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Griffin to challenge Garvin for mayor

For the first time in several years the city of Guyton will have two candidates running for mayor. Incumbent Michael Garvin has decided to run again and resident Fred Griffin will run as well.

September 26, 2007 | Ralna Pearson | Local


Rincon to take look at trash service

The city of Rincon will send out requests for trash removal bids in the coming weeks to secure the best service at the best price for residents.

September 26, 2007 | Ralna Pearson | Local


Chicago realtor speaks locally

September 26, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Hospice Savannah at Rotary

Marna Lewin of Hospice of Savannah presented the benefits of Hospice care to the Rotarians. She also explained how this non-profit organization is successfully serving the five county metro area of Savannah.

September 26, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Tittle named Ladies Auxiliary national VP

Jan Tittle of Rincon was elected national vice president of the Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. at the 94th national convention of the Ladies Auxiliary held Aug. 18-23 at the Bartle Hall Convention Center in Kansas City.

September 26, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Rincon looking for new building inspector

As the city of Rincon welcomed its latest employee, city manager Donald Toms at Monday night's city council meeting, it says goodbye to another, longtime building and zoning inspector Cathy Hughes.

September 26, 2007 | Ralna Pearson | Local


Seniors line up to get fans

Senior citizens congregated at the United Way in Rincon on Wednesday to receive free fans as part of the organization's annual fan giveaway.

September 26, 2007 | Ralna Pearson | Local


Springfield approves impact fee for 119 water line

The Springfield City Council approved a water impact fee supplement to be charged for tying onto the new water line that will run down Highway 119.

September 26, 2007 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


County ready to land LifeStar

It's now up to the LifeStar directors to decide if they'll make Effingham County their permanent home.

September 25, 2007 | Patrick Donahue | Local


Mattingly completes basic training

Army Pvt. Christopher S. Mattingly has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.

September 25, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Sunrise Rotary readies for golf tourney

Michael Lee of Citizen's Bank and Leland Sanders of TEMCOR introduce the "Sponsor Tracking Board" for the Sunrise Rotary Annual Golf Tournament on Sept. 28. All the proceeds from this fundraiser will go toward local philanthropies and scholarships. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor for this event, please contact Lonnie Pate at 888-395-0440 for more information.

September 25, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Two teens killed in Sunday wreck on I-16

Two Faulkville area teens were killed in a single-car accident on Interstate 16 Sunday night, according to the Georgia State Patrol.

September 21, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Kieffer 'proud' to receive Helmey Award

After she returned to Effingham Hospital to run its cardiopulmonary rehabilitation unit, Ginger Kieffer was given a name and number of a patient to call, to tell them about the services of the rehab unit.

September 21, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Crosby not running, backs Kublin

Jeff Kublin announced his candidacy for a seat on Rincon's city council last week. He is the only challenger to the incumbents so far.

September 20, 2007 | Ralna Pearson | Local


Picking up the pieces

An Effingham County couple is trying to rebuild their lives after losing their home to lightning on Wednesday afternoon.

September 20, 2007 | Ralna Pearson | Local


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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


Clyo man involved in fatal crash

The Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police major accident investigation team is looking into a three-vehicle wreck that claimed the life of a Savannah man Tuesday afternoon.

October 01, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Hospital, county to work on financing

Effingham County commissioners and Effingham Health System representatives may try to revise a deal between the two groups that enabled the hospital to embark on its modernization and expansion.

September 30, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Motorcycle rider dies after collision with SUV

An Effingham County man died from the injuries he suffered when his motorcycle collided with a sport utility vehicle Friday afternoon.

September 30, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Effingham man dies as result of Bulloch crash

An Effingham County man died from injuries sustained in a Friday evening crash on Highway 119, according to the Georgia State Patrol.

September 30, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Neighbors lobby against sand mine permit extension

A sand mine operator was granted two more years to finish digging out his property, after county commissioners voted to deny a rezoning application but allow the extension.

September 30, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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