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State suspends diesel tax for off-road uses

Gov. Sonny Perdue signed an executive order Monday suspending the collection of the state gas tax on diesel sold for off-road uses.

June 03, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


County weighs options on cutting fuel bills

Effingham County officials are looking at ways to pare fuel costs.

June 03, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Plans moving ahead for seniors-only housing

Effingham County commissioners took the first steps to two possible housing developments, including one reserved for seniors, at their meeting last week.

June 03, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Burn patient upgraded

One of the most seriously hurt workers in the Imperial Sugar refinery explosion has been upgraded from critical condition, according to the Joseph M. Still Burn Center at Doctors Hospital in Augusta.

June 03, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


State of emergency declared for 6 counties

ATLANTA - Gov. Sonny Perdue issued an executive order declaring a state of emergency in six counties affected by the severe weather that passed through Georgia Saturday night. The six counties are Bibb, Carroll, Douglas, Jefferson, Johnson and Laurens.

June 03, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Effingham OKs land for Springfield’s new well

The pieces are coming into place for an agreement that solves water needs for the county, Springfield and the Effingham Industrial Development Authority.

May 31, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Barrow picks up endorsement from U.S. Chamber of Commerce

WASHINGTON - U.S. Rep. John Barrow (D-Savannah) has received the endorsement of the United States Chamber of Commerce in his bid for re-election to the House of Representatives.

May 31, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


County to take part in regional transit plan

Effingham County commissioners have lent their support to regional rural transportation system that is expected to start this summer.

May 31, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Governor signs anti-dogfighting measure into law

ATLANTA - Gov. Sonny Perdue signed House Bill 301, making dogfighting a felony in Georgia.

May 29, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Absentee ballots for elections are available starting Thursday

ATLANTA - Georgia Secretary of State Karen Handel encouraged Georgians to request an absentee ballot for the July 15 general primary election and the Nov. 4 general election.

May 29, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Augusta Democrat lawmakers back Barrow

AUGUSTA - On Friday, U.S. Rep. John Barrow (D-Savannah) accepted the endorsement of every Democratic member of the Augusta delegation to the Georgia General Assembly. Sen. Ed Tarver, Rep. Quincy Murphy, Rep. Gloria Frazier, Rep. Wayne Howard and Rep. Hardie Davis all joined Congressman Barrow as he kicked off his campaign in Augusta. Sen. J.B. Powell also has endorsed Congressman Barrow.

May 29, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Hospital seeking to roll back millage

Effingham Hospital officials and county commissioners will try to work together on finding room for the hospital to expand, and hospital trustees also are looking to roll back their millage.

May 29, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Commissioners driving forward on parkway

Effingham County commissioners are going ahead with preliminary work on the Effingham Parkway. But the final tab of the entire project could be even greater than commissioners already have imagined.

May 29, 2008 | Patrick Donahue | Local


Crews battle isolated fire at Savannah River Mill

A contractor at Georgia-Pacific's Savannah River Mill was injured slightly as G-P crews and local fire departments battled a fire at the mill Wednesday afternoon.

May 29, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


McKinney: Stone doesn’t live in district

SAVANNAH - Public records show that Republican Candidate John Stone does not live in nor is he registered to vote in the congressional district he wants to represent. According to the Richmond County Voter Registration Office, Stone registered to vote in the 10th District on March 11, several months after he began his campaign for Congress.

May 29, 2008 | Patrick Donahue | Local


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Faith Equestrian Therapeutic Center offering Horse Camp for special needs community

Faith Equestrian Therapeutic Center is offering a Horse Camp for the special needs community June 26-30 and July 10-14 (teen camp).

June 02, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Effingham County BOE announces 13.13 percent increase to property taxes

The Effingham County Board of Education announced Thursday its intention to increase the property taxes it will levy this year by 13.13 percent over ...

June 01, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Parker's makes $9,000 donation to Effingham Public Schools

SAVANNAH – Parker's, an award-winning convenience store leader, recently donated $9,000 to Effingham County Public Schools as part of the company's Fueling the ...

June 01, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Mustangs march off the field and into next step in life

As the sun went down behind the pine trees Friday night, the seniors of South Effingham High School moved their tassels from right to left ...

May 31, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Rebel graduates sent off in style

Amongst the thousands who showed up to sit under the sun Saturday at Rebel Stadium were 451 anxious and excited seniors who were ready to ...

May 31, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


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