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County narrows field for jail work

Effingham County commissioners are expected to decide next month which architect will lead the renovations of the old courthouse and the sheriff's complex and jail.

October 13, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Barrow: Timelines can send message to Iraqis

U.S. Rep. John Barrow doesn't believe Congress should set deadlines for the Iraqi government, but he thinks timelines can help send a message to the floundering leadership.

October 12, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Springfield OKs developing park master plan

The Springfield City Council approved an agreement to develop a master plan for the downtown park areas.

October 12, 2007 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


Saraf ready to run again

Well-known resident and public figure George Saraf is once again throwing himself into Rincon politics. And the fire in the belly is no less flaming.

October 10, 2007 | Ralna Pearson | Local


Springfield won't penalize residents for leaks

The Springfield City Council approved a system that will allow city employees to adjust water rates in the event of a verified leak.

October 10, 2007 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


Barrow trying to change the tone

The spirit of bipartisanship may be sinking in the Congress, but that doesn't mean some lawmakers aren't trying to bail the water out, according to Rep. John Barrow.

October 10, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Springfield OKs fire department cost recovery

The Springfield City Council approved a bid for cost recovery services for the fire department Tuesday.

October 10, 2007 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


Rincon honors Gibson

Outgoing planning and appeals commission member William Gibson was awarded a plaque by Mayor Ken Lee and commission chairman James Head for his five years of service at last Monday night's council meeting. Coming in Thursday's paper, Gibson reflects on his years on the commission and the direction in which the city is going.

October 10, 2007 | Ralna Pearson | Local


Massive tract eyes Rincon annexation

Over 1,000 acres of land fronting Highway 21 were rezoned planned unit development by the Rincon City Council at Monday night's meeting.

October 09, 2007 | Ralna Pearson | Local


Singups for ag disaster programs are starting

Signup dates for the new livestock compensation program, livestock indemnity program and crop disaster program have been announced. Eligible livestock producers can apply to receive benefits under the livestock compensation and livestock indemnity programs starting Sept. 10.

October 09, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Springfield, IDA take seat appointment to court

Attorneys for Springfield and the Effingham County Industrial Development Authority presented oral arguments on the legality of Springfield City Councilman Charles Hinely's appointment to the IDA board Wednesday morning in Effingham County Superior Court.

October 09, 2007 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


Wells wants to plan for Guyton's growth

On the last day to qualify for the Nov. 6 election, Jimmy Wells made the last-minute decision to add his name to the ticket and give both incumbent Guyton mayor Michael Garvin and Fred Griffin some more competition.

October 09, 2007 | Ralna Pearson | Local


Historic license plates to fund local projects

Wouldn't you like to see more of your local historic landmarks preserved for future generations?

October 09, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Haymans graduates from basic training

Army National Guard Pfc. Richard A. Haymans has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla.

October 09, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Super-powered!

The United Way of Effingham County set a goal of $249,999 as it kicked off its campaign Wednesday afternoon.

October 09, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


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Tips on home heating safety

ATLANTA - With potential cooler weather in the forecast, Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens wants to remind Georgians of some heating tips to help keep their homes safe this winter.

November 11, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Early voting ends Friday, polls open Tuesday

Early voting continues through Friday for the general election, and polls will be open Tuesday from 7 a.m.-7 p.m.

October 28, 2014 | Staff report | Local


EMS celebrates 35 years of service

For the last 35 years, the Effingham County Emergency Medical Service has responded to calls for help day and night.

October 28, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


GOHS offers '5 to Drive' for teen driver safety week

The Governor's Office of Highway Safety is marking National Teen Driver Safety Week by encouraging parents of teen drivers to always set the rules before their teens hit the road.

October 21, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Savannah man dies in Highway 21 wreck

A Savannah man died after crossing the center line and causing a four-vehicle crash Thursday on Highway 21 near Highway 275, according to the Georgia State Patrol.

October 21, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Deal forms Ebola response team

Gov. Nathan Deal has signed an executive order to create an Ebola response team, which will assess current state health and emergency management procedures and produce necessary recommendations to minimize any potential impact of the disease in Georgia.

October 21, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Early voting under way for general election

In-person early voting for the Nov. 4 general election is under way in the state and will run through Oct. 31. Mandatory Saturday voting will be made available across Georgia on Oct. 25.

October 17, 2014 | Staff report | Local


State agencies announce Hunters Helping Farmers

Boars. Wild hogs. Feral pigs.

October 14, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Cash available for eligible land conservation in the state

The Georgia General Assembly has made it possible for eligible landowners to do good for their land while doing well for their pocketbook. Those who protect their qualifying land with a conservation easement by year-end and sell the resulting tax credits can earn as much as $500,000.

October 14, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Stretch of I-16 in Chatham County to be resurfaced

The Georgia Department of Transportation announced Tuesday bid awards on 13 new highway infrastructure improvement projects, including pavement rehabilitation projects on Interstates 16 and 20.

October 14, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Allen promoted to lead county staff

Effingham County commissioners have agreed to hire Toss Allen as the county administrator.

October 09, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


State awarded $6.75 million to support offender re-entry services

Gov. Nathan Deal announced that Georgia was awarded $6.75 million in federal grant money to support re-entry services for rehabilitated offenders. The grants were administered by the U.S. Department of Justice to the Governor's Office of Transition, Support and Re-entry (GOTSR) and the Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ).

October 07, 2014 | Staff report | Local


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