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Poll shows most 12th District voters back tobacco regulation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - A new poll of registered voters in the 12th Congressional District of Georgia finds that 64 percent of voters support Congress passing a bill to give the U.S. Food and Drug Administration the authority to regulate tobacco products. Rep. John Barrow (D-Savannah) is a cosponsor of the legislation. As a member of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, Barrow is expected to play a key role on this legislation.

September 01, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Chambliss, Isakson laud new border security steps

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., and Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., praised the announcement by the Bush Administration to implement a series of border security measures as a positive step forward but renewed their call for President Bush to send an emergency supplemental bill to Congress to fully fund border security.

September 01, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Mobley speaks to Sunrise Rotary

Evonne Mobley, System CTAE coordinator for the Effingham County Board of Education, spoke to the Effingham Rotary Sunrise about the Effingham Career Academy and its benefits to the community.

September 01, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Rotary "pins" new members

September 01, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


National Night Out to host PPA Kids group

The Partnership for Prescription Assistance (PPA), sponsored by America's pharmaceutical research companies, will be in Springfield, stopping at the National Night Out 2007 tonight at Ulmer Park.

August 30, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


BOE, city approve deal for water line

The Effingham County Board of Education approved an agreement with the city of Springfield to run a water line down Highway 119.

August 30, 2007 | Sandi Van Orden Staff Writer | Local


Effingham officials preparing to retreat

Government and local officials from Effingham County are preparing to make the annual trip to Jekyll Island to attend the 2007 Effingham Chamber of Commerce community retreat.

August 30, 2007 | Ralna Pearson Staff Writer | Local


Guyton to put surplus items up for bid, sale

Guyton's city council held a special called meeting Monday morning to dispose of property and purchase additional property.

August 30, 2007 | Ralna Pearson Staff Writer | Local


Civil Air Patrol goes sky high

Effingham County Cadet Squadron Civil Air Patrol Georgia Unit 453 meets Tuesdays from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Effingham County High School JROTC building. The commander is Joe Yutz. Ages are 12 to 21 for cadet programs. The Civil Air Patrol is an auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force.

August 30, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


County, IDA close on sewer pact

Effingham County commissioners and the Industrial Development Authority are expected to iron out an agreement for water and sewer service at the IDA's I-16 project.

August 30, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


County driving toward vehicle policy

Effingham County commissioners are expected to decide soon who has county vehicles and where they can be driven.

August 28, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Gattman takes over at Treutlen House

Susan Gattman has taken the reins as director of the Treutlen House.

August 28, 2007 | Sandi Van Orden Staff Writer | Local


Commissioners want to take a look at closing prison

Effingham County commissioners have asked county staff to weigh closing the Effingham Prison, though a thorough analysis may take a couple of months.

August 28, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Non-profit groups can get help with United Way grants

To help local nonprofits in their efforts, the Georgia Center for Nonprofits (GCN) is offering developing outcome-based performance measures for grant-funded programs on Aug. 16 from 1:30-4:30 p.m at the United Way Building, 428 Bull St., Savannah.

August 28, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Barrow to push for FDA tobacco control

State health leaders will join U.S. Rep. John Barrow (D-Savannah) to hold a press conference on Wednesday to announce the results of a new poll conducted in the 12th Congressional District of Georgia that shows support for legislation granting the U.S. Food and Drug Administration authority over tobacco products.

August 28, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


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Red Cross still in urgent need of blood

The American Red Cross continues to have an urgent need for blood donors of all blood types to give before the Labor Day holiday, even after many more donors stepped up to give following an urgent call issued in late July.

August 07, 2014 | Staff report | Local


County to take up water pact for possible development

Effingham County commissioners are expected at Tuesday's meeting to delve into how to provide water and sewer service to a potential development off Old Augusta and Chimney roads.

August 04, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


ECSO needs help for its K-9 unit

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office K-9 unit has helped the community in a number of ways. Now, the ECSO is hoping the public will return the gesture.

July 31, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


State issues recall of fruits

Agriculture Commissioner Gary W. Black is alerting Georgians to the recall of some stone fruits (including plums, peaches and nectarines), and related made-in-store items prepared with these stone fruits that have been distributed in Georgia, because the products may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Georgia Department of Agriculture inspectors will be checking retail stores to make sure the recalled product is removed from sale.

July 29, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Probate judges get up-to-date on changes in carry law

Georgia probate judges began readying themselves for the changes in the state's weapons carry law, many of which directly affect the way judges handle firearms applications, prior to the law becoming effective on July 1.

July 28, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Springfield eyes sidewalk, drainage improvements

A day-long discussion by Springfield City Council members and key staff could lead to the go-ahead for several projects and improvements around the city.

July 28, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rincon OKs warranty, change order for fire station

The city of Rincon has started the one-year warranty period for its newest fire station.

July 28, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County to vacate court order on gaming machines

A state law that rescinded a previous policy has prompted Effingham County commissioners to agree to vacate a 2010 court order.

July 28, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Consultant to help find ways to lower ISO ratings

Effingham County commissioners have given the go-ahead for a fire consulting services agreement.

July 28, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Fort Howard Road back open following gas leak

Fort Howard Road has reopened after a natural gas leak closed a portion of the road for about four hours.

July 25, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


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