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Community remembers fallen soldier

A Portal National Guardsman killed last week in Afghanistan is being remembered as well-liked and respected.

July 13, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


June initial jobless claims jump

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced that 88,756 laid-off workers filed first-time claims for state unemployment insurance benefits in June, an increase of 94.8 percent from June 2008.

July 13, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


State to unveil new driver’s licenses

ATLANTA - Gov. Sonny Perdue has announced that Georgia Department of Driver Services is preparing to issue new and improved driver's licenses and identification cards by fall. The new cards will combat document fraud and protect the identities of Georgia's citizens by using the latest credentialing technology.

July 13, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


Statesboro Guardsman killed in Afghanistan

A Statesboro National Guardsman was one of two Georgia soldiers killed earlier this week in Afghanistan when an improvised explosive device detonated near the vehicle.

July 09, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


Acreage reporting deadline extended

Because of extreme weather conditions many producers have not filed a 2009 acreage report. Producers may also need to request prevented planting or report failed acreage if applicable. Where the crop acreage deadlines have not passed for 2009, the final crop reporting dates are extended to Aug. 14, with the exception of the Noninsured Crop Assistance Program.

July 09, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


Taking aim at a deadly scenario

With the constant chatter of an automatic weapon ringing through the halls - which were now filled with smoke and noise - Effingham sheriff's deputies worked their way down the hall, looking for the gunman, or gunmen, on the loose.

July 09, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Effingham Hospital preparing for Renfro’s commemorative history

The Effingham Hospital Board of Trustees will host a book signing and reception Nov. 7 to unveil "Medicine in Effingham County 1734-2009."

July 09, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


Star-spangled salute

July 06, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


County eyes date for end of OAR work

The first section of the long-waited Old Augusta Road improvements remain on track, County Administrator David Crawley said.

July 06, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Accident delays traffic on Hwy. 21

July 06, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


NFL star tells youth to hit the books first

Armed with his Super Bowl ring and mini Lombardi Trophy, Nick Eason delivered a simple and direct message to Guyton-area youth Thursday night.

July 06, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


County set to take off on landing pad

Work on the long-awaited landing site and building for the LifeStar air ambulance could start by the end of the month.

July 06, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Guyton races to form leisure board

Guyton's drive to form a leisure services board may be getting a boost from a local organization trying to get youth more involved in activities.

July 06, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Holiday wrecks claim 20 lives in Georgia

The July 4th holiday travel period ended Sunday night with 20 traffic deaths reported across Georgia from 17 fatal crashes.

July 06, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


EPA, state team for clean diesel project

In a move that stands to create jobs, boost local economies, reduce diesel emissions and protect human health and the environment for people of the state of Georgia, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded $748,000 to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources to provide truck stop electrification technology for diesel trucks at three truck stop locations. This clean diesel project will create jobs while protecting Georgia's air quality.

July 06, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


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Rincon repaving on 9th Street to start soon

A repaving and sidewalk project in the city of Rincon is being pushed to get completed by the start of the next school year.

June 09, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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