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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


Rincon chief still looking to fully staff police force

The Rincon Police Department is still two officers short of a full roster, but Chief Michael Berry told city council members he wants quality over mere quantity.

May 27, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Putting ‘fun’ in fundraiser

On a warm early Saturday in May, Becky Reece painted the faces and arms of children in the parking lot of Lovett's Tradin' Post in Rincon.

May 27, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Hill seeks re-election to Senate seat

Sen. Jack Hill (R-Reidsville) announced that he will offer for reelection to his tenth term in the state Senate. Sen. Hill has represented the 4th Senatorial District of Georgia since 1991.

May 25, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


McDaniel declares for tax commissioner seat

Linda McDaniel has qualified to run for the position as tax commissioner as a Republican.

May 25, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


No opposition for Zeigler, Loper, Brantley

There's only one candidate for Effingham County's newly-created commission chairman at-large seat, but two other countywide offices will be contested in July's partisan primaries.

May 25, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Rincon tries to keep patrol cars out on the road

The Rincon Police Department is embarking on a stringent new set of guidelines for upkeep of its cars, Chief Michael Berry said.

May 25, 2008 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Isakson, Chambliss back expanding G.I. Bill

WASHINGTON - U.S. Sens. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., and Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., announced that they are co-sponsoring legislation that would enhance the existing Montgomery G.I. Bill by improving education benefits for servicemembers, veterans and members of the National Guard and Reserve.

May 24, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


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Girl Scout Troop 30197 celebrates founder’s birthday in special way

Girl Scout Troop 30197 celebrated the birthday of Girls Scouts founder Juliette Gordon Low by honoring Peyton Donchell Thomas, who shares Low's Halloween birthday ...

November 19, 2017 | Submitted report | Local


Josh Reddick Field just months away

SPRINGFIELD - Gold-painted shovels moved the first piles of dirt on what will become a golden opportunity for the children of Effingham County.

November 18, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


World Series champ receives hero's welcome at alma mater

GUYTON -- Josh Reddick's moral compass keeps him pointed in a homeward direction.

November 17, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Lady Mustangs' rebuilding project off to good start

GUYTON - It was only a scrimmage, but South Effingham's girls basketball team looked like a good bet to surpass last season's paltry win ...

November 17, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Effingham County Board of Education hears redistricting concerns

SPRINGFIELD - Some students and parents are going to have to share in Effingham County's growing pains.

November 17, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Springfield City Council rejects plant's wastewater request

SPRINGFIELD -- The Springfield City Council swiftly and unanimously rejected DRT America's request to dispose of thousands of gallons of wastewater in the city's ...

November 16, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


City of Rincon accepting items for Mayors' Christmas Motorcade

RINCON - The City of Rincon will be doing its part to make the holiday season special for residents of Georgia's hospitals serving persons with ...

November 16, 2017 | Submitted report | Local


SANTA'S HELPER

RINCON - Santa Claus has lots of helpers. Carl Rushing is one of them.

November 16, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Volleyball skills earn Williams college opportunity

SPRINGFIELD -- The love of Hailey Williams' sports life has blossomed into a beautiful opportunity.

November 15, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Poinsettia sale underway

SPRINGFIELD -- Effingham County Middle School's FFA chapter is conducting its annual poinsettia sale.

November 14, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Poinsettia sale underway

SPRINGFIELD -- Effingham County Middle School's FFA chapter is conducting its annual poinsettia sale.

November 14, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Christmas parade to feature World Series champion

RINCON -- The Lions Club Christmas parade at 10 a.m. Saturday in Rincon will feature local World Series champ Josh Reddick. The former South Effingham ...

November 14, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Sheriff's office seeking person of interest in homicide

SPRINGFIELD -- The Effingham County Sheriff's Office Criminal Investigative Division is seeking anyone with information on the current whereabouts of Frank O'Neal Lang.

November 13, 2017 | Submitted report | Local


Commissioners OK trash deal with Atlantic Waste

SPRINGFIELD - The Effingham County Board of Commissioners has taken a step toward tidying up its residential trash collection contract.

November 13, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Crowd shows appreciation on Veterans Day

SPRINGFIELD -- Old Glory and a vivid spirit of appreciation proudly waved at Veterans Park of Effingham County on Saturday.

November 13, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


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