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County close to an OK on gold buyer law

Local gold buyers will have to hold on to their purchases a little while longer, if a proposed ordinance goes through.

January 19, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Tourism team to show off its results to community

It was very early, on a cool November morning, with dew still clinging to the long grass and pine needles and the sun peaking brightly through the stately oaks and dogwoods on a high bluff above the Savannah River, just south of Clyo, when the Tourism Resource Team first laid eyes on the John Adam Treutlen Home site.

January 19, 2012 | Staff Report | Local


Springfield Council gives go-ahead to recycling

Curbside recycling soon will be coming to Springfield, after city council members approved an amendment in their garbage collection contract to include recycling service.

January 16, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Ready to serve again

Guyton City Clerk Debra Scruggs administers the oath of office to Alderman Dr. Brenda Lovett and Mayor Michael Garvin prior to the start of the Jan. 10 Guyton City Council meeting. Lovett and Garvin, along with Les Pevey, did not face any opposition in their re-election bids. Pevey was unable to attend the meeting and will be sworn in to his next term of office at a later date.

January 16, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


The origin of ‘the dream’

As Gregory Brunson looked around the room at the Effingham County administrative complex, he took note of what he saw and let those in attendance know - blacks and whites seated next to one another.

January 16, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


OED to stage ‘Idol’ this year

Students in Effingham middle and high schools will have a chance to show off their star power at the first Effingham Idol.

January 12, 2012 | By Calli Arnold | Local


MLK Jr. Day activities set

The annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day observance breakfast will be held Monday at 7:30 a.m. at the Effingham County Administrative Complex.

January 12, 2012 | Staff Report | Local


Council puts carts law into neutral

Springfield City Council wants to know more about a new state law before taking action on a golf cart ordinance.

January 12, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


City says sewage plant is viable

Building a wastewater treatment plant would be cheaper than the alternatives, a Guyton City Council member said Tuesday morning.

January 12, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Commissioners opt to keep Herbert Kessler Road open

An Effingham County road whose residents have complained of speeders and some of whom asked for the road to be closed will remain open, county commissioners decided.

January 09, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Contributors to Empty Stocking Fund

Following are the contributors to the Effingham County Empty Stocking Fund.

January 09, 2012 | Staff Report | Local


Riverkeeper to appeal consent order

A court hearing regarding an appeal to a consent order against a Screven County textiles plant is slated for Jan. 23, said Ogeechee Riverkeeper Diana Wedincamp.

January 09, 2012 | By Holli Deal Bragg Special to the Effingham Herald | Local


Woman dies following accident on 119

A woman died Friday afternoon following a single-vehicle accident on Highway 119 north, according to the Effingham County Sheriff's Office.

January 06, 2012 | Staff report | Local


County selects site, scheme for new jail

Planning for a new Effingham County Jail will go forward, and the new jail will be built near the site of the current one, county commissioners decided Tuesday.

January 05, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rincon won’t put Sunday sales on March ballot

Rincon will not include a referendum on Sunday alcohol sales on its March 6 presidential preference primary ballot.

January 05, 2012 | By Calli Arnold | Local


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Red Cross still in urgent need of blood

The American Red Cross continues to have an urgent need for blood donors of all blood types to give before the Labor Day holiday, even after many more donors stepped up to give following an urgent call issued in late July.

August 07, 2014 | Staff report | Local


County to take up water pact for possible development

Effingham County commissioners are expected at Tuesday's meeting to delve into how to provide water and sewer service to a potential development off Old Augusta and Chimney roads.

August 04, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


ECSO needs help for its K-9 unit

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office K-9 unit has helped the community in a number of ways. Now, the ECSO is hoping the public will return the gesture.

July 31, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


State issues recall of fruits

Agriculture Commissioner Gary W. Black is alerting Georgians to the recall of some stone fruits (including plums, peaches and nectarines), and related made-in-store items prepared with these stone fruits that have been distributed in Georgia, because the products may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Georgia Department of Agriculture inspectors will be checking retail stores to make sure the recalled product is removed from sale.

July 29, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Probate judges get up-to-date on changes in carry law

Georgia probate judges began readying themselves for the changes in the state's weapons carry law, many of which directly affect the way judges handle firearms applications, prior to the law becoming effective on July 1.

July 28, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Springfield eyes sidewalk, drainage improvements

A day-long discussion by Springfield City Council members and key staff could lead to the go-ahead for several projects and improvements around the city.

July 28, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rincon OKs warranty, change order for fire station

The city of Rincon has started the one-year warranty period for its newest fire station.

July 28, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County to vacate court order on gaming machines

A state law that rescinded a previous policy has prompted Effingham County commissioners to agree to vacate a 2010 court order.

July 28, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Consultant to help find ways to lower ISO ratings

Effingham County commissioners have given the go-ahead for a fire consulting services agreement.

July 28, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Fort Howard Road back open following gas leak

Fort Howard Road has reopened after a natural gas leak closed a portion of the road for about four hours.

July 25, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


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