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Tourism team sees a future for Effingham in promoting its past

Armed with a report weighing in at nine pounds and 130 pages, Effingham County tourism promoters were heartened to hear what a state team had to say about the county's potential.

January 30, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


PSC member pushes for more solar, nuclear use

The newest member of Georgia's Public Service Commission wants to spread the word about solar power.

January 30, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Judge tells river watchdog, textile plant to work together

A judge ruled the Ogeechee Riverkeeper organization must work with a Screven County textiles company to come up with an agreeable alternative to a consent order filed previously regarding improvements to the Ogeechee River.

January 30, 2012 | By Holli Deal Bragg Special to the Effingham Herald | Local


ECSO, GBI looking into jail death

An investigation is under way after an inmate was found deceased in the Effingham County Jail early Monday morning.

January 30, 2012 | Staff Report | Local


Springfield to take another turn at golf cart ordinance

Springfield's work on a golf cart ordinance is back on the table.

January 26, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


The picture of health

The finishing touches - what few of them are left - are being applied to the new Effingham Hospital.

January 26, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Helping store say goodbye

Customers were jammed into nearly every nook and cranny, waiting either on the patio to get in or in a line of vehicles stretching from the drive through window back through the parking lot and all the way to the traffic light at Highway 21.

January 23, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Old Augusta work set to move forward

Work on the next two phases of Old Augusta Road could commence in the next month, after Effingham County commissioners awarded a bid for the project.

January 23, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Raisin’ the effort for the Capitol

The Effingham County Chamber of Commerce held its annual raisin bread-baking effort Thursday at Ebenezer Middle School, in preparation for the Effingham Day at the Capitol festivities. Individual loaves of raisin bread were baked, in two shifts, for the 236 members of the Georgia General Assembly, with a loaf delivered to each of the senators and representatives Monday morning.

January 23, 2012 | Staff Report | Local


King throws hat in ring for at-large chairman

A former Effingham County commission chairman wants a shot at the seat again.

January 19, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Lawmakers’ letter to EPD urges plant fund river testing

State legislators have sent a letter to the Georgia Environmental Protection Division asking for independent, third-party testing of the Ogeechee River.

January 19, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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


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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


Where to go, how to get there for River Street fireworks

In preparation for an influx of motorists traveling along Savannah-Chatham Highways during the firework displays on the Fourth of July, the Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department has implemented a traffic operations plan to reduce delays and relieve congestion.

July 03, 2014 | Staff report | Local


ECSO urging safety for the 4th of July holiday

Fireworks aren't the only potentially dangerous objects the Effingham County Sheriff's Office discourages people from shooting into the air for the Fourth of July weekend.

July 03, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


A walk in the park

The four fields at the Macomber Park expansion are done, but there is still plenty of work to do on the new phase - and on the older parts of the park.

July 03, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Deputies on the lookout for ‘slow pokes’

Along with watching out for people driving too fast on Georgia highways, officers can now ticket those driving too slow.

July 03, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


County, prison renew capacity agreement

Effingham County commissioners have renewed the capacity agreement with the state Department of Corrections for the Effingham County Prison.

July 03, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Response filed on challenge’s Supreme Court appeal

Attorneys for an Effingham County commissioner have filed their response to an appeal of the board of elections' and a Superior Court judge's decision denying a challenge to her qualifications.

July 03, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Tow to Go ready for the weekend

More than one in five consumers said they rarely or never use a designated driver while away from home and drinking, according to a recent AAA survey.

July 02, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Event raises funds for mom injured in wreck, and more

A Guyton woman wasn't able to attend a fundraiser held on her behalf Saturday, but the attendance reflected how many people are thinking about her.

June 30, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


State urging safety and legal use with fireworks

ATLANTA - While sparklers and similar non-explosive fireworks devices are legal in Georgia, Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens is urging citizens to use extreme caution to avoid injuries when using legalized fireworks during the Fourth of July holiday.

June 30, 2014 | Staff report | Local


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