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State suspends diesel tax for off-road uses

Gov. Sonny Perdue signed an executive order Monday suspending the collection of the state gas tax on diesel sold for off-road uses.

June 03, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


County weighs options on cutting fuel bills

Effingham County officials are looking at ways to pare fuel costs.

June 03, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Plans moving ahead for seniors-only housing

Effingham County commissioners took the first steps to two possible housing developments, including one reserved for seniors, at their meeting last week.

June 03, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Burn patient upgraded

One of the most seriously hurt workers in the Imperial Sugar refinery explosion has been upgraded from critical condition, according to the Joseph M. Still Burn Center at Doctors Hospital in Augusta.

June 03, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


State of emergency declared for 6 counties

ATLANTA - Gov. Sonny Perdue issued an executive order declaring a state of emergency in six counties affected by the severe weather that passed through Georgia Saturday night. The six counties are Bibb, Carroll, Douglas, Jefferson, Johnson and Laurens.

June 03, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Effingham OKs land for Springfield’s new well

The pieces are coming into place for an agreement that solves water needs for the county, Springfield and the Effingham Industrial Development Authority.

May 31, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Barrow picks up endorsement from U.S. Chamber of Commerce

WASHINGTON - U.S. Rep. John Barrow (D-Savannah) has received the endorsement of the United States Chamber of Commerce in his bid for re-election to the House of Representatives.

May 31, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


County to take part in regional transit plan

Effingham County commissioners have lent their support to regional rural transportation system that is expected to start this summer.

May 31, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Governor signs anti-dogfighting measure into law

ATLANTA - Gov. Sonny Perdue signed House Bill 301, making dogfighting a felony in Georgia.

May 29, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Absentee ballots for elections are available starting Thursday

ATLANTA - Georgia Secretary of State Karen Handel encouraged Georgians to request an absentee ballot for the July 15 general primary election and the Nov. 4 general election.

May 29, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Augusta Democrat lawmakers back Barrow

AUGUSTA - On Friday, U.S. Rep. John Barrow (D-Savannah) accepted the endorsement of every Democratic member of the Augusta delegation to the Georgia General Assembly. Sen. Ed Tarver, Rep. Quincy Murphy, Rep. Gloria Frazier, Rep. Wayne Howard and Rep. Hardie Davis all joined Congressman Barrow as he kicked off his campaign in Augusta. Sen. J.B. Powell also has endorsed Congressman Barrow.

May 29, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Hospital seeking to roll back millage

Effingham Hospital officials and county commissioners will try to work together on finding room for the hospital to expand, and hospital trustees also are looking to roll back their millage.

May 29, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Commissioners driving forward on parkway

Effingham County commissioners are going ahead with preliminary work on the Effingham Parkway. But the final tab of the entire project could be even greater than commissioners already have imagined.

May 29, 2008 | Patrick Donahue | Local


Crews battle isolated fire at Savannah River Mill

A contractor at Georgia-Pacific's Savannah River Mill was injured slightly as G-P crews and local fire departments battled a fire at the mill Wednesday afternoon.

May 29, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


McKinney: Stone doesn’t live in district

SAVANNAH - Public records show that Republican Candidate John Stone does not live in nor is he registered to vote in the congressional district he wants to represent. According to the Richmond County Voter Registration Office, Stone registered to vote in the 10th District on March 11, several months after he began his campaign for Congress.

May 29, 2008 | Patrick Donahue | Local


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Fourth-down gamble pays off for Burke County

SPRINGFIELD -- There was no magical comeback for Effingham County this time. The Burke County Bears wouldn't allow it.

September 22, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Football final scores

Brunswick 44, South Effingham 13

September 22, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Habitat for Humanity makes another dream come true

RINCON -- The happiness -- perhaps relief -- was evident on Lauren Alvarado's face.

September 22, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Effingham County Board of Education juggles schedule to recover time lost to storm

SPRINGFIELD -- The Effingham County Board of Education squeezed 1 1/2 days into the 2017-18 school calendar without extending it.

September 21, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Forensics program growing at Effingham County

SPRINGFIELD -- A lot of adults are under the impression that today's teenagers are clueless.

September 21, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Mustangs trample Phoenix

South Effingham's softball team smashed New Hampstead 15-0 at New Hampstead on Tuesday.

September 21, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


County officials work on trash backlog

SPRINGFIELD -- Due to severe weather, trash pick-up in Effingham County has fallen behind.

September 20, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


South Effingham softball team keeps rolling

South Effingham continued its hot streak in softball by whipping Wayne County 4-0 on Monday.

September 20, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Alumni and Friends Gala set at East Georgia State College

East Georgia State College will hold its second Alumni and Friends Gala, "A Night Under the Stars," on Saturday, Oct. 7 beginning at 7 p ...

September 20, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Community calendar Sept. 20 edition

Thursday

September 20, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Students put journalism skills to work for schools

RINCON - Olivia Nelson is a storyteller, but don't hold it against her. It is a good thing.

September 19, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Rincon City Council holds line on property taxes

RINCON - Rincon maintained its membership in a shrinking club Monday night.

September 19, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


South Effingham softball team sweeps four weekend games

South Effingham's softball team reeled off victories in four games in the Brookwood Tournament at Powder Springs, upping its record to 15-5.

September 18, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Bilbo in position to help county agencies, public

SPRINGFIELD -- There is something symbolic about Deputy Gena Bilbo's office. It doesn't have a door, projecting a sense of openness that she and ...

September 18, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Stirring comeback powers Rebels past Blue Devils

SPRINGFIELD -- Against a defense that had been exceptionally leaky in the first half Saturday night, the Statesboro Blue Devils eventually ran dry.

September 16, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


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