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DDS gets grant for teen programs

The Georgia Department of Driver Services announced the receipt of a grant totaling $57,700 earmarked for the Alcohol and Drug Awareness Program.
The Governor's Office of Highway Safety approved the funding to be used to sustain ADAP which supports over 130,000 teens and over 1,000 instructors each year.
"DDS appreciates the continued grant support from GOHS," DDS Commissioner Gregory C. Dozier said. "This particular funding will augment our efforts to provide effective alcohol and drug awareness programs for teens throughout the state."
All Georgia teens must successfully pass ADAP before applying for their Class D driver ...

November 29, 2010 | Staff Report | Local

Kimbrell completes basic training

Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Kimberly D. Kimbrell graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.
The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.
Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.
She is the daughter of Randall Moss of Rincon.
Kimbrell graduated in 2000 from South Effingham High School.

November 29, 2010 | Staff Report | Local

Northway won’t resign mayor’s post

Springfield Mayor Jeff Northway is holding his ground, after city council members voted to ask for his resignation Monday night.

November 26, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Daniel gives up Rincon seat

Citing health issues, Rincon City Council member Ann Daniel has resigned her seat.

November 25, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

A banner day for United Way

The United Way of the Coastal Empire announced totals from it 2010 campaign, "United Way Makes Wishes Come True" Friday, and by Saturday, the Effingham branch raised $309,432, a record-breaking total for the unit.
"We reached our goal four weeks before the end of the campaign," said Bonnie Dixon, executive director of United Way-Effingham.
As a whole, the UWCE, encompassing Bryan, Chatham, Effingham and Liberty counties, achieved and exceeded its campaign fundraising goal of $8 million by more than $116,000, which campaign chairperson Camille Russo announced at Friday's victory celebration at the Savannah International Trade and Convention ...

November 23, 2010 | By Calli Arnold | Local

County OKs service strategy

After weeks of negotiation, the much-discussed and often contentious service delivery strategy between the cities and the county appears ready.
Effingham County commissioners, by a 4-2 vote, have given their approval to a list of stipulations detailing those services the county can levy property taxes in the municipalities for and which services it shouldn't.
"We've been dealing with the issue for quite some time," County Administrator David Crawley said.
For the complete story, see Tuesday's edition of the Effingham Herald, our special county-wide edition.

November 23, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Siddall completes basic, AIT

Army Pvt. Weston H. Siddall has graduated from the Infantryman One Station Unit Training at Fort Benning, Columbus. The training consists of Basic Infantry Training and Advanced Individual Training.
During the nine weeks of basic combat training, the soldier received training in drill and ceremonies, weapons employment, map reading, tactics, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid skills, and Army history, core values and traditions. Additional training included development of basic combat skills and battlefield operations and tactics, and experienced use of various weapons and weapons defenses available to the infantry crewman.
The Advanced Individual Training course is designed ...

November 23, 2010 | Staff Report | Local

Last chance to apply for appliance rebates

ATLANTA-Georgia residents again have the opportunity to apply for rebates ranging from $25 to $199 on ENERGY STAR-rated appliances.
Approximately $800,000 in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds remain available for rebates on ENERGY STAR appliances such as clothes washers, dishwashers, air conditioners, heat pumps, furnaces, water heaters, refrigerators and freezers. Purchases made prior to Feb. 12, 2010, are not eligible. During the first phase of the program, 104,971 rebates were approved totaling more than $8.7 million.
"We are excited to provide Georgians who may not have been able to participate in the program earlier this ...

November 23, 2010 | Staff Report | Local

Car tags at the click of a mouse

Effingham County residents soon may be able to pay for new car tags and pay their property taxes seated in front of their home computer.
County commissioners approved agreements with Sturgis Web Service, Pay Pal, Official Payment Corporation and the state Department of Revenue to enable Effingham citizens to renew car tags and pay property tax bills online.
The ability to pay for car tags online could be available as soon as Jan. 1 and property owners could be able to pay their taxes online in about two months, according to Tax Commissioner Linda McDaniel.
For the complete story, see ...

November 18, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

County ethics plan moves forward

Effingham County commissioners took another step toward getting a formal ethics ordinance.
Commissioners agreed Tuesday night to move forward with setting their ethics proposals into an ordinance rather than into a policy. County
Administrator David Crawley suggested to commissioners that they adopt the proposals as an ordinance.
"It would be much stronger as an ordinance," he said.
For the complete story, see Friday's edition of the Effingham Herald.

