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Ducks ready for the starting line

The rubber ducks will be off to the races again June 2.

May 24, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Dead fish along Ogeechee River prompt caution

Effingham County Emergency Management Agency is advising caution around the Ogeechee River. The EPD, DNR and Auburn University are investigating a handful of dead fish around the Highways 301 and 24 crossover.

May 24, 2012 | Staff report | Local


Barrow to host veterans’ town halls

U.S. Rep. John Barrow (D-Augusta) will host two town hall meetings Memorial Day to discuss veterans' issues. The town hall meetings, taking place in Augusta and Statesboro, will allow Barrow to meet with 12th District veterans and their families, thank them for their service, and listen to their concerns.

May 24, 2012 | Staff report | Local


Memorial Day program to be held Monday at Veterans Park

Citizens are invited and urged to take an hour or two on Memorial Day at 6 p.m., and remember those who went to war and lost their life defending freedom.

May 24, 2012 | Staff report | Local


Effingham Hospital stages Hurrex 2012 exercise

Effingham Health System staged an emergency preparedness drill May 15, simulating the evacuation of their skilled nursing facility for an approaching Category 3 hurricane. The drill was monitored by public safety officials and hospital staff in an effort to better coordinate the required preparations and activities surrounding a real evacuation situation.

May 21, 2012 | Staff report | Local


Questions, concerns linger on the river one year later

One year after a massive fish kill that left about 38,000 fish rotting along the shores of the Ogeechee River, Ogeechee Riverkeeper Dianna Wedincamp said conditions have not improved.

May 21, 2012 | By Holli Deal Bragg Special to the Herald | Local


Hitchens to run for District 161 seat

After retiring from serving the state of Georgia, Bill Hitchens considered entering public life somewhere down the road. He didn't envision becoming a candidate for elected office so soon after ending his career with public safety.

May 21, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Qualifying begins Wednesday

Qualifying to run for state and local elections begins Wednesday at 9 a.m. and ends Friday at noon.

May 21, 2012 | Staff report | Local


No change in county fire fees for now

After more discussion and public input, Effingham County commissioners have opted not to change the fire fees - for now.

May 17, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Acrimony tinges end of meeting

Effingham County commissioners entered into a contentious and potentially fractious series of arguments near the end of their meeting Tuesday night.

May 17, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


State’s high court to hear Heidt appeal

The state Supreme Court will hear the appeal of an Effingham County man convicted in the August 2008 slayings of his father and brother.

May 17, 2012 | Staff report | Local


County may move ahead with new fire fees

ir last meeting, Effingham County commissioners could be in line to adopt a new schedule of fire fees for the unincorporated portions of the county.

May 14, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


City grapples with alcohol training proposal

Festival organizers and Springfield city officials still are trying to figure out how best to conduct the fall event - and protect the city's interests.

May 14, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Springfield could put more buildings online in 3D

Springfield is taking another step toward creating a historic district - and giving it a digital touch.

May 10, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Local GOP sees if penny tax for roads makes sense

Speaking Monday to the Effingham County Republican Party, Georgia Department of Transportation engineer Brad Saxon said he wasn't there to lobby for support of the penny sales tax for transportation improvements Georgians will vote on in July.

May 10, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


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City pushing ahead on EIP grant for new Kroger

As trucks roll in and out of the site for the planned new Kroger, the city of Rincon is taking steps to help the process.

May 12, 2015 | Staff report | Local


State campaign aims to cut down on road fatalities

Transportation and law enforcement officials across Georgia kicked off DriveAlert ArriveAlive, a year-long multi-agency campaign to call attention to an 25 percent increase in roadway fatalities in the first quarter of 2015 and how changes in driver behavior can help to decrease these numbers.

May 12, 2015 | Staff report | Local


State to ramp up efforts to erase child sex trafficking

The state is planning a major push to eliminate child sex trafficking, and it will kick off later this summer in Savannah.

May 12, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


School board votes to fire accused teacher

The Effingham County Board of Education voted unanimously April 28 to fire a special education teacher who had been accused of inappropriate conduct with one of her students.

May 05, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Effingham delegation won’t back pipeline

Effingham County's state legislative delegation made it clear earlier this week it does not support the proposed Palmetto Pipeline.

May 05, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Lawmakers: Road work funding bill will help

Though it won't provide money for new road projects, the passage of HB 170 is critical for the state's transportation needs, state lawmakers said last week.

May 05, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Court date set for Rincon chief's traffic charges

The fire chief of Rincon will be in Port Wentworth Municipal Court later this month on three traffic charges.

May 05, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Burns tosses hat into ring for House majority leader

Jon Burns' star has been rising steadily throughout the Georgia Legislature. It may soon rise to one of the top spots in the House of Representatives.

May 05, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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