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County commissioners still poring over budget

Effingham County commissioners are set to approve their fiscal year 2010 budget next week. But what that final budget will look like - nearly a month after it was going into effect - remains a question.

July 27, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


State Patrol troopers taking part in multi-state effort

State traffic enforcement officers in Georgia are working with their counterparts in four other southeastern states this week for a traffic safety campaign that targets traffic violations most commonly identified as contributing factors in fatal traffic crashes.

July 27, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


Chatham County says chicken has tested positive for EEE

Chatham County Mosquito Control has received notification that a chicken used for disease surveillance tested positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis in the first of two tests for the virus. The chicken was exposed near the Ogeechee River in Chatham County.

July 27, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


UWCE begins program funding application proces

Local non-profit organizations have between now and Sept. 14 to declare their intent to apply for funding from United Way of the Coastal Empire.

July 27, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


Screven makes room for Effingham prisoners

Effingham County will house some of its jail residents in Screven County's facility under an agreement approved by the county commissioners Tuesday.

July 23, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


ECSO applies for grant for 20 in-car computers

Effingham County Sheriff's deputies cars soon may be getting long-awaited computers.

July 23, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Guyton moves forward with creation of leisure services board

Guyton City Council took another step toward creating a leisure services board.

July 20, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Family, community pay last respects

STATESBORO - A Bulloch County National Guardsman killed in Afghanistan was laid to rest Saturday following a standing-room only funeral that packed Fletcher Memorial Baptist Church in Statesboro.

July 20, 2009 | Holli Deal Bragg | Local


Plans taking shape for Peter Giles Jr. Park

A checkerboard for Peter Giles Jr. Park is almost ready but work is still continuing on the sign for the newly-renamed park.

July 20, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


County to vote on proposed ATV park

Effingham County commissioners will have the second reading of zoning change that may allow for an all-terrain vehicle course.

July 20, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


State farmers to get $1.8M in disaster relief

USDA Farm Service Agency Georgia Acting State Executive Director David Laster announced that Georgia's farmers and ranchers will receive approximately $1.8 million in Emergency Conservation Program funds to repair farmland damaged by natural disasters that happened in 2008 and 2009.

July 20, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


USDA to make $760M in loans available to farmers, producers

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that $760 million from the Supplemental Appropriations Act signed by President Obama is available for approved but previously unfunded USDA direct farm ownership and operating loans throughout the country.

July 20, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


AAA kicking off Safe Summer Campaign

With the exception of 1992, more than 40,000 people throughout the U.S. died each year as a result of traffic crashes - 1.6 million deaths throughout the past four decades. With the Safe Summer Campaign, AAA wants to spark a change in the status quo of benign acceptance of such casualties and reduce their number through substantial education and awareness of driving behaviors to improve traffic safety.

July 20, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


Part of Old Dixie Highway closed

All lanes of Old Dixie Highway about a half mile north of Sisters Ferry Road are closed as law enforcement authorities investigate an accident.

July 16, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


Rincon looks to slow down chases

The Rincon Police Department is hoping to make pursuits a little less dangerous in the future.

July 16, 2009 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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DOT recommends traffic beacon for 17/Marlow

The intersection of Highway 17 and Marlow Road may be in line for an upgrade that could augment safety at the crossing.

April 07, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rincon tops for families in state

NerdWallet's survey results are cool with Rincon.

April 07, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Pipeline draws more questions

A company proposing to build a petroleum pipeline through Effingham County faced another round of stern opposition during a public meeting last Tuesday.

April 07, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


State DOT to hold pipeline public hearing April 21

The Georgia Department of Transportation will hold a public hearing regarding the Palmetto Pipeline's application to the DOT for a certificate of public convenience and necessity for a proposed petroleum pipeline that is expected to run from the Georgia-South Carolina border to the Georgia-Florida border.

March 31, 2015 | Staff report | Local


City to seek signal permit for new Kroger

The city of Rincon will ask the state Department of Transportation to install a "stop and go" traffic signal at Brentwood Drive and Highway 21 to accommodate the traffic stemming from the planned new Kroger store.

March 31, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County OKs new job titles at animal shelter

While continuing to search for staff for the animal shelter, Effingham County commissioners have approved new job descriptions for two of the positions there.

March 31, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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