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G-P pitches in for firefighters

The Rincon and Springfield volunteer fire departments are recipients of a 2009 Georgia-Pacific Bucket Brigade grant.

November 09, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


Health care bill passes House

A $2.1 trillion bill that would lead to a sweeping overhaul of America's health care system narrowly passed the U.S. House by a 220-215 vote late Saturday night.

November 07, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


Two men survive accident with train

Two men may be lucky to be alive after a train struck their pickup Friday afternoon.

November 06, 2009 | By Rick Lott | Local


Incumbents keep seats in Rincon

It was the incumbents' night at the polls as Mayor Ken Lee retained his seat along with current councilmen, Scott Morgan and Levi Scott.

November 05, 2009 | Rick Lott | Local


Purcell ‘delighted’ with victory

Surrounded by family members, friends and well-wishers Tuesday night, Ann Purcell anxiously awaited the numbers - any numbers - from her state House District 159 race.

November 05, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


County set to adopt millage

Effingham County commissioners may adopt a 2009 millage rate at a special called meeting Monday.

November 05, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


City tackles potholes problem

A Rincon public works team was busy early Thursday afternoon making temporary repairs to a group of potholes that have plagued drivers on Towne Park East since the summer.

November 05, 2009 | Rick Lott | Local


Northway wins handily

Jeff Northway is looking forward to his new job as mayor of Springfield after being elected Tuesday.

November 05, 2009 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


Purcell wins handily

Ann Purcell greeted a room of jubilant supporters at the Mulberry Inn and thanked them for their support Tuesday night.

November 03, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


City looks to add to Giles Park

Fresh on the heels of the Oct. 25 dedication of Giles Park, Rincon City Council members voted Monday night to speed up plans for a second basketball court for the park.

November 02, 2009 | Rick Lott | Local


Springfield gets Bucket Brigade grant

The Springfield Fire Department has been awarded a $10,000 grant from Georgia-Pacific Bucket Brigade.

November 02, 2009 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


Purcell, Tyler still on campaign trail

As voters in part of Effingham and Chatham counties head to the polls today to determine the next person to hold the state House District 159 seat, its two contestants are upbeat about their chances.

November 02, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Medicine makes return to Port Wentworth

It's been nearly 30 years since a family practitioner had an office in Port Wentworth.

November 02, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


F.O.R.C.E. ready to tee it up for food drive

Local demand for family food assistance is at an all time high, according to Archie Jenkins, director of the Food OutReach Co-Op of Effingham.

November 02, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


State program to help with child care costs

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Human Services (DHS) has created a new federally funded program called Temporary Child Care Assistance (TCCA) that will be operated under the state's Child Care Program.

November 02, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


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Set clocks ahead, change smoke alarm batteries

ATLANTA-Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens is urging Georgians to change the batteries in their smoke alarms at the same time they change ...

March 09, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Two Rivers Health Clinic now accepting patients

Effingham County now has the non-profit Two Rivers Health Clinic free for patients.

March 09, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Hinson won't run for re-election

Chief Magistrate Scott Hinson has decided not to run for re-election.

March 09, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Mallard to run for re-election as district attorney

Ogeechee Judicial Circuit District Attorney Richard A. Mallard is running for re-election, having qualified Monday.

March 09, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Trump leads Effingham primary vote-getters

Donald Trump was the leading vote-getter among those who cast a ballot in Effingham County during the March 1 presidential preference primary.

March 09, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Daniel wins in bid to return to city council

Ann Daniel will return to a seat on Rincon City Council, having outpolled former city council member Leon Zipperer in a special election Tuesday.

March 09, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Kicklighter to run for Superior Court judge

Attorney Mickey Kicklighter announced Wednesday he will be a candidate for Ogeechee Judicial Circuit Superior Court judge.

March 09, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Burns to run again for House seat

State Rep. Jon Burns will seek re-election in House District 159, which includes all or parts of Effingham, Screven and Bulloch counties.

March 09, 2016 | Staff report | Local


A ground breaking day

Calling it an "historic day," Effingham County officials turned the first shovels of dirt for the planned central recreation complex Friday afternoon.

March 09, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County agrees to settlement in prison discrimination suit

Effingham County commissioners approved a settlement between a former Effingham Prison employee and the county, resulting from the employee's federal discrimination lawsuit.

March 09, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


White to challenge Decker for school board

The Effingham County Board of Education's 5th District will be contested in the May non-partisan election.

March 09, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Salzburgers not happy reference getting dropped from lessons

A proposed change to the statewide social studies standards has caught the attention of the Effingham County Board of Education and the Georgia Salzburger Society.

March 09, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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