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Route set for Alpha Battery’s parade

Alpha Battery of the Georgia Army National Guard's 118th Field Artillery Battalion will take its first steps on its deployment to Afghanistan marching through the heart of Springfield and Rincon on Tuesday morning.

February 26, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


Barrow: New highway bill may aid cause for parkway

The stimulus package passed by Congress and signed by President Obama may not be the panacea for Effingham County's road woes, Congressman John Barrow said.

February 23, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Kiss-a-Pig campaign to host Junior Olympics

The Effingham County Kiss-a-Pig Campaign Committee is hosting a Junior Olympic carnival and health fair at the South Effingham High School track on Saturday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

February 23, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


CGRDC to host workshops on regional plan

BRUNSWICK - An opportunity to learn, better understand and utilize the education and outreach element of the regional plan of Coastal Georgia is being kicked-off Thursday by the Coastal Georgia Regional Development Center (CGRDC) in Brunswick. It is the first practicum (workshop) of a planned six-part series being offered free to elected and appointed officials, local governments, and interested citizens, according to Lupita McClenning, Senior Planner of the CGRDC.

February 23, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


Alpha Battery to get sendoff parade

Plans are in the process to promote a parade in honor of the troops of Alpha Battery, the Springfield-based Georgia Army National Guard unit that is deploying to Afghanistan.

February 23, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


Hospital pitches its new plan

The Effingham Hospital's move to a non-profit corporation could happen soon, Hospital Authority Chairman Stephen Mobley said.

February 19, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


County won’t back Guyton annexation

Effingham County commissioners rebuffed Guyton's request to endorse its proposal to annex more than 3,000 acres, including the land where it intends to build its controversial wastewater treatment plant.

February 19, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


County picks low bidder for old courthouse work

Work is going to move forward on renovating the old Effingham Courthouse, but county commissioners were split on who should carry out the task.

February 19, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Guyton OKs aggressive selling law

Selling Girl Scout cookies in Guyton will go on - but the city is trying to crack down on what it considers aggressive sales techniques.

February 19, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Know the rules for outdoor burning in Effingham County

The outdoor burning restrictions are:

February 19, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


Bohannon on the job as the next Rincon police chief

Just hours after being offered - and taking - the job as police chief for Rincon, Mike Bohannon was on the job.

February 16, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Hospital to take look at new way of doing business

Effingham County commissioners are expected to take a recess in the middle of their meeting Tuesday to hear what the Effingham Hospital Authority has in mind.

February 16, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Bohannon named Rincon police chief

February 12, 2009 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


City levies strong accusations against former police chief

The first round of the Rincon City Council's investigation into its police department and its former chief has revealed an atmosphere of fear and intimidation, according to city officials.

February 12, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Council: New chief could be hired soon

Rincon City Council is on the verge of hiring its next police chief and could do so soon.

February 12, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


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Early voting under way for general election

In-person early voting for the Nov. 4 general election is under way in the state and will run through Oct. 31. Mandatory Saturday voting will be made available across Georgia on Oct. 25.

October 17, 2014 | Staff report | Local


State agencies announce Hunters Helping Farmers

Boars. Wild hogs. Feral pigs.

October 14, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Cash available for eligible land conservation in the state

The Georgia General Assembly has made it possible for eligible landowners to do good for their land while doing well for their pocketbook. Those who protect their qualifying land with a conservation easement by year-end and sell the resulting tax credits can earn as much as $500,000.

October 14, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Stretch of I-16 in Chatham County to be resurfaced

The Georgia Department of Transportation announced Tuesday bid awards on 13 new highway infrastructure improvement projects, including pavement rehabilitation projects on Interstates 16 and 20.

October 14, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Allen promoted to lead county staff

Effingham County commissioners have agreed to hire Toss Allen as the county administrator.

October 09, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


State awarded $6.75 million to support offender re-entry services

Gov. Nathan Deal announced that Georgia was awarded $6.75 million in federal grant money to support re-entry services for rehabilitated offenders. The grants were administered by the U.S. Department of Justice to the Governor's Office of Transition, Support and Re-entry (GOTSR) and the Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ).

October 07, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Clyo man involved in fatal crash

The Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police major accident investigation team is looking into a three-vehicle wreck that claimed the life of a Savannah man Tuesday afternoon.

October 01, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Hospital, county to work on financing

Effingham County commissioners and Effingham Health System representatives may try to revise a deal between the two groups that enabled the hospital to embark on its modernization and expansion.

September 30, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Motorcycle rider dies after collision with SUV

An Effingham County man died from the injuries he suffered when his motorcycle collided with a sport utility vehicle Friday afternoon.

September 30, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Effingham man dies as result of Bulloch crash

An Effingham County man died from injuries sustained in a Friday evening crash on Highway 119, according to the Georgia State Patrol.

September 30, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Neighbors lobby against sand mine permit extension

A sand mine operator was granted two more years to finish digging out his property, after county commissioners voted to deny a rezoning application but allow the extension.

September 30, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Goshen substation more than fire trucks and ambulances

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office has joined county paramedics and Rincon firefighters at their station on Goshen Road Extension.

September 23, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


City OKs gas station for Walmart lot

Rincon City Council members approved a final site plan for a proposed gas station to be built adjacent to Walmart.

September 23, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Investigation into fatal wreck may take months

The investigation of a deadly car crash in Effingham County on Sept. 7 might not conclude for several more months, according to the Georgia State Patrol.

September 23, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Schools, insurance agency push safe driving for teens

A local insurance agency saw Friday's Effingham County-South Effingham football game as the ideal place and time to kick off a safe driving initiative for teenagers.

September 16, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


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