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IDA members discuss need for more roads

When a developer's group spoke to the Effingham Industrial Development Authority last month, they espoused the need for roads.

November 15, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Research Forest plans in the works

Effingham County Industrial Development Authority members don't want the plans for the Research Forest Tract to languish.

November 15, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Comp plan moving along

Planners are hoping to put the final touches on the comprehensive plan after a public meeting last Thursday night at Effingham County Middle School.

November 15, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Senators urge President to approve Perdue’s request

U.S. Sens. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., and Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., joined with the entire Georgia congressional delegation Tuesday in sending a letter to President Bush urging him to approve Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue's request to declare a major disaster area in Georgia and utilize the executive power under the Endangered Species Act to exempt the state from complying with water reservoir releases during unprecedented drought conditions.

November 15, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


HES fundraisers to be held Nov. 3

Historic Effingham Society's annual auction fundraiser and spaghetti supper will to be held Nov. 3 in the Family Life Center of the Springfield First Methodist Church.

November 15, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Mossy Oak Music Festival

November 14, 2007 | Photos by Sandi Van Orden | Local


Red Cross thanks donors, supporters

The Savannah Chapter of the American Red Cross held its 90th annual meeting Thursday night at the Savannah Marriott Riverfront. This annual event gave the Red Cross an opportunity to recognize and thank all of their supporters and contributors.

November 13, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Zeigler to run for at-large post

November 13, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Davis has 'no animosity'

Ralph Davis bears no ill will, no malice, to the two young men who beat him, tortured him and nearly killed him.

November 13, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Chamber, IDA target gateway cleanup

Effingham Chamber of Commerce and Industrial Development Authority officials want to make Highway 21 into the county more than just a busy four-lane road.

November 13, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Forestry outlook getting brighter

There may be light at the end of a long tunnel for Southern tree growers currently struggling under depressed timber markets resulting from the housing slump. A new assessment of the South's forest resources expects timber demand to increase in the coming year, especially for lumber and building materials.

November 13, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Senators praise Corps for updating water control plan

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., and Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., announced that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has now committed to begin to update its outdated water control plan for the drought-ravaged river basin that serves Georgia and Alabama.

November 13, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Crop disaster losses signups under way

USDA Farm Service Agency Administrator Teresa Lasseter announced that eligible farmers who suffered quantity losses to their crops in recent years can enroll in the Crop Disaster Program 2005-2007 (CDP) at local FSA service centers. FSA will announce and conduct sign-up for quality losses under CDP as soon as possible.

November 13, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Hospital expands its rehab unit

She called it the "chamber of pain," but Ruth Lee readily showed the full range of motion she had on her left arm, thanks to Effingham Hospital's physical therapy unit.

November 13, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Uzupan runs for love of the city

Tim Uzupan is running for Springfield City Council because of his love for the city.

November 13, 2007 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


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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


Qualifying for municipal races to start late next month

Qualifying for the three municipal elections in Effingham County is set to begin late next month.

July 28, 2015 | Staff report | Local


County millage rate set at 28.799 for FY16

Effingham County's millage rate for the coming fiscal year has been set at 28.799.

July 21, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


New car, officers for Rincon Police

The Rincon Police Department is now at full staff, with three new offices, its latest K9 ready for service and city council's approval to ...

July 21, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Two Effingham men hurt in Monday wreck

Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police are investigating the collision of two pickup trucks that left one driver dead and two others injured Monday afternoon.

July 21, 2015 | Staff report | Local


State asks for feedback on historic preservation plan

The Historic Preservation Division of the Department of Natural Resources has begun the process of updating Georgia's statewide historic preservation plan, a document that ...

July 14, 2015 | Staff report | Local


Military convoy to affect traffic on I-16, I-95

Military vehicles from the 3rd Infantry Division will convoy from Hunter Army Airfield to Fort Stewart during the late hours of July 16.

July 14, 2015 | Staff report | Local


State’s tax revenues up 3.1 percent for June

Gov. Nathan Deal announced Monday that Georgia's net tax collections for June totaled nearly $1.82 billion, an increase of $55.2 million, or ...

July 14, 2015 | Staff report | Local


City already working on next Freedom Rings

City of Rincon officials are reviewing how they can make the annual Freedom Rings event better.

July 14, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Barrow appealing ruling on Guyton permit

The city of Guyton faces another legal challenge to its plans to build a wastewater treatment plant.

July 14, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Historic Society seeks county help with improvements

The Historic Effingham Society wants to make improvements to the Living History Site and the Effingham Museum - and it's looking for some help from ...

July 14, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Guyton OKs budget for FY16

Guyton City Council has adopted a budget for fiscal year 2016 that is a reduction from the previous year's spending plan - but still allows ...

July 14, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County, Rincon to work on inmate work crew deal

Rincon City Council and Effingham County commissioners are trying to finalize an agreement that will provide an inmate work crew for the city.

July 07, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rec complex master plan could be done soon

Effingham County commissioners and recreation officials could get drawings in two weeks of what their proposed large central complex may look like.

June 30, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Repaving, restriping set to start soon on county roads

Repaving and restriping on some of Effingham County's most difficult roads is expected to commence soon, after commissioners approved bids for work at their ...

June 30, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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