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EPD bars new groundwater withdrawal from aquifer

Effective immediately, the Georgia Environmental Protection Division will prohibit new groundwater withdrawals in the coastal Georgia counties of Chatham, Bryan, Liberty and the portion of Effingham County south of Highway 119.

May 20, 2013 | Staff report | Local


Teen hit by car in critical condition

A 14-year-old boy was critically injured Thursday morning when he was hit by a car while walking to his bus stop.

May 16, 2013 | Staff report | Local


State wants to reduce motorcycle fatalities

While Georgia experienced fewer motorcycle deaths overall in 2012, motorcyclists in the state are killed at a rate disproportionate to their counterparts in passenger cars, according to an analysis by the Georgia Governor's Office of Highway Safety.

May 13, 2013 | Staff report | Local


Chairman: Findings in, but audit still 2-3 weeks away

An auditor's findings on the 2012 county audit were presented to Effingham County officials Friday afternoon, but the audit itself won't be ready for another couple of weeks, county commission Chairman Wendall Kessler said Monday.

May 13, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Residents say ‘no’ to KAF permit

State Environmental Protection Division officials heard a continued chorus from Ogeechee River residents, property owners and enthusiasts - no more dumping of pollutants into the stream.

May 09, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Group of commissioners press for changes atop county

A county commission meeting that was not held has become part of a swirling, building mass of allegations and possible changes in county leadership.

May 09, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Hursey completes judicial education seminar

Effingham County Superior and State Court Clerk Elizabeth Z. Hursey attended the 2013 mandated and certified continuing judicial education annual spring seminar for Superior and State Court Clerks of Georgia on April 29-May 2.

May 09, 2013 | Staff report | Local


EPD chief open to holding public forum on river issues

The state Environmental Protection Division will hold a public hearing Tuesday night on King America Finishing's draft permit to discharge into the Ogeechee River, and agency director Jud Turner said he wants to meet with area residents soon.

May 06, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


City puts new rates in play at Lost Plantation

Rincon City Council members are hoping new rates and fees will be just the draw to hook more golfers to the city's course.

April 29, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Sheriff’s office ready to put new cars on the road

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office soon will put new cars on the road, replacing four cars no longer serviceable because of wrecks.

April 29, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Lightning bolt strikes bank

The Coastal Bank branch in Rincon was damaged by a fire caused by a lightning strike during the storm that rolled through Effingham County late Monday afternoon.

April 29, 2013 | Staff report | Local


Springfield unlikely to join future MPO

Should the Chatham County Metropolitan Planning Organization seek to include portions of Effingham County, Springfield likely won't be taking part.

April 25, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Family Promise tackling homeless problem

One group of students was not entirely focused on the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests given in Effingham County schools over the past several days.

April 25, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


State issues charitable giving advisory

ATLANTA - Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp offers advice to individuals planning to donate to charitable organizations during times of national crisis.

April 25, 2013 | Staff report | Local


Springfield sewer work almost done

Work on a long-awaited sewage improvement project in Springfield could be completed soon, city officials said.

April 22, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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Road work at intersection of Fort Howard Rd-Hwy 21 causing traffic jam

Construction at the intersection of Fort Howard Road and Highway 21 in Rincon has traffic backed up for over a mile.

December 02, 2016 | Staff report | Local


DDI construction requires lane closures on SR 21

Contractors for Georgia Department of Transportation will be paving for the diverging diamond interchange (DDI) on SR 21 at I-95 interchange in Port Wentworth.

November 30, 2016 | Staff report | Local


David Exley named Coroner of the Year

On Nov. 19, the Georgia Coroners Association held their Annual Meeting at the Macon Marriott City Center in Macon and during that meeting, the Honorable ...

November 30, 2016 | Special to the Herald | Local


Vince Dooley visits Effingham

Former University of Georgia football coach and member of the College Football Hall of Fame, Vince Dooley, was put to work Tuesday afternoon signing autographs ...

November 30, 2016 | By Zack Lee | Local


Vince Dooley visiting Rincon Kroger for book signing

Legendary University of Georgia football coach, Vince Dooley, will be signing copies of his books and other collegiate memorabilia on Tuesday from 4-6 p.m ...

November 28, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Effingham County Teacher of the Year: Bilinda Sikes

Some people grow up not knowing what they want to do with their life or what they want to be when they grow up – others ...

November 22, 2016 | By Zack Lee | Local


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