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IDA: County’s economic picture is getting better

After a lengthy recession, Effingham County's economy appears to be headed in a positive direction, Effingham Industrial Development Authority CEO John Henry said.

April 23, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Allen to run for BoE seat again

Lamar Allen has announced he will seek a third term to the Effingham County Board of Education. Allen currently represents the 3rd District and also serves as chairman of the school board.

April 23, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Purcell to retire — won’t seek re-election

Ann Purcell is bringing her career under Georgia's Gold Dome to a close.

April 23, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County moves forward on revising alcohol ordinance

Effingham County commissioners have voted to remove the separation requirement between churches in retail or business centers and businesses that sell alcohol.

April 19, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County may hike its garbage fee for recycling

Effingham County residents might face a little higher bill for sanitation next year to cover the cost of the recycling program.

April 19, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Governor signs bill re-defining chairman's post

Gov. Nathan Deal has signed into law a measure that would limit the powers of the Effingham County Board of Commissioners chairman.

April 19, 2012 | Staff report | Local


EPD: River safe for fishing, swimming

Almost a year after a major fish kill that was linked to contamination, state officials claim the Ogeechee River is safe for fishing and swimming.

April 17, 2012 | Holli Deal Bragg Special to the Herald | Local


Drug testing for welfare benefits signed into law

Gov. Nathan Deal has signed into law legislation that requires drug testing for welfare benefits and cracks down on the spreading problem of metal theft.

April 17, 2012 | Staff report | Local


Savannah readies for the power of sail

Already regarded as one of the top destinations for tourists in the South and the U.S., Savannah is about to embark on a new chapter when a flotilla of sail pays a call.

April 16, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Springfield starts move to hire new public works chief

The city of Springfield hopes to fill a hole in its staff with the hiring of a public works director.

April 16, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County to discuss fire fees

Effingham County commissioners are expected Tuesday to discuss fire fees for the upcoming fiscal year, after their last discussion also delved into the massive water-sewer debt the county faces.

April 16, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Hall to challenge Mallard for DA's post

Ogeechee Judicial Circuit District Attorney Richard A. Mallard hopes to maintain his position by running for office again. This year, he is challenged by local attorney Martha Kirkland Hall, who once worked under former district attorney Joe Martin.

April 12, 2012 | By Holli Deal Bragg Special to the Herald | Local


Springfield to take a look at safe serving for fall festival

Springfield officials will continue to look at ways to provide training for those who may be manning the beer tent at the upcoming fall festival.

April 12, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County puts alcohol separation rules back on the table

Effingham County commissioners will wait until their next meeting to delve into distance requirements between churches and outlets selling alcohol.

April 12, 2012 | By Pat Donahue | Local


Rincon ready to start recycling

Curbside recycling could be coming to Rincon as soon as July 1.

April 12, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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Driving ahead on the parkway

The Effingham Parkway is still a few years away from construction, but the interest in the road isn't stuck in neutral.

March 24, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Second K9 joins Rincon police’s ranks

Rincon City Council members met the police department's newest member - but didn't offer any treats.

March 17, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Lundy sworn in as Guyton police chief

Guyton's new police chief isn't a newcomer to the city's streets.

March 17, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Diverging diamond work could start by end of year

Work on improvements for the I-95/Highway 21 interchange could happen before the end of the year, state transportation board member Ann Purcell said Thursday.

March 17, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County to alter rec board makeup

By a split decision, Effingham County commissioners decided to start reducing the number of members on the county recreation board.

March 10, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Pipeline project draws questions, critics

A proposed pipeline that would cross through Effingham County drew vocal opposition last Wednesday evening.

March 10, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County awards bid to build Tusculum fire station

The Effingham County Fire and Rescue Department is expected to add another station in the next few months.

March 03, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


DOT schedules lane closures for eastbound I-16

Contractors for the state Department of Transportation, in conjunction with a $5.3 million concrete rehabilitation project on I-16 from exit 152 to exit 162, will be installing temporary lane closures on the eastbound lanes. Closures will begin Friday and will last daily from 9:30 a.m.-7 p.m.

February 26, 2015 | Staff report | Local


Interest grows in proposed sprawling park

There could be a wide range of activities taking place on a vast tract of land in southern Effingham County.

February 24, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County sets meeting on plans for Effingham Parkway

Plans for the proposed Effingham Parkway will be on the drawing boards for people to see at a public information open house next month.

February 24, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


EPD chief: textiles plant permit most stringent

The permit for a Screven County textiles plant that was the source of a massive fish kill is the most stringent in the state, Environmental Protection Division director Jud Turner said.

February 18, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Cities worry about effect of transportation tax proposal

As state lawmakers weigh a change in the sales tax system to fund transportation initiatives, cities and counties are starting to line up against it.

February 17, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Springfield takes a look at license plate readers

The Springfield Police Department could be the next local law enforcement unit to add license plate scanners.

February 17, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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


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