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Local Democrats attend state function

In a program dedicated to the public service of the late Sen. Richard Russell, the annual leadership award was given to Rep. Calvin Smyre of Columbus. Smyre was elected to the Georgia House in 1974 and was its youngest member at age 26. He had chaired and continued to serve on the prestigious Rules Committee and as chair of the University System of Georgia Committee.

September 18, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Bevill speaks to Rotary

Janis Bevill of the Effingham County Tax Assessors Office spoke to the Sunrise Rotary members. Bevill explained the legal process of working through all the appeals.

September 18, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


County to discuss personnel issues

Effingham County commissioners are expected to take a look at a handful of changes in job titles and job descriptions for county employees at their meeting today.

September 14, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Springfield, BOE reach water deal

Springfield City Council approved an intergovernmental agreement with the Effingham Board of Education Councilmen approved the agreement with the Board of Education to run a water line down Highway 119 to furnish Effingham County Middle and Effingham County High schools with water from the city.

September 14, 2007 | Sandi Van Orden Staff Writer | Local


Fire's in their blood

Firefighters from Effingham County and nine other departments took part in their annual pressurized container fire control class at South Effingham High School on Saturday.

September 14, 2007 | Ralna Pearson Staff Writer | Local


Rincon to move city's first post office

Rincon's city council has decided to acquire the city's first post office building and move it behind the police department for the time being.

September 14, 2007 | Ralna Pearson Staff Writer | Local


Commissioners unhappy with response, or lack thereof, from CGRDC

It's 90 miles from the Effingham County commissioners' office to the headquarters of the Coastal Georgia Regional Development Center in Brunswick, but the gap seems even greater to commissioners.

September 14, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Rotary to the Rescue blood drive

On Tuesday area Rotary clubs, including the Effingham Sunrise Rotary, held their annual blood drive. Several pints of blood were donated in an effort to help the Red Cross improve their emergency blood supplies.

September 13, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Rincon turns down townhome development

The residents of the Williamsburg subdivision dodged a close call as their neighborhood was spared a new townhouse community at Monday night's city council meeting.

September 11, 2007 | Ralna Pearson Staff Writer | Local


Suspected thief caught on video turned in

A bike thief was arrested Tuesday for stealing a teenager's bike off his front porch early Monday morning.

September 11, 2007 | Ralna Pearson Staff Writer | Local


Springfield shows off newest fire truck

Springfield Fire Chief Edwin Rahn Jr. showed the Springfield City Council the fire department's new truck Tuesday night.

September 11, 2007 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


IDA may help county land LifeStar

The plans to land the LifeStar air ambulance may be getting a boost from the Effingham Industrial Development Authority.

September 11, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Boatright steps down from Springfield council

Springfield City Councilman Ron Boatright has resigned his post, and the city is moving to fill his seat.

September 11, 2007 | Sandi Van Orden Staff Writer | Local


IDA tries to smooth out water plan

As the Effingham Industrial Development Authority forges ahead with plans for the industrial park at I-16 and Old River Road, it's also working on two other potentially big prospects.

September 11, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Springfield pores over request to pour

The Springfield City Council discussed the possibility of a referendum for voters to decide if there will be liquor by the drink sales in the city limits Tuesday.

September 11, 2007 | Sandi Van Orden Staff Writer | 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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