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Study shows trees have impact on state’s economy

As Americans mark National Forest Products Week from Oct. 18-24, a new report shows Georgia's forest products industry has a significant impact on the state's economy.

October 19, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


State aims to cut motorcycle crashes

The Georgia State Patrol and the Governor's Office of Highway Safety announced a new safety education initiative aimed at reducing the number of motorcycle crashes across Georgia. The project was announced at the First Army Commander's Motorcycle Safety Rally at Fort Gillem.

October 19, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


Deadline approaches for tobacco transition payment program

USDA Farm Service Agency State Executive Director Hobby Stripling reminds tobacco quota holders and producers not currently enrolled in the Tobacco Transition Payment Program (TTPP) that they have until Nov. 2 to sign-up to receive a 2010 TTPP payment.

October 19, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


IDA wants to show off sprayfield

As plans for its Research Forest Tract and holdings straddling I-16 move slowly along, the Effingham Industrial Development Authority is trying to squeeze some available sites out of its current industrial park.

October 15, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Rincon, Guyton left to talk about lines

The City of Rincon held a meeting Wednesday evening hoping to bring the county and the other municipalities together in a last attempt to reach an agreement on where to draw the lines for service delivery.

October 15, 2009 | Rick Lott | Local


Drainage issues hold up opening of Old Augusta

The long-awaited opening of Old Augusta Road at Highway 21 may have to wait until next month.

October 15, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


2009 Sunbelt Ag Expo will be ‘keepin’ it rural’

More than 70 Farm Credit workers from across Georgia will set stages, cook, judge contests, shuttle conventioneers and host events at the Sunbelt Ag Expo in Moultrie this October.

October 15, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


USDA increases loan limit to $1.1M

Hobby Stripling, state executive director for USDA's Farm Service Agency in Georgia, announced the loan limit for its Guaranteed Loan Program has been increased to $1,112,000, effective Oct. 1.

October 15, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


USDA issuing Conservation Reserve Program payments

Hobby Stripling, state executive director for USDA's Farm Service Agency in Georgia, recently announced that USDA has begun issuing $14,559,623 in Conservation Reserve Program payments to eligible producers in Georgia. More than $1.7 billion in CRP payments are being made on 31 million acres across the country.

October 15, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


Pouring it on

October 13, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


Banks going ‘nuts’ over Georgia Peanut Bank Week

TIFTON - Banks and other lending institutions all across Georgia are going "nuts" during Georgia Peanut Bank Week through Oct. 16. Financial institutions in communities across the state are saluting peanut farmers' contributions to the state and local economy during this weeklong event.

October 12, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


Georgia Power plans outage for Fort Howard Road area

Georgia Power will have a planned outage on Fort Howard Road from Sweetwater Circle to Flat Ditch Road today beginning at 9 a.m.

October 12, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


County weighing assessors’ policies

Effingham County commissioners are continuing to discuss a policy on changing the makeup of the board of assessors.

October 12, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


County may skip meeting

The city of Rincon may be fighting for its right to future growth as it goes head to head with Effingham County on the service delivery strategy.

October 12, 2009 | Rick Lott | Local


Work on courthouse moving along

Work on the historic Effingham County Courthouse continues, with an eye toward the future and correcting the problems of the past.

October 12, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


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Guyton ponders improving fire service

The city of Guyton is looking at ways to bolster its fire department and its fire services.

April 13, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Training on fighting propane fires lights up Freedom Park

As flames roared into the sky and even toward them, wave after wave of firefighters advanced to the burning propane tank Saturday evening, all as ...

April 06, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Central rec complex getting $100K grant

ATLANTA-House Majority Leader Jon Burns (R-Newington), state Rep. Bill Hitchens (R-Rincon), and state Sen. Jack Hill (R-Reidsville) announced that the Effingham County Recreation Complex ...

April 05, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Guyton to forge ahead with treatment plant

Guyton City Council voted unanimously to move forward with the construction of a proposed wastewater treatment plant.

April 05, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Central rec complex to get $100K in grant money

ATLANTA-House Majority Leader Jon Burns (R-Newington), state Rep. Bill Hitchens (R-Rincon), and state Sen. Jack Hill (R-Reidsville) today announced that the Effingham County Recreation ...

April 01, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Kinder Morgan stops work on Palmetto Pipeline

A company looking to build a controversial pipeline through much of eastern Georgia, including Effingham County, has announced it is suspending work on the project.

March 31, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Rincon road work expected to last for a couple of months

Right-of-way improvements on Highway 21 South from Fort Howard Road to Lisa Street are under way.

March 30, 2016 | Staff report | Local


3rd ID, 48th Brigade team up to test associated unit concept

The 3rd Infantry Division and the Georgia Army National Guard's 48th Infantry Brigade Combat Team are teaming up.

March 30, 2016 | Staff report | Local


County adds to list of potential LMIG road projects

Effingham County commissioners have approved a supplemental list of road projects to be done through an influx of money provided by the state transportation funding ...

March 29, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Four vying to replace Eaton on Guyton council

Guyton City Council members will be going over applications from four people seeking to fill Ulysses Eaton's seat.

March 29, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rincon may put the city on an app

If you want to pay your city of Rincon bill through your phone, the city soon just may have an app for that.

March 29, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Almond logging miles on the campaign trail

Over the last few months, Daniel Almond his knocked on hundreds of doors, introducing himself to the voting public."For the last six or seven ...

March 23, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Three local races to be decided in May voting

Incumbent Wendall Kessler and former Rincon city manager Wesley Corbitt have filed their qualifying papers to run for Effingham County commission chairman.

March 16, 2016 | Staff Report | Local


Springfield sets new DDA into motion

Springfield City Council has created a downtown development authority and made its first appointments to the new board.

March 15, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County to stay on path for two-lane parkway

Effingham County commissioners have decided to drive straight ahead with plans to acquire two lanes of right-of-way for the Effingham Parkway.

March 15, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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