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Report: New tobacco rules would save Georgia $1.3 billion

ATLANTA - If Congress passes legislation to give the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authority to regulate tobacco products, the new law would save the state $1.3 billion in tobacco-related health care costs by keeping 72,000 kids from becoming new smokers, according to a new report released recently by the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids.

January 08, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Rincon gives the go-ahead, too

Rincon residents will get to decide if they want to allow restaurants that serve liquor by the drink.

January 08, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Fire spreads from house to three other buildings

A house fire spread to three other buildings on Highway 17 outside of Guyton on Monday.

January 08, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


Young Farmers group recognizes award winners

The Young Farmers held its annual Christmas Awards Banquet last Monday.

January 08, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


Transportation study under way

Effingham County residents are being asked to take part in comprehensive transportation plan for the county's traffic and road needs.

January 05, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


County adopts vehicle policy

Effingham County commissioners approved a vehicle use policy Tuesday, adopting guidelines that cover who has use of county cars and where they can use them.

January 05, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


County to look at townhome zoning

Effingham County commissioners are expected to take up a request for a new zoning category at its meeting this afternoon.

January 05, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Operation Zero Tolerance under way across state

Operation Zero Tolerance is a statewide enforcement initiative to raise driver awareness to the deadly consequences of drunk driving. Impaired drivers cause one out of five fatality crashes on Georgia highways each year.

January 05, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


DOT tries to map road growth

Even the state Department of Transportation is looking at Effingham County's growth.

January 05, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Chatham's help needed for parkway

Effingham County's path to ease congestion on its roads may lie outside its own borders, state lawmakers said this week.

January 03, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Springfield council to vote on alcohol referendum

The Springfield City Council will vote on a resolution to hold a referendum to allow liquor by the drink sales at the council meeting Tuesday.

January 03, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


A busy Thursday awaits

The new Lowe's in Rincon has opened its doors and will conduct a grand opening Thursday at 10 a.m. An hour later on Thursday, the Effingham campus of the Savannah Technical College on Highway 21 will have its official grand opening and dedication.

January 03, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Rincon council OKs liquor referendum (update 1)

Rincon City Council approved allowing voters to decide on a referendum that would allow liquor by the drink in sales in restaurants.

January 03, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Guyton turned on to saving water

Guyton City Council expects to get its water withdrawal permit increased from the state Environmental Protection Division. It also wants to make sure its current customers aren't losing water.

January 03, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Guyton still pushing for traffic light

Guyton City Council members say they are determined to get a traffic light for the city's most notorious intersection.

January 03, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


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Omnitracs project moving right along

The Effingham County Industrial Development Authority has been busy over the last few years bringing in new industries and developments into Effingham County – none bigger ...

October 12, 2016 | By Zack Lee | Local


The angel on Long Pond Road

"Angels come in many forms."

October 12, 2016 | By Zack Lee Editor for the Effingham Herald | Local


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