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Local author to hold book signing Saturday

Local novelist Bill Buske, published by iUniverse, Inc., the leading provider of publishing technology solutions for authors, announced that there will be a book signing of his novel, "Beach Songs," on Aug. 19 from 1-4 p.m. at the Book Nook in Rincon.

September 07, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


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


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AAA offering Tow2Go

One in five consumers said they have never used a designated driver while away from home and drinking, according to a recent AAA Consumer Pulse™ Survey. AAA and Bud Light urge motorists to plan ahead for the holiday weekend if they will be out drinking. This means choosing a designated driver, staying where you are celebrating, using a cab or finding another form of sober transportation.

November 26, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Ebenezer Crossing to be preserved

One of the most historically significant and ecologically fragile areas of Effingham County will be preserved for future generations.

November 26, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County to buy land for central park complex

Effingham County commissioners took a big step last Tuesday night toward building a central recreation park.

November 26, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Insurance office states case for safe cooking

ATLANTA - Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens urges Georgians to use caution with holiday cooking, and when they heat up leftovers on the stove after the holidays.

November 25, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Drivers reminded to buckle up, drive safely

The busiest travel period of the year is under way, putting more people on the road, and unfortunately increasing the likelihood of crashes. Law enforcement agencies across the state are joining in a national effort to reach all Thanksgiving travelers with one important message: buckle up.

November 25, 2014 | Staff report | Local


County, hospital work out agreement

Effingham County commissioners and Effingham Health System officials have agreed on a plan that will ensure the hospital's funding and enables both bodies to track the payments to the hospital.

November 18, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Democrats choose committee members

The Effingham County Democratic Committee recently held a public caucus to elect and re-elect members to the committee to represent all Democrats in the county. Vice- hair Jimmie Snooks presided over the election.

November 11, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Rincon agrees to fee cut for Habitat project

Rincon City Council members agreed last month to cut the fees by $100 for a home being built by Habitat for Humanity of Effingham County.

November 11, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County, ECRP ready to move on master plan

Effingham County commissioners could shape the future of the county's recreation for the coming decade and more at their next meeting.

November 11, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Tips on home heating safety

ATLANTA - With potential cooler weather in the forecast, Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens wants to remind Georgians of some heating tips to help keep their homes safe this winter.

November 11, 2014 | Staff report | Local


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


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