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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


Tackling childhood obesity

ATHENS - Georgia ranks as the third worst in the nation for overweight or obese children. That status has the attention of university researchers; government agencies; and health care, public health, philanthropic and community organizations from across Georgia who will convene in Atlanta in November to share findings and identify ways in which they can act together to address one of the worst public health concerns in the state - and the nation.

November 02, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


Team of specialists to boost expertise in state hospitals

ATLANTA - The state agency in charge of Georgia's psychiatric hospitals is bringing in more than two dozen clinicians, experts and trainers to dramatically boost the expertise available in those facilities.

November 02, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


New Assessors Board members

November 02, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


Munthe promoted to lieutenant

Norman Munthe of Guyton has been promoted to lieutenant for the Bloomingdale Fire Department.

November 02, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


Trick or treating tips

Rincon Police Department Sgt. Phillip Scholl gave a talk Thursday to some of Rincon Elementary School's students on Halloween safety. "If you go with an adult, you need to make sure you stay with them," he told the kids.

October 29, 2009 | Rick Lott | Local


Rincon gets ready to move ahead with Patriots Park plans

Work on Rincon's Patriots Park could begin before the end of the year, after city council selected a winning bid Monday.

October 29, 2009 | Rick Lott | Local


County to seek DOT Gateway grant

Effingham County commissioners face a deadline today to apply for a state Gateway grant.

October 29, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Grant may help Guyton go green

Guyton is hoping a grant through the federal stimulus pipeline will help it become a little greener.

October 29, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Barnes to take over Georgia EPD

ATLANTA - The Georgia Board of Natural Resources appointed F. Allen Barnes as the director of the Environmental Protection Division (EPD) of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources.

October 29, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


Woodward to lead Coastal Resources Division

BRUNSWICK - The Georgia Department of Natural Resources announced the appointment of A.G. Spud Woodward as director of the DNR Coastal Resources Division (CRD) effective Dec. 1. Woodward was recommended by Commissioner Chris Clark and approved by the Board of Natural Resources at their monthly board meeting in Atlanta. Woodward succeeds Susan Shipman, who served as CRD Director for seven years and who will retire on Nov. 30 after 31 years of service to DNR.

October 29, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


Highway 30 reopened

Highway 30 has been reopened after a five-car accident Thursday afternoon led to a temporary shutdown.

October 29, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


USDA won’t issue final payments for several crops

ATHENS - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced recently that USDA will not issue final 2008 counter-cyclical payments to farmers enrolled in the Direct and Counter-cyclical Program for peanuts, corn, grain sorghum, soybeans and oats because average commodity prices remain above levels that trigger these payments.

October 27, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


UGA grant could help cut energy bills, create jobs

ATHENS - A $1.3 million stimulus grant to University of Georgia College of Family and Consumer Sciences will help Georgians reduce their energy bills and carbon footprint and create jobs in Georgia.

October 27, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


FSA report shows where farm land in U.S. is in foreign hands

ATHENS - USDA's Farm Service Agency (FSA) earlier this month released the latest report on foreign holdings of U.S. agricultural land. The publication contains statistics through Feb. 28, 2008, regarding the 20.9 million acres of U.S. agricultural land in which foreign persons hold an interest.

October 27, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


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Commissioners to back roundabout at Old Augusta-Fort Howard

Effingham County commissioners will support the construction of a roundabout at Fort Howard and Old Augusta roads.

April 13, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Guyton ponders improving fire service

The city of Guyton is looking at ways to bolster its fire department and its fire services.

April 13, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Training on fighting propane fires lights up Freedom Park

As flames roared into the sky and even toward them, wave after wave of firefighters advanced to the burning propane tank Saturday evening, all as ...

April 06, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Central rec complex getting $100K grant

ATLANTA-House Majority Leader Jon Burns (R-Newington), state Rep. Bill Hitchens (R-Rincon), and state Sen. Jack Hill (R-Reidsville) announced that the Effingham County Recreation Complex ...

April 05, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Guyton to forge ahead with treatment plant

Guyton City Council voted unanimously to move forward with the construction of a proposed wastewater treatment plant.

April 05, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Central rec complex to get $100K in grant money

ATLANTA-House Majority Leader Jon Burns (R-Newington), state Rep. Bill Hitchens (R-Rincon), and state Sen. Jack Hill (R-Reidsville) today announced that the Effingham County Recreation ...

April 01, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Kinder Morgan stops work on Palmetto Pipeline

A company looking to build a controversial pipeline through much of eastern Georgia, including Effingham County, has announced it is suspending work on the project.

March 31, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Rincon road work expected to last for a couple of months

Right-of-way improvements on Highway 21 South from Fort Howard Road to Lisa Street are under way.

March 30, 2016 | Staff report | Local


3rd ID, 48th Brigade team up to test associated unit concept

The 3rd Infantry Division and the Georgia Army National Guard's 48th Infantry Brigade Combat Team are teaming up.

March 30, 2016 | Staff report | Local


County adds to list of potential LMIG road projects

Effingham County commissioners have approved a supplemental list of road projects to be done through an influx of money provided by the state transportation funding ...

March 29, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Four vying to replace Eaton on Guyton council

Guyton City Council members will be going over applications from four people seeking to fill Ulysses Eaton's seat.

March 29, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rincon may put the city on an app

If you want to pay your city of Rincon bill through your phone, the city soon just may have an app for that.

March 29, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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