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Sales tax holiday begins Thursday

ATLANTA - Georgia shoppers will get an opportunity to purchase certain clothing items, schools supplies, computers and computer accessories without paying state and local sales tax during the state's tax-free holiday that begins at 12:01 a.m. Thursday and continues until midnight Sunday.

August 25, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Commissioners ponder road, building plans

Effingham County commissioners may be taking up master plans for both roads and buildings in the very near future.

August 25, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Immigration remains hot button

There won't be any major immigration reform attempts until after the 2008 presidential elections, U.S. Rep. John Barrow said.

August 23, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Local Guardsmen honored

Georgia Air National Guardsman Technical Sgt. Timothy Norton of Rincon, a member of the 117th Air Control Squadron of the Georgia Air National Guard was recently awarded the Air Force Commendation Medal for his achievements while assigned to the 727th Expeditionary Air Control Squadron at Balad Air Base in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

August 23, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Guyton man fights for health after multi-car accident

A Guyton man is struggling to regain his health after being hit by a pickup in a three-car pileup on Courthouse Road.

August 23, 2007 | Ralna Pearson Staff Writer | Local


Free trade also becoming an issue

Concerns over the safety of imported food and competition from foreign sources were raised during U.S. Rep. John Barrow's "Congress on the Corner" stop Saturday at Lovett's Hardware Store in Rincon.

August 23, 2007 | By Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Rincon taps Toms as city manager

Rincon's city council approved the hiring of Donald Toms as city manager during a special called meeting Thursday evening.

August 23, 2007 | Ralna Pearson Staff Writer | Local


Towne Park light to go up Thursday

The Georgia Department of Transportation to announces that a new traffic signal will soon become operational at the intersection of Highway 21/Columbia Avenue and Town Park Drive in Rincon.

August 23, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Towne Park businesses battle mid-day power outage

Businesses in Towne Park were faced with how to conduct business with no power on Monday morning.

August 23, 2007 | Ralna Pearson Staff Writer | Local


Isakson: Victory still possible

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.) spoke on the Senate floor Wednesday in support of U.S. efforts in Iraq and the War on Terror, highlighting some of the recent good news coming out of Iraq and stressing that it is critical for Congress to believe that victory is possible in Iraq.

August 23, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Sheriff's office searches for history

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office is asking the public to help them piece together the office's history.

August 23, 2007 | Ralna Pearson Staff Writer | Local


Barrow coming to Rincon on Saturday

U.S. Rep. John Barrow (D-Savannah) will hold his "Congress on the Corner" on Saturday at Lovett's Hardware Store in Rincon.

August 21, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


At Macomber, more play is the thing

Rincon's recreation director announced at the city council meeting Monday night that new playground equipment is on the way for Macomber Park.

August 18, 2007 | By Ralna Pearson Staff Writer | Local


From rails to trails

Guyton's Rails to Trails project has just about everything in place to begin construction except approval.

August 18, 2007 | By Ralna Pearson Staff Writer | Local


Rincon builders to get tip sheet

Builders working in Rincon will soon know up front what inspections are required for structures they build.

August 18, 2007 | By Ralna Pearson Staff Writer | 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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