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Stormy Saturday

Saturday night's storms that swept through Effingham County also ripped up a barn and a handful of pine trees on a farm near Kildare.

September 07, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Commissioners try to map out future building growth

Should Effingham County grow as much as the forecasts say it will, county commissioners are hoping to put together a building plan of their own.

September 06, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


NNA to honor Williams

Effingham County native Robert M. Williams Jr., editor and publisher of The Blackshear Times, will be honored during the National Newspaper Association's 121st Annual Convention and Trade Show, in Norfolk, Va., next month with the 2007 James O. Amos Award.

September 06, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


County pushes forward with LifeStar

The LifeStar helicopter may be calling Effingham County home soon.

September 06, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Rocket found in teen's car

A Georgia state patrolman discovered a military rocket in the back seat of a car after he pulled over a teen driver for speeding on Wednesday around 5 p.m.

September 06, 2007 | Ralna Pearson Staff Writer | Local


Retreat leads to forward thinking

Effingham County leaders headed back from a retreat with a renewed commitment to working together, organizers said.

September 06, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Sheriff pulls resource officer to handle sex offender registry

Sheriff Jimmy McDuffie has asked Effingham County commissioners to fund a new position to handle sex offender registration at the sheriff's office.

September 06, 2007 | Ralna Pearson Staff Writer | Local


Rotary Clubs band together for blood drive

In an effort to boost critically low local blood supplies, several Rotary Clubs are coming together to host a blood drive Aug. 21.

September 04, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Schofield enjoyed time as city manager

Rincon interim City Manager David Schofield has less than a week left in his temporary post before new city manager Donald Toms takes the reins.

September 04, 2007 | Ralna Pearson Staff Writer | Local


National Night Out heats up Springfield

Springfield hosted its 18th annual National Night Out on Tuesday at Ulmer Park as part of the nationwide effort.

September 04, 2007 | Sandi Van Orden Staff Writer | Local


County, IDA finish pact on I-16 park sewer

Plans for water and sewer service at the Effingham Industrial Development Authority's I-16 project are moving ahead after Effingham County commissioners agreed to a pact with the IDA on Tuesday.

September 04, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Boston not going far from Effingham

In terms of mileage, Rebecca Boston is going far. In terms of a challenge, it's more than a leap.

September 04, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Poll shows most 12th District voters back tobacco regulation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - A new poll of registered voters in the 12th Congressional District of Georgia finds that 64 percent of voters support Congress passing a bill to give the U.S. Food and Drug Administration the authority to regulate tobacco products. Rep. John Barrow (D-Savannah) is a cosponsor of the legislation. As a member of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, Barrow is expected to play a key role on this legislation.

September 01, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Chambliss, Isakson laud new border security steps

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., and Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., praised the announcement by the Bush Administration to implement a series of border security measures as a positive step forward but renewed their call for President Bush to send an emergency supplemental bill to Congress to fully fund border security.

September 01, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Mobley speaks to Sunrise Rotary

Evonne Mobley, System CTAE coordinator for the Effingham County Board of Education, spoke to the Effingham Rotary Sunrise about the Effingham Career Academy and its benefits to the community.

September 01, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


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Early voting ends Friday, polls open Tuesday

Early voting continues through Friday for the general election, and polls will be open Tuesday from 7 a.m.-7 p.m.

October 28, 2014 | Staff report | Local


EMS celebrates 35 years of service

For the last 35 years, the Effingham County Emergency Medical Service has responded to calls for help day and night.

October 28, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


GOHS offers '5 to Drive' for teen driver safety week

The Governor's Office of Highway Safety is marking National Teen Driver Safety Week by encouraging parents of teen drivers to always set the rules before their teens hit the road.

October 21, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Savannah man dies in Highway 21 wreck

A Savannah man died after crossing the center line and causing a four-vehicle crash Thursday on Highway 21 near Highway 275, according to the Georgia State Patrol.

October 21, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Deal forms Ebola response team

Gov. Nathan Deal has signed an executive order to create an Ebola response team, which will assess current state health and emergency management procedures and produce necessary recommendations to minimize any potential impact of the disease in Georgia.

October 21, 2014 | Staff report | Local


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


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