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Tall Ships visit to pay a call on Chamber members luncheon

Joe Marinelli, president of Visit Savannah, will speak to an Effingham Chamber of Commerce membership luncheon on Savannah's plans for the upcoming Tall Ships Festival that Savannah will host starting May 3.

March 22, 2012 | Staff report | Local


Hinson to seek re-election as magistrate

Judge Scott Hinson, Effingham County's Chief Magistrate, is announcing his intention to seek re-election for a second term in July's non-partisan election.

March 22, 2012 | Staff report | Local


Guyton pushes for paving, drainage upgrades

Residents in one area of Effingham County soon may get some much-needed road improvements.

March 19, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


IDA setting strategic course for its future

Members of the Effingham Industrial Development Authority believe they have a vision of what they want to accomplish and what it may take to get those done, after finishing discussing their strategic plan.

March 19, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


IDA renews pact with Chamber

The Effingham Industrial Development Authority has renewed its professional services agreement with the Effingham Chamber of Commerce.

March 19, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Springfield gets ready for next streetscape phase

Work on Springfield's long-awaited streetscape project is continuing, and its next phase could start later this year.

March 15, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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


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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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