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Questions remain for neighbors on Exley tract plans

Residents near a tract that is up for a controversial rezoning are hoping to get a little more time to go over statistics presented by that property's owners.

April 06, 2008 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Isakson, Chambliss vote against budget resolution, saying it would raise taxes

WASHINGTON - Expressing dismay over the Senate's plan to increase spending and raise taxes, U.S. Sens. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., and Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., voted against final passage Thursday night of the fiscal year 2009 budget resolution, which passed by a vote of 51 to 41.

April 06, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Baby Aiden's father denied bond

The father of an Effingham County baby still recovering from suspected child abuse in a Savannah hospital was denied bond and his case was bound over to the grand jury Thursday morning.

April 06, 2008 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Isakson votes to halt earmarks

WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., voted for an amendment to the fiscal year 2009 budget resolution that would have imposed a year-long moratorium on congressional earmarks.

April 06, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Refinery explosion victim dies at burn center

Officials at the Joseph M. Still Burn Center at Doctors Hospital in Augusta said that one of the patients from the Imperial Sugar refinery explosion died Friday.

April 06, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


McKinney's run involves a lot of walking

"Contrary to popular opinion, Georgia is not flat," said Congressional candidate Ray McKinney (R-Savannah), who has been walking the 12th Congressional District for the past four and a half weeks.

April 06, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Rincon teen collapses, dies watching parade

A Rincon teenager who collapsed while watching the St. Patrick's Day parade in Savannah on Friday died, accordingto the Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department.

April 05, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Springfield adopts liquor by the drink ordinance

The Springfield City Council approved an ordinance to issue permits to restaurants to sell liquor by the drink.

April 03, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


Meeting planned for Exley tract proposal

Effingham County staff will meet tonight with developers of the Exley tract and nearby residents to go over proposed plans for the area.

April 03, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Guyton gets a green light for its red light

Guyton's long-awaited traffic light may be reality soon.

April 03, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Tearing the house down

Community member gathered Wednesday for a groundbreaking "Wall Destruction" at the United Way Effingham Service Center. Those in attendance took swings at the wall for $5 a hit in support of the renovations that will begin at the center on Friday. The renovations are expected to be complete in June, and the center will house eight agencies including the United Way when the renovations are complete.

April 03, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


Relay for Life will hold kids walk as part of the annual event for the second year

This year, the American Cancer Society's Effingham County Relay For Life will have its second annual Kid's Walk for kindergarten through fifth grade boys and girls.

April 03, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Rietkovich crowned Junior Miss St. Patrick’s Day

April 03, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Families are overwhelmed at community's response

Morgan Seckinger and Jenny Purnell greeted well-wishers and media seeking interviews warmly on an often chilly Saturday.

April 01, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Rincon to start interviews for police chief

Rincon may be moving quickly to fill its vacant police chief job.

April 01, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


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Effingham County Art Show March 13-16

Select students from all Effingham County Schools will be participating in the sixth annual district-wide art exhibition from March 13-16 in celebration of the visual ...

March 02, 2017 | Staff report | Local


Effingham County IDA cuts ribbon on Rincon solar farm

Members of the Effingham County Industrial Development Authority were on hand Thursday as they cut the ribbon to a 287-acre solar farm in Rincon.

March 02, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Rincon Elementary students get moving at Bobcat Fun Run

Rincon Elementary School students released more energy than usual on Friday as they participated in the First Annual Bobcats Fun Run, an event put on ...

March 01, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


NAACP honors drowned slaves at Ebenezer Creek

Leroy Lloyd, President of the Effingham County chapter of the NAACP, and other members honored the lives of hundreds of freed slaves who drowned trying ...

March 01, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Georgia earns Water Wars win

ATLANTA – "I recommend that the Court deny Florida's request for relief." With that recommendation to the U. S. Supreme Court, Special Master Ralph Lancaster ...

February 27, 2017 | Staff report | Local


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