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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


Welding a future together

As the auto plants in Michigan began to shut down, Mary Ellington knew she needed to learn how to do something else.

July 16, 2009 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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


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Effingham delegation won’t back pipeline

Effingham County's state legislative delegation made it clear earlier this week it does not support the proposed Palmetto Pipeline.

May 05, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Lawmakers: Road work funding bill will help

Though it won't provide money for new road projects, the passage of HB 170 is critical for the state's transportation needs, state lawmakers said last week.

May 05, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Court date set for Rincon chief's traffic charges

The fire chief of Rincon will be in Port Wentworth Municipal Court later this month on three traffic charges.

May 05, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Burns tosses hat into ring for House majority leader

Jon Burns' star has been rising steadily throughout the Georgia Legislature. It may soon rise to one of the top spots in the House of Representatives.

May 05, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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