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State to unveil new driver’s licenses

ATLANTA - Gov. Sonny Perdue has announced that Georgia Department of Driver Services is preparing to issue new and improved driver's licenses and identification cards by fall. The new cards will combat document fraud and protect the identities of Georgia's citizens by using the latest credentialing technology.

July 13, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


Statesboro Guardsman killed in Afghanistan

A Statesboro National Guardsman was one of two Georgia soldiers killed earlier this week in Afghanistan when an improvised explosive device detonated near the vehicle.

July 09, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


Acreage reporting deadline extended

Because of extreme weather conditions many producers have not filed a 2009 acreage report. Producers may also need to request prevented planting or report failed acreage if applicable. Where the crop acreage deadlines have not passed for 2009, the final crop reporting dates are extended to Aug. 14, with the exception of the Noninsured Crop Assistance Program.

July 09, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


Taking aim at a deadly scenario

With the constant chatter of an automatic weapon ringing through the halls - which were now filled with smoke and noise - Effingham sheriff's deputies worked their way down the hall, looking for the gunman, or gunmen, on the loose.

July 09, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Effingham Hospital preparing for Renfro’s commemorative history

The Effingham Hospital Board of Trustees will host a book signing and reception Nov. 7 to unveil "Medicine in Effingham County 1734-2009."

July 09, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


Star-spangled salute

July 06, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


County eyes date for end of OAR work

The first section of the long-waited Old Augusta Road improvements remain on track, County Administrator David Crawley said.

July 06, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Accident delays traffic on Hwy. 21

July 06, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


NFL star tells youth to hit the books first

Armed with his Super Bowl ring and mini Lombardi Trophy, Nick Eason delivered a simple and direct message to Guyton-area youth Thursday night.

July 06, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


County set to take off on landing pad

Work on the long-awaited landing site and building for the LifeStar air ambulance could start by the end of the month.

July 06, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Guyton races to form leisure board

Guyton's drive to form a leisure services board may be getting a boost from a local organization trying to get youth more involved in activities.

July 06, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Holiday wrecks claim 20 lives in Georgia

The July 4th holiday travel period ended Sunday night with 20 traffic deaths reported across Georgia from 17 fatal crashes.

July 06, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


EPA, state team for clean diesel project

In a move that stands to create jobs, boost local economies, reduce diesel emissions and protect human health and the environment for people of the state of Georgia, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded $748,000 to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources to provide truck stop electrification technology for diesel trucks at three truck stop locations. This clean diesel project will create jobs while protecting Georgia's air quality.

July 06, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


Red Cross bringing babysitter boot camp to Effingham Co.

In just two weeks the Savannah Red Cross will be hosting a 'Babysitter Boot Camp' for youths ages 11-15 in Effingham County.

July 06, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


Rincon ready for parade

The city of Rincon is ready for its annual 4th of July parade.

July 02, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


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Two Effingham men hurt in Monday wreck

Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police are investigating the collision of two pickup trucks that left one driver dead and two others injured Monday afternoon.

July 21, 2015 | Staff report | Local


State asks for feedback on historic preservation plan

The Historic Preservation Division of the Department of Natural Resources has begun the process of updating Georgia's statewide historic preservation plan, a document that ...

July 14, 2015 | Staff report | Local


Military convoy to affect traffic on I-16, I-95

Military vehicles from the 3rd Infantry Division will convoy from Hunter Army Airfield to Fort Stewart during the late hours of July 16.

July 14, 2015 | Staff report | Local


State’s tax revenues up 3.1 percent for June

Gov. Nathan Deal announced Monday that Georgia's net tax collections for June totaled nearly $1.82 billion, an increase of $55.2 million, or ...

July 14, 2015 | Staff report | Local


City already working on next Freedom Rings

City of Rincon officials are reviewing how they can make the annual Freedom Rings event better.

July 14, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Barrow appealing ruling on Guyton permit

The city of Guyton faces another legal challenge to its plans to build a wastewater treatment plant.

July 14, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Historic Society seeks county help with improvements

The Historic Effingham Society wants to make improvements to the Living History Site and the Effingham Museum - and it's looking for some help from ...

July 14, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Guyton OKs budget for FY16

Guyton City Council has adopted a budget for fiscal year 2016 that is a reduction from the previous year's spending plan - but still allows ...

July 14, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County, Rincon to work on inmate work crew deal

Rincon City Council and Effingham County commissioners are trying to finalize an agreement that will provide an inmate work crew for the city.

July 07, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rec complex master plan could be done soon

Effingham County commissioners and recreation officials could get drawings in two weeks of what their proposed large central complex may look like.

June 30, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Repaving, restriping set to start soon on county roads

Repaving and restriping on some of Effingham County's most difficult roads is expected to commence soon, after commissioners approved bids for work at their ...

June 30, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Settlement reached in 2010 suit against county

Effingham County commissioners voted last Tuesday to approve a settlement in a nearly five-year-old lawsuit.

June 30, 2015 | Staff report | Local


Fire chief’s traffic case moved to Chatham state court

The traffic violations case for the Rincon fire chief is being moved to Chatham County state court.

June 30, 2015 | Staff report | Local


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