November 18, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Taxpayers case to get a hearing Monday

A case brought forth by a group of Effingham County taxpayers on 2009 increases in property taxes will be heard Monday at 9:30 a.m.
The case, filed on a petition of 262 Effingham citizens, alleges that the tax assessor's office raised the fair market value of many properties in 2009 in violation of the moratorium set out in HB 233. This action was filed in January and has been working its way through the court during this time.
"This is a day we have been looking forward to so that the issue that so significantly increased taxes ...

November 18, 2010 | Staff Report | Local

Nease was ‘the real deal’

Lawton Nease faced the end the way he lived his long, distinguished life.
The quiet yet stalwart philanthropist and businessman died Saturday at the age of 91 and was laid to rest Monday afternoon in Guyton Cemetery.
"He was the real deal," his grandson Jim Exley said at Monday's funeral service.
An overflow crowd came to Guyton United Methodist Church on Monday morning to pay their final respects to Nease.
For the complete story, see Tuesday's edition of the Effingham Herald.

November 15, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Gift for Manna House

Manna House would like to extend a special thanks to First Baptist Church of Rincon for their recent donation of $1,000.
This offering will be used for the upcoming Thanksgiving project. On Nov. 22, Manna House will be distributing Thanksgiving food baskets to over 300 families in Effingham County. Deadline for signing up for the assistance is Nov. 18.
Thanks also to the churches, individuals, and businesses that have made donations of food items to help make this project a success. To make donations or for more information call Lisa Bush, director, at 826-2037 or 665-1985.

November 15, 2010 | Staff Report | Local

Wildlife Refuge to conduct control burn

Savannah National Wildlife Refuge will plan to conduct several control burns during the coming fall and winter months. The goal of control burning is to enhance wildlife habitat and reduce the risk of wildfires on the Refuge.
The 2010 Annual Control Burn Plan includes 3,153 acres targeted for burning during the next three months. Most of the units involve burning wetland impoundments to open up and provide quality habitat prior to the arrival of wintering waterfowl. Burns are timed so they minimize impacts on wildlife and people. Units are burned in small blocks to reduce smoke impacts. The burn ...

November 15, 2010 | Staff Report | Local

Nease dies at age 91

A pillar of the Effingham County community will be laid to rest Monday.

November 13, 2010 | Staff Report | Local

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Ricker seeking to assist citizens on larger scale

RINCON - Public service keeps strengthening its powerful grip on Christi Ricker.

October 18, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local

Springfield's Krall receives degree

Wilkes University of Wilkes-Barre, Pa., held its summer commencement ceremony on Sept. 10 in the Henry Gymnasium of the Arnaud C. Marts Sports and Conference ...

October 17, 2017 | Staff Report | Local

Heartache lingers for Mustangs

GUYTON - Another game. Another heartbreaking loss for South Effingham.

October 17, 2017 | Trice Williams | Local

Vietnam veterans receive recognition

SPRINGFIELD - The ceremonial pat on the back they received Thursday night won't relieve the sting left by the way they were treated decades ago ...

October 17, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local

South Effingham's Hinely receives top teaching award

RINCON -- South Effingham Elementary School teacher Jincy Hinely believes in her students. She has lots of people who believe in her, too.

October 16, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local

Guyton student graduates from Valdosta State

Brittney Hunter of Guyton has earned the Bachelor of Science in Biology from Valdosta State University.

October 16, 2017 | Staff Report | Local

Rebels unload bench in opening round of playoffs

SPRINGFIELD -- The pressure that usually comes with playoff games left Rebel Field early Friday afternoon and it didn't leave alone.

October 13, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local

Unbeaten Panthers fill middle school pipeline

SPRINGFIELD -- Effingham County coach Buddy Holder doesn't have to look toward a distant horizon to see the future of his football program. It's ...

October 13, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local

Effingham County trounces Lovejoy en route to second round

SPRINGFIELD -- Effingham County defeated Lovejoy in three straight sets in the opening round of the Class AAAAAA volleyball tournament Thursday.

October 13, 2017 | Staff Report | Local

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