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Hospital opens its open MRI

Effingham Hospital's open MRI center is now open for business - and hospital leaders want to make sure potential patients in the county and in surrounding areas know it's here.

June 12, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Candidate calls for halt of gas taxes

One of the candidates for the Republican bid for the U.S. 12th District seat says he has a plan that would cut the price of gas by 50 cents a gallon - now.

June 12, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


McKinney signs pledge in support of earmark reform

SAVANNAH - Candidate for Congress Ray McKinney (R-Savannah) signed a pledge Thursday supporting common-sense reform of how Congress spends taxpayer dollars.

June 10, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


McKinney taps GOP vet as press secretary

Reidsville – Candidate for Congress Ray McKinney (R-Savannah) has named former Tattnall County Republican Chairman David Cutbirth as his campaign's press secretary.

June 10, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Barrow glad farm bill passed

Washington - U.S. Rep. John Barrow (D-Savannah) voted for a bipartisan farm bill that will strengthen American agriculture, help families facing high food costs, increase support for land conservation and encourage energy independence.

June 10, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Guyton moves ahead with sewage plant plans

Guyton City Council has taken one of the steps necessary as it continues to go ahead with plans with the city's own wastewater treatment plant.

June 10, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


City still looking at its alcohol ordinance

Guyton City Council members will be holding a workshop on the city's current alcohol laws after a restaurant owner asked about his proposal to sell beer and wine by the drink at his establishment.

June 10, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


IDA targets a future without millage

The Effingham Industrial Development Authority is putting its fiscal year 2009 budget together. But it's what is beyond those numbers that the IDA members are targeting.

June 10, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


All the bells, whistles and sirens

The gleaming new red fire truck is a welcome sight for the Rincon Fire Department - and not just because it was delivered well ahead of schedule.

June 07, 2008 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


IDA to take wide-ranging look at projects

With three massive projects already on the table, and potentially prospects heating up, the Effingham Industrial Development Authority is trying to arrange a strategic planning session for its members.

June 07, 2008 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Suit challenging Hinely’s IDA seat dismissed

The last bit of litigation for the Effingham Industrial Development Authority has fallen by the wayside, much to the joy of IDA members, one in particular.

June 07, 2008 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Perdue signs hospital reform bill

On May 13, Georgia House Bill 1234 was signed at Putnam General Hospital in Eatonton.

June 07, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Effingham lands Go Fish Georgia

Gov. Sonny Perdue announced the selection of eight additional facilities for the Go Fish Georgia Program. The additional mega-ramps sites announced Friday, including one for Effingham County, will bring the total up to 18 ramps funded by the program.

June 07, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Red Cross disaster teams respond to Mother's Day storms

American Red Cross Chapters in Savannah Brunswick and Statesboro continue to provide food, shelter, clothing and other emergency assistance to families affected by the tornadoes that swept through Georgia on May 11. Areas with damage include Emanuel, Tattnall, Bulloch, Montgomery, Toombs, Glynn and McIntosh counties.

June 06, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Busy days for Rincon firefighters

An empty house in the Staffordshire development was hit by a lightning strike, destroying the roof, Rincon Fire Chief Corey Rahn said.

June 05, 2008 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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Mahany wins award for books translation

John Thomas (J.T.) Mahany, a 2008 graduate of South Effingham High School, has been a busy man since his days in Effingham County. He ...

June 28, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Mayor Lee to seek re-election

Mayor Ken Lee has announced that he will be seeking re-election this year as the Mayor of Rincon, a decision that will have him running ...

June 28, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Effingham students attend Summer Leadership Camp

COVINGTON – This summer, 57 students from the Effingham County High School, South Effingham High School, Ebenezer Middle School and Effingham County Middle School FFA Chapters ...

June 22, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Springfield council considers resolution

The Springfield City Council met Tuesday, June 13 for a regularly scheduled meeting and voted on a number of issues brought forth from citizens in ...

June 22, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Billy Beckett hired to serve as Interim Administrator

Billy Preston Beckett, of Peachtree City, has been hired by the Effingham County commissioners to serve as the Interim County Administrator.

June 21, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Effingham Board of Education raises taxes 10 percent

The Effingham County Board of Education voted unanimously Thursday night to raise property taxes 10 percent.At one time, the board was considering raising taxes ...

June 21, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


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