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Guyton moves forward with creation of leisure services board

Guyton City Council took another step toward creating a leisure services board.

July 20, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Family, community pay last respects

STATESBORO - A Bulloch County National Guardsman killed in Afghanistan was laid to rest Saturday following a standing-room only funeral that packed Fletcher Memorial Baptist Church in Statesboro.

July 20, 2009 | Holli Deal Bragg | Local


Plans taking shape for Peter Giles Jr. Park

A checkerboard for Peter Giles Jr. Park is almost ready but work is still continuing on the sign for the newly-renamed park.

July 20, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


County to vote on proposed ATV park

Effingham County commissioners will have the second reading of zoning change that may allow for an all-terrain vehicle course.

July 20, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


State farmers to get $1.8M in disaster relief

USDA Farm Service Agency Georgia Acting State Executive Director David Laster announced that Georgia's farmers and ranchers will receive approximately $1.8 million in Emergency Conservation Program funds to repair farmland damaged by natural disasters that happened in 2008 and 2009.

July 20, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


USDA to make $760M in loans available to farmers, producers

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that $760 million from the Supplemental Appropriations Act signed by President Obama is available for approved but previously unfunded USDA direct farm ownership and operating loans throughout the country.

July 20, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


AAA kicking off Safe Summer Campaign

With the exception of 1992, more than 40,000 people throughout the U.S. died each year as a result of traffic crashes - 1.6 million deaths throughout the past four decades. With the Safe Summer Campaign, AAA wants to spark a change in the status quo of benign acceptance of such casualties and reduce their number through substantial education and awareness of driving behaviors to improve traffic safety.

July 20, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


Part of Old Dixie Highway closed

All lanes of Old Dixie Highway about a half mile north of Sisters Ferry Road are closed as law enforcement authorities investigate an accident.

July 16, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


Rincon looks to slow down chases

The Rincon Police Department is hoping to make pursuits a little less dangerous in the future.

July 16, 2009 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Welding a future together

As the auto plants in Michigan began to shut down, Mary Ellington knew she needed to learn how to do something else.

July 16, 2009 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Heidt asks for change of venue

Attorneys for an Effingham County man accused of killing his father and brother and severely wounding his mother have filed nearly 30 motions with the Effingham County Superior Court.

July 16, 2009 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Parents urged to keep cars safe for kids in summer

ATLANTA - As temperatures increase and family schedules change, parents and caregivers should avoid leaving children unsupervised in or near vehicles.

July 16, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


Mathews assumes role as EH chief of staff

Dr. Christopher Mathews has been selected as the Effingham Hospital's chief of staff, replacing the outgoing Dr. George Brelsford.

July 13, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


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


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State champ Gant gets his ring

SPRINGFIELD -- Effingham County's Zebrandon Gant has a sparkling ring to go with the shiny medal he won at the GHSA state wrestling tournament in ...

May 01, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


Mustangs' Wallace named Region 2-AAAAA's top baseball player

South Effingham shortstop/pitcher Dylan Wallace has been named the Region 2-AAAAA player of the year by the region's baseball coaches.

May 01, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


Pitch, Hit & Run event slated May 9

A free Pitch, Hit & Run skills competition is slated at the Sand Hill Complex on May 9 from 5:30-7 p.m.

May 01, 2018 | Staff report | Local


Heavy equipment operators, truck drivers in high demand at chamber's annual job fair

RINCON - Mona Nims has been beating America's bushes in search of of truck drivers with a commercial driver's license.

May 01, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Nonprofit provides services to victims of domestic violence

RINCON - Safe Haven is an organization that provides much more than shelter for victims of domestic abuse. It also offers numerous free, confidential programs designed ...

May 01, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Effingham County's Ulmer receives 'reward'

SPRINGFIELD - Effingham County offensive tackle Casey Ulmer signed a national letter of intent on April 23 to attend Brevard College in Brevard, N.C.

May 01, 2018 | Trice Williams | Local


Buford ends South Effingham girls' perfect run

GUYTON - The curtain has closed on a tremendous show by South Effingham's girls tennis team.

May 01, 2018 | Trice Williams | Local


Eggs and Issues Review Breakfast set Wednesday

SPRINGFIELD -- The Effingham Chamber of Commerce invites the community its annual Legislative Eggs and Issues Review Breakfast, starting at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday at ...

April 30, 2018 | Submitted report | Local


Lieutenant governor joins ECCA party

RINCON -- Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle's education babies are growing up. The visionary behind Georgia's college and career academy concept visited one of them ...

April 30, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Family Promise of Effingham Yard Sale conducted

Kaylee (left) and Candice Anderson browse an item that caught their attention at Saturday's Family Promise of Effingham Yard Sale at Rincon's Centerpoint ...

April 29, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


4-H'er adds personal touch to entrance to Springfield

SPRINGFIELD - A simple wave of the hand or nod of the head isn't good enough for Owen Mercer.

April 29, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Effingham County's Johnson puts his name on Carson-Newman line again

SPRINGFIELD - Effingham County speedster Toot Johnson is eager to prove that he is ready for double athletic duty at the college level.

April 29, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


National Day of Prayer event set Thursday

Pastors and churches from around Effingham County and the area are invited to join together for the National Day of Prayer on Thursday 6:30 ...

April 27, 2018 | Submitted report | Local


Yellow Jackets push Mustangs out of playoffs

"GUYTON -- Teams with similar resumes met Friday to determine the one that would get the job of taking on Locust Grove in the second round ...

April 27, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Yellow Jackets push Mustangs out of playoffs

GUYTON - Teams with similar resumes met Friday to determine the one that would get the job of taking on Locust Grove in the second round ...

April 27, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


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