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Report: New tobacco rules would save Georgia $1.3 billion

ATLANTA - If Congress passes legislation to give the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authority to regulate tobacco products, the new law would save the state $1.3 billion in tobacco-related health care costs by keeping 72,000 kids from becoming new smokers, according to a new report released recently by the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids.

January 08, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Rincon gives the go-ahead, too

Rincon residents will get to decide if they want to allow restaurants that serve liquor by the drink.

January 08, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Fire spreads from house to three other buildings

A house fire spread to three other buildings on Highway 17 outside of Guyton on Monday.

January 08, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


Young Farmers group recognizes award winners

The Young Farmers held its annual Christmas Awards Banquet last Monday.

January 08, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


Transportation study under way

Effingham County residents are being asked to take part in comprehensive transportation plan for the county's traffic and road needs.

January 05, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


County adopts vehicle policy

Effingham County commissioners approved a vehicle use policy Tuesday, adopting guidelines that cover who has use of county cars and where they can use them.

January 05, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


County to look at townhome zoning

Effingham County commissioners are expected to take up a request for a new zoning category at its meeting this afternoon.

January 05, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Operation Zero Tolerance under way across state

Operation Zero Tolerance is a statewide enforcement initiative to raise driver awareness to the deadly consequences of drunk driving. Impaired drivers cause one out of five fatality crashes on Georgia highways each year.

January 05, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


DOT tries to map road growth

Even the state Department of Transportation is looking at Effingham County's growth.

January 05, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Chatham's help needed for parkway

Effingham County's path to ease congestion on its roads may lie outside its own borders, state lawmakers said this week.

January 03, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Springfield council to vote on alcohol referendum

The Springfield City Council will vote on a resolution to hold a referendum to allow liquor by the drink sales at the council meeting Tuesday.

January 03, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


A busy Thursday awaits

The new Lowe's in Rincon has opened its doors and will conduct a grand opening Thursday at 10 a.m. An hour later on Thursday, the Effingham campus of the Savannah Technical College on Highway 21 will have its official grand opening and dedication.

January 03, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Rincon council OKs liquor referendum (update 1)

Rincon City Council approved allowing voters to decide on a referendum that would allow liquor by the drink in sales in restaurants.

January 03, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Guyton turned on to saving water

Guyton City Council expects to get its water withdrawal permit increased from the state Environmental Protection Division. It also wants to make sure its current customers aren't losing water.

January 03, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Guyton still pushing for traffic light

Guyton City Council members say they are determined to get a traffic light for the city's most notorious intersection.

January 03, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


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Effingham Health System gets 501c3 status approval

As of Nov. 1, Effingham Health System has officially restructured as a 501c3 nonprofit corporation. The organizational change is part of a long-range plan that ...

November 10, 2016 | By Zack Lee | Local


Rincon voters approve Sunday package sales

Residents of Rincon will now be able to purchase packaged wine or beer on Sundays after the measure was voted on and approved on Election ...

November 09, 2016 | By Zack Lee | Local


Effingham County Commissioners vote down mosquito spraying proposal

The Effingham County commissioners held a public meeting Tuesday night and voted no to a proposal to use taxpayer money to help fight the current ...

November 04, 2016 | By Zack Lee | Local


ECHS, SEHS students attend college fair

Seniors and juniors from both Effingham County High School and South Effingham High School met with representatives from colleges and universities from across the nation ...

November 02, 2016 | By Zack Lee | Local


Lunch, Laugh and Learn helps raise spirits, awareness

It was all smiles Thursday afternoon at the Lunch, Laugh and Learn for Breast Cancer Awareness event held at Effingham College and Career Academy as ...

November 02, 2016 | By Zack Lee | Local


ECCA named College and Career Academy of the Year

CALHOUN - Effingham College and Career Academy was named the College and Career Academy of the Year on Tuesday, Oct. 25 in Calhoun by Lt. Governor ...

November 02, 2016 | By Zack Lee | Local


Faith Equestrian Therepeutic Center competes at Special Olympics Horse Show

GAINESVILLE - Faith Equestrian Therapeutic Center in Guyton took eight of their students and ten of their wonderful volunteers to Gainesville, GA to compete in the ...

October 26, 2016 | | Local


Rincon voters to determine sale of alcohol on Sundays

Voters in the United States have a lot to think about between now and Nov. 8, when the country will decide on the next President ...

October 26, 2016 | By Zack Lee | Local


Palmetto Pipeline forum yields differing opinions

A public forum regarding a proposed plan to build the Palmetto Pipeline in the coastal area of Georgia was held on Thursday morning at the ...

October 26, 2016 | By Zack Lee | Local


SEHS falls to Buford in Elite 8

After defeating Loganville 2-1 in the first round and Union Grove 3-1 in the second round, the South Effingham High School Lady Mustangs were defeated ...

October 24, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Rebels edge Pirates 14-12

Riding a four-game winning streak coming into Friday night, the Effingham County Rebels made it five consecutive victories with a hard-fought 14-12 win over Brunswick.

October 24, 2016 | By Zack Lee | Local


Manna House food drive continues through October

The Manna House Ministries is continuing their Fall Food Drive this month and they encourage you to help your neighbors and friends that need extra ...

October 19, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Guyton City Council approves changes to city vehicle operation policy

The Guyton City Council approved a motion Thursday night to change the distance that a Guyton City Police officer can live before having to pay ...

October 19, 2016 | By Zack Lee | Local


Lady Rebels sweep Lanier

The Effingham County High School Lady Rebels volleyball team had no trouble Friday afternoon defeating the Lanier High School Longhorns as they completed the sweep ...

October 19, 2016 | By Zack Lee | Local


Effingham Lady Rebels sweep Stephenson

It was a clean sweep Wednesday afternoon for the Effingham County High School Lady Rebels softball team as they went on the road to Stone ...

October 17, 2016 | By Zack Lee | Local


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