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Effingham officials preparing to retreat

Government and local officials from Effingham County are preparing to make the annual trip to Jekyll Island to attend the 2007 Effingham Chamber of Commerce community retreat.

August 30, 2007 | Ralna Pearson Staff Writer | Local


Guyton to put surplus items up for bid, sale

Guyton's city council held a special called meeting Monday morning to dispose of property and purchase additional property.

August 30, 2007 | Ralna Pearson Staff Writer | Local


Civil Air Patrol goes sky high

Effingham County Cadet Squadron Civil Air Patrol Georgia Unit 453 meets Tuesdays from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Effingham County High School JROTC building. The commander is Joe Yutz. Ages are 12 to 21 for cadet programs. The Civil Air Patrol is an auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force.

August 30, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


County, IDA close on sewer pact

Effingham County commissioners and the Industrial Development Authority are expected to iron out an agreement for water and sewer service at the IDA's I-16 project.

August 30, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


County driving toward vehicle policy

Effingham County commissioners are expected to decide soon who has county vehicles and where they can be driven.

August 28, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Gattman takes over at Treutlen House

Susan Gattman has taken the reins as director of the Treutlen House.

August 28, 2007 | Sandi Van Orden Staff Writer | Local


Commissioners want to take a look at closing prison

Effingham County commissioners have asked county staff to weigh closing the Effingham Prison, though a thorough analysis may take a couple of months.

August 28, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Non-profit groups can get help with United Way grants

To help local nonprofits in their efforts, the Georgia Center for Nonprofits (GCN) is offering developing outcome-based performance measures for grant-funded programs on Aug. 16 from 1:30-4:30 p.m at the United Way Building, 428 Bull St., Savannah.

August 28, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Barrow to push for FDA tobacco control

State health leaders will join U.S. Rep. John Barrow (D-Savannah) to hold a press conference on Wednesday to announce the results of a new poll conducted in the 12th Congressional District of Georgia that shows support for legislation granting the U.S. Food and Drug Administration authority over tobacco products.

August 28, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


IDA still waiting on Supreme word

The Effingham County Industrial Development Authority is still waiting to hear from Project Supreme.

August 28, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Rincon ready for paving work

The city of Rincon will soon resurface some city streets with the help of the Local Assistance Road Program.

August 25, 2007 | Ralna Pearson Staff Writer | Local


Sales tax holiday begins Thursday

ATLANTA - Georgia shoppers will get an opportunity to purchase certain clothing items, schools supplies, computers and computer accessories without paying state and local sales tax during the state's tax-free holiday that begins at 12:01 a.m. Thursday and continues until midnight Sunday.

August 25, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Commissioners ponder road, building plans

Effingham County commissioners may be taking up master plans for both roads and buildings in the very near future.

August 25, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Immigration remains hot button

There won't be any major immigration reform attempts until after the 2008 presidential elections, U.S. Rep. John Barrow said.

August 23, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Local Guardsmen honored

Georgia Air National Guardsman Technical Sgt. Timothy Norton of Rincon, a member of the 117th Air Control Squadron of the Georgia Air National Guard was recently awarded the Air Force Commendation Medal for his achievements while assigned to the 727th Expeditionary Air Control Squadron at Balad Air Base in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

August 23, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


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Leaders look for ways to get the word out

ST. SIMONS ISLAND - Community leaders want to get Effingham County residents to not just think local but act local - especially when it comes to spending their money.

August 25, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Work on parkway could start in 2017

ST. SIMONS ISLAND - The Effingham Parkway likely won't look like the design submitted a few years ago, with a tie-in to the Jimmy Deloach Parkway. But even with a scaled-back version, finding the money to complete the work may not be easy, Effingham County community leaders learned Thursday.

August 25, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rincon council OKs changes to nuisance enforcement

Rincon City Council has approved changes to how it will handle violations and enforcement of its nuisance ordinance.

August 25, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County turns down request for groundwater use

Effingham County commissioners voted not to cede any of its groundwater withdrawal permit so a proposed development could install a well and water tank that the county eventually would operate.

August 21, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Springfield opts to bump up its millage rate

The millage rate is increasing in Springfield, after city council members approved a hike last Tuesday night.

August 18, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


DOT hopes drivers take a shine to diverging diamond

State Rep. Bill Hitchens has seen the two "diverging diamond interchanges" in use on metro Atlanta highways.

August 18, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Hospital gets ready for hurricane season

Effingham County Emergency Management Agency and Georgia Emergency Management Agency met with Michael Murphy, emergency management health care professional at Effingham Health System, to discuss plans for the 2014 hurricane season.

August 18, 2014 | Staff report | Local


County trims millage rate

Effingham County commissioners approved a slightly lower millage rate and also voted to keep fire and sanitation fees the same during a special called meeting Wednesday evening.

August 14, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County to set 2015 millage rate Wednesday

Effingham County commissioners are expected to set the 2014-15 millage rates when they meet Wednesday at 6 p.m.

August 11, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Work set to start on county’s next audit

The next audit of Effingham County's government appears to be on track.

August 11, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Commissioners set meeting for rec plan

Effingham County commissioners will meet with members of the county's recreation board as part of a process to come up with a master plan for the county's recreation needs.

August 11, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Crawley named county manager in McDuffie

Former Effingham County administrator David Crawley has been hired to be the county manager in McDuffie County.

August 11, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Insurance commissioner recommends buying travel insurance for vacation losses

ATLANTA - With the Labor Day weekend approaching, Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens urges Georgians to consider travel insurance to protect against possible vacation losses.

August 11, 2014 | Staff report | Local


DOT to hold open house on 21/95 plans

The Georgia Department of Transportation seeks input on the proposed diverging diamond interchange on Highway 21 at I-95 Exit 109 in Chatham County.

August 07, 2014 | Staff report | Local


County to drive forward on ash road repairs

Effingham County commissioners have approved a bid for repairs for nearly a dozen ash roads, but also are urging the contractor to exert traffic control measures to prevent cars from becoming damaged.

August 07, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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