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Up to par

Ordinarily, being above par in golf isn't such a good thing - on the course. But getting the course above par is just what Seth Zeigler wants to do with Lost Plantation Golf Club.

February 09, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Corps of Engineers pushes another $2.5M to harbor deepening

The Savannah Harbor Expansion Project (SHEP) received an additional $2.5 million in construction funding Wednesday.

February 09, 2012 | Staff Report | Local


County may scratch up an ordinance for chickens

Chickens will be back on the table before Effingham County commissioners tonight.

February 06, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rincon man suffers gunshot wound at gun show

A 26-year-old Rincon man was rushed to treatment after leaving a gun show and accidentally shooting himself at the Savannah Civic Center on Sunday afternoon.

February 06, 2012 | Staff Report | Local


Fort Howard Road work moves along

Work on the Fort Howard Road is progressing, Rincon city officials said, and is on target for its projected completion date.

February 06, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Autopsy says inmate died of natural causes

Initial autopsy reports indicate natural causes in the death of an Effingham County Jail inmate who was found unresponsive in her jail cell by a detention officer.

February 02, 2012 | Staff report | Local


Lowe’s builds together for the YMCA

Effingham YMCA Executive Director Kim Dennis was tickled when the Y was selected by local Lowe's employees to benefit from a $1,500 grant for repairs and improvements on their day camp playground.

February 02, 2012 | By Calli Arnold | Local


IDA may seek better zoning class for Research Forest

The Effingham Industrial Development Authority will ask for a change in zoning for its massive Research Forest Tract.

February 02, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Close to home

The oohs and aahs were frequent as people toured the OR, ER and other areas of the new Effingham Hospital.

January 30, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Tourism team sees a future for Effingham in promoting its past

Armed with a report weighing in at nine pounds and 130 pages, Effingham County tourism promoters were heartened to hear what a state team had to say about the county's potential.

January 30, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


PSC member pushes for more solar, nuclear use

The newest member of Georgia's Public Service Commission wants to spread the word about solar power.

January 30, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Judge tells river watchdog, textile plant to work together

A judge ruled the Ogeechee Riverkeeper organization must work with a Screven County textiles company to come up with an agreeable alternative to a consent order filed previously regarding improvements to the Ogeechee River.

January 30, 2012 | By Holli Deal Bragg Special to the Effingham Herald | Local


ECSO, GBI looking into jail death

An investigation is under way after an inmate was found deceased in the Effingham County Jail early Monday morning.

January 30, 2012 | Staff Report | Local


Springfield to take another turn at golf cart ordinance

Springfield's work on a golf cart ordinance is back on the table.

January 26, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


The picture of health

The finishing touches - what few of them are left - are being applied to the new Effingham Hospital.

January 26, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | 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


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