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EMA continues Ogeechee advisory

The Effingham County Emergency Management Agency is continuing to stress that swimming, fishing or eating fish from the Ogeechee River is not advised.

June 01, 2012 | Staff report | Local


The fallen are not forgotten

Murray Kight recalled having to go with the pastor to tell his father that the younger Kight's brother had been killed in action in Korea. Tommy Allen remembered the young sailor whose place his late uncle took in the engine room stopping by their house after the war. John Kieffer told the story of the telegram his grandmother received on the front porch of her home. Jesse Simmons said his birthday will never be the same.

May 31, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


When a lifesaver needs lifesaving

March 23 began as "a typical Friday morning at Guyton Elementary," according to Principal Charlotte Connelly.

May 31, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Sheriff makes call to keep dispatch section in-house

While county commissioners question if the 911 center and the sheriff's dispatch office can be merged, Effingham Sheriff Jimmy McDuffie said that section serves a vital and necessary function.

May 31, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Tributes paid to long-forgotten final resting places

benezer's historic Jerusalem Lutheran Church honored part of its heritage Saturday - a part that has only recently been discovered.

May 28, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Three candidates file for each commission seat up for election

The Effingham County commission seats up for election this year have drawn interest from several candidates.

May 28, 2012 | Staff report | Local


Three throw their hat in the ring for at-large chairman

The opening of qualifying brought three candidates for the Effingham County commission's chairman at-large post.

May 24, 2012 | Staff report | Local


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


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Bicyclist dies in collision with SUV

SAVANNAH – A Savannah woman died Sunday after the bicycle she was riding collided with a sport utility vehicle driven by an Effingham County man.

February 16, 2015 | Staff report | Local


Sheriff’s office happy under one good roof

The various arms of the Effingham County Sheriff's Office are now under one roof - and just as happy as Sheriff Jimmy McDuffie appears to be for that, he's also happy to have them under a roof and in a building that won't be as much of a problem.

February 10, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


I-95/21 interchange bid could be awarded this summer

Effingham County's transportation ills could be getting a little bit of remedy, starting this spring.

February 03, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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