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The future of health

Betsy Tallent from Effingham Health System recently spoke to the Rotary Club of Effingham County and provided an update on services currently offered, as well as those planned in the future. Accompanying Tallent were Dr. Mark Mudano, orthopaedic surgeon, and Traci Knuth, his physician assistant. Dr. Mudano recently opened his practice on the Effingham Health System campus. He provided an overview of the services that his practice provides.

March 29, 2012 | Staff report | Local


SEDA pays a visit to Exchange Club

Steve Weathers, president and CEO of the Savannah Economic Development Authority, spoke to the Exchange Club of Effingham County about growth in the metropolitan Savannah area (to include Effingham County) and how the region works together to promote industrial growth in the area.

March 29, 2012 | Staff report | Local


Exley to seek re-election as county coroner

David H. Exley will be seeking re-election as coroner of Effingham County.

March 29, 2012 | Staff report | Local


Mosley to seek re-election as probate judge

Judge Beth Mosley has announced her bid for re-election as the probate court judge, a position she has held for the past four years.

March 26, 2012 | Staff report | Local


County wants input on possible alcohol changes

Effingham County commissioners hope to get public input on potential changes to the county's alcohol ordinance.

March 26, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Springfield OKs permit for fall festival on Laurel Street

Plans are taking shape for a fall festival in downtown Springfield. But first, organizers may have to learn how to best serve the expected patrons.

March 26, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Judge rules Riverkeeper has no standing in suit

An state administrative hearings judge ruled Tuesday that the Ogeechee Riverkeeper has no standing to bring a case about the Ogeechee River.

March 22, 2012 | By Holli Deal Bragg Special to the Herald | Local


Commissioners opt not to pay bill - for now

After a lengthy and sometimes sharp-edged debate, Effingham County commissioners agreed in a divided vote to repay another current commissioner's company for installing a generator - but the question is when to do it.

March 22, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Bill to limit chairman’s voting moves to Senate

A bill that would limit the powers and duties of the Effingham County commission chairman is in a state Senate committee for consideration.

March 22, 2012 | Staff report | Local


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


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Neighbors lobby against sand mine permit extension

A sand mine operator was granted two more years to finish digging out his property, after county commissioners voted to deny a rezoning application but allow the extension.

September 30, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Goshen substation more than fire trucks and ambulances

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office has joined county paramedics and Rincon firefighters at their station on Goshen Road Extension.

September 23, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


City OKs gas station for Walmart lot

Rincon City Council members approved a final site plan for a proposed gas station to be built adjacent to Walmart.

September 23, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Investigation into fatal wreck may take months

The investigation of a deadly car crash in Effingham County on Sept. 7 might not conclude for several more months, according to the Georgia State Patrol.

September 23, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Schools, insurance agency push safe driving for teens

A local insurance agency saw Friday's Effingham County-South Effingham football game as the ideal place and time to kick off a safe driving initiative for teenagers.

September 16, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Herald moving to Wednesdays

Technology and new ways of communicating are reaching and affecting even an industry that's been around for nearly 500 years.

September 15, 2014 | Staff Report | Local


County, rec board setting sights on new central park

Effingham County officials are setting their sights on building another Sand Hill Park-type complex closer to the center of the county, after a joint workshop Tuesday between county commissioners and recreation board members.

September 11, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Sunday crash claims a third victim

A third person has died from injuries in a car crash in Effingham County Sunday afternoon.

September 11, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Funeral Saturday for mother, daughter who died in crash

Funeral arrangements have been made for a mother and daughter who died Sunday in a car crash in Effingham County.

September 09, 2014 | Staff report | Local


ECHS mourns loss of beloved teacher in crash

On a tearful day at Effingham County High School, friends and colleagues of Megan Kessler reflected on the difference she made on campus and off.

September 08, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Rincon woman, her mother die in crash

An Effingham County woman and her mother died in a crash on Old Augusta Road Sunday afternoon.

September 08, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


City approves rental policy for the Mars

While the Mars Theatre's slate of shows and programs continues to expand and attract visitors, there is also a growing demand to rent the facility.

September 04, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Injured power line worker recuperating

A Georgia Power worker hurt late Tuesday afternoon is recuperating at an Augusta hospital.

September 04, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Feeling right at home

A delivery came across Sam Ingram's desk Wednesday, his second day as the agriculture and natural resources agent in the University of Georgia Extension Service's Effingham County office.

September 04, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Springfield OKs bump in millage rate

Springfield City Council members have voted to raise the millage rate, but officials say the increase won't have much effect on most property owners.

September 04, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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