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Two men survive accident with train

Two men may be lucky to be alive after a train struck their pickup Friday afternoon.

November 06, 2009 | By Rick Lott | Local


Incumbents keep seats in Rincon

It was the incumbents' night at the polls as Mayor Ken Lee retained his seat along with current councilmen, Scott Morgan and Levi Scott.

November 05, 2009 | Rick Lott | Local


Purcell ‘delighted’ with victory

Surrounded by family members, friends and well-wishers Tuesday night, Ann Purcell anxiously awaited the numbers - any numbers - from her state House District 159 race.

November 05, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


County set to adopt millage

Effingham County commissioners may adopt a 2009 millage rate at a special called meeting Monday.

November 05, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


City tackles potholes problem

A Rincon public works team was busy early Thursday afternoon making temporary repairs to a group of potholes that have plagued drivers on Towne Park East since the summer.

November 05, 2009 | Rick Lott | Local


Northway wins handily

Jeff Northway is looking forward to his new job as mayor of Springfield after being elected Tuesday.

November 05, 2009 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


Purcell wins handily

Ann Purcell greeted a room of jubilant supporters at the Mulberry Inn and thanked them for their support Tuesday night.

November 03, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


City looks to add to Giles Park

Fresh on the heels of the Oct. 25 dedication of Giles Park, Rincon City Council members voted Monday night to speed up plans for a second basketball court for the park.

November 02, 2009 | Rick Lott | Local


Springfield gets Bucket Brigade grant

The Springfield Fire Department has been awarded a $10,000 grant from Georgia-Pacific Bucket Brigade.

November 02, 2009 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


Purcell, Tyler still on campaign trail

As voters in part of Effingham and Chatham counties head to the polls today to determine the next person to hold the state House District 159 seat, its two contestants are upbeat about their chances.

November 02, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Medicine makes return to Port Wentworth

It's been nearly 30 years since a family practitioner had an office in Port Wentworth.

November 02, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


F.O.R.C.E. ready to tee it up for food drive

Local demand for family food assistance is at an all time high, according to Archie Jenkins, director of the Food OutReach Co-Op of Effingham.

November 02, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


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


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Commissioners approve capacity agreement for prison

Effingham County commissioners have approved an annual agreement for the number of prisoners housed at the Effingham County Prison.

June 22, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


DOT to place new pavement markers on stretch of I-16

A state Department of Transportation contractor will remove and replace reflective pavement markers (RPMs) on Interstate 16 from Candler County eastbound to Chatham County through ...

June 15, 2016 | Staff report | Local


State DOT to hold open house on I-16 work

The state Department of Transportation will hold a public information open house June 28 at Garden City City Hall, 100 Central Ave., from 11 a ...

June 15, 2016 | Staff report | Local


County approves budget

Effingham County commissioners have approved a fiscal year 2017 budget, which will go into effect July 1.

June 15, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Traffic signal at 21 and Brentwood to go into flash mode

A new signal at the intersection of Highway 21 and Brentwood Street in Rincon will start flashing today, according to the state Department of Transportation.

June 09, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Corbitt takes narrow win over Kessler

In a race that was neck-and-neck throughout the night, former Rincon city manager Wesley Corbitt won the Republican primary forEffinghamCountycommission chairman over incumbent Wendall Kessler.

June 06, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Jimmy DeLoach Parkway connector ready for trucks

The number of big trucks on Highway 21 could be reduced significantly soon, according to state officials.

June 01, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Lewis averts runoff for magistrate seat

Even with a three-man field, Scott Lewis won't need a runoff win to be Effingham County's next chief magistrate.

June 01, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


School board approves budget and trims millage

Effingham County Board of Education members have approved a budget that is larger but also reduces the millage on property taxpayers.

June 01, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Commissioners approve pay increases in first pass at budget

Effingham County commissioners have given their initial approval to a budget that extends longevity and stair-step pay increases for county employees.

June 01, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Burns rolls to win in District 159 primary

Facing his first primary challenge, state Rep. Jon Burns likely is headed back for another two-year term in the General Assembly.

June 01, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Hall, Muldrew start gearing up for runoff

Attorneys Martha Hall and Michael Muldrew will continue their campaigns to a July 26 runoff after they emerged as the two top vote-getters Tuesday in ...

May 31, 2016 | By Al Hackle Statesboro Herald | Local


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