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Drainage issues hold up opening of Old Augusta

The long-awaited opening of Old Augusta Road at Highway 21 may have to wait until next month.

October 15, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


2009 Sunbelt Ag Expo will be ‘keepin’ it rural’

More than 70 Farm Credit workers from across Georgia will set stages, cook, judge contests, shuttle conventioneers and host events at the Sunbelt Ag Expo in Moultrie this October.

October 15, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


USDA increases loan limit to $1.1M

Hobby Stripling, state executive director for USDA's Farm Service Agency in Georgia, announced the loan limit for its Guaranteed Loan Program has been increased to $1,112,000, effective Oct. 1.

October 15, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


USDA issuing Conservation Reserve Program payments

Hobby Stripling, state executive director for USDA's Farm Service Agency in Georgia, recently announced that USDA has begun issuing $14,559,623 in Conservation Reserve Program payments to eligible producers in Georgia. More than $1.7 billion in CRP payments are being made on 31 million acres across the country.

October 15, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


Pouring it on

October 13, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


Banks going ‘nuts’ over Georgia Peanut Bank Week

TIFTON - Banks and other lending institutions all across Georgia are going "nuts" during Georgia Peanut Bank Week through Oct. 16. Financial institutions in communities across the state are saluting peanut farmers' contributions to the state and local economy during this weeklong event.

October 12, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


Georgia Power plans outage for Fort Howard Road area

Georgia Power will have a planned outage on Fort Howard Road from Sweetwater Circle to Flat Ditch Road today beginning at 9 a.m.

October 12, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


County weighing assessors’ policies

Effingham County commissioners are continuing to discuss a policy on changing the makeup of the board of assessors.

October 12, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


County may skip meeting

The city of Rincon may be fighting for its right to future growth as it goes head to head with Effingham County on the service delivery strategy.

October 12, 2009 | Rick Lott | Local


Work on courthouse moving along

Work on the historic Effingham County Courthouse continues, with an eye toward the future and correcting the problems of the past.

October 12, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Parkway gets pledge of support

Effingham County leaders got a pledge of support from the newest member of the state's transportation board.

October 08, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Rincon, county remain at odds

The service delivery strategy dilemma between Rincon and Effingham County may be reaching an impasse and may need outside help to resolve, after Rincon sent the county a letter that has county officials up in arms.

October 08, 2009 | Rick Lott | Local


County to host flood map open house

Effingham County and its municipalities, in partnership with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources and the Federal Emergency Management Agency, have completed an enhanced digital flood insurance rate map (DFIRM) and flood insurance study (FIS) for Effingham County and all its municipalities.

October 08, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


Initial jobless claims drop

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that 66,614 laid-off workers filed first-time claims for state unemployment insurance (UI) benefits in September, an increase of 17.6 percent from September 2008. The number of UI claimants decreased by 3,255 from August when 69,869 claims were filed.

October 08, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


Tyler to challenge Purcell for House seat

Jesse Tyler isn't worried about the radio and print advertisements Ann Purcell is running as part of her campaign.

October 05, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


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Trump leads Effingham primary vote-getters

Donald Trump was the leading vote-getter among those who cast a ballot in Effingham County during the March 1 presidential preference primary.

March 09, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Daniel wins in bid to return to city council

Ann Daniel will return to a seat on Rincon City Council, having outpolled former city council member Leon Zipperer in a special election Tuesday.

March 09, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Kicklighter to run for Superior Court judge

Attorney Mickey Kicklighter announced Wednesday he will be a candidate for Ogeechee Judicial Circuit Superior Court judge.

March 09, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Burns to run again for House seat

State Rep. Jon Burns will seek re-election in House District 159, which includes all or parts of Effingham, Screven and Bulloch counties.

March 09, 2016 | Staff report | Local


A ground breaking day

Calling it an "historic day," Effingham County officials turned the first shovels of dirt for the planned central recreation complex Friday afternoon.

March 09, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County agrees to settlement in prison discrimination suit

Effingham County commissioners approved a settlement between a former Effingham Prison employee and the county, resulting from the employee's federal discrimination lawsuit.

March 09, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


White to challenge Decker for school board

The Effingham County Board of Education's 5th District will be contested in the May non-partisan election.

March 09, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Salzburgers not happy reference getting dropped from lessons

A proposed change to the statewide social studies standards has caught the attention of the Effingham County Board of Education and the Georgia Salzburger Society.

March 09, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


24th ID veterans gather to remember

FORT STEWART-Time heals all wounds, the saying goes. Still, after 25 years, the loss of comrades-in-arms was felt as the name of each of ...

March 02, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Allen to hold office hours in Effingham

WASHINGTON, D.C.-U.S. Rep. Rick Allen (R-Augusta) announced his staff will be holding community office hours in Springfield on March 9 from 1-3 ...

March 02, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Muldrew to run for superior court judge

STATESBORO-Ogeechee Judicial Circuit Assistant District Attorney Michael Muldrew officially announced Friday his intentions to run for Superior Court Judge for the Ogeechee Judicial Circuit ...

March 02, 2016 | By Holli Bragg Statesboro Herald | Local


Judge turns down pipeline's appeal on eminent domain

A Fulton County Superior Court judge has upheld state Department of Transportation Commissioner Russell McMurry's decision prohibiting a pipeline company from using eminent domain ...

March 02, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Springfield delves into DDA proces

The city of Springfield could have an ordinance for its downtown development authority ready in about three months, City Manager Brett Bennett said.

March 02, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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