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McKinney blasts Barrow for campaign literature

U.S. Rep. John Barrow's recent mailing to 12th District residents is "a blatant misuse of taxpayer dollars for campaign purposes," according to Republican opponent Ray McKinney of Savannah.

May 08, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Victims, families 'hanging in'

AUGUSTA - Jenny Purnell isn't ready for her husband Justin to come home - not yet at least, not until he's ready.

May 08, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Barrow backs tax assistance, simplification bill in the House

Washington, D.C. - As taxpayers in Georgia completed their tax returns, U.S. Rep. John Barrow (D-Savannah) joined a majority in the House of Representatives in voting for the Taxpayer Assistance and Simplification Act, which passed the House 238-179 Tuesday.

May 08, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Brief: Exley tract rezoning postponed

The Effingham County Commission sent plans to rezone the Exley tract (off of Highway 21, south of Goshen Road) back to the planning board for further review at their meeting on Wednesday. Exley tract owners have backed out of the joint application with the New Savannah group.

May 07, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Probate judge steps down

Gov. Sonny Perdue has accepted the resignation of Effingham County Probate Judge Frances Seckinger, a spokesman for the governor said.

May 06, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Guyton ready for town hall meeting

Guyton residents will have a chance soon to find out more about their city's public safety measures.

May 06, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Search is on, widens for escapee

Effingham County law enforcement officials are searching for a prisoner who overpowered a supervisor and escaped from a work detail early Friday morning.

May 04, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


No charges in pedestrian fatality

Charges are not expected to be filed against a Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police officer who struck and killed a pedestrian early on the morning of April 5.

May 03, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Rincon police after A/C, copper theft ring

Rincon police are hoping to be hot on the trail of a ring of air conditioner thieves.

May 03, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Guyton’s Olive Branch wants to extend offerings

Olive Branch restaurant owner Demetrios Sotiropoulos is in the middle of a renovation of his Guyton establishment.

May 03, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


USDA has low interest home loans

The U.S. Department of Agriculture, through the USDA Rural Development Agency, has made over $3 million dollars available in low-interest loan funds to income-eligible applicants to purchase homes in Effingham and surrounding counties. Loans are 100 percent with no down payment required.

May 03, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Senators praise judge’s confirmation

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., and Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., praised the Senate's confirmation of Augusta attorney James Randall Hall to serve as the next U.S. District Court Judge for the Southern District of Georgia.

May 03, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Isakson lauds Senate passage of housing market stimulation

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., praised the Senate's passage of legislation to stimulate the nation's declining housing market. The legislation includes Isakson's proposal to offer tax credits to individuals purchasing a foreclosed home or a home where foreclosure is pending. The legislation passed by a vote of 84 to 12.

May 03, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Authorities search for escaped prisoner

Effingham County sheriffs deputies and Effingham Prison officials are looking for a prisoner who escaped earlier today.

May 03, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Georgia gets $20M in public safety grants

Gov. Sonny Perdue announced the release of $20 million in Public Safety Interoperable Communications grants from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. These awards will help state and local first responders improve emergency communications and coordination during a natural or man-made disaster.

May 01, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


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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


Riding him down

SPRINGFIELD -- Bryce Jones of the Eagles tackles Kolt Calahan of the Raiders during a 6-and-under Effingham County Parks and Recreation Department football game Thursday.

September 28, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Military organization honors Hitchens

ATLANTA -- State Rep. Bill Hitchens (R-Rincon) recently received the 2017 Georgia Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) Joseph Bartow Award for his support of military ...

September 28, 2017 | Submitted report | Local


Third grader decides it's better to give than receive

SPRINGFIELD -- Don't feel sorry for Taylor Scott because she didn't get any presents for her ninth birthday. Be proud of her.

September 28, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


4-H members beautify Springfield street

SPRINGFIELD -- Effingham 4-H has partnered with the Springfield Revitalization Corporation to continue a revitalization effort on Cleveland Street.

September 28, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Mustangs to play for region softball crown

GUYTON -- South Effingham clinched a spot in next week's Region 2-AAAAA softball championship series by sweeping Ware County on Wednesday 3-0 and 11-1.

September 28, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


United Way of the Coastal Empire-Effingham sets goal

RINCON -- Supporters of United Way of the Coastal Empire-Effingham are taking aim at a big target.

September 27, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Arnsdorff drives in five runs

Haley Arnsdorff collected five RBI to help lead the Effingham County Rebels past Richmond Hill 9-2 on Thursday in Region 2-AAAAAA softball.

September 27, 2017 | Submitted report | Local


Mustangs girding for Richmond Hill in homecoming game

GUYTON - The South Effingham High School football team is trying to find its way after a tough 44-13 loss to Brunswick last week. Although there ...

September 27, 2017 | Trice Williams | Local


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