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Governor to sign Veterans Day proclamation

ATLANTA-Gov. Sonny Perdue will continue a long-standing state tradition by proclaiming Nov. 11 as "Veterans Day in Georgia" during a 1:30 p.m. ceremony on Oct. 24 at the State Capitol.

November 01, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Senate committee approves permanent ag disaster bill

The U.S. Senate Finance Committee recently approved their portion of the 2007 Farm Bill and the "Heartland, Habitat, Harvest and Horticulture Act of 2007" by a vote of 17-4.

November 01, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


County ready for new vehicle service

Once comments from legal counsel come back, Effingham County commissioners will go ahead with a new vehicle maintenance contract.

October 30, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Lovett ready to defend council seat

Guyton native and incumbent councilwoman Dr. Brenda Lovett is preparing to fight for her seat in this year's election.

October 30, 2007 | Ralna Pearson | Local


Domestic violence cases to get day in state court

The Effingham State Court is establishing a day for a domestic violence docket.

October 30, 2007 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


Springfield taps Rincon finance director for city manager

Springfield has chosen Rincon finance director Brett Bennett to be city manager. He is expected to start the position the beginning of November.

October 30, 2007 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


Setting the pace for United Way

The United Way of Effingham County is 35 percent toward its goal of raising $249,999, as noted by Batman (campaign co-chairman Clarence Morgan).

October 29, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Hospital lends helping hand to Americus

A hospital is usually the place a community turns to in times of crisis.

October 29, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Daniel getting into the action

Rincon residents have one female candidate running for city council as Ann Daniel has thrown in her hat for one of the three seats available.

October 27, 2007 | Ralna Pearson | Local


Hospital getting ready to open its Open MRI service

For the first time, an open MRI will be established within Effingham County, Effingham Hospital's Board of Trustees announced.

October 27, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


SRC takes possession of Mars Theater

The stage is set.

October 26, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Springfield discusses fence ordinance

The Springfield City Council has asked the building and zoning committee to create a privacy fence ordinance for the city.

October 26, 2007 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


MCUDA elects slate of new officers

HINESVILLE - The Middle Coastal Unified Development Authority (MCUDA) recently elected new officers for two-year terms. Officers include: President – Ronald E. Tolley, CEcD (Liberty County); Vice-President – Jean Bacon (Bryan County); Secretary – Dorothy Glisson (Screven County); and Treasurer – Ricky Nessmith (Bulloch County).

October 24, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Effingham Hospital welcomes new doctor

Effingham Hospital is pleased to announce that a new primary care practice will be established in Springfield soon.

October 24, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Higgins wants to bring a business perspective

"Let's chase the money."

October 24, 2007 | Ralna Pearson | Local


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Wednesday wreck claims life of longtime community servant

The Georgia State Patrol's specialized collision reconstruction team has taken over the investigation of a June 22 crash that killed an Effingham County resident.

June 24, 2016 | Staff report | Local


IDA, Chamber ready to renew contract

The Effingham Industrial Development Authority is likely to renew its professional services contract with the Effingham Chamber of Commerce.

June 22, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Commissioners approve capacity agreement for prison

Effingham County commissioners have approved an annual agreement for the number of prisoners housed at the Effingham County Prison.

June 22, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


DOT to place new pavement markers on stretch of I-16

A state Department of Transportation contractor will remove and replace reflective pavement markers (RPMs) on Interstate 16 from Candler County eastbound to Chatham County through ...

June 15, 2016 | Staff report | Local


State DOT to hold open house on I-16 work

The state Department of Transportation will hold a public information open house June 28 at Garden City City Hall, 100 Central Ave., from 11 a ...

June 15, 2016 | Staff report | Local


County approves budget

Effingham County commissioners have approved a fiscal year 2017 budget, which will go into effect July 1.

June 15, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Traffic signal at 21 and Brentwood to go into flash mode

A new signal at the intersection of Highway 21 and Brentwood Street in Rincon will start flashing today, according to the state Department of Transportation.

June 09, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Corbitt takes narrow win over Kessler

In a race that was neck-and-neck throughout the night, former Rincon city manager Wesley Corbitt won the Republican primary forEffinghamCountycommission chairman over incumbent Wendall Kessler.

June 06, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Jimmy DeLoach Parkway connector ready for trucks

The number of big trucks on Highway 21 could be reduced significantly soon, according to state officials.

June 01, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Lewis averts runoff for magistrate seat

Even with a three-man field, Scott Lewis won't need a runoff win to be Effingham County's next chief magistrate.

June 01, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


School board approves budget and trims millage

Effingham County Board of Education members have approved a budget that is larger but also reduces the millage on property taxpayers.

June 01, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Commissioners approve pay increases in first pass at budget

Effingham County commissioners have given their initial approval to a budget that extends longevity and stair-step pay increases for county employees.

June 01, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Burns rolls to win in District 159 primary

Facing his first primary challenge, state Rep. Jon Burns likely is headed back for another two-year term in the General Assembly.

June 01, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Hall, Muldrew start gearing up for runoff

Attorneys Martha Hall and Michael Muldrew will continue their campaigns to a July 26 runoff after they emerged as the two top vote-getters Tuesday in ...

May 31, 2016 | By Al Hackle Statesboro Herald | Local


Primary results

Effingham County Sheriff's Office Maj. Scott Lewis will be the next Effingham County magistrate after he won a three-way race in Tuesday's general ...

May 25, 2016 | Staff report | Local


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