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TEA Party brews up candidates’ forum

With early voting already under way, and barely a month before the general primaries are conducted, local voters will have their first opportunity to hear from candidates for Georgia's U.S House 12th District seat Friday night.

June 14, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


HOGs to get black-n-blue for MDA Summer Camp

Members of Savannah's Harley Owners Group (HOG) chapter will ride in the 16th annual Black-n-Blue Ball at the Mighty 8th Air Force Museum decked out in denim and leather Saturday night to raise money for local children to attend MDA Summer Camp.
Tickets are $25. A live band will perform from 7 p.m.-midnight and there also will be live and silent auctions. MDA camper families have been invited and proceeds will help 17 children with neuromuscular diseases from the Lowcountry and Coastal Empire attend camp at no charge.
The local chapter of the Muscular Dystrophy Association is ...

June 14, 2010 | Staff Report | Local


Council opposes Sunday sales

Springfield City Council members took a look at their alcohol ordinances for potential charges but they were nearly in accordance on one thing that shouldn't be altered - the prohibition on Sunday sales.

June 10, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Guyton may team with Home Depot volunteers

Guyton could be preparing for an onslaught of volunteers.

June 10, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Online contest may help fund Springfield’s fireworks show

Liberty Mutual has launched the "Bring Back the Fourth" program, with grants of $10,000 going to 10 winning communities. The grants will help communities that have cut or curtailed their Independence Day celebrations in light of the economic downturn.

June 07, 2010 | Staff Report | Local


Gratitude on display

For the first time since the end of their deployment to Afghanistan, the men of the 1/118 Field Artillery Battalion's Alpha Battery gathered at Baker Park.

June 07, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Commissioners getting ready to adopt leaner budget

Effingham County commissioners are preparing to adopt their fiscal year 2011 budget, a spending plan that represents a 5.2 percent cut in spending from a year ago.

June 07, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County continues work on four-day week

Though they don't expect to make their target of July 1 to start the four-day work week, Effingham County commissioners will forge ahead with plans for a four-day work week.

June 07, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


In their honor

With the strains of the Effingham Community Orchestra as a backdrop, Effingham residents paid tribute to soldiers who fell in battle in far-flung places during Monday's Memorial Day ceremony.

June 03, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Library support remains hot topic

Effingham County commissioners may be trying to find ways to restore funding they have proposed to cut from the county's two libraries.

June 03, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Another delay in Heidt trial?

The case of the state vs. Craig Heidt could be on hold again.

May 31, 2010 | Staff Report | Local


Digging in

An afternoon by the river was a day of work for a team of researchers at Tuckasee King on Thursday.

May 31, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rincon Police get keyed up for in-car computers

A new tool in their hands will allow Rincon Police Department officers to stay out on the roads longer.

May 31, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Guyton ends deal to use inmate labor

Guyton City Council has opted to end its agreement with the Effingham County Prison for inmate labor.

May 31, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


ECSO to assist Liberty Co. this weekend

Effingham County Sheriff's deputies will be assisting the Liberty County Sheriff's Department this weekend as Liberty deputies pay their final respects to the late J. Don Martin.

May 29, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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NAACP honors drowned slaves at Ebenezer Creek

Leroy Lloyd, President of the Effingham County chapter of the NAACP, and other members honored the lives of hundreds of freed slaves who drowned trying ...

March 01, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Georgia earns Water Wars win

ATLANTA – "I recommend that the Court deny Florida's request for relief." With that recommendation to the U. S. Supreme Court, Special Master Ralph Lancaster ...

February 27, 2017 | Staff report | Local


7th annual Taste of Effingham set for March 2

The Effingham Chamber of Commerce will host its 7thannual Taste of Effingham, presented by Vision Financial, on March 2. The event will be held at ...

February 26, 2017 | By Angye Morrison | Local


Interstate 16 Safety Enhancement Project begins this week

SAVANNAH – On Monday, the Georgia Department of Transportation will begin a two-year safety enhancement project along portions of Interstate 16 starting at the Candler/Emanuel ...

February 26, 2017 | Staff report | Local


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