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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


Guyton races to form leisure board

Guyton's drive to form a leisure services board may be getting a boost from a local organization trying to get youth more involved in activities.

July 06, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Holiday wrecks claim 20 lives in Georgia

The July 4th holiday travel period ended Sunday night with 20 traffic deaths reported across Georgia from 17 fatal crashes.

July 06, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


EPA, state team for clean diesel project

In a move that stands to create jobs, boost local economies, reduce diesel emissions and protect human health and the environment for people of the state of Georgia, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded $748,000 to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources to provide truck stop electrification technology for diesel trucks at three truck stop locations. This clean diesel project will create jobs while protecting Georgia's air quality.

July 06, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


Red Cross bringing babysitter boot camp to Effingham Co.

In just two weeks the Savannah Red Cross will be hosting a 'Babysitter Boot Camp' for youths ages 11-15 in Effingham County.

July 06, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


Rincon ready for parade

The city of Rincon is ready for its annual 4th of July parade.

July 02, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Guyton OKs its budget for coming fiscal year

Guyton City Council members approved another extension for Randy Alexander to continue his double duty as interim city manager.

July 02, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Emergency food, shelter program funds available

Effingham County has been awarded federal funds through the American Recovery and reinvestment Act of 2009 for the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program.

July 02, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


Savannah-Chatham Metro Police prepares for the 4th

In preparation for an influx of motorists traveling along Savannah-Chatham Highways during the firework displays on the 4th of July weekend, the Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department has implemented a traffic operations plan to reduce delays and relieve congestion.

July 02, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


State predicts 22 deaths on Georgia road for holiday

As motorists take to the roads this week for the July 4th holiday travel period, the Georgia State Patrol is reminding drivers to plan their travels carefully, keeping safety as the number one priority. The 78-hour holiday period began Thursday at 6 p.m. and ends at midnight Sunday.

July 02, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


State Patrol reminds drivers to keep vehicles from overheating

The Georgia State Patrol is reminding drivers this week that now is the time to make sure your vehicles are ready for the summer driving season.

July 02, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


State asks for caution around fireworks

ATLANTA - While sparklers and similar non-explosive fireworks are legal in Georgia, Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John W. Oxendine is urging citizens to use extreme caution to avoid injuries and fires when using fireworks during the Fourth of July holiday.

July 02, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


Chamber to host ID theft prevention seminar July 8-9

Officials of the Effingham County Chamber of Commerce will hold an Identity Theft Prevention Seminar on July 8 and 9. The course is open to Chamber members and the general public, Scott Hinson, chairman of the Chamber's Entrepreneur Friendly Task Force, announced.

July 02, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


EFACEC packs ’em in

In a few months, the massive EFACEC plant across Highway 21 from the Savannah Technical College-Effingham campus will spring to life. Wednesday evening, hundreds piled into STC's Effingham facility to hear more about the Portuguese manufacturer.

July 01, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


GBI: Man found in Wal-Mart parking lot died of natural causes

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has determined that a man whose body was found in the Rincon Wal-Mart parking lot Saturday died of nautral causes.

June 30, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


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DOT recommends traffic beacon for 17/Marlow

The intersection of Highway 17 and Marlow Road may be in line for an upgrade that could augment safety at the crossing.

April 07, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rincon tops for families in state

NerdWallet's survey results are cool with Rincon.

April 07, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Pipeline draws more questions

A company proposing to build a petroleum pipeline through Effingham County faced another round of stern opposition during a public meeting last Tuesday.

April 07, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


State DOT to hold pipeline public hearing April 21

The Georgia Department of Transportation will hold a public hearing regarding the Palmetto Pipeline's application to the DOT for a certificate of public convenience and necessity for a proposed petroleum pipeline that is expected to run from the Georgia-South Carolina border to the Georgia-Florida border.

March 31, 2015 | Staff report | Local


City to seek signal permit for new Kroger

The city of Rincon will ask the state Department of Transportation to install a "stop and go" traffic signal at Brentwood Drive and Highway 21 to accommodate the traffic stemming from the planned new Kroger store.

March 31, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County OKs new job titles at animal shelter

While continuing to search for staff for the animal shelter, Effingham County commissioners have approved new job descriptions for two of the positions there.

March 31, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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