia's roads during the 4th of July holiday weekend, which ran from July 3 at 6 p.m. to July 6 at midnight.

July 07, 2014 | Staff report | Local


State law banning sale of e-cigarettes to minors in effect

ATLANTA - It is against the law in Georgia to sell or distribute any electronic cigarette to a person who is under 18 years old. The Georgia Department of Public Health is urging caution about the use and exposure of children to electronic nicotine delivery systems, including electronic cigarettes and other emissions-producing products.

July 07, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Fire from lightning strike displaces group home residents

A late June fire has displaced several residents of a group home.

July 07, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


City fire chief suggests consolidating departments

A fire chief is sounding the call to consolidate the various fire departments in Effingham County.

July 07, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County, residents go over plans for Courthouse Road Extension

As Effingham County officials listened, they heard plenty about the proposed route for a reworked Courthouse Road Extension.

July 07, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rincon making changes to alcohol law

The city of Rincon is making a few changes to its alcohol ordinance.

July 07, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Search continues for missing Guyton man

A search that began Sunday for a missing Effingham County man continued into Monday.

July 07, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Where to go, how to get there for River Street fireworks

In preparation for an influx of motorists traveling along Savannah-Chatham Highways during the firework displays on the Fourth of July, the Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department has implemented a traffic operations plan to reduce delays and relieve congestion.

July 03, 2014 | Staff report | Local


ECSO urging safety for the 4th of July holiday

Fireworks aren't the only potentially dangerous objects the Effingham County Sheriff's Office discourages people from shooting into the air for the Fourth of July weekend.

July 03, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


A walk in the park

The four fields at the Macomber Park expansion are done, but there is still plenty of work to do on the new phase - and on the older parts of the park.

July 03, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Deputies on the lookout for ‘slow pokes’

Along with watching out for people driving too fast on Georgia highways, officers can now ticket those driving too slow.

July 03, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


County, prison renew capacity agreement

Effingham County commissioners have renewed the capacity agreement with the state Department of Corrections for the Effingham County Prison.

July 03, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Response filed on challenge’s Supreme Court appeal

Attorneys for an Effingham County commissioner have filed their response to an appeal of the board of elections' and a Superior Court judge's decision denying a challenge to her qualifications.

July 03, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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