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Ports outline needed road improvements

The Georgia Ports Authority is continuing to expand and is trying to take some of the pressure off the roads, Effingham Chamber of Commerce members learned Wednesday morning.

November 05, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


The power of a candle

Effingham County Victim Witness Assistance hosted a candlelight vigil for victims of domestic violence at the courthouse Tuesday.

November 05, 2007 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


Winners abound at Treutlen House tourney

In this tournament, winning wasn't the only thing. In fact, it was likely far from the most important thing.

November 05, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Bentley graduates from basic training

Army Reserve Pfc. Joseph B. Bentley has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.

November 04, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Governor to sign Veterans Day proclamation

ATLANTA-Gov. Sonny Perdue will continue a long-standing state tradition by proclaiming Nov. 11 as "Veterans Day in Georgia" during a 1:30 p.m. ceremony on Oct. 24 at the State Capitol.

November 01, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Senate committee approves permanent ag disaster bill

The U.S. Senate Finance Committee recently approved their portion of the 2007 Farm Bill and the "Heartland, Habitat, Harvest and Horticulture Act of 2007" by a vote of 17-4.

November 01, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


County ready for new vehicle service

Once comments from legal counsel come back, Effingham County commissioners will go ahead with a new vehicle maintenance contract.

October 30, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Lovett ready to defend council seat

Guyton native and incumbent councilwoman Dr. Brenda Lovett is preparing to fight for her seat in this year's election.

October 30, 2007 | Ralna Pearson | Local


Domestic violence cases to get day in state court

The Effingham State Court is establishing a day for a domestic violence docket.

October 30, 2007 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


Springfield taps Rincon finance director for city manager

Springfield has chosen Rincon finance director Brett Bennett to be city manager. He is expected to start the position the beginning of November.

October 30, 2007 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


Setting the pace for United Way

The United Way of Effingham County is 35 percent toward its goal of raising $249,999, as noted by Batman (campaign co-chairman Clarence Morgan).

October 29, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Hospital lends helping hand to Americus

A hospital is usually the place a community turns to in times of crisis.

October 29, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Daniel getting into the action

Rincon residents have one female candidate running for city council as Ann Daniel has thrown in her hat for one of the three seats available.

October 27, 2007 | Ralna Pearson | Local


Hospital getting ready to open its Open MRI service

For the first time, an open MRI will be established within Effingham County, Effingham Hospital's Board of Trustees announced.

October 27, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


SRC takes possession of Mars Theater

The stage is set.

October 26, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


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Articles by Section - Local


A quiet respite in the storm

As a firefighter, Brooke Dicks can have intense work days.

January 06, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


County wants to get good word on shelter out

Effingham County officials are wondering how best to get the word out about the work being done by the animal shelter.

January 06, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County OKs payment for generator

A longstanding issue for Effingham County commissioners has been resolved, after commissioners voted to pay a bill due for a generator installed by a fellow commissioner's company.

December 31, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Ready to take office

Incoming Effingham County commissioner Jamie Deloach was sworn in Monday evening at the Historic Effingham Courthouse. Probate Judge Beth Rahn Mosley adminisered the oath of office to Deloach and other elected officials who won re-election to their posts, including commissioners Vera Jones and Phil Kieffer and state court solicitor Mark Lee.

December 30, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Family picks up the pieces after Christmas night blaze

An Effingham County family's home was destroyed by a fire on Christmas evening.

December 30, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


County audit headed to state in time

The 2014 audit of Effingham County's operations came back with only three findings and no material weaknesses and has been forwarded to the state for its review.

December 30, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Officials plea for safe driving on New Year’s

For many, New Year's Eve involves consuming alcohol at parties. So it comes as no surprise that there's a spike in drunk driving crashes at the end of the year.

December 30, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Animal shelter residents get new Atlanta homes

Though the Effingham County Animal Shelter has been fortunate not to need to euthanize any animals lately, shelter director Cory Whitfield offers a grim reminder.

December 23, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


County closes in on land for recreation complex

It may be a while before shovels start turning dirt into ball fields, but Effingham County has taken a necessary big step toward its next recreation facility.

December 23, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Springfield approves $2.2 million budget

Springfield City Council has approved a fiscal year 2015 budget, and the proposed budget is a 12 percent increase over the current spending plan.

December 16, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Operation Zero Tolerance hits the road

Operation Zero Tolerance is under way and that means increased patrols and high visibility enforcement in Georgia.

December 16, 2014 | Staff report | Local


ECHS mourns band student killed in crash

The show went on for the Effingham County High School band, even though the students were mourning the loss of one of their own.

December 13, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Rincon set to OK smaller FY15 budgets

Rincon City Council is set to approve a budget for its coming fiscal year that is smaller than its current operating plan.

December 09, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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