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Parents urged to keep cars safe for kids in summer

ATLANTA - As temperatures increase and family schedules change, parents and caregivers should avoid leaving children unsupervised in or near vehicles.

July 16, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


Mathews assumes role as EH chief of staff

Dr. Christopher Mathews has been selected as the Effingham Hospital's chief of staff, replacing the outgoing Dr. George Brelsford.

July 13, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Community remembers fallen soldier

A Portal National Guardsman killed last week in Afghanistan is being remembered as well-liked and respected.

July 13, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


June initial jobless claims jump

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced that 88,756 laid-off workers filed first-time claims for state unemployment insurance benefits in June, an increase of 94.8 percent from June 2008.

July 13, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


State to unveil new driver’s licenses

ATLANTA - Gov. Sonny Perdue has announced that Georgia Department of Driver Services is preparing to issue new and improved driver's licenses and identification cards by fall. The new cards will combat document fraud and protect the identities of Georgia's citizens by using the latest credentialing technology.

July 13, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


Statesboro Guardsman killed in Afghanistan

A Statesboro National Guardsman was one of two Georgia soldiers killed earlier this week in Afghanistan when an improvised explosive device detonated near the vehicle.

July 09, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


Acreage reporting deadline extended

Because of extreme weather conditions many producers have not filed a 2009 acreage report. Producers may also need to request prevented planting or report failed acreage if applicable. Where the crop acreage deadlines have not passed for 2009, the final crop reporting dates are extended to Aug. 14, with the exception of the Noninsured Crop Assistance Program.

July 09, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


Taking aim at a deadly scenario

With the constant chatter of an automatic weapon ringing through the halls - which were now filled with smoke and noise - Effingham sheriff's deputies worked their way down the hall, looking for the gunman, or gunmen, on the loose.

July 09, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Effingham Hospital preparing for Renfro’s commemorative history

The Effingham Hospital Board of Trustees will host a book signing and reception Nov. 7 to unveil "Medicine in Effingham County 1734-2009."

July 09, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


Star-spangled salute

July 06, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


County eyes date for end of OAR work

The first section of the long-waited Old Augusta Road improvements remain on track, County Administrator David Crawley said.

July 06, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Accident delays traffic on Hwy. 21

July 06, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


NFL star tells youth to hit the books first

Armed with his Super Bowl ring and mini Lombardi Trophy, Nick Eason delivered a simple and direct message to Guyton-area youth Thursday night.

July 06, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


County set to take off on landing pad

Work on the long-awaited landing site and building for the LifeStar air ambulance could start by the end of the month.

July 06, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Guyton races to form leisure board

Guyton's drive to form a leisure services board may be getting a boost from a local organization trying to get youth more involved in activities.

July 06, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


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Analyst: Effingham economy headed in right direction

Effingham County's economy is heading in the right direction and could do so for a while, community leaders learned at the annual Effingham Chamber ...

September 01, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Lariscy to run for Guyton mayor

Jeff Lariscy has announced his intention to run for mayor of Guyton in the Nov. 3 election.

September 01, 2015 | Staff report | Local


City’s golf course getting noticed

One of the city of Rincon's biggest investments may be starting to provide dividends.

September 01, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Springfield grant paves way for canoe, kayak launch

Springfield's path to the Ebenezer Creek has taken another step.

August 25, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Master plan for central rec complex almost done

Effingham County officials are putting the final tweaks on a proposed massive recreation complex for the center of the county.

August 25, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Law enforcement to step up Operation Zero Tolerance

Motorists all across Georgia are preparing for the unofficial end of summer by planning last minute trips to the lake, beach and everywhere in between ...

August 19, 2015 | Staff report | Local


County agrees to settlement in Grandview suit

The long legal battle between a development group and Effingham County commissioners appears to have ended.

August 18, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Driver enters plea in triple fatal wreck

An Effingham County teenager charged in a September 2014 accident that claimed the lives of three people has pled guilty in Effingham County State Court.

August 18, 2015 | Staff report | Local


DOT announces ramp closures on 16, 95

The Georgia Department of Transportation wants the traveling public to be aware of ramp closures on I-95 and I-16 in Chatham County. The contractor has ...

August 15, 2015 | Staff report | Local


Rincon keeps millage rate at 0

Rincon City Council members approved a millage rate of 0 for city property owners.

August 04, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County OKs inmate work pact with Rincon

Effingham County commissioners have approved a contract to provide an inmate work crew and a guard for the city of Rincon.

August 04, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Commissioners want to fill seats on MPO boards

Effingham County commissioners are looking for someone to represent the county at the Coastal Regional Metropolitan Planning Organization's meetings.

August 04, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Environmental groups join action against pipeline company

An environmental-law firm has filed a "motion to intervene" in a lawsuit filed by Texas energy company Kinder Morgan, which is seeking to build a ...

August 04, 2015 | By Jason Wermers Bryan County News | Local


New Highway 21 signal in Port Wentworth ready to go into effect

Effingham County commuters will have a new traffic signal in Port Wentworth to encounter.

August 03, 2015 | Staff report | Local


Woman awaiting sentence says she’s not a drug dealer

An Effingham County woman who has pled guilty to a marijuana possession says she is not a drug dealer.

July 29, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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