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County delays adopting its FY10 budget

Effingham County residents told their county commissioners that pay raises for county employees pale in comparison to their property taxes.

June 29, 2009 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Springfield makes no changes to liquor law

The Springfield City Council voted to keep the alcohol ordinance the same after considering amending the ordinance to change the time of sales and consumption on premises.

June 29, 2009 | By Sandi Van Orden | Local


50 years later, effects of train disaster linger

Like Sunday, the same day 50 years earlier was a hot, muggy afternoon.

June 29, 2009 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rincon looks to add tasers to arsenal

The Rincon Police Department has taken the first step toward putting tasers in the hands of its officers.

June 25, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


City ready for fireworks show

The show will go on Saturday night in Springfield.

June 25, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


State awards $2.95M grant for project

The state made good on its promise of a massive grant that helped lure EFACEC to Effingham County.

June 25, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


Commissioners weigh bigger millage rate cut

The millage rate cut Effingham County commissioners are proposing could become a little larger.

June 23, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


With seat open, IDA wants to avoid a big turnover on its board

The Effingham Industrial Development Authority has a seat to fill - and wants some answers on making sure that they don't have to fill out the majority of the board.

June 23, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


State: Take advantage of National HIV Testing Day

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Human Resources Division of Public Health urges citizens across Georgia to get tested for HIV on June 27, National HIV Testing Day (NHTD).

June 23, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


Riverkeeper announces new mercury initiative

MIDVILLE - Ogeechee-Canoochee Riverkeeper recently held its Ogeechee Basin Celebration and Annual Membership meeting at Coleman Lake Restaurant near Midville. More than 100 people turned out to enjoy the afternoon and fish fry from the historic restaurant.

June 22, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


GSU workshop to focus on career growth skills

Career-growth skills from resume-writing to keeping your new job are the focus of Georgia Southern University workshops in Savannah and Statesboro this summer.

June 22, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


Rincon Lions Club steps up for soldiers

Thanks to the Rincon Lions Club, local soldiers will be able to call home to their families. The Rincon Lions Club donated $1,000 to the Phone Cards for Soldiers campaign. The Veterans Park of Effingham board of directors is raising funds to purchase telephone cards for members of the local National Guard unit, Alpha Battery, now deployed in Afghanistan. With this donation, each of the 100 members deployed will receive at least one $10 phone card. Donations can be mailed to: Veterans Park, P.O. Box 1078, Springfield, GA 31329. For information, call Ruth Lee at 754-6730.

June 18, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


IDA pares budget for next fiscal year

Anticipating a drop in property tax revenues, the Effingham County Industrial Development Authority is paring its budget.

June 18, 2009 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


ECRP loses its 'rock'

Jacan Brown had friends across the county and across the state she had never met.

June 18, 2009 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Initial work on old courthouse set to begin

Work on renovating the historic Effingham County Courthouse is expected to begin soon, after county commissioners gave the go-ahead for selective demolition and exploration of the building.

June 18, 2009 | Patrick Donahue | 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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