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Future of fire fees remains hot topic with commissioners

Effingham County commissioners have several options in front of them when it comes to funding the county's fire protection services.

April 26, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Red Cross steps in to help Guyton family

Local American Red Cross volunteers responded to a mobile home fire at 148 Simmons St. in Guyton, at approximately 3 a.m. Wednesday. Four adults and one child were home at the time but uninjured.

April 26, 2012 | Staff report | Local


Guard’s agribusiness development team comes home

FORT GORDON–Hundreds of cheering family members welcomed 58 soldiers of the Georgia Army National Guard's Agribusiness Development Team 1 (ADT-1) home from Logar Province, Afghanistan. Maj. Gen. Jim Butterworth, Georgia's Adjutant General, was present to welcome the soldiers home.

April 26, 2012 | 1st Lt. William Carraway Georgia Department of Defense | Local


Effingham CVB to mark 150th anniversary of Camp Davis

The 150th anniversary of Camp Davis will be celebrated May 12 from 9 a.m.-6 p.m., two-and-a-half miles north of Guyton on Highway 17.

April 23, 2012 | Staff report | Local


Historic Courthouse wins Georgia Trust award

The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation on Friday recognized the Effingham County Courthouse among the best of preservation in Georgia during its 35th annual Preservation Awards ceremony in Roswell. The courthouse, built originally in 1908 by Savannah architect Hyman Witcover, received an award for Excellence in Restoration.

April 23, 2012 | Staff report | Local


Turning rails into trails

A project a long time in the making was officially dedicated Saturday in Guyton.

April 23, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


IDA: County’s economic picture is getting better

After a lengthy recession, Effingham County's economy appears to be headed in a positive direction, Effingham Industrial Development Authority CEO John Henry said.

April 23, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Allen to run for BoE seat again

Lamar Allen has announced he will seek a third term to the Effingham County Board of Education. Allen currently represents the 3rd District and also serves as chairman of the school board.

April 23, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Purcell to retire — won’t seek re-election

Ann Purcell is bringing her career under Georgia's Gold Dome to a close.

April 23, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County moves forward on revising alcohol ordinance

Effingham County commissioners have voted to remove the separation requirement between churches in retail or business centers and businesses that sell alcohol.

April 19, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County may hike its garbage fee for recycling

Effingham County residents might face a little higher bill for sanitation next year to cover the cost of the recycling program.

April 19, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Governor signs bill re-defining chairman's post

Gov. Nathan Deal has signed into law a measure that would limit the powers of the Effingham County Board of Commissioners chairman.

April 19, 2012 | Staff report | Local


EPD: River safe for fishing, swimming

Almost a year after a major fish kill that was linked to contamination, state officials claim the Ogeechee River is safe for fishing and swimming.

April 17, 2012 | Holli Deal Bragg Special to the Herald | Local


Drug testing for welfare benefits signed into law

Gov. Nathan Deal has signed into law legislation that requires drug testing for welfare benefits and cracks down on the spreading problem of metal theft.

April 17, 2012 | Staff report | Local


Savannah readies for the power of sail

Already regarded as one of the top destinations for tourists in the South and the U.S., Savannah is about to embark on a new chapter when a flotilla of sail pays a call.

April 16, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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Tips on home heating safety

ATLANTA - With potential cooler weather in the forecast, Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens wants to remind Georgians of some heating tips to help keep their homes safe this winter.

November 11, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Early voting ends Friday, polls open Tuesday

Early voting continues through Friday for the general election, and polls will be open Tuesday from 7 a.m.-7 p.m.

October 28, 2014 | Staff report | Local


EMS celebrates 35 years of service

For the last 35 years, the Effingham County Emergency Medical Service has responded to calls for help day and night.

October 28, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


GOHS offers '5 to Drive' for teen driver safety week

The Governor's Office of Highway Safety is marking National Teen Driver Safety Week by encouraging parents of teen drivers to always set the rules before their teens hit the road.

October 21, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Savannah man dies in Highway 21 wreck

A Savannah man died after crossing the center line and causing a four-vehicle crash Thursday on Highway 21 near Highway 275, according to the Georgia State Patrol.

October 21, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Deal forms Ebola response team

Gov. Nathan Deal has signed an executive order to create an Ebola response team, which will assess current state health and emergency management procedures and produce necessary recommendations to minimize any potential impact of the disease in Georgia.

October 21, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Early voting under way for general election

In-person early voting for the Nov. 4 general election is under way in the state and will run through Oct. 31. Mandatory Saturday voting will be made available across Georgia on Oct. 25.

October 17, 2014 | Staff report | Local


State agencies announce Hunters Helping Farmers

Boars. Wild hogs. Feral pigs.

October 14, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Cash available for eligible land conservation in the state

The Georgia General Assembly has made it possible for eligible landowners to do good for their land while doing well for their pocketbook. Those who protect their qualifying land with a conservation easement by year-end and sell the resulting tax credits can earn as much as $500,000.

October 14, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Stretch of I-16 in Chatham County to be resurfaced

The Georgia Department of Transportation announced Tuesday bid awards on 13 new highway infrastructure improvement projects, including pavement rehabilitation projects on Interstates 16 and 20.

October 14, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Allen promoted to lead county staff

Effingham County commissioners have agreed to hire Toss Allen as the county administrator.

October 09, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


State awarded $6.75 million to support offender re-entry services

Gov. Nathan Deal announced that Georgia was awarded $6.75 million in federal grant money to support re-entry services for rehabilitated offenders. The grants were administered by the U.S. Department of Justice to the Governor's Office of Transition, Support and Re-entry (GOTSR) and the Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ).

October 07, 2014 | Staff report | Local


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