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Heidt asks for change of venue

Attorneys for an Effingham County man accused of killing his father and brother and severely wounding his mother have filed nearly 30 motions with the Effingham County Superior Court.

July 16, 2009 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Parents urged to keep cars safe for kids in summer

ATLANTA - As temperatures increase and family schedules change, parents and caregivers should avoid leaving children unsupervised in or near vehicles.

July 16, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


Mathews assumes role as EH chief of staff

Dr. Christopher Mathews has been selected as the Effingham Hospital's chief of staff, replacing the outgoing Dr. George Brelsford.

July 13, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Community remembers fallen soldier

A Portal National Guardsman killed last week in Afghanistan is being remembered as well-liked and respected.

July 13, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


June initial jobless claims jump

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced that 88,756 laid-off workers filed first-time claims for state unemployment insurance benefits in June, an increase of 94.8 percent from June 2008.

July 13, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


State to unveil new driver’s licenses

ATLANTA - Gov. Sonny Perdue has announced that Georgia Department of Driver Services is preparing to issue new and improved driver's licenses and identification cards by fall. The new cards will combat document fraud and protect the identities of Georgia's citizens by using the latest credentialing technology.

July 13, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


Statesboro Guardsman killed in Afghanistan

A Statesboro National Guardsman was one of two Georgia soldiers killed earlier this week in Afghanistan when an improvised explosive device detonated near the vehicle.

July 09, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


Acreage reporting deadline extended

Because of extreme weather conditions many producers have not filed a 2009 acreage report. Producers may also need to request prevented planting or report failed acreage if applicable. Where the crop acreage deadlines have not passed for 2009, the final crop reporting dates are extended to Aug. 14, with the exception of the Noninsured Crop Assistance Program.

July 09, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


Taking aim at a deadly scenario

With the constant chatter of an automatic weapon ringing through the halls - which were now filled with smoke and noise - Effingham sheriff's deputies worked their way down the hall, looking for the gunman, or gunmen, on the loose.

July 09, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Effingham Hospital preparing for Renfro’s commemorative history

The Effingham Hospital Board of Trustees will host a book signing and reception Nov. 7 to unveil "Medicine in Effingham County 1734-2009."

July 09, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


Star-spangled salute

July 06, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


County eyes date for end of OAR work

The first section of the long-waited Old Augusta Road improvements remain on track, County Administrator David Crawley said.

July 06, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Accident delays traffic on Hwy. 21

July 06, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


NFL star tells youth to hit the books first

Armed with his Super Bowl ring and mini Lombardi Trophy, Nick Eason delivered a simple and direct message to Guyton-area youth Thursday night.

July 06, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


County set to take off on landing pad

Work on the long-awaited landing site and building for the LifeStar air ambulance could start by the end of the month.

July 06, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


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EPD chief: textiles plant permit most stringent

The permit for a Screven County textiles plant that was the source of a massive fish kill is the most stringent in the state, Environmental Protection Division director Jud Turner said.

February 18, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Cities worry about effect of transportation tax proposal

As state lawmakers weigh a change in the sales tax system to fund transportation initiatives, cities and counties are starting to line up against it.

February 17, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Springfield takes a look at license plate readers

The Springfield Police Department could be the next local law enforcement unit to add license plate scanners.

February 17, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Bicyclist dies in collision with SUV

SAVANNAH – A Savannah woman died Sunday after the bicycle she was riding collided with a sport utility vehicle driven by an Effingham County man.

February 16, 2015 | Staff report | Local


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