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Research Forest plans in the works

Effingham County Industrial Development Authority members don't want the plans for the Research Forest Tract to languish.

November 15, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Comp plan moving along

Planners are hoping to put the final touches on the comprehensive plan after a public meeting last Thursday night at Effingham County Middle School.

November 15, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Senators urge President to approve Perdue’s request

U.S. Sens. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., and Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., joined with the entire Georgia congressional delegation Tuesday in sending a letter to President Bush urging him to approve Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue's request to declare a major disaster area in Georgia and utilize the executive power under the Endangered Species Act to exempt the state from complying with water reservoir releases during unprecedented drought conditions.

November 15, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


HES fundraisers to be held Nov. 3

Historic Effingham Society's annual auction fundraiser and spaghetti supper will to be held Nov. 3 in the Family Life Center of the Springfield First Methodist Church.

November 15, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Mossy Oak Music Festival

November 14, 2007 | Photos by Sandi Van Orden | Local


Red Cross thanks donors, supporters

The Savannah Chapter of the American Red Cross held its 90th annual meeting Thursday night at the Savannah Marriott Riverfront. This annual event gave the Red Cross an opportunity to recognize and thank all of their supporters and contributors.

November 13, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Zeigler to run for at-large post

November 13, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Davis has 'no animosity'

Ralph Davis bears no ill will, no malice, to the two young men who beat him, tortured him and nearly killed him.

November 13, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Chamber, IDA target gateway cleanup

Effingham Chamber of Commerce and Industrial Development Authority officials want to make Highway 21 into the county more than just a busy four-lane road.

November 13, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Forestry outlook getting brighter

There may be light at the end of a long tunnel for Southern tree growers currently struggling under depressed timber markets resulting from the housing slump. A new assessment of the South's forest resources expects timber demand to increase in the coming year, especially for lumber and building materials.

November 13, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Senators praise Corps for updating water control plan

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., and Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., announced that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has now committed to begin to update its outdated water control plan for the drought-ravaged river basin that serves Georgia and Alabama.

November 13, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Crop disaster losses signups under way

USDA Farm Service Agency Administrator Teresa Lasseter announced that eligible farmers who suffered quantity losses to their crops in recent years can enroll in the Crop Disaster Program 2005-2007 (CDP) at local FSA service centers. FSA will announce and conduct sign-up for quality losses under CDP as soon as possible.

November 13, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Hospital expands its rehab unit

She called it the "chamber of pain," but Ruth Lee readily showed the full range of motion she had on her left arm, thanks to Effingham Hospital's physical therapy unit.

November 13, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Uzupan runs for love of the city

Tim Uzupan is running for Springfield City Council because of his love for the city.

November 13, 2007 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


Wilson earns peer supporter status

Jason Wilson of Rincon has just become certified as a peer supporter for people with disabilities. The class was sponsored by and held at LIFE, Inc. in Savannah and conducted by Disability Link of Macon. Funds were made available from the Georgia Department of Human Resources through the Governor's Council on Developmental Disabilities.

November 10, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


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City pushing ahead on EIP grant for new Kroger

As trucks roll in and out of the site for the planned new Kroger, the city of Rincon is taking steps to help the process.

May 12, 2015 | Staff report | Local


State campaign aims to cut down on road fatalities

Transportation and law enforcement officials across Georgia kicked off DriveAlert ArriveAlive, a year-long multi-agency campaign to call attention to an 25 percent increase in roadway fatalities in the first quarter of 2015 and how changes in driver behavior can help to decrease these numbers.

May 12, 2015 | Staff report | Local


State to ramp up efforts to erase child sex trafficking

The state is planning a major push to eliminate child sex trafficking, and it will kick off later this summer in Savannah.

May 12, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


School board votes to fire accused teacher

The Effingham County Board of Education voted unanimously April 28 to fire a special education teacher who had been accused of inappropriate conduct with one of her students.

May 05, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Effingham delegation won’t back pipeline

Effingham County's state legislative delegation made it clear earlier this week it does not support the proposed Palmetto Pipeline.

May 05, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Lawmakers: Road work funding bill will help

Though it won't provide money for new road projects, the passage of HB 170 is critical for the state's transportation needs, state lawmakers said last week.

May 05, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Court date set for Rincon chief's traffic charges

The fire chief of Rincon will be in Port Wentworth Municipal Court later this month on three traffic charges.

May 05, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Burns tosses hat into ring for House majority leader

Jon Burns' star has been rising steadily throughout the Georgia Legislature. It may soon rise to one of the top spots in the House of Representatives.

May 05, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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