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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


Springfield discusses fence ordinance

The Springfield City Council has asked the building and zoning committee to create a privacy fence ordinance for the city.

October 26, 2007 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


MCUDA elects slate of new officers

HINESVILLE - The Middle Coastal Unified Development Authority (MCUDA) recently elected new officers for two-year terms. Officers include: President – Ronald E. Tolley, CEcD (Liberty County); Vice-President – Jean Bacon (Bryan County); Secretary – Dorothy Glisson (Screven County); and Treasurer – Ricky Nessmith (Bulloch County).

October 24, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Effingham Hospital welcomes new doctor

Effingham Hospital is pleased to announce that a new primary care practice will be established in Springfield soon.

October 24, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Higgins wants to bring a business perspective

"Let's chase the money."

October 24, 2007 | Ralna Pearson | 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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