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State program to help with child care costs

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Human Services (DHS) has created a new federally funded program called Temporary Child Care Assistance (TCCA) that will be operated under the state's Child Care Program.

November 02, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


Tackling childhood obesity

ATHENS - Georgia ranks as the third worst in the nation for overweight or obese children. That status has the attention of university researchers; government agencies; and health care, public health, philanthropic and community organizations from across Georgia who will convene in Atlanta in November to share findings and identify ways in which they can act together to address one of the worst public health concerns in the state - and the nation.

November 02, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


Team of specialists to boost expertise in state hospitals

ATLANTA - The state agency in charge of Georgia's psychiatric hospitals is bringing in more than two dozen clinicians, experts and trainers to dramatically boost the expertise available in those facilities.

November 02, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


New Assessors Board members

November 02, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


Munthe promoted to lieutenant

Norman Munthe of Guyton has been promoted to lieutenant for the Bloomingdale Fire Department.

November 02, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


Trick or treating tips

Rincon Police Department Sgt. Phillip Scholl gave a talk Thursday to some of Rincon Elementary School's students on Halloween safety. "If you go with an adult, you need to make sure you stay with them," he told the kids.

October 29, 2009 | Rick Lott | Local


Rincon gets ready to move ahead with Patriots Park plans

Work on Rincon's Patriots Park could begin before the end of the year, after city council selected a winning bid Monday.

October 29, 2009 | Rick Lott | Local


County to seek DOT Gateway grant

Effingham County commissioners face a deadline today to apply for a state Gateway grant.

October 29, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Grant may help Guyton go green

Guyton is hoping a grant through the federal stimulus pipeline will help it become a little greener.

October 29, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Barnes to take over Georgia EPD

ATLANTA - The Georgia Board of Natural Resources appointed F. Allen Barnes as the director of the Environmental Protection Division (EPD) of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources.

October 29, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


Woodward to lead Coastal Resources Division

BRUNSWICK - The Georgia Department of Natural Resources announced the appointment of A.G. Spud Woodward as director of the DNR Coastal Resources Division (CRD) effective Dec. 1. Woodward was recommended by Commissioner Chris Clark and approved by the Board of Natural Resources at their monthly board meeting in Atlanta. Woodward succeeds Susan Shipman, who served as CRD Director for seven years and who will retire on Nov. 30 after 31 years of service to DNR.

October 29, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


Highway 30 reopened

Highway 30 has been reopened after a five-car accident Thursday afternoon led to a temporary shutdown.

October 29, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


USDA won’t issue final payments for several crops

ATHENS - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced recently that USDA will not issue final 2008 counter-cyclical payments to farmers enrolled in the Direct and Counter-cyclical Program for peanuts, corn, grain sorghum, soybeans and oats because average commodity prices remain above levels that trigger these payments.

October 27, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


UGA grant could help cut energy bills, create jobs

ATHENS - A $1.3 million stimulus grant to University of Georgia College of Family and Consumer Sciences will help Georgians reduce their energy bills and carbon footprint and create jobs in Georgia.

October 27, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


FSA report shows where farm land in U.S. is in foreign hands

ATHENS - USDA's Farm Service Agency (FSA) earlier this month released the latest report on foreign holdings of U.S. agricultural land. The publication contains statistics through Feb. 28, 2008, regarding the 20.9 million acres of U.S. agricultural land in which foreign persons hold an interest.

October 27, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


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Primary results

Effingham County Sheriff's Office Maj. Scott Lewis will be the next Effingham County magistrate after he won a three-way race in Tuesday's general ...

May 25, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Effingham County Commission chairman candidates

Age: 62

May 19, 2016 | Staff report | Local


County commission chairman candidates

Age: 60

May 19, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Superior Court judges

Age: 49

May 19, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Magistrate court candidates

Age: 58

May 19, 2016 | Staff report | Local


House District 159 candidates

Age: 63

May 19, 2016 | Staff report | Local


House District 159 candidates

Age: 37

May 19, 2016 | Staff report | Local


School board District 5 candidates

Family: Married to Herlene Blake White and we have two children, Dr. Torian White of Brooklet and Tiffani Neely of Snellville.

May 19, 2016 | Staff report | Local


School board District 5 candidates

Age: 41

May 19, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Lundy making a bid for Bulloch commission

Guyton's public safety director, Kelphie Lundy, is a Bulloch County native who has lived in the county all his life, and hopes to give ...

May 18, 2016 | By Holli Deal Saxon Statesboro Herald | Local


Polls to open Tuesday for primaries

Advance voting for the May 24 general primary will continue through Friday at the Effingham County Board of Elections and Registration office and also at ...

May 17, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Judge hopefuls state their claim to the bench

The three candidates for the Ogeechee Judicial Circuit Superior Court judge position said they would be accessible to Effingham County residents.

May 13, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Candidates for magistrate court praise each other

Two candidates for the chief magistrate judge said each other would be a viable pick for the open seat - but also extolled why they were ...

May 13, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


School board candidates lay out positions at forum

The Effingham County Board of Education District 5 incumbent and the challenger to the seat agreed that public tax money should be directed toward local ...

May 11, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Burns touts record, Almond promises more energy at forum

State Rep. Jon Burns said at candidates' forum Thursday night he is proud of his record but challenger Daniel Almond said the current majority leader ...

May 11, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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