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Resident voices concern about potential noise problems at industrial park

SPRINGFIELD -- Jimmy Blakey told the Effingham County Industrial Development Authority that he is concerned about being followed. He lives near the Research Forest tract that ...

January 19, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local

DRT America still sniffing out odor problem

SPRINGFIELD -- During its regularly scheduled meeting Thursday night, the Effingham County Industrial Development Authority received an upate on DRT America's effort to curb smelly ...

January 19, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local

Deadline for free credit monitoring from Equifax is Jan. 31

If you haven’t signed up for free credit monitoring following the Equifax data breach of last year, your time is running out.

January 19, 2018 | Josh Furlong | Hot Topics

Here’s where you can read the first chapter and see the cover for Rick Riordan’s newest book

Best-selling author Rick Riordan recently told Entertainment Weekly that his latest book — “The Burning Maze” from the Apollo series — will have many connections to his ...

January 19, 2018 | Herb Scribner Deseret News special workflow | Hot Topics

7 quotes from Slack CEO Stewart Butterfield about failure, creativity and the internet

The Silicon Slopes Tech Summit kicked off on Thursday morning with an interview with Slack’s chief executive officer.

January 19, 2018 | Herb Scribner News Division | Hot Topics

How immigration debate pits national security against family unity

The standoff in Washington over immigration policy and whether it should be possible to bring family members to America — a process called "family reunification" by ...

January 19, 2018 | Lois M. Collins Deseret News special workflow | Hot Topics

No more signatures for credit card purchases, and it's still safer than ever

You are at the checkout at the grocery store. You pay with a credit card, and the machine asks for your signature. At this point ...

January 19, 2018 | Amy Iverson Web Team | Hot Topics

Yes, the Harry Potter books are getting a redesign; here’s why

Prepare to spend more money on Harry Potter swag.

January 19, 2018 | Herb Scribner Deseret News special workflow | Hot Topics

Have You Seen This? Dozens of pronghorn running down the highway

MONTANA — Have you ever woken up on a crisp, clear winter day and been like, "I'm gonna go for a jog!!!"

January 19, 2018 | Mary Dalrymple | Hot Topics

Have You Seen This? Security cam catches fox vs. owl showdown

CANADA — In the ultimate battle between fox and owl, who's your pick to win?

January 18, 2018 | Mary Dalrymple | Hot Topics

Fireworks to cap Josh Reddick Foundation concert

RINCON -- The Josh Reddick Foundation Concert at Freedom Park on Jan. 27 is sure to end with a bang.

January 18, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local

Kemp addresses Rotary, talks gubernatorial race later

RINCON -- Secretary of State Brian Kemp deftly avoided talk of this year's gubernatorial race while addressing the Rotary Club of Effingham County on Thursday ...

January 18, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local

Hospital board announces next meeting

The Effingham Hospital Inc. Board of Directors will meet in regular session Tuesday at 7:15pm in Kieffer Hall Community at Effingham Health System.

January 18, 2018 | Staff Report | Local

Dad posts video of his daughter at church; now it’s going viral and when you see it you’ll understan

Tyler Hull’s daughter, Aubrey, became a viral sensation when her Dad posted a video of the toddler in church.

January 18, 2018 | Amberlee Lovell FamilyShare | Hot Topics

New California declares independence from California. Is a 51st state on the way?

Is the country about to get its 51st state? Leaders of the New California movement sure hope so.

January 18, 2018 | Herb Scribner Deseret News special workflow | Hot Topics

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State jobless rate falls

ATLANTA-State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler announced Thursday that Georgia's February seasonally adjusted unemployment rate declined for the seventh consecutive month to 9.1 percent, the lowest rate since March of 2009, when it was also 9.1 percent.

March 22, 2012 | Staff report | Business

Hinson to seek re-election as magistrate

Judge Scott Hinson, Effingham County's Chief Magistrate, is announcing his intention to seek re-election for a second term in July's non-partisan election.

March 22, 2012 | Staff report | Local

All-stars shine on home court

Effingham County Recreation and Parks recently hosted the GRPA Class "B" state basketball tournament for both Junior (13-14) boys and Senior (15-17) boys. Twelve teams traveled to Effingham from all over the state to compete in the two-day tournaments, which were held at ECMS and ECHS.

March 19, 2012 | Staff report | Sports

Turkey season to open across the state Saturday

Hunters are eagerly anticipating opening day of the Georgia turkey hunting season coming March 24 and the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources Division (WRD) anticipates that the 2012 season should be a good one.

March 19, 2012 | Staff report | Sports

SoCon names Fogle as player of the week

Georgia Southern University softball outfielder Marie Fogle was named Southern Conference Softball player of the week for the week of March 12-18. The Eagle outfielder paced all SoCon batters with a .550 batting average last week.

March 19, 2012 | Staff report | College sports

SEHS Science Olympiad reaches the heights

South Effingham High School's Science Olympiad team placed third at the regional competition, held recently at East Georgia College.

March 19, 2012 | Staff report | Education

Leader Dogs visit Lions

Janet Weier, a local Leader Dog trainer, gave a presentation to the Rincon Noon Lions Club on the Leader Dog program for the sight impaired and how the dogs are trained.

March 19, 2012 | Staff report | Lifestyle

Blanks graduates from basic, advanced training

Army National Guard Pvt. Joshua D. Blanks has graduated from One Station Unit Training (OSUT) at Fort Leonard Wood, Waynesville, Mo., which included basic military training and advanced individual training (AIT).

March 19, 2012 | Staff report | Around Town

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March 19, 2012 | Staff report | Crime Reports

Mallard to run for another term as DA

Veteran prosecutor Richard A. Mallard has announced he will seek re-election as district attorney of the Ogeechee Judicial Circuit which includes Bulloch, Effingham, Jenkins and Screven counties. Mallard was first elected to the position in 2002. He will run as a Republican in the July primary.

March 19, 2012 | Staff report | Georgia's elected

Vidalia onions to be shipped April 12

The official "shipping date" for the 2012 Vidalia Onion Marketing Season is April 12, said Georgia Commissioner of Agriculture Gary W. Black.

March 19, 2012 | Staff report | Business

Positive trends in revenue

Looking inside February's numbers gives us reason to be optimistic as well as understanding that recovery continues to be slow. The largest category, individual income taxes also contains small businesses filing as individuals and so is a barometer of activity.

March 19, 2012 | By Sen. Jack Hill | Opinion

House OKs Taylor’s Law

The Georgia General Assembly is in the final stretch of the 2012 legislative session with only seven official days of session remaining. With the passage of Crossover Day, our days will consist of the House reviewing, debating, and voting on Senate bills that have passed that chamber and vice versa. As the sponsor of legislation, it is important to follow our bills to ensure that the intended goal of our legislation is clearly explained and defined, as well as being available to answer any questions regarding our proposed legislation. This requires our attendance in the Senate committee meetings to which ...

March 19, 2012 | By Rep. Jon Burns | Opinion

Lawmakers should be honest about taxes

It's difficult to be an honest person in today's General Assembly.

March 19, 2012 | By Tom Crawford | Opinion

Our legislators brief the public

"Members of the Legislature, my name is Figby and I have been asked by House Speaker Dennis Ralston - he is the gentleman over in the corner eating the Twinkie - along with Senators Tommie Williams and Chip Rogers to discuss some potential campaign issues this fall. They are, of course, your leaders and have helped make the General Assembly what it is today.

March 19, 2012 | By Dick Yarbrough | Opinion

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