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New commander for Georgia Guard

The 13,000-member Georgia National Guard welcomed a new leader Sunday during a traditional military ceremony at Atlanta's Fort McPherson. Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue officiated over the ceremonial transfer of command as Maj. Gen. William T. (Terry) Nesbitt became the state's 41st adjutant general.

November 25, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


County eyes start of Old Augusta Road project

Effingham County officials are hoping to start work on the Old Augusta Road project by the end of the year.

November 24, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Bartos speaks at preservation meetings

Rincon attorney Ramona Murphy Bartos of the Bartos Law Firm, LLC, has recently returned from a speaking engagement with the Center for Community Design and Preservation at the University of Georgia, and the Georgia Alliance of Preservation Commissions for their fall 2007 Historic Preservation Commission Training held in Elberton from Oct. 26-27.

November 24, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Edenfield completes Air Force training

Air Force Airman Rey A. Edenfield has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

November 24, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Rincon Lions Club gears up for Christmas parade

The Rincon Lions Club Christmas parade is approaching quickly.

November 24, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


City adopts millage in split decision

The Springfield City Council approved the millage at 4.3 mills in a split decision Tuesday.

November 24, 2007 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


Field set for Georgia presidential primary

ATLANTA - Georgia Secretary of State Karen Handel has received of candidate names for the presidential preference primary.

November 24, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Wendelken enjoys his service

It's not the same Rincon Paul Wendelken grew up in, but some things haven't changed in the eyes of the city council incumbent.

November 24, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Raises on the way for county employees

Effingham County employees will be getting a little more money after county commissioners agreed to new pay rates and job classification changes.

November 23, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


State recommends well owners conserve, test water

Georgia faces one of the most severe droughts in its history. Rivers and reservoirs are at record lows, and many communities face water shortages that could challenge their ability to meet water supply needs.

November 22, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Key peanut provisions included in 2007 farm bill

Georgia Peanut Commission leaders were on Capitol Hill for last week's U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee mark-up and passage of the 2007 Farm Bill. Key peanut provisions included in the bill are:

November 22, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


IDA looks for ways to get water to project

Having completed its deal with DP Partners to develop its land straddling I-16, the Effingham Industrial Development Authority is trying to live up to its end of the bargain.

November 22, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


ACS memorial service set

Join the community on Nov. 11 at 2:30 p.m. for the annual Effingham County American Cancer Society memorial service at the Effingham County Board of Education Auditorium, 405 North Ash St., Springfield. The public is invited to attend.

November 20, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Church asks Rincon to close Sixth Street

Rincon City Council is looking at what to do about a request to close Sixth Street between Highway 21 and Richland Avenue.

November 20, 2007 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


Rincon may look at re-inspection fees

Rincon wants to take a look at how much to charge for inspectors who have to take another look at construction sites.

November 20, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


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Judge’s race tops $100K in money

The three candidates for the available Superior Court judgeship in the Ogeechee Judicial Circuit had amassed, and partly spent, almost $85,000 for their campaigns ...

May 04, 2016 | By Al Hackle Statesboro Herald | Local


County starts to set priorities for next SPLOST

Effingham County voters likely will have renewing the one-cent special purpose local option sales tax on the ballot in the November.

May 03, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Guyton ponders how to spend SPLOST money

While Guyton City Council members have agreed to how they would split the proceeds from a potential special purpose local option sales tax renewal, it ...

May 03, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Trooper urges drivers to keep eyes on road

When drivers are out on the road, their focus and field of vision needs to be on the road ahead, said Georgia State Patrol Sgt ...

May 03, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Changes coming from hospital

The Effingham Health System is set to embark on another set of changes for how it delivers health care.

April 26, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Chamber to hold candidates' forum

The Effingham Chamber of Commerce has announced that a candidate forum will be held May 5 at 6 p.m. at the Mars Theatre ...

April 26, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Guyton awards bids for treatment plant

Guyton City Council members have approved two contracts that will pave the way for the city's own wastewater treatment plant.

April 26, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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