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Hospital opens its open MRI

Effingham Hospital's open MRI center is now open for business - and hospital leaders want to make sure potential patients in the county and in surrounding areas know it's here.

June 12, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Candidate calls for halt of gas taxes

One of the candidates for the Republican bid for the U.S. 12th District seat says he has a plan that would cut the price of gas by 50 cents a gallon - now.

June 12, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


McKinney signs pledge in support of earmark reform

SAVANNAH - Candidate for Congress Ray McKinney (R-Savannah) signed a pledge Thursday supporting common-sense reform of how Congress spends taxpayer dollars.

June 10, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


McKinney taps GOP vet as press secretary

Reidsville – Candidate for Congress Ray McKinney (R-Savannah) has named former Tattnall County Republican Chairman David Cutbirth as his campaign's press secretary.

June 10, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Barrow glad farm bill passed

Washington - U.S. Rep. John Barrow (D-Savannah) voted for a bipartisan farm bill that will strengthen American agriculture, help families facing high food costs, increase support for land conservation and encourage energy independence.

June 10, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Guyton moves ahead with sewage plant plans

Guyton City Council has taken one of the steps necessary as it continues to go ahead with plans with the city's own wastewater treatment plant.

June 10, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


City still looking at its alcohol ordinance

Guyton City Council members will be holding a workshop on the city's current alcohol laws after a restaurant owner asked about his proposal to sell beer and wine by the drink at his establishment.

June 10, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


IDA targets a future without millage

The Effingham Industrial Development Authority is putting its fiscal year 2009 budget together. But it's what is beyond those numbers that the IDA members are targeting.

June 10, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


All the bells, whistles and sirens

The gleaming new red fire truck is a welcome sight for the Rincon Fire Department - and not just because it was delivered well ahead of schedule.

June 07, 2008 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


IDA to take wide-ranging look at projects

With three massive projects already on the table, and potentially prospects heating up, the Effingham Industrial Development Authority is trying to arrange a strategic planning session for its members.

June 07, 2008 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Suit challenging Hinely’s IDA seat dismissed

The last bit of litigation for the Effingham Industrial Development Authority has fallen by the wayside, much to the joy of IDA members, one in particular.

June 07, 2008 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Perdue signs hospital reform bill

On May 13, Georgia House Bill 1234 was signed at Putnam General Hospital in Eatonton.

June 07, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Effingham lands Go Fish Georgia

Gov. Sonny Perdue announced the selection of eight additional facilities for the Go Fish Georgia Program. The additional mega-ramps sites announced Friday, including one for Effingham County, will bring the total up to 18 ramps funded by the program.

June 07, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Red Cross disaster teams respond to Mother's Day storms

American Red Cross Chapters in Savannah Brunswick and Statesboro continue to provide food, shelter, clothing and other emergency assistance to families affected by the tornadoes that swept through Georgia on May 11. Areas with damage include Emanuel, Tattnall, Bulloch, Montgomery, Toombs, Glynn and McIntosh counties.

June 06, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Busy days for Rincon firefighters

An empty house in the Staffordshire development was hit by a lightning strike, destroying the roof, Rincon Fire Chief Corey Rahn said.

June 05, 2008 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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Lowe's Heroes make upgrades to South Effingham Elementary

South Effingham Elementary School received an upgraded look on Thursday as employees of Lowe's, known as the "Lowe's Heroes", came to the school ...

August 03, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Effingham Health System offering new program for local elementary schools

For parents, getting school age children the medical care they need when they aren't feeling well can be a real challenge. Beginning this fall ...

August 02, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Effingham students prepare for new year

With the first day of school arriving Thursday, students in Effingham County flocked to their prospective institution of learning on Monday and Tuesday for Open ...

August 02, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Georgia Chamber recognized as Chamber of the Year

ATLANTA - The Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE) named the Georgia Chamber the 2017 State Chamber of Year at its annual convention in Nashville.

July 28, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Effingham Fire Department battling structure fire on Hodgeville Road

Deputies from the Effingham County Sheriff's Department and firefighters from Effingham Fire are currently in the 1500 block of Hodgeville Road working a structure ...

July 28, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


New school employees attend orientation

Over 200 new employees of the Effingham County School System walked through the doors and hallways of Ebenezer Middle School Tuesday morning for New Employee ...

July 27, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Rincon Council tables website upgrade

The Rincon City Council met Monday night for a regularly-scheduled meeting to discuss a number of topics, many of which ending up being tabled for ...

July 27, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Steve Jarvis to run for Buddy Carter's seat in congress

Bernard Stefan (Steve) Jarvis has announced that he is running as a democrat for the Congressional seat currently occupied by Rep. Buddy Carter in the ...

July 26, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Guyton to raise property taxes

The City of Guyton sent out a press release last week announcing that a decision has been made to increase the 2017 property taxes it ...

July 26, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Effingham Sheriffs working fatal accident

The Effingham County Sheriffs Department is currently working a fatal accident at highway 80 and 17.

July 25, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Smalls graduates from basic military training

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Kenyatt N. Smalls II graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

July 21, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Boy Scouts of America Venturing Crew 369 celebrates awards night

Local Boy Scouts of America Venturing Crew 369, who is chartered by St. John's Lutheran Church of Rincon, had plenty of things to celebrate ...

July 21, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Georgia getting drivers to obey speed limit or get ticket

Motorists who think they drive faster than the legal speed limit without getting pulled over could soon see blue lights in the rearview mirror as ...

July 20, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


ECHS's Holder given $1,000 for use at GSU

Lenexa, Kan. – The International Essential Tremor Foundation (IETF) is pleased to award a $1,000 scholarship to student Robert Holder from Clyo, Ga., for the ...

July 20, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Kindness Rocks Effingham County

Local residents have gotten their "rock" on this summer as they paint messages, pictures and positive words onto rocks and hide them around the county ...

July 19, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


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