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County OKs discount drug card proposal

Effingham County commissioners have approved an agreement to provide discount prescription cards to county residents.

September 17, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


GFB accepting entries for hay contest

MACON - Georgia Farm Bureau members who grow Bermudagrass hay are encouraged to enter the GFB 2012 Quality Hay Contest. Hay entered in the contest will be tested at the University of Georgia testing lab using the Relative Forage Quality (RFQ) Test, which predicts fiber digestibility and likely animal intake of hay.

September 17, 2012 | Staff report | Local


Deadline to register for general election is Oct. 8

The voter registration deadline is Oct. 8 for the November general election. The general election will be held Nov. 6. Registration status can be checked at www.sos.ga.gov/mvp or by calling the Effingham County Elections and Registration office at 754-8030.

September 17, 2012 | Staff report | Local


Annual Effingham County Fair set for Oct. 22-27

The Effingham County Fair board of directors and committee are preparing for the 2012 Effingham County Fair, which will be held Oct. 22-27 at the Fairgrounds in Springfield.

September 17, 2012 | Staff report | Local


Mars lands Fox Theatre Institute grant

The Mars Theatre is getting a boost from one of Georgia's most venerable performing venues.

September 17, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Search on for drug court fugitive

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's assistance in locating a felon who absconded from a treatment facility in Augusta.

September 17, 2012 | Staff report | Local


Teen in jail after high-speed chase

A Springfield man was arrested early Saturday morning after leading Effingham County Sheriff's Deputies on a high-speed pursuit.

September 17, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Five students from Faith Equestrian compete at 2012 Special Olympics

More than 200 Special Olympics athletes, 25 Unified Partners and 90 coaches from around the state were in Perry at the Georgia National Fairgrounds and Agricenter on Aug. 24-26 for the Special Olympics Horse Show. The competition features riders in dressage, showmanship, walking trail, English and Western style riding.

September 17, 2012 | Staff report | Local


State archives to close to public access Nov. 1

Budget cuts have led to the closure of the state archives to the public, effective Nov. 1, according to Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp.

September 13, 2012 | Staff report | Local


Springfield, SCAD to push forward on work to secure historic district

The future of a Springfield historic district may be getting a push forward, after city council members approved a contract with Savannah College of Art and Design students and professors.

September 13, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rincon narrows chief search down to final four candidates

Rincon City Council members could make a decision on a new police chief at their next meeting.

September 13, 2012 | Staff report | Local


Online ‘spice’ buy leads to arrests

A Springfield man has been arrested on charges of purchasing the synthetically-produced drug "spice" online and then selling it in and around Effingham County.

September 13, 2012 | Staff report | Local


United Way sets lofty goal

Exactly one month to the day after community advocate Connie Burns died unexpectedly at the age of 43, the United Way of Effingham County dedicated its 2013 fundraising campaign to her.

September 13, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Effingham CAP holds SAREX

The Effingham Civil Air Patrol Squadron had training in a search and rescue exercise (SAREX) held in St. Simons Island.

September 10, 2012 | Staff report | Local


Riverkeeper files appeal on textile plant’s permit

STATESBORO - The Ogeechee Riverkeeper organization filed an appeal Friday in protest of a wastewater discharge permit allowing a textiles plant to release chemical-laden waste into the Ogeechee River.

September 10, 2012 | By Holli Deal Bragg | Local


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Red Cross still in urgent need of blood

The American Red Cross continues to have an urgent need for blood donors of all blood types to give before the Labor Day holiday, even after many more donors stepped up to give following an urgent call issued in late July.

August 07, 2014 | Staff report | Local


County to take up water pact for possible development

Effingham County commissioners are expected at Tuesday's meeting to delve into how to provide water and sewer service to a potential development off Old Augusta and Chimney roads.

August 04, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


ECSO needs help for its K-9 unit

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office K-9 unit has helped the community in a number of ways. Now, the ECSO is hoping the public will return the gesture.

July 31, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


State issues recall of fruits

Agriculture Commissioner Gary W. Black is alerting Georgians to the recall of some stone fruits (including plums, peaches and nectarines), and related made-in-store items prepared with these stone fruits that have been distributed in Georgia, because the products may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Georgia Department of Agriculture inspectors will be checking retail stores to make sure the recalled product is removed from sale.

July 29, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Probate judges get up-to-date on changes in carry law

Georgia probate judges began readying themselves for the changes in the state's weapons carry law, many of which directly affect the way judges handle firearms applications, prior to the law becoming effective on July 1.

July 28, 2014 | Staff report | Local


Springfield eyes sidewalk, drainage improvements

A day-long discussion by Springfield City Council members and key staff could lead to the go-ahead for several projects and improvements around the city.

July 28, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Rincon OKs warranty, change order for fire station

The city of Rincon has started the one-year warranty period for its newest fire station.

July 28, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County to vacate court order on gaming machines

A state law that rescinded a previous policy has prompted Effingham County commissioners to agree to vacate a 2010 court order.

July 28, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Consultant to help find ways to lower ISO ratings

Effingham County commissioners have given the go-ahead for a fire consulting services agreement.

July 28, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Fort Howard Road back open following gas leak

Fort Howard Road has reopened after a natural gas leak closed a portion of the road for about four hours.

July 25, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


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