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Rincon housekeeper cleans up in Georgia Lottery

ATLANTA - Lorraine Lopez, a housekeeper and team leader for the Air National Guard, is celebrating a Georgia Lottery win. Lopez, 46, won $198,753 as one of two players to match all five winning numbers in the Jan. 24 Fantasy 5 drawing.

February 02, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


State leaders painting dire budget picture

Effingham County business and government leaders got a first-hand look earlier this week at just how deep the state's fiscal problems are.

January 29, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


But not all of Effingham’s news is bad

While Effingham County business and government leaders are still wondering just how much money will be available for such mammoth undertakings as the Effingham Parkway, not all the news was bad this week.

January 29, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Developers search for Goody’s replacement

Developers of the Fort Howard Square are confident they can fill quickly the hole that will be left by Goody's impending closing.

January 26, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


County to push for more parkway help

As Effingham County Chamber of Commerce members and other community leaders gather in Atlanta, they'll be knocking on doors of key lawmakers and administrators in the state.

January 26, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


County tallies up sewage spill amount

The amount of sewage that spilled out of a ruptured force main is approximately 4,700 gallons, according to Effingham County engineer Steve Liotta.

January 26, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Ports open new intermodal container transfer facility

Gov. Sonny Perdue announced Thursday the opening of the Chatham Intermodal Container Transfer Facility (ICTF) at the Georgia Ports Authority's Garden City Terminal. The new facility features three working tracks at 2,145 feet each and a total of 12,406 feet of storage tracks.

January 22, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


Rincon digs into searches

Rincon City Council is about to start in earnest its search for the city's next police chief.

January 22, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Three-car accident at Courthouse, Midland

Effingham County Sheriff's deputies are on the scene of a three-car accident at the intersection of Courthouse Road and Midland Road. The intersection has been closed temporarily.

January 21, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


Much rejoicing taking place as Obama takes oath of office

It's a day they thought they wouldn't live to see.

January 19, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Dr. King’s dream is still alive, Dunham says

The dream is still alive, Chester Dunham proclaimed Monday morning, and now it rests in the hands of the people.

January 19, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Guyton continues talks with county

Guyton officials are continuing their talks with Effingham County representatives on sewage plans, Mayor Michael Garvin said.

January 19, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Rincon to defer some single-family building fees

The Rincon City Council has taken a unique step to help out the homebuilding industry.

January 19, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


County probes cause, extent of sewage spill

Effingham County officials are trying to figure out what caused a sewage spill Thursday afternoon and determine how much got out.

January 19, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


County tries to figure out cause of sewage spill

Effingham County officials are trying to figure out what caused a sewage spill Thursday afternoon and determine how much got out.

January 16, 2009 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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Separate accidents result in two fatalities

The Labor Day holiday weekend was a deadly one on Effingham County roads, as two women died from injuries in separate single-car crashes.

September 01, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Military motorcycle training can fulfill state testing requirements

Georgia Department of Driver Services Commissioner Rob Mikell has announced a new customer service for active/former military service members and their dependents requesting a motorcycle license. These customers may exempt the written and road skills testing for a motorcycle endorsement - if they have successfully completed a safety course based on the Motor Safety Foundation curriculums offered by the U.S. Department of Defense or branch of the U.S. military.

September 01, 2014 | Staff report | Local


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