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Larson to address state water issues at Chamber breakfast

For months now, water - or the lack of it - has been a growing concern for Georgia. The northern and western parts of the state are suffering from the worst drought in the state's history. Gov. Sonny Purdue has declared parts of the state a disaster area because of the adverse effects of the drought.

November 17, 2007 | Staff Report | Local

Statewide tax meeting coming to Savannah

ATLANTA - This fall, the Georgia Budget and Policy Institute will host a series of meetings throughout Georgia to educate the public about proposals being discussed by state legislators that would make major changes to the state's tax system.

November 17, 2007 | Staff Report | Local

Red Cross mobilizes for wildfires

With the wildfires still escalating, Red Cross supplies and volunteers are en route to Southern California by the thousands. More than 500 American Red Cross workers have been hard at work since Sunday morning and the Red Cross is expanding its services rapidly as the needs change and escalate. Here's what the Red Cross has on the way:

November 17, 2007 | Staff Report | Local

Christmas parade, Dickens festival approaching

The Lions Club Christmas Parade and Dickens Craft Festival are a few weeks away. The events will take place on Nov. 17 in Rincon. The parade will be at 10 a.m., the Dickens Craft Festival will run from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

November 17, 2007 | Staff Report | Local

Browher wants to keep millage at zero

The Rincon Reese Browher has known since he moved to Effingham at age 7 is a lot different from the town where he and his wife live and raise their new baby daughter.

November 17, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local

State forming drought response group

ATLANTA - In a joint effort, four state agencies with expertise in disaster planning have joined forces to develop policies and strategies to cope with Georgia's ongoing drought.

November 17, 2007 | Staff Report | Local

County OKs vehicle service contract

Effingham County commissioners approved a new contract for maintenance, going with First Vehicle Services.

November 17, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local

Wednesday night at the fair

Swine Show Winners

November 17, 2007 | Sandi Van Orden | Local

Guyton man killed in I-95 wreck

A Guyton man died Sunday after crashing his motorcycle into the back of a trailer on Interstate 95 in west Chatham County.

November 15, 2007 | Staff Report | Local

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

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Jarriel named Guyton fire chief

Council members took the action at their Tuesday morning meeting. Jarriel had been the interim chief after longtime chief David Starling and assistant chief Mike ...

November 25, 2015 | Staff report | Local

Effingham IDA recaps busy year

The Effingham Industrial Development Authority, in its first year-end review, discussed its accomplishments for the year so far and announced a goal to nearly double ...

November 24, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Architects to look at Springfield city hall uses

Springfield City Council members have agreed to a proposal from a Savannah architecture firm to explore how to redevelop Springfield City Hall.

November 24, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

County says no to possible landfill

Effingham County commissioners voted unanimously Nov. 3 to reject a memorandum of understanding from a sanitation company regarding the Grandview tract.

November 24, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

New bridge along 80 almost ready

The new bridge will replace an aging span across the river that state and local officials proclaim is too narrow. The state Department of Transportation ...

November 17, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Lariscy wins Guyton mayor race

Former alderman Jeff Lariscy beat incumbent Guyton mayor Michael Garvin 185-125, ending Garvin's 10-year tenure in the post.

November 10, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Polls open tomorrow for Guyton, E-SPLOST votes

Voters in Guyton will choose between incumbent Michael Garvin and challenger Jeff Lariscy for mayor. They also will have the option to vote on Sunday ...

November 02, 2015 | Staff report | Local

Authorities urge safety for trick-or-treating tonight

Trick-or-treating in Rincon will run from 6-10 p.m. tonight, and there also will be extra Rincon Police officers on duty.

October 31, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Garvin, Lariscy facing off in Guyton’s mayoral election

There is only one contested election in the three municipal elections, as voters in Guyton will choose between incumbent Michael Garvin and former city council ...

October 27, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Guyton fire chief, assistant relieved of duties

Guyton officials confirmed Tuesday afternoon that the fire chief and assistant fire chief have been relieved of their duties.

October 21, 2015 | Staff report | Local

State Patrol investigating Monday morning fatal wreck

The Georgia State Patrol is continuing to investigate an accident Monday morning that claimed the life of a toddler.

October 20, 2015 | Staff report | Local

Public gets a turn at 275 roundabout plans

The state Department of Transportation revealed its plans for a roundabout at the intersection of Ebenezer Road and Rincon-Stillwell Road at an open house.

October 20, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Driver pulled from river

The driver of a pickup who fell into the Savannah River has been rescued from the river and taken to a Savannah hospital, according to ...

October 14, 2015 | Staff report | Local

Guyton awarded grant topping $430K

The city of Guyton has received a 2015 community development block grant in the amount of $436,706 from the Georgia Department of Community Affairs ...

October 06, 2015 | Staff report | Local

DOT preaching a message of safety

State Transportation Board member Ann Purcell spoke to the Exchange Club on Thursday to discuss ongoing roads projects and to preach a message of safety ...

October 06, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

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