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Today, Lawton Bowen is a tow-headed ball of kinetic energy, a 3-year-old perpetual motion machine.

July 30, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Tennis courts and lights served up at Patriots Park

The city of Rincon's long-awaited Patriots Park is just about ready.

July 29, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Springfield gets its check for ‘Bring Back the 4th’

It might be tough for the city of Springfield to get that check cashed at the bank.

July 29, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Railcross crossings closings set

The following railroad crossings are scheduled to be closed for repairs between July 30 and Aug. 6, at various times:
Highway 275
Johnson Street in Rincon
15th Street in Rincon
McCall Road
Goshen Road

July 29, 2010 | Staff Report | Local


County gives a boost to two projects

Construction on a 60-unit apartment complex near Goshen Road could begin as soon as next spring, after Effingham County commissioners' action at their meeting last Tuesday.

July 26, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County gets new cell phone deal

Cell phones for Effingham County employees and offices are getting a new service provider.

July 26, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Advance voting for runoffs to start Monday

Advance voting will begin Aug. 2 and run through Aug. 6 for the general primary election runoffs.

July 26, 2010 | Staff Report | Local


Early returns show support for four-day work week

Initial reports from a four-day work week pilot project appear to be favorable, Effingham County commissioners have learned.

July 26, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Runoff to determine District 2

After several weeks of campaigning, there's still more to do for two candidates.
Vera Jones received 494 of 1,091 votes cast in the Republican primary for the Effingham County commissioners' District 2 race. It was 52 votes short needed to claim the primary and the seat, since there is no Democratic opposition.
But Jones, the former Effingham County Board of Education chairwoman, will face off against Michael King in an Aug. 10 runoff. King claimed
312 votes, 27 more than incumbent Commissioner Myra Lewis.
"I knew percentage-wise it was most likely," Jones said of a runoff. "But I ...

July 22, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Brown, Mason to meet for District 3 seat

With his primary victory in hand, Steve Mason is looking forward to a little break.
Mason defeated incumbent Jeff Utley in Tuesday's Republican primary for the Effingham County Board of Commissioners' 3rd District seat. Mason
had 362 votes to Utley's 313.
"We're going to take a couple of weeks off," Mason said. "And then we'll get back in it."
Both primaries pitted candidates with political experience against newcomers to campaigning. In both instances, the new faces won, as Lillie Smart-Brown defeated former commissioner Homer Lee Wallace.
"I am very pleased," Brown said. "I thank God for ...

July 22, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County makes plans for SPLOST projects list

Effingham County commissioners are forging ahead with plans for a potential next round of special local option sales tax.
County officials are planning on another five-year SPLOST bringing in $70 million. The SPLOST will be voted on in a Nov. 2 referendum as part of the general election. If approved, the one-cent sales tax will go into effect in 2012.
But one item that likely won't be receiving SPLOST funding is the Effingham Hospital's modernization and expansion plans.
Discussion among county representatives and officials from the three municipalities included putting what is known as a Level 1 project ...

July 22, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Changes coming to commissioners

When the Effingham County commissioners convene for their first meeting of 2011, half of the board members will be brand new.
Incumbents Myra Lewis and Jeff Utley, each seeking a third term, were defeated in their re-election quest. Utley, the sitting District 3 commissioner, was upended by newcomer Steve Mason. Mason will face Lillie Smart Brown, another political novice, who outpolled former commissioner Homer Lee Wallace.
Former school board chairwoman Vera Jones was the leading vote-getter in the District 2 race. But she didn't capture a majority of the votes. She will be in a runoff against former Rincon ...

July 22, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


CRD asks for program changes to coastal plan

BRUNSWICK-The Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Coastal Resources Division has submitted to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management a request for Routine Program Changes to the approved Georgia Coastal Management Program. The state considers the Program Changes to be routine and not substantial changes to the authorities of the Georgia Coastal Management Program.
A copy of the complete program change request may be obtained by calling Coastal Resources Division or visit http://crd.dnr.state.ga.us/content/displaynavigation.asp?TopCategory=302
Any comments on this whether this request for Program ...

July 22, 2010 | Staff Report | Local


Georgia DNR to host climate change workshop

BRUNSWICK-Officials who are addressing climate change in their communities will be meeting in Savannah on July 28 at a "Preparing for Climate Change" workshop to be hosted by Georgia DNR/Coastal Resources Division (CRD) and Sapelo Island National Estuarine Research Reserve.
Workshop attendees will hear from a variety of experts about climate impacts to Southeast shorelines and how other governments are taking on the challenge of preparing for climate change. During the workshop, officials from local, state and federal governments, non-governmental organizations, non-formal educators and resources managers will hear from state Sen. Buddy Carter, DNR Commissioner Chris Clark, experts ...

July 22, 2010 | Staff Report | Local


Bond denied for Rincon murder suspect

An Effingham County man charged with two counts of murder was denied bond Wednesday in Effingham County Superior Court.
Judge Gates Peed denied bond for Christopher Todd Lowery and bound his case over to the grand jury. Lowery also faces two counts of murder, one count of aggravated assault, one count of theft by taking, one count of possession of a firearm or knife in the commission of a crime and one count of theft by taking among his charges.
Lowery, 45, was a person of interest after Rincon police officers discovered the body of Linda Shaffer in the kitchen ...

July 22, 2010 | Staff Report | Local


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ECIDA covers OmniTrax partnership at workshop

The Effingham County Industrial Development Authority CEO covered its agreement with OmniTrax Inc. during a workshop at the Effingham County Chamber of Commerce on Thursday ...

August 21, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Board of education votes on make-up day

During its meeting Thursday night, the Effingham County Board of Education voted to not add a make-up day for Monday's holiday for the solar ...

August 19, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Tift County rides wave of momentum past South Effingham

STATESBORO -- The Tift County Blue Devils grabbed momentum by the neck and refused to let it go in Friday's 42-0 win over South Effingham ...

August 19, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Coffee capitalizes on Effingham County miscues

STATESBORO -- Effingham County coach Buddy Holder suffered a season-opening loss Friday night, but he didn't sound defeated.

August 19, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Effingham Herald names Lastinger editor

Longtime journalist Mark Lastinger has been named editor of the Effingham Herald.

August 19, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Humidity problem steams South Effingham band parent

The Effingham County Board of Education hit a sour note with a South Effingham High School band parent.

August 18, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


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