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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


Rotary "pins" new members

September 01, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


National Night Out to host PPA Kids group

The Partnership for Prescription Assistance (PPA), sponsored by America's pharmaceutical research companies, will be in Springfield, stopping at the National Night Out 2007 tonight at Ulmer Park.

August 30, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


BOE, city approve deal for water line

The Effingham County Board of Education approved an agreement with the city of Springfield to run a water line down Highway 119.

August 30, 2007 | Sandi Van Orden Staff Writer | Local


Effingham officials preparing to retreat

Government and local officials from Effingham County are preparing to make the annual trip to Jekyll Island to attend the 2007 Effingham Chamber of Commerce community retreat.

August 30, 2007 | Ralna Pearson Staff Writer | Local


Guyton to put surplus items up for bid, sale

Guyton's city council held a special called meeting Monday morning to dispose of property and purchase additional property.

August 30, 2007 | Ralna Pearson Staff Writer | Local


Civil Air Patrol goes sky high

Effingham County Cadet Squadron Civil Air Patrol Georgia Unit 453 meets Tuesdays from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Effingham County High School JROTC building. The commander is Joe Yutz. Ages are 12 to 21 for cadet programs. The Civil Air Patrol is an auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force.

August 30, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


County, IDA close on sewer pact

Effingham County commissioners and the Industrial Development Authority are expected to iron out an agreement for water and sewer service at the IDA's I-16 project.

August 30, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


County driving toward vehicle policy

Effingham County commissioners are expected to decide soon who has county vehicles and where they can be driven.

August 28, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Gattman takes over at Treutlen House

Susan Gattman has taken the reins as director of the Treutlen House.

August 28, 2007 | Sandi Van Orden Staff Writer | Local


Commissioners want to take a look at closing prison

Effingham County commissioners have asked county staff to weigh closing the Effingham Prison, though a thorough analysis may take a couple of months.

August 28, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Non-profit groups can get help with United Way grants

To help local nonprofits in their efforts, the Georgia Center for Nonprofits (GCN) is offering developing outcome-based performance measures for grant-funded programs on Aug. 16 from 1:30-4:30 p.m at the United Way Building, 428 Bull St., Savannah.

August 28, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Barrow to push for FDA tobacco control

State health leaders will join U.S. Rep. John Barrow (D-Savannah) to hold a press conference on Wednesday to announce the results of a new poll conducted in the 12th Congressional District of Georgia that shows support for legislation granting the U.S. Food and Drug Administration authority over tobacco products.

August 28, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


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Springfield approves $2.2 million budget

Springfield City Council has approved a fiscal year 2015 budget, and the proposed budget is a 12 percent increase over the current spending plan.

December 16, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Operation Zero Tolerance hits the road

Operation Zero Tolerance is under way and that means increased patrols and high visibility enforcement in Georgia.

December 16, 2014 | Staff report | Local


ECHS mourns band student killed in crash

The show went on for the Effingham County High School band, even though the students were mourning the loss of one of their own.

December 13, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Rincon set to OK smaller FY15 budgets

Rincon City Council is set to approve a budget for its coming fiscal year that is smaller than its current operating plan.

December 09, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rincon may be adding another K9

The Rincon Police Department could be adding to its roster.

December 02, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


State urges doing homework on charities

ATLANTA - Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp offers advice to people planning to donate to charitable organizations during the holiday season.

December 02, 2014 | Staff report | Local


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


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