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Handel ready to take axe to government

A Republican gubernatorial candidate is calling for a 10 percent cut in the state's workforce.

March 04, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Firm to start probe of county’s ash roads

A firm hired by Effingham County to probe its ash road problem is scheduled to start its work by the weekend.

March 04, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


All positive for Alpha Battery

A year to the day - and almost to the minute - after friends and family and members of the Effingham County sent Alpha Battery off to Afghanistan, they gave those same soldiers a warm welcome home from their combat mission.

March 04, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Revell named head football coach at SEHS

The Effingham County Board of Education unanimously approved Donnie Revell as the next head football coach at South Effingham High School.

March 03, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


President tours Savannah

Following are excerpts from President Obama's remarks at Savannah Technical College's main campus:

March 02, 2010 | Staff Report | Local


Rincon’s Grace reflects on Afghanistan deployment

Georgia Army Guard Spc. Andrew Grace of Rincon and a cannon crew member with Springfield's A Battery, 1/118 Field Artillery Battalion, has returned from Afghanistan, his first-ever deployment.

March 02, 2010 | Staff Report | Local


Harrelson ‘proud’ of his duty and glad to be back

Georgia Army Guard Spc. Steven Harrelson of Rincon and a fire direction control technician for Springfield's A Battery 1/118 Field Artillery, talks about his experiences in Afghanistan with radio host Bill Edwards of Savannah's 1290 at the Georgia Guard Garrison Training Center.

March 02, 2010 | Staff Report | Local


Coleman glad to be back after tour of duty

Georgia Army Guard Pfc. Sean Coleman of Rincon, a cannon crew member with Springfield's Battery A, 1st Battalion, 118th Field Artillery, has returned from Afghanistan, his first-ever deployment.

March 02, 2010 | Staff Report | Local


Rotary dives into water issues

Michelle Liotta, a member of the Coastal Regional Water Council, spoke to Sunrise Rotary members about the statewide water plan. The Coastal Council is one of 11 regional councils established by the Georgia Comprehensive Statewide Water Plan to do resource assessments, forecast water needs and make regional plans for water resources in the future.

March 02, 2010 | Staff Report | Local


County headed to the auction

Effingham County may turn to auctions to augment its fleet of heavy equipment.

March 01, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rincon renews jail agreement with county

Rincon City Council has voted to renew its contract with Effingham County to continue the use of the County Jail in Springfield to house city prisoners.

March 01, 2010 | By Rick Lott | Local


City gets ready for power outages

It's one thing when the power goes out for a few hours and the hardest thing you have to deal with at home is hoping your freezer doesn't defrost before the power comes back on.

March 01, 2010 | By Rick Lott | Local


Prepping for the troops

March 01, 2010 | Staff Report | Local


'It's wonderful'

FORT STEWART-The old adage is that absence makes the heart grow fonder. But even the advancements of modern communication couldn't quell the emotion of loved ones seeing, touching and hugging their soldiers upon their return.

February 25, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


King to run for commission’s 2nd District seat

A former Rincon City Council member will be running for a seat on the Effingham County Board of Commissioners.

February 25, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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Effingham County Animal Shelter Receives State Grant for Dog and Cat Sterilization Program

Effingham County Animal Shelter received the good news on Thursday that they will receive a $3,000 grant from the Georgia Department of Agriculture to ...

January 13, 2017 | Staff report | Local


SCMPD searching for missing woman

SAVANNAH: Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police ask the public's help in locating a missing Savannah woman, last seen on Monday, Jan. 9 at her residence on ...

January 13, 2017 | Staff report | Local


Rep. Bill Hitchens Named Chairman of House Defense and Veterans Affairs Committee

ATLANTA – The Georgia House of Representatives' Committee on Assignments named State Representative Bill Hitchens (R-Rincon) as the Chairman of the House Defense & Veterans Affairs Committee.

January 12, 2017 | Staff report | Local


Wilbour Green chosen as 2017 MLK Jr. Parade Grand Marshal

Effingham County resident, Wilbour "Butch" Green, has been chosen as the 2017 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Parade Grand Marshal and will lead the parade ...

January 11, 2017 | Staff report | Local


Rincon City Council approves addition of two vehicles for police department

The Rincon City Council met Monday night in the first meeting of 2017 and voted on a number of issues, including the addition of two ...

January 11, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Lane closures this week on SR 21

Contractors for the Georgia Department of Transportation will install lane closures on SR 21 in both directions between Hendley Road and Highway 30 in Port ...

January 09, 2017 | Staff report | Local


Winston Hencely battling headaches

After battling a case of pneumonia a few weeks ago and dealing with the removal of a chest tube so that he could begin eating ...

January 04, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Guyton woman arrested for marijuana possession, DWI

A Guyton woman was arrested by an Effingham County Sheriff's deputy Dec. 22 after an altercation at a Dollar General store in Guyton led ...

January 03, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Smith's expertise in budgeting critical as Rincon City Manager

Wes Smith is a busy man.

January 03, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


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