The Effingham County Sheriff's Office has in place a new program that could help track missing Alzheimer's and autism patients. The ECSO is now a part of Project Lifesaver, which allows family members of Alzheimer's patients and those with autism to be equipped with personalized wrist bands. The wristbands emit a tracking signal and if someone with a wristband wanders off, caregivers can call 911, alerting trained search teams to be brought in. According to statistics, more ...
This family went along fine for years. Then the breadwinner had a stroke, cannot work any longer, his wife continues her part-time work but it isn't enough for two young children, a mother and father. They have had to move and have given up their dreams of moving up when they have had to ask relatives to help. What will Christmas be like for these small children? What about the burden on the mother and father who ...
Effingham Hospital and Care Center will hold the groundbreaking of its modernization project on Jan. 2, 2011, at 2 p.m., with festivities taking place on the hospital grounds. Groundbreaking event plans come on the heels of this week's announcement by the Hospital Authority that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) provided its final commitment to lend its support for the long-awaited modernization plan. Hospital officials were able to secure mortgage financing under HUD's FHA ...
Effingham County commissioners are beginning the process to replace its problem-plagued county jail and sheriff's administrative complex. Commissioners voted to hire Lott and Barber to help with the selection of a design team to build a new jail. Voters, in their renewal of the five-year special purpose local option sales tax, approved a $16 million new jail project. "We have the time. Let's do it right," said County Administrator David Crawley. "We can do a much better ...
Rincon officials were glad to finally cut the ribbon on the tennis courts at Patriots Park Tuesday, marking completion of the first phase of the project. The courts have been open for public use since October. Many already have taken advantage of free play and the after sunset play, thanks to state of the art lighting installed and set by computer to turn off at 11 p.m. Most of the progress in this first phase was made ...
Effingham County drivers trying to get home from I-95 may find the often clogged exit at Highway 21 a little easier to negotiate soon. State Rep. Ann Purcell (R-Rincon) told attendees at the Effingham Chamber of Commerce's annual Eggs and Issues breakfast Wednesday that the state Department of Transportation has been given the go-ahead to turn the emergency lane on I-95 northbound into an extra exit lane, following federal approval of the idea. "That has been our ...
Even jurors struggled to keep their emotions in check as Effingham County Clerk of Courts Elizabeth Hursey read the verdicts on 11 counts. Craig Heidt hung his head after Hursey read the first verdict Thursday evening at 6:35 p.m., guilty as charged for the August 2008 murder of his father, longtime Effingham businessman Philip Heidt. The jury, after six and a half hours of deliberation, found Craig Heidt guilty on all 11 counts, including the murder ...
The jury in the Craig Heidt double murder trial has found him guilty. For more, see Friday's Herald, www.effinghamherald.net or the Herald's Facebook and Twitter pages.
The jury was dismissed at noon to begin deliberations in the double-murder trial of and Effingham man.
A jury in the double murder trial of an Effingham County man is expected to begin deliberations Thursday afternoon.
The defense has rested in the Craig Heidt murder trial. Linda Heidt read a letter from Philip Heidt to Craig that had never been delivered. Craig Heidt was wiping tears after it was read. Craig Heidt will not be taking the stand.
Defense for Craig Heidt, accused in the murder of his brother, Carey Heidt, father Philip Heidt, and of severely wounding his mother Linda Heidt in 2008, is expected to call its final witness this afternoon. Charges would be sent to the court after the defense rests.
The state rested its case against an Effingham County man accused in the August 2008 shotgun slayings of his father and brother late Tuesday afternoon, and defense attorney Dow Bonds is expecting to be through sometime today presenting witnesses and evidence on behalf of Craig Heidt.
The State has rested its case. Defense asked for a directed verdict of acquittal but the motion was denied.
In the fifth day of testimony in the double murder trial of an Effingham man, GBI agent says that the assailant's intent was to leave no one alive.
The AAA projects 93.3 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more from home during the year-end holidays, an increase of 1.6 percent from the 91.8 million people who traveled last year. The year-end holiday travel period is defined as Dec. 22-Jan. 1, 2013.
An 8-year-old child was airlifted to a Savannah hospital with serious injuries after a Saturday morning crash, according to the Effingham County Sheriff's Office.
Lamar Allen will be sworn in soon for another term as chairman of the Effingham County Board of Education, the position his father George held for eight of his 28 years on the Effingham school board.
There will be no millage rate increase for Springfield property owners, after city council members approved a long-debated fire fees plan.
Springfield is hoping to cut down on the number of false alarms its emergency services have to answer.
Springfield City Council members are scheduled to vote at a special called meeting Friday morning on final approval of a new slate of fire fees.
Work could begin on the new jail and sheriff's office complex, after Effingham County commissioners approved a change order.
ATLANTA - Georgia's annual holiday campaign of Operation Zero Tolerance begins Friday and will last through New Year's Day.
One of the state's foremost conservatives said fellow conservatives need to think about who they talk to - and how they get their message across.
Sewer fees for city of Springfield customers also appear to be on the rise.
Fire fees in Springfield could be on the rise after city council members agreed to a new set of rates.
Last year, the Lost Plantation community helped one of its own, cancer patient Ashley Toler, through the proceeds from its first Light the Night Golf Cart Parade.
Local fire departments will have a little more money at their disposal, thanks to Georgia-Pacific's Savannah River Mill.
Again this year, the Exchange Club of Effingham County will make the holidays brighter for many local families in need through its Empty Stocking Fund campaign.
Contractors for the Georgia Department of Transportation have scheduled a temporary road closure on West 9th Street between Highway 21 and N. Carolina Avenue in the Rincon.