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Gulfstream layoffs likely to be felt in Effingham

Thousands of workers at one of the Coastal Empire's biggest employers could be idled for a long time.

March 05, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Alpha Battery heads out

The members of Alpha Battery got a final warm embrace from the community on a chilly morning.

March 05, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Commissioners declare Treutlen House Day

Effingham County Commission Chairman Dusty Zeigler, left, along with fellow commissioners Jeff Utley, Verna Phillips, Myra Lewis, Reggie Loper and Bob Brantley, presents Mose Mock, chairman of the Treutlen House board of directors, with a proclamation stating March 29 will be Treutlen House Day and April will be Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Month.

March 05, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Disaster drill puts crews, system to the test

The blood and gore were all part of an act, right down to the tree limb that impaled an Effingham County High School student.

March 05, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


IDA courting two new prospects

The Effingham Industrial Development Authority is courting a few prospects, even in the current economic climate.

March 02, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


IDA optimistic about road plans

Effingham Industrial Development Authority officials are hopeful that several steps are being taken in the right direction to push through needed road improvements, particularly for their holdings at I-16 and Old River Road.

March 02, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Crossing work to interrupt 21 in Garden City

The Georgia Department of Transportation in partnership with CSX Transportation, Georgia Ports Authority; and the cities of Garden City, Port Wentworth, Pooler, Rincon, Savannah and Chatham and Effingham counties announce Highway 21 will be closed for railroad grade crossing improvements.

March 01, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


City alleges abuse, misconduct

Rincon City Council has concluded its presentation of its investigation into the city's police department and its ex-chief - and offered more serious and salacious accusations Monday night.

February 26, 2009 | By Sandi Van Orden | Local


Most of 48th Brigade to deploy by summer

The soldiers of Alpha Battery are home now - but they won't be home for long.

February 26, 2009 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Route set for Alpha Battery’s parade

Alpha Battery of the Georgia Army National Guard's 118th Field Artillery Battalion will take its first steps on its deployment to Afghanistan marching through the heart of Springfield and Rincon on Tuesday morning.

February 26, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


Barrow: New highway bill may aid cause for parkway

The stimulus package passed by Congress and signed by President Obama may not be the panacea for Effingham County's road woes, Congressman John Barrow said.

February 23, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Kiss-a-Pig campaign to host Junior Olympics

The Effingham County Kiss-a-Pig Campaign Committee is hosting a Junior Olympic carnival and health fair at the South Effingham High School track on Saturday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

February 23, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


CGRDC to host workshops on regional plan

BRUNSWICK - An opportunity to learn, better understand and utilize the education and outreach element of the regional plan of Coastal Georgia is being kicked-off Thursday by the Coastal Georgia Regional Development Center (CGRDC) in Brunswick. It is the first practicum (workshop) of a planned six-part series being offered free to elected and appointed officials, local governments, and interested citizens, according to Lupita McClenning, Senior Planner of the CGRDC.

February 23, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


Alpha Battery to get sendoff parade

Plans are in the process to promote a parade in honor of the troops of Alpha Battery, the Springfield-based Georgia Army National Guard unit that is deploying to Afghanistan.

February 23, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


Hospital pitches its new plan

The Effingham Hospital's move to a non-profit corporation could happen soon, Hospital Authority Chairman Stephen Mobley said.

February 19, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


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Red Cross still in urgent need of blood

The American Red Cross continues to have an urgent need for blood donors of all blood types to give before the Labor Day holiday, even after many more donors stepped up to give following an urgent call issued in late July.

August 07, 2014 | Staff report | Local


County to take up water pact for possible development

Effingham County commissioners are expected at Tuesday's meeting to delve into how to provide water and sewer service to a potential development off Old Augusta and Chimney roads.

August 04, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


ECSO needs help for its K-9 unit

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office K-9 unit has helped the community in a number of ways. Now, the ECSO is hoping the public will return the gesture.

July 31, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


State issues recall of fruits

Agriculture Commissioner Gary W. Black is alerting Georgians to the recall of some stone fruits (including plums, peaches and nectarines), and related made-in-store items prepared with these stone fruits that have been distributed in Georgia, because the products may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Georgia Department of Agriculture inspectors will be checking retail stores to make sure the recalled product is removed from sale.

July 29, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Probate judges get up-to-date on changes in carry law

Georgia probate judges began readying themselves for the changes in the state's weapons carry law, many of which directly affect the way judges handle firearms applications, prior to the law becoming effective on July 1.

July 28, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Springfield eyes sidewalk, drainage improvements

A day-long discussion by Springfield City Council members and key staff could lead to the go-ahead for several projects and improvements around the city.

July 28, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rincon OKs warranty, change order for fire station

The city of Rincon has started the one-year warranty period for its newest fire station.

July 28, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County to vacate court order on gaming machines

A state law that rescinded a previous policy has prompted Effingham County commissioners to agree to vacate a 2010 court order.

July 28, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Consultant to help find ways to lower ISO ratings

Effingham County commissioners have given the go-ahead for a fire consulting services agreement.

July 28, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Fort Howard Road back open following gas leak

Fort Howard Road has reopened after a natural gas leak closed a portion of the road for about four hours.

July 25, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


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