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ECSO mourns passing of retired longtime K9

Canine handler Cpl. Jamie Thompson, and the entire Effingham County Sheriff's Office are mourning the loss of K9 Lt. "Conan."

April 23, 2014 | Staff report | Local

Eden exterminator gets $1M lottery prize

ATLANTA – Purchasing a Georgia Lottery instant ticket was a grand slam for an Effingham County man, who won big while buying a cup of joe. Mathew McGee, 45, won a $1 million top prize playing the instant game $10 Million Cash Spectacular.

April 22, 2014 | Staff report | Local

Mars benefit bike ride coming this Saturday

The fourth annual Mars Theatre benefit ride will be held Saturday at 8 a.m. The registration fee is $40 per rider over 12 years old. Children under 12 ride for free.

April 21, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town

Just dropping in

The Habersham School's annual egg drop had a familiar look to it Thursday.

April 21, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education

IDA approves work for well on Medient tract

The plans for the largest movie studio complex in North America took a small but necessary step Wednesday evening.

April 21, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Business

Rincon OKs August country music event at park

Rincon City Council members cleared the way for a country music festival at Freedom Park this August, but they still have to finalize fees and policies for the venue.

April 21, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

County weighs changes to fees

Effingham County commissioners didn't approve a new schedule of fees, but after their discussion on the topic, a restructuring appears to be in the offing.

April 21, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Effingham County Sheriff's Office reports

April 4

April 21, 2014 | Staff report | Crime Reports

Owens thanked for his service and his two cents

Rincon City Council honored former longtime council member Frank Owens at its last meeting for his years of service on the board.

April 21, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town

Effingham Theatre to stage ‘Pride and Prejudice’ in May

Effingham Theatre's production of "Pride and Prejudice" will run May 2-4 and 8-9 at the Macomber Recreation Building on Lexington Avenue in Rincon.

April 21, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town

Effingham IDA joins forces with World Trade Center Savannah

World Trade Center Savannah announced Monday that the Effingham County Industrial Development Authority has become a founding investor partner.

April 21, 2014 | Staff report | Business

Area Agency on Aging volunteers honored

The Coastal Regional Commission Area Agency on Aging held its volunteer recognition luncheon to thank the advisory council members from nine area counties who donate their time to help oversee the agency.

April 21, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town

Gulfstream named manufacturer of the year

ATLANTA - Gov. Nathan Deal presented Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation with the Georgia Manufacturer of the Year award in the large company category. A large company is considered to have more than 500 employees.

April 21, 2014 | Staff report | Business

Eagle Scouts, longtime leaders recognized

Commandant Bobby Edwards and four other members of the Marine Corps League West Chatham Detachment No. 1326 gathered at St. John Lutheran's Church in Rincon to honor the Eagle Scout class of 2013 from the Twin Rivers District.

April 21, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town

Locals in the pros, colleges update

Pros

April 21, 2014 | Staff report | More Sports

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Georgia senators back halting IRS targeting

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., and Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., joined 37 of their Republican colleagues in co-sponsoring legislation to stop the Internal Revenue Service from implementing its proposal to curtail the political activities of 501(c)(4) groups.

February 13, 2014 | Staff report | Georgia's elected

Slowpoke Bill in neutral, for now

While legislators have the weekend off from the Gold Dome pressure cooker - with a deadline of March 20 already set for its work - the session's halfway point has been reached. Lawmakers would have been on the downhill side of the 40-day session, except that Son of Snowpocalypse forced officials and staff to flee the Capitol beginning Wednesday. At least they're working, or are scheduled to, on Monday, which is a holiday.

February 13, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Opinion

State House tries to clear up interest

It was very good to get back to work at the State Capitol after the temporary closure due to the inclement weather two weeks ago. We addressed, and passed, a bill that could potentially affect the pocketbook of every Georgian. Personal finances are always a concern for individuals trying to earn a living for the betterment of their families. Many Georgians have been frustrated with additional fees charged by local financial institutions that were vaguely annotated by our banks as "interest."

February 13, 2014 | By Rep. Bill Hitchens | Opinion

Bills coming fast and furious in session

State Sen. Buddy Carter (R-Pooler) will be reporting each week during the legislative session. The session began Jan. 13 and is expected to last until the first of March.

February 13, 2014 | By Sen. Buddy Carter | Opinion

For Trowells, it’s love, hope and faith

Dear Editor,

February 13, 2014 | Staff Report | Letters to the Editor

High school honor rolls

Honor rolls for the second nine-week grading period for Effingham County's two high schools:

February 13, 2014 | Staff Report | Education

Middle school honor rolls

Honor rolls for the second nine-week grading period for Effingham County's three middle schools:

February 13, 2014 | Staff Report | Education

It’s a first for GSU at the Capitol

State lawmakers got a formal introduction to Georgia Southern University last Thursday when university officials went to Atlanta for the first Georgia Southern Day at the Capitol.

February 13, 2014 | Staff report | Education

On churches, transparency and cults

It was a good question.

February 13, 2014 | By Rev. Dr. Bob LeFavi | Church

Moretz to serve 10 years in prison

Kim Moretz was sentenced Wednesday to 10 years in prison, and another five years of probation, following her conviction last week in concealing the death of Charlie Ray III.

February 12, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local

Candidates state their cases with GHFF

With the general primary approaching quickly, political candidates are busy espousing their conservative credentials across south Georgia.

February 10, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Clyo man wins $400K in Georgia Lottery game

ATLANTA - A Georgia Lottery instant ticket worth $400,000 was sold in Effingham County. Gurudev Datta Inc., in Clyo, sold a 20X The Money instant ticket with a $400,000 top prize.

February 10, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town

Kingston to hold day office in Rincon

A representative from U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston's office will be in Effingham County to meet with anyone who needs assistance with a federal agency during Tuesday's congressional day office.

February 10, 2014 | Staff report | Georgia's elected

Accountability courts making a difference

The first week of February continued a very active, focused week of floor activity and committee deliberation. We heard the annual report on the State of the Judiciary. In his first address as leader of our highest court, Chief Justice Thompson applauded a series of criminal justice reform bills passed over the last few years.

February 10, 2014 | By Rep. Jon Burns | Opinion

USDA taking rural enterprise business grant applications

Applications are currently being accepted for the USDA Rural Business Enterprise Grant for projected 2014 funding of the program. The RBEG program provides grants for rural projects that finance and facilitate development of small and emerging rural businesses, help fund distance learning networks, and help fund employment related adult education programs.

February 10, 2014 | Staff report | Business

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