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Candidate calls for halt of gas taxes

One of the candidates for the Republican bid for the U.S. 12th District seat says he has a plan that would cut the price of gas by 50 cents a gallon - now.

June 12, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


McKinney signs pledge in support of earmark reform

SAVANNAH - Candidate for Congress Ray McKinney (R-Savannah) signed a pledge Thursday supporting common-sense reform of how Congress spends taxpayer dollars.

June 10, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


McKinney taps GOP vet as press secretary

Reidsville – Candidate for Congress Ray McKinney (R-Savannah) has named former Tattnall County Republican Chairman David Cutbirth as his campaign's press secretary.

June 10, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Barrow glad farm bill passed

Washington - U.S. Rep. John Barrow (D-Savannah) voted for a bipartisan farm bill that will strengthen American agriculture, help families facing high food costs, increase support for land conservation and encourage energy independence.

June 10, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Guyton moves ahead with sewage plant plans

Guyton City Council has taken one of the steps necessary as it continues to go ahead with plans with the city's own wastewater treatment plant.

June 10, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


City still looking at its alcohol ordinance

Guyton City Council members will be holding a workshop on the city's current alcohol laws after a restaurant owner asked about his proposal to sell beer and wine by the drink at his establishment.

June 10, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


IDA targets a future without millage

The Effingham Industrial Development Authority is putting its fiscal year 2009 budget together. But it's what is beyond those numbers that the IDA members are targeting.

June 10, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


All the bells, whistles and sirens

The gleaming new red fire truck is a welcome sight for the Rincon Fire Department - and not just because it was delivered well ahead of schedule.

June 07, 2008 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


IDA to take wide-ranging look at projects

With three massive projects already on the table, and potentially prospects heating up, the Effingham Industrial Development Authority is trying to arrange a strategic planning session for its members.

June 07, 2008 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Suit challenging Hinely’s IDA seat dismissed

The last bit of litigation for the Effingham Industrial Development Authority has fallen by the wayside, much to the joy of IDA members, one in particular.

June 07, 2008 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Perdue signs hospital reform bill

On May 13, Georgia House Bill 1234 was signed at Putnam General Hospital in Eatonton.

June 07, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Effingham lands Go Fish Georgia

Gov. Sonny Perdue announced the selection of eight additional facilities for the Go Fish Georgia Program. The additional mega-ramps sites announced Friday, including one for Effingham County, will bring the total up to 18 ramps funded by the program.

June 07, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Red Cross disaster teams respond to Mother's Day storms

American Red Cross Chapters in Savannah Brunswick and Statesboro continue to provide food, shelter, clothing and other emergency assistance to families affected by the tornadoes that swept through Georgia on May 11. Areas with damage include Emanuel, Tattnall, Bulloch, Montgomery, Toombs, Glynn and McIntosh counties.

June 06, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Busy days for Rincon firefighters

An empty house in the Staffordshire development was hit by a lightning strike, destroying the roof, Rincon Fire Chief Corey Rahn said.

June 05, 2008 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Waller denied bond

Ogeechee Judicial Circuit Superior Court Judge Gates Peed denied bond for the father of a toddler whose case has drawn widespread attention.

June 05, 2008 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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South Effingham clinches 2-AAAAA softball title

GUYTON -- After Wednesday's performance in the best-of-three Region 2-AAAAA softball championship series, it's fair to say Alex Brown has carried her fair share ...

October 04, 2017 | Trice Williams | Local


Hospital pharmacist facing multiple felony charges

SPRINGFIELD -- According to multiple reports, an Effingham Health System pharmacist was arrested by the Springfield Police Department on Tuesday and is facing dozens of felony ...

October 04, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Panthers steamroll Mustangs on homecoming

The Effingham Middle School Panthers scored every time they got the ball in the first half and continued to roll the rest of the way ...

October 04, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


South Effingham Middle School cheer team sweeps events

The South Effingham Middle School competition cheer team traveled to Dexter for its first competition of the season, The Raider Rumble.

October 04, 2017 | Submitted report | Local


Sherwood graduates from basic training

U.S. Air Force Airman Hunter C. Sherwood graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

October 04, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


It's National 4-H Week

Six million students across America participate in 4-H and, of those, more than 170,000 call Georgia home. To raise awareness of the state's ...

October 03, 2017 | Submitted report | Local


Mustangs come close to first victory

GUYTON - South Effingham was on the verge of picking up its first win of the season Friday night but a fourth-quarter comeback by Richmond Hill ...

October 03, 2017 | Trice Williams | Local


New Effingham County recreation facility on track

SPRINGFIELD - One of the most impressive recreational facilities in the Coastal Empire is slowly but surely emerging from the ground in Effingham County.

October 03, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Nov. 1 deadline to get tax credit to help Effingham Health System

SPRINGFIELD - Nov. 1 is the deadline for local taxpayers to apply to make a charitable contribution to Effingham Health System and receive a 2017 Georgia ...

October 02, 2017 | Submitted report | Local


South Effingham announces homecoming court

South Effingham's homecoming court was announced during halftime of Friday night's football against Richmond Hill.

October 02, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Sunrise Rotary announces tourney winners

Effingham Sunrise Rotary recently hosted its annual golf tournament at Lost Plantation.

October 02, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Stand-up crowd

Unlike at many recent NFL games, no one kneeled or sat during the playing of "The Star-Spangled Banner" before Thursday's Bradwell Institute-Effingham County softball ...

October 01, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


FRIDAY FOOTBALL FINAL SCORES

Richmond Hill, 31, South Effingham 20

September 30, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Rebels clamp down on Panthers after early struggles

HINESVILLE -- Effingham County coach Buddy Holder's worst nightmare came true, but at least it didn't last long.

September 30, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Broken arm, gender not obstacles to football player

SPRINGFIELD -- Even though Shemaree Pitts suffered a broken arm in her youth football debut, the injury didn't break her spirit.

September 29, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


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